Health & Wellness

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:52:09 EST The Risks of Belly Fat

Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:17 EST Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:15 EST Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:15:11 EST Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:16:33 EST Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer

Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:15:13 EST Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:24:39 EST Your Psoriasis Questions Answered

Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from WebMD's Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:14 EST Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:11 EST Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:08 EST New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:06 EST Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:45:02 EST California Survey: Newly Insured Satisified With Coverage, More Financially Secure

Formerly uninsured California residents no longer rank paying for health care as their primary financial concern. But some still see cost and access to care as a problem.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:17:37 EST Find more energy to get through your workday

Learn how to get more energy to get through your workday by changing your diet, your habits or making lifestyle changes. WebMD has the details.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:06 EST Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds

Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:04 EST Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:15:09 EST Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning

Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:15:04 EST Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:15:06 EST New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:19:55 EST Texters Walk Cautiously to Avoid Collisions

A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:03 EST Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:02 EST Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:49:11 EST What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?

Having ADHD can make you feel paranoid. Explore a personal story of one man's experience with adult ADHD.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:07 EST Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:04 EST FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:15 EST Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests

Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:15:13 EST Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:09 EST For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis

But one stone increases odds for more, study found

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:15:07 EST Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time

Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:01:24 EST Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:24:48 EST How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes

WebMD asks a food writer how she deals with a diabetes diagnosis – without derailing her career.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:15:07 EST Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study

Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:52 EST Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?

WebMD has a diabetes expert answer your questions about prediabetes.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:54:15 EST A Going-Out Guide for People With Diabetes

Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, WebMD knows that type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:28:05 EST Are Short Workouts Better for You?

Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. WebMD explains.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:01:44 EST Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). WebMD has the details.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:26:49 EST Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes

Diabetes news and statistics from WebMD.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:18:44 EST Tips for Preventing Kids' Colds and Flu

The top ways of keeping your kids from getting sick are washing hands and getting those flu shots.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health

Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:11 EST Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:08 EST Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:52 EST Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But WebMD says vision problems are not inevitable.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:40:03 EST The Right Way to Lose Weight When You Have Diabetes

Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and WebMD says you'll likely get your blood sugar levels in check and feel better overall.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:21:20 EST Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?

WebMD's crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:10 EST Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:15:05 EST Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:46:12 EST By the Numbers: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar

If you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about blood sugar testing. WebMD Magazine has the details.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:03:10 EST Time for a Pantry Makeover?

You can put together healthy meals in minutes when you've got a well-planned pantry and freezer. WebMD Magazine has the details.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:56:21 EST The Truth About Stomach Flu

Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:27:53 EST Hate to Exercise? How to Find Exercise Types You'll Like

Do you hate to exercise? You might not have tried the right type yet. WebMD tells how to find exercise that you'll enjoy and stick with.

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