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Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Feb 28, 2015 Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Feb 28, 2015 Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices
CDC reports on three patients who were sickened

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Feb 28, 2015 Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Inflammation may play a role, small study

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

Feb 28, 2015 Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants
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There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel approaches to the often crippling condition.

Feb 27, 2015 1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Feb 27, 2015 5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states.

Feb 27, 2015 5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

There’s no need to panic with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are the first 5 things you need to do.

Feb 27, 2015 Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?
Yes, says study, but experts note there are

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease

Feb 27, 2015 Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices
Technique uses liposuction, fat injections to

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Feb 26, 2015 Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year
flue vaccine

It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.

Feb 26, 2015 U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

Feb 26, 2015 Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

Eggs are no longer bad guys. Coffee with those eggs? Go ahead, have a cup, maybe even three. Those are among the latest recommendations an expert advisory panel has made for the upcoming "2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans."

Feb 26, 2015 Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study
Study author suggests that stress, discrimination

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

Feb 26, 2015 Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?
People with most varied diets are also

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

Feb 26, 2015 Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk
Games played after 8 p.m. may favor biological

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

Feb 26, 2015 Supreme Court Insurance Subsidies Decision Could Trigger Price Spikes

A Supreme Court decision invalidating subsidies in 37 federal exchange states would lead to sharp premium increases and prompt many to drop coverage, say experts.

Feb 26, 2015 For Many Middle-Class Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

Hundreds of thousands of people who received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act may have underestimated their incomes in 2014 – drawing more assistance than they were entitled to. Now many owe the government money.

Feb 26, 2015 Women's Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs

WebMD talks to cardiologists about possible symptoms of heart attack in women.

Feb 26, 2015 Michael Strahan Tackles Life After the NFL
Michael Strahan

These days, 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound Michael Strahan scares few people, and he likes it that way.

Feb 26, 2015 Zac Posen's Designer Dogs
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Fashion designer Zac Posen may rule the runways, but his 3 dogs rule the roost.

Feb 26, 2015 Q&A With Mariel Hemingway
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The actress and author opens up about her family and how she stays happy and healthy.

Feb 25, 2015 Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

Feb 25, 2015 ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

Feb 25, 2015 Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC
Prices varied four-fold between pharmacies, and

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Feb 25, 2015 Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
But study finding is preliminary and doesn't

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Feb 25, 2015 Can Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?

Trying to up your game? WebMD has the latest on the most popular sports supplements.

Feb 25, 2015 Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid
Study found temperatures often set higher than

British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Feb 25, 2015 U.K. Approves '3-Parent Babies'
in vitro fertilization

The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve laws that allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Feb 25, 2015 Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria
Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome