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'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

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

Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
Front-facing models  unsafe before age 2, experts

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Dupilumab eased severity of itching, lesions for

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing

Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing

Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage

A California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
High cure rates, few side effects may make this

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO

Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know

With the rise in food allergies over the past decade, allergists trained to treat children say they are seeing more cases where kids are being wrongly advised by pediatricians and primary care doctors to stop eating certain foods.

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan

But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
Mineral may play role in preventing common cold,

Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

California Takes Different Path On Insuring Immigrants Living In U.S. Illegally

Local initiatives offer free care and legislation proposes coverage for all regardless of immigration status. Will other states follow suit?

Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy
People with most varied diets are also

Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug
More than half surveyed said they are

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia
Findings could lead to new treatments, researcher

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds
Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use,

When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

Tax Preparers Brace To Be Bearers Of Bad Health Law News

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don’t do their taxes early this year.

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?
Pregnant women should limit the amount of

Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage

Measles at Disneyland: What You Should Know
measles virus

At least 42 people have caught measles in an outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park over the Christmas holidays, health officials say. Here, experts address what you need to know.

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
And white men more likely than women to undergo

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade
Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility

But the procedure is expensive and not always tied to better outcomes, study suggests

Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability
Small initial trial showed improvement for people

Small initial trial showed improvement for people with relapsing-remitting MS

Study Rates Migraine Medications
Zecuity treats headache and the nausea that can

Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches

Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments
'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted

'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'

Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women
Study suggests infection with <i>H. pylori</i>

Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says - Health
Details about Joan Rivers' death emerge
The estate of the late comedian Joan Rivers filed a lawsuit Monday to "make certain that the many medical deficiencies that led to Joan Rivers' death are never repeated by any outpatient surgery center."
Medicare patients could see better care
Sit smarter with yoga
Parents seeking help to save toddlers
California measles outbreak grows
Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise
A survivor's notes from the Ebola zone
CDC: Flu still hitting U.S. hard but slowing
'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'
Why are some doctors in the anti-vaccination movement?
Anderson Cooper speaks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Medical Ethicist Arthur Caplan about the science and myths behind the anti-vaccine movement.
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.
They lost weight; so can you
She lost 145 pounds; could you?
Firefighter drops 40 pounds to become an Ironman
After several years on the job, firefighter Joe Van Veldhuizen tipped the scales at 250 pounds, which translated to a body mass index of 35. He knew he needed to get that number down. He felt he didn't have the aerobic stamina to do his job well.
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.
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.
Adding life to your years
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us how to add years to your life and life to your years.
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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