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Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:01:55 EST
Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.
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Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:20:15 EST
Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says
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Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early
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Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'
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Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:17 EST
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says
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Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:39:30 EST
President Barack Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative” – a move toward tailoring and personalizing individual medical treatment.
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Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:21 EST
Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds
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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:45:08 EST
Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual plans on the state health insurance exchange in about 250 zip codes, leaving nearly 30,000 residents with only one insurer to choose from on the exchange.
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Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:15:13 EST
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
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Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily
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Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:58:37 EST
As a measles outbreak linked to two Disney parks in California continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch.
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Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:13 EST
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
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Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:09 EST
Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week
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What Is a Fetish?

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:54:17 EST
Just because your partner likes to see you in sexy high heels doesn’t mean he has a fetish. Fetishes can be part of a healthy sex life, but they can also be the signs of a sexual disorder, experts tell WebMD.
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Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:22:51 EST
Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say
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Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year’s Plan

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:45:09 EST
In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state’s exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year.
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Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST
Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun
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Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:15:19 EST
Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says
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5 Alzheimer’s Disease Myths: Risk Factors, Memory Loss, Prevention, and More

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:24:12 EST
WebMD discusses common myths believed about Alzheimer’s disease and provides the truth about genetics, memory loss, dementia, and more.
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Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:28 EST
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills
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Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:24 EST
Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses
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Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST
Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom
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Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication
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Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:18 EST
Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study
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Girl Scout Cookies 2015: Calories, Fat, and Other Nutritional Information

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:31 EST
Hooked on Thin Mints? Can't wait for Samoas? What to know about Girl Scout cookies, including calories, fat, and serving sizes.
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Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:17 EST
Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link
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72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:16 EST
Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices
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Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:43:32 EST
Do most of your questions about diaper rash come up after hours, when you're holding a crying baby? Help is on the way. Here, pediatricians offer their best advice to help ease your little one’s discomfort.
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Diapering Your Growing Baby

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:28:59 EST
Your little one’s diapering needs change as they grow -- from newborn to toddler, here’s what you need to know.
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The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:16 EST
PSTD is common among those with binge eating disorder. Learn how the two conditions are connected and treated.
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Five Tips for Baby Skin Care

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:55:22 EST
How do baby skin care needs change as newborn becomes baby, and baby becomes toddler? Find out.
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Binge Eating Disorder: Why You Need to Treat Mental Health First

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:46:27 EST
A look at why treatment for binge eating disorder focuses on improving mental health, and not on losing weight.
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Binge Eating: How to Keep a Healthy Weight Without Having a Setback

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:36:49 EST
How to maintain a healthy weight without triggering a binge eating relapse.
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Can Weight Loss Treatments Help Binge Eaters?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:38:16 EST
Many people who binge eat are overweight or obese. Can weight loss surgery or medications treat obesity in binge eaters? Here’s what some doctors say.
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Is It Binge Eating Disorder or Night Eating Syndrome?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:22:02 EST
Binge eating and night eating are two different mental health disorders, but the symptoms and effects can overlap. A look at how the two conditions are similar but different.
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Indiana Medicaid Expansion May Tempt Other GOP-Led States

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST
A three-year agreement between Indiana and the federal government imposes cost-sharing on poor adults and uses a cigarette tax and a fee on hospitals to pay the state's costs of expanding Medicaid -- and could lead to other GOP-led states following suit.
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If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:45:08 EST
A new poll shows that most Americans favor governmental action to restore subsidies if the Supreme Court limits their availability.
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Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:15:12 EST
Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health
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Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:15:12 EST
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say
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Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:20:17 EST
But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another
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'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:20:15 EST
Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function
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Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:20 EST
But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus
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Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:17 EST
Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say
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Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:14 EST
Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons
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Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:15:13 EST
Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests
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Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:24 EST
But study found overall rate was under 4 percent
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Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:22 EST
They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness
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Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:22 EST
Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds
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Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST
Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note
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Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST
But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship
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