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Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado and Kansas City have also developed unexplained paralysis in their arms and legs, officials say.
Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach
Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut
Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred
A safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient ischemic attacks), the FDA says.
Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids
Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
Spotting cancer early is key, but trying to do that -- often when there are no symptoms -- has been challenging. Still, more and more evidence suggests that all cancers have a signature, or even a scent, that can be detected early.
The recent FDA approval of Trulicity, an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. WebMD asked two doctors and a pharmacist familiar with the new medications to answer some commonly asked questions about the weekly options.
Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say
Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds
Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits
Study provides insight into schizophrenia
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection
Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one
Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows
CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care
Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus
Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds
A large new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS.
Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors
Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says
British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent
NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve
WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.
Study found minor differences between three therapies
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say
Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.
Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks
Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ.
Taking statins can lead to weight gain, raised blood sugar levels, and it can increase the chances of getting type 2 diabetes, say scientists who have been trying to explain why.
Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say
Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success
Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report
Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor
How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report
Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
A growing body of research shows there may be new hope against depression: the anesthetic drug ketamine.
More than twice as many people are falling ill in Liberia, Sierra Leone as reported, health officials say
CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus
Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports
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