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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:15 EST
Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds
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Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:12 EST
Findings suggest need to modify screening methods
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People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:20:10 EST
And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say
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Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:15:12 EST
Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says
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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:15:10 EST
Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say
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Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:15:12 EST
Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder
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Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:56:21 EST
The Obama administration is pledging to end the widespread practice of using antibiotics to promote the growth of animals that are raised for food in the U.S.
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Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your Future

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:18:22 EST
Planning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.
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Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:16 EST
DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds
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Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:20:09 EST
Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says
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In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:18 EST
People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds
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3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:19 EST
Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease
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Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:17 EST
Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too
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Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:15 EST
Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older
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Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:15:09 EST
Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control
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Adult-Onset Allergies

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:27:03 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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New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:22:55 EST
New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA
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FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:15:28 EST
Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show
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Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:15:24 EST
Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds
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I Like This Girl…So Now What? How to Get a Girlfriend

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:52:41 EST
It’s a classic teen guy question: “How do I get a girlfriend?” WebMD’s article shares tips on what makes a good date and what to do if it doesn’t work out.
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FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:18 EST
Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says
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Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:16 EST
In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation
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Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:15:13 EST
Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder
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Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:16:56 EST
Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes
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New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:16:56 EST
It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed
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Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking...

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:16:56 EST
Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition
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Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:16:56 EST
Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems
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Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Recall Expanded

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:15:26 EST
Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Recall Expanded
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Fibs Your Doctor Is Fed Up Hearing

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:07:29 EST
One in four patients lies to their doctor. But they’re not exactly getting away with it. What fibs are doctors tired of hearing? And why is it best to fess up?
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Penis

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:00:37 EST
Medical experts reveal interesting facts about the penis that men and women will find educational -- and surprising.
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Beard Care Tips

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:48:46 EST
A beard doesn’t just take care of itself. This WebMD article offers tips for growing and keeping facial hair.
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Is My Penis Too Small?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:07:27 EST
Even normal-size men may suffer small-penis syndrome -- fear that their penis is too small -- and seek unproven penis-lengthening treatments. But some men do suffer micropenis or inconspicuous penis.
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Low Testosterone Explained

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:03:52 EST
It’s natural for testosterone levels to decline as men age, but sometimes low testosterone can cause symptoms ranging from low sex drive to depression. This article explains what happens when you have low testosterone and what the options are for treatment.
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Penis Enlargement: Does It Work?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:57:51 EST
Does penis enlargement work? An overview of pumps, pills, surgery, and exercises for penis lengthening and widening.
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Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:15:16 EST
Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk
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More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:15:12 EST
But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit
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Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:14:27 EST
WebMD reports that scientists found butane, heavy metals, and fungus in some samples of Colorado's recreational marijuana.
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Online Dating: Better or Worse at Finding Compatibility

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:58:21 EST
Can finding someone nearby or with a similar background make for compatibility? WebMD shows you how thanks to dating apps, you can fast-track the dating process.
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Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:21:34 EST
A WebMD article about actress Angelia Jolie, who had her ovaries removed to prevent cancer.
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Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:26 EST
Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss
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Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:24 EST
People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes, study suggests
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More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:23 EST
Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64
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Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:21 EST
Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced
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Amy's Kitchen Products Recalled Over Listeria

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:15:13 EST
Amy's Kitchen Products Recalled Over Listeria
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Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:20:25 EST
Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say
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Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:20:23 EST
Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest
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Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:15:21 EST
Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs
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Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:15:19 EST
Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap
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Exercise Might Help His Sex Life

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:15:12 EST
Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says
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ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Get One?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:18 EST
WebMD talks to experts about the pros and cons of giving kids a "drug holiday" from ADHD medication.
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