Health & Wellness

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:15:27 EST Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:15:25 EST Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks

But shared risk factors, such as air pollution, might explain the connection, researchers say

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:15:24 EST Stress May Take Toll on Younger Women's Hearts

Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:15:22 EST Could Weight-Loss Surgery Up Preemie Birth Odds?

Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:15:21 EST Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns: Study

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:22:40 EST Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:15:12 EST Conception Season May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:19:44 EST Cancer on Course to Become Americans' Top Killer

Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:15:12 EST Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effect

Early head trauma linked to psychiatric, financial issues as adults, study finds

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:15:22 EST 5 More Local Zika Cases Reported in Florida

State health department says one confirmed in Tampa Bay area

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:15:19 EST Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing in the United States due in large part to government regulations, a new analysis finds.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:58:57 EST Tips for Preventing Kids' Colds and Flu

The top ways of keeping your kids from getting sick are washing hands and getting those flu shots.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:51:27 EST Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Top 7 Pregnancy Myths

If you're pregnant, can you color your hair? Get a flu shot? Have sex? Here's what the experts say about the top old wives' tales about pregnancy.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:15:22 EST ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:15:20 EST Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:15:20 EST Scans Show Range of Zika Brain Defects in Infants

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:15:18 EST Breast-Feeding Rates Up, But Many Moms Quit Early

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:15:16 EST Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:22:54 EST Play a Wind Instrument? Beware 'Bagpipe Lung'

Players of wind instruments, such as bagpipes, trumpets, and trombones, are at risk of getting a rare lung condition if they don’t clean the instruments regularly.

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:15:19 EST Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:15:11 EST Youth Football Tackle Drills and Concussion Risk

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:44:13 EST EpiPen Price Hikes: What to Know

The rising cost of a life-saving allergy drug dispenser called an EpiPen is raising eyebrows at the pharmacy counter and on Capitol Hill.

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:32:38 EST Unhappy at Work in 20s, Unhealthy in 40s?

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:32:37 EST 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars Daily Limit for Kids

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:15:16 EST To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health, not Weight

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:15:26 EST Richer Houses Home to Wider Range of Bugs

Lush landscapes draw insects to the best neighborhoods, researchers say

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:15:24 EST Steroids May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:15:14 EST CDC: Pregnant? Avoid Miami Beach due to Zika

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says overall total now at 36, CDC urges pregnant women to avoid affected area

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:15:12 EST E-Cigs Have Fewer Carcinogens Than Cigarettes

But switch from tobacco didn't reduce nicotine levels

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:15:22 EST Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:15:16 EST FDA Issues Safety Warning About Wen Hair Products

FDA Issues Safety Warning About Wen Hair Products

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:15:14 EST 'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart

Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:15:12 EST Possible Local Zika Cases in Miami Beach

If confirmed, a health advisory against travel to the city by pregnant women may follow, unidentified source says

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:15:26 EST Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:15:20 EST Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetic People

Two servings of fish a week may be enough to lower the heightened risk for blindness that those with diabetes face, a new Spanish study suggests.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:15:20 EST Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall

Decline follows recommendation against routine screening, but experts not sure if trend is good or bad

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:15:18 EST Improper Contact Lens Use Can Damage Eyes: CDC

Too often, lens-linked infections lead to corneal scarring and other vision issues, study shows

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:15:16 EST Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's ADHD Odds?

Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:40:21 EST Is Your Kid Sick or Just Faking It?

Many kids pretend to be ill to skip school, but some symptoms you just can’t hide. We tell you how to know if your kid is sick or faking it.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:15:15 EST Two Genes May Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:15:12 EST Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?

New study focuses on twins

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:01 EST Flu Vaccines and Kids

WebMD talks to CDC medical officer Lisa Grohskopf, MD, about flu vaccines for children.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:24:21 EST FDA Fast-Tracks Ketamine for Depression Treatment

FDA Fast-Tracks Ketamine for Depression Treatment

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:15:18 EST McDonalds Pulls Fitness Trackers From Happy Meals

McDonalds Pulls Fitness Trackers From Happy Meals

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:15:16 EST Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier, the Better

Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 'desensitized,' study finds

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:15:14 EST Many People Still Without Health Insurance

Majority live in states that haven't expanded Medicaid, survey finds

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:15:12 EST Calcium Supplements May Up Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:45:12 EST Obamacare Marketplace Shakeout Rocks AZ, Southeast

Fewer choices in 2017 health care plans await consumers in dozens of markets where Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and Humana are pulling out, but withdrawals may hit Arizona, the Carolinas, Georgia and parts of Florida hardest.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:15:25 EST Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

Older stroke victims suffering from anemia -- a lack of red blood cells -- may have higher odds of dying, researchers report

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:15:23 EST Zika Cases May Be Due to Blood Transfusion

Donor became ill after giving blood that was then used by 2 patients in Rio de Janeiro, physicians say


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