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First Ebola Patient Tests Positive in the U.S.
ebola virus CDC

A patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus, CDC officials said Tuesday.

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
It works by measuring bacteria balance in the

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry

California To Launch Medicaid-Funded Teledentistry

Health Officials Investigating Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68
oxygen mask child

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.

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim
Researchers say about 8 percent of components

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines
Nesina, Kazano and Oseni each contain a new

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say
Study found this holds true even with latest

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says
At 7 months, study finds difference in eye

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
White women overestimated their odds while other

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA
oscilloscope screen showing heartbeat

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.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study
Findings suggest physical education, recess may

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
About half of young couples reunite after a

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer
Researchers found a diet rich in fruits,

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

The Future of Cancer Detection
Gene test

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.

Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs
Woman checking insulin levels

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.

Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
They are the most common type of benign tumor in

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected
But death risk still too high, researchers say.

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese
Researchers call for better pain management.

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis
Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay
Partners even more likely than survivors to

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse
USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows

Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment
Study author suggests that stress, discrimination

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'
Study found more short-range connections, fewer

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
Early study found higher rates than in people

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?
Fresh produce in fridge drawer

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.

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012;

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?
Some can cause serious harm, agency warns.

Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study
British researchers suggest that going up a size

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests
Mineral may play role in preventing common cold,

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

BMI, Waist Size, and Other Ways to See if You're Overweight

WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal
Minimally invasive procedures to open arteries

Study found minor differences between three therapies

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia
Areas that control sense of fullness, perception

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure gauge

Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ.

Scientists Explain Why Statins Raise Diabetes Risk
Prescription bottles

Taking statins can lead to weight gain, raised blood sugar levels, and it can increase the chances of getting type 2 diabetes, say scientists who have been trying to explain why.

Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study
Unfounded health fears and searching the Web for

Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days
Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help

Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.
The findings were based on six prior studies.

After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report

Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking
Starting earlier, smoking more account for

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor


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Power walker loses 150 pounds
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. Her family offered to pay for weight loss surgery but she decided to lose the extra pounds on her own.
'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner
When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.
One dance class changed her life
Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.
Schizophrenia is eight disorders
What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.
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.
Beer may be good for your brain
An element in beer may be good for your brain and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
Migraines linked to Parkinson's
People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
Could we erase signs of autism?
The majority of seven caregivers had success when using early behavioral modification techniques with their children who showed early signs of autism. Five of the seven showed no developmental problems after being a part of the study.
Music helps your brain
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
Live to 100: Laugh more
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
Eat chocolate. Yes, chocolate.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tell us how eating certain types of chocolate can help us live to 100.
Keeping young athletes safe
CNN's Holly Firfer reports on ways parents can keep their student athletes safe.
Lab holds 2,000 brains
The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.
Smart toothbrush tracks brushing
This Bluetooth enabled toothbrush coaches you while you brush and tracks your progress through a smartphone app.
Farming in the city
This urban farm supplies fresh produce to food deserts, but also offers other benefits to individuals and the community.
Can psychedelic drugs be medicine?
Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
What is 'too much' caffeine?
Carl Azuz reports on why consuming too much caffeine is not good for you.
Inside your mind with 'Brain Games'
Jason Silva from National Geographic's hit show "Brain Games" talks about tricks the mind plays that shape our reality.
The best way to brush
CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
How outbreak can start, and end
Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
The healthiest fish to eat?
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
Plastic surgery gone wrong
Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Twin boys born 24 days apart
Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
Is red meat really bad for you?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
This is your body on weed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
Teacher eats only McDonald's
A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
World's most dangerous workout?
Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
Hear Mrs. O rap for healthy foods
First lady Michelle Obama raps about food at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools.
Ebola case first to be diagnosed in U.S.
A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States.
How to become a morning person
Let's start with the bad news: Only about 1 in 10 people is a true morning person, according to The Body Clock Guide to Better Health.
Brothers travel before going blind
What would you see if you knew you wouldn't be able to see much longer? Tod and Justin Purvis traveled across America to find the answer.
A one-woman Ebola hospital
22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
Is diet soda really any better?
Soda makers want to cut the number of calories you're drinking each year. At the Clinton Global Initiative on Tuesday, the big three -- Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper -- pledged to reduce the number of beverage calories Americans are consuming by 20% over the next decade.
CTE link in murder-suicide
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.
How to be a morning person
Let's start with the bad news: Only about 1 in 10 people is a true morning person, according to The Body Clock Guide to Better Health.
Think twice about 'the pill'
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.
Violently ill, yet pregnant again
Hyperemesis gravidarum causes extreme sickness during pregnancy. Read about one mother's journey.
Crab's blood could save your life
Hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs are captured each year for their incredible blue blood.
The monster that took my son
A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
4 more kids with mystery illness
Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of children hospitalized with a neurologic illness. Now a hospital in Boston is reporting patients with similar symptoms.
NFL player who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.
Five babies test positive for TB in Texas
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.
Doctors: Think twice about 'the pill' for teens
When it comes to effective birth control options for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.
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.
FDA: Stop selling fake Ebola drugs
The FDA has warned three companies that are selling products that claim to treat or cure Ebola.
Yoga poses to help you touch your toes
The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.
Hate running? 25 ways to learn to love it
Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right?
Ebola patients left on the ground outside hospital
The desperately ill Ebola patients had come to the new center for treatment. Instead they would be left on the ground.
7 ways to boost your happiness
Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.
5 ways to think yourself well
There wasn't anything that could bring singer Pharrell Williams down in his hit song "Happy." Turns out he was on to to something.
15 diseases doctors get wrong
After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
Reduce your risk of dementia
The statistics, unfortunately, are staggering. An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report released Tuesday by Alzheimer's Disease International.
Hallucinogens to treat depression?
Psychedelic drugs are being researched as a potential treatment for conditions ranging from anxiety to tobacco and alcohol addiction.
Lack of sleep may shrink your brain
Can sleep deprivation affect the size of your brain? It's possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests.
It's time to get your flu shot!
Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
Flu shot myths addressed
Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
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