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Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:15:53 EST
Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke
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Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:15:50 EST
Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins
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Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:15:57 EST
New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say
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1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:15:49 EST
Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend
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New Parasite May Have Come From Imported Pets

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:54:01 EST
WebMD has details on the first six human infections in the U.S. of a worm that goes by the scientific name Onchocerca lupi.
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Bladder Cancer Risk Rising for Some Workers

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:22:11 EST
Odds for the disease are also climbing faster among women than men, research shows
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Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:21:57 EST
Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration
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Why You Should Take Short Strolls at Work

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:15:42 EST
Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair
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Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:15:44 EST
Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs
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Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:16:05 EST
But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study
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Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:15:58 EST
But researchers only found a connection, not cause-and-effect link
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Excess Weight Helps Women With Heart Failure

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:49 EST
This isn't an excuse for females to gain extra pounds, researcher says
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Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High in Gay Men

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:46 EST
Experts note future prevention efforts need to target this group
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Frequent Hot Flashes Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:29:28 EST
Menopausal women who have lots of hot flashes could face a higher risk for early-stage heart disease, a new study suggests. WebMD explains.
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Some May Face Suicide Risk After Bariatric Surgery

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:15:44 EST
Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope
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Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:15:55 EST
And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores
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More Than 730 Sick in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:51 EST
Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report
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Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:48 EST
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results
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This May Help Fertility After Cancer Treatment

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:15:44 EST
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent
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FDA Clears Long-Lasting Drug for Schizophrenia

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:27:40 EST
The FDA has approved a version of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole that adults with schizophrenia can take every 4-6 weeks. WebMD has the details.
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This Surgery May Not Be Best Rectal Cancer Option

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:17:07 EST
Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful
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3D Printing Safeguards Baby Before Birth

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:15:53 EST
New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say
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CA Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:15:44 EST
Doctors can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill
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3 Ways to Cook With Garlic

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
It's said to ward off evil 13- and also protect your health. Try these 3 easy garlic recipes from WebMD Magazine.
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Time for a Mammogram?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
When to get a mammogram depends on some key things, from your age to your risk factors. WebMD Magazine explains.
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How to Talk to Your Teen

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
WebMD Magazine shares a guidance counselor's cheat sheet for healthy communication.
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Should You Try Cleansing Conditioners?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
Find out how they work and who they're best for.
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What Your Pet's Fur Says About Her Health

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
WebMD Magazine explains how to spot common fur problems and what they mean for your four-legged friend.
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Bridging the Gap With Dental Implants

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
Implants are a durable, natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth. WebMD Magazine has the details.
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Can the Barre Workout Give You a Dancer's Body?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
This buzzed-about method is inspired by classic dance moves. WebMD Magazine explains.
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HPV-Related Cancers Increasing in Men

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:56:23 EST
More men are being diagnosed with head and neck cancers. Could the HPV vaccine help? WebMD Magazine has the details.
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As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise: Study

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:15:59 EST
Anal, colon and liver cancers more common now, researchers find
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FDA Orders Studies on Endoscopes Tied to Outbreaks

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:15:51 EST
Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'
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These Drugs May Be Risky for Some Surgery Patients

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:16:01 EST
Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations
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Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:15:50 EST
Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented
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Asthma Drug Use in Infants Linked to Stunted Growth

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:33:29 EST
Treating babies with asthma medication may stunt their growth, new research suggests.
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Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:19:34 EST
Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers
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Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:15:54 EST
Almost 2 Million Boxes of Cheerios Recalled
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'Tweeners,' Pot and Later Drinking and Driving

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:15:49 EST
Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say
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Can My Dentist Help Me With My Diabetes?

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:13:34 EST
When you have diabetes, it can affect your whole body 13 even your teeth and gums. A dentist explains the link on WebMD.
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FDA Approves New Treatment for Lung Cancer

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:15:52 EST
Keytruda shrank tumors in some patients with advanced disease
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Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:15:55 EST
But, so far, the parasites haven't been able to thrive in northern climates, experts say
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Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety: Study

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:15:40 EST
Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications
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Radiation May Be Overused in Advanced Lung Cancer

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:15:40 EST
Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects
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Adults With Insurance May Have Unmet Dental Needs

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:45:39 EST
Dental care is the health service that people most frequently avoid because of cost, researchers at the Urban Institute found.
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'Tennis Elbow' Usually Heals Without Therapy

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:15:42 EST
For most people, pain is gone within a year
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Height May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:15:40 EST
But experts stress only an association was found, and there's no proof being tall causes disease
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Cancer: Palliative Care and Quality of Life

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:36:59 EST
Palliative care for cancer patients helps ease discomfort, anxiety, nausea, and emotional distress. WebMD shows how palliative care can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
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Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:27:22 EST
Chemotherapy and other treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can now help slow the progression of cancer and sometimes even cure the disease. WebMD has the details.
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Surviving Mars: Putting 18The Martian 19 to the Test

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:05:23 EST
The producers of Matt Damon's new movie, 'The Martian,' have said that almost everything that happens in the film is backed up by science. WebMD turned to a cadre of experts to put those claims to the test.
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