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Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note
Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship
Genes May Not Explain Autism That Runs in Families
Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with the disorder, siblings don’t often share the same gene changes.
Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect
Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds
Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving
Are You Eating Because You Are Hungry or Emotional?
It can be hard to tell if your desire to soothe your feelings with food has crossed a dangerous line. Learn the signs of emotional eating and 5 myths about binge eating disorder.
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating
WebMD offers tips on how to talk to your doctor about binge eating.
U.K. Nurse Recovers From Ebola
Pauline Cafferkey, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom, has been discharged from a hospital in London after making a full recovery.
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana
American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children
Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.
The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says .
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.
Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?
Know when and how to eat foods you used to binge on. Smart strategies can help you eat “trigger foods” without bingeing.
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12
Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds
Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition
Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing
Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing
Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage
A California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.
Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks
Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO
Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says
Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know
With the rise in food allergies over the past decade, allergists trained to treat children say they are seeing more cases where kids are being wrongly advised by pediatricians and primary care doctors to stop eating certain foods.
Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad
California Takes Different Path On Insuring Immigrants Living In U.S. Illegally
Local initiatives offer free care and legislation proposes coverage for all regardless of immigration status. Will other states follow suit?
Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy
Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug
Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease
Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia
Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down
High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds
When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well
Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says
Tax Preparers Brace To Be Bearers Of Bad Health Law News
With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don’t do their taxes early this year.
Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says
Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?
Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage
Measles at Disneyland: What You Should Know
At least 42 people have caught measles in an outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park over the Christmas holidays, health officials say. Here, experts address what you need to know.
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines
Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade
But the procedure is expensive and not always tied to better outcomes, study suggests
Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability
Small initial trial showed improvement for people with relapsing-remitting MS
Study Rates Migraine Medications
Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches
Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments
'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'
Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women
Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective
Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory
Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says
Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?
Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy
Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds
Researcher suggests ways to include movement in your day that goes beyond that hour at the gym
Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds
More conservative treatments worked just as well to ease back and leg pain
Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says
But many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment, or don't know options exist
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
But experts say restricting intake is still advisable
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities
California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds
Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple