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Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:34 EST
Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse

Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:10 EST
Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed

Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:42 EST
People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests.

Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:13 EST
Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:15:15 EST
You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:41:45 EST
When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they’re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here.

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:15:17 EST
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:19 EST
Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST
Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:15 EST
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:15:12 EST
Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:17 EST
Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:10 EST
Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:22 EST
But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST
But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST
Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:17:01 EST
WebMD asked three experts to address the questions they most often get about egg freezing.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST
Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST
Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:11 EST
Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:20 EST
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST
Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:19 EST
Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients