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Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:15:10 EST
But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say
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Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:43 EST
Less than one-quarter follow recommendations
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Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:15:23 EST
A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say
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FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:15:21 EST
Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says
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More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST
Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say
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For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:06:24 EST
For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce
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New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:29:18 EST
WebMD talks to experts about how new fathers can start bonding with their newborn baby.
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New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:24:39 EST
WebMD discusses what new fathers can expect after their baby arrives.
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Are We Too Clean? Letting Kids Get Dirty and Germy

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:18:51 EST
Should you let your kids get dirty and be exposed to germs? WebMD discusses this idea and the benefits and risks associated with it.
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Helping a Child Who Is Afraid of Shots

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:13:03 EST
WebMD gives tips for helping a child who is afraid of getting a shot. Learn how parents can make the vaccine process go smoothly.
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Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:20:32 EST
Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say
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Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST
Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds
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Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:26 EST
The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed at combating the threat of antibiotic resistance, which can happen when these medicines are used too often and lose their power to treat bacterial infections.
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Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:25 EST
Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say
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One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST
Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't
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Back-Related Leg Pain: Spine Manipulation Helps

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:37:22 EST
In people with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice provided more short-term improvement in pain and ability to move than home exercise and advice alone, according to a recent study.
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FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products
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PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:23 EST
Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other
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DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:19 EST
May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say
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Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST
Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say
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Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:32 EST
If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in the effort to shed pounds and ward off long-term diseases such as diabetes, new research might give you pause.
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The 411 on Skin Lighteners

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:37 EST
Want to even out your skin tone? From sun damage to acne scars, these new potions can help.
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Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:09 EST
16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say
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Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say
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Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:12 EST
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say
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Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:34 EST
But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress
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Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report
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U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find
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Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease
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Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64
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How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:01:09 EST
Lifestyle changes – including stress reduction – can help weaken your triggers.
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1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:12 EST
Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds
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High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:00 EST
New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
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Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:10 EST
It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend
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U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:46:36 EST
The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing.
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FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST
Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks
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Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST
Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say
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Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:26 EST
Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection
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Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:20 EST
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
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Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:17 EST
Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems
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Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:10 EST
The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors -- but especially nurses -- to help fight the Ebola epidemic.
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Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:15:13 EST
Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report
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Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women Over 70

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:36:09 EST
Including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and may lead to certain consequences, a Dutch study has concluded.
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Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST
Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests
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Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:19 EST
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list
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Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:17 EST
Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows
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Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST
More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say
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1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST
1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems
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California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:45:08 EST
California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid
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Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:47:46 EST
Peering into the small house in Liberia where Kent Brantly was bedridden and quarantined with Ebola, there was no doubt in Dr. Lance Plyler’s mind that his friend and colleague was going to die.
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