Health & Wellness

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:21:51 EST Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:19:14 EST Eczema and Your Diet

Could a change to your diet help your eczema? The experts at WebMD weigh in.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:15:12 EST New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:15:16 EST Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

Cigarettes and drugs called aromatase inhibitors appear to be a bad mix, researchers say

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:15:10 EST Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications, cardiology specialist says

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:15:09 EST Flint's Lead Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:07:45 EST Women's Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

Find out how the right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan can lead to a healthy life.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:14:52 EST How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

How to keep your breasts healthy, including diet, exercise, mammograms, and learning what normal changes to expect as you go through life.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:11 EST Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

Over 4 percent of adults reported nonmedical use of drugs like OxyContin in 2012-2013

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:15:16 EST Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans

Only 6 in 10 Americans covered by state or local laws banning smoking in public places

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:15:13 EST Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

The 'good' life cuts tumor odds up to 45 percent and risk of cancer death up to 61 percent, study finds

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:15:17 EST Sprained Ankle May Have Longer-Term Health Effects

Study finds link between adult injury, more heart and lung problems later

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:23:05 EST FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective: CDC Panel

Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:15:12 EST Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

Test finds those who might respond well, may spare others treatment side effects

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:17:04 EST Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse

Study of disabled workers finds no change in painkiller use, overdoses

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:17:02 EST This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

It's a common activity in today's digital world, leading some to fear blindness, researchers say

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:17:01 EST Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report

Case of man with potentially severe condition suggests virus can damage vision in more than babies

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:15:10 EST Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

The scans are used to plan surgeries, but face-down position might introduce error, small study suggests

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:16:55 EST Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:15:32 EST Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:15:30 EST Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans

More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplements

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:45:12 EST Republicans Unveil Plan To Replace Health Law

The proposal includes many details, but key questions about cost remain unanswered.

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:22:52 EST Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:22:52 EST Another Potential Use for Statins?

In stroke patients, the cholesterol-lowering drugs might reduce infection risk, study says

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:45:09 EST HHS Targets Young Adults for Obamacare Enrollment

The Obama administration’s strategy to attract young under-insured adults includes targeted direct mailings and discounted Lyft rides to open enrollment events this fall.

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:42 EST 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life

Early research ties low levels of oxytocin-linked DNA to relationship quality

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:42 EST Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

Chronic inactivity linked to greater risk for the disease in study

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:42 EST Nearly 10 Million in U.S. Are Severely Nearsighted

Analysis of federal and other data also finds high numbers of people with vision-robbing myopias

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:41 EST Fertility Treatment Not Tied to Twin Birth Defects

But study, while reassuring, is based on limited data

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:22:31 EST Most Americans Are Eating Better

But government programs needed to improve overall diet for many, researchers say

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:00:38 EST Top-Rated Children’s Hospitals Ranked

Boston Children's Hospital was No. 1 in the United States for 2016-2017, ranking in the top 5% for eight of 10 pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report's 10th annual rankings. WebMD has the details.

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:41:12 EST First Human Trial of Zika Vaccine Set to Begin

First Human Trial of Zika Vaccine Set to Begin

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:15:13 EST Many Don't Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

Study evaluates treatment outcomes for late-stage disease

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:15:09 EST Chicken Recalled Due to Black Sand, Soil

Chicken Recalled Due to Black Sand, Soil

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:15:20 EST Just a Little of Statins' Effect Helps Heart

Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:15:14 EST Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:15 EST Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for AFib

Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:12 EST Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:15:10 EST Poor Sleep and Thinking Problems in MS Patients

Study found link between severity of sleep apnea and performance on attention, memory tests

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:26:26 EST Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In

WebMD asks four experts to debunk the most common myths they hear about drowning.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:11:36 EST What's New in Multiple Myeloma Treatment?

WebMD explains what new drugs and treatment techniques are in the pipeline for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:15:10 EST Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

Smoking is known to help shield against the disease, so declines in that habit may play a role, experts say

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:28:45 EST What Does It Take to Be a Health Hero?

What does it take to be a Health Hero? Learn what we look for at WebMD.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:16:15 EST No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:15:17 EST Frozen Peas and Mixed Vegetables Recalled

Frozen Peas and Mixed Vegetables Recalled

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:15:15 EST Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year

Estimate is still likely low, specialist says

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:42:31 EST Preserve Your Pearly Whites Through the Years

Ways to keep your mouth healthy as you age from WebMD.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:22:04 EST Strength Training Tips From the Pros

Build muscle, burn calories, and get in shape with help from the experts. WebMD explains.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:55:42 EST Dan Harris Overcame Depression, Anxiety With This

Newsman Dan Harris tells WebMD how meditation helped him deal with depression and anxiety.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:45:04 EST 5 Miscarriage Myths

Experts set the record straight on miscarriages. WebMD has the details.


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