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Adult-Onset Allergies

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:56:13 EST
You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.
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Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:23:57 EST
No medications available for disabling disease for less than $50,000 a year in United States, researchers say
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2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:15:16 EST
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination
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Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:22:42 EST
It is never too late to stop smoking, experts says. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help you avoid dying from heart disease.
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Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:15:23 EST
Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds
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Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:15:14 EST
Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines
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Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Insurance Subsidies After Calculation Error

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:46:02 EST
Some families likely received lower subsidies than they were entitled to, or were denied Medicaid coverage, because of faulty calculations related to children who receive Social Security income.
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Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:15:15 EST
Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say
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Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:24 EST
Study found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects
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Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:21 EST
Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do
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Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:19 EST
Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says
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Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:17 EST
Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say
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Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:14 EST
The sooner, the better, researchers found
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How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:24:52 EST
Learn how to recognize ADHD symptoms in children, teens, and adults.
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Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:15:18 EST
Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years
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Challenging Job May Help People With Type of Dementia

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:20:16 EST
Study suggests demanding work benefits those with frontotemporal disease
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Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:20:13 EST
In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days
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Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:15 EST
Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say
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More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:09:37 EST
Sam was born Samantha. When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, "My mind tells me I’m a boy."
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Changing Genders: How It’s Done

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:00:53 EST
As many as hundreds of thousands of Americans don’t feel they fit the gender they were born with, and some take steps to change that.
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KAMRA Implant for Near Vision Gets OK’d

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:05:57 EST
The FDA has approved the first short-distance vision implant for some people with normal worsening of vision with age, called presbyopia, according to a news release from the agency.
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Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST
Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes
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Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:15:12 EST
Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines
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Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:15:16 EST
Results suggest possible alternative to long-term drug use
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Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:20:32 EST
Report highlights need for more services for this age group
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ADHD and Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Learning Disabilities

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:36:28 EST
WebMD talks to ADHD experts about children with ADHD who also have other conditions -- such as depression, anxiety, or learning disabilities.
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Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:15:14 EST
The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did
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Researchers Test Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:52 EST
Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows.
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More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:20:48 EST
Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis
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Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:19:00 EST
Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move
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Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:15:33 EST
Protection may go beyond cervical infection
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Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:15:33 EST
Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder
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What’s At Stake In The Supreme Court Obamacare Case

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:46:46 EST
Despite political opposition to the Affordable Care Act, more than 186,000 people in Louisiana signed up for health insurance through The vast majority of those received subsidies, which could be lost in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court.
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Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:20:19 EST
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50
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Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:25:44 EST
A one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity doesn't work because obese people fall into one of six groups, a study says. WebMD reports.
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What It Means to Be Transgender

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:52:17 EST
What does it mean when someone is transgender? What happens when they transition?
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Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:44 EST
Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation
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'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST
Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up
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FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST
Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging
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Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:53:35 EST
Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. WebMD reports.
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Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:15:12 EST
Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say
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Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:15:09 EST
But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease
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Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:15:09 EST
Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma
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Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:55:18 EST
A tribe of Indians discovered in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health.
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Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:50:47 EST
Drug-resistant bacteria, dubbed "superbugs," pose an enormous threat to our health. Learn about the biggest threats and how you might get infected, from WebMD.
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Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:48:09 EST
Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up.
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Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:15:13 EST
Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS
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One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:38:01 EST
One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together
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Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:15:15 EST
Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions
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U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST
Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient
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