Health & Wellness

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:15:26 EST Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:04:05 EST What Triggers Your Fall Allergies?

WebMD knows that ragweed, hayrides, and apple picking can spur sneezes, a runny nose, hives, and more fall allergy symptoms.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:15:04 EST Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA

Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:51:46 EST Is Obesity ‘Hardwired’ in the Brain?

Some people become obese because their cravings for food come built into the brain, according to new research. WebMD has the details.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:19:34 EST More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Marijuana's gain in popularity may be due to widespread notion that it's harmless, researchers say

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:59:40 EST Could All Work and No Play Kill You?

Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, know this: You may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:45:11 EST Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In Colorado

A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:15:16 EST Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2015

Pot Overtakes Cigarettes Among College Students

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:19:12 EST U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:15:23 EST Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:10:13 EST 10 Questions With Kevin Bacon

The actor dishes to WebMD about his new movies Cop Car and Black Mass, his fitness routine, and how he de-stresses on the set.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:10:13 EST Seth Meyers, Night Rider

The TV host stays up late – and stays healthy, too. He dishes to WebMD.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:02:13 EST Q&A With Abigail Breslin

The teen actor is still spreading sunshine -- and without any drama. She dishes to WebMD about her fitness routine and her new book.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:32 EST Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study

To reduce your risk, take a break, stand up and walk around while watching, researcher suggests

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:30 EST Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?

Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:25 EST Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:15:23 EST Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study

But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:16:58 EST Low Testosterone Therapy Pros and Cons

WebMD discusses the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone levels.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:52:35 EST COPD: Ways to Avoid Weight Loss

If you have COPD, your calorie requirements may be higher than you think. A person with COPD can burn 10 times as many calories breathing as a healthy person. Here are 11 feel-better foods and beverages that are rich in calories and nutrients.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:34 EST Naps May Do a Heart Good

Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:30 EST Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:27 EST Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:15:33 EST Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

New study of more than 2,800 people with depression might give clearer clues to state of mind, experts say

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:15:44 EST Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much

Researchers say supposed cures don't chase away that woozy morning-after misery

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:17:17 EST FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

Agency advises users with such symptoms to contact their doctor

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:44:08 EST 11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

WebMD article on 11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:15:46 EST Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:12:55 EST Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:59 EST Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:57 EST Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:15:54 EST Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:15:54 EST FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:15:54 EST High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:15:57 EST Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:15:48 EST Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:18:40 EST FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:58 EST Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:56 EST Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:15:47 EST Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:20:49 EST Why Your Child Is Stressed: 10 Reasons

This WebMD story offers reasons why children are feeling stressed and what parents can do to help.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:15:38 EST Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

If left undetected, it can lead to liver failure and even death, study authors note

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:15:58 EST Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:16:06 EST Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:16:00 EST Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:15:58 EST Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:15:57 EST Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Combining Cialis, blood pressure med helped patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:33:01 EST HIV and Aging: Health, Planning, and More

More people with HIV are living longer than in the past. Read how HIV affects aging and how to plan for getting older if you have HIV.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:15:41 EST Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:15:45 EST Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:15:43 EST Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males


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