New MS Drug Yields Mixed Results in Study

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis patients taking a new drug experienced fewer relapse rates but more side effects than patients receiving a standard MS therapy, new research indicates. In a trial comparing two sets of more than 900 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple …

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5 Time

For many people, the work-family-personal time balance feels like a constant juggling act where one or more components constantly ends up out of sync. Meanwhile, you can’t help but envy that one friend, coworker, neighbor who seems to make time for everything, all while rocking a smile and a skip …

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7 People on What It's Really Like to Have Lupus

Selena Gomez is finally opening up about the real reason she took some time off in 2013: The pop star was busy with treatment for lupus. In a new interview with Billboard, the actress-singer, 23, explained that she underwent chemotherapy for the autoimmune disease amid intense fan and media speculation (some reports said she …

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Teens Who Stay Up Late May Gain More Weight Over Time

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens may have a new reason to take their parents’ advice and go to bed early. Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen’s risk of becoming overweight over time, a new study says. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more …

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More Women Surviving Breast Cancer, Dutch Study Finds

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved …

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Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly …

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The Truth About Wheat and Your Waistline

  Could eating wheat be giving me a belly? Well, in theory, yes. Many women tend to accumulate fat in their abdominal area, so anything you eat in excess—including wheat—could make you grow a bigger belly. But foods that are high in fat and calories are much more likely suspects. …

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Wait, Can Sex Boost Your Immunity?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sex at any time in a woman’s monthly cycle may trigger immune system changes that boost the likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study suggests. The findings could eventually prove useful for couples trying to conceive, researchers from Indiana University at Bloomington said. …

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