Health & Wellness

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:20:15 EST New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:15:11 EST U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water

Move is attempt to prevent teeth staining caused by overexposure to the mineral

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:49:07 EST The MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

The food choices you make daily might lower your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease, some scientists say.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:18:13 EST Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:15:14 EST Puppy Chews Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Puppy Chews Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:07:25 EST Doctor Salaries and Job Satisfaction: New Survey

Although money is still a sore issue for many doctors, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report, most had modest to significant salary gains.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:15:17 EST MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:15:11 EST More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:15:19 EST Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:15:12 EST Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:56:13 EST Adult-Onset Allergies

You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:23:57 EST Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

No medications available for disabling disease for less than $50,000 a year in United States, researchers say

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:18:46 EST Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:15:16 EST 2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:22:42 EST Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

It is never too late to stop smoking, experts says. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help you avoid dying from heart disease.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:15:23 EST Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:15:14 EST Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:46:02 EST Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Insurance Subsidies After Calculation Error

Some families likely received lower subsidies than they were entitled to, or were denied Medicaid coverage, because of faulty calculations related to children who receive Social Security income.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:15:15 EST Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:24 EST Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

Study found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:21 EST Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

Study found tinnitus activates much larger area of brain than normal sounds do

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:19 EST Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:17 EST Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:15:14 EST Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

The sooner, the better, researchers found

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:24:52 EST How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

Learn how to recognize ADHD symptoms in children, teens, and adults.

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:15:18 EST Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:20:16 EST Challenging Job May Help People With Type of Dementia

Study suggests demanding work benefits those with frontotemporal disease

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:20:13 EST Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:15 EST Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:09:37 EST More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

Sam was born Samantha. When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, "My mind tells me I’m a boy."

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:00:53 EST Changing Genders: How It’s Done

As many as hundreds of thousands of Americans don’t feel they fit the gender they were born with, and some take steps to change that.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:05:57 EST KAMRA Implant for Near Vision Gets OK’d

The FDA has approved the first short-distance vision implant for some people with normal worsening of vision with age, called presbyopia, according to a news release from the agency.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:15:12 EST Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:15:16 EST Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says

Results suggest possible alternative to long-term drug use

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:20:32 EST Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:36:28 EST ADHD and Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Learning Disabilities

WebMD talks to ADHD experts about children with ADHD who also have other conditions -- such as depression, anxiety, or learning disabilities.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:15:14 EST Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:43:52 EST Researchers Test Powdered Insulin to Prevent Diabetes

Swallowing a daily dose of insulin is safe, and it may act like a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes, a small new study shows.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:20:48 EST More Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Facing Dangerous Complication

Diabetic ketoacidosis can prove serious; researchers point to lack of insurance leading to late diagnosis

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:19:00 EST Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:15:33 EST Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:15:33 EST Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:46:46 EST What’s At Stake In The Supreme Court Obamacare Case

Despite political opposition to the Affordable Care Act, more than 186,000 people in Louisiana signed up for health insurance through The vast majority of those received subsidies, which could be lost in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:20:19 EST Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:25:44 EST Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

A one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity doesn't work because obese people fall into one of six groups, a study says. WebMD reports.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:52:17 EST What It Means to Be Transgender

What does it mean when someone is transgender? What happens when they transition?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:44 EST Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST 'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up


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