Health & Wellness

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:32:53 EST Loose Skin After Weight Loss

WebMD knows that a large weight loss can lead to loose, extra skin. Find out what you can do about it.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:17:31 EST Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:15:21 EST Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:45:10 EST Medicaid Expansion Helps Cut Rate Of Older, Uninsured Adults From 12 To 8 Percent

A study finds that in states that did not expand the health program for low-income residents, the rate of uninsurance among 50- to 64-year-olds is twice that of other states.

Fri, 22 May 2015 07:15:13 EST Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:52:51 EST ‘$5 Insanity': What You Should Know About Flakka

Flakka, a new designer drug, is surging in popularity. Poison control centers in states including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas are responding to an increasing number of incidents involving the drug.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:28:28 EST Can ADHD Be a Gift?

WebMD talks to Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, and other ADHD experts about Honos-Webb's book, The Gift of ADHD.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:17:16 EST Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:56:34 EST Persistent UTI Symptoms May Signal Bladder Cancer

Urinary tract infection symptoms that don’t improve with time or treatment could point to bladder cancer, a new study suggests.

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:49 EST Quiet Activities for Sick Kids

Here are 9 restful activities for you and your sick child.

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:15:19 EST Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say

Wed, 20 May 2015 18:17:40 EST Tests That Diagnose Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriasis and joint pain, the two may be related. Talk to your doctor about psoriatic arthritis. Learn more at WebMD.

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:21 EST Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:20:20 EST Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:54:43 EST Flu Vaccines and Kids

WebMD talks to CDC medical officer Lisa Grohskopf, MD, about flu vaccines for children.

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:13:00 EST ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

WebMD talks to experts about the pros and cons of giving kids a "drug holiday" from ADHD medication.

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:47:36 EST 7 Foods for Children's Brain Development

Good nutrition is part of children's brain development. Eggs, oatmeal, apples, and fish are some of the foods that have nutrients that are good for children's brains. Find out what other foods made the list.

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:19 EST Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:01:51 EST Choosing an OTC Pain Reliever

Which pain reliever should you use? WebMD helps you sort out the differences between over-the-counter products, including how to use them safely.

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:17 EST Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:16 EST More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:22 EST Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Bystanders Mild 'High'

Experiment in unventilated room found some intoxication by those who weren't smoking marijuana

Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:20 EST Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

Tue, 19 May 2015 17:20:23 EST Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds

But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:15:26 EST Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:15:19 EST One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Tue, 19 May 2015 12:24:29 EST How to Talk to Your Child About ADHD

WebMD offers tips for parents of children who have ADHD on how to talk to their child about ADHD in a supportive, encouraging way.

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:18 EST A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

Global tally finds adult health toll from legal substances may exceed that from illicit drugs

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:16 EST Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

Mon, 18 May 2015 19:15:13 EST Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:20:17 EST Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:07:07 EST Should I Still Take Contrave?

The new weight loss drug Contrave was in the headlines last week when researchers ended a study that looked at its safety.

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:15:20 EST It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics

While breakthrough could benefit medicine, researchers warn of potential to create illegal drugs

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:15:14 EST Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men, Study Finds

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:15:30 EST FDA Issues Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

SGLT2 inhibitors linked to potentially fatal condition called ketoacidosis

Mon, 18 May 2015 09:15:26 EST Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

Sun, 17 May 2015 13:15:18 EST Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

Fri, 15 May 2015 17:30:04 EST Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:16:06 EST Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:15:58 EST Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:03:36 EST This Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators

This Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:55:46 EST Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:34:38 EST Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some

Sleep Amount May Up Stroke Risk for Some

Thu, 14 May 2015 19:15:15 EST Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:26 EST CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:25 EST Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:21 EST Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

Thu, 14 May 2015 17:15:18 EST Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation


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