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Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:15 EST
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says
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Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:15:16 EST
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
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5 Best Stretches for New Moms

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:34 EST
WebMD describes 5 easy stretches for new moms.
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5 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:11 EST
Your exercise routine should challenge you. Is yours too easy? Find out at WebMD.
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FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:08 EST
Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken
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Sleep Loss May Boost False Memories

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:19 EST
People who don't get enough sleep may find they're more likely to form false memories, researchers say.
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Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:22 EST
After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year.
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Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST
The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial
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Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:19 EST
But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says
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Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:17 EST
Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find
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New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:17 EST
Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines.
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Will 3-D Printing Revolutionize Medicine?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:13 EST
A video and article about 3-D printing and how it's being used in medicine.
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Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:20 EST
Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report
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Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:18 EST
Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC
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HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:17 EST
For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report
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Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:12 EST
One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells
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Is Butter Back? The Truth About Saturated Fats

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:29 EST
What’s the real story on saturated fat? Can you eat red meat and butter again? WebMD tells you what you need to know.
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Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:40 EST
Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report
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Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn
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Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:13 EST
They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note
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Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:10 EST
Nearly two-thirds of women had significant improvement of their symptoms, researchers report
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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:52 EST
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests
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Obamacare Court Decisions: FAQ

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:12 EST
Obamacare Court Decisions: FAQ
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Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:12 EST
Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say
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Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of ACA Subsidies

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:05:39 EST
Appeals Courts Rule Differently on ACA Provision
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Caffeine Powder: FAQ

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:28:52 EST
The story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to media reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine -- particularly the powdered form used by the teen.
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Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST
Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say
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Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:15:17 EST
Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest
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MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:15:11 EST
Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows
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Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:45 EST
Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed
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No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:20:27 EST
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds
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Guns and Dementia

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:42 EST
A new survey on access to guns by people with dementia finds that caregivers and family members of people being evaluated for cognitive problems did not consistently remove guns from their homes or keep them locked up.
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Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:11 EST
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds
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Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST
Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
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Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:15:08 EST
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds
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Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:15:14 EST
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
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Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
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Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:15:10 EST
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
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HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
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Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:19:06 EST
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous
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HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:10 EST
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
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Middle-Age Weight Gain: How to Lose It

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:09:49 EST
Gaining weight as you head into middle age? It happens to a lot of people. But you can outsmart middle-age weight gain. Find out how at WebMD.
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Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:50:34 EST
Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule
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EPA Unveils New Bug Repellent Labeling

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:15:17 EST
Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says
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Eating on the Go With Type 2 Diabetes

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:53:23 EST
WebMD offers tips for eating on the go with type 2 diabetes.
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Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:19:19 EST
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals
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Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:15:16 EST
Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds
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Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:45:11 EST
Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law
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Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:15:17 EST
Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped
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