Health & Wellness

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:05 EST Doctor Salaries: What They Earned in 2013

Medicine is going through changes -- some for the better and others less so, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report: 2014."

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:37:28 EST Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief

Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:15:10 EST Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:15:11 EST Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:20:20 EST Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:15:18 EST Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:15:22 EST FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:15:20 EST Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:15:17 EST Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:15:10 EST Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:33:48 EST FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs

Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed 2 new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus. The WHO recommended that all 150 million people infected worldwide be assessed for these drug treatments.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:20:17 EST Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:02:51 EST Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?

Researchers say that lower blood sugar levels predict more aggression toward spouses, although some psychologists are skeptical of that theory.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:11:16 EST Adult-Onset Allergies

You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:15:18 EST Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:15:12 EST Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:15:10 EST Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life

Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:15:16 EST Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:46:17 EST Mucus (Snot, Phlegm) Color, Function, Coughing, and More

Everything you ever wanted to know about boogers, from the experts at WebMD.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:20:18 EST Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:08:18 EST Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing

WebMD explains why taking too many vitamins can be unhealthy and even dangerous, and how to be sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:58:16 EST Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight

WebMD discusses dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:15:18 EST Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:06:20 EST HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a White House official said Thursday.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:18:10 EST Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:46:47 EST The Truth About Bread and Your Diet

WebMD talks to nutrition experts about how bread fits into a healthy diet and whether it is a stumbling block for weight loss.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:20:14 EST Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:20:12 EST Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:20 EST A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:16:22 EST Some Doctors Paid Millions by Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released, for the first time, data detailing about $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care professionals under its Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:15:17 EST Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:15:16 EST Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:15:09 EST Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:34:17 EST 9 Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol

WebMD describes 9 foods that could raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:03:50 EST Lactose: How Much Can You Take?

Are you lactose intolerant and unsure about how much lactose you can have? Get the facts here.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:15:20 EST Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:20:19 EST High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:20:17 EST Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:20:14 EST Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study

Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:15:47 EST Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:15:57 EST Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:15:16 EST Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:15:10 EST Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:21:51 EST The Truth About Sensa

WebMD reports on settlement of false advertising charge against Sensa weight loss sprinkles.

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:15:18 EST Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:45:11 EST Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand

Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:16:07 EST Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:20:17 EST Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:15:12 EST Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:15:09 EST Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

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