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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?
When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice
Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse
Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse
Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed
Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed
Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
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
Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics
You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says
Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola
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
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note
Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports
Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America
Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study
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
It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition
Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant
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
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
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
But the overall risk is small, researchers say
Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO
But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control
Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases
Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know
WebMD asked three experts to address the questions they most often get about egg freezing.
Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say
Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google
Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google
Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says
Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer
Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark
Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients
Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All
Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital
Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak
Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study
Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many
Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria
Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria
CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers
Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds
Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms
Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
But most babies don't show symptoms, study says
Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids
Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds
N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled
More Than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled by Company Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study
Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children
White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines
Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss
Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds
Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study
Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression
Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure
Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition
Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern
Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation
Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says
Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise
Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.