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Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:26:09 EST
HRT, hormone therapy, early hormone therapy
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Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST
More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say
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Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says
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Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST
Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say
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Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:23 EST
Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it
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'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:19 EST
U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did
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Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:41:20 EST
The FDA has approved over-the-counter Flonase Allergy Relief, or fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray, for treatment of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies, its maker GlaxoSmithKline announced.
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Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:22 EST
Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say
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2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:13 EST
2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola
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Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:11 EST
Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months
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Limitations Of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:45:08 EST
Health Plans' Limitations Rankle Some Enrollees
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Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST
Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says
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Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:35:27 EST
Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.
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Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:28 EST
WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.
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Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:14 EST
By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows
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Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:56:50 EST
When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.
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Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:34 EST
HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say
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Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:49:07 EST
Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?
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Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:28:39 EST
Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.
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Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:18 EST
Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year
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Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST
Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes
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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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Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:14 EST
Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms
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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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Study: 10 Million Americans Gained Health Coverage

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:45:14 EST
Study: 10 Million Americans Gained Health Coverage
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Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:17 EST
Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence
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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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