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What Is a Fetish?

Just because your partner likes to see you in sexy high heels doesn’t mean he has a fetish. Fetishes can be part of a healthy sex life, but they can also be the signs of a sexual disorder, experts tell WebMD.

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year’s Plan

In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state’s exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year.

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness
Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly
Findings shed light on how people with macular

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

5 Alzheimer’s Disease Myths: Risk Factors, Memory Loss, Prevention, and More
elderly woman looking upward

WebMD discusses common myths believed about Alzheimer’s disease and provides the truth about genetics, memory loss, dementia, and more.

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?
New health insurance plans and consumer

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Girl Scout Cookies 2015: Calories, Fat, and Other Nutritional Information

Hooked on Thin Mints? Can't wait for Samoas? What to know about Girl Scout cookies, including calories, fat, and serving sizes.

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
As hot flash severity rises, productivity and

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
U.S. health officials recommend learning to use

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions
baby in diapers

Do most of your questions about diaper rash come up after hours, when you're holding a crying baby? Help is on the way. Here, pediatricians offer their best advice to help ease your little one’s discomfort.

Diapering Your Growing Baby
toddler in diaper

Your little one’s diapering needs change as they grow -- from newborn to toddler, here’s what you need to know.

The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating

PSTD is common among those with binge eating disorder. Learn how the two conditions are connected and treated.

Five Tips for Baby Skin Care
baby in bath

How do baby skin care needs change as newborn becomes baby, and baby becomes toddler? Find out.

Binge Eating Disorder: Why You Need to Treat Mental Health First

A look at why treatment for binge eating disorder focuses on improving mental health, and not on losing weight.

Binge Eating: How to Keep a Healthy Weight Without Having a Setback

How to maintain a healthy weight without triggering a binge eating relapse.

Can Weight Loss Treatments Help Binge Eaters?

Many people who binge eat are overweight or obese. Can weight loss surgery or medications treat obesity in binge eaters? Here’s what some doctors say.

Is It Binge Eating Disorder or Night Eating Syndrome?

Binge eating and night eating are two different mental health disorders, but the symptoms and effects can overlap. A look at how the two conditions are similar but different.

Indiana Medicaid Expansion May Tempt Other GOP-Led States

A three-year agreement between Indiana and the federal government imposes cost-sharing on poor adults and uses a cigarette tax and a fee on hospitals to pay the state's costs of expanding Medicaid -- and could lead to other GOP-led states following suit.

If Supreme Court Rules Against Insurance Subsidies, Most Want Them Restored

A new poll shows that most Americans favor governmental action to restore subsidies if the Supreme Court limits their availability.

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Disconnect found between people who say they

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
20 percent are repeat births and these babies

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
More evidence needed to see whether screening

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study
Combination of approaches appears to give the

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say
Move would be justified in 'particular

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months

Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns
Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help

Everyday habits appear to matter more than lifetime consumption, research suggests

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
After 3 weeks cells' ability to deliver oxygen

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds
Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
First, realize that future surgeries are likely,

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
But the research involving older adults doesn't

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

Genes May Not Explain Autism That Runs in Families
twin sisters

Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with the disorder, siblings don’t often share the same gene changes.

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
Prices varied four-fold between pharmacies, and

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds
Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

Are You Eating Because You Are Hungry or Emotional?

It can be hard to tell if your desire to soothe your feelings with food has crossed a dangerous line. Learn the signs of emotional eating and 4 myths about binge eating disorder.

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating

WebMD offers tips on how to talk to your doctor about binge eating.

U.K. Nurse Recovers From Ebola
ebola design

Pauline Cafferkey, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom, has been discharged from a hospital in London after making a full recovery.

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
Study of black Americans found link between

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
But, experts say small study is not conclusive,

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.
woman with fever

The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says .

How to Care for Someone With Binge Eating Disorder

Caring for someone with binge eating disorder is a big job, but your support can help your loved one get well.

Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?

Know when and how to eat foods you used to binge on. Smart strategies can help you eat “trigger foods” without bingeing.

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

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Why sleep apnea shouldn't be ignored
Snoring can be more than an annoyance to anyone else in the room; it can also be a symptom of a serious health condition. Here's what you should know.
79 confirmed cases in California
American Ebola survivor's journal: Back in Africa
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine
Not for the faint of hearties: Blackbeard's medical devices
WHO: New Ebola cases drop to lowest level in 7 months
Medicare patients could see better care
Details about Joan Rivers' death emerge
Cure for high-cost health care may be 8,600 miles away
Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise
Key to losing weight, quitting smoking: love
How bad is booze, anyway?
5 ways to eat healthier this year
What are natural flavors, really?
How to really lose weight
From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.
Meet the new Fit Nation team
They lost weight; so can you
She lost 145 pounds; could you?
Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin
Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
Prescription drug abuse: There is help
Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to actually get it are crucial initial steps for anyone battling prescription drug addiction. The process to recovery can be one ridden with pain, denial and shame.
American Ebola survivor returns to Liberia
Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now
For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our eyes.
Ebola fighter coming to U.S. for nursing school
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Sit smarter with yoga
Meet the mental wellness warriors
7 resolutions that yoga can help you keep
Natural family planning gets trendy
More women are saying no to hormonal birth control and yes to pregnancy prevention that sounds old-fashioned, natural family planning, also called FAM.
People who feel younger at heart live longer
Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.
Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free
People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.
5 ways to fat-proof your home, no willpower necessary
Think you're immune to temptation? Let's be honest: Even the most disciplined healthy eater will occasionally give in to "runger" (running hunger). One minute you're walking past a box of granola sitting on the kitchen counter; five minutes and 500 calories later, you probably wish you'd hidden that box in a cabinet instead.
10 yoga poses to beat stress
Yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.
How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebola
CDC: Flu still hitting U.S. hard but slowing
A survivor's notes from the Ebola zone
'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'
Aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health
If you're popping aspirin on a daily basis to lower your chances of having a heart attack or stroke, it might turn out that an aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away. It may even cause more health problems for you.
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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