Health & Wellness

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:45 EST Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:42 EST Guns and Dementia

A new survey on access to guns by people with dementia finds that caregivers and family members of people being evaluated for cognitive problems did not consistently remove guns from their homes or keep them locked up.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:15:11 EST Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms, study finds

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:15:08 EST Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:15:14 EST Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:15:10 EST Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:19:06 EST Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:10 EST HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:09:49 EST Middle-Age Weight Gain: How to Lose It

Gaining weight as you head into middle age? It happens to a lot of people. But you can outsmart middle-age weight gain. Find out how at WebMD.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:15:17 EST EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:53:23 EST Eating on the Go With Type 2 Diabetes

WebMD offers tips for eating on the go with type 2 diabetes.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:19:19 EST Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:15:16 EST Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:45:11 EST Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law

Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due To State Law

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:15:17 EST Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:21:43 EST 12 Tips to Lose the Weight for Good

WebMD offers advice to help lose weight for good this time.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:20:19 EST Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

Alcohol plus Red Bull-type beverages might lead to binge-drinking, researcher suggests

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:00:57 EST Cereal for Breakfast: 7 Ways to Make It Healthy

WebMD offers tips for choosing a healthy breakfast cereal.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:45:11 EST Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare

Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:16:25 EST Do You Need to Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?

New research suggests checking your cholesterol even if you’ve eaten gives you similar information.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:45:40 EST Study Sheds Light on Marijuana and Paranoia

An in-depth investigation has concluded that people who smoke marijuana are much more likely to have paranoia than people who don't use the drug.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:15:13 EST Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:20:20 EST Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:20:18 EST Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review

Though it lowered levels of compound associated with mental decline, no difference seen in thinking skills

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:20:14 EST Even Mild Concussion Can Cause Thinking, Memory Problems: Study

Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:45:12 EST Specialty Care Is A Challenge In Some ACA Plans

Specialty Care Is A Challenge In Some ACA Plans

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:15:24 EST Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?

Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:15:19 EST Potassium Supplements May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

Study finds they seem to improve survival for people taking 'water pill' diuretics

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:15:12 EST AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report

Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:15:17 EST Pregnant Workers Get More Protection Under New U.S. Guidelines

Pregnant Workers Get More Protection Under New U.S. Guidelines

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:15:15 EST Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:20:16 EST Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:57:07 EST The Risks of Routine Cancer Screening

As cancer screening becomes more common, more apparently healthy people are told they may have early-stage cancer. Harm comes from overtreatment and false-positive results. Are lives really saved? WebMD investigates.

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:45:20 EST Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows

Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:18:29 EST Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:15:21 EST Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease

Study found strong association between higher intake and lower odds for ALS

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:15:12 EST Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

They're more likely to smoke, binge drink, but also more likely to get regular exercise

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:03:15 EST U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, ranked first on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of best U.S. hospitals, also capturing half of the top spots for 16 specialty areas.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:20:26 EST Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends

Study says DNA between close friends is as similar as that between 4th cousins

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:20:22 EST Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:20:19 EST Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:17:21 EST High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:08:04 EST Study: 1 in 3 Alzheimer's Cases 'Preventable'

About one-third of Alzheimer's disease cases are preventable, according to research by the University of Cambridge.

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:20:51 EST Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:30 EST Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:26 EST Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:24 EST Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

Social support might be the key, researcher says

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