Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer

There Might Be 5 Kinds of Prostate Cancer July 31, 2015 — Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they’ve found a way to distinguish between them. They say the research could lead to better treatment, because doctors would be able to know which tumors are more likely […]

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Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

Moderate Coffee Drinking and Seniors’ Brain Health By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for “mild cognitive impairment” — declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia. The […]

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Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Too Much of This Tied to Poor Teen Mental Health By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals. At issue is the amount of time […]

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Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests. The treatment approach is called transcutaneous stimulation, where a device delivers an […]

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The Risks of Belly Fat

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/diet/the-risks-of-belly-fat?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

Your Psoriasis Questions Answered Got questions about psoriasis? WebMD is here with answers, from the most basic issues to more complicated topics. Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from our Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD. Are Psoriasis and Allergies […]

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Find more energy to get through your workday

Are you all too familiar with the afternoon slump? Even after a decent night’s sleep, you might still find yourself struggling to power through the day. Kick your energy level up a notch with these tips. You won’t feel wired when it’s time to wind down, either. Start Your Day With Fiber The type of […]

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New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglycerides: Study By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds. Triglycerides are a type of blood fat created by the food you eat. At very high levels, they can cause heart […]

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Texters Walk Cautiously to Avoid Collisions

Texters Walk Carefully to Avoid Collisions in Study July 29, 2015 — Think people who text while walking are a hazard? If so, tread lightly.  A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they’re no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don’t use their mobile phone while […]

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Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking: Study By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests. The researchers found that those whose self-esteem was dependent on their relationships were more likely to turn to alcohol if they became jealous. However, the […]

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