Binge Eating Disorder and Body Image

Binge Eating Disorder and Body Image Everyone has looked in the mirror at one time or another and not liked the way they looked or how their clothes fit. If you have binge eating disorder, research says you likely have these thoughts a lot. This type of thinking, called poor body image, can trigger binges […]

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U.K. Nurse With Ebola in Critical Condition

U.K. Nurse With Ebola in Critical Condition Jan. 5, 2015 — Pauline Cafferkey’s battle with Ebola took a turn for the worse over the weekend. The 39-year-old nurse from Scotland is in critical condition, London’s Royal Free Hospital said on Saturday. She’s receiving treatment there in an isolation unit. Cafferkey caught Ebola while working in […]

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Cancer Doctors Don’t Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

Cancer Docs, Patients and Herbs, Supplements By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don’t talk to their patients about these products, new research found. Fewer than half of cancer doctors — oncologists […]

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Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby

Defective Hormone Tied to Chronic Obesity in Baby By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A small number of extremely obese people may be fat because their bodies produce a malfunctioning form of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. That’s the conclusion of a case study that appears in the Jan. 1 […]

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Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be Dangerous By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds. Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells. When […]

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Some Blind People Use Echolocation to ‘See’

Some Blind People Use Echolocation to ‘See’ By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense — called echolocation — to help them “see,” a new study indicates. In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also […]

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Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

Random Mutations Responsible for Most Cancer Risk By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations. These mutations take place when stem cells divide, according […]

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FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu

FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viral infections can happen at any time, but they’re more common during winter when people spend more time in close contact with others indoors. Although most respiratory viruses clear up within a few days, […]

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Living With Hep C: What to Expect

What to Expect When You Have Hepatitis C If you’ve just found out you have hepatitis C, you have a lot of questions. If you’re like most people with this condition, you probably never knew you had it until now. You’re not alone. Hepatitis C isn’t rare in the U.S., especially among baby boomers — […]

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Q&A With Molly Sims

QA With Molly Sims She may be girl-next-door gorgeous, but Molly Sims, 41, will be the first person to tell you just how much time and effort goes into getting camera-ready. And in her new book out this coming January, The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple, she does just that. […]

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