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Yesterday Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan
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President Barack Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative” – a move toward tailoring and personalizing individual medical treatment.

Yesterday Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
These differences could mark the start of a

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

Yesterday Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.

Yesterday Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
Researchers cite lower cost, less radiation.

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Yesterday Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer
Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human

FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'

Yesterday Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
Severe mental illness, learning difficulties

Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

Yesterday Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Review found alcohol makes people fall asleep

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Yesterday Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual plans on the state health insurance exchange in about 250 zip codes, leaving nearly 30,000 residents with only one insurer to choose from on the exchange.

Yesterday Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Yesterday Obama Lifting Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan
dna strands

President Barack Obama will unveil details Friday about the “Precision Medicine Initiative” – a move toward tailoring and personalizing individual medical treatment.

Yesterday Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
Review found an association, but researchers

Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

Jan 29, 2015 Most Californians On Insurance Exchange Are Sticking With Last Year’s Plan

In California, the vast majority of people renewing health insurance coverage in the state’s exchange did not switch health plans, and instead are sticking with the one they selected last year.

Jan 29, 2015 Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Jan 29, 2015 Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
May be marketed as dietary supplements, foods

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Jan 29, 2015 Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?
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As a measles outbreak linked to two Disney parks in California continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch.

Jan 29, 2015 Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Jan 29, 2015 What Is a Fetish?

Just because your partner likes to see you in sexy high heels doesn’t mean he has a fetish. Fetishes can be part of a healthy sex life, but they can also be the signs of a sexual disorder, experts tell WebMD.

Jan 29, 2015 72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
U.S. health officials recommend learning to use

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Jan 29, 2015 Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
As hot flash severity rises, productivity and

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

Jan 29, 2015 Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Jan 29, 2015 Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Jan 29, 2015 Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Jan 29, 2015 Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly
Findings shed light on how people with macular

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

Jan 29, 2015 Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness
Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles

Researchers say hours and hours of viewing often isn't just harmless fun

Jan 28, 2015 Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
Women taking the drug lived more than 3 months

Study found women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons

Jan 28, 2015 Girl Scout Cookies 2015: Calories, Fat, and Other Nutritional Information

Hooked on Thin Mints? Can't wait for Samoas? What to know about Girl Scout cookies, including calories, fat, and serving sizes.

Jan 28, 2015 Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?
New health insurance plans and consumer

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Jan 28, 2015 Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed

Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

Jan 28, 2015 5 Alzheimer’s Disease Myths: Risk Factors, Memory Loss, Prevention, and More
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WebMD discusses common myths believed about Alzheimer’s disease and provides the truth about genetics, memory loss, dementia, and more.

Jan 28, 2015 Binge Eating Disorder: Why You Need to Treat Mental Health First

A look at why treatment for binge eating disorder focuses on improving mental health, and not on losing weight.