Health & Wellness

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:14:54 EST Influencer Dies Seeking Treatment for Underarm Sweating

Odalis Santos Mena, a 23-year-old social media influencer, athlete, bodybuilder, and fitness competitor, recently died of cardiac arrest while seeking treatment for underarm sweating.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:59:20 EST Pentagon, Disney Revive Mask Mandates Following CDC Change

Meanwhile, a pastor in Tennessee threatened to ban parishioners if they were masks.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:11:40 EST Testosterone's Ties to Success May Be a Myth

A new study challenges a common belief that higher levels of testosterone give men or women an edge  in life.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:43:29 EST New Vaccinations Increasing in COVID Hot Spots

States struggling with alarming COVID-19 outbreaks are now vaccinating people at very high rates, an analysis of CDC data shows.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:54:53 EST Doctor Burnout Is Affecting Patients: Survey

New research shows 8 of 10 patients have witnessed stressed, overwhelmed doctors in recent visits.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:27:39 EST Do I Have Bad Breath? A New Sensor Will Check

Scientists are developing a new device to check breath for hydrogen sulfide, the gas that prompts the unpleasant smell from the mouth.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:41:52 EST Pandemic Boosted Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories

Researchers have detected increased levels of paranoia and erratic behavior among the general population in the United States during the pandemic.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:38:15 EST Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

Meanwhile, the company announced early data showing a third dose greatly increases protection against the Delta variant.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:05:15 EST What to Know When You're Newly Diagnosed With Depression

Getting diagnosed with depression brings up different emotions for different people. After your doctor or mental health provider gives you the news, it’s a good idea to reach out for support from family, friends, or others in your community.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:43:27 EST Poll: Half of U.S. Adults Uncomfortable Seeing Unvaccinated Doctor

Survey respondents indicated that punishment is not always appropriate when patients are infected during interactions with clinicians.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:32:24 EST Treating Insomnia When Sleep Hygiene Isn’t Enough

Good sleep habits, called sleep hygiene, can help you get better rest. But it may not work for ongoing insomnia. See what may help instead.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:58:52 EST Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep

Thinking about trying CBD or other cannabis compound to help you sleep? Here’s what you need to know.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:49:22 EST What Is Shrinkflation? The Sneaky Way Manufacturers Are Raising Prices

If your family seems to be going through favorite products faster than usual, it doesn’t necessarily mean someone’s enjoying secret snacks. It could be “shrinkflation” at work.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:10:47 EST Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees

The latest news illustrates the growing concern among top federal health officials about the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, but that concern must be balanced against the possibility that mandates could fuel further opposition to vaccination.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:07:14 EST Bogus Online Cancer Info Common and Can Be Dangerous

A new study finds that one-third of the most popular articles on social media about treatment for common cancers contains misinformation -- and most of it can be downright dangerous.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:20:06 EST What People With Chronic Insomnia Wish You Knew

It's a lot more than the temporary bouts of sleeplessness most of us have. Here's what people with chronic insomnia want you to know about their condition.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:45:32 EST Poll: Minorities Less Comfortable Discussing Sensitive Issues With a Doctor

A new WebMD poll shows that members of minority communities are more uneasy about discussing sensitive topics, like race-related issues and sexual orientation, with doctors.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:43:40 EST High Blood Pressure: Which Drug Works Best for You?

New research suggests ARBs might be a better choice for people just starting on blood pressure medication.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:19:28 EST Simone Biles Withdraws From Team, Individual Olympic Finals

Simone Biles Withdraws From Team, Individual Olympic Finals

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:55:16 EST What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:10:58 EST Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

A new survey reveals eight in 10 American adults who haven't received a COVID-19 shot say they are unlikely to get one.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:49:11 EST Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals

Black patients have a higher rate of adverse safety events than white patients when they are admitted to the same hospital, regardless of insurance coverage type or the percentage of hospitalized patients who are Black, according to a new Urban Institute study.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:18:38 EST Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?

For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:10:52 EST Fauci Wants to Start Fighting Next Pandemic Now

It won't come cheap, with the cost totaling "a few billion dollars" a year, Fauci said, and the first round of results wouldn't emerge for at least five years. Also, a huge number of scientists would be needed to conduct the necessary studies.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:07:04 EST Survey: Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12

In this June survey of more than 2,000 parents with at least one child between 3 and 18 years of age, 49% parents with kids aged 3 to 11 said they would likely get their child vaccinated, while 51% said they were unlikely to do so.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:25:35 EST Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches

The FDA warns accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:16:41 EST When Are Head Injury Risks Highest for Young Soccer Players?

A small, preliminary study shows young soccer players have more head impacts during practices but experience more severe head impacts during games.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:27:49 EST CDC Monitors Potential Monkeypox Exposure in U.S.

The CDC is watching for a potential outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S. in addition to monitoring for the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:05:22 EST Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program

The premise is simple: A health care provider or a health insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a community-based sponsoring organization.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:54:14 EST Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study

Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:30:12 EST Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits

The money from the companies would be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services and other significant costs associated with the epidemic.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:16:53 EST She’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom

While this is the third time Foluke Gunderson has participated in the Olympics, this is her first as a mom.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:38:07 EST 'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

The CDC says an untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:27:41 EST Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Narcolepsy

If you have narcolepsy, certain complementary or alternative medicines like yoga or herbal teas may help ease or manage some of the symptoms.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:56:17 EST Man Gets Lifesaving Intestinal Transplant After Bull Attack

A man who was attacked by a bull later got a lifesaving intestinal transplant.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:39:26 EST Depression: Finding What Works for You

Figuring out the right treatment for your depression can take time and patience. Learn more about how to find an antidepressant or other treatment that works for you.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:51:24 EST Facing Killer Heat, ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives

Doctors in Washington state used human body bags filled with ice and water to rapidly cool the sickest patients affected by record heat last month.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:03:46 EST Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor

Many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up, while lower-income people still had to shop in-person at local small grocers and dollar stores.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:59:43 EST Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine

A new study shows people who get migraines will likely feel motion sickness and dizziness after a virtual roller coaster ride, compared with people who don't get migraines.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:27:06 EST In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Humans Losing Ground

The virus behind COVID-19 is evolving fast enough that vaccination efforts may not be able to wipe it out.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:00:16 EST Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone

WebMD explores the different kinds of depression and ways to treat them.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:38:01 EST Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games

Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:57:42 EST How to Reset Your Sleep Cycle

You already have insomnia. What happens when life adds more interruptions to your sleep? Find out how you can keep your sleep on track when life gets in the way.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:55:53 EST Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

New research finds the second dose of Pfizer's vaccine is key -- it makes a huge impact on the COVID vaccine's effectiveness.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:41:05 EST Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets

Forget about the recommended 2,000 calorie diet most of us try and follow. Elite athletes in some cases may need 4 or 5 times as many calories to fuel their work.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:31:38 EST Coffee, Veggies May Lower Your Odds for COVID

New research suggests drinking coffee, eating vegetables and having been breastfed may offer some protection against COVID.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:14:27 EST Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say

Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:30:14 EST PrEP HIV Prevention Pills to Be Free for Insured Americans

Nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments. The two approved pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs are Truvada and Descovy.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:24:43 EST COVID Drove Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since World War II

New research reveals COVID has slashed life expectancy by a year and a half -- the lowest level since 2003 and the largest one-year decline since World War II.

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:14:16 EST Tips and Tricks to Manage Narcolepsy Day-to-Day

Narcolepsy can make life complicated, but with the help of a sleep doctor and some tips and tricks to get you through the day, you can manage your days better.

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