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Can you train your brain to eat healthy?

If only kale tasted like Oreos, right? Well, new research says you might be able to train your brain to eventually crave the healthy foods you don't like.  According to a study published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, a solution might be conditioning and an increased consumption of low-calorie, high-fiber foods. You could eventually be searching for ...

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and the organization says it will continue accepting donations through Monday. A final tally's expected Tuesday. MDA President and CEO ...

Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: StudyWebMD Health News By Jennifer Dobner Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Prescription Drug Use Up in Teen GirlsRx Lidocaine for Teething Pain May Cause Harm: FDADry Drowning, Secondary Drowning FAQChildren's Allowances: How Much Is Enough?Sept. 1, 2014 -- Here’s ...

Directors Tal Granit, left, and Sharon Maymon laugh during an interview with The Associated Press for their film The Farewell Party, during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/David Azia)

Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. "The Farewell Party" centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia ...

Infertility Patients Finding Creative Financing Help

Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to ...

Consumers Will Owe Uncle Sam If They Got Health Insurance Subsidies Mistakenly

Consumers getting government subsidies for health insurance who are later found ineligible for those payments will owe the government, but not necessarily the full amount, according to the Treasury Department.The clarified rule could affect some of the 300,000 people facing a Sept. 5 deadline to submit additional documents to confirm ...

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Is any amount of alcohol good for us?

Aug. 29, 2014 -- To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered, at least when it comes to our health. Although we’ve heard for years that moderate drinking is good for our hearts, several recent studies have questioned that long-held belief. And earlier this year, the ...

STRETCHING AT SUNRISE--Residents take their morning exercise at the bank of the Tonle Sap river near the Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Science-backed ways to feel happier

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Plus, ...

Beware Of Higher Charges If You Go To An Out-Of-Network Emergency Room

When you need emergency care, chances are you aren’t going to pause to figure out whether the nearest hospital is in your health insurer’s network. Nor should you. That’s why the health law prohibits insurers from charging higher copayments or coinsurance for out-of-network emergency care. The law also prohibits plans ...

In Texas, New Doctor-Restrictive Abortion Law Could Kick In Monday

This story is part of a partnership that includes Houston Public Media, NPR and Kaiser Health News. It can be republished for free. (details)A federal judge in Austin, Texas, will issue a decision in the next few days about whether clinics that perform abortion in the state must become outpatient ...

Calif. Bill Would Protect Estates Of Many Who Received Medicaid

A bill passed by the California legislature this week is putting Gov. Jerry Brown in a delicate position: Sign the measure and support consumer demands for a change in the state’s policy on recovering assets from Medicaid enrollees or keep the current system that generates about $30 million used to ...

Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital. The comedian's condition wasn't immediately known. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly name the person transported to Mount Sinai Hospital ...

Urgent Care Centers Opening For People With Mental lllness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Hoping to keep more people with mental illness out of jails and emergency rooms, county health officials opened a mental health urgent care center Wednesday in South Los Angeles.The goal of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Mental Health Urgent Care Center is to stabilize and treat ...

States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.  But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 -- the first time the new tax is ...

Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?WebMD Health News By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD The Diet Soda DebateQ&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?Most Americans Don’t Need Extra SeleniumDiabetes Medications May Double as Weight Loss DrugsAug. 27, 2014 -- Obesity costs the ...

CBO Projects Lower Medicare and Medicaid Costs

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.Medicare spending is projected to drop by $49 billion — or less than 1 percent — from 2015 and 2024, while Medicaid spending is expected ...

Health Law Spurs Focus On Faster Drug Development

Imagine if scientists could recreate you---or at least part of you---on a chip.That might help doctors identify drugs that would help you heal faster, bypassing the sometimes painful trial-and-error process and hefty health care costs that accompany arriving at the right treatment.Right now, at the University of California, Berkeley, researchers ...

Off-duty officer saves choking child

California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel was busy shopping inside a Redwood City grocery store when he heard the panic cries of a mother in agony. He quickly located the woman, who was slapping her 5-year-old son’s back. He was choking on a grape. Montiel’s training had taught him he ...

Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Thursday include Rockefeller Center in New York, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hour-long cancer ...

Alec Baldwin watches the match between Maria Sharapova, of Russia,  and Maria Kirilenko, of Russia, during the opening round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Alec Baldwin visits mom's booth at NY State Fair

Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1pGv45P ) that the actor spent a couple hours Tuesday at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY Inc. booth at the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds. The ...

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