Health & Wellness

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:17:04 EST Doctors, Patients Embrace Technology in Medicine

Technology is quickly changing many parts of medicine, giving people more power to take charge of their health care.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:15:10 EST Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Medicine tied to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in those with underactive thyroid

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:19:21 EST Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements during pregnancy as recommended

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:15:17 EST Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:15:10 EST Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:43 EST Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:15:23 EST Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:15:21 EST FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:06:24 EST For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:29:18 EST New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby

WebMD talks to experts about how new fathers can start bonding with their newborn baby.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:24:39 EST New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

WebMD discusses what new fathers can expect after their baby arrives.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:18:51 EST Are We Too Clean? Letting Kids Get Dirty and Germy

Should you let your kids get dirty and be exposed to germs? WebMD discusses this idea and the benefits and risks associated with it.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:13:03 EST Helping a Child Who Is Afraid of Shots

WebMD gives tips for helping a child who is afraid of getting a shot. Learn how parents can make the vaccine process go smoothly.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:20:32 EST Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:26 EST Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed at combating the threat of antibiotic resistance, which can happen when these medicines are used too often and lose their power to treat bacterial infections.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:25 EST Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:37:22 EST Back-Related Leg Pain: Spine Manipulation Helps

In people with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice provided more short-term improvement in pain and ability to move than home exercise and advice alone, according to a recent study.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:23 EST PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:19 EST DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:32 EST Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in the effort to shed pounds and ward off long-term diseases such as diabetes, new research might give you pause.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:37 EST The 411 on Skin Lighteners

Want to even out your skin tone? From sun damage to acne scars, these new potions can help.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:09 EST Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:12 EST Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:34 EST Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:01:09 EST How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Lifestyle changes – including stress reduction – can help weaken your triggers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:12 EST 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:00 EST High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:10 EST Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:46:36 EST U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:26 EST Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:20 EST Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:17 EST Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:10 EST Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors -- but especially nurses -- to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:15:13 EST Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:36:09 EST Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women Over 70

Including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and may lead to certain consequences, a Dutch study has concluded.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

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