Health & Wellness

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:45 EST Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:26:55 EST FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants

The FDA announced new rules Tuesday that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:17 EST Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:15 EST Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:11 EST New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:49 EST Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:30 EST Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:26 EST Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:44 EST Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:20 EST FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:45:09 EST HHS Formally Moves To Close Loophole Allowing Plans Without Hospital Benefits

The new proposed rule would bar such plans that had once qualified under a federal calculator.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:37 EST Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:45:15 EST Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules

The new requirements for electronic medical records and other technological upgrades can be a heavy burden for Alaska’s small medical practices and aging physician workforce.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can fill some primary care gaps, but specialists say an aging population will need more intensive care.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:20:26 EST Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:45:09 EST Wall Street Is Bullish On 2015 Obamacare Enrollment

Analysts project that 11 million people will sign up in 2015 — and more will be younger and healthier.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST Why Can’t I Stop Eating? How to Curb Compulsive Eating

Compulsive overeating, why it happens, and how to get it under control.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:15:37 EST Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:26 EST Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you down? Take control with these simple cleaning strategies.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:07:38 EST Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

Switching locations might be tempting, WebMD's allergy expert says, but it's not guaranteed to bring relief.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:15:39 EST Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:05:50 EST Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:28:47 EST Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth hormones for kids who are healthy and not low in growth hormone but might wind up shorter than 97% of their peers -- a condition termed idiopathic short stature.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:37 EST Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:27 EST Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:22 EST Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:45:23 EST A Quarter Of Uninsured Say They Can’t Afford To Buy Coverage

Poll finds that the high cost was the biggest obstacle noted by Americans who lack insurance and don’t expect to buy it next year. About half of the uninsured hope to get coverage in 2015.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:26:54 EST Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to dislike cigarettes and help them cut back, a new study hints.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:21:12 EST FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:26 EST Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:11 EST Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:28 EST Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:16:13 EST 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:48 EST Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:28 EST A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:21 EST Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:18 EST Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST Costly Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump

Increases are expected to moderate as more brand-name drug patents expire and the impact of the liver disease treatments lessens.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:21:35 EST U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:55 EST Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:44 EST Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:15:29 EST 'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:08:27 EST New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Show Promise

Lowering cholesterol in new ways -- potentially to unheard-of levels -- was a big topic of discussion at this week's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. Experts say they're most excited about two drug trials.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:16:07 EST 3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:55:24 EST Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may raise a child's risk of getting juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints. That's according to investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:44 EST Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

But having gene variants linked to levels of the vitamin didn't affect rate of deaths from heart causes

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:29 EST Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:19 EST Worst-Case Ebola Scenario Won't Happen: CDC

Major Effort to Find Ebola Treatments Announced by Coaltion Second Face Transplant Performed at Cleveland Clinic

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