Health & Wellness

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:22 EST Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel approaches to the often crippling condition.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:15 EST Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:13 EST Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:20 EST Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:13 EST 1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:10:16 EST 5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

There’s no need to panic with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are the first 5 things you need to do.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:45:10 EST 5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:16 EST Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:13 EST Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:57 EST Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:50:57 EST Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

Eggs are no longer bad guys. Coffee with those eggs? Go ahead, have a cup, maybe even three. Those are among the latest recommendations an expert advisory panel has made for the upcoming "2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans."

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:21:21 EST U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:04:45 EST Women's Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs

WebMD talks to cardiologists about possible symptoms of heart attack in women.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:45:13 EST For Many Middle-Class Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

Hundreds of thousands of people who received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act may have underestimated their incomes in 2014 – drawing more assistance than they were entitled to. Now many owe the government money.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:45:11 EST Supreme Court Insurance Subsidies Decision Could Trigger Price Spikes

A Supreme Court decision invalidating subsidies in 37 federal exchange states would lead to sharp premium increases and prompt many to drop coverage, say experts.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:09:33 EST Q&A With Mariel Hemingway

The actress and author opens up about her family and how she stays happy and healthy.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:05:08 EST Michael Strahan Tackles Life After the NFL

These days, 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound Michael Strahan scares few people, and he likes it that way.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:05:08 EST Zac Posen's Designer Dogs

Fashion designer Zac Posen may rule the runways, but his 3 dogs rule the roost.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:17 EST Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others

Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:16 EST Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:14 EST ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:15:13 EST Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:20:18 EST Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:20:15 EST Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:57:18 EST Can Supplements Give Athletes an Edge?

Trying to up your game? WebMD has the latest on the most popular sports supplements.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:18 EST Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:41:26 EST U.K. Approves '3-Parent Babies'

The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve laws that allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:12 EST Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:11 EST Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

Research suggests that Truvada doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:25:25 EST 6 Things You Didn't Know About Chemo

Are you or a loved one going to get chemotherapy? WebMD breaks down some of the side effects and ways some people handle them. Find out what may help you get through it feeling as good as possible.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:15:17 EST Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

Study suggests it might, raising the risk for potential weight gain

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:15:14 EST Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Devices work by sensors that get signals from patients' own muscles, scientists say

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:15 EST Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:13 EST Skin Test for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Shows Early Promise

Higher levels of key proteins may point to disease, but more study is needed, experts say

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:11 EST Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:03 EST Top 10 Type-2 Superfoods

Keep these wonder ingredients on your shopping list and in your pantry.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:15:17 EST U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:15:12 EST Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:19:51 EST Multiple Sclerosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions to ask your doctor about multiple sclerosis.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:16:26 EST 2 of 3 Smokers Will Die Early If They Don't Quit, Research Shows

Findings confirm newer estimates that put toll of cigarettes much higher than previously thought

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:07:07 EST What Isn’t Your Loved One Telling You About MS?

Multiple sclerosis can cause hidden symptoms. Here’s how to help your loved one.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:22:22 EST Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

WebMD explains how to recognize the warning signs of dry drowning and secondary drowning, which can happen hours after your child has left the pool.

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:15:12 EST After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:15:13 EST Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC

IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception, experts say

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:24 EST Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

Study found lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:22 EST Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:21 EST Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:08:00 EST Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s the Difference?

You’ve heard the terms, but do you really know what they mean? Learn how to spot the differences in these personalities.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:35:59 EST Babies Who Eat Peanuts Early May Avoid Allergy

Life-threatening peanut allergies have mysteriously been on the rise in the past decade, with little hope for a cure. But a groundbreaking new study may offer a way to stem that rise, while another may offer some hope for those who are already allergic.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:15:17 EST Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said


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