Health & Wellness

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:34 EST Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse

Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:46:10 EST Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed

Obese Crash-Test Dummies Being Developed

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:42 EST Adult Asthma Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:13 EST Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:15:15 EST Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:41:45 EST Survey Reveals Concerns Over Ebola

When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they’re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:15:17 EST Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:19 EST Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:15 EST Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:15:12 EST Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:17 EST High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:10 EST FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:22 EST Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:17:01 EST Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know

WebMD asked three experts to address the questions they most often get about egg freezing.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:14 EST Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

Hi-Tech Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:11 EST Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:20 EST Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:19 EST Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:21:00 EST Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:16 EST Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:13 EST Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:15:14 EST CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:18 EST Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:28 EST Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:26 EST N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:23 EST 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More Than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled by Company Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:19 EST For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:15:13 EST White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:15:11 EST Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:22 EST Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 EST Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:25 EST Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:21 EST Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:15 EST Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:46 EST Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:02 EST NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola

New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.


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