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Telemedicine is as effective as in-person visits for children with asthma

New study shows patients who live far from allergists can still get specialty care.

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“Self-regulating” nanoparticles can burn cancer without harming healthy cells | TechCrunch

Researchers at the University of Surrey and Dalian University of Technology in China have created a form of nanoparticle that can heat up and kill cancerous..

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What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.

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What Is Aloe Vera Good For?

While spiky aloe vera is often thought of in terms of healing skin, there are many other benefits, both medicinal and nutritional.

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Greater Benefit With Azithromycin in COPD Patients With H pylori

Azithromycin therapy is more effective at preventing COPD exacerbations among patients with Helicobacter pylori infection than among those who are H pylori seronegative.

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Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?

Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? WebMD has the details.

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Could Breast Milk Be the Next Cancer Treatment?

The health benefits of breast milk have long been touted, but experts are now testing whether a compound found in mother’s milk could help treat cancer.

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These ER docs invented a real Star Trek tricorder

A group of doctors and engineers developed a sci-fi inspired device that can scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose any medical problems in a matter of minutes.

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Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Reducing gut inflammation may reduce symptoms and improve overall health.

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Anti-inflammatory medications and the risk for cardiovascular disease: A new study, a new perspective - Harvard Health Blog

Newly released results from a large study suggest that the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib may not pose risks to cardiovascular health as once believed.

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Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cellular 'recycling'

A Japanese scientist whose experiments explored the machinery by which cells recycle their dilapidated or unwanted contents won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday.

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Second Degree Reiki: A Workbook

Take your Reiki practice to a whole new level with Second-Degree Reiki: A Workbook, an eye-opening introduction to a more advanced method of healing.

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DEA ends its monopoly on marijuana growing for medical research

The federal government is ending its decades-old monopoly on marijuana production for medical research as the Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday it was bowing to changing times.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Drugs Past Their Expiration Date | The Medical Letter, Inc.

Healthcare providers are often asked if drugs can be used past their expiration date. Because of legal restrictions and liability concerns, manufacturers do not sanction such use and usually do not even comment on the safety or effectiveness of their products beyond the date on the label.

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Cancer-Drug Ads vs. Cancer-Drug Reality

Opdivo didn’t help my wife, or almost anyone else. So why can Bristol-Myers Squibb market it on TV?

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Review of Pain Gone Pen, can it really help with Pain? | Stem Cells Freak

DONT BUY pain gone pen before reading this comprehensive review!! Is it a legitimate answer to pain relief or yet another gimmick? Get your facts straight!

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5 Of The Most Googled Health Questions, Answered

Mehmet Oz, MD, is the host of The Dr. Oz Show (weekdays; check local listings). 

Health & Fitness | News Items

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Microglia might hold the key to what causes Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, autism, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders.

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Weizmann institute develops groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment - Israel News, Ynetnews

News: Professor Avigdor Scherz and Professor Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute develop treatment for prostate cancer patients that targets tumor without damaging healthy tissue.

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Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism? - WSJ

A drug that brings relief for some patients might cause harmful side effects in others. More genetic tests aim to help predict how people might respond to many common medications.

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B12 and the Brain

The vital vitamin might mean everything when it comes to brain health.

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How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research - Bloomberg Business

Top scientists at Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca Plc are sizing up potential allies in the fight against cancer: the trillions of bacteria that live in the human body.

Health & Fitness | Third Party Services

Blink Health: Rx Prices, Discounts and Information

Prescription drug prices, discounts & information – Blink Price available at all U.S. pharmacies. Price transparency; pay online and pick up at your pharmacy.

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10 Simple Exercises for Hands and Fingers With OA in Pictures

WebMD shows you easy hand exercises and finger exercises to help with range of motion and joint pain.

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An innovative tool to combat depression, back pain

Most startups define big wins as landing a key customer, strategic partner or round of funding. Assurex Health measures victories a bit differently. The Mason, Ohio-based startup defines winning as helping

Health & Fitness | Health and Nutrition

The 21st Century Cures Act.

The U.S. House of Representatives passes the 21st Century Cures Act, lowering FDA licensing standards for testing drugs and vaccines to determine safety and effectiveness.

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FDA recalls cleaning device used at UCLA Medical Center | Daily Bruin

The federal government recalled a cleaning device used in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after officials determined using the device could lead to increased risk of infection, according to…

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Natural defense against HIV discovered

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Researchers erase memories in mice with a beam of light

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with member affiliations to several institutions in the U.S. and Japan has developed a new device that allowed them to alter the spines on a neural dendrite in a mouse brain that was first modified naturally by an

Psychology | Relationships

Beauty Queen Walks Out In Nursing Scrubs—Then Looks Up And STUNS Everyone

Last week, Miss America hosted its second night of preliminaries in Atlantic City. For the talent competition, most contestants showcased their singing, dancing, and musical talents while donning their sparkly, glittery costumes — but Kelley Johnson wa

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Two People Dead as Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak Worsens

Contamination usually occurs when the outside of the cucumber comes in contact with fecal matter, usually from contaminated irrigation water or manure.(Photo: Getty Images)  A multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated cucumbers has left two peo

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Slideshow: Medical Marijuana

See the types of medical marijuana and find out what conditions it can treat.

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Brain Chemicals Explain the Power of Placebos

In recent years, research has explained much about how placebos work. Patricia Churchland on chemicals made in our brains that reduce pain

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A 17-year-old invented an ingenious way to instantly stop bleeding

Imagine this: You're gushing blood. Nothing seems to make it stop. Then you apply a gel to your...

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Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say - LA Times

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.

Science & Technology | Medicine, Science & Technology

New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists - The Washington Post

Four U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients.

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A Modern Look at the Ancient Art of Healing

When we are ill we so often focus on what to do; a knife, a pill, a behavior change, your diet. Yet underlining any therapy is a process for its delivery that often produces more of an effect than the treatment itself. Let’s explore that process; the �

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Wireless Medicine: From Wearable Fitness Devices to Digital Otoscopes to Smart Beds

Through an innovative new series, WebMD and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts help us understand some potential breakthroughs in health that may deliver hope for the future.

Health & Fitness | Allergy

WebMD Allergy App

Based on the allergies you have, the free WebMD Allergy app for iPhone will help you prepare for each day with a personalized allergy and weather forecast along with doctor-approved tips that can be customized to you and your family's specific allergies.

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

Health & Fitness | Allergy

Allergy Medications for Seasonal Allergies

From antihistamines and decongestants to steroids and leukotriene modifiers, see what allergy medications your doctor may recommend to treat seasonal allergies.

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Surge in Pollen May Spur Many Cases of Dry Eye: MedlinePlus

High pollen levels in the spring are linked to dry eye, a new study suggests.

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Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved!

Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain.

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Another Study Shows No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Following a measles outbreak in California fueled by vaccination fears that scientists call unfounded, another large study has shown no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism.

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No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk

In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings had ASD, find

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Moptwo - Portner Medical Corporation

Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology integrating prescription medicines, herbals, homeopathics, and other appropriate alternate modalities.

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17-Year-Old Diagnosed With Rare Allergy To Water — Yes, Water

Imagine not being able to swim or even take a shower without unbearable, itchy hives popping up on your skin. That's the reality of Alexandra Allen, a 17-year-old from Mapleton, Utah.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Child’s Best Friend: The Dog Unleashed as the Surprising Allergy Preventer | Allergic Living

Allergic Living is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies. It features in-depth articles, news and safe recipes.

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Slideshow on Mold Allergies: Proven Ways to Fight the Fungus

Learn 10 ways to fight the fungus and reduce mold allergy symptoms from dust masks to bottles of bleach.

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12 Ways to Reclaim Spring from Allergies | Allergic Living

Allergic Living is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies. It features in-depth articles, news and safe recipes.

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Child’s Best Friend: The Dog Unleashed as the Surprising Allergy Preventer

Allergic Living is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies. It features in-depth articles, news and safe recipes.

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Closing in on a Cure For Cat Allergy | Allergic Living

Allergic Living is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies. It features in-depth articles, news and safe recipes.

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CDC: Save yourself a lot of pain and get shingles vaccine

Everyone over 60 should be vaccinated against shingles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends in a report Tuesday.

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Were We Getting Alzheimer’s Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment

A large Mayo Clinic study has found that, when it comes to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) | AAAAI

AAAAI explains that is a form of treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis or stinging insect allergies.

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Scientists announce anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine

In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from the Jupiter, Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective, it migh

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Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

Researchers said Monday they had pinpointed two compounds -- one naturally derived from fasting and intensive exercise -- that show promise for combatting arthritis, multiple sclerosis, gout and other auto-immune diseases. The compounds throw a wrench int

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First evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain. By showing that levels of an inflammation-linked protein are elevated in

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The Problem With Adult Acne

Growing concern about antibiotic resistance is changing how dermatologists treat acne. They are relying more on chemical peels, laser treatments and other therapies whose efficacy for the skin condition hasn’t been extensively researched.

Science & Technology | Medicine, Science & Technology

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough - Telegraph

The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study

Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

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To Relax You, Devices Apply Pressure to Points on the Skull

Devices that apply pressure to certain points in a person’s neck can create a deep sense of relaxation, help prevent migraines, aid sleep and ease chronic pain, say companies that sell the devices. Aches & Claims looks at the evidence

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CDC Unveils New Ebola Gear Guidelines | NBC Chicago

Health officials have released long-awaited new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients, calling for protective garb that covers their bodies entirely and for trained monitors to...

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I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

You can't just expect any nurse or any doctor or any health care worker or layperson to understand the deconning procedures by way of some kind of pamphlet or 10-minute training video. Not only is it mentally rigorous, but it's physically exhausting....

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CDC rethinking Ebola guidelines after criticism they left nurses unprotected - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Now that at least two Dallas nurses who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan have themselves been diagnosed with the virus, the Centers for Disease Protection and Control is facing criticism that its initial recommendations to healt

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Health care cartels limit Americans' options

Certificate-of-need laws keep innovative treatment from patients willing to buy and try it.

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Loud, Startling Noises May Lead to Knee Injuries

Honking horns, sirens and other sudden noises can disrupt circuits in the brain controlling muscles and ligaments that stabilize the knee, causing people to trip and fall, says a study.

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Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently

Activity in certain regions suggests why they're less able to prepare for pain or respond to pain relief

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Researchers Shed Light on Asthma's Mysteries - WSJ

As many as half of asthma sufferers have a form of the lung disease known as nonallergic asthma, a particularly confusing type of the lung disease.

Politics | Obamacare

The Obamacare marketplace one year later: How you’re faring - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: With the one-year anniversary of Obamacare's Healthcare.gov nearing, Americans tell us how they've been faring.

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Researcher Hunting the Key to Aging Believes Humans Can Have Unlimited Lifespan

It was Sinclair’s research on resveratrol, a molecule found in grapes, that made headlines a decade ago when it showed promising results in keeping overfed mice as healthy as lean mice. Sinclair even chose to test resveratrol on himself, something he ha

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Revolutionary new blood test 'could detect ALL types of cancer'

The University of Bradford researchers hope the breakthrough will save time and prevent costly and unnecessary invasive procedures and biopsies.

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A Virus Could Restore Natural Hearing in Deaf People — NOVA Next | PBS

In the next month, researchers will expose volunteers with severe hearing loss to a new kind of gene therapy first tested in mice.

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Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down

The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white Americ

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Scientists grow new muscle in men's injured legs

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries -- and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle.