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Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Yuck! What’s Really in Your Pool?
two girls swimming underwater

That sparkling blue water looks cool and inviting on a scorching summer day. But do you really know what you’re getting when you dive in the pool?

Umbilical Cord Blood May One Day Treat Eczema, RA
liquid in pipette

Scientists say they have accidentally found a possible treatment for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
Study found verbal abuse promoted more

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition

WebMD explains how getting the right nutrients can boost your bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis.

Build Stronger Bones With Exercise

WebMD describes exercises that can help you build up your bones if you have osteoporosis.

Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis

WebMD explains what kind of exercises you should do after you broke a bone due to osteoporosis.

Scans Suggest Recurrent Depression May Take Toll on the Brain
Small study suggests better methods needed.

Shrinkage seen in region where new memories are made

White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria,

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study
Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts.

For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says

But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach
'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply,

Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance

How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

WebMD describes how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?
Study authors think compounds in citrus may

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

Heart Palpitations: Anxiety or Atrial Fibrillation?

Is your heart racing or feel like it's skipping a beat? WebMD explains when it might be anxiety or caused by atrial fibrillation.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Products to avoid include veggie chips, muffins

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers
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Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers.

Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban
Individual beliefs and even intelligence can be

Continued interest surprises researchers

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says
Filling their own plate may help young kids learn

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

High Court’s Decision On Same Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples

By marrying partners with employer health plans, people in same-sex relationships are more likely to gain coverage.

Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines
Young men in small study ate more when

Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop restrictions, focus on quality of food instead

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study
It works by measuring bacteria balance in the

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women
Scientists pinpoint mutation that appears to

Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics
Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Obamacare’s Next 5 Hurdles to Clear

In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn’t ensured. Here are five of the biggest hurdles left for the law.

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
Higher risk of illness, work and social problems

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

Supreme Court Ruling Supports Tax Credits for Health Insurance

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the tax credits, offered on Affordable Care Act insurance policies sold through Healthcare.gov, are legal.

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say
Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving

Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early
Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?
Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to

Study finds excess B12 tied to common skin condition

Yes, Girls Can Have ADHD

Many girls struggling with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) go unnoticed by parents, teachers, and other adults. WebMD explains.

Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

WebMD describes the best do-it-yourself remedies to bring relief from the itchiness and burning feeling of scalp psoriasis.

Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
Preliminary results show promise for

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study
Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s

The sooner you start regular physical activity, the better, researchers say

Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer?
plastic bottles

A groundbreaking new report suggests scientists should also be looking at how low doses of chemicals considered safe on their own might cause cancer when mixed together.

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
Case study showed  tofacitinib cleared up skin

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

Sleep and Adult ADHD

Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be even more challenging.

Lose Your Love Handles

Eat like you’re 20 and your body might not thank you. Learn how to trim down without sacrificing the flavors you love.

Sports Medicine for Common Injuries

Heat or cold? Wrap or brace? Learn what to do with pulled muscles, sore joints, and more.

Sports Medicine for the Average Guy

Overdo it on the weekend? Learn what the pros do to bounce back from pulls, strains and sprains.

Tackle Your Cholesterol Head-on

Learn how to make smart choices that can have the biggest impact on your cholesterol levels.

Is Your Sex Life Normal?

What should you expect from your sex life as you age? How can you keep the fire burning? What should you do about erectile dysfunction and low-T?

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How combat veterans are coping with fireworks
Fireworks may be traumatic for veterans suffering from PTSD. Some are putting up signs on their lawns.
PTSD might increase heart attacks, strokes in women
Fireworks safety 101
With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.
Where sugar might be hiding in your child's food
9 things we know about turn-ons
Cuba ends mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
Sweet comparisons: How much sugar is in that drink?
How much sugar is in your drink? You might be surprised. Find out how much sugar is in soft drinks, milk, juice and more.
Will same-sex marriage make America healthier?
Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity
In the early 1990s, fried foods, carbohydrates and desserts dominated Marybelle's high school lunch choices. Vending machines lined the school hallways, offering sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. With limited healthy options, Marybelle unsurprisingly developed habits that led to high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
10 things you didn't know about hospice care
Patient safety evaluated at St. Mary's hospital
Pool bacteria and other summer health concerns
Caregiving for the one you love
For 67-year-old Joe Fabiano, every morning is the same. After helping his wife, Anita, also 67, out of bed, he helps her bathe and dress, then guides her through their home of 45 years to the kitchen.
Dangerous black market butt injections
Blind swimmer holds 12 national records
How people rationalize eating meat
How do we still have the plague?
FDA moves to add warnings, child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine
1 dead after Ebola reappears in Liberia
California governor signs vaccine bill that bans personal, religious exemptions
Break down the barriers facing disabled students
It's not always a label you're born with. Sometimes, being disabled is something that happens to you over time, after years of living a healthy life.
Couple battling rare cancers: Mom loses fight, dad continues alone
Avril Lavigne 'doing a lot better' after Lyme disease treatment
The results are in: U.S. still fat and pot treats also trick
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
Over 5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's
Happy hour at the lab?
How do men lose weight?
Music opens a 'back door' to the brain
Trick your brain to avoid 'portion distortion'
Quick weight loss habits for your busy day
You can stress-eat these superfoods
Stave off soreness like a pro athlete
Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules
One-minute solutions to improve your health
Cereal could be the key to long life
Stop drinking soda, for (your own) good
Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga
What pushed you out of your comfort zone?
Swimming past issues with fear
'You can do anything you put your mind to'
Fit Nation challenge update: 'It's launch time!'
Time for medical marijuana revolution
Emergency on helicopter as Nepal quake victim stops breathing
President Obama links climate change, public health
'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University
Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope
Angelina Jolie's genetic tests can help you too
Reddit's 'bullies' pushed me to fight weight gain
If all goes according to plan, in a little less than four months I'll be having gastric bypass surgery. As of this writing I need to lose 149 pounds to be on the upper range of the "normal weight" for my height. That's my Everest, and in a year's time, I plan to conquer it.
When your daughter has anorexia
100 days without fear
From the time she was a little girl, Michelle Poler was afraid of the world. She avoided big, playful dogs, scared they might bite her. Terrified of pain, she dreaded dentist's and doctor's appointments. She missed dinner parties and networking events that required her to drive at night, nervous about getting in an accident. A fear of vomiting kept her from trying foods with unusual textures or flavors.
Dishwasher lost 100 pounds by eating on the job
Laying at the bottom of a skateboard pool in 2011, Lucas Weaver had -- quite literally -- reached rock bottom.
After divorce, she fought off fear with jiujitsu
Michelle Anthony doesn't feel afraid anymore.
Defeating the cycle of self-sabotage
Candy Barone, 41, can't remember her late twenties.
How a coma made me a happier person
Not everyone gets to have a near-death experience. Kelly Hager considers herself lucky for hers.
From heroin-fueled bank robber to family man
Anthony Sideri hit rock bottom while wrapped in a dirty blanket on the floor of a jail infirmary bathroom in Middleton, Massachusetts. He was 25, shivering, sweating, throwing up and going through the full withdrawals of heroin.
Corset training, a celebrity weightloss trend
Mother, son both fighting cancer
Want to be an optimist? Pick up these positive habits
9 ways to fall asleep faster
Unbroken: Husband, wife battle rare cancers
The lamest workout excuses trainers ever heard
Coping with infertility: Don't give up hope, and more advice
When we asked readers to share their infertility stories with us on iReport, they opened up about their personal journeys, but also provided advice for people experiencing infertility, and the families of these couples, as well.
Infertility: When adoption is not an option
Many infertile women are asked, "Why don't you just adopt?" But adoption is too costly for some women. For others, it's not right for their family.
Infertility: Causes and solutions
At a crossroads: 4 infertility journeys
Hospital gowns get fashion makeovers
Will this remove stink from body odor?
A workout for your face?
Can't fully expect when expecting? Accurate gender
What happens when instead of the little girl everyone has been expecting and buying clothes for a little boy ends up being born? Making the wrong call happens more frequently than we realize, perhaps as high as one out of ten times.
Instilling empathy among doctors pays off
This skill is increasingly considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.
Most Alzheimer's patients aren't diagnosed
The huge Influence of 'Lunch Lady Land'
If you must smoke, do it away from the kids
Men's memories worse than women's
Loneliness increases risk of death?
Doctors claim first successful penis transplant
Child receives his own 'Iron Man' arm
How to help your hangover
Are you an e-hypochrondriac?
A billion at risk for music-related hearing loss
New frontier in apples: Red or golden but never brown
Measles was no big deal -- until my daughter got it
How to really lose weight
'Twin fetuses' found inside newborn baby in Hong Kong
A team of Hong Kong doctors has described an extremely rare medical occurrence -- what appeared to be a pair of fetuses inside the body of a newborn baby girl.
How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebola
Florida woman gives birth to 14.1-pound baby boy
'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'
Aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health
Man shows off his double arm transplant
A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference as he showed off his two new arm transplants.

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