Health & Wellness

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:53:26 EST After Breast Cancer: Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Get back into exercise and adopt a diet rich in cancer-protective foods, which will boost your health and may even help prevent breast cancer from coming back.

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:52:25 EST After Breast Cancer: Fitness and Nutrition Tips

Get back into exercise and adopt a diet rich in cancer-protective foods, which will boost your health and may even help prevent breast cancer from coming back.

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:27:42 EST Seniors With Few Years Left Often Advised to Get Colonoscopy

Some polyps, if allowed to grow, have the potential to develop into cancer, a transformation that can take 10 to 15 years. This long timeline highlights the importance of considering life expectancy in deciding which patients should have a repeat colonoscopy.

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 11:47:31 EST Common Chemical Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

According to a new paper by an international team of scientists, the chemical known as TCE may be associated with as much as a 500% increased risk for Parkinson’s disease.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 14:29:49 EST Old-School Printer Helps Scientists Spot Bacteria in Blood

A faster way to identify bacterial infection in blood combines nanoparticles, AI, and ink-jet printer technology.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:18:11 EST Military Pilots, Ground Crew at Higher Risk of Cancer

A study from the Department of Defense found that military air and ground crew have an increased rates of cancer when compared to the general population, but they were not more likely to die from cancer.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 02:49:09 EST Can Laws Be Medicines?

How the field of legal epidemiology uses rigorous scientific methods to investigate the link between policy and public health.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 15:19:56 EST Mediterranean Diet Greatly Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Women

Those who closely followed a Mediterranean diet had a 24% lower risk of heart disease and 23% lower risk of death overtime compared with those following other kinds of diets.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 14:16:18 EST Older Men More at Risk as Dangerous Falls Rise for All Seniors

For the older population, falls are a major health hazard.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 13:19:30 EST High Caffeine Levels Linked to Lower Body Fat, Diabetes Risk

Having a higher level of caffeine in your blood could reduce body fat and the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in BMJ Medicine.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 11:52:37 EST It's (Finally) Time to Stop Calling It a Pandemic: Experts

Many experts say we have entered a new phase as health care crises seem to have quieted and the public has moved on to endemic behavior. Others say it's too soon to label COVID trajectory predictable.

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 11:48:02 EST Sometimes Hair Loss in Women Can Point to Bigger Health Issues

An American Academy of Dermatology expert offers information about the types of hair loss seen in women with darker skin tones, common types of medical conditions associated with hair loss and treatment options.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 15:56:54 EST NOVIDS: Do Some Have the Genes to Dodge COVID?

NOVIDS is the term some use to describe those who haven't gotten COVID. But researchers are not overly fond of the word. They're looking for the possible genetic underpinnings to a group of people they prefer to call "resisters."

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 13:11:48 EST Training Options for Dogs and Cats

Learn about the choices for training your pet, including group classes, one-on-one training, agility lessons, training for behavior problems, and cat training options.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:29:24 EST Fertility Treatments Pose No Danger to People With MS

According to a new study, participants who had MS were no more likely to have a flare-up of the disease after receiving fertility treatments than they were before their treatments.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:09:45 EST Have IBD and Insomnia? You’re Not Alone

More than one-third of people with inflammatory bowel disease report trouble sleeping, with moderate or worse insomnia. And the more severe their insomnia, the worse the disability related to their IBD, a new study finds.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 00:08:00 EST Emergency Contraception

Almost 3 million unintended pregnancies happen each year in the United States. Read here to find out about emergency contraception.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 16:35:54 EST New Proposal to Limit 'Forever Chemicals' in Drinking Water

The EPA on Tuesday announced the proposal for six substances commonly known as PFAS, which are human-made chemicals that are used as oil and water repellents and coatings for common products including cookware, carpets, and textiles.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:21:30 EST Q&A: The Future of COVID-19

With the third anniversary of COVID upon us, various experts give us their takes on the future of COVID-19 and how their perspectives have changed over 3 years.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:19:34 EST WebMD Poll: Another Year of Tough COVID Questions

Our current poll found that almost a third – 30% – of our audience thinks the pandemic has already come to an end, up from 16% a year ago.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:17:25 EST 3 Years On, Why Don’t We Know the Extent of Long COVID?

More than 3 years into the pandemic, finding out how many Americans have long COVID – and what to about it – has proved to be far harder than identifying those infected with the virus who have recovered or died from it.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:16:05 EST Future COVID Vaccines Must Be Better; Science Races to Respond

COVID vaccines must work even better, whether by becoming variant-proof, finding other administration routes, or finding different targets to attack. All of these issues – and more -- are under investigation.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:15:02 EST COVID at 3 Years: Where Are We Headed?

Three years after COVID-19 rocked the world, the pandemic has evolved into a steady state of commonplace infections, less frequent hospitalization and death, and continued anxiety and isolation for older people and those with weakened immune systems.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:44:35 EST Black Patients Fare Worse With Deadly Lung Disease Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new study probes factors contributing to earlier onset of disease, hospitalization and death in Black patients.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:13:37 EST Pediatric Mental Health Tops 2023 List of Safety Concerns

The pandemic increased anxiety and depression among children; other leading safety concerns include staff shortages, violence in health care facilities, and medication list discrepancies.

Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:05:08 EST Diabetes, Tooth Loss Can Be Double Trouble for Aging Brains

Having painful gums and missing teeth can make it difficult to chew healthy food. This can lead to nutritional deficiency.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 18:12:20 EST How Exposure to Violence Worsens Health

Exposure to violence, whether from police or elsewhere in the community, can cause health effects that last a lifetime.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 17:01:25 EST New Breast Scanning Technology Might Beat Standard Mammography

A new study shows newer scanning technology may spot more breast cancers and lower the rate of dreaded false positives.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 15:46:44 EST Mediterranean Diet Cuts Dementia Risk, Regardless of Genetic Risk

In a large study of older adults, close following of a Mediterranean diet was tied to a 23% lower risk of getting dementia over an average of 9 years.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 15:40:48 EST Is Your Birth Control as Safe as You Think?

Since NuvaRing hit the market, more than 700 women have filed lawsuits, claiming it has caused potentially life-threatening blood clots. The battle may change the way millions of women prevent pregnancy.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 15:01:27 EST Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 11:53:18 EST Not Just for Men: Meeting the Needs of Women With Concussion

The vast majority of concussion research has used male lab animals and men as subjects, although concussions are common in women too

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 11:52:17 EST More Sleep Boosts Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Compared to people who slept at least 7 hours, people who slept less than 6 hours in the days surrounding a vaccine shot generated significantly fewer antibodies.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 09:22:16 EST Treatments: Failure’s Not an Option

You and your care team have a number of different options when it comes to treating heart failure. It all starts with a change in lifestyle.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 09:19:48 EST Staying Active With Advancing Heart Failure

An expert in cardiac rehabilitation explains how exercise can improve the outcome for people with heart failure, and how to get the most out of this program.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 09:11:24 EST What Does Ejection Fraction Have to Do With Heart Failure?

Here’s what you should know about this measure of heart health and what it means for your heart failure.

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 09:03:15 EST For Heart’s Sake: Lifestyle Changes I Had to Make

For Heart’s Sake: Lifestyle Changes I Had to Make

Tue, 14 Mar 2023 09:00:31 EST Signs That Chronic Heart Failure Is Getting Worse

As heart failure gets worse and fluid collects, most people will notice signs like shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight gain.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 15:16:54 EST U.S. Avoids Predicted Winter COVID Surge

Deaths from COVID-19 and official case counts have declined dramatically, compared to the surges seen during the winter of 2021-2022.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 14:51:46 EST Having A-Fib Might Raise Odds for Dementia

Researchers found that people newly diagnosed with a-fib had a 13% higher risk of developing dementia, the progressive loss of memory and thinking skills.

Mon, 13 Mar 2023 13:49:24 EST What Is 'Rust Out' and What Can You Do About It?

What to know about "rust out" -- which can lead to burnout -- and what you can do about it.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 17:04:40 EST Flu Season Ends Not With a Bang but a Whimper

The 2022-23 flu season lingered through the second half of January and most of February at the edge of its defined existence, but it now appears to be over.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 15:04:33 EST The Future of GA Treatment

Scientists are closer than ever to new therapies for geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the eye disease called dry age-related macular degeneration.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 14:21:18 EST Zombie Viruses: Fascinating and a Little Frightening

As researchers revive 48,000-year-old “zombie” viruses and other microbes from Siberian permafrost, what does it mean for pandemic-weary humans encountering things our modern immune systems have never seen?

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 14:20:37 EST Omicron Much Less Likely to Cause Long COVID, Study Finds

Those who tested positive with the original virus had a 67% higher risk of developing long COVID, while the chances of developing long COVID among workers whose first infection was with Omicron did not appear to be greater.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 12:07:47 EST Concussions from Football Tied to Long-Term Cognitive Problems

The differences in visual memory between former football players with the highest and lowest reported concussion symptoms were equivalent to differences in cognitive performance between a typical 35-year-old and a typical 60-year-old.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 12:05:59 EST FDA Approves Fast-Acting Nasal Spray for Migraines, Pfizer Says

Clinical trials showed the nasal spray provided migraine relief within 15-30 minutes of use, with the relief lasting up to 48 hours in many patients.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 09:17:29 EST Advanced Breast Cancer: How It Affects You at Work

You have advanced breast cancer, but you also have a job. Here’s how to handle your work life after your diagnosis.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 09:16:32 EST Care and Comfort During Stage III or IV Breast Cancer Treatment

Living with advanced breast cancer can be challenging at times, but you don’t have to go it alone. Here are some tips for securing the support and TLC you need.

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 09:15:16 EST Advanced Breast Cancer: What People Are Thinking

When you have advanced breast cancer, your loved ones may have some things on their mind. Here are some of the most common questions and concerns.


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