Health & Wellness

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:22:06 EST Why Is Joan Rivers in a Medically Induced Coma?

Joan Rivers is stable at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after a medical emergency Thursday morning.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:08 EST Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk: Study

Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers say.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:08:13 EST Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

Your mother might've told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:06 EST Electric Toothbrushes: Are They for You?

Dental experts explain how the new technology in electric and sonic toothbrushes can help keep your teeth clean.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:15:21 EST ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:45:11 EST States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:20:16 EST Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:28:37 EST Am I Bipolar?

Diagnosing bipolar disorder isn't always easy, but it's crucial to getting the right help.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:37:17 EST Risky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can make some people behave in unexpected ways. Understand what’s normal—and what may not be safe.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:15:09 EST Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:03:29 EST Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:15:21 EST Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:15:12 EST Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:24:14 EST Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests

Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:16:12 EST Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It

Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:15:12 EST Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:55:23 EST 5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks

Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:05:38 EST No Idea What's for Dinner? Start Here

Keep your freezer and pantry stocked with a few basics so you're always ready for a quick dinner you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:15:55 EST Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?

To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:23 EST Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:17 EST 'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:15:09 EST Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:20:15 EST Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:05:06 EST How do I work out on a trampoline?

Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:02 EST How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

WebMD looks at some of the most common misconceptions about the dietary needs of older people. How much do you know?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:17 EST Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:14 EST Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:46 EST Can't Do Yoga? Think Again

WebMD explains how yoga can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:22:30 EST Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:15:13 EST Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:20 EST Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:19 EST MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:20:15 EST Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:15:14 EST Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:44:49 EST Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:47 EST 10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and More

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:53 EST Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins

Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:15:15 EST Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:45:16 EST Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:15:11 EST Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:16 EST Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:15:09 EST Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:22:34 EST Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:19 EST Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:16 EST Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:15:12 EST Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain


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