Health & Wellness

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:15:19 EST Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

Light from these devices wakes your brain, study finds

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:15:11 EST Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism

Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:17:06 EST FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment

FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:45:50 EST What Your Doctor Worries About: Ethics Survey 2014

Medscape released its annual ethics report -- a survey of more than 21,000 doctors in the U.S. and Europe -- about their feelings on a variety of medicine’s toughest choices.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:15:23 EST Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:16 EST Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:13 EST FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:21 EST CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:19 EST Half of Dr. Oz's Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

Half of Dr. Oz's Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:16:17 EST E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

Nearly one-quarter of samples from West Coast vendors tested positive, study says

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:18 EST E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:15:22 EST Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

But experts question value of finding when so many other risk factors for disease can be changed

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:20:19 EST Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:15:11 EST Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

'Rat-bite fever' also sickened 16 others in 2000-2012 in San Diego County alone, report noted

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:15:10 EST Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:09:40 EST More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:23 EST No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits

No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:15:18 EST Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Memory of correct way to use inhalers, epinephrine pens faded over time, researchers report

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:15 EST Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:52:14 EST Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:26 EST Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:24 EST Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

The headaches were tied to a doubling of odds for the facial paralysis, researchers say

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:20:14 EST Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:43 EST 'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

Focus should be on eating healthy foods rather than glycemic index, experts say

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:19:43 EST Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests

Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:02:59 EST Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:25 EST Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'

Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

FDA Approves System to Make Donated Blood Safer

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:45:08 EST Nearly 2.5 Million Consumers Have Selected Health Plans On Federal Marketplace

Officials say the online site and consumer call centers were extremely busy over the weekend as people sought to buy insurance before the Dec. 15 deadline to have a policy in place for January.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:15:16 EST Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:20:17 EST Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:20:16 EST Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:47 EST 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:46 EST FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:23 EST Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:22 EST Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:22 EST Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General

Vivek Murthy Confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:20 EST Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer -- and are more likely to die from cancer -- than people without diabetes, a new Australian study shows.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:39 EST WebMD’s Top Stories of 2014

These stories engaged our readers in 2014, heightening their awareness of diseases like Ebola and enterovirus D68 and informing them on topics ranging from the state of Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention to signs of suicide after comedian Robin Williams’ death.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:45:11 EST Alaska’s New Governor Sets Sights On Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Bill Walker, an Independent, campaigned on Medicaid expansion and now he has to pitch it to a reluctant Republican legislature.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:15:22 EST Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:15:15 EST Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:27 EST FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:21 EST Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting, Eye Injuries: Study

Women, whites account for majority of emergency room patients

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:20:19 EST Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation


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