Health & Wellness

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:26 EST What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:25 EST Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity

Researchers suspect low levels of spexin might play contributing role

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:17:20 EST Time to Drop 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

Mon, 23 May 2016 19:17:21 EST Men's Y Chromosome Loss Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Study raises provocative questions, expert says

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:27 EST This Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:24 EST Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Disease

In study, just 1 in 20 terminally ill people understood their prognosis, researchers say

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:17:20 EST BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:17:20 EST Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage

'Black salve' made FDA's fake cancer cures list

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:24 EST Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:21 EST Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:22:09 EST Is My Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

Younger and younger children are walking around with cell phones. Is your child ready for one? WebMD helps you figure it out.

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:26:01 EST Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:26:01 EST Could 'Star Trek'-Like Health Device Be Near?

Experimental wearable patch monitors biochemical, electrical signals to gauge heart, other functions

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:47:21 EST Doctors’ House Calls Saving Money For Medicare

A pilot project in which doctors provide primary care at home for very frail Medicaid beneficiaries saved $25 million in 2014, and nine of the 14 practices participating earned bonuses totaling nearly $12 million.

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:17:20 EST Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:17:18 EST Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

Report suggests restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:24:13 EST CDC Tracking 279 Pregnant Women With Zika

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:10:18 EST After 20 Years, a Food Label Makeover

The nutrition facts panel on the back of food packages -- that box many of us check to see how many calories, fat, protein, and fiber are in the foods we eat -- is getting a new look. WebMD has the details.

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:42:52 EST Is My Child Being Bullied?

Think your child is being bullied? WebMD covers how find out if it’s happening and what you can do to make it stop.

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:23 EST Delayed Concussion Treatment May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:21 EST Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be as Effective as Thought?

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:17:18 EST Elderly Benefit From Intensive BP Treatment

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:18:50 EST Fatty Foods in Teens and Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:17:20 EST Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:23 EST 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

Therapy that uses patient DNA to guide drug selection seems superior to standard chemo, study finds

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:21 EST FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

Tecentriq boosted survival in small trial

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:17:18 EST Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:28:14 EST 25M Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:26:24 EST Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:17:23 EST This After Mini-Stroke May Drop Major Stroke Risk

Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

Thu, 19 May 2016 09:17:22 EST Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:22:00 EST Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects Risk

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:17:24 EST Why Heavy Drinking May Boost Desire to Smoke More

Study sheds light on how alcohol habit may make it harder to overcome nicotine addiction

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:17:22 EST Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival

It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:17:20 EST Triclosan May Not Be a Dirty Word After All

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:17:18 EST Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers Too

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:17:30 EST Is Your City One of America's Fittest?

A lower smoking rate helped Washington, D.C., edge out Minneapolis and Denver, report says

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:17:28 EST Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:17:26 EST Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis

It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:27:12 EST Drug May Help Kids With Sickle Cell Breathe Easier

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:21:14 EST High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

In Jackson, Miss., Columbia, S.C., and El Paso, Texas, rates now exceed or approach 30 percent, report finds

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:21:03 EST ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:47:17 EST A Primer: How The Fight Against Zika Might Be Funded

The Senate approved an amendment to a must-pass appropriations bill that provides $1.1 billion to combat the virus’s spread. But a separate House proposal, which has drawn a veto threat from the White House, is also pending and it is not clear how they might compromise. But public health advocates say efforts are needed soon to fight the mosquito-based disease.

Tue, 17 May 2016 19:17:19 EST Could Potatoes Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

Eating potatoes 4 or more times a week linked to higher readings in study

Tue, 17 May 2016 18:14:53 EST Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF

This year's report includes ratings of lotions, sprays, sticks, and facial sunscreens, and reviews both adult and children's formulas. WebMD has the details.

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:17:33 EST Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:17:26 EST 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical & Severe Depression

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:00:40 EST Dad’s Role in Baby’s Health Larger Than Thought?

New research shows that a man’s age and lifestyle may have a significant effect on his children’s health -- well before they are born. WebMD has the details.

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:17:21 EST Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems?

Study found protective benefit for both men and women, but didn't prove cause and effect

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:17:19 EST Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review

Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods


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