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11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:44:08 EST
WebMD article on 11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
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Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:15:46 EST
Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments
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Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:12:55 EST
Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests.
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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:59 EST
High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say
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Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:57 EST
Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say
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Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:54 EST
Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say
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FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:15:54 EST
Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins
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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:15:54 EST
Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say
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Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:15:57 EST
In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations
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Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:15:48 EST
Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations
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FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:18:40 EST
FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims
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Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:58 EST
But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment
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Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:56 EST
Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it
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Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:47 EST
Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says
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Why Your Child Is Stressed: 10 Reasons

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:20:49 EST
This WebMD story offers reasons why children are feeling stressed and what parents can do to help.
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Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:15:38 EST
If left undetected, it can lead to liver failure and even death, study authors note
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Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:15:58 EST
Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb
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Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:16:06 EST
Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds
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Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:16:00 EST
Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years
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Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:15:58 EST
Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say
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Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:15:57 EST
Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
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HIV and Aging: Health, Planning, and More

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:33:01 EST
More people with HIV are living longer than in the past. Read how HIV affects aging and how to plan for getting older if you have HIV.
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Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:15:41 EST
Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say
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Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:15:45 EST
Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent
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Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:15:43 EST
One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males
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Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:15:40 EST
Geography, pets and gender of housemates make a difference in types of bacteria, fungi found
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5 Ways to Deal With Teen Angst

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:51:37 EST
Is your teen moody, stressed out? Most teens are. Here are tips on easing teen angst and stress.
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2M Pounds of Turkey Bacon Products Recalled

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:42:03 EST
2M Pounds of Turkey Bacon Products Recalled
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Allergan Recalls Contaminated Eye Ointments

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:29:35 EST
Allergan is voluntarily recalling certain lots of various eye ointments because some users said they were contaminated, the pharmaceutical company announced.
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False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:15:45 EST
Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free
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Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:15:43 EST
Although youngsters put produce on their trays, they're throwing out about a third more, study found
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American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:41 EST
Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds
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Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:15:37 EST
Researchers tested for respiratory syncytial virus
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Many Young Adults Think Hookahs, E-Cigs Safer Than Cigarettes

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:18:40 EST
Researchers say advertising may influence perceptions
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New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:27:04 EST
New high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.
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Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:23:25 EST
Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant
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Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:20:09 EST
Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies
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Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:20:07 EST
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication
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Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:15:34 EST
Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations
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Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:15:41 EST
Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more
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Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo, Study Says

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:15:50 EST
The farther the location, the less likely patients got treatment after cancer surgery
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Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:15:47 EST
Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say
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Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:15:45 EST
Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says
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Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:15:43 EST
But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says
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Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:15:53 EST
Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved
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Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:15:50 EST
But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening
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ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:15:48 EST
Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says
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Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:15:45 EST
But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients
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Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:15:42 EST
Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women
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CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:15:47 EST
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks
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