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Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:15:08 EST
Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild
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Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:15:08 EST
Researchers test slow-release nanoparticles on frustrating skin condition
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The Risks of Belly Fat

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:52:09 EST
Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.
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Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:17 EST
Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say
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Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:15 EST
Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems
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Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:11 EST
But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say
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Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:16:33 EST
Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them.
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Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:15:13 EST
Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says
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Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:24:39 EST
Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from WebMD's Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD.
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Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:14 EST
4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds
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Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:11 EST
Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers
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New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:08 EST
Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says
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Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:06 EST
Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say
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California Survey: Newly Insured Satisified With Coverage, More Financially Secure

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:45:02 EST
Formerly uninsured California residents no longer rank paying for health care as their primary financial concern. But some still see cost and access to care as a problem.
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Find more energy to get through your workday

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:17:37 EST
Learn how to get more energy to get through your workday by changing your diet, your habits or making lifestyle changes. WebMD has the details.
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Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:06 EST
Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas
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Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:04 EST
High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems
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Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:15:09 EST
Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning
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Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:15:04 EST
U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach
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New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:15:06 EST
But it's not yet ready for standard care
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Texters Walk Cautiously to Avoid Collisions

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:19:55 EST
A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking.
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Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds
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Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:03 EST
Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending
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Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:02 EST
They focused on telomere length, discovered association
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What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:49:11 EST
Having ADHD can make you feel paranoid. Explore a personal story of one man's experience with adult ADHD.
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Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:07 EST
Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions
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FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:04 EST
Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full
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Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:15 EST
Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism
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Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:13 EST
Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection
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For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:09 EST
But one stone increases odds for more, study found
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Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say
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Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:01:24 EST
Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled
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How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:24:48 EST
WebMD asks a food writer how she deals with a diabetes diagnosis – without derailing her career.
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Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:15:07 EST
Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health
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Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:52 EST
WebMD has a diabetes expert answer your questions about prediabetes.
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A Going-Out Guide for People With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:54:15 EST
Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, WebMD knows that type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest.
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Are Short Workouts Better for You?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:28:05 EST
Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. WebMD explains.
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Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:01:44 EST
An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). WebMD has the details.
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Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:26:49 EST
Diabetes news and statistics from WebMD.
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Tips for Preventing Kids' Colds and Flu

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:18:44 EST
The top ways of keeping your kids from getting sick are washing hands and getting those flu shots.
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Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST
Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests
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Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:11 EST
Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory
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Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:08 EST
Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields
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Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:52 EST
Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But WebMD says vision problems are not inevitable.
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The Right Way to Lose Weight When You Have Diabetes

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:40:03 EST
Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and WebMD says you'll likely get your blood sugar levels in check and feel better overall.
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Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:21:20 EST
WebMD's crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
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Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:10 EST
Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care
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Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:05 EST
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says
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By the Numbers: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:46:12 EST
If you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about blood sugar testing. WebMD Magazine has the details.
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Time for a Pantry Makeover?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:03:10 EST
You can put together healthy meals in minutes when you've got a well-planned pantry and freezer. WebMD Magazine has the details.
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