Health & Wellness

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:42 EST Health Officials Investigating Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado and Kansas City have also developed unexplained paralysis in their arms and legs, officials say.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:23 EST Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:16 EST Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:23 EST Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:17:27 EST American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:10:38 EST Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA

A safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient ischemic attacks), the FDA says.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:22 EST After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:15:09 EST Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:20:58 EST The Future of Cancer Detection

Spotting cancer early is key, but trying to do that -- often when there are no symptoms -- has been challenging. Still, more and more evidence suggests that all cancers have a signature, or even a scent, that can be detected early.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:09:14 EST Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

The recent FDA approval of Trulicity, an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. WebMD asked two doctors and a pharmacist familiar with the new medications to answer some commonly asked questions about the weekly options.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:15:14 EST Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:18 EST Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people, study finds

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Debate Grows Over Employer Plans With No Hospital Benefits

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:26 EST Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:24 EST Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:19 EST Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:15 EST Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

Reduced activity in the area that controls self-restraint can boost high-calorie cravings, study shows

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:21 EST Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:19 EST 3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:15:17 EST Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:15:29 EST Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:44:57 EST Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

A large new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:15:23 EST Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers uncover new genetic mutations, other contributing factors

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:48 EST Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

Blue-collar jobs of 55 hours a week or more might raise your risk, study says

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:45 EST Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:15:43 EST Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:28:20 EST BMI, Waist Size, and Other Ways to See if You're Overweight

WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:20:11 EST Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal

Study found minor differences between three therapies

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:48:21 EST Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:48:07 EST Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:44:56 EST Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Healthy elderly people who begin reporting memory lapses are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia roughly a decade later, new research suggests.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:39:10 EST Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:51:45 EST Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure

Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:15:34 EST Scientists Explain Why Statins Raise Diabetes Risk

Taking statins can lead to weight gain, raised blood sugar levels, and it can increase the chances of getting type 2 diabetes, say scientists who have been trying to explain why.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:15:10 EST Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study

Also more likely to trust non-professional advice from social media, video sharing, researchers say

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:45:15 EST Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:15:11 EST Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

Study authors say it's not clear why physical activity and alcohol appear linked

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:15 EST Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.

After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk: government report

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:11 EST Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Study: Where smoking declines, so does consumption of beer, hard liquor

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:20:09 EST Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:09 EST Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says

Number Of Marketplace Insurers To Rise 25 Percent, HHS Says

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:40 EST FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:26:51 EST Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment?

A growing body of research shows there may be new hope against depression: the anesthetic drug ketamine.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:22 EST Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

More than twice as many people are falling ill in Liberia, Sierra Leone as reported, health officials say

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:15:17 EST Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:15:18 EST Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports


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