Health & Wellness

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:17 EST High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:22 EST Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

But the overall risk is small, researchers say

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:20 EST Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:17:01 EST Egg Freezing for a Future Pregnancy: What to Know

WebMD asked three experts to address the questions they most often get about egg freezing.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:15:11 EST Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:20 EST Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:19 EST Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:16 EST Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:21:00 EST Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:16 EST Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:15:13 EST Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:15:14 EST CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:15:18 EST Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:28 EST Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:26 EST N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:23 EST 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More Than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled by Company Surgeons Transplant First Non-Beating Heart

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:19 EST For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:15:11 EST More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:15:13 EST White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:15:11 EST Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:22 EST Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:30 EST Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:25 EST Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:21 EST Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern

Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:21 EST Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:15:15 EST Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:46 EST Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough in the area of heart transplants that could save the lives of many more patients.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:02 EST NYC Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola

New York City doctor Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola after his return from Guinea working with Doctors Without Borders.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:50:39 EST Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:29 EST Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:27 EST Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:15:15 EST Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:18 EST 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:16 EST Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:07 EST Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets Recalled

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:54:33 EST Klain a Good Pick for Ebola Czar, Experts Say

President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:29 EST U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:28 EST Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:23 EST Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:21 EST Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:20 EST Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:18 EST Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:41 EST Could Survivors’ Blood Stop Ebola?

Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for and recover from Ebola in the U.S., donated his blood -- and the potentially lifesaving proteins it contains -- to treat other Ebola patients.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:25:04 EST The Body Fat That Might Help You Shed Pounds

Getting rid of extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight.


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