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Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
But some believe the study is flawed
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities
Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug
Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Treatments and support for metastatic breast cancer can help women live longer and better than ever before. Here's how to take charge of your diagnosis and live better with metastatic breast cancer.
Health Highlights: April 23, 2014
Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study
A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death
New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines
Two early trials show two experimental compounds reduced number of headaches for sufferers
Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say
Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease
Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Nearly 7 of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives
Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes
Pilates and Yoga: Are They Good Exercise
How downward dog and tai chi in the park can help mind and body alike.
Harmless Pack Rat or Compulsive Hoarder?
WebMD takes a look at hoarding -- why some people are prone to keeping everything and how to treat the problem.
9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back
Feeling fatigued? WebMD tells you how to get your energy back.
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study
Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery
Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted
Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds
No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice
Waiting For Medicaid To Kick In
Waiting For Medicaid To Kick In
Transitioning to Bottle-Feeding: Introducing Baby to Bottles
Ready to wean baby from breastfeeding or add bottles to the feeding schedule? Use these tips to make the transition from breast to bottle feeding.
Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too
15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship
15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue
Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study
Weaning Baby: From Bottle to Cup
Ready to wean your baby from a bottle to a cup? Here’s how to make the transition easier on everyone.
Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research
Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest
Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person
Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft
Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief
Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.
Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say
Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
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
Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns