Health & Wellness

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:24 EST Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:22 EST Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:12 EST FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:18:22 EST Genes May Not Explain Autism That Runs in Families

Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with the disorder, siblings don’t often share the same gene changes.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:15 EST Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:13 EST Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

Experts urge routine testing of glandular function for women who have problems conceiving

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:30:14 EST Are You Eating Because You Are Hungry or Emotional?

It can be hard to tell if your desire to soothe your feelings with food has crossed a dangerous line. Learn the signs of emotional eating and 4 myths about binge eating disorder.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:11:19 EST How to Talk to Your Doctor About Binge Eating

WebMD offers tips on how to talk to your doctor about binge eating.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:37:04 EST U.K. Nurse Recovers From Ebola

Pauline Cafferkey, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom, has been discharged from a hospital in London after making a full recovery.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:29 EST Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:15:09 EST Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:56:25 EST Flu Remains Widespread in Much of U.S.

The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says .

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:23:51 EST How to Care for Someone With Binge Eating Disorder

Caring for someone with binge eating disorder is a big job, but your support can help your loved one get well.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:39:27 EST Should You Avoid Binge Foods Forever?

Know when and how to eat foods you used to binge on. Smart strategies can help you eat “trigger foods” without bingeing.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:15:22 EST Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:15:17 EST Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:22 EST Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:21 EST Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:19 EST Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing

Ebola Vaccine Sent to W. Africa for Testing

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage

A California judge has ruled that the state must make timely decisions on Medi-Cal applicants, and that those who have waited more than 45 days for approval from the state can get temporary coverage.

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:22:27 EST Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:15:19 EST Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO

Ebola 'Turning Point' as Cases Decline: WHO

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:15:14 EST Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:49:47 EST Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know

With the rise in food allergies over the past decade, allergists trained to treat children say they are seeing more cases where kids are being wrongly advised by pediatricians and primary care doctors to stop eating certain foods.

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:19:07 EST Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:45:10 EST California Takes Different Path On Insuring Immigrants Living In U.S. Illegally

Local initiatives offer free care and legislation proposes coverage for all regardless of immigration status. Will other states follow suit?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:24 EST Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:22 EST FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:20 EST Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:19 EST High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds

When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:15:16 EST Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:45:12 EST Tax Preparers Brace To Be Bearers Of Bad Health Law News

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don’t do their taxes early this year.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:15:10 EST Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:26:51 EST Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:15:03 EST Measles at Disneyland: What You Should Know

At least 42 people have caught measles in an outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park over the Christmas holidays, health officials say. Here, experts address what you need to know.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:15:17 EST Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:15:18 EST Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade

But the procedure is expensive and not always tied to better outcomes, study suggests

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:15:16 EST Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability

Small initial trial showed improvement for people with relapsing-remitting MS

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:27 EST Study Rates Migraine Medications

Findings will be basis of new guidelines on treatments for debilitating headaches

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:22 EST Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:15:20 EST Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:15:14 EST Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:15:15 EST Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:20:12 EST Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly -- Even if You Exercise, Review Finds

Researcher suggests ways to include movement in your day that goes beyond that hour at the gym

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:20:09 EST Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds

More conservative treatments worked just as well to ease back and leg pain

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:15:14 EST Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

But many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment, or don't know options exist

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:15:14 EST Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years


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