Colombia Claims No Zika Birth Defects: Why?

Colombia Claims No Zika Birth Defects: Why? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — At first glance, it seems like a small ray of hope in the ongoing Zika epidemic hitting Latin America. Colombia’s president said the other day that there were no signs of brain birth defects involving nearly […]

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Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition — called hyperthyroidism — appeared to […]

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Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed […]

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Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed […]

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Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

Prenatal Acetaminophen Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who take the painkiller acetaminophen — best known under the brand name Tylenol — may be more likely to have a child with asthma, new research suggests. Although the study wasn’t designed […]

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You Don’t Have to Give Up Your Social Life With IBS-D

8 Social-Life Tips for IBS-D Just when she should’ve been enjoying life the most, Amber Vesey reached her lowest point. By the time she was in college, the irritable bowel syndrome she’d been diagnosed with at 15 was sending her to the hospital over and over again. It morphed into the type of the disease […]

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Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains — believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus — typically […]

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Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

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/stress-weight-gain?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Measles Outbreak Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines?

Measles Outbreak Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The measles outbreak that first began in California’s Disneyland last year may have changed some parents’ minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests. Researchers found that parents with “high awareness” of the outbreak were more […]

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Choose the Best Tooth Whitener

Choose the Best Teeth Whitener Are your pearly whites not quite as white as you’d like? There’s a lot you can do to turn your stained or yellowish choppers into brighter, dazzling ones. “You can see why whitening is so popular. It works for most people,” says Edmond R. Hewlett, DDS, an associate dean at […]

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