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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests
Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say
Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of Subsidies For Affordable Care Act
Appeals Courts Rule Differently on ACA Provision
Caffeine Powder: FAQ
The story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to media reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine -- particularly the powdered form used by the teen.
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say
Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease
Study findings may also help researchers test new ALS drugs, researchers suggest
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds
Guns and Dementia
A new survey on access to guns by people with dementia finds that caregivers and family members of people being evaluated for cognitive problems did not consistently remove guns from their homes or keep them locked up.
Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds
Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
Fruit Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder
HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous
HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
Middle-Age Weight Gain: How to Lose It
Gaining weight as you head into middle age? It happens to a lot of people. But you can outsmart middle-age weight gain. Find out how at WebMD.
Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule
Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says
Eating on the Go With Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD offers tips for eating on the go with type 2 diabetes.
Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds
Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law
Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped
12 Tips to Lose the Weight for Good
WebMD offers advice to help lose weight for good this time.
Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More
Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests
Cereal for Breakfast: 7 Ways to Make It Healthy
WebMD offers tips for choosing a healthy breakfast cereal.
Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare
Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare
Do You Need to Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?
New research suggests checking your cholesterol even if you’ve eaten gives you similar information.
Study Sheds Light on Marijuana and Paranoia
An in-depth investigation has concluded that people who smoke marijuana are much more likely to have paranoia than people who don't use the drug.
Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises
Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review
Though it lowered levels of compound associated with mental decline, no difference seen in thinking skills
Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study
Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone.
Specialty Care Is A Challenge In Some ACA Plans
Specialty Care Is A Challenge In Some ACA Plans
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results
Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
Study finds they seem to improve survival for people taking 'water pill' diuretics
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications
Pregnant Workers Get More Protection Under New U.S. Guidelines
Pregnant Workers Get More Protection Under New U.S. Guidelines
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports
Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged
The Risks of Routine Cancer Screening
As cancer screening becomes more common, more apparently healthy people are told they may have early-stage cancer. Harm comes from overtreatment and false-positive results. Are lives really saved? WebMD investigates.
Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows
Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries
Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease
Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says
They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, ranked first on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of best U.S. hospitals, also capturing half of the top spots for 16 specialty areas.