Health & Wellness

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:23 EST Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:30:49 EST Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer

The risk for head and neck cancer is higher in people with diabetes than in those without diabetes, according to a new study.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:19 EST Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:44:02 EST Do You Still Need an Annual Doctor’s Visit?

Most doctors now say it’s time to rethink the notion of a yearly physical, a fixture in U.S. medicine since the 1940s.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:15:10 EST 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:26:09 EST Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

HRT, hormone therapy, early hormone therapy

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:53 EST Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:23 EST Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:15:19 EST 'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:41:20 EST Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved

The FDA has approved over-the-counter Flonase Allergy Relief, or fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray, for treatment of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies, its maker GlaxoSmithKline announced.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:22 EST Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:13 EST 2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:11 EST Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:45:08 EST Limitations Of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees

Health Plans' Limitations Rankle Some Enrollees

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:35:27 EST Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:27:28 EST Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make

WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:14 EST Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:56:50 EST Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:34 EST Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:49:07 EST Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:28:39 EST Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:18 EST Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:15 EST Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:14 EST Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:15:16 EST Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:34 EST 5 Best Stretches for New Moms

WebMD describes 5 easy stretches for new moms.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:11 EST 5 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

Your exercise routine should challenge you. Is yours too easy? Find out at WebMD.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:08 EST FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:19 EST Sleep Loss May Boost False Memories

People who don't get enough sleep may find they're more likely to form false memories, researchers say.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:22 EST Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:45:14 EST Study: 10 Million Americans Gained Health Coverage

Study: 10 Million Americans Gained Health Coverage

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:17 EST Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:13 EST Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:19 EST Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:17 EST Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:17 EST New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:13 EST Will 3-D Printing Revolutionize Medicine?

A video and article about 3-D printing and how it's being used in medicine.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:20 EST Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:18 EST Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC

Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:17 EST HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:12 EST Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:29 EST Is Butter Back? The Truth About Saturated Fats

What’s the real story on saturated fat? Can you eat red meat and butter again? WebMD tells you what you need to know.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:40 EST Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

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