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HEALTH & MEDICAL Monday, January 23, 2012

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Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds
Risk is greatest for those in construction

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens
Therapy led to recovery in nearly half of study

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market
But study didn't prove cause-and-effect

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

4 Cardio Workouts: Elliptical, Treadmill, Stationary Bike, Rowing Machine

Shake up your same old, same old exercise routine by trying these cardio workouts recommended to WebMD. You'll do intervals that are sure to challenge you and burn calories.

The Diet Soda Debate
customer shopping

Recent studies fail to provide solid answers on benefits or drawbacks.

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery
But the bill you get afterward might be a bit

Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria,

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds
But research design was flawed, critic says.

Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation

Emotional Eating: How to Overcome It

Do you eat when you're stressed, angry, or sad? Emotional eating can derail your diet. You can get past it. Find out how at WebMD.

Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia
Early study found higher rates than in people

Researchers deem depression an independent risk factor for dementia

Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From Disease

Leading Doctor in Ebola Outbreak Dies From Disease

Fast-Food Salads: 6 Tips to Pick the Best Ones

Heading for the drive-thru? Before you order your next fast-food salad, read these six tips to make the best choices.

Did Your Meal Win an Xtreme Eating Award?
monster meal

The Monster burger meal from Red Robin is the most "xtreme" restaurant meal in America, according to a new survey.

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests
But national statistics contend that there's an

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
In survey, Independent voters in the U.S. often

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms
Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Florida Warns of Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Florida Warns of Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Woman Skips Round of Chemo to Help Cancer Research

A biomedical researcher with an unusually aggressive form of breast cancer has taken an extraordinary step to "immortalize" her cancer cells.

Survey: Progress In Enrolling California Uninsured

Survey: Progress In Enrolling California Uninsured

Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage

Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan
Learn to read food labels closely, he advises.

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary

Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns
They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer
blood glucose meter

The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study.

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study
Highest levels of cancer-linked substance found

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

$1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C

$1,000 Pill Now Leading Treatment for Hepatitis C

Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?
checking blood pressure

Most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s.

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds
50 percent of fresh fruit and 20 percent of fresh

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism
Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Finding was independent of women's other risk

HRT, hormone therapy, early hormone therapy

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study
Middle-aged male runners get a lot of health

More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Runners were less likely than walkers to die of

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Findings especially relevant to social media's

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes
Manage risk factors that lie within your control,

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness
U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of

U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved
young woman sneezing

The FDA has approved over-the-counter Flonase Allergy Relief, or fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray, for treatment of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies, its maker GlaxoSmithKline announced.

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults
Severe mental illness, learning difficulties

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain
Better funding is vital to improve treatments,

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Limitations Of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees

Health Plans' Limitations Rankle Some Enrollees

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age
Accumulated knowledge helped seniors outperform

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study
injection

Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.

Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make
healthy lifestyle items

WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know
bloodstream

When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.

Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
Report shows it only provided 9 percent

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?

Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.


CNN.com - Health
Plant-based diet is his secret
For years Benji Kurtz was severely obese. He tried diet after diet. Then the solution to his weight loss problem found him.
Drops 100 pounds 'marathon' style
When Nicole Durham finally decided it was time to lose weight, she knew she had a long way to go. See her amazing transformation:
You won't believe the 'after' pics
Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation:
4 common first triathlon Qs
Tackling your first triathlon? Even the best triathletes in the world started somewhere -- and made their share of rookie mistakes.
Get off the sideline, into the race
Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.
If I can run, so can you
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to say, "I've run a 5K."
MERS may be airborne
The deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus may be transmitted through the air, according to a new observation paper.
Is your firefighter too fat?
More than 70% of U.S. firefighters are overweight or obese, a rate higher than the American public, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What's your H2O IQ?
CNN's Susan Hendricks tells us about staying hydrated this summer. What is your H2O IQ?
Do's and don'ts for summertime sex
The weather doesn't have to be the only thing heating up this month. Summer is an excellent time to recharge and rejuvenate -- and your love life should be no exception.
5 mosquito bite myths
The colors you wear and the food you eat don't matter. We bust five common mosquito bite myths to help you stop the itch.
Overweight kids don't see it
CNN's Andy Rose tells us that most overweight children don't perceive themselves that way.
The healthiest fish to eat?
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
Plastic surgery gone wrong
Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Sleep more, lose weight
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how sleeping more can actually help you feel less hungry.
Pregnant and she didn't know it
A Seymour, Connecticut, woman gave birth after being pregnant for 9 months with no idea she was carrying a baby.
Say 'Hello.' You'll live longer
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how something as simple, and as nice, as saying "hello" can help you live to 100.
Men take their health to heart
A father who lost his dad and brother to heart disease intends to avoid the same fate. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.
String may help you live to 100
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how flossing regularly not only helps prevent heart disease but can also help you live to 100.
Twin boys born 24 days apart
Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
Is red meat really bad for you?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
This is your body on weed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
See man after 700-lb. loss
Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.
Teacher eats only McDonald's
A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
Selfies leading to head lice
Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice.
World's most dangerous workout?
Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
Hear Mrs. O rap for healthy foods
First lady Michelle Obama raps about food at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools.
Brain dead: What it is, what it isn't
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how doctors determine if a patient is brain dead.
NIH: Ebola vaccine tests planned soon
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.
Paralyzed men have sex again
Many in wheelchairs argue that what doctors call "secondary conditions" such as sexual function and bowel and bladder control are just as important as walking.
10 yoga poses to beat stress
Don't let stress get the best of you! Start your day off right with this yoga sequence for beginners. These 10 yoga poses will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
App brings doc to your door
When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. Now the doctor will come to you.
21 pounds of skin removed
I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.
Reporter eats 'unhealthiest' meal
A new survey calls Red Robin's "Monster" burger the "single unhealthiest" meal at a chain restaurant. KXTV reports.
Diseases you don't talk about
There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.
Big change proposed for pot law
The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt marijuana plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high.
Train like a lady lumberjack
Shana Verstegen started logrolling when she was 7. The sport has made her a six-time world champion and given her six-pack abs.
This won't be AIDS-free generation
He was just 18 years old when he got the news. It was the summer before his senior year in high school.
One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.
21 pounds of flesh removed after weight loss
I am a CNN Fit Nation alumna. I completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in 2013 with my Fit Nation teammates. But my journey to health really started more than two years ago.
Reporter eats the 'unhealthiest' meal
A new survey calls Red Robin's "Monster" burger the "single unhealthiest" meal at a chain restaurant. KXTV reports.
Uber-inspired apps bring a doctor to your door
When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. Now the doctor will come to you.
Number of 9/11-related cancer cases is growing
Cancer is plaguing a growing number of first responders and rescuers who worked at ground zero after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These are cancers the federal government says are thought to be directly related to that effort -- cancers like leukemia, myeloma, thyroid and prostate cancers.
Could a blood test predict suicides?
Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?
Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...
There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your doctor.
Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning
Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.
Young cancer victim's ashes inspire filmmaker
It was about eight months into her fight with heart cancer that 24-year-old Maire Kent knew she was going to die. The plan she made for her ashes inspired strangers and a filmmaker.
First impressions made in 100 milliseconds
Making a good first impression might have more to do with your facial features than choosing the right outfit, a new study reveals.
5 myths about the urge to 'go'
Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.
Cancer overtreatment must stop
Studies found that a large number of American men with prostate cancer get unnecessary and aggressive treatment, Dr. Otis Brawley says.
Can meditation slow aging?
Researchers are trying to show that meditation could help counter the aging process.
Spanking's effect on kids' brains
Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.
5 things to know about Alzheimer's
Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
Science limited on the drinking age
On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

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