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Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past
A tribe of Indians discovered in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health.
Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them
Drug-resistant bacteria, dubbed "superbugs," pose an enormous threat to our health. Learn about the biggest threats and how you might get infected, from WebMD.
Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning
Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up.
Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS
Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS
One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together
One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient
There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax Penalties
Some consumers who face a 2014 tax bill can make adjustments to improve their liability.
E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds
Research found the devices actually seemed to lower quit rates
Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors
Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active
E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings
Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Report says small number of cases reported in the United States
Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Levels of hormone that triggers bonding increase in dogs, owners during extended gazes, study shows
Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Pay attention to where cases are occurring
Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday
Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer
Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.
New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA
New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors
Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say
Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study
Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients
Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles
Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say
Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study
Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care
2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel
2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel
Glass Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall
Glass Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall
Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?
In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol
Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study
Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk
Future research will examine more families, different occupations
How Does Ketamine Work and Who Does It Help?
Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? WebMD explains the uses, benefits, and side effects of ketamine.
New Drug Shows Promise for MS
Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage
Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack
But remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk
Skin Cancer: Young Adults Get It, Too
While parents often warn their teens about the dangers of drinking and driving and having unsafe sex, the message about getting too much sun is often overlooked, experts say.
Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing
Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke
FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplement
FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplement
New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending
Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade
Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk
Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy
Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found
Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking
Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say
Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study
But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms
How to Care for Someone With Binge Eating Disorder
Caring for someone with binge eating disorder is a big job, but your support can help your loved one get well.
Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings
CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods
Calcium Supplements Tied to Macular Degeneration
Older people who take more than 800 milligrams of calcium a day are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with a condition that causes severe vision loss called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease
But both trials were small and more research is needed
Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA
Diabetes Drug Onglyza Increases Risk of Death: FDA
Federal Marketplace More Adept Than States At Enrolling Customers, Study Finds
The research by Avelere Health shows that the exchange the federal government runs in three dozen states had a higher percentage of new and returning enrollees than the other marketplaces run by individual states.
Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes
Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?
Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding