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CDC Calls for More Resources to Quell Ebola
ebola virus CDC

The director of the CDC, just back from a week-long tour of three countries hard-hit by Ebola, painted a dire picture the epidemic and called for more help to stop it.

Why Is Joan Rivers in a Medically Induced Coma?
joan rivers performing

Joan Rivers is stable at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after a medical emergency Thursday morning.

Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk: Study
strawberries and raspberries

Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers say.

Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

Your mother might've told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales.

Electric Toothbrushes: Are They for You?

Dental experts explain how the new technology in electric and sonic toothbrushes can help keep your teeth clean.

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes'

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?
Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Am I Bipolar?

Diagnosing bipolar disorder isn't always easy, but it's crucial to getting the right help.

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries
Limiting alcohol, substituting fruit for cheese

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Risky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can make some people behave in unexpected ways. Understand what’s normal—and what may not be safe.

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
Two noninvasive methods deemed equivalent.

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study
boy using laptop

Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests
man sitting at table with fork

Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.

Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It
Bryan Caswell

Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
Officials stress that transmission of virus

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks
knife and bamboo cutting board

Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.

No Idea What's for Dinner? Start Here

Keep your freezer and pantry stocked with a few basics so you're always ready for a quick dinner you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?
man drinking

To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
Prices varied four-fold between pharmacies, and

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?
Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
When men or women step outside traditional gender

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

How do I work out on a trampoline?
trampoline workout

Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!

How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

WebMD looks at some of the most common misconceptions about the dietary needs of older people. How much do you know?

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
DNA changes appear to rise with more years of

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis,

Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

Can't Do Yoga? Think Again

WebMD explains how yoga can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Young players may not be learning proper tackling

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia,

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
But it's more painful, time consuming than common

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice
'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?
weight loss medicines

Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.

10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and More
women reaching for tortilla chips

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.

Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins
Three muffins

Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
But one cardiologist stands by the drug,

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Study found more short-range connections, fewer

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds
Areas that control sense of fullness, perception

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study - Health
No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs
Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.
She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis
A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
Retired teacher loses 200 pounds
"There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.
Mental health help: Where to turn
Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
School start times are unhealthy
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.
Venom may hold cure for cancer
How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.
Ab workouts are a waste of time
You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
Break up with your trainer
After months of personal training, you're still not seeing results. Could it be time to ditch your trainer?
9 nutrition rules for athletes
Follow these nutrition guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.
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.
Still smoking after cancer
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us that some people who have beat cancer continue to smoke.
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.
Sleep more, lose weight
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how sleeping more can actually help you feel less hungry.
Say 'Hello.' You'll live longer
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how something as simple, and as nice, as saying "hello" can help you live to 100.
String may help you live to 100
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how flossing regularly not only helps prevent heart disease but can also help you live to 100.
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.
See man after 700-lb. loss
Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.
Teacher eats only McDonald's
A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
Selfies leading to head lice
Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice.
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.
American doctor infected with Ebola
Another American aid worker has become infected with the deadly virus, as the death toll in West Africa continues to rise.
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.
Meet the Fittest Man on Earth
From Fittest Man on Earth to new father, CrossFit champion Rich Froning talks about his success at the 2014 Games and where he goes from here.
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.
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.
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.
Train your brain to eat better
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
Forget football: Check this out
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.
What will ALS do with $100M?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
Menopause: Qs you're not asking
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
Surgical 'black box' coming soon
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
'Suicide tourism' has doubled
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.
Are your medical records at risk?
Here's what you need to know if your records are stored electronically (and they probably are).
One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.
Forget football: This is the Grid League
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.
No charges for parents of child with brain cancer
The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on Tuesday.
How one family broke junk food addiction
The Leake family joins HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about eliminating processed foods for 100 days.
What they never tell you about losing weight
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.
Train your brain to crave healthy food
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
Addicted veterans get a second chance
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Gupta: How we created a heroin problem
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.
Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
Vaccine-autism study under investigation
A study on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed over "serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."
Menopause Qs you're not asking
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
6 yoga poses to help with sciatica
Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
Where's my orgasm?
According to studies, 43% of women have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. Here's what you need to know.
You NEED the corner office
Exposure to daylight improves workers mood, communication abilities, effectiveness on the job, sleep, and overall health.
Spanking's effect on kids' brains
Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.


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