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15 Numbers That Matter as Much as Your Weight

Instead of focusing just on the scale when you're trying to lose weight and improve your health, there are other numbers you should also pay attention to.

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Melatonin Supplements: Effects, Usage, Safety

Find out how much you know about this supplement and how to use it safely.

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Sex After 60 Guide

Sex after 60 can be better than ever before, but aging does bring some changes. Learn how to work with and around them to keep your sex life aglow.

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Slideshow: Nip and Tuck: Plastic Surgery for Men

From liposuction to facelifts, more men are having procedures to look better. WebMD shows you the more popular plastic surgery choices many make, including hair transplants and microdermabrasion.

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Types Of Lyme Disease Can Be Very Different From Each Other, & This Research Can Help Explain Why

If you grew up in the Northeast, you probably knew at least one person who had Lyme disease. Typically treated with a course of antibiotics, the tick-borne illness most often causes a tell-tale red rash and flu-like symptoms. But different types of…

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Cannabis Use and Psychosis? It’s Not All Good News

Differing frequencies of daily, high-potency cannabis use contributed to striking variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder across European sites, with important public health implications.

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How Can I Control "White Coat Syndrome"? | RESPeRATE-blog

White Coat syndrome can be very annoying to deal with. So what can we do to avoid white coat syndrome? Here are a few tips -

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‘Ultraprocessed’ foods may make you eat more, clinical trial suggests | Science | AAAS

In a monthlong study, people ate more calories on a processed diet, but the reasons are unclear

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Pictures of Essential Oils and What They Do

There are hundreds of essential oils on the market, with claims for helping with almost as many health issues. But do they work? Are they safe? Find out with a guide to some of the most common ones.

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Keep Calm & Carry On: Anger More Harmful To Health Than Sadness, Study Finds

A new study finds that anger appears to be much more harmful to our health, with the potential to increase one's risk for ailments like heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer in old age.

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Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings

Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission.

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Pictures: Why Your Joints Are Stiff and How to Help Them

You use your joints to bend, touch, type, drive -- to do just about everything. Find out more about what can make your joints stiff and what you can do about it.

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Pictures: How to Treat and Prevent Workout Injuries

You were a regular at the gym until a workout injury put you on the sidelines. Read on to figure out what happened, how to fix it, and how to prevent it in the future.

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Surprising Causes of Lung Damage

Carpets, fireworks, and hot tubs are some of the unexpected things that can hurt your lungs. Find out what you can do to prevent problems from these and other culprits.

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Trump says administration secured 'historic donation' of HIV prevention drugs to help end epidemic | TheHill

President Trump on Thursday said that his administration secured a "historic" donation of the HIV-prevention drug Truvada for PrEP. 

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Cocaine found in UK shrimp is part of a trend of drug-filled shellfish - Business Insider

Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.

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Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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New insights on link between common lung diseases and cardiovascular risk

Patients with common lung diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung fibrosis, are significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardio

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How the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidance went astray | American Medical Association

Payers, regulators and others have turned clinical advice into hard-and-fast rules that can harm patients.

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Thunderstorm Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Find out more about this weather-related, asthma condition that can cause serious problems for people with asthma, hay fever, or pollen allergies.

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As Measles Cases Climb, Doctors Say Some Adults Need A Booster Shot : Shots - Health News : NPR

With U.S. measles cases at record highs, doctors say adults who got vaccinated prior to 1968 should consider getting revaccinated to make sure they and their neighbors are protected.

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Vitamins You Need as You Age

Your body needs more of certain vitamins and minerals as you hit your 40s and beyond. Find out which ones will benefit you -- and which won’t.

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Long Life in Pictures: Tips on Sleep, Diet, and More

Friends are a surprisingly strong influence on how long you live -- for better or worse. WebMD's slideshow explains this and other secrets of longevity.

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Pictures: Don’t Make These Morning Mistakes

Your morning routine can set the tone for the rest of your day. So don’t do these things when you get up!

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Raw Food: How It Can Be Dangerous

Some raw or undercooked foods have bacteria and parasites lurking. Here are some that can make you sick.

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Pictures: Natural Ways to Ease Asthma Symptoms

You can do more than take medication to manage your asthma. Several other things can help you breathe more easily.

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How long do vaccines last? The surprising answers may help protect people longer | Science | AAAS

Scientists are developing vaccines that produce more durable immune responses and debating when booster shots are needed

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Pictures: Home Remedies: What Works?

Click through the WebMD slide show to find out about home remedies: Some that work, some that don’t, and some that you should avoid at all costs.

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Pictures: Chicken Pox, Mumps, and Measles – Not Just for Kids

You might think of chicken pox, mumps, and measles as conditions children have, but there’s nothing to stop adults from getting them as well. Click through the slideshow from WebMD to see health problems grownups can get that are mostly associated with

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'Doctors Became Overworked Robots': Physician Burnout Jumps Dramatically In 3-Year Study - Study Finds

Physicians may be more stressed than ever -- one recent survey found that half were thinking about hanging up their stethoscopes for good. New research continues to demonstrate the demise of doctors, with burnout levels jumping dramatically over just a th

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Air Pollution Map Shows Which Hot Spots in the US Affect Children's Health | Inverse

Each year in the US, more than $80 billion is lost because of asthma. One major environmental factor that might contribute to the development of asthma is air pollution from traffic. To quantify the connection between exposure to traffic pollution and chi

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Pictures of Parasites: Lice, Bedbugs, Ringworms, Pinworms, Scabies, and More

WebMD gives you the facts about common parasites and their diseases. Learn about lice, bedbugs, hookworms, ringworms, scabies, and more.

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Pictures of Things That May Live on Your Body

You may try not to think about it, but the truth is there are tiny creatures living all over your body. Learn which ones are OK and which ones are not.

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3 Things That Happen To Your Body If You Don’t Experience Human Touch For 2 Days

Feeling a need for human touch is a very real experience. And as it turns out, there are some things that actually happen to your body if you don't experience human touch for a few days. If you've ever really felt the need for a good hug, then…

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Vitamin supplements don't help people live longer, study finds

Is it good to take vitamin supplements? Certain nutrients may contribute to longer life, but they only help when coming from food, a new study finds.

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Eating raw garlic could help keep your memory sharp in old age | Daily Mail Online

Scientists at the University of Louisville found that when they fed 'older' mice a raw garlic compound, their gut health, short- and long-term memories improved, suggesting it could help older humans.

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Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds - BBC News

This goes against previous claims that moderate drinking might protect the heart, researchers say.

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Street cannabis contaminated by fecal matter, E. coli, study claims | Fox News

Scientists have found that some cannabis sold by street dealers in Spain has been contaminated with feces.

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"Mindful drinking" brings arguably healthier alternatives to consumers - CBS News

The trend includes hard seltzers, ciders and kombucha brands cropping up in bars and liquor stores

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Heart patients denied pump that could give them an extra 15 years | Daily Mail Online

NHS guidelines state that ‘left ventricular assist devices’ (LVADs) can be implanted only in limited circumstances, although Ian Potts from Cumbria has seen his life improve with one of the devices.

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Slideshow: 13 Worst Things in Your Fridge

That moldy leftover chili may not be the only thing you should throw out. Check out the 13 worst foods to have in your fridge.

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Poor diet and not enough healthy food killing us, global study finds - CNN

Poor diet is the top risk for death and disability around the world, according to a new 27-year global study of 195 nations.

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Cancer risks of alcohol, coffee, tea, and soda: What to know - Business Insider

There are health risks associated with drinking sweet beverages, downing alcohol, and even slurping super-hot tea.

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How Long Do I Need to Exercise a Day? | POPSUGAR Fitness

We've been conditioned to think if we can't get a solid 30-minute workout in a day, it's a waste of our time, and this is especially true from former athletes

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What is CBD? These popular cannabis products won't get you high

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound of marijuana that's becoming the new "it" drug amid widespread cannabis legalization. Is it safe? Is it legal?

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Unusual Asthma Symptoms: Cough, Sleep Problems, Anxiety, and More

Learn more from WebMD about unusual asthma symptoms that may point to other health conditions.

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Measles Count in US This Year Already More Than All of 2018 | Health News | US News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials report that the number of measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all of 2018.

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Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound?

There are two ways in which salt may drive autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, type I diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Keep your childrens' baby teeth as researchers find stem cells in them could be used to treat cancer | Daily Mail Online

Keeping teeth that fall out during childhood could be a lifesaving move thanks to stem cells in young dental tissue, according to the United States National Center for Biotechnology.

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Pictures: Dry Eyes and What You Can Do About Them

Check out this WebMD slideshow for things that make your eyes irritated and uncomfortable, and find out how to treat and prevent them.

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How one leading psychodermatologist cures skin complaints using WORDS | Daily Mail Online

Psychodermatologist Dr Alia Ahmed, pictured, asks people about what was happening in their lives when they developed their skin complaints. She believes personal trauma can be a major issue.

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Eating mushrooms can cut cognitive decline risk, study finds | Fox News

Eating mushrooms could reduce the risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease this month found.

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Eating Lots Of Fruit Can Mess With Your Gut Health, According To Science

Eating your fruits and vegetables has been a staple of health advice for generations. However, if you've been paying attention to health crazes and scares over the past few years, you'll have noted that fruit has come in for some criticism for its…

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Aspirin saves lives but it also cost lives – Here’s what you need to know about the drug | Fox News

Aspirin is a blood thinner that works on platelets, the sticky stuff in your blood that helps you to form blood clots.

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Pictures of Alcohol and the Aging Process

Once you’re old enough to drink alcohol, it can actually age you faster than normal. Here’s how.

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Pictures: Over 50? These Problems Can Sneak Up on You

As you get older, you may need to watch out for a few health problems that can come on slowly. Here are some things from WebMD that you can do to stave them off.

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Pictures About Heart Disease: 12 Clues You Might Have It

Discover some unexpected symptoms that could signal heart trouble. Often, related conditions can raise your risk.

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Pictures: Autoimmune Diseases -- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Multiple Sclerosis

Find out more about these disorders that happen when your immune system, which is supposed to protect you, mistakenly attacks healthy parts of your body.

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Pictures: 10 Foods That Are Good for Your Eyes

Use this WebMD slideshow to discover an array of foods (beyond carrots) with nutrients that will help your eyes stay healthy now and later.

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10 Contagious Skin Rashes With Pictures

Some skin problems come from touching another person's skin or something they touched. Here's what to watch out for and suggestions for what you can do.

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14 Surprising Facts About Growing Older No One Ever Told You

Think you know what it’ll be like to get older? Check out these surprising facts from WebMD about your golden years.

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Mumps and Other Infectious Diseases Know No Borders | ImmigrationReform.com

CNN is reporting that almost 200 people housed in immigration detention facilities across Texas have contracted mumps. Prior to 1968 mumps was common in the United States but a nationwide vaccination program reduced the number

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H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic

Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.

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Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures

Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

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Atrial Fibrillation ECG Test Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and More

See inside a heart during atrial fibrillation. WebMD shows the causes, tests, and treatments for this common heart rhythm problem through illustrations and photos.

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Health benefits of orgasms - Business Insider

Orgasms have some major health benefits. From a decrease in stress to a healthier heart, here's how orgasming is good for you.

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Pictures of the Health Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint is packed with perks for your health: It can aid digestion, curb your appetite, improve your memory, and more. Find out all the reasons you might try it.

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Devastating investigation reveals impact of deadly statin denier propaganda | Daily Mail Online

Dr Zoë Harcombe (pictured) author of one of the bestselling diet books of 2019, recently blogged: ‘High cholesterol is not even associated with high heart disease, let alone a cause.’

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Nasal Irrigation Pictures: Colds & Allergy Symptom Relief

Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide from WebMD.

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Vasectomy Quiz: Effectiveness, Sex Drive, Pain, and More

Where do your sperm go after a vasectomy? Is the procedure easy to reverse? Do you still need a condom? Take this WebMD quiz to see how much you know about the procedure.

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LA County-Wide Outbreak Of Whooping Cough Hits Exclusive Harvard-Westlake Hard – CBS Los Angeles

Harvard-Westlake, which has campuses in Studio City and Beverly Crest, was hit particularly hard, with 30 students coming down with whooping cough since November.

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Active ingredient in Roundup weed killer found in popular beers and wine, researchers say | Fox News

Traces of a weed killer have been found in popular beers and wine, according to a study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).

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Slideshow: Checkups and Tests You Shouldn't Miss

When's the last time you had your cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight checked? Learn which medical tests and screenings you should have and how often you should have them.

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World's 1st Patient With Lab-Grown Bone Implant Competes In Israman Triathlon | Health News

Danny Yaakobson was the first patient to benefit from breakthrough technology developed by Bonus BioGroup to grow bones in a lab from an individual's own fat cells. | NoCamels

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FDA head says federal government may take action if states don't adjust lax vaccine exemption laws

In interviews with Axios and CNN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the federal government could intervene in states' vaccine exemptions. Some states are considering proposals that would eliminate vaccine exemptions for pe

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Former FDA commissioner says agency erred in allowing drug companies to promote opioids for long-term use - 60 Minutes -

Dr. David Kessler, who was FDA commissioner in the 1990s, tells 60 Minutes, "There are no studies on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use."

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Anaphylaxis (Anaphylactic Reaction): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Anaphylaxis: WebMD explains how to recognize an anaphylactic reaction and how to get help.

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Sleep’s Impact On Inflammation & Immunity Was Shown In Two New Studies

Sleeping is often recommended when you're fighting off an infection or an illness; most of us have spent the day curled up on a couch at some point, under strict bed rest while our immune systems fight off the flu or some other nasty invader. The…

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Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cancer?

Within 40 minutes of green tea consumption, we get a boost in antioxidant power in our bloodstream, and, within 60 minutes, an upregulation of DNA repair.

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Pictures: Reasons You're Always Cold

Do you sometimes feel cold for no reason? Find out more about conditions that can make you feel chilly.

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Flu Shot Effectiveness Numbers Out for Current Season | Medpage Today

CDC also updates totals for deaths, hospitalizations for 'low severity' season

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Visual Guide to Low Blood Pressure

You probably know that high blood pressure is bad for you, but did you know that low blood pressure can cause problems, too? Find out more about what causes it, when it should concern you, and what to do about it.

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Low T Slideshow: Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Find out from WebMD what you can do to raise your testosterone levels naturally, including changes to your diet and lifestyle.

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Quiz: What Do You Know about Aging and Sleep?

You know some things will be a little different as you get older. But do you know how aging might change your slumber?

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'Ultra-processed' foods accelerate risk of early death, study says - CNN

The quick and easy foods you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.

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Half Of Parents Worry Flu Shot Makes Children Sick, Third Believe It Doesn't Work At All - Study Finds

A recent survey shows that more than a half of parents believe their child can get the flu from the vaccine itself, while a third simply believes the flu shot doesn't work.

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Pictures: When Should You Call 911?

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a minor bump on the head and a serious head injury. WedMD illustrates certain situations that need medical help right away.

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Bad Breath Slideshow: Surprising Causes

You're brushing and flossing like you should, so why does your breath stink? Here are 10 things that might be the reason.

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'Shocking' rise in obesity-related cancers among young adults

Rates of obesity-fuelled cancers are now rising in successively younger age groups, a landmark study shows.

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Dr. Manny Alvarez: Late term abortion in New York and Virginia -- An Ob-Gyn's take | Fox News

Politicians advocating for late-term abortion are not thinking about the consequences of their actions. To legislate clinical indications for elective abortion into the third trimester is really political malpractice.

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Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles - NBC Southern California

A veteran Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of an epidemic of the infectious disease typhus that continues to worsen across LA County. For months, LA County public health officials have...

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Male Hockey Fans More Likely To Suffer Heart Attack After Thrilling Victory - Study Finds

Hockey players put their bodies on the line when they lace up their skates and hit the ice, and as it turns out, so do the fans. A study finds that the thrill of a hard-fought hockey victory boosts the odds of a heart attack in men under 55. 

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Surprising Causes of Lung Damage

Carpets, fireworks, and hot tubs are some of the unexpected things that can hurt your lungs. Find out what you can do to prevent problems from these and other culprits.

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Pictures: 15 High-Protein Breakfasts

A protein-packed morning meal can help you fill up and slim down. Here are a few ideas from WebMD to help start your day the right way.

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The most common questions about measles, answered - CNN

Measles, previously declared eliminated in the United States, is making a comeback. Here is what families need to know about the highly contagious virus.

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“Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites - Judicial Watch

Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This include

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Quiz: Myths and Facts About Spreading Germs

Take this WebMD quiz and find out how much you know about spreading germs.

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Faecal transplant researchers identify 'super-pooper' donors | Science | The Guardian

Study finds stool transplants from some donors are far more effective than others

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Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science - Defense One

Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders.

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Drug maker payments to doctors linked to higher opioid overdose deaths

This appears to be the first study to link opioid marketing to overdose deaths and is likely to cast the pharmaceutical industry in a still harsher light.

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Man claims maggots used to eat away infection in foot saved his life | Fox News

A U.K. man said he is lucky to be alive and credits the 400 maggots used to eat away at a deadly infection in his foot with helping to save his life.

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How Tainted Drugs Reach Market And Make Patients SickerKaiser Health News

The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals h

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Pictures of Turmeric Health Benefits

The yellow-orange spice turmeric may be trendy with the wellness crowd. But is it truly a super food? Here's what it can -- and can't -- do for your health.

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Surgeons are doing fewer knee surgeries - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

Arthroscopic surgery is effective for certain knee problems, but not all. Still, they are often recommended, but this may be changing.

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Migrant illnesses run rampant, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to seek help

More than 450 arrived ill in a week through Sunday and 17 are hospitalized

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Miracles await -- 2019 will be a year of amazing strides in medical innovation | Fox News

Remember when Dr. McCoy on “Star Trek” was able to make diagnoses with a tricorder and perform brain surgery by simply putting a futuristic band around a patient’s head? That kind of medicine seemed like pure fantasy at the time.

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Slideshow: Bandaging & Treating Scrapes, Injuries, Burns From Head to Toe

Learn the best way to cover or wrap a scrape, cut, sprain, blister, or burn. WebMD shows you which first aid bandages will stay put for hard-to-cover injuries.

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Why losing a loved one really CAN break your heart: Stress triggers a 'storm' of the immune system | Daily Mail Online

Research in Scotland found an inflammatory response in MRI scans of patients with 'broken heart syndrome'. The heart muscles temporarily shut down, but it wasn't understood why.

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How to protect yourself in peak flu season, as illnesses rise in many states - CBS News

Flu season runs from October until about April, but usually peaks between December and February

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When to Go Organic: Pictures of the Best and Worst Picks

Organic food is grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and other additives. But is it better for you? The answer might surprise you. Check out WebMD's slide show to learn more.

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Study links early puberty in girls to chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and soap – even if only used by mother in pregn

Chemicals known as endocrine disrupters, commonly found in hygiene products, may mimic hormones and lead children to mature well before their natural time

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Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study shows - CNN

An overactive immune system could be the reason some people develop chronic fatigue syndrome after an infection, researchers say. The finding can help with diagnoses and treatments for the chronic condition that can leave people bedridden in severe cases

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Estrogen Dominance, Our Gut and Fat Loss! - Oxygen Magazine

Learn how your gut health impacts your hormones and your waistline — and what you can do about it.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. The study reported in the December issue of

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How Does Your Neighborhood Affect Your Health? Living Near Nature Is Where It's At, Study Shows

Whenever I'm feeling gloomy, I sometimes want to just stay in my pajamas all day and drink copious cups of tea. While there's definitely a time and place to laze around on the couch, I've realized it's usually more helpful to get out of the…

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Health spending growth slows - CNNPolitics

It may not feel this way, but spending on health care actually grew more slowly last year.

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Patients suffer when states limit health-care choices | TheHill

These barriers to high-quality health care also impose long-lasting and even fatal harm on America’s most vulnerable patients.

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Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

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Pictures: Forgetfulness -- Dementia Symptoms or Normal?

It’s not unusual to have a few “senior moments” as you get older. But how do you know when to be concerned?

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Pictures: How Your Height Affects Your Health

You can’t control how tall you are, but your height can play a role in some medical conditions. Find out more about how your height can affect your health.

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What Is Dysbiosis? 7 Signs Your Microbiome Is Out Of Whack

Our bodies contain at least as many bacterial cells as human cells, yet the role of the bacterial cells in our health remains poorly understood. What we do know is that there are bad bacteria that can lead to infections and other health issues, as…

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Men's penises are half-an-inch smaller because of chemicals in non-stick frying pans | Daily Mail Online

Researchers at the University of Padua in Italy found chemicals called PFCs, which are in hundreds of everyday items, can lower testosterone levels in babies and teenagers.

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Pictures of Foods That Help and Hurt Your Asthma

Even though there's no specific asthma diet that can help your condition, certain foods may help or harm your breathing. Learn the pros and cons of fruits, veggies, fish, and more.

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This Is U.S.: Just 12 Percent Of American Adults Are Metabolically Healthy, Study Finds

The prevalence of what doctors consider good metabolic health is shockingly low in American adults, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health say that just 12 percent of the country's a

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Pictures of the Best and Worst Foods From Your Supermarket’s Deli

No time to cook? Head to your supermarket’s deli for prepared dishes and sandwich ingredients. But keep in mind that some choices are healthier than others.

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Pictures of What Eye Color and Shape Say About Your Health

The eyes are more than just windows to your soul. They could be windows to your health, too.

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Air pollution takes years off lives. This tool shows how much. - Vox

How improving air quality could add years to people’s lives around the world.

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AFib Diet: 15 Foods to Avoid With Atrial Fibrillation

While these foods may not be strictly off-limits, you should think twice before you eat them to help keep your heart healthy.

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13 Reasons Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health

Sit all day at the office? You might want to rethink that. Long hours in the chair are bad for your health. Find out why it’s time to get up and stretch your legs.

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Safe Food Handling: When to Toss Food Out in Pictures

It’s hard to know exactly how long it’s safe to keep different foods. Find out when it’s best to just throw out spoiled meat, bad produce, and more.

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Things that increase your risk of breast cancer - Business Insider

There are actually certain factors, however, that make you more or less likely to develop breast cancer, and many of them are under your control.

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One in four women say taking the contraceptive has damaged their mental health | Daily Mail Online

Dr Zoe Williams (pictured) presented an episode of Horizon revealing the pill can cause small increases in the risk of breast cancer and blood clots, and may be linked to higher rates of suicide attempts.

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Trade agreement could spark incredible new treatments for diseases – here’s how | Fox News

The trade agreement recently approved by President Trump and leaders of Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would strengthen the economic incentives for American drug companies to develop new life-saving treatments

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A CPAP Machine Can Help Some Get Better Sleep But Insurers Don't Make It Easy : Shots - Health News : NPR

Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs.

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Pictures: 16 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Joints

Your joints link bones together so you can bend your knees, wiggle your hips, and move your body. Learn how you might be preventing your joints from working their best.

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Socialized Medicine Requires Six Things — America Has None Of Them. | Investor's Business Daily

In the age of Trump, post-election Democrats have embraced the one issue they think can expand their power: socialized medicine.

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Health Problems, Medical Marijuana, and Treatment in Pictures

See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat in this WebMD slideshow.

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Pictures: Why Your Joints Are Stiff and How to Help Them

You use your joints to bend, touch, type, drive -- to do just about everything. Find out more about what can make your joints stiff and what you can do about it.

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School with chickenpox outbreak has high vaccination exemption rate

The Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has the state's largest chickenpox outbreak since a vaccine for the virus became available more than 20 years ago. The school has one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state.

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4 Better Ways To Address Pre-Existing Conditions Than Obamacare

Obamacare uprooted the entire market to address a small universe of truly uninsurable patients. A better reform would use a more specialized approach.

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7 in 10 Baby Deaths or Cases of Brain Damage at Birth Caused by Bad NHS Care | Breitbart

A study has found that 71 per cent of baby deaths or neonatal brain injuries could have been avoided if the NHS had given better care.

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Any Breastfeeding -- Even If Combined With Formula -- Cuts SIDS Risk In Half

Even a combination of breastfeeding and formula feeding appears to help substantially protect infants against dying from SIDS in their sleep.

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Ways to Exercise if You Hate to Work Out

You know you need to raise your heart rate a few times a week, but you don’t like to run and the gym’s never been your thing. Here are a few ways to make exercise easier and more fun.

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Energy Foods Slideshow: Foods that Give Your Diet an Energy Boost

WebMD shows you which foods may boost your energy level and have a positive impact on your mood.

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Vitamins You Need as You Age

Your body needs more of certain vitamins and minerals as you hit your 40s and beyond. Find out which ones will benefit you -- and which won’t.

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Contagious Viruses You're Most Likely to Catch at Work (and How to Avoid Them)

Here are the most common illnesses you're likely to catch at work, and everything you can do to prevent getting sick.

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Study Suggests Fructans Might Be More Harmful Than Gluten for Food Allergies - Cooking Light

If you're suffering from a wheat allergy, there's another allergen besides gluten you should be looking out for.

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Slideshow: Checkups and Tests You Shouldn't Miss

When's the last time you had your cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight checked? Learn which medical tests and screenings you should have and how often you should have them.

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Slideshow: 10 Ways to Deal With Menopause Symptoms

Don't let menopause symptoms wreck your day. Get simple tips in this WebMD slideshow for managing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more.

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11 Strange Heart Disease Causes and Risk Factors

You probably know the usual heart disease causes: too many pounds, lack of exercise, eating too much fat and salt. But much stranger things can also increase the risk of heart disease.

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FDA Approves New Flu Drug for the First Time in 20 Years | PEOPLE.com

The FDA approved a new drug to treat the flu for the first time in 20 years, just as the new season is ramping up

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Pictures of Viral Rashes

Your skin breaks out in itchy rashes, painful blisters, or crusty sores. Allergies? Eczema? The answer could be a viral infection.

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The Benefits of Eating Breakfast

From controlling your weight and preventing disease to thinking sharp and being in a better mood, there are plenty of reasons to eat a healthy meal to start your day.