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Summer Tips for Psoriasis

Use these tips to make the most of balmy days when you have psoriasis.

WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa
Move would be justified in 'particular

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: FDA Panel

Black Box Warning Should Remain on Chantix: FDA Panel

Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner

Joan Rivers Died of Brain Damage Caused by Low Oxygen: Medical Examiner

Too Much Nail Trimming May Lead to Problems
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Daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them look good could lead to serious nail conditions.

Outdoor Exercise With Pollen Allergies (Nasal Allergies)
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If you’re an exerciser who loves the outdoors but suffers from allergies, WebMD has tips to help you through pollen season.

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'
Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a

U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to a ban on travelers from West Africa

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds
People who received it had similar infection

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

California’s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

California’s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn
Curious children may get concentrated product in

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'
Petition by leading consumer advocate group and

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC
Current vaccine is still best protection against

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

Living Healthy on a Retirement Budget

How to keep costs low when you're on a retirement budget but not sacrifice your health.

9 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss
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Tips to help keep your brain sharp as you age.

Is Your Diet Aging You? Principles of an Anti-Aging Diet
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WebMD discusses the diet habits that may help you stay as young as possible inside and out.

Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus in U.S.
Two Healthcare Workers In Dallas Infected With Ebo

Has the fear of Ebola gone too far? On Thursday, school districts in Texas and Ohio announced they would close schools for cleaning, because staff members and some students had been on the same plane -- though not necessarily on the same flight -- as Amber Vinson, the second nurse in Texas to catch Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan.

More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression
Study found that leisure-time activity was more

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014

Two New Drugs Approved for Fatal Lung Disease Time for Consumers to Renew Health Coverage: Federal Goverment

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain
Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid

Body's helpful bacteria may have internal clocks, too, researchers suggest

If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage
Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to

Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds
Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?
Benefits outweigh risks for many severely obese

Study suggests some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
More than half surveyed said they are

Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer
Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids

But, some advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients relapsed, study finds

Concussions: Teen’s Tragedy Spurs Policy Change
Zackery Lystedt

At 13, Zackery Lystedt was a star player on his junior- high- school football team. Then one game changed everything.

Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist
Experts say choice depends on individual patient,

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?
Hospital in Scotland found public holiday

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

Second Dallas Hospital Worker Has Ebola
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A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is infected with Ebola.

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety
Too little evidence that test benefits adults

In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back

Faster Test Developed for Enterovirus D68

Faster Test Developed for Enterovirus D68

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Risk remained for 28 days after discharge;

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than

Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

If you’re wondering, "How much should I weigh?" or can’t seem to reach your ideal weight, WebMD can help. You can be healthy and happy by eating well and exercising often, even if you aren’t at your "perfect" weight.

Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health
Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol.

Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows
Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily

Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery

Sports Drinks and Dental Problems in Athletes

Skin Has Many Types of Smell Receptors: Researchers Sports Drinks May Cause Dental Problems in Athletes

Can You Reverse Heart Disease?
Reversal arrows and heart

WebMD talks to cardiologists about whether it's possible to reverse coronary artery disease.

Ohio Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle

Ohio Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle

Triglyceride-Friendly Meals

These simple meals taste great and will help lower your triglycerides.

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression
U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S.

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Modest Premium Hikes, Higher Consumer Costs Likely For Job-Based Plans

Modest Premium Hikes, Higher Consumer Costs Likely For Job-Based Plans

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds
Serious burns may be more likely for those with

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests
Heavier people might be more prone to liver

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Nurse Infected With Ebola Identified
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Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, is the first person to catch Ebola from another person while in the U.S.

Eating Disorders May Start in Elementary School
Put healthy foods on your back-to-school shopping

They're often linked with other mental health issues, researchers say

Frozen Fecal Matter May Cure C. diff Infection

Capsules With Frozen Fecal Matter Cure Diarrhea in Some Patients: Study

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
As hot flash severity rises, productivity and

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School, Study Says
Higher risk of illness, work and social problems

Children caring for mentally, physically ill relatives suffer from stress, researchers note


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How rabbi lost 100 pounds
Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
Theater buff loses 121 pounds
Actor loses 121 pounds to feel better, and ends up nabbing the lead role in his own life.
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.
Vintage cold and flu ads
New link between coffee and DNA
You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
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.
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.
Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past
Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
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.
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.
Ebola: An epic, epidemic overreaction
If we really need something to worry about, worry about getting a flu shot -- not Ebola. And yet, the disproportionate hysteria over Ebola multiplies contagiously.
50 pounds lost for 50th reunion
In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
What the dying really regret
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
5 scary good healthy Halloween treats
We love Halloween season. Sweets. Sweaters. Sipping hot cider (maybe spiked). Halloween can certainly get you in the spirit, and nothing warms our hearts like these healthy Halloween treats that help you stay energized instead of stuck in a sugar coma.
50 pounds lost for 50th reunion
In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
College student with meningitis dies
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact.
Are pets exposed to Ebola a threat?
Do dogs exposed to Ebola pose a health risk to humans? Biologist and TV host Dan Riskin explains.
A one-woman Ebola hospital
22-year-old Fatu Kekula nursed her mother, father and sister through Ebola using trash bags to protect herself.
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.
San Diego State student with meningitis dies
An 18-year-old San Diego State University student diagnosed with meningitis died Friday, leaving university officials scrambling to notify up to 400 people with whom she may have come in contact.
Slow and steady may not win the weight loss race
Slow and steady may not be more effective than rapid weight loss -- and other things we learned from medical journals this week.
Bono: 'I have glaucoma'
There's a reason for Bono's ever-present orange-tinted sunglasses, and it's not rock-star affectation. The U2 frontman has glaucoma.
GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar
Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."
I'd have to do how much exercise to eat that?
By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
Man treated for Google Glass addiction
A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism is also being treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.
Facebook pays to freeze employees' eggs
As part of the insurance coverage offered to its female employees, Facebook is paying to freeze their eggs.
Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine
Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
15 best superfoods for fall
Fall superfoods are the perfect excuse to get cooking on cool nights. See fall superfood pictures to get started!
The 7 best strength exercises
Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build strength and muscle, burn fat, and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it should be no surprise that the ones that build a foundation for skills that you'll use in real life will be the most beneficial for improving your fitness and quality of life.
10 steps to happiness
It's World Smile Day, so here are 10 tweets to make you happy.
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.
Mental illness: Time to break taboo
350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it?
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.

 


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