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Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study
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.
NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola
New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds
Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed
Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15
Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other
Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country
Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled
Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say
President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report
But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows
Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey
But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say
Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?
Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for and recover from Ebola in the U.S., donated his blood -- and the potentially lifesaving proteins it contains -- to treat other Ebola patients.
The Body Fat That Might Help You Shed Pounds
Getting rid of extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight.
All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period
Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts
Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds
Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'
2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center
Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care
Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds
Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later
Anti-inflammatories May Help Ease Depression
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help ease depressive symptoms along with antidepressants, new research suggests.
Dr. Oz-Endorsed Diet Pill Study Retracted
Utility Workers Face Charges for Not Testing Water for Brain-Eating Amoeba
New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition
After two weeks of treatment at Nebraska Medical Center, hospital says Ashoka Mukpo can go home to Rhode Island
Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper
Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says
8 Ways to Make Your Makeup Last if You Have Dry Skin
WebMD discusses how to make your makeup last if you have dry skin.
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex
8 Ways to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin
WebMD discusses how to make makeup last on oily skin.
Did Nose Cells Help Paralyzed Man Walk?
A group of doctors and scientists say a paralyzed man has been able to walk again after surgery in which nerve cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord.
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says
Success rates for in vitro fertilization were half those of white women
Research Shows No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness
Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials
Ban Most Edible Pot Products: CO Health Officials
Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near
Uninsured Still Know Little About Health Law As 2nd Enrollment Period Draws Near
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study
Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes
More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services
More Plans Setting Spending Limits For Some Medical Services
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear
Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports
Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month
Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Having health insurance also associated with better readings
Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality
Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence
Why Aren’t There Sex Drugs for Women?
The FDA has approved six brand-name drugs to help men get an erection. But it has yet to green-light a drug -- a “pink Viagra” -- to help women distressed about their lack of libido.
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?
Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say