Health & Wellness

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:40:59 EST What Is Snus?

Is this smokeless tobacco product safe to use? Here’s how snus stacks up.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:15:17 EST Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:15:10 EST Alcohol, Obesity Could Up Esophageal Cancer Risk

A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:15:18 EST What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

Three distinct changes occur in the brain, scientists find

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:15:15 EST Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:15:10 EST Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:15:11 EST Deep Brain Stimulation for Early Alzheimer's?

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:31:46 EST How to Keep Your Liver Healthy

WebMD examines ways you can keep your liver in good shape.

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:15:13 EST Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:15:10 EST Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:15:20 EST Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:15:18 EST Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:15:20 EST E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:15:18 EST 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds Boon to ALS Research

Money raised during the online campaign helped scientists spot gene linked to deadly nerve disease

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:15:13 EST E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:15:10 EST Safer Heads Prevail With New HS Football Rule

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:32:18 EST Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?

Up to 40% of people who should get a test for colon cancer aren’t doing so.That’s one of the reasons why some doctors are encouraged by Cologuard, a new at-home test for colon cancer.

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:15:17 EST Later Menstruation Start, Finish May Extend Life

Those with this pattern were more likely to live past 90, study suggests

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:15:15 EST Inactivity Behind Smoking as Early Death Predictor

Increases in fitness levels were associated with greater longevity

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:45:14 EST Some Automatically Enrolled In Medicare Advantage

Concerns raised as health insurers automatically move members of their marketplace or individual plans who are eligible for Medicare.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:37 EST Everything You Need to Know About Vomiting

We all vomit. But why does it happen? When should I see a doctor? How can I stay comfortable? We’ve got your answers.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:35:04 EST The Military Diet: Everything You Should Know

Could the Military Diet really work for you? Learn the facts about the diet.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:44:17 EST Teach Kids to Make Healthy Food Choices

Kids need to learn about nutrition. Start the conversations about the best way to choose healthy foods.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:21 EST Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options

Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:20 EST 2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:18 EST FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:15 EST Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest

Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:06:38 EST How to Set Screen Time Limits for Your Pre-K Kids

Sure, a smartphone can buy you a few minutes of quiet time. But here’s why young kids need screen-time limits -- and how to set them.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:40:47 EST How Families Can Practice Mindful Eating

With a few easy changes, you can get your kids to slow down, eat when they’re hungry, and enjoy their food.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:15:15 EST Red Cross Says Blood Donation Need 'Urgent'

There's currently less than a 5-day supply, group says

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:58:59 EST Get Your Family Routine Back on Track

Derailed by a school break or family trip? Here’s how to get everyone in your house back on schedule.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:20:39 EST Panel: Skin Cancer Exam Evidence 'Insufficient'

But dermatology experts disagree and worry opportunities to save lives will be missed

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15:14 EST Flu Shot Benefits Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:15:16 EST Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:15:09 EST General Mills Expands Flour Recall

General Mills Expands Flour Recall

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:45:11 EST Insurers May Share Blame For Generic Price Hikes

News reports have led many consumers to blame drugmakers for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers often play a major role, too.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:15:18 EST Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

Risk of death from blood clot rises along with TV time, study finds

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:15:15 EST 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Antipsychotics

Staff training can help eliminate inappropriate practices in nursing homes, study says

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:15:26 EST Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:15:21 EST Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:39:44 EST 8 'Health' Foods That Aren’t Healthy

Don’t be fooled by the health halo that hangs over seemingly good-for-you foods. Many of them are anything but.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:29:57 EST Induced Labor Won't Raise Kids' Autism Risk: Study

Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:15:10 EST Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:28:49 EST Cut Stress From Family Mealtime: Answers for 4 Common Problems

Is dinner time stressful at your house? It doesn’t have to be. Try these tips to make your family’s meal more enjoyable for all.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:15:18 EST CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:15:15 EST Alzheimer's Patients and Avoidable Hospital Stays

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:15:11 EST Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:42:15 EST What’s the Right Sport for Your Child?

Many kids aren’t born knowing they want to play soccer or be on the cheerleading squad. Parents can help them find an activity that will keep them active.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:17:27 EST Weight Loss Tips for Busy Parents

Get yourself and your family fit without blowing up your daily schedule.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:15:23 EST Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction

Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse


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