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CDC: 4 People With Enterovirus D68 Have Died

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:02:04 EST
Three children have died after catching enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. It’s unclear what role the virus played in their deaths, though.
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Hospital Failed to Isolate Ebola Patient at First

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:22:38 EST
Hospital officials in Dallas admitted Tuesday they missed an opportunity to isolate a man who’d recently arrived in the United States from Liberia and was showing the first signs of Ebola.
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Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years
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10 Questions With Donnie Wahlberg

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:32 EST
WebMD Magazine interviews singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg
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Queen Latifah Reigns Supreme in Her Career and Her Family

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:31 EST
Caring for her mother, who struggles with a rare autoimmune disorder, keeps the multi-talented entertainer grounded.
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Q&A With Mira Sorvino

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:31 EST
WebMD Magazine talks to 'Intruders' star Mira Sorvino, a mother of 4, about how she balances work, life, and parenthood.
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Doctors, Hospitals Received Billions From Drug and Medical Device Companies

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:19 EST
Doctors, Hospitals Received Billions From Drug and Medical Device Companies Experts Challenge Brain Injury Settlement Between NFL and Former Players New Viagra Ad Targets Women
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Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:15:13 EST
Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking
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Female Incontinence: The Emotional Toll

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:56 EST
Female incontinence is physical, but it can also have a psychological impact.
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At Work With Incontinence

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:47 EST
Incontinence can unsettle your work day. Try these tips to get through long meetings and business lunches.
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6 Diet Changes to Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:19 EST
Adjust your diet, and your urinary incontinence may improve. Find out which foods and drinks to avoid.
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Urinary Incontinence in Women: Tips to Help You Manage It

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:07 EST
You don't have to just live with urinary incontinence; simple changes like these can help you take control.
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As Payments Database Debuts, Doctors Urge Caution

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:45:08 EST
As Payments Database Debuts, Doctors Urge Caution
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First Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:31:50 EST
A patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus, CDC officials said Tuesday.
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Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:16:18 EST
In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue
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Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:23 EST
Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure
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Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:20 EST
Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards
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Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:18 EST
But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding
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Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:15:09 EST
Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say
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Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:20 EST
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note
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California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:45:22 EST
California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry
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Health Officials Investigating Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:42 EST
Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado and Kansas City have also developed unexplained paralysis in their arms and legs, officials say.
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Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:23 EST
Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach
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Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:21 EST
Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says
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Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:19 EST
American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate
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Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:16 EST
Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut
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Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:23 EST
Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds
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Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
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American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:17:27 EST
The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred
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Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:10:38 EST
A safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient ischemic attacks), the FDA says.
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After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:22 EST
Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success
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Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
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Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST
Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids
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Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:15:09 EST
Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
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The Future of Cancer Detection

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:20:58 EST
Spotting cancer early is key, but trying to do that -- often when there are no symptoms -- has been challenging. Still, more and more evidence suggests that all cancers have a signature, or even a scent, that can be detected early.
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Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:09:14 EST
The recent FDA approval of Trulicity, an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. WebMD asked two doctors and a pharmacist familiar with the new medications to answer some commonly asked questions about the weekly options.
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Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:15:14 EST
Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say
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Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:18 EST
Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria
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Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds
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Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST
Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits
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Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:26 EST
Study provides insight into schizophrenia
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Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:24 EST
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection
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Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:19 EST
Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one
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Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:15 EST
Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows
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Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST
CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care
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3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:19 EST
Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus
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Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:17 EST
Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder
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Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:15:29 EST
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds
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Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:44:57 EST
A large new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS.
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Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:15:23 EST
Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors
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