Health & Wellness

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:10:49 EST How Often Should Your Pet See a Veterinarian?

Your four-legged friend needs wellness visits, too. Here's what to expect at each stage of life.

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:17:27 EST Healthy Living May Offset Breast Cancer Gene Risk

Behavior may matter even more when your DNA is working against you, research shows

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:17:34 EST Some Experts Question Extent of U.S. Zika Threat

They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:17:28 EST 1.2 Million College Students Drink on Average Day

And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:30:27 EST Migraine or Sinus Headache: What's the Difference?

WebMD talks to headache experts about the difference between migraines and sinus headaches.

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:17:27 EST Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink: Study

And researchers say alcohol can worsen the chronic liver condition

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:17:21 EST What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese Young Adults

Too few warn patients of their risk for kidney disease, study says

Wed, 25 May 2016 13:26:23 EST Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:17:25 EST New Vision Issues Spotted in Zika-Infected Babies

Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:17:21 EST Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk

Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:47:23 EST Medicare’s Drug-Pricing Experiment Stirs Opposition

A proposal to change the way Medicare pays for some drugs has set off intense reaction and lobbying — all tied to a common theme: How far should the government go in setting prices for prescription drugs?

Tue, 24 May 2016 17:17:27 EST Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial

Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info

Tue, 24 May 2016 17:17:25 EST After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

1 in 4 survivors develops this serious condition within 4 years, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:17:33 EST Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:17:28 EST Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

45 professional groups say the procedure improves blood sugar control

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:17:27 EST High-Salt Diets May Up Kidney Patients' Heart Risk

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:26:03 EST Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool

Those using the device were nearly 7 percent lighter after six months

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:26:02 EST Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More

Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:26 EST What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:25 EST Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:20 EST Time to Drop 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 07:17:47 EST Adult Smoking Rate Sees Largest Drop in 2 Decades

Adult Smoking Rate Sees Largest Drop in 2 Decades

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:17:21 EST Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:27 EST This Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:24 EST Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Disease

In study, just 1 in 20 terminally ill people understood their prognosis, researchers say

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:20 EST BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:17:20 EST Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage

'Black salve' made FDA's fake cancer cures list

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:24 EST Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:21 EST Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:22:09 EST Is My Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

Younger and younger children are walking around with cell phones. Is your child ready for one? WebMD helps you figure it out.

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:26:01 EST Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:26:01 EST Could 'Star Trek'-Like Health Device Be Near?

Experimental wearable patch monitors biochemical, electrical signals to gauge heart, other functions

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:47:21 EST Doctors’ House Calls Saving Money For Medicare

A pilot project in which doctors provide primary care at home for very frail Medicaid beneficiaries saved $25 million in 2014, and nine of the 14 practices participating earned bonuses totaling nearly $12 million.

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:17:20 EST Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:17:18 EST Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

Report suggests restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:24:13 EST CDC Tracking 279 Pregnant Women With Zika

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:10:18 EST After 20 Years, a Food Label Makeover

The nutrition facts panel on the back of food packages -- that box many of us check to see how many calories, fat, protein, and fiber are in the foods we eat -- is getting a new look. WebMD has the details.

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:42:52 EST Is My Child Being Bullied?

Think your child is being bullied? WebMD covers how find out if it’s happening and what you can do to make it stop.

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:23 EST Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:21 EST Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be as Effective as Thought?

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:18 EST Elderly Benefit From Intensive BP Treatment

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:18:50 EST Fatty Foods in Teens and Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:17:20 EST Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:23 EST 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

Therapy that uses patient DNA to guide drug selection seems superior to standard chemo, study finds

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:21 EST FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:18 EST Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:28:14 EST 25M Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:26:24 EST Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:17:23 EST This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:17:22 EST Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say


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