Health & Wellness

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:25:44 EST Obese People Fall Into 6 Groups: Study

A one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity doesn't work because obese people fall into one of six groups, a study says. WebMD reports.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:52:17 EST What It Means to Be Transgender

What does it mean when someone identifies as transgender? What does transitioning entail?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:44 EST Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST 'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:15:31 EST FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:53:35 EST Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. WebMD reports.

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:15:12 EST Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:15:09 EST Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:15:09 EST Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:55:18 EST Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past

A tribe of Indians discovered in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:50:47 EST Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them

Drug-resistant bacteria, dubbed "superbugs," pose an enormous threat to our health. Learn about the biggest threats and how you might get infected, from WebMD.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:48:09 EST Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:15:13 EST Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:38:01 EST One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:15:15 EST Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:45:07 EST There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax Penalties

Some consumers who face a 2014 tax bill can make adjustments to improve their liability.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:24:50 EST E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

Research found the devices actually seemed to lower quit rates

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:24:50 EST Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:27 EST E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:23 EST Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

Researcher urges physicians to take note of findings

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:21 EST Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes

Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:19 EST Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes

Levels of hormone that triggers bonding increase in dogs, owners during extended gazes, study shows

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:18 EST Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians

Pay attention to where cases are occurring

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:16 EST Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:41:25 EST Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer

Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:15:14 EST New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA

New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:15:11 EST New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:15:24 EST Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:20:11 EST Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:15:10 EST Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:49:58 EST 2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:15:16 EST Glass Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall

Glass Scare Spurs Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:15:14 EST Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:15:10 EST Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:15:12 EST Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:15:10 EST Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:32:55 EST How Does Ketamine Work and Who Does It Help?

Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? WebMD explains the uses, benefits, and side effects of ketamine.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:20:12 EST New Drug Shows Promise for MS

Early results indicate treatment can repair nerve damage

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:20:10 EST Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

But remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:52:06 EST Skin Cancer: Young Adults Get It, Too

While parents often warn their teens about the dangers of drinking and driving and having unsafe sex, the message about getting too much sun is often overlooked, experts say.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:12 EST Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:15:10 EST To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:15:15 EST Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:15:13 EST FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplement

FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplement

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:15:09 EST New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:15:17 EST Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:20:15 EST Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:15:13 EST Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:15:08 EST Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population


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