Health & Wellness

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:49:10 EST When Your Child Has Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a lifelong skin disorder that can greatly impact a child's self-esteem. WebMD gives parents specific tips on how to support and empower a child living with psoriasis.

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:15:17 EST FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:15:19 EST Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:15:16 EST Smoke Less, Drink Less?

Study found those who tried to quit cigarettes drank less alcohol, but reasons unclear

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:15:16 EST Coming to a Brew Near You: Calories, Carbs Info

Best-selling beers will soon disclose nutrition facts, ingredient list, freshness dates

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:15:21 EST Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:20:32 EST L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:15:13 EST Detergent Pods Poison 3 in 4 Kids Exposed to Them

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:18:14 EST Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer

American Cancer Society says methodology used for recent study was flawed

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:15:17 EST 1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

Study also found association between prolonged exposure to loud noises and tinnitus

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:15:19 EST Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:15:17 EST Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

Doctors found checking for recurrences with these low-risk tumors didn't affect survival rates

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:15:09 EST Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:15:32 EST Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

Indiana case offers a lesson for other rural communities

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:15:29 EST New Treatments Helping Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:15:27 EST Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:15:16 EST Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:15:14 EST Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled

Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:15:09 EST Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:15:23 EST Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Boys and girls should start the HPV vaccine shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:15:21 EST Lab-Grown Cartilage May One Day Cut Need for This

Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:47:37 EST Covered CA Health Plan Rates To Jump 13% In 2017

A double-digit increase, which follows two years of moderate rate hikes, is likely to resonate across the country in debate over Obamacare.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:25:46 EST U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates

Most young people unaware they have it, study finds

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:21:24 EST Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:15:20 EST Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:15:16 EST Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A diet rich in nuts, seeds, fish and vegetable oils could lower blood sugar levels, researchers say

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:15:14 EST Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:15:11 EST Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and Stopping It

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:00:24 EST Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

Is it possible to carry a baby without knowing you’re pregnant? It happens more often than you think.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:26:03 EST Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You

Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:24:35 EST IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:15:10 EST Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:50:03 EST Backyard Chicken Trend Can Be Risky

The rise in popularity of raising your own chickens has brought a rise in health risks, particularly from illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:15:14 EST Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:59:09 EST Will There Be a Cure for HIV/AIDS?

The status of HIV/AIDS research and what the future may hold.

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:21:00 EST Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:53:58 EST Is There a New Way to Get Zika?

CDC investigates how a caregiver for a Utah man who died of Zika got the disease.

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:15:24 EST Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief

Rinsing nasal passages with saline solution may improve symptoms, study says

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:58:44 EST The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist

Your oral health can give clues about sleep apnea.

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:15:14 EST Does Living Near a Fracking Site Worsen Asthma?

Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:15:12 EST Concussion Study Shows Player Hits Most Damaging

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:47:05 EST How to Teach Empathy to Selfie-Loving Kids

Have reality TV and social media promoted a rise in narcissism and a loss of empathy in children?

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:15:16 EST 5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:15:16 EST Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Docs Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:15:11 EST 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:00:10 EST Will Testosterone Rev You Up or Stall You Out?

Testosterone replacement therapy may not be the fountain of youth for aging men.

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:44:33 EST How to Find Help for Your Anxious Child

Treatment can change the world for your child with anxiety -- you just have to find the right therapy.

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:22:09 EST 1st Woman-to-Man Sexual Zika Transmission Reported

Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:21:03 EST PTSD Goes Beyond the Battlefield

Anyone can have posttraumatic stress disorder, not just war vets.

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:48:47 EST Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests.


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