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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Study found older people forgot more upon waking

Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report
2 U.S. children have recently been infected and

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Findings may have implications for caregivers.

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs
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Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed 2 new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus. The WHO recommended that all 150 million people infected worldwide be assessed for these drug treatments.

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
The findings were based on six prior studies.

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?
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Researchers say that lower blood sugar levels predict more aggression toward spouses, although some psychologists are skeptical of that theory.

Adult-Onset Allergies

You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
Major cities had biggest decline in teen

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
Most are too sweet and are advertised for infants

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Study found more masculine looks were preferred

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
Risk highest in certain East Coast states.

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

Mucus (Snot, Phlegm) Color, Function, Coughing, and More
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Everything you ever wanted to know about boogers, from the experts at WebMD.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing

WebMD explains why taking too many vitamins can be unhealthy and even dangerous, and how to be sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals.

Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
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WebMD discusses dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight

Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Learn to read food labels closely, he advises.

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a White House official said Thursday.

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

The Truth About Bread and Your Diet
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WebMD talks to nutrition experts about how bread fits into a healthy diet and whether it is a stumbling block for weight loss.

Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Limiting alcohol, substituting fruit for cheese

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

Some Doctors Paid Millions by Medicare
medical supplies and cash

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released, for the first time, data detailing about $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care professionals under its Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program.

Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
This should reassure those in U.S., other

But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
But new study confirms that it's not good for

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
Online activity must be considered when creating

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

9 Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol
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WebMD describes 9 foods that could raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Lactose: How Much Can You Take?

Are you lactose intolerant and unsure about how much lactose you can have? Get the facts here.

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup

Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to

Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study
But menus that list calories alone don't change

Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Findings could lead to better treatment of

Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
It may be contributing to growing problem of

Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says
Small changes at home can help them get essential

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Pregnant women should limit the amount of

Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why

The Truth About Sensa

WebMD reports on settlement of false advertising charge against Sensa weight loss sprinkles.

Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand

Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand

Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms
Researchers find slim evidence to support many

British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue

Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Study found 2-drug treatment reduced death risk

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma
Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

Can Couples Counseling Help?

You know to see a doctor for an ache or cough that won't go away. But where can you turn if your relationship needs a shot in the arm?

Honey with Added Sweeteners Not Honey: FDA

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'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics
Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men

Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men ability to flex toes, ankles and knees, but it's no cure, researchers report

Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up

Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
However, study is preliminary and MS still rare

Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems


CNN.com - Health
Pitcher drops 162 pounds
Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.
She bet she'd lose -- and won!
Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.
Singer drops 60 pounds, boyfriend
Nina Osegueda was 19 and 180 pounds when her boyfriend said the thing no one is supposed to say: "You'd look better if you lost weight."
5 myths about the ER, debunked
Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.
Denying drugs for the dying
The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.
She gave her life for her baby
When Elizabeth Joice found out that she was pregnant, she and her husband, Max, were ecstatic.
15 new emotions identified
In a new study, scientists have identified 15 additional "compound emotions," expressed by combining basic emotions.
E-cigarettes linked to poisonings
As electronic cigarettes increase in popularity, calls to the nation's poison control centers about exposure to the liquid nicotine used in many of the devices have surged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
A minute to a mile: Learning to run
When Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.
I'm Ron, and I am a food addict
I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating but just going through the motions until I got my "fix." Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.
I plan to make time for my health
There's not enough time. That was the excuse I used for 19 years. Now I know there's enough time. I just have to make time.
Top health stories
CNN's Melisa Raney gives us the latest health news about flu drugs, sneezing, and whether procrastination is genetic.
High risk for eye disease?
Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.
Some expired drugs OK to use
Reporter Carl Azuz tells us when it's OK to use a drug that has expired and when it's not.
Top health stories
Making health news: benefits of marriage, kids and cholesterol and unfilled prescriptions.
Extend your life through diet
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about a new study that finds eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help us live longer.
'Old wives' tales' or not?
CNN's Holly Firfer looks at some popular claims to find out if they are 'old wives' tales.'
New measles outbreak
Measles...how do you know you have them and what can you do to protect yourself?
Prepare for vet visits
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at how to prepare for a visit to the vet.
Screening for colon cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz introduces us to a new campaign that brings attention to our bottoms and colon cancer.
Posture matters
CNN's Carl Azuz looks at the importance of having good posture and highlights some of our common mistakes.
Dealing with spring allergies
CNN's Martha Shade gives us tips on how to handle allergy symptoms this spring.
Health headlines
CNN's Martha Shade tells us about this week's health headlines from probiotics and children to mid-life crises.
Acupuncture and breast cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz reports on a new study that finds acupuncture may help breast cancer patients who are in pain.
Can you be addicted to exercise?
Do some people really need to work out -- and will they suffer withdrawal symptoms if they don't?
Think your thoughts are private?
Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.
'Breakthrough' in spinal injuries
Experts say electrical stimulation in the spinal cord is another step toward helping paralyzed people walk again.
Why I'll run Boston again
John Farah has run more than 125 marathons. "Every marathon is a marathon, but Boston is Boston," he says.
Can you be addicted to exercise?
Do some people really need to work out -- and will they suffer withdrawal symptoms if they don't?
Their germs are now our germs
The world is smaller and people are more mobile than ever. What's happening anywhere on the globe can harm Americans' health.
How to avoid digital eye strain
Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye.
Here's what to do about your anxiety
Dr. Charles Raison, CNN's mental health expert, addresses two questions from readers on anxiety.
Is lung cancer screening right for you?
This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force issued its long-awaited guideline on lung cancer screening.
Why I'm running Boston again
John Farah has run more than 125 marathons. "Every marathon is a marathon, but Boston is Boston," he says.
Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer
"It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here," says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who is in West Africa.
Pop art condoms saving lives
The Center for African Family Studies in Nairobi has teamed up with Kenyan artist Michael Soi to create eye-catching condom wrappers to promote safe sex and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among young people.
Health risks of eating abroad
CNN's Anthony Bourdain talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about enjoying local food and health risks of eating while abroad.
She found love, left sugar, lost weight
Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.
Reproductive organs grown in a lab
Scientists have grown reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in labs, and successfully implanted them in patients.
Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?
You can't juice all day every day and expect to stay healthy, experts say. We answer your most pressing questions about this diet trend.
7 invisible ways exercise helps
Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.
Use the placebo effect on yourself
Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades -- and there's plenty of evidence it works. Learn three ways to use it.
5 ways to boost your stamina
Whether you're training for a marathon or chasing a toddler around the house, there are plenty of reasons to want more stamina.
New brain maps released
Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.
PTSD from your ZIP code
Nightly gunshots wake Veronica Morris.
This is your brain on knitting
Her brother's sudden death in 2004 hit Sarah Huerta hard.

 


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