HEALTH & MEDICAL Monday, January 23, 2012

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Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds
But the research involving older adults doesn't

Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, they were more prone to diabetes, muscle loss

Once-Daily Ivermectin Is a Safe Rosacea Treatment
papulopustular rosacea

Ivermectin cream (Soolantra) does a better job than metronidazole cream at treating the type of rosacea that causes bumps and pus pimples, according to a new study.

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
But recipients need to know the source of the

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Autoimmune Diseases

WebMD explains what makes RA an autoimmune disease. Learn what autoimmune diseases are and how changes involving your immune system lead to RA.

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
But one cardiologist stands by the drug,

And about 10 percent of patients with prescriptions for these powerful drugs become addicted

Scary Diagnosis: 6 Useful Tips

WebMD offers tips to deal with a scary health diagnosis –- from the emotional impact to finding the right care.

Who Will Treat You: Your Health Care Team

From surgeons to therapists, how to get the support you need and build the best team for your treatment and care. Includes information on second opinions.

What You're Not Telling Your Doctor

Worried about asking your doctor something? Don't be shy or embarrassed. The info you give them can help them get to the bottom of what ails you.

How to talk to doctors when they don't listen.

Having a hard time getting on the same page with your doctor? Here are tips to make sure you're getting the info you need about your diagnosis and treatment options so you can feel better.

Tips for a successful doctor visit.

The more you participate in your doctor visits, the more you will get out of them. These tips can help you have successful doctor appointments.

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis
In patients with back pain, certain cells

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

FAQ: Hormonal Therapy for Menopause
woman with headache

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause is hotly debated. Is it safe? Experts answer common questions.

Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn
Early study suggests that avoiding allergy

Risk of foodborne illness is much greater without pasteurization

Undoing Autism One Toy at a Time

There's a growing movement in medicine: a push to find and treat children at risk for autism at younger and younger ages -- even in the womb -- in the hope that their social and emotional development can be boosted to normal or near-normal levels.

Do you know the hidden symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

WebMD explains what many people don’t understand about rheumatoid arthritis. Learn what to expect and get helpful tips, whether you’re newly diagnosed or you're close to someone with RA.

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid
In research involving patients with migraine with

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says

Migraine or Sinus Headache: What's the Difference
man with a headache

WebMD talks to headache experts about the difference between migraines and sinus headaches.

E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors
Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use,

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link
Treatment-related lung and hearing problems

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
Findings should reassure women who fear

New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury
Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have

Researchers report on two studies that showed kidney damage in those who used the drug

Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked
Zecuity treats headache and the nausea that can

Patients with one are more than twice as likely to have the other, study says

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds
50 percent of fresh fruit and 20 percent of fresh

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

GNC to Boost Testing of Herbal Supplements

GNC to Boost Testing of Herbal Supplements

Are Psoriasis and Allergies Linked?

Psoriasis and allergies both cause itchy, skin and both involve immune system reactions. Could they be related?

U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves

U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves

Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection
With greater gaps in income within an area,

Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum

Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study
Findings should reassure women who fear

Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death
Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
CDC says public health effect of device remains

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Spanish study suggests that having midday meal

Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
prescription bottle and pills

The Obama administration is pledging to end the widespread practice of using antibiotics to promote the growth of animals that are raised for food in the U.S.

Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your Future

Planning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Findings may have implications for caregivers.

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee
Inadequate post-op rehab might be a factor, study

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It
Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks

Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
Study found that leisure-time activity was more

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals
Areas that control sense of fullness, perception

Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control

Adult-Onset Allergies

You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.

New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA

New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA

FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition
Doctors should be cautious when prescribing

Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

CNN.com - Health
A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple
Late one night on Facebook, a girl with cystic fibrosis messaged a boy with cystic fibrosis, and both their lives were changed forever.
The story of Katie and Dalton, in photos
Will this remove stink from body odor?
Hospital gowns get fashion makeovers
Kids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink later
Worst foods to eat when you're sick
A workout for your face?
One-minute solutions to improve your health
Cereal could be the key to long life
Stop drinking soda, for (your own) good
Change up your living space to get in shape
Can't fully expect when expecting? Accurate gender
What happens when instead of the little girl everyone has been expecting and buying clothes for a little boy ends up being born? Making the wrong call happens more frequently than we realize, perhaps as high as one out of ten times.
Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga
10 nutritionists share McDonald's meals they'd order
The NASA diet: It's food, but not as we know it
Around 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface, the International Space Station continues its orbit of the planet.
Instilling empathy among doctors pays off
This skill is increasingly considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.
Most Alzheimer's patients aren't diagnosed
Worried about arsenic in California wine?
A lawsuit claims that some budget California wines contain "dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic," but winemakers say the suit is fearmongering.
If you must smoke, do it away from the kids
Allergy-proof your day
What happens to your body by skipping the gym?
The huge Influence of 'Lunch Lady Land'
Are e-cigarettes fueling a new addiction?
What was mental state of Germanwings co-pilot?
1000-year-old recipe kills MRSA superbug
People with Down syndrome sit for stunning portraits
Opinion: Indiana's OTHER outrageous law
Indiana jury's 20-year sentence for a woman charged with feticide, neglect of a dependent after she miscarried is absurd and unjust
Cancer can't stop teen singer's music
BMI note from school angers mom
Obama battles 'superbugs' with national plan
From educator to Ebola fighter
Indiana public health emergency due to HIV epidemic
Angelina Jolie's genetic tests can help you too
1300-lb. man highlights obesity epidemic
The hidden childhood epidemic
Does laughing make you healthier?
Diet and exercise in space
The medical secrets of the Dead Sea
New study links diet soda to belly fat
And the secret to happiness is...
Why isn't Ebola airborne?
Why Ebola isn't airborne: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains, using a metal pipe, marbles, baby powder and a baseball
Why mustard is better for you than ketchup
Eat this to reduce your risk of colon cancer
Yoga for triathletes
Training for a Triathlon? Yoga can help!
Coffee is a health food: Myth or fact?
A subway workout goes viral
4 reasons you should learn to cook
Cholesterol in food not a concern, new guidelines say
Fit Nation: Sweet dreams lead to better health
3 breakfast rules to follow to lose weight
9 things no one tells you about losing weight
5 ways to fat-proof your home, no willpower necessary
Think you're immune to temptation? Let's be honest: Even the most disciplined healthy eater will occasionally give in to "runger" (running hunger). One minute you're walking past a box of granola sitting on the kitchen counter; five minutes and 500 calories later, you probably wish you'd hidden that box in a cabinet instead.
Climbing uphill on the weight loss journey
Work-life balance and getting in shape
Want to lose weight and find romance? Start cooking
Meet the new Fit Nation team
They lost weight; so can you
What Miles O'Brien teaches us about loss
Vaccines are a matter of fact, not opinion
Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin
Explain it to me: Concussions
What is Palcohol?
Chimps still stuck in research labs despite promise of retirement
Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now
For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our eyes.
Ebola fighter coming to U.S. for nursing school
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Partner yoga: Double the pleasure
The great American sleep recession
I won't take it personally if you yawn while reading this story.
6 ways to improve odds and beat heart disease
Sit smarter with yoga
Meet the mental wellness warriors
Natural family planning gets trendy
More women are saying no to hormonal birth control and yes to pregnancy prevention that sounds old-fashioned, natural family planning, also called FAM.
People who feel younger at heart live longer
Go ahead lie about your age. It may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life.
Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free
People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.
Men's memories worse than women's
Loneliness increases risk of death?
Doctors claim first successful penis transplant
Child receives his own 'Iron Man' arm
How to help your hangover
Are you an e-hypochrondriac?
A billion at risk for music-related hearing loss
New frontier in apples: Red or golden but never brown
Measles was no big deal -- until my daughter got it
How to really lose weight
'Twin fetuses' found inside newborn baby in Hong Kong
A team of Hong Kong doctors has described an extremely rare medical occurrence -- what appeared to be a pair of fetuses inside the body of a newborn baby girl.
How the Peace Corps continues to fight Ebola
Florida woman gives birth to 14.1-pound baby boy
'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'
Aspirin a day may not be necessary for everyone's heart health
Man shows off his double arm transplant
A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank yous at a news conference as he showed off his two new arm transplants.

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