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Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:15:06 EST

In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors  who had homes close to gyms and other exercise facilities tended to be trimmer than those who didn't.


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World Health Group: Pot's CBD Has Health Benefits

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:33:48 EST

The World Health Organization said the marijuana derivative should not be classified as a dangerous drug.


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Mom's Blood Sugar Tied To Baby's Heart Defect Odds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:17:18 EST

But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes.


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Today Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:15:20 EST

Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website.


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New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:15:15 EST

The preliminary trial of a drug called ulixertinib was conducted with 135 patients who had already failed treatments for one of a variety of advanced, solid tumors.


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Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:15:12 EST

Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises.


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Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:21:20 EST

Among women 18 to 29 years old, 60 percent said they or a female family member had been sexually harassed.


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Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:15:10 EST

The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea fans.


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Zika Babies Facing More Health Problems With Age

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:15:12 EST

Their findings come from a study of 19 Zika-infected children in Brazil, the epicenter of a Zika outbreak that began in 2015.


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U.S. Teens: Vaping Up, Smoking Down, Pot Use Level

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:15:13 EST

At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents.


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Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:17:14 EST

Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study.


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Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:15:14 EST

The British researchers pointed out that some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship.


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Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:15:19 EST

Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.


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Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:15:17 EST

Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.


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Woman's Skin Cancer Selfie Sparks Awareness

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:18:56 EST

Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21.


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Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:15:17 EST

Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.


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Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:15:14 EST

A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be.


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Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:42:16 EST

The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say.


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Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:15:08 EST

When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.


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Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:15:26 EST

Dec. 15 is the last enrollment day for people living in 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website.


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Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:15:13 EST

One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes.


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Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:15:12 EST

Researchers say they've found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather.


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Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:15:17 EST

That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection.


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These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:15:09 EST

While these elders had poorer physical health than younger family members, they had better mental well-being, according to the study.


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Postmenopausal Women Should Still Avoid HRT

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:15:08 EST

Yet again, the nation's leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT).


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Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:15:15 EST

Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists'  deaths.


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New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:15:14 EST

Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food.


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Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:15:11 EST

Still another investigation indicated that in the face of both the flu and other respiratory illnesses, men face a higher risk for developing complications than women.


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Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:15:17 EST

If someone is taking prescription opioids for pain, such as OxyContin, it's more likely that others living in the home will also get an opioid prescription, the researchers found.


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Super Foods That May Help Prevent Cancer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:55:41 EST

Research shows that these seven foods actually help prevent cancer.


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Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:15:17 EST

People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found.


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Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices to Tumble Today

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:15:14 EST

One of the new generics is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra.


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Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:40:19 EST

If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, WebMD's experts say relaxation techniques can bring you back into balance -- some in 5 minutes or less. Here's what to try.


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Recall Alert: Portable Generator Can Catch Fire

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:29:13 EST

About 4,500 generators are being recalled. There have been several reports of the generators catching fire, although no injuries have been reported.


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If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May, Too

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:15:15 EST

The children born to women with the disease were almost three more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the study found.


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Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:15:11 EST

Researchers found that between 1990 and 2015, nearly 17,000 U.S. children younger than 6 years landed in the ER for injuries related to window blinds.


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New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:15:06 EST

But after decades of research, doctors now believe they have created a cure for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).


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Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:15:09 EST

Coming just days after reports of a gene therapy that pushed the bleeding disorder hemophilia B into remission, new research suggests the same could be true for adults with the "A" form of the disease.


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Staring at Solar Eclipse Burned Holes in Woman's Retinas

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:15:13 EST

A New York woman suffered severe vision damage after looking at the sun for 21 seconds during the eclipse without protective eyewear.


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Repeat Infection Likely for Men With HPV

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:15:07 EST

Men infected with genital human papillomavirus (HPV) are at high risk for reinfection with the same type of HPV, researchers say.


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Firms Race to Find New Ways to Scan Brain Health

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:19:11 EST

At a recent conference, companies showed off ways they're leveraging technology to improve diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.


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WebMDs 2011 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:28:58 EST

WebMD's annual celebration of extraordinary Americans who met a health challenge and went on to help others in truly inspiring ways.


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WebMD's 2012 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:27:05 EST

WebMD's annual celebration of extraordinary Americans who met a health challenge and went on to help others in truly inspiring ways.


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WebMD's 2010 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:26:35 EST

WebMD’s annual celebration of extraordinary Americans who met a health challenge and went on to help others in truly inspiring ways.


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WebMD's 2009 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:24:47 EST

WebMD honors four everyday Americans who faced daunting challenges, persevered, and are now giving back to others in truly extraordinary ways. Meet our 2009 honorees and nominate a Health Hero for 2010.


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WebMD's 2008 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:23:31 EST

WebMD honors four everyday Americans who faced daunting challenges, persevered, and are now giving back to others in truly extraordinary ways. Meet our 2008 honorees and nominate a Health Hero for 2009.


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WebMD's 2007 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:17:58 EST

WebMD honors five everyday Americans who faced daunting challenges, persevered, and are now giving back to others in truly extraordinary ways. Meet our 2007 Health Heroes: Dr. Craig Lambrecht, Heidi Adams, Carol Levine, and Kyle and Pattie Petty


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WebMD's 2013 Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:13:52 EST

WebMD's annual celebration of extraordinary Americans who met a health challenge and gave back to others in an inspiring way.


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