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Article Date: 4.18.2014
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study


Article Date: 4.18.2014
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue


Article Date: 4.18.2014
Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years


Article Date: 4.17.2014
White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended


Article Date: 4.17.2014
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg


Article Date: 4.17.2014
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Doctor Salaries: What They Earned in 2013
Medicine is going through changes -- some for the better and others less so, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report: 2014."


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief
Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person


Article Date: 4.16.2014
Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report
Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found


Article Date: 4.15.2014
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain
The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say


Article Date: 4.15.2014
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity


Article Date: 4.14.2014
FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs
Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed 2 new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus. The WHO recommended that all 150 million people infected worldwide be assessed for these drug treatments.


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Does Sugar Make Your Heart Sweeter?
Researchers say that lower blood sugar levels predict more aggression toward spouses, although some psychologists are skeptical of that theory.


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Adult-Onset Allergies
You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds


Article Date: 4.14.2014
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression


Article Date: 4.13.2014
Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection


Article Date: 4.11.2014
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease


Article Date: 4.11.2014
Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds


Article Date: 4.11.2014
Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
WebMD discusses dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight


Article Date: 4.11.2014
Mucus (Snot, Phlegm) Color, Function, Coughing, and More
Everything you ever wanted to know about boogers, from the experts at WebMD.


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show


Article Date: 4.10.2014
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a White House official said Thursday.


Article Date: 4.10.2014
The Truth About Bread and Your Diet
WebMD talks to nutrition experts about how bread fits into a healthy diet and whether it is a stumbling block for weight loss.


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say


Article Date: 4.10.2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests
Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys


Article Date: 4.10.2014
Some Doctors Paid Millions by Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released, for the first time, data detailing about $77 billion in payments to more than 880,000 health care professionals under its Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service program.


Article Date: 4.10.2014
9 Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol
WebMD describes 9 foods that could raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand
Oregon Medicaid Plan Sees High Demand


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications
Regular physical activity could cut need for hospital readmission for lung disease, study says


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says
Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep


Article Date: 4.9.2014
Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study
Many cases may be going unreported, consumer advocacy group adds


Article Date: 4.9.2014
High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Can Couples Counseling Help?
You know to see a doctor for an ache or cough that won't go away. But where can you turn if your relationship needs a shot in the arm?


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Honey with Added Sweeteners Not Honey: FDA
honey with added sweeteners


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms
British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma
Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain


Article Date: 4.8.2014
Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says


Article Date: 4.8.2014
'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics
Electrodes along spinal cord gave four men ability to flex toes, ankles and knees, but it's no cure, researchers report


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?
Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers


Article Date: 4.7.2014
More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says
Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled
Tyson Foods has voluntarily recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Clubs nationwide because the nuggets may contain pieces of plastic, the company says.


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds
Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Sitting Too Much May Harm Health
New studies add more weight to earlier research suggesting that too much sitting is bad -- even if you get regular exercise. Learn more at WebMD.


Article Date: 4.7.2014
Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement


Article Date: 4.6.2014
Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say


Article Date: 4.5.2014
Your Dog Truly Loves Your Scent
Brain scans showed greater response to owners' odor than to those of other people and pets


Article Date: 4.4.2014
FAQ: The Deadly Ebola Virus
An expert talks about the Ebola virus and efforts to contain it.


Article Date: 4.4.2014
States Oppose New Powerful Painkiller
States Oppose New Powerful Painkiller


Article Date: 4.4.2014
Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?
Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say


Article Date: 4.4.2014
U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever, CDC Says
The infectious illness is not related to Ebola fever, officials stress


Article Date: 4.4.2014
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study
Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls


Article Date: 4.4.2014
Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure
Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says


Article Date: 4.4.2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says


Article Date: 4.3.2014
FDA OKs Quick-Acting Antidote for Prescription Painkiller Overdose
Evzio is part of efforts to stem health risks from abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC
Calls to poison control centers have jumped, ingestion could be deadly for kids, experts report


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Nicotine in E-Cigarettes a Growing Public Health Threat, CDC Says
Calls to poison control centers have jumped, ingestion could be deadly for kids, experts report


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected
Pain, fatigue may persist up to seven days after surgery, study shows


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add


Article Date: 4.3.2014
Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades


Article Date: 4.2.2014
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study
Researchers found people put more money on material goods, but emotional payoff is lower


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Why Some Don’t Pay Their Obamacare Premium: It’s Not What You Think
Why Some Don’t Pay Their Obamacare Premium: It’s Not What You Think


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds
There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Advisory Panel
Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Advisory Panel


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Health Highlights: April 2, 2014
Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Advisory Panel Bill Prevents Cuts in Medicare Payments to Doctors


Article Date: 4.2.2014
The Morning Light May Help You Stay Slim
Study found people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day


Article Date: 4.2.2014
How to Encourage More School Physical Activity
You can help your kids get more movement in their school day to boost grades and fitness.


Article Date: 4.2.2014
FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Oralair cuts symptoms linked to pollens of certain grasses


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Life After Rehab
Don't let challenges of daily life derail the hard work you did in rehab. Learn how to build a support network and make wise choices.


Article Date: 4.2.2014
CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Panel
Inhaled Insulin Should be Approved by FDA: Advisory Panel Bill Prevents Cuts in Medicare Payments to Doctors


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Rehab for Treating Addiction
When you can’t kick drugs or alcohol, special hospitals -- known as rehabilitation facilities (rehab for short) -- may be your best bet.


Article Date: 4.2.2014
The Arthritis Diet: How Excess Weight Damages Your Joints
Managing your weight can reduce unnecessary stress on your joints. Get tips on diet and exercise when you have arthritis.


Article Date: 4.2.2014
Pain Tolerance and Sensitivity in Men, Women, Redheads, and More
WebMD investigates what factors influence your pain tolerance including gender, athleticism, mental health, and even hair color.


Article Date: 4.2.2014
As Insurance Enrollment Exceeds 7M, Obama Says Health Law ‘Here To Stay’
As Insurance Enrollment Exceeds 7M, Obama Says Health Law ‘Here To Stay’


Article Date: 4.1.2014
White House: 7.1 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
Anonymous Obama administration officials say 7 million people signed up for coverage, report says


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor


Article Date: 4.1.2014
New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests
Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are


Article Date: 4.1.2014
For California’s Uninsured, A Rush To The Finish
For California’s Uninsured, A Rush To The Finish


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Stem Cell Study Data Fabricated, Investigators Say
Stem Cell Study Data Fabricated, Investigators Say


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Helping Your Loved One Get Schizophrenia Treatment
WebMD explains the steps you can take to help your loved one with schizophrenia when he or she is refusing to get treatment.


Article Date: 4.1.2014
Healthcare.gov Woes Frustrate In-Person Helpers Around The Country
Healthcare.gov Woes Frustrate In-Person Helpers Around The Country


Article Date: 3.31.2014
More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Monday Is Deadline to Sign Up for Obamacare
But White House officials have granted extension to those who can't complete the process on time


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests
Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Alli Weight Loss Drug Recalled Over Tampering
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled all of its nonprescription weight loss drug Alli from retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, the company announced on March 27.


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says
Experts divided over whether drug should be added to treatment


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Hair Loss Treatments in the Pipeline
New hair loss treatments on the not-too-distant horizon may be game-changers for the millions of men and women faced with hair loss.


Article Date: 3.31.2014
Is It Possible to Prevent Schizophrenia?
WebMD looks at whether there are ways to reduce the risk of developing schizophrenia.


Article Date: 3.31.2014
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
One-third of gastric-bypass patients kept type 2 diabetes under control without meds during three-year study


Article Date: 3.30.2014
New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds
Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say


Article Date: 3.30.2014
Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage


Article Date: 3.29.2014
Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link


Article Date: 3.29.2014
Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary


Article Date: 3.29.2014
New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds
Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight
Abnormal levels seen in 1 of 3 children, possibly raising future heart disease risk, researcher says


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Is it OK to kiss your dog?
Kissing your dog: There are risks. Veterinarians weigh in on the subject at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says
Death risk nearly doubled for excessively thin people


Article Date: 3.28.2014
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say


Article Date: 3.28.2014
OK to kiss Fido? If you’re willing to take on a bit of bacteria, then yes.
Kissing your dog: There are risks. Veterinarians weigh in on the subject at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.28.2014
Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Weight-Loss Drug Alli: Tampering Investigation
Weight-Loss Drug Alli: Tampering Investigation


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds
Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Obama Announces 6 Million Have Signed Up For Insurance
Obama Announces 6 Million Have Signed Up For Insurance


Article Date: 3.27.2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids
Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Spring Pollen Allergies
Pollen is already fallin'. WebMD offers some clues to the spring allergy season in your region.


Article Date: 3.27.2014
'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals
Daily calories, not how often you eat, are what matter, study finds


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Top Last-Minute 'Obamacare' Questions
To help readers in the final days of 2014 open enrollment, WebMD hosted a live chat online to answer their questions about the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Diabetes, Study Says
It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests
Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters


Article Date: 3.27.2014
Smoking May Dull Ability to Sense Bitter Tastes
Buildup of tobacco chemicals could hamper regeneration of taste buds, researcher says


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients
Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life


Article Date: 3.26.2014
More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Legalize Medical Marijuana, Doctors Say in Survey
A majority of doctors say that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally and that it can deliver real benefits to patients, a new survey by WebMD/Medscape finds.


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Medical Marijuana State Action in 2014
A dozen state legislatures, even in the most conservative parts of the country, are looking at legalizing medical marijuana in 2014.


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure
Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real


Article Date: 3.26.2014
White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Obamacare
All people have to do is check a box on the HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says


Article Date: 3.26.2014
CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Medical Marijuana in Colorado
Denver pot shops are at the center of Colorado’s marijuana rush.


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Marijuana Research
WebMD looks at what scientific research shows about the effects of marijuana.


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Medical Marijuana's Legalization Doesn't Raise Crime Rates: Study
Nationwide data helps inform debate as restrictions on pot use continue to ease, researchers say


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Smartphone App May Help People Overcome Alcoholism
Study found more abstinence, less 'risky' drinking among A-CHESS users


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases


Article Date: 3.26.2014
Is Marijuana Safe?
Although there isn't much evidence that the occasional toke leads to long-term health problems, researchers are concerned that long-term, heavy pot smoking can leave lingering effects.


Article Date: 3.26.2014
E-Cigarettes: What the Research Shows
Because there are so many unknowns about the possible health risks of e-cigarettes, the FDA is looking to regulate these products as it does tobacco cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.


Article Date: 3.25.2014
Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests


Article Date: 3.25.2014
Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online
Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves


Article Date: 3.25.2014
Air Pollution Claimed 7 Million Lives in 2012: WHO
Air Pollution Claimed 7 Million Lives in 2012: WHO


Article Date: 3.25.2014
Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study
Nearly 10 percent of people are affected, researchers find


Article Date: 3.25.2014
Millions Underinsured in 2012, Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says
Despite new laws, 15 million poor people have no new coverage options


Article Date: 3.25.2014
New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease
Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that attacks the brain


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Connecticut Customers Rush To Retail Store To Buy Insurance
Connecticut Customers Rush To Retail Store To Buy Insurance


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Nicotine 'E-Liquids' a Health Threat: Experts
Nicotine 'E-Liquids' a Serious Health Threat: Experts


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Many Don't Understand Obamacare or Health Insurance, Survey Finds
'Navigators' can help walk people through enrollment process, experts say


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease Some MS Symptoms: Review
Researchers also found some evidence to support use of other alternative therapies


Article Date: 3.24.2014
E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds
But research design was flawed, critic says


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important


Article Date: 3.24.2014
New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study
'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply, but experts say more research is needed


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Making the Change From Breast to Bottle Feeding
All moms and babies react differently to weaning. Here are some tips to help you adjust.


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Female Masturbation: 5 Things You May Not Know
Female masturbation is good for your health and your relationship.


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant


Article Date: 3.24.2014
Fight the Good Fight: Turn Spats Into Solutions
Six ways to turn spats into solutions.


Article Date: 3.23.2014
Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise
Culprit is a widely used chemical preservative, skin doctor says


Article Date: 3.22.2014
Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise


Article Date: 3.21.2014
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?
What do cats’ whiskers do? How do they work? Find out at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.21.2014
Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis
Condition affects some with psoriasis


Article Date: 3.21.2014
Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says


Article Date: 3.21.2014
Could the HPV Test Replace the Pap Test?
Pap tests are used to find early signs of cervical cancer. But over the past several years, studies from a number of countries have found that HPV tests are better than the Pap test at finding cervical cancer.


Article Date: 3.21.2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Many Americans Believe Health Conspiracy Theories: Survey
Many Americans Believe Health Conspiracy Theories: Survey


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood
Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Stress-Linked Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer's
Stress-Linked Protein May Play Role in Alzheimer's


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Your Sense of Smell May Be Keener Than Thought
Study suggests people can detect more than a trillion distinct odors


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC
Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline in tuberculosis


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect
6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?
It appeared to reduce sneezing, runny nose in small, preliminary study, but more testing needed, doctors say


Article Date: 3.20.2014
HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms
Signs of potential trouble could be different in people without the virus, study suggests


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Health Highlights: March 20, 2014
Many Americans Believe Health Conspiracy Theories: Survey


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Saturated Fats: Bad, Not So Bad?
Saturated fats have long been called ''bad fats'' for their effect on heart health. But a new analysis calls into question whether they're really that bad after all. Read more at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Help Your Child With Hearing Loss
Help your child deal with hearing loss with these hearing loss tips.


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say


Article Date: 3.20.2014
Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Some Top Cancer Centers Not Covered by Exchanges
Some Leading Cancer Centers Not Covered by Insurance Exchanges


Article Date: 3.19.2014
7 Things We Know Now About Obamacare
The big deadline -- the final, no-more-extensions, we-mean-business-this-time deadline -- is almost here.


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats
Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact


Article Date: 3.19.2014
New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study
This 'biology driver' is minor in some people, powerful in others, expert says


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease
Study's finding held true even for those doing well on treatment for AIDS-causing virus


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids
Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests


Article Date: 3.19.2014
Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Some Young People May Not Get Obamacare Help
Some Young People Won't Get Tax Help for Obamacare Insurance


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets
Heart benefits may stem from reaction in stomach bacteria, research suggests


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Side Effects of MS Treatments
Get the facts from WebMD on how to manage side effects associated with MS treatment.


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Health Highlights: March 18, 2014
Way Cleared for Study on Medical Marijuana for Veterans with PTSD


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA
In addition, agency says, leave Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors to health professionals


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression
Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Are Allergies Affecting Your Relationships?
Don’t let food allergies, pet allergies, or seasonal allergies come between you and your new relationship.


Article Date: 3.18.2014
More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests
Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period


Article Date: 3.18.2014
Warning: Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Provider Network Is Risky
Warning: Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Provider Network Is Risky


Article Date: 3.17.2014
Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests
Routine use of imaging tests not recommended, but more docs ordering them anyway, researcher says


Article Date: 3.17.2014
ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later


Article Date: 3.17.2014
Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies
Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest


Article Date: 3.17.2014
Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults


Article Date: 3.17.2014
Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs


Article Date: 3.17.2014
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days
Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute


Article Date: 3.17.2014
TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say


Article Date: 3.16.2014
Migraines and Sex: What's the Link?
Are migraine headaches affecting your sex life? WebMD talks to experts about maintaining the spark in your love life even if you suffer from migraines.


Article Date: 3.16.2014
Cooking and Shopping When You Have Arthritis
Shopping and cooking with arthritis present challenges. WebMD went to experts for tips on minimizing joint pain during these everyday activities.


Article Date: 3.15.2014
Identifying Food Triggers for Migraines
Is there a link between diet and migraine headaches? WebMD asks the experts whether and which foods may trigger migraines.


Article Date: 3.15.2014
Easing Stress, Easing Arthritis Symptoms
Learn how to reduce stress and manage arthritis symptoms with these simple tips from WebMD.


Article Date: 3.15.2014
Weather and Joint Pain: What's the Link?
WebMD talks to experts about the link between weather and joint pain.


Article Date: 3.15.2014
Fibromyalgia and Diet: What's the Link?
Certain foods might trigger fibromyalgia symptoms. WebMD tells you how diet can help you avoid fatigue and boost your energy.


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Why It's Hard to Kick the Smoking Habit
Brain scans showed nicotine withdrawal weakens parts of the brain tied to ability to control cravings


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Arthritis Pain, Intimacy, and Sex
Having arthritis doesn’t have to mean an end to your sex life. Here are tips from WebMD for maintaining and deepening sexual intimacy - despite stiff joints and limited mobility.


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Arthritis Pain and Sleep
Arthritis pain can make it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep can aggravate joint pain. Try these tips from WebMD to break the vicious cycle.


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study
Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Insurers May Get Cost Break Thanks To Rocky ACA Rollout
Insurers May Get Cost Break Thanks To Rocky ACA Rollout


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Timing Is Key to Massage's Benefits for Neck Pain: Study
Two or three one-hour sessions a week reduced pain, improved functioning


Article Date: 3.14.2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'
People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests


Article Date: 3.13.2014
'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia
Small, preliminary study found it lowered levels of obsession with images of food and obesity


Article Date: 3.13.2014
Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort


Article Date: 3.13.2014
Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions
Study found levels of a protein linked with brain damage spiked right after injury, dropped with recovery


Article Date: 3.13.2014
Advocate for Better School Food for Your Kids
Here are seven ways parents can push for better foods, from day care to T-ball practices to high school cafeterias.


Article Date: 3.13.2014
Arthritis at Work: Tips to Help You Get Through the Day
Arthritis can make every task challenging, especially at work. Get tips from WebMD for minimizing joint pain, strain, and stiffness at work.


Article Date: 3.13.2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed


Article Date: 3.13.2014
Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study
Every 60 seconds shaved off how quickly tPA was given meant patient had one less day of disability


Article Date: 3.13.2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds
Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says


Article Date: 3.12.2014
ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled in Recent Years: Report
ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled in Recent Years: Report


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
Finding could also help efforts to find ways to treat diabetes


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest


Article Date: 3.12.2014
FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear
Panel could recommend HPV test as a woman's new first option for cervical cancer screening


Article Date: 3.12.2014
What Went Wrong With Minnesota’s Insurance Exchange
What Went Wrong With Minnesota’s Insurance Exchange


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study
Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Family Food: New Year's Resolutions
Chef Domenica Catelli and WebMD offer healthy diet resolutions for the whole family –- plus a healthy, delicious recipe for turkey chili.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Easy Mexican Food by Chef Marcela
Marcela Valladolid transforms traditional Mexican recipes into easy, healthy dishes for WebMD.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well
But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Edie Falco’s Real Habits: She’s No Nurse Jackie!
Edie Falco tells WebMD her 7 tips for a healthy, happy life.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
11 Ideas for Heart-Smart Meals
To keep your ticker in top shape, make heart-smart meals every day. Learn how at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Tired Working Mom: TIps for Sleep, Skin, Fitness, Food
WebMD experts help this tired working mom get her sleep, skin, and meal-making mojo back.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Barefoot Running: Should You Try It?
It’s not for everyone, but some runners are hitting the road sans shoes. WebMD looks at why it's supposed to be good for you -- and how to start.


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study
Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Nearly 1 Million More Sign Up For Obamacare Plans In February
Nearly 1 Million More Sign Up For Obamacare Plans In February


Article Date: 3.12.2014
Moving to Colorado for Medical Marijuana
Why families move to Colorado for medical marijuana.


Article Date: 3.11.2014
2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds
Doctors can choose the one they're more familiar with, expert says


Article Date: 3.11.2014
Healthy Breakfasts and Citrus Granola
WebMD explains why a good breakfast is the healthy way to start the day. Plus, Domenica Cattelli's Citrus and Nut Granola recipe.


Article Date: 3.11.2014
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine
Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage damage or improve joint function in study


Article Date: 3.11.2014
8 Fun Facts About Pineapple
WebMD has info on the history, cultivation, and health benefits of pineapple. Plus a delicious shrimp and pineapple kabob recipe!


Article Date: 3.11.2014
New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says


Article Date: 3.11.2014
Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity


Article Date: 3.11.2014
Window Is Closing To Sign Up Or Seek Changes To Obamacare Plans
Window Is Closing To Sign Up Or Seek Changes To Obamacare Plans


Article Date: 3.11.2014
FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines
Wearable headband uses electrodes to stimulate nerve tied to the headaches


Article Date: 3.11.2014
Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study
Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say


Article Date: 3.10.2014
Stretching: How to Stretch, When to Stretch
Should you stretch before or after a workout, and how should you stretch? WebMD talks to experts about stretching.


Article Date: 3.10.2014
'Low T' Diagnosis Needs More Than a Blood Test, Experts Say
Physical exam for testosterone levels is also essential because of lab inconsistencies


Article Date: 3.10.2014
Juicing: How Healthy Is It?
WebMD talks to experts about health risks and benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables.


Article Date: 3.10.2014
Labyrinths: Ancient Aids for Modern Stresses
Walking a labyrinth can be good for your health. Learn more at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.10.2014
Weed Use Up, Cocaine Use Down, U.S. Report Finds
Review covered 2000 to 2010, so doesn't reflect suspected increase in heroin use


Article Date: 3.10.2014
'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say


Article Date: 3.10.2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter
Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children


Article Date: 3.10.2014
Medicare Officials Back Away From Changes To Prescription Drug Plan
Medicare Officials Back Away From Changes To Prescription Drug Plan


Article Date: 3.9.2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems


Article Date: 3.8.2014
Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain, Small Study Suggests
Early research found 7 of 9 patients benefited from treatment with the 'love' hormone


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
FDA takes steps to eliminate potential risks for people with diabetes


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Pfizer Recalls Effexor Antidepressant
Pfizer Inc. has issued a recall for the antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine HCI) because it may have been contaminated with a heart drug.


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
Frequent use of these powerful drugs along with narcotic painkillers may explain more medication deaths


Article Date: 3.7.2014
New Testosterone Drug OK'd by FDA Amid Controversy
New Testosterone Drug OK'd by FDA Amid Controversy


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep
It's harder to 'spring forward' than to 'fall back,' doctor says


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Toothbrushes: When to Replace Them, Where to Keep Them
Your toothbrush may be nastier than you think. Find out when to replace it.


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years


Article Date: 3.7.2014
Natural Ways to Care for Your Teeth
Keep your mouth fresh and clean with a little help from Mother Nature.


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Changes To Health Law Rules Include Extra Month To Enroll In 2015
Changes To Health Law Rules Include Extra Month To Enroll In 2015


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens
Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies
Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants


Article Date: 3.6.2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Early Treatment May Have Cured HIV in Second Baby
Early Treatment May Have Cured HIV in Second Baby


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Rising E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens
Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use, study author says


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say


Article Date: 3.6.2014
Knee Noises: Do You Need to Be Concerned About Pops and Cracks?
Know your knee noises.


Article Date: 3.5.2014
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs


Article Date: 3.5.2014
2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD
Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition


Article Date: 3.5.2014
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries
Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say


Article Date: 3.5.2014
Cut Daily Sugar to 5% of Calories: Health Agency
Cut Daily Sugar to 5% of Calories: Health Agency


Article Date: 3.5.2014
Alzheimer’s Disease Death Toll Higher Than Thought
The number of people who die from Alzheimer’s disease may be five times higher than previously thought, researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say. Read more at WebMD.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer
Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds
The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Midwives, Birthing Centers
Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Midwives, Birthing Centers


Article Date: 3.4.2014
The Link Between Stress and Blood Sugar
Feeling frazzled? High stress can make your blood sugar levels soar. Here's how to bring both down again.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
The Daily Diabetes Check
Doing just seven quick things a day can help you keep tabs on your condition.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
How Long Should You Keep Makeup?
A dermatologist explains the expiration dates for various kinds of cosmetics.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Frizzy Hair
Frizz? Frayed ends? Nurse damaged hair back to health with these expert tips and product picks.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
3 Ways to Cook Chicken
These new recipes are easy to prepare, versatile, and nutritious.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Q&A With Kristin Davis
The actress talks about her new TV role and her work to save elephants.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Allison Janney's Life With Dogs
The actress talks about her three dogs and her show, 'Mom.'


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Trying to Conceive? Lose Extra Weight First
Overweight and obese mothers are more at risk for pregnancy complications, as well as birth defects.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Why Warming Up and Cooling Down are Important
Think warm-ups and cool-downs are overrated? They might give you a better workout.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Q&A With Shailene Woodley
The actress shares her healthy living habits.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Laughter: The Best Medicine for Chelsea Handler
The comedian, author, and talk-show host talks about love, laughter, loss, and her new book, "Uganda Be Kidding Me."


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy
Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends
New research shows the value of friendships and social networks.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Ideas
Start your day off on the right foot with these healthy breakfast recipes.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Healthy Diets for Senior Pets
Older dog or cat? Along with pet food, here's how to boost their meals.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span
But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Rare Mutation Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes
Rare Mutation Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds


Article Date: 3.4.2014
U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
Report cites improving safety profile


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Newborn Baths 101
Soaping up doesn’t have to be a big to-do. Stay above water with these tips.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
How Allergies Can Affect Your Blood Sugar
Allergies don't affect blood sugar directly, but some medications may.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
Long-Acting HIV Drug May Offer Better Protection Against Infection
In monkey studies, shots guarded against disease for human equivalent of up to three months


Article Date: 3.4.2014
At-Home Workouts
Yes, you can get fit without stepping foot in a fitness club.


Article Date: 3.4.2014
The Best Mattress for a Good Night's Sleep
Buying a new mattress? Experts offer their tips for choosing the right mattress so you can sleep better.


Article Date: 3.3.2014
FAQ: Overcoming Bad Breath
WebMD answers commonly asked questions about overcoming bad breath.


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Managing Sexual Concerns if You Have BPH
WebMD provides advice for managing sexual problems if you have an enlarged prostate, or BPH.


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing, Study Suggests
Keep volume low and place device well away from crib, expert says


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Shocking Heart Deaths: What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest
WebMD discusses sudden cardiac arrest, including causes, screening, and how it differs from a heart attack.


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Rosacea Skin Care Tips
Taking care of your skin can help ease your rosacea symptoms. See which regular products to avoid, which to use, and how to hide red skin and a red face.


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C
Many aren't aware they carry the liver-destroying virus, experts say


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study
Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Study Finds 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers Each Year
And national research shows majority of prescription drug abusers supplied through family, friends


Article Date: 3.3.2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children
Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Heart Attack Risk Rises in Hours After Angry Outburst: Study
Absolute risk from any one episode remains very small, but the danger is there, experts say


Article Date: 3.3.2014
Three Key Changes Proposed For Medicare Part D
Three Key Changes Proposed For Medicare Part D


Article Date: 2.28.2014
10 Tips to Help You Become More Resilient
Some people seem to be born with the ability to overcome setbacks with relative ease. It’s a trait that experts call resilience. Here are 10 things to focus on.


Article Date: 2.28.2014
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better


Article Date: 2.28.2014
What Makes an Aggressive Dog, and How You Can Spot One
Study suggests it's not so much the breed as the gender, training, origin and owner's age


Article Date: 2.28.2014
Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says


Article Date: 2.28.2014
Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently
Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night


Article Date: 2.28.2014
FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label
The time is past due for an overhaul of the ''Nutrition Facts'' labels on food products, according to the FDA, which unveiled its proposed label changes on Thursday.


Article Date: 2.28.2014
Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed


Article Date: 2.28.2014
Conn. Tries To Sell Its Obamacare Success To Other States
Conn. Tries To Sell Its Obamacare Success To Other States


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Clutter vs. Hoarding: When Should You Worry About the Mess?
When do you need to worry about the mess? Find out the difference between clutter and hoarding, and how to keep mess in check.


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria
Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says


Article Date: 2.27.2014
FDA-Approved Painkiller Zohydro Concerns Critics
A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER.


Article Date: 2.27.2014
FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ
Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Supplements and Natural Remedies
Many herbs and supplements are used to treat BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But do they work to ease enlarged prostate symptoms?


Article Date: 2.27.2014
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 4 Million
Advocates report surge in outreach efforts to uninsured Americans


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Study Sees No Evidence Linking Diabetes Drugs With Pancreatic Cancer
But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Your dog can tell you a lot by the way he acts. Know what to look for.
Watch your dog to find out what’s on its mind. Learn more at WebMD.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons
More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults
Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small


Article Date: 2.26.2014
A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines
Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Gluten: How to Find It on a Food Label
WebMD reports on how to find gluten when it's not obvious on food labels, if you're trying to go gluten-free.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Germs and Bacteria: How Clean Should We Be?
Should we forget the 5-second rule and hand sanitizer and learn to live with germs and bacteria? Experts say germs may be good for us.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
8 Healthy Facts About Grapes
WebMD's guide to the origins, health benefits, and varieties of grapes -- plus a delicious recipe for Grilled Shrimp and Grape Salad.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Should You Sprout Your Grains, Nuts, and Legumes?
WebMD talks to experts about the health benefits of sprouting food and how to avoid food safety risks.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
7 Healthy Facts About Radishes
Though it's small in size, the earthy radish brings big flavor to the table. Try it in WebMD's Red Radish and Greens Salad recipe.


Article Date: 2.26.2014
What Your Parents Got Wrong About Food
WebMD describes incorrect parental advice on food, such as using dessert as a reward..


Article Date: 2.26.2014
Mass. Patients Can 'Shop' For Health Care -- At Least In Theory
Mass. Patients Can 'Shop' For Health Care -- At Least In Theory


Article Date: 2.25.2014
Retail Clinics for Kids: No Sub for Pediatricians
The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to oppose retail clinics, calling them “an inappropriate source of primary care for pediatric patients.”


Article Date: 2.25.2014
Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements
Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows


Article Date: 2.25.2014
New ACA Insurance Causes Headaches In Some Doctors' Offices
New ACA Insurance Causes Headaches In Some Doctors' Offices


Article Date: 2.25.2014
Can Your Dog or Cat Benefit From Behavior Therapy?
Does your pet need professional help to address his behavior problems? Find out at WebMD.


Article Date: 2.25.2014
U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese


Article Date: 2.25.2014
5 Easy Makeup Steps to Look like You’re Not Wearing Any
Using makeup to create a really natural look isn’t as scary as it sounds. You can do it in just five steps!


Article Date: 2.25.2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues


Article Date: 2.25.2014
Should you consider holistic medicine for your pet?
Pet owners can figure out whether holistic health care treatments are right for their cats or dogs with this help from WebMD.


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice
Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says
The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say


Article Date: 2.24.2014
FAQ: Vitamins to Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease?
Scratch vitamins and supplements off your list of things to do to help prevent heart disease and cancer, at least for now.


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification


Article Date: 2.24.2014
Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat
Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk


Article Date: 2.23.2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause


Article Date: 2.21.2014
Emotional Affair: Is It Cheating?
Does emotional infidelity count as cheating? Psychologists say yes. And it can ruin your relationship. Learn more at WebMD.


Article Date: 2.21.2014
Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start
Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis


Article Date: 2.21.2014
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer
Risk was highest when men had high or low levels of selenium already in their body


Article Date: 2.21.2014
Do You Often Recall Dreams? Your Brain Might Be More Active
In French brain-scan study, 'high recallers' remembered dreams five mornings per week


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk
Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study
That might explain why pooches are such good friends to humans, researchers say


Article Date: 2.20.2014
'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men
More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Gut Bacteria Tied to Obesity May Vary With Geography
Study of people from five continents found higher microbe levels in those living in colder northern regions


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study
Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles
They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?
Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Why You Procrastinate and How to Stop
Many people put things off to an unhealthy degree. Find out at WebMD why we do this and how to get things done on time.


Article Date: 2.20.2014
Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study
Obese men don't do much better, breaking a sweat only 3.6 hours annually, researchers say


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
Whole-body exams more common among film viewers


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled
Hot Pockets Pastries Recalled


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Colorado's Elusive Goal: A Complete, Useful Health Care Price List
Colorado's Elusive Goal: A Complete, Useful Health Care Price List


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study
Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Mesh for Hernia Repair Reduces Recurrence, Study Suggests
But the open surgery technique increases odds of complications, researchers find


Article Date: 2.19.2014
More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says
Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest


Article Date: 2.19.2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation
Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study
But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say


Article Date: 2.18.2014
More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds
But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity: Study
Stroke patients, others who must relearn motor skills might benefit from findings, researchers say


Article Date: 2.18.2014
More Patients Are Checking Doctor-Rating Websites, Study Finds
But just how trustworthy these reviews are isn't clear


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens
Saliva Test May Spot Depression Risk in Male Teens Number of Fertility Treatment Babies in U.S. Increasing


Article Date: 2.18.2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?
Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed


Article Date: 2.18.2014
Six Ways to Discipline Children -- That Work!
Parenting experts offer tips on child discipline with fewer tantrums and tears.


Article Date: 2.17.2014
Tips For New Obamacare Coverage: Stay In Network, Avoid Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Tips For New Obamacare Coverage: Stay In Network, Avoid Out-Of-Pocket Costs


Article Date: 2.17.2014
'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes
Women in small study suffered fewer moderate-to-severe episodes due to menopause


Article Date: 2.17.2014
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study
But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Sleep Apnea May Worsen Fatigue in MS Patients
Small study suggests sleep disorder could be missed in people with multiple sclerosis


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart
Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?
Researchers can't say for sure, but brain bleeds were more common among those with low levels of the vitamin


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs
Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs


Article Date: 2.14.2014
Food Price Hikes May Affect Those With Type 2 Diabetes
USDA study finds glucose levels increase as produce, low-fat dairy become more costly


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests


Article Date: 2.13.2014
The 10 Least Expensive Health Insurance Markets In The U.S.
The 10 Least Expensive Health Insurance Markets In The U.S.


Article Date: 2.13.2014
It’s Hot Springs Vs. Ski Slopes In Colorado Insurance Battle
It’s Hot Springs Vs. Ski Slopes In Colorado Insurance Battle


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Imbruvica OK'd for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Imbruvica Approved for Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: FDA


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Dating Advice: Signs of a Problem
Is your new romance off to a bad start? Know the signs that it may be time to end the relationship with these 10 dating deal-breakers.


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Florida Moves To Manage Health Care For Foster Kids
Florida Moves To Manage Health Care For Foster Kids


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Making Acupuncture Even Safer
Researchers recommend improving needle quality


Article Date: 2.13.2014
Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Graco Recalls Millions of Child Car Seats
Graco Recalls Millions of Child Car Seats


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study
Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study
Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Teeth Whitening at Home or in the Office?
A guide to over-the-counter and in-office teeth whitening options.


Article Date: 2.12.2014
The Truth About Enamel Shaping
How a cosmetic dental procedure called enamel shaping can remove minor surface flaws from teeth.


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study
Most participants developed condition after being overweight for years, not after large recent gain


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?
Study suggests stroke hospitalizations and death rates tied to changes in temperature and humidity


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2014
Graco Recalls Millions of Child Car Seats


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer
Veteran TV journalist has multiple myeloma, which attacks white blood cells in bone marrow


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Bob Costas's Eye Trouble Temporary, Experts Say
Conjunctivitis is a common ailment and usually resolves on its own in about a week


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Report: Nearly 3.3 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Obamacare Plans
Report: Nearly 3.3 Million Americans Have Enrolled in Private Obamacare Plans


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study
Disease spread was detected and treated sooner, with better survival in patients who received 'sentinel node' biopsy


Article Date: 2.12.2014
FDA Approves Imbruvica for Chronic Leukemia
Drug inhibits enzyme that spurs cancer growth


Article Date: 2.12.2014
Having 2 Parents With Alzheimer's May Raise Risk of Early Brain Changes
Small study found these people had more beta-amyloid deposits, less gray matter


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Questions And Answers On The Latest ACA Delay
Questions And Answers On The Latest ACA Delay


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression
Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids
These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds
Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns


Article Date: 2.11.2014
States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention


Article Date: 2.11.2014
Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women


Article Date: 2.11.2014
U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin


Article Date: 2.11.2014
FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers


Article Date: 2.10.2014
No More Artificial Preservatives in 2 Kraft Singles Varieties
No More Artificial Preservatives in 2 Kraft Singles Varieties


Article Date: 2.10.2014
Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says
Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn


Article Date: 2.10.2014
Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?
Study found people in emerging nations with TVs, computers and cars more likely to be obese, have diabetes


Article Date: 2.10.2014
Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied


Article Date: 2.10.2014
Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds
School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find


Article Date: 2.10.2014
Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study
When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone


Article Date: 2.9.2014
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations
Felines' sharp teeth can inject harmful bacteria deep into joints and tissue, doctors warn


Article Date: 2.8.2014
Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say
Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues


Article Date: 2.7.2014
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors
Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof


Article Date: 2.7.2014
Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So Smart
Late evening use disrupts sleep and may hurt productivity, study suggests


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Ways to Prevent Foot Pain
WebMD discusses ways you can help your feet, from better shoes to losing weight.


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Want to Keep the Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key
Study found most people weighed more after weekend, but those who cut back during week were thinner


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Rocky Mountain High Insurance Prices Rankle Ski Towns
Rocky Mountain High Insurance Prices Rankle Ski Towns


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC
Little progress seen beyond shingles, HPV and Tdap vaccinations, researchers report


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment
Researchers were able to pinpoint specific therapies for some women in study


Article Date: 2.6.2014
Subway Restaurants to Remove Chemical From Bread
Subway Restaurants to Remove Chemical From Bread Study Suggests Longer Labor is Normal


Article Date: 2.6.2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say


Article Date: 2.5.2014
Early Promise for a Blood Thinner Without the Bleeding Risk
Animal study suggests an antibody might provide safer protection against clots


Article Date: 2.5.2014
Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup Recalled
Healthy Choice Chicken Noodle Soup Recalled


Article Date: 2.5.2014
Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?
British study also found reduced risk with other fermented dairy products


Article Date: 2.5.2014
Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power
Lab study found it also left healthy cells unharmed, but experts say more research needed


Article Date: 2.5.2014
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.


Article Date: 2.5.2014
New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn
Study finds sleeve gastrectomy often doesn't relieve acid reflux, and sometimes makes it worse


Article Date: 2.5.2014
CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission


Article Date: 2.5.2014
How to Stop Your Pet's Bad Habits
Have a dog that barks? A cat that scratches the furniture? Our behavioral expert explains how to stop your pet from barking, scratching, and jumping.


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Avoid Sports Injuries: Advice From an Olympic Doctor
Team USA chief medical officer Gloria Beim, MD, tells elite athletes and weekend warriors what they can do to avoid injuries, plus the latest treatments.


Article Date: 2.4.2014
High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age
25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA
Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Low Vitamin D Could Up Risk for Birth Complication: Study
Preeclampsia occurs when blood pressure suddenly rises, experts explain


Article Date: 2.4.2014
FDA approves Copaxone 3 times a week for MS
The FDA approves Copaxone 3 times a week for MS.


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children
However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says


Article Date: 2.4.2014
How to Talk So Your Partner Will Listen
A few small changes in what you say can make a big difference in what your partner hears.


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Cross-Train With Yoga for Power, Flexibility
Alternate your cardio workouts with yoga. It can help you become stronger, more flexible, and more balanced.


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds
Researchers note that increase included men and women, and all age groups


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests


Article Date: 2.4.2014
Ear Cropping and Tail Docking: Should or Shouldn’t You?
WebMD helps you weigh the pros and cons of ear cropping and tail docking for dogs.


Article Date: 2.3.2014
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study
Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Cancer Cases to Rise to 22 Million a Year
Cancer Cases to Rise to 22 Million a Year.


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say
Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble
Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note


Article Date: 2.3.2014
More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk
Study also found that genes affect the level of risk


Article Date: 2.3.2014
At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof
Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time


Article Date: 2.3.2014
FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say


Article Date: 2.3.2014
In Southwest Georgia, The Affordable Care Act Is Having Trouble Living Up To Its Name
In Southwest Georgia, The Affordable Care Act Is Having Trouble Living Up To Its Name


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates
Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight
And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Breastfeeding: Breast Pumps, Nursing Bras, and Other Things That May Help
WebMD talks to experts about breast pumps, nursing bras, and other things that may be handy for moms who are breastfeeding their babies.


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Vitamin D Supplements: FAQ
For most healthy adults, vitamin D supplements are not worth it, researchers say.


Article Date: 2.3.2014
NSAIDs Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise


Article Date: 2.3.2014
Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46


Article Date: 1.31.2014
Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
5 states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion or insurance reform


Article Date: 1.31.2014
Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study
Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen


Article Date: 1.31.2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood


Article Date: 1.31.2014
Common Pains of Aging: How to Feel Better
WebMD helps you get a handle on the common aches and pains of aging.


Article Date: 1.31.2014
A Challenge at Work Might Ease Autism Symptoms in Adults
Finding counters the notion that difficult behaviors are hard to alter in these patients


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise
Workouts, or even spurts of activity, can keep stress levels down and confidence up, survey results show


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Not in the Mood? How to Get Your Groove Back
WebMD talks to experts about how to get in the mood with your partner when you're not in the mood.


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids
Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Government Will Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children
Government Will Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke
It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one


Article Date: 1.30.2014
Health Law Is A Tough Sell To Uninsured
Health Law Is A Tough Sell To Uninsured


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes
In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds


Article Date: 1.29.2014
High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise


Article Date: 1.29.2014
New 'Bioengineered Skin' Gets Closer to the Real Thing
Successfully tested on rats, the lab-grown product has blood and lymph vessels, scientists say


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Food Bacteria Toxin May be Linked to MS: Study
Food Bacteria Toxin May be Linked to MS: Study


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2014
Food Bacteria Toxin May be Linked to MS: Study


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?
You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care


Article Date: 1.29.2014
To Schedule A Doc Visit, Get In Line
To Schedule A Doc Visit, Get In Line


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Expensive Hospitals: Strong Reputations But Little Evidence Of Better Care, Study Finds
Expensive Hospitals: Strong Reputations But Little Evidence Of Better Care, Study Finds


Article Date: 1.29.2014
WellPoint Discloses Big Sign-Ups Through Health Exchanges
WellPoint Discloses Big Signups Through Health Exchanges


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?
Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements


Article Date: 1.29.2014
Kids Unlikely to Outgrow 'Baby Fat'
Overweight 5-year-olds face 4 times the risk of teen obesity, new research finds


Article Date: 1.28.2014
FDA Panel Considers First Pill for Ragweed Allergy
Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant


Article Date: 1.28.2014
Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles


Article Date: 1.28.2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age
Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say


Article Date: 1.28.2014
Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study participants hadn't received any treatment with chemotherapy


Article Date: 1.28.2014
Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood
Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids


Article Date: 1.28.2014
GOP Senators’ New Health Overhaul Plan Would Tax Some Workers’ Benefits
GOP Senators’ New Health Overhaul Plan Would Tax Some Workers’ Benefits


Article Date: 1.28.2014
Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study
Examining breath samples from patients with suspicious growths might help determine who needs surgery


Article Date: 1.28.2014
FDA Advisers: Pill for Ragweed Allergy Safe and Effective
Placed under the tongue, it helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant


Article Date: 1.27.2014
DDT Exposure May Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Researchers say those with the disease had 4 times higher blood levels of byproduct of banned pesticide


Article Date: 1.27.2014
Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review
Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports


Article Date: 1.27.2014
Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
Researchers think improved sleep may be the key to benefits


Article Date: 1.27.2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope
Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found


Article Date: 1.27.2014
Five Tips for Baby Skin Care
How do baby skin care needs change as newborn becomes baby, and baby becomes toddler? Find out.


Article Date: 1.27.2014
4 Tips for Baby Skin Care
How do baby skin care needs change as newborn becomes baby, and baby becomes toddler? Find out.


Article Date: 1.27.2014
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study
Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds


Article Date: 1.24.2014
9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts
WebMD shares facts on 9 childhood illnesses you may not know about: RSV, fifth disease, croup, scarlet fever, impetigo, Kawasaki disease, Reye's syndrome, whooping cough, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.


Article Date: 1.24.2014
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized


Article Date: 1.24.2014
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Your Health: Review
Except in people with a vitamin deficiency, supplements may cause harm, doctor says


Article Date: 1.24.2014
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Changes Ahead for You and Your Family
WebMD shares what you and your family need to know about dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Article Date: 1.24.2014
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health
Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems


Article Date: 1.24.2014
Pepsi One and Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical
Pepsi One has higher levels of a potential cancer-causing chemical than other soft drinks, according to a study released Thursday by Consumer Reports magazine.


Article Date: 1.24.2014
Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods
Study finds people could spot high- and low-fat milk through smell alone


Article Date: 1.24.2014
FDA Wants to Update Food Labels
Goal is a better informed public


Article Date: 1.23.2014
First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace


Article Date: 1.23.2014
Prevent Whooping Cough in Your Baby With Pertussis Vaccines
It's not enough to get your baby vaccinated against whooping cough. You need to get vaccinated, too. Find out why at WebMD.


Article Date: 1.23.2014
States Consider Labels for Genetically Modified Foods
States Consider Labels for Genetically Modified Foods


Article Date: 1.23.2014
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent


Article Date: 1.22.2014
Are You at Risk for Whooping Cough?
You may think only children get whooping cough. But it's more common in adults and teenagers -- who can pass it on to babies. WebMD describes how to keep your baby safe.


Article Date: 1.22.2014
Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases
Colorado patients were delirious, combative, had seizures and breathing problems


Article Date: 1.22.2014
New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers
Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold


Article Date: 1.22.2014
Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells
Study found women who ate the most omega-3s had greater brain volume


Article Date: 1.22.2014
Could Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?
Early research suggests slightly cooler temperatures mean more calories burned per day


Article Date: 1.22.2014
Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combination: Study
Pedestrians who did both had poorer balance, were less able to walk in straight line, researchers say


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
Danish researchers say findings are preliminary, test produces a lot of false positive results


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Consumers Expecting Free 'Preventive' Care Sometimes Surprised By Charges
Consumers Expecting Free 'Preventive' Care Sometimes Surprised By Charges


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease
Small study found no ill effects from consumption, although longer-term studies are needed, experts say


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Kids' Sports Injuries
Active kids are prone to injury. What are the most common kids' sports injuries? What should you do if one happens to your child? Find out at WebMD.


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries
Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men
Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior


Article Date: 1.21.2014
Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk: Study
Substances found in some people's favorite foods appear to benefit blood sugar, inflammation levels


Article Date: 1.20.2014
Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests
But whether MS patients should take supplements is subject of debate


Article Date: 1.20.2014
Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience
Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found


Article Date: 1.20.2014
Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study
Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease


Article Date: 1.20.2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study
Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say


Article Date: 1.20.2014
No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study
Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests


Article Date: 1.17.2014
How Women Can Fight Hair Loss
Fight back - don’t let thinning hair sap your confidence -- or your style. Learn why your hair might be getting thinner, what products and medications can help, and tips for looking your best.


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Patients who think they are deficient in the nutrient should consult their doctor first, experts say


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds


Article Date: 1.17.2014
U.S. Health Officials Urge Renewed Fight to Stamp Out Cigarette Use
Diabetes, colorectal and liver cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction among latest ills now linked to tobacco


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Thinning Hair: Can Medications Help?
Don't give in to thinning hair. Medications are available that can help restore women's hair, too.


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Google Crafting Contact Lenses for Diabetes
Google is working on contact lenses with special sensors to regularly check diabetes blood sugar levels.


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Hidden Causes of Hair Loss
If you're losing hair, the biggest question is why. Here's an in-depth look at factors that may contribute to hair loss, including lifestyle, heredity, and medical causes.


Article Date: 1.17.2014
Products for Thinning Hair
Learn which products to use or avoid to help you look your best and spend less time worrying about thinning hair.


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely
Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study
And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers
Survey of Washington state residents also found salespeople, office workers prone to weight gain


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease
Early study saw improvement in six patients with choroideremia


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease
Study found risk for fracture was less for those who avoided wheat, other grains


Article Date: 1.16.2014
FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers
Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women
Anxiety-provoking obesity 'news' spurred coeds who felt overweight to eat more, study found


Article Date: 1.16.2014
Muscle-Building Exercises Reduce Women's Diabetes Risk: Study
Muscle-Building Exercises Reduce Women's Diabetes Risk: Study


Article Date: 1.16.2014
State Snapshots Of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
State Snapshots Of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers


Article Date: 1.15.2014
FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Venza los cambios en la textura del cabello
Muchos factores pueden cambiar la textura de su pelo. Algunos de ellos están fuera de su control. Otros los causa usted sin saberlo. Averigüe por qué puede estar cambiando la textura de su cabello y qué puede hacer para que se vea lo mejor posible.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Peinados sensatos para un cabello saludable
Todo el esfuerzo que hace para que el cabello se vea fabuloso, como enlaciarlo y teñirlo, en realidad puede dejarla con un pelo sin vida en que los peinados duran poco. Estas técnicas de peinado que no causan daño harán que su cabellera se vea muy bien, sin dañarla.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Genital Herpes Treatment
But larger, longer trials are needed, experts say


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Ban on Class of Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds
But exposure to similar phthalates that aren't banned has risen, researchers say


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Gun Safety With Kids in the House
How do you make sure your kids are safe when you have guns in the house? Follow WebMD's tips for storing guns and talking to children about them.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
HHS Extends Coverage For Patients In Federal High-Risk Pools
HHS Extends Coverage For Patients In Federal High-Risk Pools


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments
Two studies suggest pill cocktails may one day replace injections altogether


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Tíñase las canas y mantenga su apariencia natural
El secreto de teñirse el pelo canoso es que no se note que lo ha hecho. Estos consejos pueden ayudarlo a hacer que el nuevo color luzca lo más natural posible.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
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Article Date: 1.15.2014
Productos para el cabello masculino: lo que realmente necesita
Si piensa que todo lo que los hombres requieren para el pelo es champú y cepillo, averigüe qué productos necesita para lograr la apariencia que desea y cómo usarlos.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death
Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Ban on Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds
But exposure to similar phthalates that aren't banned has risen, researchers say


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Proteja y repare el cabello seco
No es necesario que viva con el cabello reseco y dañado. Entérese de cómo proteger el pelo y hacer que luzca más saludable.


Article Date: 1.15.2014
Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men
Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Judge Denies Approval of NFL Concussion Settlement
Well-Known Teen with Rapid-Aging Disease Dies Nine Womb Transplant Patients Doing Well: Swedish Researchers 'Teen Mom' Shows May Have Cut Teen Pregnancy Rate: Study


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine
WebMD looks at why whooping cough rates are rising despite a new vaccine.


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds
Researcher compares the processing delay to a poorly dubbed movie


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study
Researchers say their results support screening women up to age 65 and beyond


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet
Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says


Article Date: 1.14.2014
Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age


Article Date: 1.14.2014
New York Consumers Frustrated By Insurance Delays
New York Consumers Frustrated By Insurance Delays


Article Date: 1.13.2014
More Than 2 Million People Have Signed Up for Obamacare, Feds Say
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under Obamacare
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Parenthood for All? You've Got To Be Kid-ding, Many Say
Study finds no big difference in satisfaction levels between those who have children and those who don't


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine
Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later
Problem-solving ability surpassed memory, study finds


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children
Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds
Such policies don't seem to work as well as setting clear rules, fostering respect between kids and teachers


Article Date: 1.13.2014
Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study
But more research is needed to assess any other effects on newborns, experts say


Article Date: 1.13.2014
'Teen Mom' Shows May Have Cut Teen Pregnancy Rate
'Teen Mom' Shows May Have Cut Teen Pregnancy Rate


Article Date: 1.12.2014
Your Daily Coffee Just Might Jolt Your Memory
New study suggests caffeine not only wakes you up, but also may aid your recall


Article Date: 1.10.2014
A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines
For most people with an irregular heartbeat, it's OK to stay active, doctors say


Article Date: 1.10.2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says


Article Date: 1.10.2014
Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Athletes and Others
Why do some people have sudden cardiac arrest? What should you do if it happens? Find out from WebMD.


Article Date: 1.10.2014
Many Americans Haven't Checked Out Health Insurance Marketplaces
New surveys show lack of awareness of financial assistance for mandated coverage


Article Date: 1.10.2014
Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma
The most deadly form of skin cancer


Article Date: 1.10.2014
Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack: Study
Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack: Study


Article Date: 1.9.2014
For High-Risk Women, Some Breast Cancer Drugs To Be Free
Breast Cancer Drugs To Be Free For High-Risk Women


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Study says new dopamine-producing brain cells help control motor function


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report
Honoring a pledge, 16 major companies went beyond their goals


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?
Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds
The parasites with lots of company grow faster than solitary peers, study says


Article Date: 1.9.2014
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC
Cigarette tax hikes, no-smoking policies contribute to decline, experts say


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study
Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk


Article Date: 1.9.2014
World Watches as Colorado Marijuana Law Takes Effect
More than a week after the marijuana ban came to an end in Colorado, the joy has faded as residents adjust to the new normal of having the most liberal marijuana laws in the U.S.


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Raising FIT Kids: How to Help a Kid Slow Down
Sometimes busy kids don't make the time to just relax. Here are ways you can help them slow down and take time for themselves.


Article Date: 1.9.2014
5 Ways to Deal With Teen Angst
Is your teen moody, stressed out? Most teens are. Here are tips on easing teen angst and stress.


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Study: Supplemental Plans Raise Medicare Costs 22 Percent
Study: Supplemental Plans Raise Medicare Costs 22 Percent


Article Date: 1.9.2014
First North American Death From H5N1 Bird Flu
First North American Death From H5N1 Bird Flu


Article Date: 1.9.2014
Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA
Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?
Researchers launch long-term study of these intense runners


Article Date: 1.8.2014
When Schizophrenia Appears
WebMD explains signs and symptoms of schizophrenia.


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria
One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later
Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age


Article Date: 1.8.2014
SafeSpout and SafeShower Products Recalled
SafeSpout and SafeShower Products Recalled


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea
Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Tamiflu Shortage Again
Tamiflu liquid for kids is in short supply this week. Learn more at WebMD.


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2014
SafeSpout and SafeShower Products Recalled


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report
Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Schizophrenia and Relationships
Schizophrenia and relationships: WebMD offers help for family, friends, and partners.


Article Date: 1.8.2014
New Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA
New Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug
Expectation plays important role in response to treatment, expert says


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Working With Schizophrenia
It’s important to have a job when you have a mental illness like schizophrenia. See why at WebMD.


Article Date: 1.8.2014
Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy
Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate


Article Date: 1.7.2014
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say


Article Date: 1.7.2014
DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- Once Again
Just in time to help us with those New Year’s weight loss goals, the new annual ‘‘best diets'' list is out from U.S. News & World Report.


Article Date: 1.7.2014
Half-Century of Smoking Prevention Extended 8 Million Lives: Study
But almost one-fifth of Americans still light up


Article Date: 1.7.2014
Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds


Article Date: 1.7.2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet
Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found


Article Date: 1.7.2014
CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking
Only 1 in 6 adults says a doctor or health professional has discussed alcohol use with them, report finds


Article Date: 1.7.2014
Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Feeling Good About Your Body When You Have Crohn's
Crohn's disease can take a toll on your body image, confidence, and comfort. Learn how to feel better about yourself and your body.


Article Date: 1.6.2014
E-Cigarettes: Health and Safety Issues
WebMD discusses pros and cons of e-cigarettes and whether they're truly safe or not.


Article Date: 1.6.2014
The Cold, Hard Truth About Surviving Bitter Winter Weather
Doctors offer practical advice for dealing with record-breaking temperatures


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Maryland Plan Offers Retroactive Coverage Due To Sign-up Problems
Maryland Plan Offers Retroactive Coverage Due To Sign-up Problems


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk
Key ingredient of study: use of extra-virgin olive oil, not calorie counting or exercise


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Workplace Wellness Programs Work
But study found lifestyle-management programs didn't cut health care costs as much as disease management


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add


Article Date: 1.6.2014
E-Cigarettes 101
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Article Date: 1.6.2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study
Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time


Article Date: 1.6.2014
Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life


Article Date: 1.6.2014
When Your Child Loses His Cool
What should you do when your child throws a temper tantrum? In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to choose the right strategy. Get tips here from WebMD.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Q&A With Sasha Alexander
Sasha Alexander, the "Rizzoli and Isles" actress, shares her healthy living habits.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact
Health experts say more research needed into the devices' safety and effectiveness as a quit-smoking tool


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection


Article Date: 1.3.2014
What 'Brain-Dead' Means
What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?


Article Date: 1.3.2014
The 411 on Eyelash Extensions
Curious about these luscious add-ons? Our experts explain how the process works and how to choose a good person to do it.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Tips for Preventing Kids' Colds and Flu
The top ways of keeping your kids from getting sick are washing hands and getting those flu shots.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?
Doctors say you can start trying to get pregnant again as soon as you're ready.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups
Lifestyle changes – including stress reduction – can help weaken your triggers.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
The Right Way to Floss
Dentists say flossing is as important as brushing. Here's how to do it correctly.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Quick Tips to Manage Pain
Our experts give tips on managing pain through stress reduction, lifestyle changes, and alternative treatments.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Q&A With Soleil Moon Frye
Remember 'Punky Brewster'? The actress who played her will soon be a mom of three – plus, she's a savvy businesswoman.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Connie Britton's New Role: Healthy Living
The actress talks about mothering, staying healthy, and her work with cancer organizations.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Q&A With Kevin Hart
With "About Last Night" and "Ride Along" soon to be released, the actor and comedian talked to us about acting, fathering, and health.


Article Date: 1.3.2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought
Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Quitting Smoking May Cut Cataract Risk
Chances of the vision problem declined over 20-year period for those who quit, study found


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Perfect Pet Presents
Forget junky treats and cheap toys – the best gifts for your furry friends are the ones that keep them healthy.


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Hormone Takes the High Out of Weed, Rodent Study Finds
Researchers hope findings will lead to drug to treat marijuana abuse


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study
Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Natural Treatments for Hair Loss
WebMD talks to experts about natural treatments for hair loss.


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med
Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Heart Tests Your Doctor May Recommend
Knowing what's going on with your ticker can help you -- and your doctor -- make wise decisions about your health care.


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Big Cigarette Tax Hikes Might Prevent 200 Million Deaths in a Century
Study authors suggest that nations triple tobacco taxes


Article Date: 1.2.2014
Medicaid Use May Boost ER Visits, Study in Oregon Suggests
Expansion of public insurance plan unlikely to reduce urgent care, researchers say


Article Date: 1.1.2014
'Low T' Therapy: Is It for Me?
Despite widespread ad campaigns, testosterone replacement isn't a panacea, but can help some men, experts say


Article Date: 1.1.2014
Fido Really Can Recognize Your Face
Study tracked dogs' eye movements as they viewed images of familiar people, pooches


Article Date: 12.31.2013
Avoiding That New Year's Hangover
Drink in moderation and eat beforehand, doctor says


Article Date: 12.31.2013
Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's
Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause


Article Date: 12.31.2013
Despite Health Law’s Protections, Many Consumers May Be 'Underinsured'
Despite Health Law’s Protections, Many Consumers May Be 'Underinsured'


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Tips for a Better Sleep Temperature
Is there an ideal temperature for sleep? Learn about pillows, mattresses, and more things that can keep your bedroom’s temperature just right so you’ll sleep better.


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Conquering Changes in Hair Texture
Many things can change the texture of your hair. Some you can't control. Others you may cause without knowing it. Find out why your hair texture may be changing and what you can do to make the best of it.


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Savvy Styling That Won't Harm Your Hair
All that work you do to make your hair look fabulous, like styling and coloring, can actually leave you with lackluster locks that won’t hold a style. These no-harm styling techniques will perk up your tresses and ward off hair damage.


Article Date: 12.30.2013
FDA Rejects MS Drug Lemtrada
The FDA has rejected the new multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, saying the drugmaker didn’t show the drug's benefits outweigh some serious risks.


Article Date: 12.30.2013
What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
Sure, it's a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills, experts say


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices
Researchers found people were more likely to eat what they thought others were eating


Article Date: 12.30.2013
The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have?
Experts explain the pros and cons of coronary calcium scores, carotid artery ultrasound, and CT heart scans.


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Law Calls for Calorie Counts on Vending Machines
Health Law Calls for Calorie Counts on Vending Machines


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk
Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests


Article Date: 12.30.2013
Am I Ready to Date After My Divorce?
WebMD helps divorced people decide whether they're emotionally ready to start dating again.


Article Date: 12.29.2013
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reports Surge in Enrollments
More than 1 million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act, officials report


Article Date: 12.27.2013
FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement
Agency says Mass Destruction is linked to case of liver failure


Article Date: 12.27.2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study
Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found


Article Date: 12.27.2013
Make Healthy 'Me Time' a Priority
Making time for yourself and your health should be a priority. Learn about the importance of “me time.”


Article Date: 12.27.2013
Achieve Health Goals With Optimism/Positive Thinking
Keeping a positive mindset works wonders when you’re trying to make changes to your life that may take some time.


Article Date: 12.27.2013
Couples With Different Parenting Styles Can Learn to Agree
Parents can learn how to compromise or stand their ground when parenting conflicts arise.


Article Date: 12.26.2013
Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study
Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say


Article Date: 12.26.2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study
Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup


Article Date: 12.26.2013
Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery
Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain


Article Date: 12.26.2013
When Your Mom Sides With Your Ex
How to cope when your friends and family keep ties with your ex.


Article Date: 12.26.2013
Parenting With MS: What Works
Multiple sclerosis can't stop you from being a great parent. Learn creative ways to work around your symptoms at WebMD.


Article Date: 12.26.2013
Clearing Away MS Brain Fog: Understanding It, Learning to Focus
If your MS gives you fuzzy thinking, there are things you can do to sharpen your focus.


Article Date: 12.26.2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says


Article Date: 12.24.2013
White House Extends Insurance Enrollment Deadline for Second Time
People who can prove that snags on Healthcare.gov site caused delays can still get coverage starting Jan.1


Article Date: 12.24.2013
Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS
Advances help lower transmission rate in U.S., but it's a different story in developing nations


Article Date: 12.24.2013
Advances in HIV Treatment: Understanding ART
One-pill-a-day drugs are making life with HIV easier and safer, says WebMD.


Article Date: 12.24.2013
HIV Testing, Home Tests, Early Treatment
Why HIV testing is better these days -- and what to know before you go.


Article Date: 12.23.2013
NYC Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigarettes
NYC Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigarettes


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Even In Well-Funded Colorado, Tough To Help People Enroll In Obamacare
Even In Well-Funded Colorado, Tough To Help People Enroll In Obamacare


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Spring Asthma
Keep your asthma in check in spring, when triggers are high. Use these tips from WebMD.


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Sex and Intimacy With HIV
Tips for sex and intimacy with HIV.


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study
Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say


Article Date: 12.23.2013
Consumers Beware: Not All Health Plans Cover A Doctor's Visit Before The Deductible Is Met
Consumers Buying Less Expensive Health Plans May Have To Spend Thousands Before Coverage Kicks In


Article Date: 12.21.2013
Catastrophic Obamacare Policies Prove Hard Sell So Far
Catastrophic Obamacare Policies Prove Hard Sell So Far


Article Date: 12.20.2013
White House Extends Insurance Enrollment Deadline by a Day
For Jan. 1 coverage, many consumers must sign up by Monday


Article Date: 12.20.2013
New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy bare-bones coverage under last-minute revision to Affordable Care Act


Article Date: 12.20.2013
Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says


Article Date: 12.20.2013
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll


Article Date: 12.20.2013
How to Find Support When You’re the Adult Child of an Alcoholic
If you have a parent with alcoholism, you may struggle with feelings of sadness, shame, and low self-esteem. See WebMD on how to get help.


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken
Potentially harmful bacteria and antibiotic resistance common in 316 raw poultry samples tested


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision
Researchers say patient education, more proactive care could stop damage in most cases


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Know Your 'Obamacare' Health Insurance Deadlines
If you want health insurance through the Affordable Care Act starting Jan. 1, you’re running out of time.


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study
Star underwent preventive mastectomy because of genetic vulnerability


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Survey Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken
Potentially harmful bacteria and antibiotic resistance common in 316 raw poultry samples tested


Article Date: 12.19.2013
Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
But direct link not proven


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Long-Term Behavior Change
Get tips for setting up long-term changes in your lifestyle.


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Teens Opting for Real Pot
Teens Opting for Real Pot


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey
10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Can Kids Outgrow Asthma?
Can kids really outgrow asthma? Get the facts.


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Health Insurers Extend Payment Deadline for Those Covered By Obamacare
Those buying plans through health exchanges now have until Jan. 10 to pay first premium


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage
Study finds link between levels of inflammation and explosive disorder


Article Date: 12.18.2013
Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts


Article Date: 12.18.2013
'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease


Article Date: 12.18.2013
New Insights Into Sleeping Disorder Narcolepsy
It may have its roots in immune system problems, study suggests


Article Date: 12.18.2013
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say


Article Date: 12.18.2013
New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications
Expert panel says treating some earlier with drugs shows little benefit, but other groups express concern


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds
Despite ties between the two illnesses, gum therapies didn't help with blood-sugar control


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Study: It’s All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical To ACA Success
Study: It’s All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical To ACA Success


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Colorado Meat Company Expands Recall
Colorado Meat Company Expands Recall


Article Date: 12.17.2013
E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting
But, study also found they frequently get up and move about


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Almost 15 Percent of Americans Still Uninsured, Report Finds
Experts note numbers of uninsured should drop as final phase of 'Obamacare' is rolled out


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk


Article Date: 12.17.2013
In California, It’s Not A Done Deal Until You Get The Insurance Card
In California, It’s Not A Done Deal Until You Get The Insurance Card


Article Date: 12.17.2013
Antibacterial Soaps & Body Washes: FAQ
Even though the FDA has asked makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to prove the products are both safe and effective long-term, the products won't disappear from store shelves -- at least not at the moment.


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Cat-Human Bond May Go Back More Than 5,000 Years
Researchers detect a mutually beneficial relationship


Article Date: 12.16.2013
NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research
The goal: Understanding long-term effects of head injuries and improving diagnosis


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids
But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective


Article Date: 12.16.2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins
Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss


Article Date: 12.16.2013
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes
Makers would have to prove they're safe and effective


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Health Insurance Marketplace Web Sites, Phone Info
Here are the web sites and phone numbers for every state health insurance Marketplace.


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real
Teens who smoked or had smoked in the past had shrunken structures in areas linked to memory


Article Date: 12.16.2013
Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women
Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness


Article Date: 12.15.2013
FDA Approves New Magnet Device to Treat Migraines
User presses button to release pulse of magnetic energy that may help ease headache


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones
Intensity of activity doesn't seem to matter, study finds


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves


Article Date: 12.13.2013
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
In studies, combo regimens produced better results for 'triple-negative' disease


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Californians Flocking to New Insurance Exchange
Californians continuing to flock to new insurance exchange


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Retirees With Insurance Can Explore Marketplace
A Reader Asks: Can I Opt Out Of My Retiree Plan To Get Subsidized Insurance?


Article Date: 12.13.2013
DVT and Alcohol
Does alcohol cause - or help prevent - deep vein thrombosis?


Article Date: 12.13.2013
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening
Mammogram is still the gold standard, agency says


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Sugar Trumps Fat in Driving Unhealthy Eating: Study
Sugar Trumps Fat in Driving Unhealthy Eating: Study


Article Date: 12.13.2013
10 Healthy Holiday Party Tips
Ready to throw a guilt-free holiday bash? Just follow these surefire tips.


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Obesity and DVT
Being obese makes you more likely to get a blood clot in a deep vein than people of normal weight.


Article Date: 12.13.2013
Treating Sleep Apnea Might Be a Win-Win for Golfers
Lower handicap after treatment attributed to sharper focus


Article Date: 12.13.2013
25 Healthy Holiday Choices
Fight holiday weight gain! Follow these easy tips from WebMD to sail through the holidays without gaining a single pound.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades
Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
Researchers see promise in two novel therapies


Article Date: 12.12.2013
The Challenge of Tracking What People Eat
Anyone who’s ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Study: New Marketplace Networks Very Small
Marketplace Plans’ Networks Are Very Small, Study Finds


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Thousands In Obamacare's High-Risk Pools Get Month's Reprieve
Thousands In Obamacare's High-Risk Pools Get Month's Reprieve


Article Date: 12.12.2013
FDA OK's Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta
FDA Approves Generic Versions of Antidepressant Cymbalta


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
Side effects, such as stiffness and pain, are common reasons patients stop taking medications


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Low-Cal Holiday Drinks
Ready to raise a glass for the holidays without raising your calories? From eggnog to a 70-calorie cosmo, WebMD can make it light, festive, and still enjoyable.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Healthier Holiday Cookie Recipes
Choose the right cookies and make simple recipe substitutions so you can enjoy these delicious holiday treats and stay off the naughty list.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Ideal Holiday Meal: Keep Traditions, Trim Calories
The holidays are a time for flavorful food. And with this menu from WebMD, you can keep your calories in check.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
The Emotional Effects of OAB
Find out how to manage OAB around your job, social life, sleep, and self-confidence, too.


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say


Article Date: 12.12.2013
Celiac Disease vs. 'Gluten-Sensitive'
It’s not unusual for people to say they feel much better after dropping gluten from their diet, even though they don't have celiac disease, digestive experts report.


Article Date: 12.11.2013
New Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancer Shows Some Promise
Early studies found small improvement with combo therapy for HER2-positive disease


Article Date: 12.11.2013
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
Move should help reduce threat of antibiotic resistance in human disease, agency says


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Female Libido Drug Maker Appealing FDA Decision
Female Libido Drug Maker Appealing FDA Decision


Article Date: 12.11.2013
New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms
However, review didn't include women in their 40s, so debate may not end


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
Study finds no evidence to support that belief


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds
Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Deemed Safe
The European Food Safety Authority says the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe at the levels currently used in food and drinks.


Article Date: 12.11.2013
'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report
Trend largely due to letting them stay on parents' plans longer, experts say


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds
People who carry staph can transmit life-threatening infections in hospital setting


Article Date: 12.11.2013
110,000 Sign Up With Healthcare.gov in Nov.
More Than 110,000 Signed Up For Coverage Through Healthcare.gov In November


Article Date: 12.11.2013
Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough
Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Princeton Students Begin Getting Meningitis Shots
Princeton Students Begin Getting Meningitis Shots


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12
Study found risk of deficiency rose with longer use, higher doses


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Some Insurance Plans Cut Doctor, Hospital Choices
Some California Insurance Plans Narrow Doctor, Hospital Choices


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens
Weight loss surgery “is costly and does have treatment risks,” but studies in adults have found that it has long-term health benefits.


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure
Sleep apnea device allows normal breathing, reduces stress on body, study suggests


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds
Lack of awareness was most common reason cited for not having a living will


Article Date: 12.10.2013
Obesity May Be Hard on Your Hearing, Study Says
Extra pounds, particularly around the waist, raised risk for hearing loss, but exercise was protective


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Stop Self-Sabotage: Hurting Your Own Health
Learn how you may be preventing yourself from reaching your health goals.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Healthy Living Backup Plans: Stick to Your Goals
Good intentions for healthy living may go out the window when you find yourself out to eat, at a party, or facing a rainy day. Get ideas for sticking with your goals in surprise situations.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Be Mindful to Reach Health Goals
Doing things with purpose -- being mindful -- can help you reach your health goals and reduce stress.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
New Oral Hepatitis C Drugs: FAQ
Experts call two new drugs for hepatitis C ''game changers" that they expect will dramatically improve treatment for many of the 3 million Americans with a chronic infection.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Natural Cold Remedies: What to Know
Some natural remedies may help you recover from the cold.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds
Research suggests CT scan screening might lead to needless worry, treatment in these cases


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis
The singer Susan Boyle says she has Asperger’s syndrome and the diagnosis has given her a sense of relief.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
HIV and Pregnancy
With planning, medications and quick action, it is possible to be HIV positive and have a healthy baby.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
How to Use Workout Trackers/Devices
How to get the most out of your workout device or tracker.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Using Workout Trackers to Lose Weight
How to use a fitness tracker device, like BodyMedia Fit, FitBit Flex, Jawbone Up, Nike+ Fuelband, or Withings, to help you lose weight and keep it off.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Health Benefits of Taking a Break/Vacation
Take a break, whether short or long. It's a great way to refresh and re-energize your body and mind.


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers
In many patients in early trials, turning T-cells into cancer fighters sent disease into remission


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?
In preliminary study of 25 women, those getting the drug reported greater pain relief


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
But patients should not keep smoking while on nicotine-replacement therapy, experts warn


Article Date: 12.9.2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say


Article Date: 12.9.2013
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
Painkillers like Vicodin also popular, researchers found


Article Date: 12.9.2013
7 Tips to Get Enrolled in Marketplace Insurance
Whether you started an application already and got stuck along the way, or you want to give it another try, here are some tips to get you enrolled.


Article Date: 12.8.2013
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer
But odds for malignancy are low; study found stronger connection for some minorities


Article Date: 12.8.2013
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
It allowed many to be able to work and drive more, and was safe for those over 60


Article Date: 12.7.2013
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA
Taken as a pill once a day, it could make treatment for millions easier, more effective


Article Date: 12.6.2013
Higher Income Affects Obamacare Subsidy
What Happens If My Income Changes After I Receive An Insurance Subsidy?


Article Date: 12.6.2013
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'
Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus


Article Date: 12.6.2013
Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More
Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds


Article Date: 12.6.2013
Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication


Article Date: 12.6.2013
New Drug Approved for Peyronie's Disease
Xiaflex is first non-surgical treatment to get FDA approval


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia
Researchers find new insight into reading disorder


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Meningitis Outbreaks: FAQ
Experts address the outbreaks of meningitis on two college campuses, with advice on how to reduce risk.


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem
Knowing how they detect skin odor might lead to better repellants, researcher says


Article Date: 12.5.2013
U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?
In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Recognizing a Stroke
Getting treatment fast is key when you're having a stroke. Learn how to recognize the symptoms.


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Nelson Mandela Dies
Nelson Mandela, the world’s best known political prisoner who went on to become President of South Africa, has died at age 95.


Article Date: 12.5.2013
Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship
Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves


Article Date: 12.4.2013
Recognizing Heart Attack and Angina
Angina is often a warning sign of a heart attack. Learn to tell the difference -- and why fast treatment is so important.


Article Date: 12.4.2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study


Article Date: 12.4.2013
Teen Burnout: Keeps Busy Kids From Being Overwhelmed
Today's teens can be overwhelmed because they're so busy. Recognize when they're doing too much and help the ease stress.


Article Date: 12.4.2013
Insurance Company Sells Obamacare on Bus Tour
Obamacare Outreach Is On Wheels In Mississippi


Article Date: 12.4.2013
TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
More brain lesions seen in people who got dummy injection


Article Date: 12.4.2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication


Article Date: 12.4.2013
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread
Patients who had scans at shorter intervals had less lymph node involvement, study found


Article Date: 12.4.2013
Dating and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Don't let erectile dysfunction derail your dating life. Learn how to manage your ED and talk about it with a new partner.


Article Date: 12.4.2013
What’s Causing Your Sore Throat?
How can you figure out what’s causing your sore throat?


Article Date: 12.4.2013
His Guide To A Heart Attack: Symptoms In Men
A personal look at heart disease, the leading cause of death for men in the U.S.


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk: Study
Breast tissue that developed cancer tended to undergo more varied density changes over time, research shows


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed


Article Date: 12.3.2013
U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Do You Sound Tall or Small?
Researchers say your voice may help listeners determine your height


Article Date: 12.3.2013
New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study
Researchers say period from infection to disease takes about 5 years


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades


Article Date: 12.3.2013
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death


Article Date: 12.3.2013
4th Meningitis Case Confirmed at Calif. University
4th Meningitis Case Confirmed at Calif. University


Article Date: 12.2.2013
S.C. Will See 16 Percent Jump in Medicaid
Even Without Expansion, S.C. Will See 16% Jump In Medicaid Enrollment


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Consumers Fear No Insurance Coverage on Jan. 1
With Three Weeks Left, Consumers Fear They May End Up Without Health Coverage On New Year’s Day


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Many Consumers Report Improvements With Healthcare.gov
Many Consumers Report Improvements With Healthcare.gov


Article Date: 12.2.2013
With Three Weeks Left, Consumers Fear They May End Up Without Health Coverage On New Year’s Day
With Three Weeks Left, Consumers Fear They May End Up Without Health Coverage On New Year’s Day


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained


Article Date: 12.2.2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says
Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes
Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults


Article Date: 12.2.2013
FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New powers designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Consumers Report Healthcare.gov Improvements
Many Consumers Report Improvements With Healthcare.gov


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Frustration
Breaking Up With Healthcare.gov


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show
Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage


Article Date: 12.2.2013
Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis
Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack


Article Date: 12.2.2013
5 Easy Holiday Side Dishes
Whip up sides that are fun, festive, and fast with these easy-prep recipes, timesavers, and shortcuts.


Article Date: 12.1.2013
Major Fixes Made, HealthCare.gov Still a Work in Progress
Health officials make substantial improvements, but say more needs to be done


Article Date: 11.28.2013
Gut Feelings Might Be Best Predictors of Marital Bliss
Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts


Article Date: 11.27.2013
Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim
Australian study found it was more important than what Mom or Dad weighed


Article Date: 11.27.2013
6 Changes to the Affordable Care Act
To put it in surgical terms, the Affordable Care Act has had some work done. Here are six major ways that officials have made changes to the health care law in recent months.


Article Date: 11.27.2013
Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain
Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks


Article Date: 11.27.2013
Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study
Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions


Article Date: 11.26.2013
Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study
But it's unknown if allergic conditions bring on headache or vice versa, researcher says


Article Date: 11.26.2013
Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say
Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child


Article Date: 11.26.2013
Multivitamins May Help Fight HIV Progression, Study Suggests
But supplements tested only on those who hadn't started medications


Article Date: 11.26.2013
European Morning-After Pill Ineffective in Heavier Women
European Morning-After Pill Ineffective in Heavier Women


Article Date: 11.26.2013
In California, Some Happy About Canceled Insurance
In California, Some Happy About Canceled Insurance Policies


Article Date: 11.26.2013
Want to Stay Young? Start Moving
Study finds it's never too late to reap the anti-aging benefits of exercise


Article Date: 11.25.2013
How the 'Love Hormone' Works Its Magic
A whiff of oxytocin lit up reward center in men's brains when they looked at their partner's face


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Sex Sells … Health Insurance?
Sex Sells … Health Insurance?


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot
Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating
Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity


Article Date: 11.25.2013
FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection
Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause


Article Date: 11.25.2013
FDA Tells Gene Testing Company to Halt Marketing
FDA Tells Gene Testing Company to Halt Marketing


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study
Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says


Article Date: 11.25.2013
FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Administration Tests Fixes That Would Allow Insurers, Brokers To Enroll More Consumers
Administration Tests Fixes That Would Allow Insurers, Brokers To Enroll More Consumers


Article Date: 11.25.2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods
San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
Shots are given to boost lung development


Article Date: 11.22.2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says
Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Health Highlights: Nov. 22, 2013
Deaths Lead to Recall of Baby Monitors


Article Date: 11.22.2013
December Obamacare Deadline Extended One Week
December Obamacare Deadline Extended One Week


Article Date: 11.22.2013
How to Slash Heart Risks Tied to Obesity
Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, analysis concludes


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Covered California To Canceled Policy Holders: You’ll Have To Buy A New Plan
Covered California To Canceled Policy Holders: You’ll Have To Buy A New Plan


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Covered California: Older Jump In First, But Officials Buoyed By Number Of Young Enrollees
Covered California: Older Jump In First, But Officials Buoyed By Number Of Young Enrollees


Article Date: 11.22.2013
Deaths Lead to Recall of Baby Monitors
Deaths Lead to Recall of Baby Monitors


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study
Hearing loss is up among teens, but Mom and Dad aren't sounding alarms


Article Date: 11.21.2013
You Might See Better in Your Eye Doctor's Office
Research suggests older adults may have poorer vision at home, mostly because of lower lighting


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds
Shortage of child psychiatrists partly to blame


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report
'Star Wars'-like gadgets causing serious injuries, doctors say


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet
First three food items seen will comprise 66 percent of your total plate, researcher says


Article Date: 11.21.2013
What Not to Do for Migraines
Experts issue new guidelines to avoid unnecessary tests, risky treatments


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point
Researchers found 14 hours a week were best, while high or low extremes lowered well-being scores


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study
European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns


Article Date: 11.21.2013
Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain
Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth


Article Date: 11.20.2013
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About DVT
WebMD explains risks and treatments for deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in one of the body’s deep veins, usually deep within the leg.


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Does The Insurer Have The Right To Cancel A Grandfathered Plan?
Does The Insurer Have The Right To Cancel A Grandfathered Plan?


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought
Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years


Article Date: 11.20.2013
J&J $2.5B Settlement for Hip Implant Lawsuits
J&J Announces $2.5B Settlement for Hip Implant Lawsuits


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2013
J&J Announces $2.5B Settlement for Hip Implant Lawsuits


Article Date: 11.20.2013
How to Make the Holidays Easier When You’re Divorced
WebMD offers 5 tips to help make the holidays easier after a divorce.


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Concussion's Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study
Special scans found differences in gray matter when compared to those without head injuries


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Eat Nuts, Live Longer?
Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years


Article Date: 11.20.2013
J&J Announces $2.5B Settlement for Hip Implant Lawsuits
J&J Announces $2.5B Settlement for Hip Implant Lawsuits


Article Date: 11.20.2013
Does Caffeine in Coffee Perk Up Heart Health?
Researchers still aren't sure, but suspect it might improve function of small blood vessels


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Insomnia Cure Boosts Success of Depression Treatment, Study Finds
Treat both conditions simultaneously, researchers suggest


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Flushed Complexion After Drinking Could Point to High Blood Pressure Risk
Response could signal vulnerability for alcohol-linked blood pressure trouble, study found


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs
Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Medtronic Recalls Guidewires Used in Heart Procedures
Medtronic Recalls Guidewires Used in Heart Procedures


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests
Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Krokodil, Molly, and K2: Drug Facts
Three recreational drugs pose dangers. Learn more about Molly, krokodil, and K2.


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free
One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows
Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower


Article Date: 11.19.2013
Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests
Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning


Article Date: 11.18.2013
A Partner’s Guide to Erectile Dysfunction
What you should know about your partner’s erectile dysfunction.


Article Date: 11.18.2013
Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
Atrial fibrillation can lead to dangerous heart complications


Article Date: 11.18.2013
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines
They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations


Article Date: 11.18.2013
Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key


Article Date: 11.18.2013
Q&A: Canceled Insurance Policies May Be Restored
Under a policy shift announced by President Obama this week, insurance companies will be allowed to renew several million health insurance policies they had canceled or were planning to cancel by the end of 2013. Here, WebMD answers questions about what this policy shift means to you.


Article Date: 11.18.2013
'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds


Article Date: 11.18.2013
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals


Article Date: 11.17.2013
Florida Regulator, Blues Plan Agree To Insurance Fix Proposed By Obama
Florida Regulator, Blues Plan Agree To Insurance Fix Proposed By Obama


Article Date: 11.16.2013
Giving CPR for More Than 30 Minutes May Be Worth It
Study finds keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors


Article Date: 11.16.2013
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Article Date: 11.15.2013
Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real?
WebMD explains adrenal fatigue, a term that's used by some to explain fatigue and other symptoms caused by a poorly working adrenal gland in people who are under stress. It's not a proven medical condition.


Article Date: 11.15.2013
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?
Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems


Article Date: 11.15.2013
Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey
Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it


Article Date: 11.14.2013
Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan ... For a Year
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix


Article Date: 11.14.2013
Affordable Care QA: Can Web Site Be Fixed in Time?
Will Low Online Enrollments In The Fall Hobble The Health Law?


Article Date: 11.14.2013
New Cholesterol Drug Guidelines: Q&A
New guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology change the standards for who should be taking these cholesterol-lowering drugs.


Article Date: 11.14.2013
Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men
British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters


Article Date: 11.14.2013
Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan . . . For a Year
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix


Article Date: 11.14.2013
More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report
Cigarette smoking hasn't declined among young people, researchers find


Article Date: 11.14.2013
Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Medicaid Questions Delay Some Health Insurance Purchases In Colorado
Medicaid Questions Delay Some Health Insurance Purchases In Colorado


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family
Condition destroys tissue much like mad cow disease, but is inherited and not infectious


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections, Study Finds
Doctors can rely on symptoms to start treatment, experts say


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Needle-Free 'Breathalyzer' for Daily Diabetes Testing Shows Promise
But first, device must undergo clinical studies


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Less than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money
But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Hormone Therapy May Work Only for Women With Hot Flashes
Study finds gains in memory, sleep and focus aren't universal


Article Date: 11.13.2013
Foods That Fight Hearbturn
You know certain foods can give you heartburn. But did you know others can help control it?


Article Date: 11.13.2013
U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis
Nationwide poll finds shortage of services


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study
But more research is needed to confirm the findings


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex?
Women Less Likely to Have Orgasm During Casual Sex: Study ABC News' Amy Robach to Have Breast Cancer Surgery Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled by California Caterer Meningitis Outbreak Declared at Princeton University


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Eating Disorders
Small study found almost half of those with anorexia, bulimia had symptom relief


Article Date: 11.12.2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins
New guidelines stress diet, exercise and lowering cholesterol to help prevent heart disease


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Heart Experts Warn Against 'Crash' Diets
New guidelines stress diet, exercise and lowering cholesterol to help prevent heart disease


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies
Small study found three regions were larger, more connected than they were in more isolated people


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression
Study found structures called telomeres were shorter in people with the condition


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit
Study of experimental treatment shows some success at six months


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest
Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Can 'Good' Cholesterol Protect Against MS?
A protein found in HDL, or ''good,'' cholesterol may help protect against the effects of multiple sclerosis, according to new research.


Article Date: 11.12.2013
E-Cigarettes: Expert Q&A With the CDC
Tim McAfee, MD, talked to WebMD about why the agency is concerned about their growing use, despite a lack of research on the health risks. McAfee is the CDC’s director of the Office on Smoking and Health.


Article Date: 11.12.2013
OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements Recalled
USPlabs LLC is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplements linked to liver illnesses in Hawaii and a number of other states, according to the FDA.


Article Date: 11.12.2013
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Myths and Facts
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with AFib, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts. Here’s what you need to know.


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled
Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled


Article Date: 11.11.2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Beauty Sleep Counts When You Have a Cold
Snuggle up! Getting enough sleep can help your beauty routine when you have a cold.


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Myths vs. Facts About Boosting Your Immune Sytem
What do you really know when it comes to boosting your immune system and fighting off a cold?


Article Date: 11.11.2013
No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say
But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Soothe Dry Skin When You Have a Cold
Tips to heal dry, chapped skin, nose, and lips.


Article Date: 11.11.2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma
But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term


Article Date: 11.10.2013
Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study
Experts note a similar effect has long been noted in depressed adults


Article Date: 11.10.2013
Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen


Article Date: 11.9.2013
Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests
People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble


Article Date: 11.8.2013
White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness
Enforcement of 2008 law requires insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness


Article Date: 11.8.2013
Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health
They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process


Article Date: 11.8.2013
Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study
But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say


Article Date: 11.8.2013
Study: Women at Higher Risk for Allergies, Asthma
Reasons for gender difference are unclear


Article Date: 11.8.2013
A Reader Asks: Can Adult Children With An Offer Of Family Coverage Instead Get Subsidies?
A Reader Asks: Can Adult Children With An Offer Of Family Coverage Instead Get Subsidies?


Article Date: 11.8.2013
HHS Secretary Sebelius Boosts Affordable Care Act
Kathleen Sebelius, the beleaguered Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), tried to put a better face on the rocky rollout of the Healthcare.gov web site during two stops in Atlanta on Friday.


Article Date: 11.8.2013
Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables


Article Date: 11.8.2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?
Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow


Article Date: 11.8.2013
Did Bone Marrow Transplant Cure Peanut Allergy?
Unusual case report details how 10-year-old boy was treated for leukemia and lost sensitivity to peanuts


Article Date: 11.7.2013
10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled


Article Date: 11.7.2013
Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention


Article Date: 11.7.2013
Could Warmer Weather Hamper Brain Function in People With MS?
MRI study found that some brains respond abnormally to higher temperatures


Article Date: 11.7.2013
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
The FDA announced Thursday it is taking steps that will all but eliminate artery-clogging trans fats in processed foods.


Article Date: 11.7.2013
Herbal Treatments for PMS
WebMD talks to experts about herbal remedies for PMS.


Article Date: 11.7.2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers
Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say


Article Date: 11.7.2013
FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
The FDA announced Thursday it is taking steps that will all but eliminate artery-clogging trans fats in processed foods.


Article Date: 11.7.2013
Always Ask a Vet Before Giving Painkillers to Pets, Expert Says
Dogs and cats can suffer deadly side effects from common over-the-counter drugs


Article Date: 11.6.2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study
British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years


Article Date: 11.6.2013
Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study


Article Date: 11.6.2013
Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms
Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years


Article Date: 11.6.2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms
Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal


Article Date: 11.6.2013
Bisexual Men Aren't at Greater HIV Risk: Review
Analysis of 3,000 studies found they were 40 percent as likely as homosexual men to have AIDS virus


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Experimental Hepatitis C Drug May Treat the Untreatable
Combination medication cured nearly all study participants, without serious side effects


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy
But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements


Article Date: 11.5.2013
1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC
Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Brain Scans Show Fibromyalgia Patients Process Pain Differently
Activity in certain regions suggests why they're less able to prepare for pain or respond to pain relief


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Medical Marijuana
More states are passing laws that allow people to use medical marijuana. So what does it treat, and who can and should use it?


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Turn Limp Locks into Luscious Ones
You don't need to have naturally thick, bouncy hair to look like you do. The right know-how and hair care products can give your locks body and fullness.


Article Date: 11.5.2013
17 Million People Eligible For Premium Subsidies, Study Finds
17 Million People Eligible For Premium Subsidies, Study Finds


Article Date: 11.5.2013
Oregon's State Exchange May Be Worse Than Healthcare.gov
Oregon's State Exchange May Be Worse Than Healthcare.gov


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls
Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Tylenol and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
Nearly half who combined the two reported kidney disease


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer
Researchers found women who only got 1 of 3 recommended Cervarix doses still showed immune response 4 years later


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Can You Have Both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout?
Rheumatoid arthritis and gout, another form of arthritis, may occur together, despite previous thinking that having both is rare, according to new research.


Article Date: 11.4.2013
So You Found An Exchange Plan. But Can You Find A Provider?
So You Found An Exchange Plan. But Can You Find A Provider?


Article Date: 11.4.2013
In Alabama, Lack Of Competition May Be Behind Insurance Premium Costs
In Alabama, Lack Of Competition May Be Behind Insurance Premium Costs


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Strength Training
Strengthen and stabilize your joints with arthritis-friendly strength exercises.


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Aerobic Exercise
Why exercise is good for achy joints, and arthritis-friendly exercises to try.


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Perrigo Recalls Infant Pain and Fever Reliever
Perrigo Recalls Infant Pain and Fever Reliever


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Childhood Arthritis: Aggressive Treatment Better?
Treating children with juvenile arthritis with multiple medications soon after the disease appears is more likely to make symptoms go away than treating them later or with fewer medications at the start, according to new research.


Article Date: 11.4.2013
High Blood Pressure, Steroids May Worsen Lupus
High blood pressure and steroid medication may worsen lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and other organs.


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say
Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Two Questions May Rule Out Strep Throat
Researchers say home test could determine when a sore throat doesn't warrant a trip to the doctor


Article Date: 11.4.2013
No Routine Mental Tests for Seniors -- At Least Not Yet, Panel Says
Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says
Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say


Article Date: 11.4.2013
Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
Nearly half who combined the two reported kidney disease


Article Date: 11.2.2013
Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test, Study Suggests
Screening offered greater protection against cervical cancer three years after either test was given


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs
The cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor (rosuvastatin) was the nation's most prescribed drug in the past 12 months, according to a new report from research firm IMS Health.


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Sugary Drinks and Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked?
Women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day might raise their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study that links RA risk to the sugary habit.


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down
Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Affordable Care Act Navigators Bypass Glitches
The serious problems that plague the Affordable Care Act web site have thrown thousands of health insurance "navigators" into uncharted waters. These designated helpers are making do by turning to handwritten applications, telephone hotlines, and outreach efforts.


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives


Article Date: 11.1.2013
U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report
But, rate still highest among industrialized countries


Article Date: 11.1.2013
Flexibility Exercises and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fight joint stiffness and keep moving with stretching and joint-safe, arthritis-friendly exercises.


Article Date: 10.31.2013
Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles
Over the last year this country music star has given birth to a baby and a new solo album.


Article Date: 10.31.2013
Q&A With Owen Wilson
The funnyman's career takes off this month with a new movie, "Free Birds."


Article Date: 10.31.2013
Q&A With Idina Menzel
The actress and songwriter talks about her new movie, Frozen, plus how she stays strong and healthy on and off the set, her Broadway camp for inner-city girls, and what being a mom has taught her.


Article Date: 10.31.2013
U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High
Almost all the cases came from travelers to Africa, India, CDC says


Article Date: 10.31.2013
New Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Parkinson's Psychosis
Pimavanserin may have fewer side effects than current therapy, study suggests


Article Date: 10.31.2013
RA Strategy: Treat Early, but With What Medicines?
Most experts agree it’s best to treat rheumatoid arthritis early -- and some say aggressively -- as soon as the diagnosis is made. But debate continues about what medications are best to use first, and in what combinations.


Article Date: 10.31.2013
How to Keep Your Liver Healthy
Living a healthy lifestyle is the key to keeping your liver in good shape.


Article Date: 10.31.2013
Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?
Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training


Article Date: 10.31.2013
How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy
The funnylady and mom taps into the lessons of her own life to help her daughter develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and confidence.


Article Date: 10.30.2013
New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes
Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report


Article Date: 10.30.2013
Activity, Brace May Ease Arthritis Pain
Osteoarthritis can be painful, but exercise can improve the quality of life for people with OA or those at high risk for it, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.30.2013
Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face
Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls


Article Date: 10.30.2013
New Food Allergy Safety Guidelines for Schools
New Food Allergy Safety Guidelines for Schools


Article Date: 10.30.2013
Sebelius Says 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November


Article Date: 10.30.2013
Why Insurers Cancel Policies, And What You Can Do When It Happens
Why Insurers Cancel Policies, And What You Can Do When It Happens


Article Date: 10.30.2013
Early HIV Treatment a Win-Win, Researchers Report
A cost-effective way to help patients stay healthy and prevent virus transmission, study finds


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Single Dads: How to Balance Work and Kids
Dads, are you juggling work and the kids by yourself? Check out these tips.


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly
Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies


Article Date: 10.29.2013
E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study
It found few teens go on to smoke cigarettes, use other kinds of tobacco after 'vaping'


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Tips for Parenting College Students
How can you help your child make a smooth transition to college life?


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Hiking Benefits Heart, Mind, and Body
Striding along a path boosts your spirits, sharpens your concentration, and gives a good workout.


Article Date: 10.29.2013
You Asked! Expert A's to Beauty Q's: Hair Removal
Prepare for takeoff with expert hair-removal advice and product picks.


Article Date: 10.29.2013
The Trampoline Workout
Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Do You Really Need Eye Cream?
See for yourself why special lotions might help that delicate skin around your eyes.


Article Date: 10.29.2013
How to Get a Celebrity Smile
A dentist to the stars reveals the secrets she shares with her clients.


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned
DEA says none of the drug samples tested so far has been confirmed as home-cooked krokodil


Article Date: 10.29.2013
Child Shyness: Help Your Shy Kid
Is your child’s shy behavior cause for concern? Find out, and learn how to help your child socialize without making them anxious.


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking
Smokers most likely to seek online advice about quitting on the first day of the workweek, study finds


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes
Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says


Article Date: 10.28.2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection


Article Date: 10.28.2013
New Hope for Breast, Prostate Cancer Testing
'Markers' in blood, tissue might help determine best treatment for each patient, studies suggest


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Broccoli Salad Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms
Broccoli Salad Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms


Article Date: 10.28.2013
MS and Depression: Tips for Mental Fitness
Learn how healthy habits can help with depression if you have multiple sclerosis.


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Lyrica May Ease Pain for Depressed Fibromyalgia Patients
Study finds drug safe, effective in combination with antidepressants


Article Date: 10.28.2013
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study
However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress


Article Date: 10.28.2013
Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2013
Broccoli Salad Kits Recalled by Taylor Farms


Article Date: 10.28.2013
A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia?
There may be a new blood test for fibromyalgia, a condition that can be difficult to diagnose.


Article Date: 10.26.2013
Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find
Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say


Article Date: 10.26.2013
Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way
Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way


Article Date: 10.26.2013
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects
Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road


Article Date: 10.26.2013
Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
Drugs can reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease, ward off serious complications


Article Date: 10.25.2013
Children With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression
Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear


Article Date: 10.25.2013
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
DEA urges Americans to dispose of painkillers and other unused meds at sites nationwide


Article Date: 10.25.2013
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial
But the screen is meant only for people already at high risk for the deadly illness, experts say


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows
Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Horror Story for Eyes
FDA experts say users risk corneal scratches, even blindness from these products


Article Date: 10.24.2013
FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
Large supplies of often-abused drugs such as Vicodin should be harder to obtain, agency says


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Administration Says 700,000 Have Applied For Obamacare Coverage
Administration Says 700,000 Have Applied For Obamacare Coverage


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Some Improvement Seen in U.S. Cholesterol Levels: CDC
However, total cholesterol remains too high and screening rates too low, experts say


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?
Vitamin D and calcium are essential for bone health. How to know if you're getting enough.


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Affordable Care Act: Ohio Expands Medicaid
Ohio became the 25th state this week to expand Medicaid coverage after an extended fight between Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-dominated legislature.


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane
Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Better Sex If You Have Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS can make sex less enjoyable because of pain, fatigue, and more. Get tips for improving your symptoms and your sex life.


Article Date: 10.24.2013
Consumers Who Sign Up For Health Coverage By March 31 Will Avoid Penalties Under New Obama Administration Plan
Consumers Who Sign Up For Health Coverage By March 31 Will Avoid Penalties Under New Obama Administration Plan


Article Date: 10.23.2013
First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report
Five years after surgery, recipient enjoys normal life, researchers say


Article Date: 10.23.2013
17 Tips for Using Blood Thinners When You Have DVT
Blood thinners can save your life when you have DVT. They all have pluses and minuses, talk to your doctor about which one is right for you.


Article Date: 10.23.2013
DVT: Dangers and Complications
If you’ve had DVT, there are ways to make sure you don’t have complications from it.


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Understanding DVT: An Overview
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein deep in your body. Usually it's in a lower leg, thigh, pelvis, or arm.


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Can You Reverse Heart Disease?
WebMD talks to cardiologists about whether it's possible to reverse coronary artery disease.


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Removable 'Gut Sleeve' Might Become a Future Weight-Loss Tool
Study of experimental procedure showed promise in rats


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Your Questions About 'Obamacare' Answered
The bungled roll out of HealthCare.gov’s insurance web site has made headlines for the past few weeks. So it’s no surprise that many people had questions about the site and how to purchase health insurance during a live chat hosted Tuesday by WebMD.


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Longer Detox Might Work Better for Prescription Pain Med Addiction
Small study compared varying treatment periods used with opioid-dependent patients


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Child 'Cured' of HIV Remains Free of Virus, Doctors Report
Treatment started shortly after birth seems to have kept virus from getting a foothold in her immune system


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests
Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Ob/Gyns Change Pregnancy Length Definitions
Ob/Gyns Change Pregnancy Length Definitions Sterile Products From Michigan Compounding Pharmacy Recalled Experimental Hepatitis C Drug More Effective Than Current Treatments: FDA


Article Date: 10.23.2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination


Article Date: 10.22.2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise
Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out


Article Date: 10.22.2013
No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers
Experts explain why toddlers need naps and share tips for getting toddlers to sleep.


Article Date: 10.22.2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening


Article Date: 10.22.2013
The Crazy Things That Toddlers Do
WebMD unlocks the mysteries of toddler behavior. Plus, tips for coping with your toddler's crazy antics.


Article Date: 10.22.2013
How Long Does Obama Have To Fix Healthcare.gov?
How Long Does Obama Have To Fix Healthcare.gov?


Article Date: 10.22.2013
Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds
Reasons for link are unclear, but might involve inflammatory issues or differences in treatment


Article Date: 10.22.2013
It's Not Your Mother's Menopause
Get ready for today’s modern, more optimistic approach to life during -- and after -- menopause.


Article Date: 10.22.2013
Pregnancy Stretch Marks: Types of Treatment, Prevention, and More
Along with a new baby, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and feedings.


Article Date: 10.22.2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people


Article Date: 10.22.2013
FDA Probes Dog Illnesses Tied to Jerky Treats
Since 2007, about 580 pets have died as a result of illnesses related to the products, experts say


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades
U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?
Study found that older people who got less sleep had less of the disease's hallmark plaques in their brains


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair
But experts note the findings are preliminary, don't amount to cure for baldness yet


Article Date: 10.21.2013
Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes
Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes


Article Date: 10.18.2013
When Buying Insurance on the Exchanges, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say


Article Date: 10.18.2013
What’s The Deadline For Buying Health Insurance In Order To Avoid A Penalty?
What’s The Deadline For Buying Health Insurance In Order To Avoid A Penalty?


Article Date: 10.18.2013
Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy
Study found more texting lined up with less high-quality slumber


Article Date: 10.18.2013
Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer
Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer


Article Date: 10.18.2013
FDA Investigates Brain Infection-Gilenya Case
The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) and a case of a rare brain infection in a European patient.


Article Date: 10.18.2013
Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit
Users built strong connections to others, felt more empowered to quit, study found


Article Date: 10.18.2013
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice
Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem


Article Date: 10.18.2013
What’s The Deadline To Avoid A Penalty For Not Having Insurance?
What’s The Deadline For Buying Health Insurance In Order To Avoid A Penalty?


Article Date: 10.18.2013
Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Surgical Implements Too Often Left Behind in Patients: Report
Breakdowns in surgical team communication often at fault, watchdog group says


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds
Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment


Article Date: 10.17.2013
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Minn. Reports 3,700 Enrollments Underway, But A Rocky Road For Consumers
Minn. Reports 3,700 Enrollments Underway, But A Rocky Road For Consumers


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study
HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows


Article Date: 10.17.2013
Your Asthma Survival Guide for Allergy Season
You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma. Follow these tips from WebMD.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains


Article Date: 10.16.2013
What’s Robbing Your Bones of What They Need?
What’s robbing your bones of what they need?


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Quiet Activities for Sick Kids
Here are 9 restful activities for you and your sick child.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
What's Your Stress Personality?
How do you handle stress? Knowing your stress personality can help you find healthy ways to tackle stress.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection, Study Finds
Check for early stage lung and prostate malignancies isn't 'perfect', but could prove useful, clinicians say


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Mindful Eating: Enjoy Every Bite
Eat slowly and pay attention to every bite with mindful eating.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Flu Vaccines and Kids
WebMD talks to CDC medical officer Lisa Grohskopf, MD, about flu vaccines for children.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Power Foods for Diabetes: Whole Grains and Fiber
Got diabetes? See how whole grains can help you keep your blood sugar steady. Get creative ideas for boosting fiber.


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says
Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People
Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say


Article Date: 10.16.2013
Multiple Egg Donations May Not Affect Women's Future Fertility: Study
Additional research found frozen eggs are nearly as effective as fresh for IVF treatments


Article Date: 10.16.2013
High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden 'Side Effect' of Treatment
Some doctors say it's time to discuss financial aspects with patients


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?
Wisconsin researchers found link between economy and procedure rates, but another expert says it's not proof


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Popular Morning Sickness Drug Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Women taking metoclopramide can be reassured by the findings, expert says


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Hormone replacement therapy isn't for everyone. Learn about the options from WebMD.


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Tweaked Club Drug Shows Promise as Antidepressant
But more research is needed on safety, long-term effectiveness and side effects, researchers say


Article Date: 10.15.2013
Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease
Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty


Article Date: 10.15.2013
How Much Alcohol In Your Drink? Stronger Beverages Make It Tough to Tell
A glass of wine at a restaurant may be 50 percent more potent than you think, experts warn


Article Date: 10.14.2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study
But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says


Article Date: 10.14.2013
Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble


Article Date: 10.14.2013
Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds
Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol


Article Date: 10.14.2013
'Craze' Sports Supplement Contains Meth-Like Substance: Report
'Craze' Sports Supplement Contains Meth-Like Substance: Report


Article Date: 10.14.2013
New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival
Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says


Article Date: 10.14.2013
Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes
Early studies found higher miscarriage rates in women, lowered fertility in men


Article Date: 10.13.2013
Why Some Virginia Health Plans Cost So Much
Why Some Virginia Health Plans Cost So Much


Article Date: 10.12.2013
Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say


Article Date: 10.12.2013
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems
European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold


Article Date: 10.11.2013
When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss
Study suggests it may help you size up potential long-term mates


Article Date: 10.11.2013
Healthcare.gov Offers New Shopping Feature — Sort Of
Healthcare.gov Offers New Shopping Feature — Sort Of


Article Date: 10.11.2013
Mississippi Consumers Try And Try Again To Use Healthcare.gov
Mississippi Consumers Try And Try Again To Use Healthcare.gov


Article Date: 10.11.2013
Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2013
Government Shutdown Threatens Food Safety


Article Date: 10.11.2013
Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues, Advocates Say
Easier access, coverage for pre-existing conditions among some of the benefits cited


Article Date: 10.11.2013
Government Shutdown Threatens Food Safety
Government Shutdown Threatens Food Safety


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Frustration With First Days of Health Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer Not Explained by Better Screening, Study Says
Researchers still baffled by tripling of cases over 30 years


Article Date: 10.10.2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids
Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep
Expert says longer study might have found more benefit for menopausal women


Article Date: 10.10.2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells
Finding indicates these cells could possibly be replenished, researchers say


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Five Lessons From Massachusetts About Obamacare Rollout
Five Lessons From Massachusetts About Obamacare Rollout


Article Date: 10.10.2013
Uterine Fibroids Take Heavy Toll on Women, Survey Finds
But many delay seeing doctor for years because of concerns about treatments


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?
Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Living Healthy on a Retirement Budget
How to keep costs low when you're on a retirement budget but not sacrifice your health.


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says
Prevention is crucial, neurologists agree


Article Date: 10.9.2013
7 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss
Experts share tips to help ward off age-related memory loss.


Article Date: 10.9.2013
N.Y. Exchange Says 40,000 Have Applied For Coverage
N.Y. Exchange Says 40,000 Have Applied For Coverage


Article Date: 10.9.2013
28,000 Sign Up For Health Insurance Through California’s Exchange
28,000 Sign Up For Health Insurance Through California’s Exchange


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Weight-Loss Supplement Tied to Liver Failure Cases
Weight-Loss Supplement Tied to Liver Failure Cases: Health Officials


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Bringing Up Baby Organically
There's a new movement under way to go green – starting from the first days of life.


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage
Pancreas shrank by up to one-third in case studies following long-term use


Article Date: 10.9.2013
Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study
Levels of heart disease, stroke rose along with exposure, researchers say


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Many women get stretch marks during pregnancy. Learn how to reduce them.
Many women get stretch marks during pregnancy. Learn how to reduce them.


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Pregnant and want a new flair for that hair? Read more on what to do and not to do with your hair.
Pregnant and want a new flair for that hair? Read more on what to do and not to do with your hair.


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Being pregnant is beautiful! Jazz up your look with these beauty tips.
Being pregnant is beautiful! Jazz up your look with these beauty tips.


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors
Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Controversial Treatment May Not Help MS Patients
Study appears to refute theory of blocked neck veins as cause of multiple sclerosis


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says
Just one session is needed for effective pain relief, but many men get 10, according to researcher


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Q&A with Judy Greer
The busy actress and stepmom shares her healthy living tips on and off the set.


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Q&A With Demi Lovato
Chart-topping singer Demi Lovato opens up about where she's been and what's ahead for her hot career.


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2013
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken From California Plants


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken From California Plants


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Whites at Highest Risk for Irregular Heart Rhythm, Study Finds
It's possible that a gene in European ancestry is linked to atrial fibrillation, researcher says


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Consumers Shopping For Health Policies Outside The Marketplaces May Be Confused By Mix Of Plans Offered
Consumers Shopping For Health Policies Outside The Marketplaces May Be Confused By Mix Of Plans Offered


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken From California Plants
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Chicken From California Plants


Article Date: 10.8.2013
Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes
He'd been dealing with elevated blood sugar levels for more than 20 years


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done
Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend, Study Says
But the bill you get afterward might be a bit higher


Article Date: 10.7.2013
1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence
Violent pornography may be partially to blame, researcher says


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds
Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Sleep and Adult ADHD
Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be even more challenging.


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Should You Tell Your Boss You Have ADHD?
Deciding whether or not to tell your boss you have ADHD can be tough. Will your supervisor be supportive, or will it hurt your career? You don't have to tell anyone. It's up to you.


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease
Study links late introduction of gluten, breast-feeding beyond 1 year to development of the digestive disorder


Article Date: 10.7.2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens
Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help


Article Date: 10.7.2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says
Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Experts Suggest Software Problems, Not Just Demand, May Be Behind Marketplace Glitches
Experts Suggest Software Problems, Not Just Demand, May Be Behind Marketplace Glitches


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study
Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2013
Experts Condemn Gene Test as Means to 'Designer Baby' New Gene Scan Pinpoints Causes of Rare Diseases


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Health Tip: Can I Take an NSAID?
Not if you have certain allergies


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
Limit TV time, and watch what kids eat


Article Date: 10.4.2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?
In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say


Article Date: 10.4.2013
FDA OKs Drug to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
Clinical trials also showed some protection against bone loss; blood clots are a risk


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Life With Twins: Leslie Glass' Story
Leslie Glass, 33, and her husband, Heath, have three children -- Garrett, age 5, was conceived without assisted reproduction. Toddler twins Stella and Maddy were conceived through IVF.


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Stelara OK'd for Psoriatic Arthritis
Stelara, an injectable drug already approved to treat psoriasis, is now also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis.


Article Date: 10.4.2013
10 Things You Need for Marketplace Enrollment
Are you waiting to get access to the new health insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act? There are steps you can take to get ready while you’re waiting to get online.


Article Date: 10.4.2013
Marketplaces: What to Do While You’re Waiting
Are you waiting to get access to the new health insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act? There are steps you can take to get ready while you’re waiting to get online.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report
Average entree still has same number of calories, only tiny drop in salt content, researchers say


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Julianna Margulies: Working Mom, ALS Advocate
This super-busy actress takes time for herself and those with ALS.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Q&A With Tia & Tamera
The actresses, reality TV stars (and identical twins!) share their secrets for balancing work, motherhood, and sibling rivalry.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Being pregnant creates unique beauty in women. Learn what's really behind that pregnancy glow!
Being pregnant creates unique beauty in women. Learn what's really behind that pregnancy glow!


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Parent Tips for Dealing With Kindergartners' Moods
Is your child sad or mad? Here are healthy ways you can help ease the stress.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Can You Squeeze More Joy Out of Life?
If you feel down in the dumps, these ideas may help you find greater joy in your daily life. Ideas may include: volunteering, fitness, managing stress, and more.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Tips to Feel Better All Day
What are the most important steps to follow if you want to feel good from morning to night?


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Pricey Dental Implants Not Always Necessary, Study Finds
Teeth that are salvageable may be better off treated than replaced, experts say


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Too Many Antibiotics Still Prescribed for Sore Throats, Bronchitis: Studies
Most ills are caused by viruses, end on their own, researchers report


Article Date: 10.3.2013
New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Early Promise
If proven safe, effective in larger studies, ALN-PCS might someday be used with or instead of statins, researchers say


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?
Researchers create capsules containing fecal bacteria to flush away deadly germs


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Can you really squeeze more joy out of life?
If you feel down in the dumps, these ideas may help you find greater joy in your daily life. Ideas may include: volunteering, fitness, managing stress, and more.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Playtime isn't just for kids. Make fun a family affair.
Playtime isn’t just for kids. Learn how to incorporate play into your life and how to find opportunities for fun.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
How to Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship
Has your sizzle fizzled? Reconnect with your partner.


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus
Contaminated lab glassware caused confusion, researchers say


Article Date: 10.3.2013
AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints
Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV


Article Date: 10.3.2013
Massachusetts Health Law Cut Race Gap for Certain Surgeries: Study
More blacks, Hispanics get less-invasive procedures for appendicitis, gallbladder since state health reform


Article Date: 10.2.2013
Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis
Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases


Article Date: 10.2.2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests
Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis


Article Date: 10.2.2013
Affordable Care Act: Your Top 8 Questions Answered
To help readers navigate Day 1 of open enrollment for the health insurance Marketplaces, WebMD hosted a live chat to answer reader questions about the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 10.2.2013
HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States
HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States


Article Date: 10.2.2013
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too
Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Medicare, Medicaid To Keep Running Despite U.S. Government Shutdown
But other programs, such as disease surveillance, food and drug inspections, could be curtailed, according to contingency plans


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades


Article Date: 10.1.2013
More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds
Whites still have highest rates, but blacks more likely to die


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Marketplace Shoppers Must Pay 1st Premium By Dec. 15
Marketplace Shoppers Must Pay 1st Premium By Dec. 15


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Tackling Toddler Sleep Problems
WebMD explains common toddler sleep problems, how much sleep toddlers really need, and how to conquer bedtime with your toddler.


Article Date: 10.1.2013
New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause
But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Health Insurance Marketplaces Open for Business
Online health insurance Marketplaces offering coverage to uninsured Americans opened Tuesday in all 50 states to reports of widespread computer glitches that government officials scrambled to fix throughout the day.


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds
Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients


Article Date: 10.1.2013
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All
But even with new study, jury's still out on safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs


Article Date: 10.1.2013
FDA Approves New Antidepressant
House Passes Bill to Improve Safety of Drugs Made by Compounding Pharmacies FDA Warns That Antibiotic Tygacil Shows Raised Death Risk


Article Date: 9.30.2013
New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report
Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure


Article Date: 9.30.2013
WebMD Resources for Affordable Care Act Enrollment
In every state and in Washington, D.C., millions of uninsured Americans will be able to shop for and buy health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Many U.S. Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks: Survey
Doctors should discuss sleep-time habits with new parents, expert says


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study
Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Shape, Size of Wine Glass May Skew How Much You Pour
Width and location of the glass, color of the wine all seem to matter, researchers say


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns


Article Date: 9.30.2013
Where You Live Determines How Much You Pay For Health Insurance
Where You Live Determines How Much You Pay For Health Insurance


Article Date: 9.30.2013
'Krokodil' Drug FAQ
A deadly, homemade drug known as krokodil may have made its way from Russia to the U.S.


Article Date: 9.28.2013
Poll Finds Most Unaware of Tuesday Opening of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Poll Finds Most Unaware of Tuesday Opening of Health Insurance Marketplaces


Article Date: 9.27.2013
Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?
Little-used depression drug shows early promise in lab, mice studies


Article Date: 9.27.2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say
Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse


Article Date: 9.27.2013
Houston Embraces Obamacare Outreach, Despite Cruz and Perry
Houston Embraces Obamacare Outreach, Despite Cruz and Perry


Article Date: 9.27.2013
Lessons From The Obamacare Data Dump
Lessons From The Obamacare Data Dump


Article Date: 9.27.2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?
Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30


Article Date: 9.27.2013
5 Myths and Facts About MS
WebMD helps you separate myths and facts about multiple sclerosis, including the truth about MS and pregnancy, exercise, and work.


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection
More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Online Obamacare Enrollment In Spanish Delayed
Online Obamacare Enrollment In Spanish Delayed


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Obama Encourages Americans to Get Health Coverage
As part of an aggressive campaign to explain his signature health care law to Americans, President Obama urged millions of Americans to sign up for the new health insurance Marketplaces that will open Oct. 1.


Article Date: 9.26.2013
CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients
Study found morning meal rich in protein, fat actually curbed hunger, helped control blood sugar levels


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2013
Kids' Sunscreens Recalled for Potential Contamination FDA Urged to Regulate E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Products


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Common Diabetes Drugs May Carry Risk, Study Suggests
Patients taking sulfonylureas had a higher death risk than those on metformin, researchers say


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims
Higher levels of omega-3 didn't boost thinking, memory test scores


Article Date: 9.26.2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills
Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding


Article Date: 9.25.2013
New Robotic Leg Gets Closer to the Real Thing, Study Says
State-of-the-art prosthesis relies on user's nerve signals


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Winter Asthma
Here’s how to breathe easier during the cold months.


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Average Obamacare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Projected
Average Obamacare Premiums Will Be Lower Than Projected


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Pharmacy Chains Boost Affordable Care Act
The nation’s largest drugstore chains are jumping at the chance to educate people about health care reform -- and to reap potentially huge profits -- as enrollment in health insurance plans looms for millions of uninsured Americans.


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study
Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Low Testosterone Linked to Possible Heart Problems in Men
But study didn't explain how hormone levels might contribute to disease


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain
Images revealed much different reaction to thoughts of their own pain versus that of others


Article Date: 9.25.2013
Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Boost Bone Health, Study Says
But calcium supplements appear to reduce risk of osteoporosis


Article Date: 9.25.2013
For Some, Affordable Care Act Costs Still Out of Reach
Some Say Obamacare’s ‘Affordable’ Coverage Isn’t Affordable For Them


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Readers Ask: What Options Do Parents Have To Get Coverage For Their Kids?
Readers Ask: What Options Do Parents Have To Get Coverage For Their Kids?


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing
Older adults without osteoporosis could wait longer between screenings, study suggests


Article Date: 9.24.2013
5 Ways Your Employer Might Change Your Coverage
Employers as diverse as UPS, Walgreens, and Trader Joe's are making major adjustments to how they offer health insurance to their workers.


Article Date: 9.24.2013
New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed
Goal is to help ER doctors make accurate diagnosis


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Affordable Care Act: How Employers Change Coverage
Employers as diverse as UPS, Walgreens, and Trader Joe's are making major adjustments to how they offer health insurance to their workers.


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Married People May Be Likelier to Survive Cancer: Study
Social support could be powerful medicine, researchers say


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes
But study authors say recovery period might vary


Article Date: 9.24.2013
Insulin Pump Shut-Off Feature Prevents Low Blood Sugar, Study Finds
Device could improve quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes, experts say


Article Date: 9.24.2013
10 Percent Weight Loss May Relieve Arthritic Knee Pain
Biggest improvement seen with diet-exercise combo in 18-month study of older, overweight adults


Article Date: 9.23.2013
FAQ: Seniors On Medicare Don’t Need To Apply To The Health Law Marketplaces
FAQ: Seniors On Medicare Don’t Need To Apply To The Health Law Marketplaces


Article Date: 9.23.2013
Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients
Brief survey found as accurate as 9-item screening test


Article Date: 9.23.2013
Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV, Study Suggests
Lab research shows the anti-fungal aided cells in elimination of AIDS-causing virus


Article Date: 9.23.2013
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic


Article Date: 9.23.2013
HEALTH REFORM: Young Adults May Be Key to Making It All Work
Will they buy into the idea of insurance coverage? Experts are split on that question


Article Date: 9.23.2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC
While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk


Article Date: 9.23.2013
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans


Article Date: 9.23.2013
FDA Sets Rules for Smartphone Medical Apps
Agency will only regulate those that turn phones into medical devices


Article Date: 9.23.2013
Pain Patches Pose Serious Threat to Young Children
Chemotherapy Undertreatment Common in Obese Cancer Patients Alzheimer's Prevention Study Gets $33 Million Grant


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2013
Chemotherapy Undertreatment Common in Obese Cancer Patients


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says
Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study
Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Affordable Care Act: Who Will Help You Sign Up?
Oct. 1 will bring the opening of health insurance Marketplaces in every state, where people can buy coverage to begin in 2014. Standing by will be thousands of paid and unpaid helpers to guide you through the process.


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study
But heart benefits of these drugs are significant, expert says


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says
Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner
Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Health Care Law Caught in Budget Fight
With implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act looming, Republicans see this fall's budget showdown as their last chance to slow or stop President Barack Obama's signature legislation from taking effect. Here is a transcription of a discussion between Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and Politico Pro's Jennifer Haberkorn.


Article Date: 9.20.2013
Spinal Injuries to Soldiers Much More Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
About 11 percent of U.S. combat wounds now involve spine, study finds


Article Date: 9.19.2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Improve Long-Term Diabetes Control, Study Says
Some patients were benefiting up to nine years later


Article Date: 9.19.2013
Alzheimer's Straining Caregiver Resources: Report
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive changes, authors say


Article Date: 9.19.2013
Former Smoker Featured in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer
Former Smoker Featured in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer


Article Date: 9.19.2013
Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer
New protocol could replace current standard, experts say


Article Date: 9.19.2013
Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain, Study Suggests
More powerful painkillers prescribed, but they may not work better than safer alternatives


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Tamoxifen's Mental Side Effects Are Real, Study Shows
But researchers also found drug that may counteract problem from breast cancer treatment


Article Date: 9.18.2013
3 Ways to Cook Wild Rice
This nutty grain is versatile, easy to prepare, and packed with goodness.


Article Date: 9.18.2013
3 Ways to Cook Scallops
Scallops are the perfect summer catch -- light, delicious, and easy to prepare.


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Copper Bracelets 'Don't Help Rheumatoid Arthritis'
Copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps have no real effect on pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds. They also seem to have no effect in preventing the disease from getting worse.


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Treatments and support for metastatic breast cancer can help women live longer and better than ever before. Here's how to take charge of your diagnosis and live better with metastatic breast cancer.


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke
Review found they reduced risk by 7 percent, but did not reduce severity or risk of death


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Advance Seen in Turning Adult Cells Into Stem Cells
Israeli researchers find molecule that blocks the rapid transformation


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report
Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death


Article Date: 9.18.2013
White House Pushes Back Against Fraud Fears Of Obamacare Opponents
White House Pushes Back Against Fraud Fears By Obamacare Opponents


Article Date: 9.18.2013
Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders


Article Date: 9.17.2013
How to Deal With Back-To-School Anxiety
School's back in session and your child might have the jitters. But you can help your child minimize the fear factor.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Beware of Affordable Care Act Scammers
Health care scams about Obamacare are increasing, officials say, and they expect the trend to worsen.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
48 Million Americans Remain Uninsured, Census Bureau Reports
48 Million Americans Remain Uninsured, Census Bureau Reports


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Healthy Aging: What Can You Control?
Genetics isn't the only factor in aging. Your lifestyle can help you break the mold.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Intensive Substance-Abuse Treatment Fails to Deliver Better Results: Study
But researcher isn't ready to give up on the multi-pronged approach


Article Date: 9.17.2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says
Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Clicker Training 101
Time to get training underway? Learn to do it with a click.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Off the Menu: Robert Wiedmaier
The famed D.C. chef and restaurateur shares his healthy eating habits – plus a delish red snapper recipe.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report
These stimulants are especially dangerous when combined with other drugs, expert says


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study
Many people carry herpes virus without developing telltale blisters


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function
Compounds in these fruits work alongside vitamin D and specific gene, lab study found


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer
Millions more survive today, and experts say science is paying off


Article Date: 9.17.2013
New Choices for Seasonal Flu Vaccines
It's fall. The kids are back at school, college football rivalries are in high gear, and -- oh, yeah -- it’s time to get a seasonal flu vaccine.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Road Trip Tips for Parents
Need a vacation from "Are we there yet?" Try these expert tips.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
For Workers Leaving Their Jobs, Health Exchanges Offer Insurance Choices Beyond COBRA
For Workers Leaving Their Jobs, Health Exchanges Offer Insurance Choices Beyond COBRA


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Ready for Health Care Reform? Scammers Are
Health care scams about Obamacare are increasing, officials say, and they expect the trend to worsen.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Could Your Child Have an Ear Infection?
Learn the symptoms of ear infections –- and what to do next.


Article Date: 9.17.2013
FAQ: What You Need To Know About The New Online Marketplaces
FAQ: What You Need To Know About The New Online Marketplaces


Article Date: 9.17.2013
Obamacare Will Be Both Ally And Rival To eHealthInsurance
Obamacare Will Be Both Ally And Rival To eHealthInsurance


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study
Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study
Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions


Article Date: 9.16.2013
U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests
Adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says
Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help


Article Date: 9.16.2013
CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Estimated at Nearly $25 Billion
Allergen-free foods, special diets alone cost U.S. families $1.7 billion yearly, study finds


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC
Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent


Article Date: 9.16.2013
Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study
Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say


Article Date: 9.13.2013
Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Patients Look Better
Small study rated facial appearance before and after CPAP


Article Date: 9.13.2013
7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act
This article covers seven surprising things you need to know about this brave new world of required health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 9.13.2013
The Overlooked Obamacare Sales Force: Hospitals
The Overlooked Obamacare Sales Force: Hospitals


Article Date: 9.13.2013
4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study
Scoring system could help determine if weight-loss procedure will help control disease in obese patients


Article Date: 9.13.2013
FDA Panel Backs Wider Use of Drug to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer
Perjeta, which seems to shrink early-stage breast cancer tumors, might gain quick FDA approval


Article Date: 9.13.2013
Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients
There's no cure, but experts cite reasons for hope for 7.5 million Americans with the disease


Article Date: 9.13.2013
Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers
But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinking


Article Date: 9.13.2013
Insurance Exchange Outreach In Connecticut Goes Far Afield
Insurance Exchange Outreach In Connecticut Goes Far Afield


Article Date: 9.13.2013
Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse
Italian campaign targeted general public, not just health professionals


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC
159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Righty or Lefty? It's Largely Genetic, Study Suggests
Work with developing embryos provides new information


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Tooth Cavities Linked to Lower Risk of Head, Neck Cancer in Study
Bacteria involved in cavity formation may have some cancer-protective effect, researcher says, but skeptics aren't sure


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study
Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain
Differences in signs, symptoms could be related to 'beta-amyloid fibrils' responsible for plaque, study hints


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Breast Lumps and Cancer: 8 Myths and Facts
When you find a breast lump, you need to get it checked out to see if it's breast cancer or something else, like a breast cyst or fibroadenoma. Do that even if breast cancer doesn't run in your family. Find out the truth about breast lumps.


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Obamacare Insurance Co-ops At The Starting Gate
Obamacare Insurance Co-ops At The Starting Gate


Article Date: 9.12.2013
'Exposure Therapy' Along With Antidepressants May Help With OCD
SSRI drugs found effective, but study raps risperidone


Article Date: 9.12.2013
Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence
Seven tumor-specific genes appear to yield accurate prognosis, study says


Article Date: 9.11.2013
FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet
However, cosmetic improvement is only temporary


Article Date: 9.11.2013
Depression May Be Worse When Accompanied by Anger, Irritability
Study followed patients for three decades


Article Date: 9.11.2013
Obesity May Increase Migraine Odds
Study found risk of painful headaches rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites


Article Date: 9.11.2013
Gene Test May Help Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
Finding might one day improve rates of overtreatment, undertreatment in men, study says


Article Date: 9.11.2013
Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report
Women who exercise, maintain healthy weight and drink coffee daily may cut their risk


Article Date: 9.11.2013
Testosterone Not the Whole Story in 'Male Menopause'
Estrogen also involved, researchers say, and 'low-T' diagnosis isn't clear-cut


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Surviving Thyroid Cancer: Sofia Vergara's Story
With a megahit TV show and multiple ad campaigns, actor and funny lady Sofia Vergara is on top of the world. Yet early in her career, the former model faced a health scare that opened her eyes to the importance of self-awareness.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers
Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Q&A with Jamie-Lynn Sigler
The actress and author talks about her pregnancy, her new son, her parenting hopes and dreams, and what she does to stay healthy.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Q&A With Maria Bello
The actress talks about social justice, health, and her work with Haitian women.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Q&A With Jill Scott
The actress, writer, and singer has a new album, a new film, and a strong commitment to good health.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study
Most are too sweet and are advertised for infants who'd be better off with breast milk, experts say


Article Date: 9.10.2013
6 Sex Mistakes Women Make
These 6 common mistakes women make may keep you from the sexual pleasure you deserve. But you can fix them.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Consumers With Serious Medical Problems Need To Carefully Assess Total Plan Costs
Consumers With Serious Medical Problems Need To Carefully Assess Total Plan Costs


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Autism: Helping Your Child Head Into to Adulthood
Young adults with autism have many options for work, housing, and school. Here's how to help your child with autism make the transition to adulthood.


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study
Overall risk of problems like spina bifida called low, but experts advise women to discuss prescription opioid use with doctor


Article Date: 9.10.2013
For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV
Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Two Studies Highlight Benefits of Electronic Health Records
New record-keeping method may help improve diabetes care, tracking of childhood growth disorders, studies say


Article Date: 9.10.2013
Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say
Costly treatments are not always in line with patient's prognosis, researcher contends


Article Date: 9.10.2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn
New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say


Article Date: 9.9.2013
FDA: Low Levels of Arsenic in Rice
Agency still studying effects of long-term consumption of the grain


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Black Americans at Raised Risk of Insufficient Sleep, Study Finds
Racial disparity greatest among those in professional, management positions, researchers say


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Smaller Testicles, Bigger Parenting Role, Study Suggests
Researchers explore why some dads are more nurturing


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides
Study helps explain why the bloodsucking parasites are so hard to kill


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Motrin Infants Formula Recalled
About 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, which is used to treat fever and aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger, are being recalled because they may contain tiny plastic particles, Johnson & Johnson says.


Article Date: 9.9.2013
'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations
Real-life depictions of tobacco's devastating health consequences moved many Americans to quit, study found


Article Date: 9.9.2013
5 Things You Didn't Know About Male Masturbation
WebMD explores some little known things about male masturbation and answers questions such as: is masturbation safe, normal, or unhealthy?


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls With Icing Recalled
General Mills has voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing because the dough may contain pieces of plastic.


Article Date: 9.9.2013
6 Signs You're a Bad Lover
Feel like sex isn't what it ought to be? These 6 habits may signal that you've fallen into some bad sex habits. Changing them can get your sex life humming again.


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Colorado Exchange Watchdog Likes What It Sees
Colorado Exchange Watchdog Likes What It Sees


Article Date: 9.9.2013
E-Cigarettes May Equal Nicotine Patches for Smoking Cessation
In study, electronic devices had edge over patches for people still trying to cut down


Article Date: 9.9.2013
Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study
Mammograms should begin at age 40, researcher says


Article Date: 9.9.2013
For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders
Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show


Article Date: 9.7.2013
Minnesota Says Its Marketpace Rates Are Nation’s Lowest So Far
Minnesota Says Its Marketpace Rates Are Nation’s Lowest So Far


Article Date: 9.6.2013
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows


Article Date: 9.6.2013
Psychotherapy a Powerful Tool to Fight Depression, Studies Show
Cognitive behavioral therapy worked as well or better than antidepressants, other care at preventing depression or relapse


Article Date: 9.6.2013
Prophylactic Double Mastectomy: FAQ
Preventative double mastectomy (also called prophylactic double mastectomy) is surgery to remove both breasts to try to prevent breast cancer. Who gets a prophylactic mastectomy, why, and what are the risks and benefits? Read about the reasons some women consider this surgery to prevent breast cancer before it starts.


Article Date: 9.6.2013
Better Hygiene Could Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s
A study by researchers at Cambridge University has found that high-income, highly industrialized countries with large urban areas and better hygiene and sanitation have much higher rates of Alzheimer's disease.


Article Date: 9.6.2013
Looking Sleepy Speaks Volumes, Study Says
Others may misjudge you because of your droopy eyelids, hangdog expression


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Chobani Recalls Greek Yogurt Cups
Chobani has voluntarily recalled some of its Greek yogurt cups and tubs affected by mold.


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Health Insurance Premiums Will be Competitive
Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Will be Competitive


Article Date: 9.5.2013
When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food
But 'self-affirmation' can curb emotional eating, study suggests


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Baltimore Ravens To Host Ads for Maryland Health Exchange
Baltimore Ravens To Host Ads for Maryland Health Exchange


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC
Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2013
Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Will be Competitive


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control, Mouse Study Suggests
Findings hint that obese people might benefit from transfer of stomach bacteria of thinner people


Article Date: 9.5.2013
Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak
CDC report confirms potential for fresh produce to cause severe foodborne illness


Article Date: 9.4.2013
MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer
Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ


Article Date: 9.4.2013
Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say
But further studies needed before recommending Valcyte for treating glioblastoma


Article Date: 9.4.2013
Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found


Article Date: 9.4.2013
Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications


Article Date: 9.4.2013
Screaming at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire
Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict


Article Date: 9.4.2013
Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain
Seniors who played a game designed by neuroscientists for a month multitasked as well as younger players


Article Date: 9.4.2013
More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection
Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found


Article Date: 9.3.2013
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
Onglyza study reflects new cautious approach to oversight of diabetes medicines, experts say


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Steroid Shots a Temporary Fix for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study
Three-quarters of patients still had to have surgery a year later


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study
Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says


Article Date: 9.3.2013
All-in-One Pill May Be Effective Treatment for Heart Care
International study shows cardiac patients more likely to take their drugs if they're packaged together


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It
Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike


Article Date: 9.3.2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC
Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported


Article Date: 9.3.2013
More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s


Article Date: 9.3.2013
8 Affordable Aids for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Try these eight affordable aids to make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier and give you more independence.


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Traveling Pain-Free With Rheumatoid Arthritis
With good planning and an easy schedule, you can keep your RA in check and have a pain-free trip. Try these tips.


Article Date: 9.3.2013
Complex Personal Issues May Cloud Decisions About Buying Insurance
Complex Personal Issues May Cloud Decisions About Buying Insurance


Article Date: 9.3.2013
FAQ: How Will The Individual Mandate Work?
FAQ: How Will The Individual Mandate Work?


Article Date: 8.30.2013
IRS Ruling On Same-Sex Couples Has Implications For Health Law
IRS Ruling On Same-Sex Couples Has Implications For Health Law


Article Date: 8.30.2013
In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily
When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends


Article Date: 8.30.2013
Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
But fruit juices appeared to raise risk for type 2 disease in long-term study


Article Date: 8.30.2013
Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests
But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add


Article Date: 8.30.2013
Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage
The sooner you tune in, the better, study finds


Article Date: 8.30.2013
Tylenol to Come With New Warning
Tylenol to Come With New Warning


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Survey: Americans Have Low Health Insurance Literacy
Survey: Americans Have Low Health Insurance Literacy


Article Date: 8.29.2013
HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging: CDC
Doctors need to suggest it when recommending other vaccines for teens, researchers say


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food
Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Michigan Senate OK's Medicaid Expansion
Michigan took a significant step this week to become the 25th state to approve the expansion of Medicaid, a key part of the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report
'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees
When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Prescription Sleep Aids a Common Choice for American Insomnia
More than 8.5 million adults reported using them, CDC researchers found


Article Date: 8.29.2013
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder
New therapy may combat amyloidosis, the potentially deadly disease caused by protein build-up in organs


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Administration Releases New Rules To Implement Health Law’s Individual Mandate
Administration Releases New Rules To Implement Health Law’s Individual Mandate


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Survey: Big Business May Shift Retirees, Part-Timers To Insurance Exchanges
Survey: Big Business May Shift Retirees, Part-Timers To Insurance Exchanges


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Americans Hear More About Health Law, But Not From Most-Trusted Sources
Americans Hear More About Health Law, But Not From Most-Trusted Sources


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?
Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Migraines Linked to Changes in Brain Structure
MRI findings in study should not cause concern to patients, experts say


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk
Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Scientists Grow 'Model Brain' From Stem Cells
The tiny 'organoids' have many of the same tissues as nine-week-old fetal brains


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Broccoli Could Help Fight Arthritis
A compound found in broccoli could help prevent or slow the progress of the most common form of arthritis.


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds
Age-related forgetfulness is caused by protein deficiency, scientists studying humans and mice say


Article Date: 8.28.2013
Anti-Fungal Drug Not Tied to Most Birth Defects: Study
But experts may still avoid prescribing fluconazole for pregnant women since it's still linked to a rare heart defect


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Colorado’s Insurance Commissioner Braces For Bumps In The Road
Colorado’s Insurance Commissioner Braces For Bumps In The Road


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Many Breast-Feeding Moms Unaware Of Health Law Help
Many Breast-Feeding Moms Unaware Of Health Law Help


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC
Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report


Article Date: 8.27.2013
New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C
NIH study focused largely on black patients, who haven't fared as well with current treatments


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting
In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Smokers and the Affordable Care Act: Q&A
Q and A about how the Affordable Care Act affects smokers.


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Some Antibiotics Linked to Serious Nerve Damage
The FDA is strengthening its warning that a popular class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Readers Ask: Will Premium Subsidies Come In A Lump Sum And What Happens When You Don’t Pay Your Premium?
Readers Ask: Will Premium Subsidies Come In A Lump Sum And What Happens When You Don’t Pay Your Premium?


Article Date: 8.27.2013
Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress
If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, experts say relaxation techniques can bring you back into balance -- some in five minutes or less. Here's what to try.


Article Date: 8.26.2013
New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart
Device is more durable, making it an alternative for younger patients, researchers say


Article Date: 8.26.2013
Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It
There are many reasons you can get acne as an adult. Stress or changes in your hormone levels, like menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills, are two possibilities.


Article Date: 8.26.2013
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early


Article Date: 8.26.2013
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study
Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills


Article Date: 8.26.2013
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing


Article Date: 8.26.2013
Bare Bones Health Plans Expected To Survive Health Law
Bare Bones Health Plans Expected To Survive Health Law


Article Date: 8.26.2013
No Shopping Zone: Medicare Is Not Part Of New Insurance Marketplaces
No Shopping Zone: Medicare Is Not Part Of New Insurance Marketplaces


Article Date: 8.26.2013
Babies May Remember Words Heard Before Birth
Study found repeated exposure to a 'pseudoword' during late stages of pregnancy led infant's brains to react to it


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility
Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Who Will Care for Adults With Autism?
Limited resources and varying needs present a daunting challenge


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Calcium Plus Vitamin D Won't Cure Joint Pain: Study
Severity of condition did not improve in women who took supplements over 2-year period


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds
Review also finds that those who 'give back' tend to live longer


Article Date: 8.23.2013
Mother's Hopes, Worries for Adult Sons With Autism
They may find it difficult to make friends or keep a job, she says


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Nicotine Addiction Level May Predict Weight Gain in Ex-Smokers
On average, people in study put on less than 3 pounds in 3 months after quitting


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Cramps While Running: Causes, Prevention, Treatments
WebMD explains why many runners experience cramps while running or jogging and how to prevent and treat this pain.


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Colorado Announces Health Insurance Rates
Colorado has announced the rates for health insurance for individuals and small businesses through the state’s new Marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado.


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review
Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke odds 17 percent higher than for men who smoke


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Ultra-Early Treatment Reduces Disability After Stroke: Study
Administering clot-busting drugs within 90 minutes of mild stroke boosts odds for recovery, experts say


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds
However, the effect was strongest for people who were not obese


Article Date: 8.22.2013
U.S. Circumcision Rates Drop by 10 Percent: CDC
Whether male babies undergo procedure has become a personal decision between families and their doctors, experts say


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests
Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack


Article Date: 8.22.2013
Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk
Gene mutation tied to ginger tresses may also play role in promoting cancer, mouse study suggests


Article Date: 8.21.2013
How to Have a Confident Social Life With IBD
Life with inflammatory bowel disease can mean you have really unpleasant symptoms with little or no warning. A few people who’ve had Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis offer tips for keeping an active social life.


Article Date: 8.21.2013
Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First
Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy


Article Date: 8.21.2013
Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
This class of drugs is increasingly used to treat children with ADHD, depression


Article Date: 8.21.2013
Drug Shows Promise for People With Colitis, Crohn's Disease
Results of early trials were stronger with colitis patients, however


Article Date: 8.21.2013
Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say


Article Date: 8.21.2013
'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate
Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening


Article Date: 8.21.2013
Idaho’s GOP Governor Extols Exchange ‘Run By Idahoans For Idahoans’
Idaho’s GOP Governor Extols Exchange ‘Run By Idahoans For Idahoans’


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Could Blood Test One Day Predict Suicide Risk?
Levels of certain proteins may indicate vulnerability, preliminary research suggests


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Family Insurance Premiums Rise 4 Percent For 2nd Year In Row, Survey Finds
Family Insurance Premiums Rise 4 Percent For 2nd Year In Row, Survey Finds


Article Date: 8.20.2013
With A Nod To Billy Joel, N.Y. Brands Obamacare Marketplace
With A Nod To Billy Joel, N.Y. Brands Obamacare Marketplace


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study
Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Program Boosts Blood-Pressure Control for Patients
Single-pill approach, large patient registry among key points for success in study


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Lower Your Risk of Nerve Pain and Damage From Diabetes
Many of the risk factors for diabetic neuropathy are under your control. Get tips to reduce nerve pain here.


Article Date: 8.20.2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood
Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks
1 in 5 neurologists unaware of updated safety risks identified by FDA, survey finds


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Obesity Risk
Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Pumps Better?
Over a median of 3.5 years, the devices worked better at controlling blood sugar, researchers say


Article Date: 8.19.2013
BlueCross Exits Utah's Small Business Exchange
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah has dropped out of the Utah small business health insurance Marketplace, known as Avenue H.


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Taking A New Tack To Persuade 'Young Invincibles' To Buy Health Insurance
Taking A New Tack To Persuade 'Young Invincibles' To Buy Health Insurance


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk
Antioxidants may explain finding from large Swedish study, author says


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism
About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research


Article Date: 8.19.2013
Copper in Environment May Be Tied to Alzheimer's
Researchers looked at effect of common mineral on mice, human brain cells


Article Date: 8.18.2013
Amid Health Law Expansion, Some States Trim Medicaid Rolls
Amid Health Law Expansion, Some States Trim The Medicaid Rolls


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Health Insurance Navigator Groups Announced
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $67 million to 105 organizations that will help consumers buy insurance and understand their options in the new health insurance Marketplaces.


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study
Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test: CDC Study
Routine testing urged to prevent liver damage


Article Date: 8.16.2013
BP Cuff Before Heart Surgery Cuts Heart Damage: Study
Procedure is safe, cheap and simple, researchers say


Article Date: 8.16.2013
High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection
Combo of ultrasound and MRI zeroes in on tumors, helping some men avoid biopsy, experts say


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression
Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found
Parents might be reassured by focusing on children's strengths, researcher says


Article Date: 8.16.2013
Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
Low-carb diets also were associated with reduced risk


Article Date: 8.15.2013
Study Challenges Theory About Left Brain/Right Brain Behavior
MRI scans don't indicate that one hemisphere dominates or affects personality


Article Date: 8.15.2013
Heavy Coffee Drinking, Shorter Lives for Some?
But experts say research has many limitations


Article Date: 8.15.2013
One Exercise Session Won't Bring a Good Night's Sleep
Study found there is no quick fix for insomnia when it comes to working out


Article Date: 8.15.2013
4 Things to Know About Premiums Under Obamacare
As the Oct. 1 launch of the new health insurance Marketplaces draws near, states are beginning to release the premiums that some Americans will pay starting in 2014. Depending on whom you talk to, the numbers are great -- or grim -- and everything in between.


Article Date: 8.15.2013
Eye Study Results May Offer New Therapy for Some Vision Loss
Findings shed light on how people with macular degeneration might learn to adapt more quickly


Article Date: 8.15.2013
Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study
Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent


Article Date: 8.15.2013
Obesity's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
Study shows 18 percent rate of related deaths in U.S. adults aged 40 and up, compared to earlier estimates of 5 percent


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?
Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Ohio Releases Names of Insurance Companies, Rates
The Ohio Department of Insurance says health insurance rates will go up next year for Ohioans who buy insurance from the Marketplace.


Article Date: 8.14.2013
How Much Of A Subsidy Will You Get In Obamacare? Here’s An Estimate
How Much Of A Subsidy Will You Get In Obamacare? Here’s An Estimate


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples
CDC report challenges perception that problem is growing as more women seek treatment


Article Date: 8.14.2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C
Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?
Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Controversial Theory Behind Possible MS Cause Refuted
Canadian researchers report that blocked veins in head, neck don't prompt autoimmune disease


Article Date: 8.14.2013
18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia


Article Date: 8.14.2013
Cover Oregon Won't Be Fully Accessible by Oct. 1
Cover Oregon, the state's new health insurance Marketplace, will launch on schedule Oct. 1, but people will not be able to access it directly without help, according to state officials.


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Obamacare Presents Complex Choices For People With Disabilities
Obamacare Presents Complex Choices For People With Disabilities


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke
People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Autism Coverage Varies From State to State
How the Affordable Care Act affects families affected by autism.


Article Date: 8.13.2013
New HIV Drug Approved by FDA
New HIV Drug Approved by FDA


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Study IDs Best Heart Failure Patients for Pacemakers
Two key measures separated those who would benefit from those who would not


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak
Study findings challenge policy of 'watchful waiting' for people with mitral valve regurgitation


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn
Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens
Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men


Article Date: 8.13.2013
As Lawmakers Roam Their Home Territory, Health Law Arguments Simmer
As Lawmakers Roam Their Home Territory, Health Law Arguments Simmer


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk
Past experience with family dynamics may help you navigate marriage, study authors theorize


Article Date: 8.13.2013
Exercise to Protect the Prostate
Exercise can help you reach and maintain an ideal body weight. That, in turn, will help boost your prostate health.


Article Date: 8.12.2013
New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy
Exome sequencing technique may lead to discoveries about many diseases, researchers say


Article Date: 8.12.2013
Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say


Article Date: 8.12.2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on


Article Date: 8.12.2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on


Article Date: 8.12.2013
Famous Face Test May Spot Early Dementia
Researchers say inability to name icons like Einstein or Elvis might signal primary progressive aphasia


Article Date: 8.12.2013
Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
Study looked at young adults a decade later


Article Date: 8.12.2013
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests
Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report


Article Date: 8.12.2013
Wisconsin Approves 13 Insurers for Marketplace
Wisconsin has approved 13 insurance companies to sell individual plans in the new health insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 8.11.2013
How Poor Might Qualify For Obamacare Subsidies In States That Don't Expand Medicaid
How Poor Might Qualify For Obamacare Subsidies In States That Don't Expand Medicaid


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams
Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States
CDC says infections are linked to baby poultry from multiple hatcheries


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Cigarette Taxes Deter Heavy Drinking, Study Suggests
Smoking increases risk for problematic drinking, researcher notes


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Health Care System on Track to Meet Deadlines
The system that will allow consumers to get information about insurance options -- and to buy a plan -- is on track for the Oct. 1 enrollment date, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). That includes the Navigator program and insurance rate information.


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease
Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses


Article Date: 8.9.2013
Red State Idaho Embraces Obamacare Insurance Exchange -- Reluctantly
Red State Idaho Embraces Obamacare Insurance Exchange -- Reluctantly


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Many Docs Wrongly Prescribe Powerful Antibiotics: Study
Using these drugs incorrectly, such as for viruses, adds to problem of drug-resistant bacteria


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Meditation Could Help Smokers Cut Down, Study Hints
A month later, those trained in technique smoked less


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study
Finding might help immobile patients communicate


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire
Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Yawn and Your Dog Yawns With You
Contagious yawning between owners and their dogs may be a sign of social bonding, experts say


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests
Researchers find tripled risk of leg blood clots, doubled odds of lung clots


Article Date: 8.8.2013
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn


Article Date: 8.7.2013
Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?
Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup


Article Date: 8.7.2013
Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found


Article Date: 8.7.2013
High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say


Article Date: 8.7.2013
Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery
Stent procedure was successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical


Article Date: 8.6.2013
1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC
U.S. government report finds good news in a critical fight


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent
Procedure successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Taking Care of Your Baby's Fever
All kids get fevers. Learn how and when to treat them and when to go to your doctor for help.


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds
Patients engaged in their health care do better, expert says


Article Date: 8.6.2013
Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Malaria Drug Gets Stronger Warning Label
Arkansas Girl Infected With Deadly Brain Parasite Malaria Drug Gets Stronger Warning Label


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds
Study found those who drank more of them were more likely to be obese at age 5


Article Date: 8.5.2013
New Health Insurance Site for Business Owners
On Thursday, the Obama administration launched a "one-stop" web site intended to help business owners explore and understand their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 8.5.2013
FDA Warns of Rare Acetaminophen Risk
Anyone who develops a rash, blister, or some other skin reaction while taking acetaminophen should stop using the drug and seek medical care immediately. The painkiller poses the risk for three rare but potentially fatal skin disorders, the FDA announced.


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients
Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death, Researchers Say
Diabetic men using the drug had higher survival rates in cancer study


Article Date: 8.5.2013
Consumers Can Take First Step To Enrolling In New Insurance Options Today
Consumers Can Take First Step To Enrolling In New Insurance Options Today


Article Date: 8.2.2013
Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?
Study shows potential explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity.


Article Date: 8.2.2013
Health Insurance Waiting Game for Minnesotans
More than 1 million Minnesotans are expected to buy health insurance in the state's health Marketplace, MNSure. But they may not know what plans are available and what their premiums might be until enrollment begins on Oct. 1.


Article Date: 8.2.2013
'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All
Are you a one-upper, comfort seeker or 'happy hedonist' shopper?


Article Date: 8.2.2013
FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels
Rule will benefit millions of Americans with celiac disease


Article Date: 8.2.2013
Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?
Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests


Article Date: 8.2.2013
Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women
Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests


Article Date: 8.2.2013
Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says
Ability to detect certain scents is highly individual, research suggests


Article Date: 8.2.2013
400 Now Sickened in Stomach Bug Outbreak
Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Fat-Cell 'Switch' May Determine Whether Body Stores Energy or Burns It
Scientists say finding has potential to lead to new obesity treatments


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Ground Beef Products Recalled for Possible Contamination
Ground Beef Products Recalled for Possible Contamination


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Easing Kids’ Bad Moods
What do you do when your child is sad, mad, or bored? Here are tips to help them get happy.


Article Date: 8.1.2013
New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study
They're also stressed and tired, survey finds


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
But it did help a little with insomnia, depression, researchers report


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Nasacort Allergy Spray Can Go OTC, FDA Panel Says
A federal advisory panel has voted to allow Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone acetonide) nasal spray to be switched from prescription to over-the-counter.


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad Implicated
Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Camping Sets Body Clock In Tune With Nature
Study found artificial light might be disrupting circadian rhythms


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Will You Look More Attractive After Plastic Surgery?
Patients appear younger, but not necessarily better looking, small study finds


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Maryland Releases Health Insurance Rates
Maryland has published the rates for health insurance available through the Maryland Health Connection starting Oct. 1.


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Five Things To Know About Obamacare Premiums: A Guide For The Perplexed
Five Things To Know About Obamacare Premiums: A Guide For The Perplexed


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Health Costs Are Still Tame, Insurer Results Show
Health Costs Are Still Tame, Insurer Results Show


Article Date: 8.1.2013
Delaware Launches Health Insurance Marketplace
Delaware has launched a new web site that explains the options, eligibility, and coverage available in the state’s health insurance Marketplace, created under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Medicaid Expansion in South Dakota Uncertain
For the time being, South Dakota has rejected expansion of Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Well-Known Hospitals Not Always Best for Surgery?
Well-Known Hospitals Not Always Best for Surgery: Report


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say
Case studies show it can happen, and dermatologists say people should keep moles free of ink


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility: Study
However, experts say lab findings might not translate to real-life risk


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Low Blood Sugar Levels May Pose Heart Risks for Diabetics, Review Suggests
The findings were based on six prior studies


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Can Poor Dental Health Cause Dementia?
Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study from the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry suggests.


Article Date: 7.31.2013
New Hampshire's Medicaid Decision Months Away
Low-income residents of New Hampshire won't know for months whether their state will expand Medicaid coverage in time to meet the Affordable Care Act's Jan. 1, 2014 deadline.


Article Date: 7.31.2013
Iowa Waiting for Approval on Medicaid Alternative
Iowa is ready to expand eligibility for Medicaid so more poor residents can get coverage as of Jan. 1, 2014. But it's waiting for the federal government to approve a unique approach under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.30.2013
Pond Scum Holds Dangers for People, Pets
Water with 'blue-green algae' can cause liver failure, and possibly death, in dogs


Article Date: 7.30.2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?
Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought


Article Date: 7.30.2013
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says


Article Date: 7.30.2013
U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers
Yearly testing will prevent some lung cancer deaths, experts conclude


Article Date: 7.30.2013
Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled for Potential False Readings
Batches of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips could give erroneous, overly high blood sugar readings


Article Date: 7.30.2013
Coffee May Reduce Suicide Risk
Coffee May Reduce Suicide Risk


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists
About 34 children admitted to U.S. emergency rooms daily as experts urge greater public awareness


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Obamacare Canvassers Seek Out Florida's Uninsured
Obamacare Canvassers Hit Cities In Florida, Other States, To Reach Uninsured


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids
Study Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids: FDA


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Health Highlights: July 29, 2013
Coffee May Reduce Suicide Risk: Study Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids: FDA


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Docs Order Too Many Narcotics, Pricey Scans for Back Pain: Study
Physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers usually more appropriate, guidelines say


Article Date: 7.29.2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Health Law Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine -- At Least On Paper
Health Law Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine -- At Least On Paper


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Technology Mishaps Behind 1 in 4 Operating Room Errors: Study
Surgical equipment checklist could cut errors in half, researchers say


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Scientists Closer to Cat Allergy Cure
Scientists say they're hopeful that a research breakthrough will lead to a cure for people who are allergic to cats.


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia
Larger message: Better cardiovascular health benefits the brain, expert says


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All
Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study
But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests
But the research only uncovered an association between height and malignancy risk, not cause-and-effect


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Blame the Moon for Bad Sleep?
Many people complain about poor sleep around the time of a full moon. Now, a study by scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland offers some of the first convincing evidence to suggest that lunar cycles and people's sleep are connected.


Article Date: 7.26.2013
Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients
Study found too-high levels of formaldehyde in Brazilian Blowout solution


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men
In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness


Article Date: 7.25.2013
States Still Struggling With Medicaid Expansion
As deadlines loom, several states are still debating whether to expand Medicaid coverage as allowed under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat
Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Cyclospora Infections: Are You at Risk?
FAQ about this tiny parasite that can taint fresh produce.


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens More Than 200 People
More than 200 people in numerous states have become ill with cyclospora infections in an outbreak that began a few weeks ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Multistate Cyclospora Outbreak Has Sickened More Than 200 People: CDC
More than 200 people in numerous states have become ill with cyclospora infections in an outbreak that began a few weeks ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Article Date: 7.25.2013
WellPoint Sees Small Employers Dropping Health Coverage
WellPoint Sees Small Employers Dropping Health Coverage


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Deciphering The Health Law’s Subsidies For Premiums
Deciphering The Health Law’s Subsidies For Premiums


Article Date: 7.25.2013
Baby Einstein 'Musical Motion Activity Jumper' Sets Recalled
Baby Einstein 'Musical Motion Activity Jumper' Sets Recalled


Article Date: 7.24.2013
Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says
Stopping cholesterol-lowering drug could raise odds of the disease, researchers suggest


Article Date: 7.24.2013
Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack, Study Shows
It's a hidden concern that doctors need to discuss more, experts say


Article Date: 7.24.2013
GAO: Current Insurance Costs For Individual Policies Vary Widely
GAO: Current Insurance Costs For Individual Policies Vary Widely


Article Date: 7.24.2013
Scientists Spot New Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's
Findings could point to new drug targets for dementia, although any treatment is still far away


Article Date: 7.24.2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study
Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients


Article Date: 7.24.2013
Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study
Applicants of any size fared equally in phone interviews, but bias crept in at face-to-face meetings


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Diapering a Newborn: Dealing With Diaper Rash
Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Bright Lights, Safe Cities
Risk of death from injuries higher in rural areas of U.S., study finds


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Caregiver Care: Managing Stress, Depression
Caregiver Care: Managing Stress, Depression


Article Date: 7.23.2013
New Mexico's Health Insurance Model Is Unique
New Mexico is trying to create what no other state has: A hybrid health benefits Marketplace in partnership with the federal government.


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not
Brain scans failed to prove that highly sexed people have anything more than strong libidos


Article Date: 7.23.2013
Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV
But overall risk is low, and virus usually clears within a year, study found


Article Date: 7.22.2013
FDA Warns of Sunscreen Spray's Flammability Risk
Avoid open flames after application, agency advises


Article Date: 7.22.2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds
As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds


Article Date: 7.22.2013
Convenience Steers Parents to Pediatric Retail Clinics, Study Finds
Families with regular doctor may use drug-store services because of extended hours


Article Date: 7.22.2013
Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'
Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers


Article Date: 7.22.2013
Many Patients Getting Needless Heart Test, Study Contends
Most echocardiograms don't change patients' care, so they're not clinically useful, researchers say


Article Date: 7.22.2013
How to Get in the Mood for Sex When You Have RA
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, sex can ease pain, lift your spirits, and keep you connected to your partner. So don't avoid sex -- just take a little extra care to make it feel good. Here's how.


Article Date: 7.22.2013
William and Kate Welcome Their Royal Baby
The newest addition to the royal family, the first child of the duke and duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 p.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.


Article Date: 7.22.2013
Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds
Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows


Article Date: 7.22.2013
Ian Somerhalder: Vampire/Conservationist
He plays a bad guy on-screen, but "Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder sinks his teeth into bigger issues off-set.


Article Date: 7.19.2013
New York Announces Insurance Rates for Exchange
New Yorkers who buy individual health insurance plans on the private market received some good news: They will be paying a lot less for the same plans next year under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.19.2013
Humana Fills Blank Spots In Mississippi Obamacare Map
Humana Fills Blank Spots In Mississippi Obamacare Map


Article Date: 7.19.2013
COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds
Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say


Article Date: 7.19.2013
Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond
People idealize far-away partners, feel more intimacy, study found


Article Date: 7.19.2013
Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds
Although disease rates are rising, orthopedic treatments have improved, experts say


Article Date: 7.19.2013
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy


Article Date: 7.19.2013
Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link
Breakdown in skin barrier that occurs with eczema could play role in food sensitivity, study says


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Calorie Advice on Menus Might Not Help People Eat Better
Customers may resist doing the math with every meal, study author says


Article Date: 7.18.2013
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Best Hospitals
Johns Hopkins reclaims spot as nation's best hospital in U.S. News annual ranking for 2013-14.


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk
Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say


Article Date: 7.18.2013
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study
Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC
Race also influences your healthy life expectancy, researchers say


Article Date: 7.18.2013
China's Bird Flu Might Someday Spread More Easily: Report
For now, however, the virus doesn't transfer well from human to human, experts say


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat
Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students


Article Date: 7.18.2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives, Studies Show
Research into bipolar illness, psychotic symptoms point to higher risk for early death


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's
Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems
PFCs linger in the body for long periods, study author says


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age
Stair-climbing, other everyday tasks were harder for those with deficiency, researchers found


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds


Article Date: 7.17.2013
Experimental 'iKnife' Tells Surgeon Whether Tissue Is Cancerous
But more research needed to see if device works in everyday practice, expert says


Article Date: 7.17.2013
New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Study found Xofigo also improved quality of life for those whose cancer had spread to the bones


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Electronic Health Records May Slow Rise of Health-Care Costs
Study found small but measurable savings in 3 Mass. communities that have embraced the technology


Article Date: 7.16.2013
9 Pioneer ACOs Jump Ship After First Year
9 Pioneer ACOs Jump Ship After First Year


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Health Highlights: July 16, 2013
FDA Approves Brain Test for ADHD


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Health Law Fosters A New Kind Of Business Partnership In Georgia
Health Law Fosters A New Kind Of Business Partnership In Georgia


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Why Your Doctor May Still Have Paper Records
Why Your Doctor May Still Have Paper Records


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Scientists Detail Alzheimer's Progression, Step by Step
As researchers learn more, therapy might someday address brain changes much sooner


Article Date: 7.16.2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study
Review looked at side effect from androgen deprivation therapy


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Oregon Sets Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates
Oregon releases final rates for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.16.2013
Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study
If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests
Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?
Certain DNA might keep people hungry, study suggests


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's
Study looked at self-employed workers in France


Article Date: 7.15.2013
2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies
Experts caution that expectations are low in field littered with drug failures


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Texas Health Care Providers Bracing for Medicaid Enrollment
Texas Health Care Providers Bracing for Medicaid Enrollment


Article Date: 7.15.2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure
Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period


Article Date: 7.15.2013
Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain
Study found patients taking metformin were 20 percent less likely to develop dementia


Article Date: 7.12.2013
West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study
California researchers found Sacramento County residents had no immediate health problems after pesticide was applied


Article Date: 7.12.2013
Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan
Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends


Article Date: 7.12.2013
FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice
Move follows release of studies last fall showing worrisome amounts of the toxin in many brands


Article Date: 7.12.2013
Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants
Researchers working with rodents say they're one step closer


Article Date: 7.12.2013
FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
Gilotrif targets a gene mutation that occurs in about 10 percent of cases


Article Date: 7.12.2013
2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study
Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say


Article Date: 7.12.2013
Vermont Releases Final Health Insurance Rates
Vermont releases final health insurance rates for its state-operated Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Q & A With Carrie Ann Inaba
The dancer, choreographer, and "Dancing with the Stars" judge tells us about her love of – and advocacy for – animals in need. Plus, what to expect in the next season of "Dancing."


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Q & A With Olivia Munn
The "Newsroom" star reveals her go-to healthy foods, beauty products, and more.


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study
'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer


Article Date: 7.11.2013
After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests
Athletes who return to sports should take precautions, researcher advises


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Is U.S. Health-Care Reform on Track for 2014?
Health policy experts weigh in on the fate of the Affordable Care Act


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors
Danish study compared mental abilities of seniors born in 1905 and 1915


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Later Clamping of Umbilical Cord Benefits Newborns: Study
Later Clamping of Umbilical Cord Benefits Newborns: Study


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Funnyman Chris Rock Is Serious About Parenting
The actor and comedian opens up about bullying, parenting, and why he hasn't had a PB&J in years.


Article Date: 7.11.2013
Q & A With Jane Lynch
The actress and comedian tells WebMD Magazine about her passion for animals, her best and worst health habits, and what doing improv has taught her about love, conflict, and the importance of listening.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffering Congestive Heart Failure
Doctors say they've implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Community Health Centers – In Every State – Get Obamacare Outreach Funds
Community Health Centers plan – In Every State – Get Obamacare Outreach Funds


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?
Researcher says evidence suggests they may, but industry rep disagrees


Article Date: 7.10.2013
U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures
Report finds some gains, but also many areas where Americans' health is slipping


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke
Doctors say they've implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Maryland Delays Small-Business Enrollment
Maryland has delayed for three months the opening of it health benefits Marketplace for small businesses.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
California Unveils Health Plans to Mixed Reactions
Covered California, the state-operated health benefits Exchange, announces the carriers and proposed premiums under the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Baggage Check
Everyone deals with emotions and life experiences differently. Guys, in particular, can struggle to cope. But with the help of a landmark study, we take a look at the hallmarks of emotionally healthy men.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Exercise Up in U.S., But So Is Obesity: Report
Food control is the missing link, experts say


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern


Article Date: 7.10.2013
5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Diapering Baby On the Go
Heading out for a day with baby? Here are some diaper bag must-haves, with tips for diapering in public, too


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Solving Your Diaper Dilemma
WebMD provides insights into common diaper problems, including the debate over disposable and cloth diapers. Learn how to be environmentally friendly while keeping the convenience of disposable diapers, and find out what the safety concerns with disposable diapers are.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
You Asked! Men's Grooming Tips
Our experts share their top product tips and picks on men's shaving and skin care products.


Article Date: 7.10.2013
Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds
Risk for malignancy was also lower in seniors with Alzheimer's, researchers report


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary
Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection
Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk
Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects
However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study
But an expert says findings are inconclusive


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey
Most say they'll still have the prostate cancer screen, despite expert panel's recommendation


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study
Too few vaccines recommended, and too many cervical cancer tests done, survey finds


Article Date: 7.9.2013
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower
Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests


Article Date: 7.9.2013
That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too
Research shows employees bring workplace stress home to spouses, children


Article Date: 7.8.2013
Prehypertension: Risks, Tests, What to Do
WebMD discusses prehypertension -- what it is, why it matters, and what can help you prevent it from becoming high blood pressure.


Article Date: 7.8.2013
Your Internet Medical Search Isn't Private, Study Finds
Companies track and sell the information, researcher says


Article Date: 7.8.2013
Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study
But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS


Article Date: 7.8.2013
Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall
1 person dead, 4 sickened; source seems to be Wisconsin company, CDC says


Article Date: 7.8.2013
Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say


Article Date: 7.5.2013
First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report
Researchers say their advance, with livers for mice, may one day increase availability of human transplants


Article Date: 7.5.2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First
Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables


Article Date: 7.5.2013
Women With Lupus Seem at Higher Risk for Hip Fractures
Study followed nearly 15,000 patients for 6 years


Article Date: 7.5.2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia
Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests


Article Date: 7.5.2013
Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids
Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children


Article Date: 7.3.2013
No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say
Two more patients undergo 'sterilizing cure,' advancing understanding of the process


Article Date: 7.3.2013
Obama Administration Delays Key Piece of Health-Reform Law
Employers with more than 50 workers now have until 2015 to provide health insurance coverage


Article Date: 7.3.2013
Why Yoga Can Be Good for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Yoga can be a fun exercise when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). From WebMD.


Article Date: 7.2.2013
Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Help Patients
Study found combination led to better control of hypertension


Article Date: 7.2.2013
IVF Tied to Small Risk of Mental Deficits in Children
Large Swedish study did not find higher risk for autism


Article Date: 7.2.2013
10 Ways to Reset Your Sleep Cycle
You don't have to take sleep problems lying down. Try these 10 tips to get your sleep cycle back in sync.


Article Date: 7.2.2013
Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC
More now die from prescription medications than from car crashes, study finds


Article Date: 7.2.2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise
Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Pricey New Blood Thinner Might Be Safer for Leg Clots
In trial, Eliquis worked as well as warfarin but with less risk of bleeding


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study
Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age
Over time, partners realize their differences won't change, so they try to defuse conflict, study says


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Do Heart Patients Get Too Many Cholesterol Tests?
Unnecessary screenings contribute to rising U.S. health costs, study suggests


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study
Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says
But side effects of aspirin-like drug warrant further study


Article Date: 7.1.2013
FDA OK's First Non-Hormonal Hot Flash Treatment
Start HIV Treatment Earlier: New WHO Guidelines Hobby Lobby Won't be Fined in Birth Control Case FDA Detains Pomegranate Seed Shipments From Turkish Company First Non-Hormonal Treatment for Hot Flashes Approved by FDA


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes
Two reports show wires can pop out, threatening vision


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?
Virtual sessions on portion control and exercise helped women in small pilot study


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Melanoma May Return Years Later in Some
But study also found those patients were less likely to die than those with early recurrence


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Older, Cheap Drug May Cut Suicide Risk for People With Mood Disorders
Review of data finds that lithium benefits people with depression, bipolar illnesses


Article Date: 7.1.2013
Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Researchers found that higher fatty acid intake cut chances of disease by 14 percent


Article Date: 6.28.2013
Night Owls May Pack on More Pounds
Study found they ate worst foods late at night, long after sound sleepers had hit the sack


Article Date: 6.28.2013
'Three Parent IVF' Technique Set for Approval
The U.K. could become the first country to approve a cutting-edge in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique to prevent babies from being born with certain rare, crippling genetic disorders.


Article Date: 6.28.2013
U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says


Article Date: 6.28.2013
Migraine Doctors in Short Supply Across U.S.
Only 416 specialists available nationwide, study found


Article Date: 6.28.2013
Acute Migraines More Apt to Turn Chronic With Poor Treatment
Study compared patients to see who made the jump to frequent headaches within year


Article Date: 6.28.2013
Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery
Baby Aspirin Recalled After Acetaminophen Discovery


Article Date: 6.28.2013
PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets
Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors


Article Date: 6.27.2013
ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives: What's the Link?
Is there a link between ADHD and food dyes or other additives? Find out what the research says.


Article Date: 6.27.2013
Is Your Fido Really a Furry Baby?
Study found dog's bond to owner mirrors child's connection with parent


Article Date: 6.27.2013
Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked
Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says


Article Date: 6.27.2013
C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC
Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped


Article Date: 6.27.2013
Health Highlights: June 27, 2013
New U.S. Nutrition Rules for School Foods


Article Date: 6.27.2013
Migraine Sufferers Face Significant Stigma, Study Finds
Equal to that for epilepsy, panic disorder, researchers say, with impact of the disability discounted


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Suggests
Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe


Article Date: 6.26.2013
How Safe Is Your Local Beach?
Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study
After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real
Certain carbohydrates seemed to activate neurological centers focused on reward, study found


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk
Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study
White males made up about 40 percent of deadly skin cancer patients, but more than 63 percent of deaths


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Women on HRT Helped by Extra Calcium, Vitamin D?
Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
Study of women identifies important risk factor


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Swimming Workouts: Take the Plunge
Low in impact and high in results, swimming tops the charts when it comes to exercise.


Article Date: 6.26.2013
What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise
Which foods are best for fitness activities, and which should you avoid? With so many sports drinks, bars, powders, and supplements to choose from, how do you know which are best? Expert Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, answers these and other questions about eating for fitness.


Article Date: 6.26.2013
Rethinking Bottled Water
Picking up bottled water is easy, but those plastic water bottles have an economic and environmental cost.


Article Date: 6.25.2013
Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes
Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made


Article Date: 6.25.2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER
Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds


Article Date: 6.25.2013
FDA Allows Two New Cigarettes to Hit Market
It's first such action since agency was given regulatory control over tobacco in 2009


Article Date: 6.25.2013
Aspirin's Anti-Colon Cancer Effect May Depend on Genes
Tumors with a key mutation seemed unaffected by daily use of the drug, study found


Article Date: 6.24.2013
Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
Finding points to possible disparities in care


Article Date: 6.24.2013
New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia
Sensor device may ease patient fear of dangerously low blood sugar levels during sleep, experts say


Article Date: 6.24.2013
Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say
Doctors can 'watch and wait' for an additional 3 days


Article Date: 6.24.2013
Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says
This generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago


Article Date: 6.24.2013
Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids
Teens whose parents harped about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors, study shows


Article Date: 6.24.2013
Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought
Shallow surf can pose real risks, Delaware study finds


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn
Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Multiple Sclerosis: Planning for Your Future
Planning ahead, including for insurance and finances, is key when you have a chronic condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). Get tips to get started from WebMD.


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Multiple Sclerosis and Diet: Vitamin D, Swank and Wahls Diets, and More
Is what you eat connected with multiple sclerosis (MS)? Read about the research on diet and MS and find out what might apply to you, from WebMD.


Article Date: 6.21.2013
FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
Girls of all ages will now have easier access to the emergency contraceptive


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement


Article Date: 6.21.2013
Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Factors that contribute to lack of sperm may also raise odds for tumors, researchers say


Article Date: 6.20.2013
HIV and Food: Key Principles for Your Diet
If you have HIV, nutrition is important, especially if you are having health problems. Find out what counts when it comes to diet and HIV.


Article Date: 6.20.2013
Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance: Study
Tunes on CD, radio might even boost focus in some situations, researcher says


Article Date: 6.20.2013
Timing Is Everything When Eating Fruits, Vegetables
Study found that when they're eaten and how they're stored can determine their nutritional value


Article Date: 6.20.2013
How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women


Article Date: 6.19.2013
HIV and Aging: Health, Planning, and More
More people with HIV are living longer than in the past. Read how HIV affects aging and how to plan for getting older if you have HIV.


Article Date: 6.19.2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision


Article Date: 6.19.2013
1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds
And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says


Article Date: 6.19.2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother


Article Date: 6.19.2013
Gene-Based Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise
Early trial supports accuracy of the screening, which could be a boon in preventing the disease


Article Date: 6.19.2013
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say


Article Date: 6.19.2013
Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads
Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus


Article Date: 6.19.2013
Health Highlights: June 19, 2013
Natura Pet Products Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns


Article Date: 6.19.2013
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses


Article Date: 6.19.2013
HIV and Food: What to Eat
Eating a healthy diet is good for anyone, and it's key if you have HIV. Find out what to put on your plate.


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?
British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings


Article Date: 6.18.2013
BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys
Early study doesn't prove that common chemical causes the condition, experts say


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant
MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Arizona OK's Medicaid Expansion
Arizona lawmakers have approved Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. - WebMD


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Their Smartphone
But all too often, the demand outpaces the technology to deliver it, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage
But 45 million Americans overall still don't have health insurance


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds
Evidence of two autoantibodies signaled a 70 percent risk, researchers say


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs
Some supplements are good for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some are dangerous. WebMD explains which supplements and herbs may help relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and which ones you should never take.


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Large study finds higher consumption increases risk, but experts are at odds with findings


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity
But findings don't explain exactly how they are connected


Article Date: 6.18.2013
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study
Preliminary finding suggests mild brain injury triggers long-lasting abnormalities in white matter


Article Date: 6.14.2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One
Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds


Article Date: 6.14.2013
Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials Too
Vets, physicians say a new system may speed up drug discovery for dogs, cats and humans


Article Date: 6.14.2013
Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk
Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study
Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection risk


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Baldness Drug Propecia May Put Some Men Off Alcohol: Study
Men with sexual side effects appear to drink less, even after they stop taking the drug


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Supreme Court Rules That Human Genes Can't Be Patented
Decision should have profound impact on medicine, gene-testing industry


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong
Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Exercise and Your Kid's Brain
Exercise is great for your child's body and brain. It helps with thinking, mood, sleep, and more.


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Thin Kids, Weight Problems
Just because your child is thin doesn't mean she's healthy. She could still have weight issues.


Article Date: 6.13.2013
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied as Last-Ditch Obesity Treatment
No major side effects seen in 3 patients over nearly 3 years


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk, small study found


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report
They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Medicine Might Help Shield Injection Drug Abusers From HIV
Study found 70 percent drop in new infections among addicts who adhered closely to tenofovir treatment


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's
Too much plaque-building protein produced in people with certain genes, study finds


Article Date: 6.12.2013
More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity
Study finds preteen girls who had high levels of common chemical were twice as likely to be overweight


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Restless Legs Syndrome Tied to Earlier Death Risk
Older men with condition have 39 percent increase in mortality, study suggests


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study
Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study
Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone


Article Date: 6.12.2013
Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?
Flare-ups most likely if condition starts in joints such as knee or elbow, researchers say


Article Date: 6.11.2013
CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix
All infections traced to product sold at Costco stores, agency says


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Heading Soccer Balls Tied to Damaging Brain Changes
Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory problems in adult soccer players, study says


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely
In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death


Article Date: 6.11.2013
How Carmelo Anthony Stays On the Ball
NBA star Carmelo Anthony scores points for his team and the young people who follow in his footsteps.


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Personal Best: Jordana Brewster
"Dallas" star Jordana Brewster shares her healthy living secrets. Plus what's always in her fridge – and her purse.


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Q&A With Nick Lachey
The singer, songwriter, an actor talks about how having a baby has changed his life and music.


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Q&A With Common
Musician/actor Common talks about his latest film, his health, being a dad, and his Common Ground Foundation.


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm
Higher rates of hospitalization, illness and depression for seniors reported in study


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function


Article Date: 6.11.2013
U.S. Ends Effort to Limit Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
FDA will heed court order mandating that women, girls of all ages have over-the-counter access


Article Date: 6.11.2013
Only 5 Percent of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds
And 1 in 10 don't scrub up at all after flushing


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover
Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Low Blood Sugar May Raise Dementia Risk in Diabetics: Study
Overly aggressive glucose control might backfire in older patients, findings suggest


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Tweaking Dietary Fat Mix Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival
Men who subbed vegetable oils, avocados, nuts for animal fats fared better in study


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients
Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study
But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study
But people at risk of gum disease need more frequent appointments, researcher says


Article Date: 6.10.2013
Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds
While most abstained, 35 percent had alcohol in bloodstreams and some were legally drunk


Article Date: 6.7.2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes
Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Health Highlights: June 7, 2013
Obama Touts Health Care Exchanges


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Heart Device 'Shock' Anxiety May Hamper Sex Life
Study found more sexual dysfunction among men, women with implanted defibrillators


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women
Swedish study followed women since late 1960s


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Experts Dispel Common Melanoma Myths
Think you're safe because your skin rarely burns?


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating


Article Date: 6.7.2013
Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men


Article Date: 6.7.2013
For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
Study confirms adult day care provides beneficial time off


Article Date: 6.6.2013
MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say
New strain will most likely weaken over time, infection specialists explain


Article Date: 6.6.2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study
Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert


Article Date: 6.6.2013
Pedometers Can Keep You Moving
Research shows they're a low-cost motivator for sitting less, particularly for those with desk jobs


Article Date: 6.6.2013
Health Highlights: June 3, 2013
Frozen Berry Mix Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak


Article Date: 6.6.2013
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes
Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found


Article Date: 6.6.2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity


Article Date: 6.6.2013
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
But critics say second look at controversial drug a waste of time


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care
Extensive study found hospitalized men had 60 percent greater odds of bloodstream, surgical infections


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds
Fewer heart attacks, deaths for patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors


Article Date: 6.5.2013
How to Housetrain a Puppy or Kitten
How to teach your kitten or puppy to do their business outdoors.


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty
Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development


Article Date: 6.5.2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise
In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses


Article Date: 6.5.2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients
Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Better Sleep for Baby –- and You
What's most important for a young baby's sleep? Not setting up bad patterns.


Article Date: 6.5.2013
Living Well With Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Simple lifestyle changes can help you lower your risk of losing your vision.


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Fewer Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills: CDC
But some may be skipping needed care altogether, expert says


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too
It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Aspirin Equals Pricier Blood Thinner for Preventing Clots: Study
After hip replacement, no disadvantage found for the low-cost treatment


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?
In small study, UTI symptoms cleared on their own for most women, but an expert urges caution


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
But some patients still may be more sensitive than others


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey
First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report


Article Date: 6.4.2013
Smokers Cost Employers Thousands More Than Nonsmokers
About $6000 in extra annual costs stem from more time off, smoking breaks, health care, study shows


Article Date: 6.4.2013
More Men Taking Testosterone, But Risks Unclear
Study finds upsurge in use among men worried about 'low T,' but research suggests the drug has hazards


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer
Study found couples who met online were slightly more likely to stay together


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Vegetarians May Live Longer
California research finds 12% lower risk of dying for those who don't eat meat


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study
After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Muscle, Joint Problems: Study
But heart benefits of statins outweigh risks, expert says


Article Date: 6.3.2013
More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study
Blood pressure meds, diabetes drugs and narcotic painkillers most common culprits, researchers say


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma
In preliminary trial, nivolumab shrank tumors in 30 percent of tough-to-treat patients


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment


Article Date: 6.3.2013
New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Study found it prolonged remission after chemotherapy almost six months longer than a placebo


Article Date: 6.3.2013
Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study
Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say


Article Date: 5.31.2013
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun
Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars


Article Date: 5.31.2013
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens
There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns


Article Date: 5.31.2013
Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say


Article Date: 5.31.2013
How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show


Article Date: 5.31.2013
10 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.


Article Date: 5.31.2013
8 Tips for Picking a School for Your Child With ADHD
Get tips for choosing a school for a child who has ADHD. Find out what to look for if you have several schools to choose from and how to work with your child's school, if you don't have options.


Article Date: 5.31.2013
Charges Vary Widely From Hospital to Hospital: FAQ
The wide variation in pricing among U.S. hospitals became public when the federal government recently released prices charged by more than 3,000 hospitals. Yet, do these numbers really help people save money and make more informed health care choices?


Article Date: 5.31.2013
New Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
Tumor growth suppressed in lab tests; human trials still needed, study authors say


Article Date: 5.31.2013
Comparing the New Blood Thinners to Warfarin
Find out how the new blood-thinning drugs Eliquis, Xarelto, and Pradaxa compare to warfarin.


Article Date: 5.30.2013
In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl
Self-admiring men attract mates more easily, study finds


Article Date: 5.30.2013
Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others


Article Date: 5.30.2013
Healthy Beauty: How To Tips
Healthy Beauty: How To Tips`


Article Date: 5.30.2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds
Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing


Article Date: 5.30.2013
Looking Your Best for Men: How Tos
Looking Your Best for Men: How Tos


Article Date: 5.30.2013
Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says


Article Date: 5.29.2013
And America's Fittest City Is...
New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas


Article Date: 5.29.2013
Word Tests May Predict Gains for Kids With Autism
Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills


Article Date: 5.29.2013
Most Docs OK With Medical Marijuana: Survey
Majority would give a prescription to an advanced cancer patient in pain


Article Date: 5.29.2013
ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood
Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs


Article Date: 5.29.2013
Weight Loss Might Ease Psoriasis, Study Hints
Obese people on low-calorie diet reported relief of skin symptoms, better quality of life


Article Date: 5.29.2013
1 in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says
Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases


Article Date: 5.29.2013
Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains


Article Date: 5.29.2013
Health Reform Saving Young Adults Millions for ER Care: Study
In 2011 alone, patients and families were spared nearly $150 million in hospital costs


Article Date: 5.28.2013
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds
But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say


Article Date: 5.28.2013
New Sunscreen Labels: What to Look For
New FDA rules for sunscreen labels are going to make it a whole lot easier for people to compare products when they shop for sunscreen. Here's what to look for.


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds
Children helping themselves to drug-laced cookies, brownies


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Tots' Sleep Differences Due to Genes, Environment, Study Suggests
But parents should still try to correct bad sleep habits, expert says


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk, Study Suggests
Farming, country living could play a role, researchers say


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Involving Patients in Decisions Raises Health Care Costs, Study Finds
Those who delegate medical decisions to their doctor have shorter hospital stays, researchers say


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study
Findings may have implications for caregivers


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring
Study links procedure to genetic activity in children


Article Date: 5.28.2013
Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But No Single Type Deemed 'Best'
Experts say choice depends on individual patient, treatment availability


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims
Acid in both can erode teeth over time


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Sunscreens Not Created Equal: Consumer Reports
Six of 12 sunscreens rated ''very good,'' but pricier not always better.


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition
Seniors taking them had side effect that has been linked to glaucoma, small study finds


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?
Some popular brands associated with high blood sugar levels in study, but odds of problems are low


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds
High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says


Article Date: 5.24.2013
Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study
But simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report


Article Date: 5.23.2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds
Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge


Article Date: 5.22.2013
Having Both Migraines, Depression May Mean Smaller Brain
But it's unclear what the finding might mean for patients


Article Date: 5.22.2013
CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
But questions remain about widespread screening


Article Date: 5.22.2013
Your Pooch Could Raise Your Home's Bacteria Count
Study found more germs and a wider variety of bacterial types in houses with dogs


Article Date: 5.22.2013
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements


Article Date: 5.22.2013
Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk
Hopelessness, disability may play a role in feelings of despair, study finds


Article Date: 5.22.2013
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Busy Parents' Plan for Losing Weight
Losing weight when you're a parent can be a challenge. But it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little planning and these tips, you may find it easier than you think.


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
Experts say biological changes or a lack of interest in self-care might be to blame


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain: Study
But at least one expert questions benefits of the alternative treatment


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk
Study found 21 percent higher chance of accident among those who slept less than 6 hours a night


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn
Study found shedding pounds reduced GERD symptoms among overweight, obese patients


Article Date: 5.21.2013
COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
But expert notes questions about frequency remain


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Kids and Exercise: How Much Is OK?
Exercise is great. How do you know how much is safe for your child?


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study
Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key


Article Date: 5.21.2013
This Is Your Kid’s Brain Without Sleep
Crankiness is just the tip of the iceberg. Getting enough sleep is as important for health as eating right and getting exercise.


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Are These "Healthy" Foods?
Here are seven foods that seem to be healthy but aren't great -- and some better choices.


Article Date: 5.21.2013
Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
Narcotic pain relievers frequently used by patients with chronic lung condition, study finds


Article Date: 5.20.2013
Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life


Article Date: 5.20.2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes


Article Date: 5.20.2013
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices
New survey finds 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher


Article Date: 5.20.2013
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men


Article Date: 5.20.2013
Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions
These and other foot disorders are 'highly inheritable,' study finds


Article Date: 5.17.2013
HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant, Study Finds
Procedure recommended to treat aggressive liver cancer


Article Date: 5.17.2013
Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'
People with left-brain dominance tend to listen with right ear, and vice-versa, study finds


Article Date: 5.17.2013
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments


Article Date: 5.17.2013
2 Health Care Workers Made Ill by SARS-Like Virus
Two Health Care Workers Made Ill by SARS-Like Virus


Article Date: 5.16.2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease


Article Date: 5.16.2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC
Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections


Article Date: 5.16.2013
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions
Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes


Article Date: 5.16.2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17


Article Date: 5.16.2013
High-Frequency Noise Boosts Math Skills in Study
But the treatment isn't ready for prime time yet, expert says


Article Date: 5.16.2013
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s


Article Date: 5.16.2013
Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
Blocks process that contributes to abnormal inflammation


Article Date: 5.16.2013
Public Funding Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment
After Quebec mandated IVF coverage, study found change in patient demographics


Article Date: 5.15.2013
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving
Blood levels from nighttime dose of sleep aid can remain too high the next morning, agency says


Article Date: 5.15.2013
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
It's important to resist these cravings, study author says


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week


Article Date: 5.15.2013
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer
Xofigo was fast-tracked for approval and is meant for tumors that have spread to the bones


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Gene Variations May Explain Weight Gain Among Men, Women
People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results
Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches May Raise Kidney Stone Risk: Study
It's important to stay hydrated, but water may be your best choice, experts say


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Some Types of Skin Cancer Linked to Lower Chances of Alzheimer's
A weak immune response might allow skin cancer but protect brain from inflammation, expert suggests


Article Date: 5.15.2013
Scientists Use Cloning Technique to Produce Human Stem Cells
Breakthrough bypasses need to use cells from fertilized embryos


Article Date: 5.14.2013
Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report
But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add


Article Date: 5.14.2013
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests
Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure


Article Date: 5.14.2013
Procedure for Incontinence in Women May Lose Effectiveness With Time
In 7-year study, failure rate for pelvic organ prolapse surgery gradually increased


Article Date: 5.14.2013
Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says


Article Date: 5.14.2013
Costlier Heart Device May Not Be Worth It, Study Suggests
Dual-chamber implanted defibrillators had more complications than single-chamber models


Article Date: 5.14.2013
Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: Q&A
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes.


Article Date: 5.13.2013
Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer
Findings from U.S. veterans should raise awareness of chemical warfare's hazards, researcher says


Article Date: 5.13.2013
A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight


Article Date: 5.13.2013
Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People
Study found 'clock' in brain was disrupted in autopsies of those who suffered mental disorder at time of death


Article Date: 5.13.2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope
Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain


Article Date: 5.13.2013
Typical Restaurant Meal Loaded With Fats, Salt, Calories: Studies
Just one meal often provides most of the daily recommended amounts, encouraging obesity


Article Date: 5.13.2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds
Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Allergies May Boost Severity of Lung Disease
Study finds hay fever increases frequency of respiratory problems in COPD patients


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases
Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD
Respiratory disease is the third-leading cause of death in U.S.


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms
Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain for up to 40% of people, according to a new study.


Article Date: 5.10.2013
Testosterone Supplements May Hurt Male Fertility, Study Finds
Infertility clinics find that many men seeking help were taking 'T'


Article Date: 5.9.2013
How to Create a Pet Emergency Kit
Do you know what to have on hand for your pets in case of emergency?


Article Date: 5.9.2013
The Secret to Healthy Aging
Want to stay young in mind and body? Develop these lifelong habits.


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say
American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals


Article Date: 5.9.2013
iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices, Early Study Finds
Young researcher suggests that users avoid placing tablets too close to the chest


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds
Vegetables that contain nicotine may offer some protection, research suggests


Article Date: 5.9.2013
What Your Dentist Wants You to Do
A top dentist opens up about what he wishes his patients would do.


Article Date: 5.9.2013
When Heat and Cold Hurt Your Teeth
Do hot and cold temps make your teeth ache? Here's how to banish the pain of sensitive teeth.


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
Dermatologists say redheads must take extra care to check skin, avoid sun


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart
Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects


Article Date: 5.9.2013
Can Your Stress Affect Your Fetus?
As it turns out, constant pressure may put your baby at risk.


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Osteoarthritis: Caring for Your Joints at Home
Use WebMD's 7 steps to ease the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study
They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
Single, random change to gene during fetal development causes birthmarks and the more serious Sturge-Weber syndrome


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Reducing Respiratory Virus in Preemies Lessens Wheezing: Study
But preventing respiratory synctial virus comes with a hefty price tag


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise
Xiaflex up for FDA approval later this year, but some experts think injections required would be a hard sell


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say


Article Date: 5.8.2013
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Had Weight-Loss Surgery
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Had Weight Loss Surgery


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?
Study of 4 women found E. coli that 'migrated' and thrived


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits
WebMD helps you decide whether a hip or knee replacement is right for you.


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Easy Living Tips After a Fracture
Learn smart ways to get around, cook, dress, and stay independent when you're nursing a broken bone.


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Confused by Health Care Marketplaces? Help Is Coming
Now that the federal government is building health insurance Marketplaces (also called Exchanges) in 34 states, the question is: Will customers come?


Article Date: 5.8.2013
Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time
Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured
Study found they were more likely to have a higher PSA test score, advanced disease and shorter survival


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Can Be Risky
Most sellers extol benefits with little mention of potential health hazards, study finds


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Cholesterol Drugs Might Boost Kidney Cancer Survival
Study finds statin medications tied to lower death risk after nearly 4 years of follow-up


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Q&A With Chris O'Donnell
With five kids and a successful career, this actor/dad has learned how to stay healthy.


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Katherine Heigl: Actress, Mother, Animal Rescuer
The Big Wedding star cofounded a nonprofit devoted to animal welfare.


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Personal Best: Q&A With Mayim Bialik
The actress-turned-author talks about food, fitness, and her deep love of cleaning.


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Q&A With Don Cheadle
The "War Machine" reveals his workout secrets, his diet, and just how it feels to be in that iron suit. Plus, why he and other celebs started Not On Our Watch.


Article Date: 5.7.2013
FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Hungry Shoppers Pile High-Calorie Foods in Their Carts
Your body shifts to survival mode at the grocery store, expert says


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Some Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Gastro Infection
Researchers aren't sure why these meds are linked to chances of contracting C. difficile


Article Date: 5.7.2013
Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study
Men least likely to nod off were most likely to have severe disease, researchers found


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth
Goal is to reduce elective C-sections, inductions before 39 weeks, study says


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of MS Than Whites
Study finding contradicts common belief that the opposite is true


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Health Highlights: May 6, 2013
Pfizer Offers Viagra Online FDA Criticized for OK'ing Combo Cholesterol Pill Veterans at Higher Risk for Traffic Crashes


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study
Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn't help ward off macular degeneration


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Most Men With Erectile Dysfunction Don't Seem to Get Treatment
In study of 6 million ED patients, 75 percent either didn't receive or fill prescriptions


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ


Article Date: 5.6.2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds
Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines
Experts note many medications now available for range of cases


Article Date: 5.6.2013
Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens


Article Date: 5.3.2013
Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients
Can be given faster than plasma


Article Date: 5.3.2013
At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows
Study author says parents need more support, better awareness


Article Date: 5.3.2013
Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say


Article Date: 5.3.2013
Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds
Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex


Article Date: 5.3.2013
Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men
Study finds slow, steady increase, but experts say condition remains uncommon


Article Date: 5.3.2013
Urologists' Group Issues Updated Guidelines on PSA Test
Most younger men and those over 70 don't need prostate cancer screening; middle-aged men should talk with their doctor


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report
Children should not play with these products, researcher says


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Sofa to 5K: Training Program for a 5K Run
WebMD discusses how to follow a training program to go from your couch to a 5k in run in two to three months.


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC
Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences


Article Date: 5.2.2013
When Your Child With ADHD Also Has Another Prescription
Some children with ADHD are also taking medication for another condition, such as anxiety, depression, or conduct disorder. This article provides tips for parents on how to manage more than one medication for their child.


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted
Study suggests imaging tests done less than a year later find little cancer, drain health care dollars


Article Date: 5.2.2013
Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests
Patients who don't respond to drugs might benefit, but larger trials needed


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism
Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism
Small study found they tended to do better at developing social skills when this 'co-therapist' was used


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Younger Men Biggest Consumers of Added Sugars: CDC
Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say


Article Date: 5.1.2013
More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides
Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries


Article Date: 5.1.2013
ER Visits Tied to Ambien on the Rise
Adverse reactions to popular sleep meds rose almost 220 percent between 2005 and 2010, study finds


Article Date: 5.1.2013
10 Things You Must Tell Your Teen
Ten must-have pieces of advice for parents to give their teens – and how to do it so they listen.


Article Date: 5.1.2013
FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Scientists Pinpoint Most Major Genes Behind Deadly Blood Cancer
Say they now have the 'playbook' for battling acute myeloid leukemia


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp
Older gamers may gain more mentally than crossword puzzle solvers, study suggests


Article Date: 5.1.2013
Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study
Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol


Article Date: 4.30.2013
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three


Article Date: 4.30.2013
Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study
Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say


Article Date: 4.30.2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection


Article Date: 4.30.2013
How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control
Key hormones, amino acids altered during digestion, study finds


Article Date: 4.30.2013
Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study
Still, better care recommended for very early babies, researchers say


Article Date: 4.30.2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls
Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests


Article Date: 4.29.2013
New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Doctors' Incomes Up, Orthopedic Surgeons Lead
Most doctors' incomes are going up, with orthopedic surgeons once again leading the way, according to a new Medscape survey of nearly 22,000 U.S. physicians.


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Cosmetic Procedures for Arms on the Rise, Plastic Surgeons Say
Vast majority of patients are women


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Drugs Can Sometimes Prevent Migraines, but at a Cost
Study finds many have side effects so bothersome that sufferers stop taking them


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Some Antidepressants Linked to Bleeding Risk With Surgery
It's not clear whether SSRI drugs should be stopped before procedures, study says


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?
U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds


Article Date: 4.29.2013
Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia
Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it


Article Date: 4.29.2013
HIV 'Cure' Looks 'Promising,' Danish Scientists Contend
They're working on human trials designed to make it easier to attack AIDS-causing virus, according to published reports


Article Date: 4.26.2013
Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon
Swedish researchers detected signs of recent cocaine, marijuana, narcotic and other substance use


Article Date: 4.26.2013
New MS Drug Tecfidera: Q&A
With the arrival of Tecfidera this spring, people with multiple sclerosis now have three oral drugs to choose from to treat the relapsing form of the disease.


Article Date: 4.26.2013
How to Talk to Your Child About ADHD
Tips for parents of children who have ADHD on how to talk to their child about ADHD in a supportive, encouraging way.


Article Date: 4.26.2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving
Early study tested the noninvasive treatment on smokers


Article Date: 4.26.2013
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids
Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles


Article Date: 4.25.2013
WHO Study Identifies Riskiest Meats
WHO Study Identifies Riskiest Meats


Article Date: 4.25.2013
Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes
They say it's not government's role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds


Article Date: 4.25.2013
Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness
Patients with stronger belief in God did better in small study


Article Date: 4.25.2013
12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study
European researchers found odds rose by up to 22 percent at this level of consumption


Article Date: 4.25.2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests
Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say


Article Date: 4.25.2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study
Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment


Article Date: 4.24.2013
Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease
Reports found four psoriasis patients who took similar drug developed rare but sometimes deadly condition


Article Date: 4.24.2013
Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds
But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol


Article Date: 4.24.2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk
Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived


Article Date: 4.24.2013
'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Deadly Meningitis Cases Worry Gay Community
Outbreaks have killed men in New York, California, but officials now think cases on each coast unrelated


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Teens, Driving, and ADHD: What Parents Should Know
Learning to drive may be more challenging for teens who have ADHD. This WebMD article lets their parents know how to help and what rules to set.


Article Date: 4.23.2013
ADHD and Your Child's Future Career
If your child has ADHD, their career possibilities are still wide open, as this WebMD article explains.


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of Multiple Sclerosis
Study tied changes in thalamus to tell-tale MS sign


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk
Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Knowing Time Needed to Walk Off Calories May Curb Appetite
But menus that list calories alone don't change people's ordering or eating habits, study finds


Article Date: 4.23.2013
Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds
Men who had a biopsy that didn't find cancer were at raised risk for disease later if they were obese


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, Not Public Spaces
Study found close contact with relatives, friends who had warts was greatest risk factor


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff
Study shows a pill containing THC lasts longer and may be safer than smoking pot


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects
Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER


Article Date: 4.22.2013
'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids
'Controlling' food behavior messages are counterproductive, study finds


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma
Harvard researchers report on impact of health insurance in youths' disease management


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study
If you have to choose one at a time, hit the gym first, researchers add


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy


Article Date: 4.22.2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study
Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit


Article Date: 4.22.2013
Talking About Your Psoriasis to Others
Most people don't know much about psoriasis, and some may fear it's contagious. Here are 6 tips to help you talk about your psoriasis to others.


Article Date: 4.19.2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study
Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say


Article Date: 4.19.2013
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
Annual screenings continue as women, doctors appear to be ignoring task force recommendations, new data shows


Article Date: 4.19.2013
Gorging at the Buffet Table? Tactics May Help You Eat Less
Study reveals how people stay in control when faced with endless portions, many choices


Article Date: 4.19.2013
Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey
Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Health Highlights: April 17, 2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Common in Raw Meat


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge
Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Clinical Trials Helped One Woman's Fight Against Cancer
And new tool for finding the right match may help others get novel treatments


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies
Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Number of U.S. Foodborne Illness Cases Stalled: CDC
More vigilance needed from regulators, industry and consumers, health official says


Article Date: 4.18.2013
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests


Article Date: 4.17.2013
Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor
Model shows which gene signatures are strong signs for survival


Article Date: 4.17.2013
Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's
Study finding doesn't mean you'll get the disease if family members have it, experts stress


Article Date: 4.17.2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds
Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say


Article Date: 4.17.2013
FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin
Latest formulation is tougher to crush and dissolve, making illicit use more difficult


Article Date: 4.17.2013
'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well
British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness


Article Date: 4.16.2013
Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit People
Findings suggest a second look at what range is considered normal, researcher says


Article Date: 4.16.2013
Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study
Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed


Article Date: 4.16.2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says
Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders


Article Date: 4.16.2013
Ultrasound Waves, Bone Marrow Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients
But experts caution that larger studies of combined treatment are needed


Article Date: 4.16.2013
Boston Bombing Aftermath: Fear, Empathy, Anger
It’s normal to feel a range of emotions the day after the terrorist bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, even if you were thousands of miles away.


Article Date: 4.15.2013
New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery
'Prostatic artery embolization' didn't cause troublesome side effects in study


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds
Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say


Article Date: 4.15.2013
3 Dead, Many More Injured in Boston Bomb Blasts
Authorities searching for suspects, motive behind attack at finish line of Boston Marathon


Article Date: 4.15.2013
2 Dead, Dozens Injured in Boston Bomb Blasts
Authorities searching for suspects, motive behind attack at finish line of Boston Marathon


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?
Early breast cancer found more often in large study, but not more cases of invasive disease


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes
Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp
Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Beer's Taste May Trigger Urge to Get Drunk
Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions
Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Health Highlights: April 15, 2013
La. Company Expands Meat Recall


Article Date: 4.15.2013
Laser Liposuction May Zap Fat Without Skin Sag: Study
Preliminary research suggests procedure could have advantages over traditional method of fat removal


Article Date: 4.12.2013
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD
Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run


Article Date: 4.12.2013
Common Sleep Disorder May Impair Drivers, Research Suggests
Motorists with sleep apnea were more likely to fall asleep at wheel, fail simulated road tests


Article Date: 4.12.2013
Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?
Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed


Article Date: 4.12.2013
Health Highlights: April 11, 2013
Steady Decline in Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage: Report China Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to 10 Large Rise in U.S. Nursing Home Costs: Survey Parents of Infants in Study Not Warned About Dangers


Article Date: 4.12.2013
Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?
Study finds Americans sacrifice exercise time for food-prep time


Article Date: 4.11.2013
Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes
Swedish researchers found better body-fat control in people who had procedure


Article Date: 4.11.2013
New Diabetes Drug Expected This Week
A new oral diabetes drug that works in a different way is expected to arrive on pharmacy shelves in the U.S. this week.


Article Date: 4.11.2013
Study Puts New Spin on 'Sound Sleep'
German researchers say certain sounds may boost memory while you snooze


Article Date: 4.11.2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more


Article Date: 4.11.2013
Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking
Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble


Article Date: 4.10.2013
For First Time, Pain 'Signature' Spotted on Brain MRIs
Scientists could distinguish physical from emotional pain, discomfort in study


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?
Microscopic hairs on the plants stab the blood-thirsty critters, study shows


Article Date: 4.10.2013
New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment
Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Vary by Region: Report
It may be contributing to growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, researcher says


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Drug Company Reps Don't Tell Docs Enough About Side Effects: Survey
Many U.S., Canadian and French physicians prescribed the promoted meds anyway


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle
But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
Study found association only among those with specific genes


Article Date: 4.10.2013
ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Teen Should Master
These life skills are helpful for teens with ADHD to learn before leaving home for college, jobs, or their own homes.


Article Date: 4.10.2013
Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer
Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers


Article Date: 4.9.2013
Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?
Small study suggests supplement might help, but diabetes expert is skeptical


Article Date: 4.9.2013
Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?
Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease


Article Date: 4.9.2013
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says


Article Date: 4.9.2013
FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness
Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue


Article Date: 4.9.2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak


Article Date: 4.9.2013
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study
Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says
American College of Physicians notes limited benefit of prostate cancer screening


Article Date: 4.8.2013
More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds
And 2 percent continue to use tanning beds, researchers report


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain
But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food
Plate size and self-serving increased first-graders' food intake, researchers found


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link
Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds


Article Date: 4.8.2013
Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer
Researchers say one patient in long-term remission after novel treatment


Article Date: 4.5.2013
3 Million Lbs of Frozen Pizza, Other Snacks Recalled
3 Million Lbs of Frozen Pizza, Other Snacks Recalled


Article Date: 4.5.2013
Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception


Article Date: 4.5.2013
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds
Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say


Article Date: 4.5.2013
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms
Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says


Article Date: 4.4.2013
More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds
And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds
But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Common Asphalt Sealant May Raise Cancer Risks
Small study looked at coal-tar sealcoat and exposure to 'PAH' chemical compound


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Could Scientists Peek Into Your Dreams?
In small study, computer programs and brain MRIs identified visual images during sleep


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Have High Blood Pressure: CDC
While awareness has grown, experts say more people need treatment to prevent heart disease, stroke


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study
Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts
Clinics nationwide say they can't afford to give as much chemotherapy as before, report says


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Many U.S. Blacks Eager to Take Part in Medical Research
Representation in studies is important for evaluating how treatments work for everyone


Article Date: 4.4.2013
U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study
Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Combo Therapy Helps Knock Out Fungal Meningitis
Study found 2-drug treatment reduced death risk from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later
Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests


Article Date: 4.4.2013
Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study
Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say


Article Date: 4.3.2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children
Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites


Article Date: 4.3.2013
Is a Better Sleeping Pill on the Way?
New type of med may eliminate grogginess, other side effects, study suggests


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Antidepressant Lessens Chemo-Related Pain
Cymbalta shows positive effect on neuropathy in clinical trial


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
Factors include age, disease history and weight


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Cartilage Gives Early Warning of Arthritis, Study Finds
Damage to the tissue that cushions joints occurs even before people feel pain, research shows


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too
Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults
Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or school


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Competitive Cash-for-Weight-Loss Plans Work Best: Study
But individual incentives also do well when companies pay to help employees keep pounds off


Article Date: 4.2.2013
Study Suggests Link Between Hormone Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes
Experts find an association, but aren't recommending supplementation


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Mental, Physical Challenges May Help Seniors Stay Sharp, Study Says
Small steps, including stretching, watching educational DVDs, reaped rewards


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD
Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study
People who quit may do better with different type or dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Eat Fish, Live Longer?
Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity


Article Date: 4.1.2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report
But many school-age kids who get the diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed
Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child


Article Date: 4.1.2013
Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels


Article Date: 3.29.2013
FDA Approves 1st in New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Invokana works by blocking reabsorption of glucose in body


Article Date: 3.29.2013
More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
In new analysis, researchers found risk highest when used just before menopause


Article Date: 3.29.2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children


Article Date: 3.29.2013
Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds
But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says


Article Date: 3.29.2013
Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds
People with cystic fibrosis are of special concern


Article Date: 3.29.2013
Most Restaurants' Kids' Meals Still Unhealthy: Report
Nelson Mandela Back in Hospital Most Restaurants' Kids' Meals Still Unhealthy: Report Two More Deaths From SARS-Like Virus: WHO


Article Date: 3.28.2013
More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
Simple measures include adding fruits, veggies to your diet, experts say


Article Date: 3.28.2013
Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest
Flu-like symptoms can last weeks or months, CDC researchers say


Article Date: 3.28.2013
Cutting Out Mealtime Distractions May Help Manage Weight
Slowing down, focusing on food could keep you from overeating later, study contends


Article Date: 3.28.2013
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Tecfidera a 'welcome addition' for patients battling the neurological disease, one expert said


Article Date: 3.28.2013
Shopping Around Brings Steep Prescription Drug Savings, Report Finds
Prices varied four-fold between pharmacies, and there are ways shoppers can save big bucks, experts say


Article Date: 3.28.2013
'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity
But anorexic guys may identify with more feminine stereotypes, study suggests


Article Date: 3.28.2013
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
They hope the device will restore some thinking ability and improve focus, attention


Article Date: 3.27.2013
Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?
If they're healthy, probably not, experts say


Article Date: 3.27.2013
Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors


Article Date: 3.27.2013
Facebook a Boost for Your Self-Worth?
Website may strengthen notion that you're a good person and loved by others, study contends


Article Date: 3.27.2013
Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study


Article Date: 3.27.2013
Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C
Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests
Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Modest Cardiac Benefit From Chelation Therapy Not Enough to OK Use: Experts
New study shows slight effect, but arduous 'leaching' treatment has side effects, doctors say


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever, Study Finds
This under-the-tongue alternative to shots is used in Europe, but not approved in U.S.


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage
As spring break nears, FDA warns that seemingly harmless lark might blister, scar skin


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Is Early Baldness in Blacks a Clue to Prostate Cancer?
Hair loss by age 30 may raise risk, study suggests


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk
It works by measuring bacteria balance in the gut, researchers say


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines
MRI study suggests changes occur in areas associated with pain


Article Date: 3.26.2013
New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says


Article Date: 3.26.2013
Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer Live Longer
Chinese study found eating high amounts before diagnosis boosted survival rates


Article Date: 3.25.2013
OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meters Recalled
OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meters Recalled


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby
Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Bill Gates's $100,000 Condom Challenge
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to the person who can develop what's being called the next generation of condom.


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds
Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Health Highlights: March 25, 2013
OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meters Recalled


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly
Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure
Noninvasive method found accurate in small, early study


Article Date: 3.25.2013
Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests


Article Date: 3.22.2013
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier
Studies link Internet venting to short-term relaxation, long-term frustration


Article Date: 3.22.2013
What’s Ahead for the Affordable Care Act in 2013?
This month marks the third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becoming law. Here are some of the biggest developments to watch in 2013.


Article Date: 3.22.2013
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
Second study found similar connection with other drugs


Article Date: 3.22.2013
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect


Article Date: 3.22.2013
Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds
Most physically active laborers get back on the job


Article Date: 3.21.2013
Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds
Majority taking in double the recommended amount, increasing their health risks


Article Date: 3.21.2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks


Article Date: 3.21.2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says


Article Date: 3.21.2013
Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm
But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says


Article Date: 3.20.2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly
Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds


Article Date: 3.20.2013
Woman's Tea Addiction Led to Loss of Teeth, Bone Problems
Extreme levels of fluoride from daily consumption of a concentrated brew caused pain, brittle teeth


Article Date: 3.20.2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC
Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say


Article Date: 3.20.2013
Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs
Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says


Article Date: 3.20.2013
High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage
Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts say patients should ask doctors about concerns


Article Date: 3.20.2013
Medical Products Recalled Due to Mold
Medical Products Recalled Due to Mold


Article Date: 3.20.2013
Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study
Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life
Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more


Article Date: 3.19.2013
False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures


Article Date: 3.19.2013
A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds
Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds


Article Date: 3.19.2013
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage
Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Q&A With Jessica Alba
The actress and mother talks about living naturally, how her grandmother inspired her, her new product line and book -- both called "The Honest Life."


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Is Natural Birth for You?
Going "drug-free" offers plenty of benefits, but you also need to plan ahead.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Beauty 411: Makeup Primers
Like the base coat in painting, makeup primers create a smooth first layer. Here's how to use them correctly.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
What to Expect When You're Thinking About Adoption
Questions? Concerns? How to get prepared for this life-changing decision.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Workday to Glam Night: Makeup to Have Handy
Going out tonight? These makeup items could save you a trip home, if you have them handy in your bag or at work.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
How Your Health Habits Affect Your Pet
Take stock of your lifestyle -– it might be putting your pet at risk.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions
If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says
Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Q&A With 'Modern Family' Actor Eric Stonestreet
The "Modern Family" actor has a big, big love for his little dog, "Coleman Hawkins." Plus, how he stands up to cancer.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Personal Best: Q&A With Katharine McPhee
The "Smash" star tells us about her go-to healthy snack, her exercise regimen, and how she unwinds after a long day on the set. Plus, why she's so devoted to eradicating malaria worldwide.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
Hilary Swank's New Role: Malaria Hero
Hilary Swank doesn't shy away from strong roles. In her latest film, the Oscar winner takes on malaria and the fight to make sure this treatable, preventable disease is eradicated across the globe.


Article Date: 3.18.2013
High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
People with a genetic mutation plus hypertension have more brain plaque, researchers find


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Coffee and Green Tea May Help Lower Stroke Risk
Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to new research.


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks
Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies
But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests


Article Date: 3.15.2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease
Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in immune system problem, expert says


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Study Examines Combo Chin, Nose Plastic Surgery
Profile proportions important to overall appearance, doctors say


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study
For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
Is type 2 diabetes reversal possible? WebMD discusses tips for a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise.


Article Date: 3.15.2013
Beard Care Tips
A beard doesn’t just take care of itself. This WebMD article offers tips for growing and keeping facial hair.


Article Date: 3.15.2013
New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
Researchers took fresh look at three large studies, concluded data wasn't convincing


Article Date: 3.14.2013
Fewer Patients Awake During Operations
Being aware of what's going on during an operation under general anesthesia sounds scary. The good news is a new study suggests it happens less often than had been thought.


Article Date: 3.14.2013
Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida
Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says


Article Date: 3.13.2013
DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care
Blood sample helps doctors assess treatment response, researchers say


Article Date: 3.13.2013
The Financial Impact of Sports Injuries
Sports injuries account for more than 4.3 million emergency room visits a year. Are you covered if you're disabled by a sports injury?


Article Date: 3.13.2013
When Disability Strikes Unexpectedly
Studies show that a 20-year-old today has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Are you prepared?


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Hate Other People's Cellphone Calls? You're Not Alone
Study found working people were more distracted by one-sided versus two-sided conversations


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge
Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Breast Cancer Radiation Has Long-Term Heart Effects: Study
But expert says cancer-fighting benefits outweigh heart-disease risks


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds
Skaters swap skin bacteria during bouts


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects,' Study Finds
After treatment, many people have visible evidence of a herniated disc without any symptoms


Article Date: 3.13.2013
Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered
Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Genes vs. Lifestyle: What Matters Most for Health?
If heart disease, cancer, or type 2 diabetes runs in your family, can a healthy lifestyle spare you from the disease? Here's the latest research into genes, lifestyle, and leading disease.


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight
Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds
Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids
And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Grow Your Own Replacement Tooth?
Growing a replacement tooth from your own cells may be a step closer, according to new research.


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage
Small study found measurable MRI changes in single-concussion patients


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says
Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note


Article Date: 3.12.2013
Antipsychotic Meds Not That Helpful for Depression: Study
These drugs, meant for other conditions, come with side effects including weight gain


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients
Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Beginner's Marathon Training Schedule, Tips for Full or Half Marathons
If you’re a beginner at marathons, you’ll want to check out WebMD’s tips from experts on how and when to train and meet your goals.


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds
While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says


Article Date: 3.11.2013
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge
Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Expert Reviews: Timothy Ferriss’s 4-Hour Body
Experts review Timothy Ferriss’s 4-Hour Body diet plan, evaluate his theories, and discuss the pros and cons of Timothy Ferriss’s health advice.


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for Deadly Skin Cancer in Women
Large study found up to 30 percent reduced odds of developing melanoma


Article Date: 3.11.2013
Spinning: Indoor Cycling for Fitness and Weight Loss
Ready to try spin class? Find out what to expect as you get started with spinning.


Article Date: 3.8.2013
Feds Take Lead on Health Insurance Exchanges
State marketplaces may offer more refined choices, but either vehicle should work, experts say


Article Date: 3.8.2013
'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds
Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report


Article Date: 3.8.2013
Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study
Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find


Article Date: 3.8.2013
TV Ads for Statins May Drive Overtreatment
But viewers who might benefit aren't the ones asking for prescriptions, study suggests


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study
Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions
Do most of your questions about diaper rash come up after hours, when you're holding a crying baby? Help is on the way. Here, pediatricians offer their best advice to help ease your little one’s discomfort.


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds
Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season
Brazilian study doesn't necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Tuna Recalled Over Loose Seals
Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea are recalling some tuna because the cans might not be sealed tightly.


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Vision Loss, Depression May Be Linked, Study Finds
Better recognition of mental health issues warranted, expert says


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study
It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 percent


Article Date: 3.7.2013
Bumble Bee Tuna Recalled Over Loose Seals
Bumble Bee Foods is recalling some of its tuna because the cans might not be sealed tightly.


Article Date: 3.6.2013
Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents


Article Date: 3.6.2013
Brain Scans May Explain Thinking, Memory Problems in Some MS Patients
Study found more damaged white matter in brains of those with mental decline


Article Date: 3.6.2013
Brain May Treat Wheelchair as Part of the Body
Study suggests that devices that aid the disabled become part of mind's eye


Article Date: 3.6.2013
Q&A: Valerie Harper's Cancer
Actress Valerie Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda in the 1970s, has learned she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles
But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Shifting Temps May Prime You for Spring Allergies
Spring allergy season is again off to an early start in many parts of the country. And doctors say there are some signs it may be even more miserable than usual this year.


Article Date: 3.5.2013
'Nightmare' Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Nursing Homes: CDC
Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke
Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Bioengineered implant could house transplanted insulin-producing cells, researchers say


Article Date: 3.5.2013
What is Sex Addiction?
What is sex addiction? There is debate about whether it's an addiction, and it's not just about sex, experts say.


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years
Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices


Article Date: 3.5.2013
Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some
Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months


Article Date: 3.4.2013
Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study
Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally effective


Article Date: 3.4.2013
Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby
More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthough in fight against AIDS


Article Date: 3.4.2013
Combo Inhaler May Give Better Relief for Some With Asthma
Inhalers containing both rescue and preventive drugs helped patients with moderate to severe condition in studies


Article Date: 3.4.2013
C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds


Article Date: 3.4.2013
Drugs May Help Relieve Restless Legs Syndrome
Review found two types of approved medications helped most patients with moderate to severe symptoms


Article Date: 3.1.2013
Lack of Sleep Disrupts Genes
Sleeping fewer than six hours for several nights in a row affects hundreds of genes responsible for keeping us in good health, says a new study.


Article Date: 3.1.2013
Salmonella Risk Prompts Easter Candy Recall
Zachary Confections Inc. says its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs could have salmonella and should be thrown out or returned to the store.


Article Date: 3.1.2013
1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth
Survey of U.S. dentists finds rates highest among young adults, women


Article Date: 3.1.2013
Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns
Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems


Article Date: 3.1.2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD
Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder


Article Date: 3.1.2013
Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems
Dermatologist says use this nail treatment in moderation and learn about associated risks


Article Date: 2.28.2013
Q&A: Breast Cancer in Young Women
WebMD turned to two experts to offer suggestions on what younger women should do to protect their breast health.


Article Date: 2.28.2013
Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care
Hospitals, physicians and researchers brace for fallout from mandated spending cuts


Article Date: 2.28.2013
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders


Article Date: 2.28.2013
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia
Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game


Article Date: 2.28.2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity


Article Date: 2.28.2013
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too
Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools


Article Date: 2.27.2013
Countries With More Sugar in Food Supply Have More Diabetes
Global study strengthens tie between sweeteners and type 2 disease, experts say


Article Date: 2.27.2013
Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found


Article Date: 2.27.2013
Do Vitamin Supplements Make Sense?
Here’s what science says about a number of popular supplements.


Article Date: 2.27.2013
Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics
Manufacturing process might introduce hormone-disrupting chemicals into dairy products, spices, researcher says


Article Date: 2.27.2013
Sibling's Death May Boost Your Own Risk of Dying From Heart Attack: Study
Stress, unhealthy coping methods can follow after losing a brother or sister


Article Date: 2.26.2013
Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death


Article Date: 2.26.2013
Heart Failure Drug May Only Help Heart's Function, Not Symptoms
Spironolactone didn't boost treadmill test results, quality of life in one form of condition, study finds


Article Date: 2.26.2013
Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery
Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found


Article Date: 2.26.2013
More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say


Article Date: 2.26.2013
Should I Get Allergy Shots?
Also called immunotherapy, these shots can help people with severe allergies, our expert says.


Article Date: 2.26.2013
Can Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Autism?
Reports show promise, but more research is needed before recommendations are made


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium
U.S government experts found no evidence that calcium, vitamin D supplements help prevent fractures


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Primary Care Doctors Can Make the Wrong Call
Study finds missed diagnoses happen with many common conditions; often traced to communication breakdowns


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart
It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2013
New Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD
MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward


Article Date: 2.25.2013
Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines
Less antibiotic use, added focus on pain control among key points


Article Date: 2.22.2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick
Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study


Article Date: 2.22.2013
For Alzheimer's Caregivers, Patience and Compassion Are Key
Expert advice for those facing the challenges brought on by the disease


Article Date: 2.22.2013
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices
Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find


Article Date: 2.22.2013
Medical Groups Warn About Unnecessary Tests
Medical Groups Warn About Unnecessary Tests and Treatments


Article Date: 2.22.2013
Salmonella Fears Spur Major Recall of Pet Treats
Brands such as Colorado Naturals, Nature's Deli are included


Article Date: 2.22.2013
Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems
Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds


Article Date: 2.22.2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Special K Cereal Recalled Due to Glass Fragments
Kellogg's is voluntarily recalling several sizes of its Special K Red Berries cereal because the cereal might contain glass fragments.


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Kids' Tamiflu Still in Short Supply
With flu season dragging on, supplies of the children’s version of flu drug Tamiflu continue to dwindle nationwide, according to the drug's maker.


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise for Heart Failure
Injecting a protein known to recruit stem cells may help repair damaged heart muscle, researcher says


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds
Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC
But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux
Study found device allowed some heartburn patients to stop taking medication


Article Date: 2.21.2013
Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET
Disease-causing bugs ignore repellent's smell several hours after exposure, study finds


Article Date: 2.20.2013
Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?
Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer


Article Date: 2.20.2013
Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts
U.S. report also confirms that kids who fail to complete school are more apt to take up cigarettes


Article Date: 2.20.2013
1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll
Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds


Article Date: 2.20.2013
Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, Study Finds
More research needed to determine why gender affects success of this joint replacement surgery


Article Date: 2.20.2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds
Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say


Article Date: 2.20.2013
New Blood Thinner Beats Older Drug for Vein Clots: Study
But Pradaxa costs more than warfarin, and bleeding may be harder to stop, expert says


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Caffeine Linked to Low-Birth-Weight Babies
New research suggests that caffeine is linked to low-birth-weight babies and that drinking coffee is linked to a longer pregnancy.


Article Date: 2.19.2013
British Man Dies From SARS
A British man being treated for a new virus, called a novel coronavirus, had died.


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports
Experts not able to make recommendations on drug, surgery or laser choices


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms


Article Date: 2.19.2013
Spinach Recalled in 39 States
Taylor Farms Retail, Inc., says it is voluntarily withdrawing organic baby spinach sold in 5-ounce or 16-ounce salad trays under five different brand names that have a “best by” date of Feb. 24, 2013.


Article Date: 2.18.2013
Diapering Your Growing Baby
Your little one’s diapering needs change as they grow -- from newborn to toddler, here’s what you need to know.


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Four Loko Must List Alcohol Content on Can: FTC
Maker of Carbonated Malt Beverage Four Loko Must List Alcohol Content on Can: FTC


Article Date: 2.15.2013
FDA Approves 'Bionic Eye' to Help Against Rare Vision Disorder
First-of-its-kind approval may herald new era in fight against blindness, experts say


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Multiple Sclerosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Questions to ask your doctor about multiple sclerosis.


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Doggone It! Your Dog Has You Pegged
Canines in study chose to 'steal' treats in darkness, where humans can't see, U.K. researchers report


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Is There a Pill for Women's Libido?
If a woman's sex drive falters, there are many possible reasons why. This article explores those reasons and the treatment options.


Article Date: 2.15.2013
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Foster Farms Chicken
The CDC is investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw Foster Farms chicken that has sickened 124 people in 12 states.


Article Date: 2.15.2013
More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes
But large U.S. government study shows there's a lot of room for improvement to prevent complications


Article Date: 2.14.2013
Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace
Study found even co-workers of targeted employees were affected by abusive management style


Article Date: 2.14.2013
Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure
Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear


Article Date: 2.14.2013
Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study
Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy


Article Date: 2.14.2013
Chemicals in Cookware, Carpets May Raise Arthritis Risk in Women
Study looked at PFCs, found in products from nonstick cookware to carpeting


Article Date: 2.14.2013
Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart
Being there for your partner every day more important than gifts or flowers, study finds


Article Date: 2.13.2013
Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Early Stages of Parkinson's
Study finding suggests therapy could be useful for more than just advanced cases


Article Date: 2.13.2013
5 Tips for Baby Skin Care
How do baby skin care needs change as newborn becomes baby, and baby becomes toddler? Find out.


Article Date: 2.13.2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women
Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills


Article Date: 2.13.2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds
Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say


Article Date: 2.13.2013
New SARS-Like Virus May Have Spread Between People
A new illness similar to the deadly SARS virus has probably spread from person to person in the U.K.


Article Date: 2.13.2013
Little-Known Virus Sends Many Kids to Hospital
Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old


Article Date: 2.12.2013
Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2013
Surgical Mesh Makers Sued by Thousands of Women


Article Date: 2.12.2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder


Article Date: 2.12.2013
Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report
Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say


Article Date: 2.12.2013
Praising Kids for Efforts, Not Qualities, May Help Them Succeed
Study finds telling youngsters they're smart, great, wonderful could backfire later


Article Date: 2.11.2013
Vitamin D Supplements: Is What You See What You Get?
Potency of many brands is inconsistent with labels, study finds


Article Date: 2.11.2013
Hand Sanitizers: Do They Help Stop All Germs?
Experts say routine hand washing is best.


Article Date: 2.11.2013
Everyday Activities May Have Same Health Benefits as Going to Gym
Study finds that more people who did short bouts of exercise met federal activity standards than those who went to gym


Article Date: 2.11.2013
C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health


Article Date: 2.11.2013
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns
These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says


Article Date: 2.8.2013
A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?
Scientists engineer an enzyme to stop the disease-causing process in a test tube, but more research is needed


Article Date: 2.8.2013
Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds
Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes


Article Date: 2.8.2013
Young Adults Are America's Most Stressed Generation: Survey
And most feel they get little support from their doctors


Article Date: 2.8.2013
How Low Testosterone Affects Your Health
When levels of this male hormone drop, you won't just have sexual problems. It can also affect your mood, weight, and concentration.


Article Date: 2.8.2013
Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All
Large study from Norway contradicts earlier research from U.S., whose systems differ in many ways


Article Date: 2.7.2013
Electrical Brain Stimulation Plus Drug Fights Depression: Study
Combination of approaches appears to give the most relief, researchers say


Article Date: 2.7.2013
Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?
New study states forget the Mars-Venus divide; the thinking of men and women tend to overlap


Article Date: 2.7.2013
For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line
Increasing lower-calorie choices improves sales growth and traffic, study says


Article Date: 2.7.2013
Blizzard 2013: Preparation & Getting Through It
WebMD reached out to emergency experts and public health officials for information on blizzard preparation and getting through the blizzard safely.


Article Date: 2.7.2013
Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Re-Analysis Refutes Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats
Choosing products like safflower oil may be less heart-healthy than believed


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines
Small study found no side effects from treatment


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults
But, experts say small study is not conclusive, tobacco smoking may have clouded results


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Which Fats Really Are Good for Your Heart?
The standard advice about which types of fats are good for heart health is under debate again.


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Pucker Up! How to Be a Better Kisser
Find out the secrets behind a good kiss, and how you can become a better kisser.


Article Date: 2.6.2013
Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails
Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help delay intoxication


Article Date: 2.5.2013
TV Viewing Linked to Lower Sperm Count
Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little television, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


Article Date: 2.5.2013
Shift to Hospice Care Often Comes Too Late, Study Finds
Almost a third of patients didn't get palliative care until final three days of life, often after ICU stay


Article Date: 2.5.2013
What Makes a Good Mom? Characteristics of a Good Mother
Trying to be Supermom? Sometimes it can be overwhelming work. WebMD shares what good moms do that makes them special and provides tips for silencing the critics.


Article Date: 2.5.2013
For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval


Article Date: 2.5.2013
Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say


Article Date: 2.4.2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?
Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation


Article Date: 2.4.2013
Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments Similar in Long Run: Study
Researchers comparing surgery, radiation therapy did find short-term differences in men's sexual, urinary, bowel problems


Article Date: 2.4.2013
Find the Right Treatment for Your Back Pain
Examine your options and figure out which treatment might be right for you.


Article Date: 2.4.2013
What's Making Your Back Hurt?
Learn about the most common causes of back pain.


Article Date: 2.4.2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Men's Death Risk From Heart Disease
Study did not find similar threat to women, however


Article Date: 2.4.2013
A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power
Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Which Cancer Tests Do You Really Need?
Not all cancer screening tests are helpful, and some are potentially harmful, according to a new Consumer Reports rating.


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Health Highlights: Feb.1, 2013
Triaminic, Theraflu Cough/Cold Syrups Recalled Due to Safety Cap Problems No Financial Help for Millions Unable to Afford Employer's Health Plan Hartz Mountain Jerky Dog Treats Recalled


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds
Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Obama Administration Revises Controversial Contraception Mandate
Move comes in response to religious groups that oppose birth control


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Exercises to Lower Your Blood Sugar
Control your diabetes and blood sugar with these simple and fun moves. Just a little exercise makes a difference. See how to get started.


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Eat Well to Recover From Illness
Help a loved one get the strength and energy they need to recover from illness by eating well.


Article Date: 2.1.2013
Help a Loved One Eat Right
How to make sure your loved one is eating right as they age. Tips to make it easier for them and you.


Article Date: 1.31.2013
People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds
Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses
Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying
Study compared cravings 15 minutes after people nibbled or gorged


Article Date: 1.31.2013
9 Ways to Wean a Child Off Thumb Sucking
Got a preschooler who won't stop thumb sucking or finger sucking? Find out what to do about it.


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Eating to Control Blood Sugar
See what to fill your plate with to keep your blood sugar steady and diabetes in control. Plus, other diabetes diet tips.


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Some Parkinson's Patients Discover an Artistic Side
Cases suggest prescribed medicine may help unleash creativity


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Vegetarian Diet May Cut Heart Disease Risk
The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is almost a third lower in vegetarians than in people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study.


Article Date: 1.31.2013
Women's Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs
WebMD talks to cardiologists about possible symptoms of heart attack in women.


Article Date: 1.30.2013
Brominated Vegetable Oil Q&A
PepsiCo recently announced it would remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its Gatorade drinks in response to customer concerns. What is BVO? And what is it doing in your sports drink?


Article Date: 1.30.2013
Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study
But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say


Article Date: 1.30.2013
For Married Men, Does More Housework Mean Less Sex?
Study suggests it's not a sure path from kitchen to bedroom


Article Date: 1.30.2013
Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study
But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family


Article Date: 1.30.2013
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2013
Proposed Study Would Examine NFL Players' Health Issues Ground Beef Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC FDA Issues Warning on Unapproved Flu Product


Article Date: 1.29.2013
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease
Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death


Article Date: 1.29.2013
What Food Made You Sick?
Every year, about 48 million Americans (1 in 6) get a food-borne illness.


Article Date: 1.29.2013
High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought
U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate


Article Date: 1.29.2013
'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals


Article Date: 1.29.2013
Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia
Older adults with heart problems may be at greater risk for mental changes that are thought to signal the beginnings of a type of dementia, a new study shows.


Article Date: 1.29.2013
Intimate Grooming: Shaving or Waxing Pubic Hair
Before you wax or shave, read on to learn the best -- and safest -- techniques for protecting your private parts.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
For Diabetes: BP, Cholesterol Key v. Heart Disease
People with diabetes who want to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke should focus on controlling their blood pressure and ''bad'' cholesterol, according to a new study of more than 26,000 patients.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
8 Healthy Facts About Pineapple
We've got info on the history, cultivation, and health benefits of pineapple. Plus a delicious shrimp and pineapple kabob recipe!


Article Date: 1.28.2013
The Truth About Facial Serums
Featherweight serum formulas have heavy-duty benefits for faces. Here's why.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
Expert Answers to Your Fine Line Questions
Our experts give their tips and product picks for anti-aging products.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
The Importance of Well-Baby Visits
What the doctor looks for in your baby's first year of life -- and what you should ask.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
Football Players and Concussions: Prevention, Effects, and More
WebMD talks about the seriousness of concussion, especially in those who play football. Learn about effects, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.


Article Date: 1.28.2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine


Article Date: 1.25.2013
FDA OK's First OTC Remedy for Overactive Bladder
The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older.


Article Date: 1.25.2013
FDA OKs First OTC Remedy for Overactive Bladder
The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older.


Article Date: 1.24.2013
New Strain of Norovirus Spreading Quickly in U.S.
The flu is not the only highly contagious disease raging this winter.


Article Date: 1.24.2013
Is your child ready for a sleepover?
How to tell if your child is ready for a sleepover


Article Date: 1.24.2013
Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites
In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup consumed less


Article Date: 1.24.2013
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine


Article Date: 1.24.2013
Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?
Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes.


Article Date: 1.24.2013
Experts: Common Women's Condition Needs a New Name
What’s in a name? If it’s polycystic ovary syndrome, a lot of confusion, says a panel of experts convened by the NIH -- and they’re calling for a change.


Article Date: 1.23.2013
Smokers Die About a Decade Earlier on Average
Women who smoke are now just as likely to die of lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases as men -- and smokers of both sexes die, on average, about a decade earlier than non-smokers.


Article Date: 1.23.2013
Migraine Triggers May Not Always Trigger Migraines
Worrying about what may trigger a migraine attack adds to the discomfort of many people with migraines. But according to a new study from Denmark, much of that worry may be unfounded.


Article Date: 1.22.2013
Aspirin Linked to Blinding Eye Disease
Regular aspirin users are more likely to develop the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration compared to people who rarely or never take the drug, a new study shows.


Article Date: 1.22.2013
Alcohol and a Good Night's Sleep Don't Mix
Think a night cap may help you get a better night’s sleep? Think again.


Article Date: 1.22.2013
Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline in Elderly
Hearing loss and mental decline are two common conditions of aging, and now a new study finds that they may be related.


Article Date: 1.22.2013
Flu Deaths 'Unpredictable'
The CDC says there's no way to predict whether a given flu season will be mild or severe. Over the last 31 seasons, the U.S. death toll ranged from 3,000 to 50,000.


Article Date: 1.21.2013
ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade
The number of children with ADHD is rising rapidly, according to a study of more than 840,000 California children.


Article Date: 1.18.2013
Sex: Use It or Lose It
Is there any truth to "use it or lose it" when it comes to sex?


Article Date: 1.18.2013
Lap-Band Shown Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss
The largest and longest study yet of the Lap-Band weight loss surgery found that patients followed for up to 15 years maintained significant weight loss -- an average of about 60 pounds.


Article Date: 1.17.2013
How to Stop Fighting: Tips for Married Couples
Experts share suggestions for defusing marital disputes.


Article Date: 1.17.2013
Safe Sex After 50: Preventing STDs, Using Condoms, and More
WebMD article on preventing STDs in adults in middle-age and beyond.


Article Date: 1.17.2013
Cancer Death Rates Drop 20% Over 2 Decades
Cancer death rates fell by 20% from its peak about 20 years ago, according to the latest statistics from the American Cancer Society.


Article Date: 1.16.2013
More Than 40 States Get an 'F' for Tobacco Control
The Obama administration is getting three Ds and an F on the 2012 federal report card from the American Lung Association (ALA) for its efforts to lessen smoking in the U.S.


Article Date: 1.16.2013
'Xtreme Eating Awards': And the Winner Is?
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its seventh annual Xtreme Eating Awards, and as usual, there are some eye-popping, belt-busting, and artery-clogging stats behind these oversized restaurant meals.


Article Date: 1.16.2013
FDA Panel Backs New Type of Diabetes Drug
An FDA advisory panel has given its blessing to canagliflozin (Invokana) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.


Article Date: 1.15.2013
Sugar and Excess Weight: Evidence Mounts
Eating less sugar is linked with weight loss, and eating more is linked with weight gain, according to a new review of published studies.


Article Date: 1.15.2013
Autism Recovery Possible for Some, Study Suggests
The idea that some children recover from autism remains controversial, but new research lends credibility to the notion.


Article Date: 1.15.2013
Some Migraines Linked to Heart Attack, Blood Clots
Women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk of heart attacks, and they may be at an increased risk of dangerous blood clots if they use certain hormonal contraceptives.


Article Date: 1.14.2013
Coughs Can Last About 2 Weeks
Just how long should that pesky cough last? The answer, according to most doctors, is close to 18 days.


Article Date: 1.14.2013
Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks
Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later.


Article Date: 1.11.2013
Oakland Southfield Physicians ACO Announcement
Oakland Southfield Physicians begins a new era ~ participation in an Accountable Care Organization.


Article Date: 1.10.2013
Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide
The early flu season has turned severe in some parts of the country, stretching health care providers and drug supplies.


Article Date: 1.9.2013
Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings Talks Baby No. 3
Kerri Walsh Jennings learned she was pregnant with her third child during the Olympic Games in London this year. Here's how she juggles it all.


Article Date: 1.9.2013
DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- See What's Second
A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.


Article Date: 1.9.2013
IUD May Be Best for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
The Mirena IUD implantable contraceptive was found to be superior to oral contraceptives and non-hormonal drugs approved for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in reducing the effect of heavy menstrual bleeding on quality of life.


Article Date: 1.9.2013
Americans Sicker Compared to Other Wealthy Nations
Americans die younger and have higher rates of many types of diseases and injuries than people in other high-income countries, a new report shows.


Article Date: 1.9.2013
Pap Test to Detect Ovarian, Endometrial Cancers?
A new test for ovarian and endometrial cancers looks at cervical fluid obtained during a routine Pap test to detect genetic mutations linked with the cancers.


Article Date: 1.8.2013
Epilepsy, Migraines May Have Family Ties
People with epilepsy have a higher risk for migraines, and now new research offers evidence of a genetic link between the two conditions.


Article Date: 1.8.2013
Fisher-Price Recalls Sleepers Due to Mold Risk
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price are voluntary recalling about 800,000 Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleepers because of concerns about mold.


Article Date: 1.8.2013
Compulsions in Parkinson’s Tied to Treatment
Parkinson’s disease itself doesn’t seem to raise a person’s risk for compulsive addictions to things like gambling, shopping, or sex, a new study shows.


Article Date: 1.8.2013
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression Risk
Drinking sweetened beverages -- either sugar-sweetened or diet -- may be linked with a slightly higher depression risk, while drinking coffee may slightly lower the risk.


Article Date: 1.7.2013
Do You Want to Deliver Your Baby Early?
More women today are asking for early induced labor, but you could put your baby in danger.


Article Date: 1.7.2013
Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Can commonly prescribed blood pressure pills help reduce the risk of developing dementia? Maybe, according to a new study of 774 elderly Japanese-American men.


Article Date: 1.7.2013
Depressed Dads Affect Their Kids Even Before Born
Children whose dads were depressed during the pregnancy are more likely to exhibit emotional and behavioral problems at age 3, new research suggests.


Article Date: 1.7.2013
sex in the golden years
Old age can bring new sexual challenges, but it can also bring new sexual pleasures


Article Date: 1.7.2013
Most Cancer Deaths Continue to Drop
Fewer Americans are dying from cancer. This is one main take-away from the latest report on new cancer diagnoses and death rates in the U.S.


Article Date: 1.7.2013
Former NFLers at Risk for Brain, Mood Problems
Problems in thinking skills and depression may be more common in former National Football League players compared with other people as they age, according to a new study.


Article Date: 1.4.2013
New Eye Test May Help Predict Risk of Glaucoma
A new study from Australia may offer a new way of identifying those at risk of glaucoma years before vision loss happens.


Article Date: 1.3.2013
Which Diet Plans Are Most Popular? Dieters Choose
Is weight loss one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you might get some valuable guidance from a new survey of more than 9,000 Consumer Reports readers who have been there, done that.


Article Date: 1.3.2013
Babies Listen and Learn While in the Womb
A new study shows that a baby in the womb not only hears its mom, but may understand her and is already learning language from her.


Article Date: 1.3.2013
Pap Tests Often Given When Not Needed
Against clinical guidelines, many women are still getting Pap smears (a test that’s meant to find cancer of the cervix) even after they've had had a hysterectomy, which removes the uterus and cervix, according to a new government report.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
Fructose May Effect Hunger Cues
All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
Fructose May Affect Hunger Cues
All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
Doctors: Clinton Should Recover Fully From Clot
Medical experts say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is extremely lucky that her medical team found the blood clot they are now treating with blood thinners.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
Q&A With Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow tells WebMD Magazine about his health, his family, and his work with 826LA.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
Personal Best: Q&A With Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough dishes about health, beauty, makeup, and her perfect day.


Article Date: 1.2.2013
The Mindy Project Takes Off
Actor, writer, producer, and all-around funny lady Mindy Kaling steps out of The Office and into the spotlight. Plus, Mindy's list of must-have items!


Article Date: 1.1.2013
A Few Extra Pounds Linked to a Longer Life
Overall, people who carry a few extra pounds tended to live longer than those who are either normal weight or very obese, new research shows.


Article Date: 1.1.2013
Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Safe?
Antidepressant use during pregnancy, long debated for its safety, is linked with a higher overall risk of stillbirth and newborn death, Now, a new study shows that risk may not be warranted.


Article Date: 12.31.2012
FDA Approves New Blood Thinner Eliquis
The FDA has approved the blood thinner Eliquis to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.


Article Date: 12.31.2012
6 Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy
A healthy heart -- and a healthier you -- starts today with these quick tips from the experts.


Article Date: 12.31.2012
Depression in Elderly May Predict Dementia
A new study suggests that rather than being a cause of memory decline, depression in older people may be an early symptom of dementia.


Article Date: 12.31.2012
Healthy Oils, Healthy Fats: The ‘New’ Truth
New research has overturned some long-held ideas about good fats and bad fats.


Article Date: 12.31.2012
Pediatricians Promote Benefits of Recess
The American Academy of Pediatrics has two New Year's resolutions for schools: keep the school nurse and don't drop recess.


Article Date: 12.30.2012
20-Minute Home 'Clean-Ups' for Better Family Health
Don’t be daunted by the mountain of clean-up tasks in your home. Try these 20-minute cleanups that make the most of your time -- and tackle areas in your house where germs, dust, and allergens lurk.


Article Date: 12.28.2012
Kids Use Kitchen Items for Risky Games and Highs
Common kitchen items like ground cinnamon and marshmallows are increasingly being used by kids for dangerous choking games and cheap, easy highs, a toxicologist warns.


Article Date: 12.27.2012
Health Reform: What’s Coming in 2013
With President Obama in office for another four years, the health reform law will continue down the road to take full effect in 2014. But there is much work yet to be done, and 2013 promises to be a very active year.


Article Date: 12.26.2012
Thousands of Mistakes Made in Surgery Every Year
More than 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgery every year at a cost of more than $1.3 billion in medical malpractice payouts, according a new study.


Article Date: 12.26.2012
Weight Loss Pill Qsymia 'Gaining Traction'
Analysts say sales of the prescription weight loss drug are up, but some critics still don't support it.


Article Date: 12.26.2012
Recall of More Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen Tablets
More lots of the combination painkiller hydrocodone-acetaminophen are being recalled by Mylan Institutional. The new alert follows a nationwide recall of 101 lots of the drugs issued by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals that occurred earlier this month.


Article Date: 12.26.2012
Fungal Meningitis Patients: A Long Road to Recovery
Since the outbreak began, 620 people have been infected and 39 have died in 19 states. No one has been cured.


Article Date: 12.25.2012
Rates of Childhood Obesity Fall Slightly
New data suggest that we may have turned an important corner in the childhood obesity epidemic.


Article Date: 12.24.2012
Kids With Food Allergies Targets for Bullies
A new survey finds that one in three kids with food allergies reported being bullied.)


Article Date: 12.24.2012
Low Vitamin D More Common in Overweight Kids
Overweight and obese children and teens are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D than kids with healthy weights, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 12.21.2012
Is Your Teen Lying to You?
WebMD talks to experts about how parents can encourage honesty in their teens by building a better parent-teen relationship.


Article Date: 12.21.2012
Social Media, Tweens, and Teens: Pointers for Parents
WebMD discusses social media use by tweens and teens in an article written for parents.


Article Date: 12.21.2012
FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants
Children as young as 2 weeks old may now be treated for the flu with Tamiflu.


Article Date: 12.21.2012
Scientists Working Toward Pill for Celiac Disease
Scientists say they’re working on a pill that may one day help people with celiac disease tolerate foods that contain gluten, a protein that is found in wheat and other grains.


Article Date: 12.20.2012
When Parents Are Too Permissive
WebMD talks to parenting experts about signs that a parent is too permissive and what to do about it.


Article Date: 12.20.2012
Does IQ Test Really Measure Intelligence?
A new study of more than 100,000 participants suggests that there may be at least three distinct components of intelligence. So you could not give a single, unified score for all of them.


Article Date: 12.20.2012
How Do Sleeping Pills Really Work?
The most widely prescribed sleeping pills do help people get to sleep, but it may not all be due to the drug alone, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 12.20.2012
Helping Your Child Overcome Embarrassing Situations
WebMD talks to parenting experts about how to help children handle certain situations that embarrass them.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
FDA Warns of Fatal Rash From Hep C Drug Incivek
The FDA warned people taking the hepatitis C drug Incivek (telaprevir) that it has received reports of a serious skin rash from the medication, which has led to several deaths.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
How Men Can Avoid Common Mistakes After Divorce
WebMD talks to experts about how men can avoid making certain relationship mistakes after divorce.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
The Best and Worst States for Your Heart
A new survey for the first time rates the nation’s heart health by state.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
Asperger's and Violence: Experts Weigh In
Reports that Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had Asperger’s syndrome, a highly functioning form of autism, have led some to wonder whether that diagnosis could have played a role in the mass shooting, which killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last week.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
What Men Don't Know About Shaving
WebMD talks to dermatologists and a barber for men's shaving tips.


Article Date: 12.19.2012
Teen Marijuana Use Remains at All-Time High
A new survey shows marijuana use by teens remains high, and officials say it will probably increase as a result of Washington and Colorado decriminalizing the drug last month.


Article Date: 12.18.2012
About 100,000 Water-Expanding Toys Recalled
Dunecraft Inc. is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me,” and Fabulous Flowers because of serious risks associated with swallowing these marble-sized toys.


Article Date: 12.18.2012
How a Child's ADHD Affects Their Siblings
WebMD talks to ADHD experts about how one child's ADHD can affect their brothers and sisters.


Article Date: 12.18.2012
Chronic Illness and Relationships: Communicating and Managing Stress
WebMD has tips for helping your marriage survive a chronic illness. Find out how to manage stress and emotions that wreak havoc on relationships.


Article Date: 12.18.2012
New Procedure May Aid Stubborn High Blood Pressure
People who can’t get their high blood pressure down with drugs may be helped by a new procedure that deactivates overactive nerves in the kidneys, a small study shows.


Article Date: 12.18.2012
Regular Aspirin Use May Boost Eye Problem Risk
Taking aspirin regularly appears to slightly raise the risk of the eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, new research suggests.


Article Date: 12.17.2012
When Are Children Ready to Date?
WebMD talks to experts about when tweens and teens are ready to date.


Article Date: 12.17.2012
Healthy Snacks Help Kids Fight Obesity
Healthy snacks including veggies and cheese can help take the edge off of kids’ between-meal hunger pangs, and may help put a dent in rates of childhood obesity.


Article Date: 12.17.2012
2 Cups of Milk a Day Optimal for Most Preschoolers
Milk is an important source of vitamin D and calcium in young children’s diets. But drinking more than two glasses a day may lower how much iron is stored in their bodies, raising the risk for anemia, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 12.14.2012
How to Talk to Children About School Shooting
As the nation grieves over the horror of the school shooting in Connecticut, parents across the U.S.-- both in Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere -- are struggling with how to help their children through this tragedy.


Article Date: 12.14.2012
Whey Protein, Amino Acids May Boost Fat Loss
Adding essential amino acids and whey protein to a weight loss plan appears to increase fat loss, according to new research.


Article Date: 12.14.2012
Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact on lowering blood pressure.


Article Date: 12.14.2012
Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
Drinking a glass of beet juice may have an immediate impact on lowering blood pressure.


Article Date: 12.14.2012
FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Risks
Smokers who take Chantix to snuff out their habits may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes compared to those who don’t take the drug, the FDA says.


Article Date: 12.13.2012
Olympic Medalists Live Longer
We watch the Olympic Games with awe and marvel at the athletes’ power and grace.


Article Date: 12.13.2012
Dog Sniffs Out Deadly C. diff Infection
Very early research suggests a novel approach for detecting C. difficile infection in hospitals using a dog's sense of smell.


Article Date: 12.13.2012
Dog Sniffs Out Deadly C. Diff Infection
Very early research suggests a novel approach for detecting C. difficile infection in hospitals using a dog's sense of smell.


Article Date: 12.13.2012
Distress Tied to Higher Risk of Stroke
Older adults with high levels of distress are more likely to have certain kinds of strokes than those who aren’t as troubled, a new study shows.


Article Date: 12.12.2012
Single Parents: Top 6 Tips
WebMD talks to parenting experts for their top tips for single parents.


Article Date: 12.12.2012
Hiking in Nature May Boost Creativity
Hiking in the wild may be good for the brain, especially if you are unplugged.


Article Date: 12.12.2012
Coffee May Lower Risk of Dying From Oral Cancers
Heavy coffee drinkers -- those who drink more than four cups a day – may cut their risk of dying from cancers of the mouth and throat by nearly half, according to new research.


Article Date: 12.11.2012
What Cancer Patients Need to Know About the Flu
What do cancer patients and survivors need to know about the flu? WebMD asked Lisa Richardson, MD, associate director for science in the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.


Article Date: 12.11.2012
Generic Drug May Ease Autism in Children
An inexpensive generic drug may ease autism in children, a small new study shows.


Article Date: 12.11.2012
Smoking Doubles Women’s Sudden Death Risk
Smoking cigarettes may more than double a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death. But quitting can reduce that risk significantly over time, according to a new study.


Article Date: 12.11.2012
Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.
The diabetes and obesity epidemics may be fueling a dramatic rise in the number of people with vision problems, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 12.11.2012
Recreational Marijuana: Are There Health Effects?
While much research has focused on the value of medical marijuana to help chronic pain and other problems, what about the health effects of purely recreational marijuana?


Article Date: 12.10.2012
Brown Fat Transplants May Spur Weight Loss
Mice given brown fat transplants lose weight and avoid the kinds of metabolic changes that lead to type 2 diabetes, even on high-fat diets, a new study shows.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
Ultrasonic Bedbug Devices 'Debunked' as Useless
Despite their claims, ultrasonic devices won’t keep bedbugs at bay, a new study shows.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
Why Your Child Acts That Way
WebMD talks to parenting experts about why kids fib, act dramatic, do pranks, and more.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
9 Skin Care Myths
A lot of skin care products and treatments come with a lot of hype. How do you know what's best for your skin? Experts reveal nine skin care myths.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
More Salt in Kids' Diets May Mean More Obesity
Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity, new research suggests.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse, Depression
Teens in abusive relationships may be more likely to develop emotional problems and substance abuse issues as they age, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 12.10.2012
Teen ADHD May Increase Risk for Adult Problems
Teens diagnosed with ADHD are likely to have an array of issues as adults, including problems with physical and mental health, work, and finances, according to new research.


Article Date: 12.7.2012
Existing Breast Cancer Drugs May Help More Women
Current screening tests may miss as many as 1 in 50 women with breast cancer who would benefit from treatment with highly effective, targeted breast cancer drugs.


Article Date: 12.7.2012
Drug Shows Promise for Lupus Skin Conditions
A drug related to thalidomide may be more potent and less toxic than thalidomide, which is often used to treat lupus skin conditions.


Article Date: 12.7.2012
Stepparenting: 9 Dos and Don'ts
WebMD interviews parenting experts about tips for stepparents.


Article Date: 12.7.2012
How to Preserve Your Relationship When Your Child Has ADHD
WebMD talks to experts about how parents can keep their child's ADHD from harming their own relationship.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
UV Nail Lamps Safe, Study Suggests
Contrary to previous warnings from dermatologists, a study finds that widely used UV nail lamps are highly unlikely to cause skin cancer, even if used weekly for 250 years.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
Feds Sue Nap Nanny Maker Over Infant Deaths
Federal authorities are taking the makers of the Nap Nanny to court for failing to voluntarily recall its product.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
Fruits, Veggies Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Women now have one more reason to eat their fruits and veggies.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
Syria's Sarin, Chemical Weapons: FAQ
Syria's military is reported to be prepared to use sarin, a potent nerve gas, posing an obvious threat to Syrian civilians -- and to the rest of the world.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad for the Gut
Popping a painkiller such as ibuprofen to ward off exercise pain or anticipated pain is a common practice among athletes of many ability levels.


Article Date: 12.6.2012
5 Treadmill Workouts in an Hour or Less
Experts share five treadmill workouts that take an hour or less.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Avoiding Injuries and Infections at the Gym
WebMD discusses common risks, injuries, and infections that lurk at the local gym and how you can avoid them.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
The Secret to a Longer Life? Children
Many parents might good-naturedly scoff at the notion, but a new study shows that being a parent may help you live longer.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Smoking May Make Hangovers Worse
New research suggests that your hangover will be worse if you smoke when you drink.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Sedentary Lifestyle (Sitting Disease): How to Get Active
WebMD explains the ways in which sitting disease (sedentary lifestyle) affects many people and provides tips for getting active at home and work.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Breath Test May Detect Colon Cancer
A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
11 New Ideas for Heart-Smart Meals
To keep your ticker in top shape, make heart-smart meals every day.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Healthy Diet Helps Damaged Hearts
A new study shows older people with heart disease who ate the most heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts had a much lower risk of dying or having a repeat heart attack or stroke than those who ate the unhealthiest diet.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Your Workout Options: Choosing the Best Exercise Plan for You
Experts give advice on how to find the best workout for you -- one that you'll stick with and actually enjoy.


Article Date: 12.5.2012
Longer Tamoxifen Use Helps Breast Cancer Survival
Doubling the time that breast cancer patients take tamoxifen cuts the risk that the cancer will come back and further reduces the risk of dying of the disease, a new study shows.


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Winter Sports Benefits: Skiing, Snowboarding, Hockey, Ice Skating, and More
WebMD discusses the health benefits of cold weather sports including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and more.


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Social Media May Help Fight Childhood Obesity
Kids and teens increasingly keep in touch through social media, and all that texting, tweeting, and online networking can be a powerful tool for combating childhood obesity, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Endoscopy Overused in Heartburn Patients
Acid reflux is the most common reason U.S. adults undergo a procedure where a viewing tube is put down their throat. But many people don’t need it, according to new advice from one of internal medicine’s main professional groups.


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Are Primary Care Doctors a Vanishing Breed?
Doctors who practice general internal medicine, known as internists, may be a vanishing breed, according to a new study.


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens
Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic marijuana products such as “K2” or "Spice."


Article Date: 12.4.2012
Barefoot Running: Benefits, Technique, Injuries, and More
Experts discuss the pros and cons of barefoot running, including safety tips, what surfaces are best, and whether minimal shoes help.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
CDC: Flu Season Hits Early and Could Be a Bad Year
The U.S. flu season is here -- the earliest start since the "moderately severe" season of 2003.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Big Changes in Psychiatry's 'Bible' of Disorders
A major revision to the diagnostic "bible" -- which defines what is and what is not a mental illness -- has the final approval of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Kate and William Expecting First Baby
Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first baby.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
How Botox prevents wrinkles
Botox doesn’t just treat wrinkles – it prevents them.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Mood-Altering Medications Not Overused in Teens
Most teens with mental illnesses don’t take medications for their conditions, a new survey finds.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Veggie Burgers Recalled Over Listeria Risk
Veggie Patch is recalling two of its products -- "The Ultimate Meatless Burger" and "Falafel" -- due to possible contamination with listeria.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Vitamin Drinks for Beautiful Skin – Do They Work?
WebMD investigates "beauty beverages" and whether drinking extra vitamins and minerals is an effective way to get great skin.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Chicken and Rice Dish
Trader Joe's is recalling one of its frozen chicken and rice dishes because it might be tainted with listeria, which could cause food poisoning.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Fight Cancer
One of the oldest, cheapest, and most widely used diabetes drugs may be a promising new cancer treatment.


Article Date: 12.3.2012
Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides
People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows.


Article Date: 12.1.2012
More Sleep May Help Some People Feel Less Pain
Not getting enough sleep? Some extra zzzs each night may improve more than just your daytime alertness. New research shows more sleep may also improve your ability to withstand pain.


Article Date: 11.30.2012
Firm Stops Making Generic Lipitor After Recall
After recalling 41 lots of its generic Lipitor -- atorvastatin -- the FDA says Ranbaxy Inc. will stop making the drug "until it has thoroughly investigated" how glass particles got into the medication.


Article Date: 11.30.2012
Do Older Adults Need Vitamins, Supplements?
Half or more of adults age 65 and above take daily vitamins and other supplements, but only a fraction actually need them, says an Emory University expert.


Article Date: 11.30.2012
Men's Midlife Crisis: What to Do
WebMD discusses the signs of a midlife crisis in men, how to avoid a midlife crisis, and what to do if you're already having a midlife crisis.


Article Date: 11.30.2012
Eczema in Adults: Dealing with Itching
Try these six tips to soothe eczema and itchy skin.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Hand and Nail Butter
This formula moisturizes dry hands and nails, chapped lips, rough knees, elbows, and feet.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Age and Dry Skin Care
Help your skin stay smooth and healthy as you get older. Start with these dermatologist-recommended tips.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Hurricane Sandy’s Health Woes Continue
The prolonged recovery from Hurricane Sandy is continuing to take a mental and physical toll on residents of the East Coast who are still cleaning up flood, fire, and wind damage.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
'Chemo Brain' Real, Not Just Patient’s Imagination
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who have found their complaints of general mental fogginess and haziness dismissed by their doctors as not being a real medical condition, vindication has arrived.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
U.S. Draws Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation
It's possible to end the worldwide AIDS epidemic -- and a new U.S. plan could make this possibility a reality.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Purifying Lemon Ginger Foot Soak
Get your feet feeling good with this soak. This recipe is quick to make anytime your feet need some TLC.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Coffee Energizing Body Scrub
Coffee is very exfoliating and energizing. Use this scrub on your arms, legs, feet, elbows and rough places where you need more exfoliation. If you like the smell of coffee, this is for you.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Skin-Softening Bath Blend
Dry bath mixes have a fairly long shelf life, but you should use them within 3 to 6 months. Keep in a tightly sealed container. Do not store bath bags with oils or honey in them.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Exfoliating Facial Sea Salt Scrub
You can use sea salt as an exfoliant. Don't try this with table salt -- you need the coarser granules of sea salt for this recipe. Apple cider vinegar acts as an astringent. Mint may help with inflammation.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Hair Spray
This hairspray works surprisingly well. You can use leftover lemons that have already been squeezed. The alcohol extends the shelf life of the product.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Cocoa Butter and Honey Hand Softening Treatment
Cocoa butter and honey hand softening treatment.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Under-Eye Bag Lady Treatment
When brewing yourself a lovely cup a tea, make two: One for you and one to treat your puffy under-eye bags! Green tea, ginger, and cucumber team up here for a soothing brew for your eyes. Let it cool off thoroughly before you use it.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Soothing Oatmeal Face Mask
This mask can be used by anyone, especially people with sensitive or dry skin. The recipe makes enough for one face mask.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Vitamin E Balm
Sunflower oil is high in vitamin E. Use this moisturizing balm on the lips, the tips of the hair or underneath the eyes. It can also be used in place of nail polish to add shine to the fingernails.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Rejuvenating Coconut Oil Hair Mask
This makes enough for 1 head of medium to long hair. Add more or less of the oils depending on hair length and thickness. Coconut oil moisturizes the scalp and hair, while the olive oil conditions them. The gelatin is rich in protein, so it's very reparative to the hair, which is mainly made of protein itself.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Herbal Vinegar Infusion
This slightly medicinal-scented herbal rinse helps to relieve an itchy scalp, remove flakes, and restore your hair’s pH balance. Try to use this blend daily until itching and flaking stops. Follow with a natural, leave-in conditioner or detangler if necessary.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Lip and Cheek Stain
If you forget to reserve the liquid from cooking your beets, you can boil the skins that you peel from your beets.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Papaya No-More-Pores Double Mask Treatment
This mask’s slight bleaching action helps even skin tone and leaves skin with a wonderful glow. The papaya and pineapple help to dissolve and lift away dry scaly skin, which, over time, can build up on your skin and leave a dull appearance.


Article Date: 11.29.2012
Aromatherapy Linked to Benefits and Harms
A little aromatherapy may relieve stress, but long exposures to vaporized essential oils may actually be harmful for health, a small new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Flame Retardant Chemicals in House Dust, Sofas
Many people may be breathing in chemical flame retardants that are seeping from their upholstered furniture, electronics, and other common household items, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Depression Takes a Toll on Parkinson's Patients
For many people with Parkinson's disease, depression affects quality of life more than the symptoms such as shaking, according to new research.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Sunscreen Safety: Ingredients, Labels, and More
WebMD talks to dermatologists about sunscreen safety, ingredients, and labels.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Belly Fat Bad for Men's Bones
Obese men with beer bellies may be at greater risk of weak bones and fractures than obese men whose fat tends to gather in the thighs and buttocks, a small study suggests.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
New Sleeping Pill May Help Insomniacs
Merck's suvorexant, a new kind of sleeping pill that fights wakefulness, helped insomniacs fall asleep faster and get more sleep in the first published clinical study of the drug.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Harmful Bacteria Found in Samples of U.S. Pork
Many pork chops and ground pork products in the U.S. may be tainted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including one that the USDA does not currently look for, a Consumer Reports study shows.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
Simple Formula Predicts Obesity Risk at Birth
A simple formula that can be done soon after birth may help identify infants at high risk for becoming obese in childhood, researchers say.


Article Date: 11.28.2012
New Sleeping Pill May Help Insomnia
Merck's suvorexant, a new kind of sleeping pill that fights wakefulness, helped insomniacs fall asleep faster and get more sleep in the first published clinical study of the drug.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
Study Links High-Fructose Corn Syrup to Diabetes
Countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into processed foods and soft drinks have higher rates of diabetes than countries that don’t use this sweetener, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
10 Tips for Living With Eczema
If you have eczema, try these 10 tips to help keep your skin soft and comfortable.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse, so try these tips to help your child stop scratching.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
Are Children With ADHD Gifted?
WebMD talks to Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, and other ADHD experts about Honos-Webb's book, The Gift of ADHD.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
HIV Hits 1,000 Young Americans Each Month
Every month, 1,000 more young Americans ages 13 to 24 get an incurable infection that's deadly unless held at bay by daily doses of costly drugs -- and many of them don't even know it.


Article Date: 11.27.2012
Grapefruit With Some Medications: Risky Business
The number of drugs that can be risky when taken with grapefruit is on the rise, largely due to the influx of new medications and chemical formulations, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Women’s Skin Care for Your Face
There are thousands of anti-aging creams, moisturizers, lotions serums, exfoliators, and cleansers available for women’s skin care. Which ingredients should you look for? Here are tips from skin care experts.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Air Pollution May Raise Autism Risk
Being exposed to high levels of air pollution from traffic may raise the risk of autism for babies, researchers say.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Generic Lipitor Recall
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a major maker of generic Lipitor, has issued a massive recall of the cholesterol-cutting tablets, which may be contaminated with tiny glass shards.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Prescribe Morning-After Pill to Teens in Advance?
Pediatricians should routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and write them prescriptions for the “morning-after pills” so they can get them quickly if necessary, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Sharp Rise in Kids' Injuries in 'Bouncy Castles'
The number of kids sent to the emergency room after being hurt on blow-up bouncy castles or houses jumped 15-fold from 1990 to 2010.


Article Date: 11.26.2012
Teens, ADHD, and Risky Behavior
WebMD discusses risky behavior among teens who have ADHD, and provides tips for their parents.


Article Date: 11.21.2012
Breast Cancer: Are Yearly Mammograms Worthwhile?
Women over age 40 are often urged to get yearly mammograms with the promise that early detection is their best hope for beating breast cancer.


Article Date: 11.21.2012
13 Infant Deaths Tied to Sleep Positioners
A product marketed to help keep babies safe while they sleep may have the opposite effect. At least 13 infants have died since 1997 while lying in sleep positioners or sleep wedges, a new CDC report shows. The products often claim to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).


Article Date: 11.21.2012
Unsafe Toy List: Dora Guitar, Dora Backpack, More
A too-loud Dora guitar and a lead-filled robot top the annual list of unsafe toys from the Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit consumer watchdog.


Article Date: 11.21.2012
CDC Projects Huge Diabetes Jump in Kids, Teens
The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system.


Article Date: 11.21.2012
Sunless Tanning: Baking Is Out, Faking Is In
You know that tanning is bad for your skin, but you crave that summer glow. WebMD helps you find the best sunless tanning options, from sprays and bronzers to lotions and creams, and everything in between.


Article Date: 11.21.2012
ADHD Drugs Keep People on the Straight & Narrow?
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests.


Article Date: 11.20.2012
Medical Group: Sell the Pill Without Prescription
Oral contraceptives should be made available without a prescription to reduce unintended pregnancies, according to a newly published opinion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


Article Date: 11.20.2012
Expert Answers to Your Skin Care Questions
Our experts offer top tips and picks for paring down (and revving up) your skin care products.


Article Date: 11.20.2012
You’re Only as Old as You Feel
The old saying “You’re only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study.


Article Date: 11.20.2012
Adding 3-D Mammograms May Improve Accuracy
While mammograms remain the gold standard for breast cancer screening, they are not the perfect test.


Article Date: 11.20.2012
Triglyceride-Friendly Meals
These simple meals taste great and will help lower your triglycerides.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
Some Teens Risk Health to Build Muscle
The quest for six-pack abs and a ripped physique may be leading some teens -- especially boys -- in an unhealthy direction, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
Adding Testosterone to Viagra May Not Help Erectile Dysfunction
For men with low testosterone, taking testosterone along with Viagra may not help their erections more than if they only took Viagra, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
Doctor Ethics Survey: What Would Your MD Do?
What would your doctor do in a tricky ethical situation? Medscape, WebMD's physician web site, recently surveyed 24,000 doctors to find out.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
Worst-Ever West Nile Epidemic: What Happened?
Soon, 2012 officially will become America's worst year ever for death and brain damage from West Nile virus.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
Unemployment Takes Toll on the Heart
Unemployment and a history of job loss may raise the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.19.2012
When Someone Questions Your Child's ADHD
WebMD talks to experts about ways to respond to people who question their child's ADHD diagnosis or ADHD in general.


Article Date: 11.18.2012
Nanoparticles Show Potential for Treating MS
Researchers say they've been able to use nanoparticles to stop multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice that are bred to have the disease.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
What is Vanity Sizing?
WebMD explains what "vanity sizing" is and how to shop for clothes with vanity sizing in mind.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
Sunscreen and Your Makeup Routine
Many foundations and powders say that they contain sunscreen, but is that enough to protect your skin for the day? WebMD finds the answers and shares what the experts say about makeup and sunscreen.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
Children's PeaPod Travel Beds Recalled
KidCo is recalling 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel beds due to possible suffocation and entrapment risks for children.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Spring Skin Care
Our experts give their tips and product picks for freshening up your skin this spring.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
Does Air Pollution Hurt Memory of Older Adults?
Older adults who live in areas of high pollution did not do as well on tests of memory and other thinking skills, according to a new study.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
More Deaths, Illness Linked to Energy Drinks
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Article Date: 11.16.2012
Can You Make Your Fingernails Grow Faster?
WebMD talks to experts about whether it's possible to make your fingernails grow faster.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
Winter Skin Care for Your Region
Give your dry skin the relief it craves with these tips from skin care experts.


Article Date: 11.16.2012
How to Make Your Manicure Last
WebMD talks to experts about how to make a manicure last longer.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
5-Hour Energy Shots Linked to 13 Deaths
5-Hour Energy shots are linked to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations, the FDA confirms. So far, 5-Hour Energy maker Living Essentials LLC has received 92 reports from people who fell ill after using the product. Since the product is sold as a nutritional supplement, the company is required to relay such reports to the FDA.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Health & Happiness Are Not Always Linked
Think good health is a major predictor of happiness? A new study says yes, but there's a catch.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Smoking Bans Are on the Rise in Big Cities
The CDC says 30 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities are smoke-free, with absolutely no smoking allowed in any bar, restaurant, or workplace.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's About Summer Moisturizers
When the temperatures get warmer, your skin's moisture needs change, as should your choice of lotion. Try our experts' picks.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Nearly Every State Seeing Large Surge in Diabetes
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. jumped by 50% or more in 42 states and by more than 100% in 18 states in just under two decades, according to the latest snapshot from the CDC.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Do Lip-Plumping Products Work?
WebMD talks to dermatologists about products that promise bigger lips.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Chapped Lips Remedies: Lip Balm Tips for Severely Dry Lips
WebMD explains what causes chapped lips and the best way to remedy the pain and swelling.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Quick Facts About Cankles
Experts explain what you can do about short, thick ankles -- known as cankles.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
The pros and cons of DIY waxing
Waxing, like tweezing, does hurt. But the pain comes with every strip, not hair by hair. Waxing is also better than cream hair removers because there’s no smell and less of a chance you’ll wind up with a nasty red rash.


Article Date: 11.15.2012
Alcohol Adds 100 Calories a Day to Our Diet
Alcoholic drinks contribute about 100 calories a day to the average American's diet.


Article Date: 11.14.2012
Does Tamiflu Work? Questions Continue
Cochrane Collaboration, a group that issues careful analyses of the evidence behind drugs and vaccines. says there's not enough evidence to prove that the anti-flu drug Tamiflu works.


Article Date: 11.14.2012
Soda May Worsen Knee Osteoarthritis in Men
Men with osteoarthritis of the knee may want to avoid sugar-packed soft drinks. That's the advice of researchers who found that drinking sugary soda is associated with progression of the disease in men.


Article Date: 11.14.2012
New Drug to Lower 'Bad' Cholesterol Shows Promise
Adding an experimental biologic drug to a course of statin drugs can help lower LDL "bad" cholesterol even more, according to new research.


Article Date: 11.14.2012
Are Common Chemicals Affecting Your Fertility?
Many couples try month after month to become pregnant, and new research suggests that for some, the delay may be related to their exposure to chemicals found in the soil, water, and food supply.


Article Date: 11.13.2012
Migraines' Brain Changes Not Linked to Mental Harm
Women who get migraines are more likely that those who don't to develop small areas of tissue changes in their brains, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.13.2012
Does Working Out Lift Men's Testosterone Levels?
WebMD talks to experts about how exercise affects men's testosterone levels.


Article Date: 11.13.2012
Transcendental Meditation May Lower Heart Risk
Transcendental Meditation is good for the heart, according to a new study.


Article Date: 11.12.2012
Fasting May Not Be Needed Before Cholesterol Test
Fasting before a cholesterol test may not be necessary, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.12.2012
Flu During Pregnancy May Be Linked to Autism Risk
Children born to mothers who had the flu during pregnancy or fevers lasting more than a week may have a slightly higher risk for autism, new research suggests.


Article Date: 11.12.2012
6 Tips to Ease Dry Skin
Give your dry skin the relief it craves with these tips from skin care experts.


Article Date: 11.12.2012
iPads May Help Those With 'Low Vision' Read Better
iPads and other tablets with backlit screens may allow millions of people with "low vision" read faster and easier, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.12.2012
Drug Slows Knee Osteoarthritis Progression
A drug used outside the U.S. to treat osteoporosis may not only lessen the everyday pain associated with knee osteoarthritis but may even slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, researchers say.


Article Date: 11.11.2012
High SPF Sunscreens: Are they Better?
WebMD discusses the pros and cons of high SPF sunscreens.


Article Date: 11.11.2012
What's New for Softer Hands, Stronger Nails
WebMD explores ways to keep your nails healthy and youthful looking as well as how to protect the skin on your hands to slow or even reverse the signs of aging.


Article Date: 11.11.2012
High-Definition Makeup Not Just for Stars
High-definition isn't just for TVs anymore. For a flawless finish, many are now turning to HD makeup, including foundations, powders, and eye and lip cosmetics.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Are You in a Style Rut?
WebMD talks to style experts about how to revive your style and why a style rut is sometimes about more than just your clothes.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Cell Phone Shopping? You May Be Allergic to Some
If you're allergic to the metals nickel or cobalt, you may want to consider that when you pick a mobile phone.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Global Warming May Double Pollen by 2040
Climate change may lead to a doubling of pollen levels by the year 2040, a study shows.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Brooke Burke Has Thyroid Cancer
Brooke Burke, co-host of Dancing with the Stars, announced Thursday that she has thyroid cancer. The 41-year- old mother of 4 will undergo surgery to have a thyroidectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the thyroid gland.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Recall: Salmonella in Nesquik Chocolate Powder?
Nestle USA has recalled some of its Nesquik chocolate powder, which may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Thyroid Cancer
Brooke Burke, co-host of Dancing with the Stars, announced Thursday that she has thyroid cancer. The 41-year- old mother of 4 will undergo surgery to have a thyroidectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the thyroid gland.


Article Date: 11.9.2012
Will Health Reform Cost Me More?
WebMD examines whether health care reform will have an impact on health care costs.


Article Date: 11.8.2012
You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: DIY Color for Gray Hair
Don't want to head to the salon to get your gray hair darkened? Our beauty experts tell you how to do it right at home.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
List of 'Salty Six' Foods May Surprise You
It’s not always the potato chips’ or the salt shaker’s fault. Most Americans get the bulk of their daily salt overload from everyday foods loaded with excess sodium.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Keeping Kids Happy Despite Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms of seasonal allergies leaving your kids down in the dumps? Perk them up with these simple home treatments.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Black Tea Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Drinking black tea may help protect against type 2 diabetes, but more study is needed to confirm an association.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Statins Linked to Reduced Cancer Death
Statins -- widely prescribed drugs used to help prevent death from heart disease -- may play a role in reducing risk for cancer death too, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Allergy Relief Tips Wherever You Go
Got allergies? Here are tips to help reduce your exposure to grasses, pollens and other allergens -- and still enjoy the outdoors.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Expert Answers to Your Sun Care Questions
Our experts give their tips and product picks for what you should pack when you head into the sun this summer.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
10 Outdoor Adventures With Allergies
A bit of careful planning can help keep allergy symptoms at bay whether you’re at a sports game, hiking, or a guest at an outdoor wedding.


Article Date: 11.7.2012
Tooth Whitening at Home
Learn about the effectiveness -- and safety -- of at-home tooth-whitening products.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
Heart Deaths Spike in Winter -- Despite Temperature
Whether you live in a place that is hot year-round, like Arizona, or in a state with cold winters, like Pennsylvania, you’re more likely to die of heart-related problems in the winter, according to a new study.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
New Arthritis Drug Xeljanz Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved Pfizer's Xeljanz (tofacitinib), a first-of-its-kind treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
4 Signs of Aging That May Show Higher Heart Risk
A receding hairline and certain other signs of aging may be far more than cosmetic problems. They can be signs of poor heart health.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
All Kinds of Exercise May Be Good for Parkinson's
Exercise helps put people with Parkinson's disease on a path to better health, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
How to Boost Your Body Confidence Now
WebMD discusses ways to improve your body confidence, starting immediately.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
Makeup of Makeup: Decoding Blush
Your guide to the history, ingredients, and proper application of blush.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
Barack Obama Wins: What It Means for Health Care
President Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election ensures that the health reform law, the signature accomplishment of his first term, will move forward.


Article Date: 11.6.2012
What to Do Now to Lower Heart Disease Risk Later
If you want to increase your odds of having a healthy heart in old age, your best bet is to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check in middle age.


Article Date: 11.5.2012
Spine Infections Hit Fungal Meningitis Survivors
As many as a third of people suffering fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroids -- and others who did not get meningitis -- are coming down with dangerous spinal infections.


Article Date: 11.5.2012
Good Cholesterol Infusion May Help Unclog Arteries
An IV infusion of "good" HDL cholesterol seems to rapidly remove cholesterol out of plaque-clogged arteries following a heart attack, a small, early study suggests.


Article Date: 11.5.2012
Reducing Kids' TV Time: What Works?
Counseling parents on the health risks of too much TV time for their toddlers doesn't seem to help break the TV habit.


Article Date: 11.5.2012
Multivitamins Do Not Prevent Heart Disease
Don't count on a vitamin a day to protect you from heart disease. A large, well-designed study shows that men who took daily multivitamins for years did not lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease.


Article Date: 11.5.2012
Exercise Can Help Knee Pain if You Stick With It
Certain exercises appear to be better than others for improving knee pain from osteoarthritis, but consistency is the key to getting relief, a review of close to 200 studies shows.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Soy Might Not Prevent Hot Flashes
Tofu, edamame, and soy milk may be healthy foods, but if you are a menopausal woman eating them, they may not do much to prevent hot flashes and night sweats.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
More Drug Shortages in Fungal Meningitis Aftermath
Safety steps taken in the wake of the fungal meningitis outbreak have worsened drug shortages, raising questions about whether the U.S. must choose between the safety and the availability of crucial medicines.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Taylor Swift's Attitude of Gratitude
As her fourth album climbs the charts, singer Taylor Swift's positive attitude helps her keep cool and grounded.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Personal Best: Q&A With Archie Panjabi
The British actress talks about her dream vacation, how she stays in shape, and her surprisingly laid-back exercise regimen.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
On the Street Noelle Anderson
Our experts advise a college swimmer on her schedule, her hair, and her skin.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
How Men Handle Depression
How to spot the symptoms of male depression and where to get help.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Dealing with Anxiety and Phobias
Afraid of closed spaces? Getting on a plane? Take control of your fears.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Work it Out: Dealing with Job Stress
Feeling overwhelmed? Get to know your limits.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
How to Keep Your Hair Color Fresher, Longer
Hate when your dye job starts to fade? Follow these tips to maintain the color.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Dirty Secret: I Borrow My Boyfriend's Razor
Yes, we know why you use his razor. But here's why you shouldn't.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Everyday Habits That Damage Your Teeth
Sugar, wine, and, yes, opening bottles with your teeth can hurt your smile.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Taye Diggs: Actor, Parent, Author
The talented Taye Diggs opens up about fatherhood, working out, and his new kids' book.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Help Your Teen's Mood Swings
Lifestyle changes can ease your teen through the worst of adolescent emotions.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Pets: Bathe & Groom
Regular grooming is good for your pet's coat, your pet's skin, and your pet's bond with you.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Chef Joe Truex: Down Home for the Holidays
The Atlantan chef offers healthy (but still festive) versions of the holiday foods he grew up with.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
3 Ways to Cook Butternut Squash
Let this versatile winter squash hold court at your table this season with our three unusual recipes.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Off the Menu: Food From the Reef
Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Home for the Holidays Workout
Don't let the craziness of the holiday season keep you from exercising.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
November Is Diabetes Awareness Month
WebMD the Magazine's top 10 tips on living healthily with diabetes.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Living With Sleep Apnea
Snoring can be a dangerous condition. Here's how to recognize if you're at risk.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Q&A With Sarah Silverman
Smart, sassy, and political, comedian Sarah Silverman talks about her comic heroes, her favorite exercise, and her role in "Wreck-it Ralph."


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Sam Talbot Shares Diabetes-Friendly Recipes
"The Sweet Life" author has lots to say about health, wellness, and good eating.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Diabetes: Best Foot Care
Our experts tell you how to protect your feet if you have diabetes.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Pacifiers Crawling With Germs
Just as many parents suspect, pacifiers are a goldmine for germs, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.2.2012
Nails: How to Take Care of Your Cuticles
WebMD explains how to take care of your cuticles.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
FDA: 2 More NECC Drugs Contaminated
The FDA has found several kinds of bacteria growing in two more drugs made by the NECC, the compounding pharmacy at the heart of the fungal meningitis outbreak. It's not yet clear whether these drugs are also contaminated with the fungus previously found in an NECC steroid drug.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
Elevated BP May Prematurely Age the Brain
Having even mildly elevated blood pressure at midlife prematurely ages the brain, a new study shows.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
Proton Beam Therapy Better for Prostate Cancer?
A pricey new treatment for prostate cancer called proton beam therapy appears to cause slightly less diarrhea, bloating, and cramping than traditional radiation treatments. But the effect is short-lived, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health
Add lower risk for memory problems to the list of potential benefits from regular physical activity.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
Why Women Tend to Rise Earlier
Sleep patterns aren't a matter of preference; they're a matter of biology.


Article Date: 11.1.2012
What to Know About Triglyceride-Lowering Meds
If you have high triglycerides, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help you keep your levels in check.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
Leukemia Drug Is Highly Effective MS Treatment
Two new studies offer proof that a leukemia drug long used to treat multiple sclerosis works better than a common treatment.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
2nd Pharmacy Recalls Thousands of Drugs
Ameridose, a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy closely linked to the NECC pharmacy at the heart of the fungal meningitis outbreak, today recalled thousands of drugs sold to hospitals across the U.S.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
New Treatment May Kill Head Lice -- Fast
The prescription lotion Sklice (ivermectin) may safely knock out head lice in one 10-minute, comb-free treatment, according to a new study supported by Sklice manufacturer Topaz Pharmaceuticals, now Sanofi Pasteur. The findings appears in New England Journal of Medicine.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
Debate Over Antidepressants in Pregnancy Ongoing
The debate over the safety of antidepressants during pregnancy has been going on for a long time, and a new review may keep the debate alive a while longer.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
Get Active to Lower Triglycerides & Cholesterol
An inactive life can keep your bad cholesterol levels high and your good levels low. Here’s how to begin an exercise program to help lower cholesterol.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
Boost the Results of Triglycerides Meds
Take heart; needing medicine doesn’t mean you’ve failed. But, you do have a key role in helping the medicines do their job.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
Slim Down for Lower Numbers
When you have a lot to lose before hitting your goal weight, success may feel far away. Here’s a win within reach -- lose 5% of your total weight to lower your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.


Article Date: 10.31.2012
The Ultimate High-Fiber Grocery List
The next time you go shopping, stock up on healthy fiber options in every aisle.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
Myths About Exercise and Older Adults
Here are common myths that stop older people from exercising -- along with expert advice on why you need to start working out.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
Act Quickly to Beat Mold After a Flood
If you’re trying to clean up a house flooded by Hurricane Sandy, be aware that you’re in a race against mold and bacteria, which can grow quickly in damp environments.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
A Diet That Asks You Not to Lose Weight (at First)
Perhaps the best time to learn how to avoid regaining lost pounds is before you shed a single one, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
Smartphones Linked to Higher Rates of Teen Sex
A new study shows that many teens use the Internet to seek partners, and those teens that do are more likely to engage in unsafe sex.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
Hypothermia Risk in Sandy's Aftermath
With power out and temperatures dropping, staying warm is more than a comfort issue. Low body temperature -- hypothermia -- can kill. Here's info on hypothermia symptoms, treatment, and prevention.


Article Date: 10.30.2012
Expert Answers to Your Dry Skin Questions
Fight dry skin flakes all over with tips and product picks from two top dermatologists.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?
Switching locations might be tempting, our allergy expert says, but it's not guaranteed to bring relief.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Early Autism Treatment Benefits Kids' Brains
Early, intensive autism treatment improves children's brain development, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Q & A: Riding Out the Storm Safely
Late Monday, Sandy officially lost her hurricane title, but was still wreaking havoc along the eastern seaboard. Hundred of thousands are without power, and may be for some time to come. Others have evacuated, or will, escaping the torrential rains and winds that have gusted up to 90 miles per hour. Here is what those riding out the storm need to know and do to keep themselves and family members safe.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Adult Kidney Failure Tied to Excess Weight as Teen
Being overweight or obese as a teen is tied to higher risk of kidney failure by midlife, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Early Autism Treatment Normalizes Kids' Brains
Early, intensive autism treatment improves children's brain development, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Q&A: Riding Out the Storm Safely
Late Monday, Sandy officially lost her hurricane title, but was still wreaking havoc along the eastern seaboard. Hundred of thousands are without power, and may be for some time to come. Others have evacuated, or will, escaping the torrential rains and winds that have gusted up to 90 miles per hour. Here is what those riding out the storm need to know and do to keep themselves and family members safe.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Top 10 Fitness Trends Picked for 2013
Forget fancy fitness fads. Your body is the only equipment you need for one of the hottest fitness trends: body-weight workouts.


Article Date: 10.29.2012
FDA Approves Synribo for Drug-Resistant Leukemia
The FDA has approved Teva's Synribo (omacetaxine mepesuccinate) for treating adults with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).


Article Date: 10.29.2012
When Pollen Count Is Too High for Kids With Allergies
Have kids with allergies? Keep them entertained when staying indoors with these fun ideas for tots and tweens!


Article Date: 10.29.2012
Lighten Your Child's Allergy Load
Reduce your child's allergy symptoms by sweeping away triggers. Check this list of common allergy triggers and how to avoid them.


Article Date: 10.28.2012
African-American Women: Breast Cancer More Deadly?
African-American women may be more likely to die of breast cancer than women of other races, especially in the first few years after the diagnosis, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.28.2012
Flu Vaccines May Protect the Heart Too
Flu vaccines may do more than guard against infection. New research hints that the vaccine, which is recommended for all adults, may also help the heart.


Article Date: 10.26.2012
FDA Finds Mold, Germs at Compounding Pharmacy
Observations made by the FDA's inspection team paint an unsettling picture.


Article Date: 10.26.2012
Smoking Can Cut 10 Years Off a Woman's Life
Smoking cigarettes can shave 10 years off of a woman's life, a large new study shows.


Article Date: 10.26.2012
Hypnosis Halts Hot Flashes for Some Women
Hypnosis is an effective treatment for menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats, new research finds.


Article Date: 10.26.2012
CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis: What's the Link?
WebMD reports on the theory that treating CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) helps treat MS.


Article Date: 10.26.2012
Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies
Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you down? Take control with these simple cleaning strategies.


Article Date: 10.25.2012
Red Wine Compound May Not Help Healthy Women
New research raises doubts about the health benefits of the much-hyped red wine compound resveratrol.


Article Date: 10.25.2012
Child Poisonings From Eye Drops, Nose Sprays
Over-the-counter eyedrops and nose sprays contain powerful drugs that are poisonous in surprisingly small amounts if swallowed, the FDA warns.


Article Date: 10.25.2012
Back Pain? Steroid Shots May Raise Fracture Risk
Steroid shots to the spine were widely considered to be safe before being linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that by mid-week had killed 24 people in 17 states.


Article Date: 10.25.2012
Shampoo Types: Clarifying, Voluminzing, Dry Shampoo, and More
You can find hundreds of shampoos on store shelves these days, but do you know how to choose one that's right for your hair?


Article Date: 10.25.2012
How Much Caffeine Is in Your Energy Drink?
How much caffeine is in your energy drink? Don't count on finding out by reading the product label, a Consumer Reports investigation finds.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
The Risks of Routine Cancer Screening
As cancer screening becomes more common, more apparently healthy people are told they may have early-stage cancer. Harm comes from overtreatment and false-positive results. Are lives really saved? WebMD investigates.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
Colon Cancer: Aspirin May Improve Survival in Some
One of the oldest and cheapest drugs around may be highly effective against colon cancer, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
Many With Incurable Cancer Think They Can Be Cured
An overwhelming majority of people with advanced cancer are under the impression that the chemotherapy they are receiving will cure their disease when it likely will not, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
How to Get Your Kids Back on Track
How to Get Your Kids Back on Track


Article Date: 10.24.2012
Hormones May Not Raise Alzheimer’s Risks
Women who take hormones within five years of menopause may have a slightly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease compared to women who don’t ever take them, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
Pregnant Women: Get a Whooping Cough Vaccine
Women should get a Tdap shot during every pregnancy to protect their infant from whooping cough, even if they have had Tdap shots before, new guidelines advise.


Article Date: 10.24.2012
Epilepsy Drug Fycompa Approved by FDA
Fycompa (perampanel) has received FDA approval for the treatment of partial onset seizures among epilepsy patients age 12 and older.


Article Date: 10.23.2012
FDA: 5 Death Reports for Monster Energy Drink
The FDA is investigating reports of five deaths and a nonfatal heart attack in people who drank high-caffeine energy drinks made by the Monster Energy Company.


Article Date: 10.23.2012
Organic Food for Kids: Worth the Price?
Parents who buy organic foods because they think they are more nutritious might be wasting their money, the nation’s largest group of pediatricians says.


Article Date: 10.23.2012
Big Drop in Colon Cancer Attributed to Colonoscopy
Wider use of colonoscopy has led to a more dramatic decline in colorectal cancer rates, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.23.2012
Can You Boost Low Testosterone Naturally?
WebMD discusses whether it's possible to boost low testosterone levels naturally.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Stress in Parents Linked to Obesity in Kids
One in three kids in America is overweight or obese, and having stressed-out parents may be contributing to these rates, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Young Athletes Not Worried About Concussions
Despite a media blitz, most high school football players are not concerned about the consequences of a concussion.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Panel Advises Against Hormones to Prevent Disease
An influential panel of government advisors says hormone replacement therapy shouldn’t be prescribed to women after menopause to stave off chronic medical conditions like heart disease or osteoporosis.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Exercise Protects Aging Brains Better
Staying mentally sharp as you age may have more to do with working out than working on crossword puzzles, new research suggests.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Bring on the Bean Diet for Health?
Adding beans and other legumes to the diet appears to help those with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar control and reduce their risk of heart disease, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.22.2012
Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall
At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall.


Article Date: 10.20.2012
Infertility Treatment May Raise Birth Defect Risk
Babies conceived with the help of high-tech fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) have an increased risk for birth defects, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.20.2012
Earlier Puberty: Age 9 or 10 for Average U.S. Boy
American boys are starting puberty up to two years earlier than decades ago, new data show.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Gum Contouring: Is it Right for You?
A user’s guide to gum contouring, a dental procedure that removes gum tissue to show more of the teeth.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
New Risks for Kids Crossing the Street
Today’s parents may need to update their advice for crossing the street safely to: “Look both ways and turn off the cell phone!”


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Does Your Baby Have Eczema?
Know the signs of baby eczema, how to treat it, and what eczema treatments to avoid.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Tips for Parents: Talking Around the Kids
Your children overhear almost everything you say -- good and bad.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Bro-menclature: The Truth About Guy Talk
It's true: Male friendships are changing -- and it's all good.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Family Dinners: Tips for Better Communication
Eating together as a family helps your kids in many ways. Here are ways to get the dinner table conversation started.


Article Date: 10.19.2012
Hospital Food Contaminated With Dangerous Diarrhea Bug C. diff
A new report suggests that hospital food is frequently contaminated with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff).


Article Date: 10.18.2012
Green Tea and Cancer Prevention: New Clues
Green tea and its extracts have long been studied for health benefits, including cancer prevention. Now, researchers have new clues about how it may work to help prevent or slow the growth of prostate and breast cancers.


Article Date: 10.18.2012
IUDs Increasingly Popular Form of Birth Control
While the use of long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) is increasing, 1 in 9 women at risk for unintended pregnancies is not using any birth control, according to a new government report.


Article Date: 10.18.2012
Calcium May Help Prevent Hormone Disorder
Women who supplemented their diets with modest amounts of calcium had a lower risk for the hormone disorder known as primary hyperparathyroidism.


Article Date: 10.17.2012
Some Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk
Some antidepressants are linked to a slight increased risk of bleeding stroke, according to a new analysis.


Article Date: 10.17.2012
Low Testosterone Therapy Pros and Cons
WebMD discusses the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone levels.


Article Date: 10.17.2012
Multivitamins May Help Prevent Cancer
Taking a daily multivitamin for years may lower the risk of cancer, according to new research. The study followed nearly 15,000 middle-aged and older men for about 11 years. It is not yet clear if the findings would apply to women or younger men.


Article Date: 10.17.2012
Alzheimer's: Are Antipsychotic Drugs Worth It?
People with Alzheimer’s whose symptoms improved while taking the antipsychotic drug risperidone (Risperdal) had a high risk for relapsing when taken off the medication.


Article Date: 10.17.2012
Is a New Crohn’s Disease Treatment on the Horizon?
A treatment already FDA-approved to treat psoriasis may provide a much-needed option for people with bad cases of Crohn’s disease.


Article Date: 10.16.2012
Study Questions the Value of Annual Physical Exams
Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. Now a new research review finds no evidence that these kinds of checkups help people live longer, or cut the risk of dying of cancer or heart disease.


Article Date: 10.16.2012
Cranberries Little Help Against UTIs
Drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry pills may do little to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a new review of the latest research.


Article Date: 10.16.2012
Cholesterol Levels Down Among U.S. Adults
Cholesterol levels are dropping among U.S. adults, new research shows.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
A Little Bit of Extra Sleep Pays Off Big for Kids
An extra 27 minutes. That's about all a school-aged child may need of extra sleep per night to be brighter and more productive the following day.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
New Warnings in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
More patients -- not just those who got steroid shots -- will be getting calls from their doctors warning them they might have a dangerous fungal infection.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
Addiction a Risk After Weight Loss Surgery
People who undergo weight loss surgery may be at risk of addictive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
'Mother’s Kiss' Can Expel Objects From Kids' Noses
Your young daughter places a bead, seed, or other object up her nose. What do you do? New research suggests that a decades-old home remedy of sorts known as the “mother’s kiss” may do the trick.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
'Mother’s Kiss' Can Remove Objects From Kids' Noses
Your young daughter places a bead, seed, or other object up her nose. What do you do? New research suggests that a decades-old home remedy of sorts known as the “mother’s kiss” may do the trick.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
Sitting Too Much May Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease
Your workout routine may not be enough to keep you healthy if you sit for many hours a day.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
Better Body Image: Accepting Your Body at Any Size
WebMD discusses ways to improve your body image, no matter what size you are.


Article Date: 10.15.2012
HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Promiscuity in Girls
Getting the HPV vaccine is not linked to signs of increased sexual activity in preteen girls, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
The 10 Most Annoying Sounds and Why They Bother Us
The sound of nails on a chalkboard or screams may send shivers down the spine for a good reason.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
Fungal Meningitis Q&A
WebMD reached out to experts in fungal diseases to get answers to common questions about fungal meningitis.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
Tool Talk: Five Cool Gifts for Cooks
Stuck for ideas for foodie friends and family? Chef Domenica Catelli offers these five suggestions for basic kitchen tools that really work.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
Interval Training Burns More Calories in Less Time
Don’t have time to exercise? That excuse no longer works.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
Getting Teens to Get Enough Sleep
Is your teen sleep deprived? Most are. Here’s why and how to help teens get enough sleep.


Article Date: 10.12.2012
'Meatless Monday' May Mean More Fruits, Veggies
"Meatless Monday," a campaign to encourage people to skip meat one day a week mainly for health reasons, appears to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables, according to the group's latest survey.


Article Date: 10.11.2012
Fruits Plus Vegetables Equals Happiness?
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables seems to boost life satisfaction, mental well-being, and happiness, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.11.2012
Brain Biofeedback May Help Bedwetting
Biofeedback may help children and adults who wet the bed at night, a small new study shows.


Article Date: 10.11.2012
Meningitis Crisis Expands; More Infections, Deaths
The crisis surrounding the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections deepened Thursday, as federal officials reported that more people had received the shots than previously believed. Doctors also reported the first case of a joint infection outside the spine.


Article Date: 10.10.2012
Stem Cell Transplants May Show Promise for Multiple Sclerosis
New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be moving closer to reality.


Article Date: 10.10.2012
What Are Compounding Pharmacies?
How did a single pharmacy in Massachusetts put 13,000 people in 23 states at risk of deadly fungal meningitis?


Article Date: 10.10.2012
Strokes Striking Younger People
People are having strokes at younger ages, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.10.2012
Death Rates Drop for 5 Top Causes of Death
Death rates dropped last year for five out of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S., according to a new CDC report.


Article Date: 10.10.2012
The Link Between Chocolate & the Nobel Prize
Eat chocolate, win a Nobel Prize? It may sound far-fetched, but a new study suggests it might not be bad advice.


Article Date: 10.10.2012
Eyebrow Shaping: The 411 on Threading
This centuries-old depilatory technique is popping up in salons across the U.S.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
How to Choose and Use Shapewear
WebMD talks to experts about how to choose and wear shapewear.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
New Clue to Predict Diseases in Women?
Evaluating blood levels of a hormone made in the brain and the gut may help predict diseases in women, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 13,000 Tainted Shots
About 13,000 Americans in 23 states got the fungus-contaminated steroid pain shots in the ongoing outbreak of fungal meningitis.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement therapy may do more than ease hot flashes and mood swings. A new study suggests that women who start taking hormones during menopause might get some protection against heart disease without seeing increases in other serious risks.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
Weight Watchers Gets Thumbs Up in Study
Commercial weight loss programs may offer as good if not better weight loss results than those led by a health professional, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.9.2012
Despite Huge HIV Treatment Gains, Many Left Out
Newer drugs that stymie the HIV virus have cut AIDS death rates dramatically over the last two decades. But a new study shows that those gains have not been shared equally.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Alzheimer's Drug Slows Memory Decline
An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment slowed memory loss by about one-third in people with mild disease, offering hope that the drug can alter the course of the progressive disease.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Too Many Autisitc Children Wander Off
Bolting or wandering off is thought to be a leading cause of death among autistic children, and a new study illustrates just how common the problem is.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Lip Color: Balm, Gloss, Lipstick, Stain, and More
WebMD explains the difference between lip balm, lip gloss, lipstick, lip stain, and other types of lip color products.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Too Many Autistic Children Wander Off
Bolting or wandering off is thought to be a leading cause of death among autistic children, and a new study illustrates just how common the problem is.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
What Are BB Creams? All About Beauty Balms
WebMD explains what beauty balms (BB creams) are, how they're used, and what to expect from them.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rising
The death toll continues to rise in the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid pain shots from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Tomatoes May Lower Your Risk for Stroke
Men who eat lots of tomatoes and other tomato-based products may be at a lower risk for stroke, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Limit Fish While Pregnant? Study Questions Advice
Pregnant women are told to limit how much fish they eat because many fish are tainted by mercury, which may harm a baby’s brain.


Article Date: 10.8.2012
Fast Walking May Slash at Heart Disease, Diabetes
Fast walking, jogging, and other forms of more vigorous exercise may slash your risk for heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
Natural Cosmetics: Top 3 Questions Answered
WebMD talks to experts about natural cosmetics.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
The 10 Worst Places for Fall Allergies in 2012
Some natives of Louisville, Ky., needn't be surprised if they're sneezing while reading this article. Their city tops the list this year as the worst place to live in the U.S. for fall allergies.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
Teva's High-Dose Generic Wellbutrin XLWithdrawn
The FDA has withdrawn its approval of Teva's Budeprion XL 300-mg tablets, a generic version of GSK's Wellbutrin XL extended-relief antidepressant.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
Risks of Hormones in Early Menopause Challenged
Is it possible to safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? That question is at the heart of a small new study testing whether better timing and refined delivery may help early menopausal women get the benefits of hormones relatively safety and without long-term risks.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
What Are Cosmeceuticals?
Heard about cosmeceuticals? This WebMD article explains what they are.


Article Date: 10.5.2012
How To Avoid Hair Damage from Blow Dryers, Flat Irons, and Curling Irons
Experts share their advice on avoiding hair damage caused by overusing blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons - and how to repair hair damage.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
Death Count Rising in Meningitis Outbreak
Patients in 23 states are being warned that the spinal steroid shots they received may have given them a rare and deadly fungal meningitis.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
Botox May Put the Brakes on Overactive Bladder
Injections of Botox may be as good as pills for putting the brakes on an overactive bladder.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
Hip Resurfacing 'Unacceptable for Women': Study
An operation known as hip resurfacing -- an alternative to hip replacement often recommended for younger patients ¬-- is prone to frequent failure and should not be used in women, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
Statins May Protect Against Glaucoma
People taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins lowered their risk for the most common form of glaucoma by 8%, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
The Day After a Bad Night's Sleep
Didn't sleep well last night? WebMD discusses how to have more energy the day after a bad night's sleep.


Article Date: 10.4.2012
Abortion Rates Fall When Birth Control Is Free
Abortions and unplanned pregnancies dropped dramatically in a new study when women and teenaged girls were provided birth control at no cost.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
4 Dead From Rare Fungal Meningitis
Four people have died in an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis linked to contaminated spinal steroid injections.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
4 Dead From Tainted Steroid Injections
Four people have died in an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis linked to contaminated spinal steroid injections.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Mediterranean Diet Tops List of 'Livable' Diets
We've all seen ads for miracle diets that promise to help us shed weight in days, weeks, or months. But what happens next?


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Is Your Cell Phone Toxic?
Gadget gurus who just upgraded to the iPhone 5 can feel good about one thing: It’s one of the greenest and least toxic cell phones on the market, according to a new report.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Tests to Predict Heart Disease Help Men, Not Women
Blood tests that measure markers of inflammation are modestly effective for predicting the chance of having a heart attack or stroke in men at risk for heart disease, but not women, a new analysis shows.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low
U.S. birth rates are continuing their decline and dropped to just under 4 million births in 2011, according to new CDC statistics.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Infertility Treatment May Worsen MS Symptoms
There is growing evidence that infertility treatments raise relapse rates in women with multiple sclerosis.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Learn the basics about this genetic condition -- and some of its biggest advocates for continued education and research.


Article Date: 10.3.2012
Snake Venom Painkillers?
Snake venom painkillers may sound like a hard sell, but a new study suggests it may be the next big thing in pain relievers.


Article Date: 10.2.2012
Common Heart Drug Questioned
A new study suggests that many patients may not benefit from beta-blockers, one of the most commonly prescribed medications for heart disease.


Article Date: 10.2.2012
Indoor Tanning Beds Linked to Common Skin Cancers
Indoor tanning beds may raise the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, especially among people who start tanning before they turn 25, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.2.2012
Strike Vitamin D Off the List for Cold Prevention?
Strike Vitamin D Off the List for Cold Prevention?


Article Date: 10.2.2012
Teen Drinking and Driving Down, CDC Says
Nine out of 10 U.S. teens are not drinking and driving, according to a new CDC report released today.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
7 Secrets to a Healthier Smile
A top dentist shares his professional tips -- and personal habits -- for keeping teeth in tip-top shape.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
How to Prevent Balding
Think there's no growing back? Not true -- here's what to do about balding.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
WebMD's On the Street: Working Dad
Our experts advise Tay Person on increasing flexibility and learning not to sweat the small stuff.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
The Power of Female Intuition
Go with your gut. It's more scientific than you might think.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Work it Out: Getting Along with Co-Workers
Not hitting it off with your co-workers? You might need to take a step back.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Q & A with Lucy Liu
This fall, the actress and artist has a new TV series, "Elementary," plus a new movie, "The Man with the Iron Fists."


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Health Highlights: October, Depression Awareness Month
Our experts give tips for coping with depression and feeling your best.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
WebMD's My Story: How a Reader Faces Lupus 1 Day at a Time
Karin Gelschus turned her life around when she changed her attitude about her chronic disease.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Living With Cancer
Survivors, listen up: Follow these guidelines to living the healthiest life possible.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
3 Ways to Cook Eggs
Think eggs are only morning fare? These breakfast stars can dazzle at dinner and shine at lunch, too.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?
This sleep disorder can cause serious health problems for kids.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth
It's never too soon to start taking care of those tiny chompers.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Fit Kids: Why Children Need Exercise
Physical activity can improve your children's grades, self-esteem, and sleep.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Off the Menu: Easy Mexican Food
Marcela Valladolid transforms traditional Mexican recipes into easy, healthy dishes.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Pet Care: Why Grooming Is Important
Keep your cats and dogs in show-worthy condition for better health.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
What to Avoid When You're Expecting
Some everyday household and beauty products just aren't safe when you're pregnant.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Communicate Effectively With Your Teen
Adolescent acting up? Here's why -- plus how to keep your cool.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Single Mom Garcelle Beauvais Puts Her Sons First
How the busy "Flight" actress balances work, mothering, and her twins.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Today's Birth Control Options
With so many contraception options available, do you know which one to choose? Our guide can help.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Miranda Lambert: Country Star, Dog Rescuer
The singer/songwriter talks about staying healthy, her new album, and why she loves helping dogs.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
What's in Your Makeup?
We deconstruct the five essentials you use every day. Plus how to apply it and when to throw it away.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Prolonged Sitting Linked to Kidney Disease
There is more evidence that sitting may be harmful to your health.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Active Video Games Help Some Kids Get Active
One type of TV time may actually play a valuable role in the battle against childhood obesity.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Background TV Takes a Toll on Children
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that our children are being exposed to more TV than we may think, even if no one is sitting down to watch.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Most Online Pharmacies Fake, FDA Warns
Fake online pharmacies are an emerging health threat, the FDA warns.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Personal Best: Hayden Panettiere
The actress and singer shares her healthy-living habits.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Flat Abs, the Pilates Way
Do you dream about flat abs? This Pilates-inspired technique puts them in reach.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Pump Up Your Hair Volume
Want to add lift to your tresses? We asked for hair-raising tips and product picks from three experts.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Choose the Best Teeth Whitener
Mellow yellow teeth with the expert scoop about teeth whiteners.


Article Date: 10.1.2012
Let Them Eat Veggies: School Lunch Gets a Makeover
School lunches are getting an extreme makeover.


Article Date: 9.28.2012
Smoking on the Rise in Youth Movies
Onscreen tobacco use increased by 34% per movie last year in movies targeted at children and teens, according to a new study.


Article Date: 9.28.2012
Male Breast Enlargement (Gynecomastia)
WebMD explains the causes of gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, and what men can do to reduce their "man boobs."


Article Date: 9.28.2012
Humira Approved for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment
The FDA has approved Abbott's Humira for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.


Article Date: 9.27.2012
Social Bullying Common in TV Shows Kids Watch
Social bullying is common on the small screen, even in TV shows made for kids, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.27.2012
Safe Drug Disposal Curbs Drug Abuse
If you have prescription drugs that are past their expiration date or that you no longer use, you can get rid of them safely this Saturday at a national prescription drug "take-back" event.


Article Date: 9.27.2012
Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu
Half of pregnant women don't get flu shots, putting themselves and their child at risk of severe flu.


Article Date: 9.27.2012
Beauty 411: How Do Lasers Work?
The two kinds of lasers currently available help zap fine lines, age spots, large pores, and rosacea.


Article Date: 9.27.2012
Insomnia, Anxiety Drugs May Raise Dementia Risk
Seniors who take certain kinds of drugs to treat anxiety or insomnia may be more likely to develop dementia than those who do not, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.26.2012
K2 Trend Not Slowing Down
Despite laws passed, synthetic marijuana is a multi-billion dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing down.


Article Date: 9.26.2012
Fewer Crashes When Docs Report Unfit Drivers
Patients officially warned that they are unfit to drive have 45% fewer serious car crashes over the next year. But they may quit seeing the doctor who issued the warning, and are more likely to suffer serious depression.


Article Date: 9.26.2012
Peanut Butter Recall Expands
The nationwide recall of peanut butter has vastly expanded to include dozens of peanut butter, tahini, and other nut butter products, many sold under popular brand names.


Article Date: 9.25.2012
3 Quick Questions Help ID Ovarian Cancer Risk
Screening all women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good. But a three-item questionnaire identifies women most likely to benefit from further tests.


Article Date: 9.25.2012
Virus Fights Acne
Viruses that kill acne-causing bacteria might make a powerful acne treatment, new research suggests.


Article Date: 9.25.2012
Child Obesity Risks May Be Greater Than Thought
Children who are obese may have an even higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other weight-related diseases later in life than has been previously recognized.


Article Date: 9.25.2012
High Cholesterol Risks: Your Top 2 Dangers
High risk cholesterol is often silent, damaging arteries without symptoms. Do you know the risks?


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Trampolines Not Worth the Risk, Doctor Group Says
Bouncing on a backyard trampoline is a lot of fun for kids, but a doctors' group is warning parents that the risks may not be worth it.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Teens Over 1/3 of New Prescription Drug Abusers
Efforts to lessen prescription drug misuse in the United States may be starting to pay off in young adults, but the continuing problem among teens is worrisome, a new government report shows.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Leaders Less Stressed Out
It’s easy to presume that people in leadership positions are more stressed because of their heavy workloads and increased responsibilities, but a new study suggests that may not be the case.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
8 Ways to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin
WebMD discusses how to make makeup last on oily skin.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
8 Ways to Make Your Makeup Last if You Have Dry Skin
WebMD discusses how to make your makeup last if you have dry skin.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Recall: Target Dog Treats
Kasel Associated Industries is recalling its Boots & Barkley 6-Count 5-Inch American Beef Bully Sticks dog treats because of a possible salmonella contamination.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Medical Care Costs Hard for Young Cancer Survivors
Young cancer survivors often skip needed follow-up care because of cost, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recalled Nationwide
Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that so far has sickened 29 people in 18 states.


Article Date: 9.24.2012
Antibiotics May Raise Bowel Disease Risk in Kids
Antibiotic overuse may help explain why more and more children are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Article Date: 9.21.2012
Smoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo Removal
Regret getting that Chinese character tattoo that turned out to be gibberish? Can't face turning 30 with the 'Hello Kitty' tat you got on a whim a decade ago?


Article Date: 9.21.2012
Summer Tips for Psoriasis
Use these tips to make the most of balmy days when you have psoriasis.


Article Date: 9.21.2012
Which Birth Control Methods Are Best for Teens?
Sexually active teen girls' best bet for birth control is either an IUD or a birth-control implant, say new guidelines from a leading doctors' group.


Article Date: 9.21.2012
Sugary Drinks and Weight Gain Linked
If you're at risk of obesity because of your genes, you may be extra susceptible to weight gain from sugary drinks.


Article Date: 9.21.2012
Kids Exposed to Mercury, Lead at Risk for ADHD
Young children exposed to certain heavy metals appear to be at higher risk for developing problems with attention and behavior later in life, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.20.2012
Suicide, Not Car Crashes, #1 Cause of Injury Death
Suicide has overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S.


Article Date: 9.20.2012
Kroger Recalls Spinach in 15 States
Kroger stores are recalling listeria-tainted spinach sold in 15 states.


Article Date: 9.20.2012
Supplements and COPD: NAC, Vitamin D, and Ginseng
WebMD talks to lung health experts about three of the most common supplements explored by people with COPD: NAC, vitamin D, and ginseng.


Article Date: 9.20.2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key for Baby's Brain
Babies score higher on development tests if their moms get enough vitamin D during pregnancy, according to a Spanish study.


Article Date: 9.20.2012
Simple Tip May Ease Athletes' Performance Anxiety
Researchers have revealed a simple trick that may help athletes keep their cool during a game's high-pressure moments.


Article Date: 9.19.2012
Arsenic Found in Rice at High Levels
New tests confirm that arsenic is present in a wide variety of rice and rice products, sometimes at levels that are higher than safe limits set for drinking water.


Article Date: 9.19.2012
Parkinson's Drug Mirapex Under Safety Review
The FDA is investigating a possible risk of heart failure linked to Mirapex, a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.


Article Date: 9.19.2012
Sesame & Rice Bran Oil, Yogurt Help Blood Pressure
A blend of sesame and rice bran oil, or making low fat yogurt a small part of your diet, may help your blood pressure and boost heart health, according to two new studies.


Article Date: 9.19.2012
Experimental MS Pill Continues to Show Promise
An experimental pill is showing promise for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.


Article Date: 9.19.2012
Too Much Tuna Means Too Much Mercury for Kids
A coalition of consumer groups says kids should eat much less canned tuna to avoid mercury poisoning.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
Weight Loss Pill Qsymia Now for Sale
The weight loss pill Qsymia is now for sale from online pharmacies.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
Weight Loss Pill Qsymia Now for Sale Online
The weight loss pill Qsymia is now for sale from certified online pharmacies.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
FDA to Parents: Don't Give SimplyThick to Infants
SimplyThick, a beverage thickener for people who have trouble swallowing liquids, should not be mixed with breast milk or infant formula and given to babies, the FDA warns.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
FDA to Parents: Don’t Use SimplyThick for Infants
SimplyThick, a product that can be mixed with breast milk or infant formula to help babies with swallowing problems, may increase the risk of a life-threatening condition marked by inflammation and death of intestinal tissue, the FDA warns.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
New Antibiotic in the Works for Dangerous C. Diff
Hospital patients infected with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) have more than twice the risk of dying compared to patients without the infection, a Dutch study shows.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
Tummy Time and Infant Development
What is tummy time and why is it important to your infant's development? Our experts answer your questions.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
By 2030, Obesity Rates Could Top 60% in 13 States
America's weight report card is in, and the grades aren't good. And they're on a path to get much worse.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
BPA in Foods, Drinks Linked to Childhood Obesity
Add the risk of childhood obesity to the list of health ills that may be linked to the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.18.2012
Diabetes Fatigue: 6 Steps to Take
WebMD discusses 6 steps to take when you're tired of dealing with your diabetes.


Article Date: 9.17.2012
Cancer Now Top Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics
Cancer has passed heart disease as the top killer of U.S. Hispanics, according to the American Cancer Society.


Article Date: 9.17.2012
Salt in Kids’ Diets Linked to High Blood Pressure
Eating a diet high in sodium has been linked in numerous studies to higher blood pressure in adults. Now, new research from the CDC suggests the same link in kids and teens.


Article Date: 9.17.2012
Teen Sexting Linked to More Sexual Activity
"Sexting,'' the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages or photos by cell phone, isn't an alternative to teens' sexual activity, but is actually linked to it, according to a new study.


Article Date: 9.17.2012
Expandable Water Toys Pose Risk to Children
Toy balls that expand in water can be fun and fascinating for kids to watch, but if swallowed they can be downright dangerous. A new report published online in the journal Pediatrics warns parents of the health risks of these toys.


Article Date: 9.17.2012
'Where Is My Excedrin?'
Excedrin Migraine is due back on store shelves by early October, says Milicent Brooks of Novartis, its producer. Other products involved in the recall will roll out after that.


Article Date: 9.14.2012
Tainted Tap Water Sickens 1.1 Million Each Year
Two new studies are making waves in the tap versus bottled water debate. The first study shows that the pipes that ferry drinking water from public wells to home taps may let in viruses that cause more than a million cases of stomach illness every year. It’s published in Environmental Science & Technology.


Article Date: 9.14.2012
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Two new studies are making waves in the tap versus bottled water debate. The first study shows that the pipes that ferry drinking water from public wells to home taps may let in viruses that cause more than a million cases of stomach illness every year. It’s published in Environmental Science & Technology.


Article Date: 9.14.2012
Which State’s Residents Live the Longest?
Hawaiians must be doing something right. A new report shows residents of the tropical state live longer than those of any other state in the country.


Article Date: 9.14.2012
2 in 5 Women Don’t Use Birth Control
Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception.


Article Date: 9.14.2012
2 in 5 Women Don't Use Birth Control
Two in five women of childbearing age in the U.S. didn't use any birth control in the month before they took a new survey on contraception.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
Kids' Strep Throat: Likely No Need to Lose Tonsils
New guidelines highlight two key recommendations about strep throat: Recurring cases should not necessarily lead to having tonsils removed. And overdiagnosis of strep needs to be reined in.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
More People Cutting Corners to Pay for Medications
Americans are scrimping to pay for their prescription medications, and some are playing dangerous games with their health as a result.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug Aubagio
The FDA has approved Aubagio (teriflunomide), a new drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The once-a-day tablet will be prescribed to adults with relapsing forms of the chronic, incurable disease.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
Taking a Shot at Sinking the "Cruise Ship" Virus
An experimental vaccine shows promise for protecting people against a nasty stomach virus notorious for causing outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting on cruise ships, in nursing homes, and in other close quarters.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
Details: New Presidential Youth Fitness Program
A new presidential youth fitness program is replacing the old presidential fitness test that most adults grew up with in physical education (PE) classes in school.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
Some Minor Strokes Lead to Disability
Minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are red flags for full-blown strokes in the future. But new research suggests that they can lead to disability in their own right.


Article Date: 9.13.2012
Do You Really Need a Statin to Lower Cholesterol?
Why should you take a statin? Can’t you just improve your cholesterol levels by eating right and exercising? The answer is yes -- and no. Here’s a look at the benefits of statins.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
Wins in War on Cancer Highlighted in New Report
The 2012 American Association for Cancer Research Progress Report highlights stories of survivors as well as some of the challenges facing researchers.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
3 Dead in Listeria Outbreak From Ricotta Cheese
Three people have died and 11 others are hospitalized after eating recalled Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese contaminated with listeria bacteria.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
COPD Prognosis
're in the early or later stages of the lung disease.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
Sinus Infections Linked to Nasal Washing
Doctors say neti pots and other gadgets that rinse the nasal passages could be behind a growing number of chronic sinus infections tied to tough-to-treat mycobacteria.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Are Other Tests Overdone?
Tests often performed to look for cancer spread in women with early-stage breast cancer are generally unnecessary, new research suggests.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
West Nile Up 35%, but CDC Says Peak Has Passed
Illnesses in the ongoing West Nile epidemic increased 35% since last week, but the the CDC says this worst-ever season probably has peaked.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Wanes Fast
2012 is shaping up to be the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades.


Article Date: 9.12.2012
Missed Dose? Truvada Still Prevents HIV in Men
Truvada may still protect some men against HIV infection even if they miss up to three doses in a week.


Article Date: 9.11.2012
Mild Asthma Patients May Do OK With Less Steroids
People with mild to moderate asthma might fare just as well inhaling steroid medications only when they have symptoms instead of twice every day as currently recommended, researchers report.


Article Date: 9.11.2012
Can Cranberries Fight Urinary Tract Infections?
Preliminary research suggests cranberries, vitamin C, acupuncture, and other alternative therapies may help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in some women, according to a Dutch infectious diseases specialist.


Article Date: 9.11.2012
Is Your Diabetes Making You Tired?
cle on how to stop diabetes from making you tired.


Article Date: 9.11.2012
Fish Oil Fizzles for Fighting Heart Attack, Stroke
Millions of people take omega-3 capsules to improve their heart health, but new evidence questions the benefit of the practice.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Smoking Marijuana Tied to Testicular Cancer
Smoking marijuana may play a role in a man’s risk for testicular cancer. A new study found that men who had smoked marijuana were twice as likely as men who had not to get an aggressive form of the disease.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Acupuncture Pain Relief Is Real, Researchers Say
Approximately 3 million Americans visit acupuncturists each year, most of them for the relief of chronic pain. And now a new study shows the relief they get may be modest -- but real.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Common Painkillers May Be Risky After Heart Attack
Heart attack survivors who take the most commonly used pain relievers face a raised risk for dying or suffering another heart attack, new research shows.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
New Vaccine Offers Some Protection Against Dengue
A new study shows that an experimental vaccine appears to offer good protection against three of the four viruses that cause dengue fever.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Heavy Drinkers at Greater Risk for Stroke
Heavy drinkers may be at a much greater risk for bleeding stroke, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Parents, Rest Easy About Infant 'Sleep Training'
New research provides some reassuring news for parents who are struggling to get their infants to go to sleep.


Article Date: 9.10.2012
Many Cleaning Products Said to Contain Toxins
Household cleaning products may contain toxic substances linked with health problems such as asthma, allergic reactions, and cancer, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.


Article Date: 9.7.2012
Artificial Nail Types: Acrylics, Gels, and Silks
WebMD article on three types of artificial nails: acrylics, gels, and silks.


Article Date: 9.7.2012
New Leukemia Drug Bosulif Approved for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
The FDA has approved Pfizer's Bosulif for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) for patients who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate other treatments.


Article Date: 9.7.2012
Third Death in Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak
A third person has died of hantavirus infection in this summer's outbreak at Yosemite National Park.


Article Date: 9.7.2012
Genetics Breakthrough Changes Thinking About DNA
In what scientists call the biggest breakthrough in genetics since the unraveling of the human genome, a massive research effort now shows how the genome works.


Article Date: 9.6.2012
More Adults Report Getting Cholesterol Tested
The number of adults who say they have had high cholesterol at some point in their lives has gone up, and that may not be a bad thing, according to the CDC.


Article Date: 9.6.2012
Plague FAQ
Each year, a very small number of Americans get plague, the disease that killed millions in the Middle Ages. It's carried by rodents, mostly in the Western U.S., and usually transmitted to other animals and humans by fleas.


Article Date: 9.6.2012
Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health
Much research has touted the health benefits that come from drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Now, a new study may help extend some of these benefits to teetotalers.


Article Date: 9.6.2012
Restless Legs Syndrome: 8 Changes to Make
WebMD reports on 8 changes to make if you have restless legs syndrome (RLS).


Article Date: 9.5.2012
Laundry Packs Tempting to Children
For the second time this year, doctors are sounding the alarm about the dangers of laundry pods and gel packs to kids.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
Ginkgo Biloba Doesn't Protect From Alzheimer's
A second large study failed to show that the supplement ginkgo biloba can prevent Alzheimer's disease.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
Testosterone Drops in Dads Sharing Beds With Kids
Dads who sleep in the same bed as their children may see a drop in their testosterone levels, a study shows.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
Can't Sleep? When to Get Out of Bed
WebMD talks to sleep experts about whether it's better to get out of bed or stay put when you can't get back to sleep.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
Prostate Cancer: Start-and-Stop Hormone Therapy Works
"Start and stop" hormone therapy is as effective as continuous therapy in the treatment of some prostate cancer patients, a study shows.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
West Nile Death, Paralysis Toll Climbs
With more than 85 deaths and more than 1,000 cases of severe disease, the toll from this year's West Nile virus season continues to climb.


Article Date: 9.5.2012
NFL Players at Higher Risk of Brain Diseases
Former National Football League (NFL) players may have a higher risk of dying from diseases that damage brain cells.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Can Childhood Obesity Hinder the Brain?
A new study shows that children who are overweight or obese may face problems with brain development, especially if they have risk factors for metabolic syndrome.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Asthma Drug Shown to Stunt Growth
Children with asthma who take inhaled steroids end up slightly shorter than their peers when they grow up, a government-funded study shows.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Organic Foods Not Necessarily Better
Will eating pricey organic foods make you healthier? Maybe not, a new research review shows.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Fish Oil for Infants No Help for Allergies
Giving a baby fish oil supplements may do little to prevent allergies, according to a new study.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Sleep Problems Linked to More Special Ed
Young children who snore or have trouble sleeping through the night are more likely to need special education, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Household Chemical PFOA Linked to Heart Disease
A chemical known as PFOA, found in common household products, may be linked with heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, according to new research.


Article Date: 9.4.2012
Normal Blood Sugar Levels May Harm the Brain
Blood sugar levels at the high end of what is considered normal may put the brain at risk, according to a new Australian study.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Work it Out: Dealing with a Difficult Boss
Got a toxic manager? Here's how to survive and even thrive.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Beyond Statistics: 2 Faces of West Nile Virus
This year, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection and scores have died.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Tiny Microgreens Packed With Nutrients
They may be tiny, but a new study shows trendy microgreens punch well above their weight when it comes to nutrition.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
Doctors have a variety of ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, and drugs that slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Find out about prostate cancer treatments.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Can't Sleep? It Could Be Your iPad
Is setting down your iPad the last thing you do before bed? New research shows that all of those nighttime hours spent with your tablet can wreak havoc on your sleep.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Expensive Health Care Isn’t Always Best
When it comes to health care, higher costs don’t necessarily mean better care, according to a new report published this week by Consumer Reports.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Mexican Mangoes
An ongoing salmonella outbreak traced to mangoes has sickened at least 105 people in 16 states across the U.S.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Viola Davis on Health, Love, and Resilience
The actress reflects on her latest role (in "Won't Back Down"), the importance of self care, and the joys of becoming a mom later in life.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
What You Need to Know About Hair Smoothing Treatments
What you need to know about salon hair-smoothing treatments.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Beauty 411: Retin-A Vs. Retinol
Confused about these two retinoids? Our expert explains the difference.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Back to School? Back to Head Lice Season
Fall months are prime time for head lice. Here's how to spot them and get rid of them.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
WebMD the Magazine's On the Street: Niki O'Brien
Our experts help this tired working mom get her sleep, skin, and meal-making mojo back.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Take 10: Rocco DiSpirito
The chef and author talks about his new cookbook, his new cooking show for kids, and how he juggles his work, his family, and his health.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Curing the College Acne Blues
Why your skin can break out in college -- and what you can do about it.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Living With Osteoporosis
Our expert gives four ways to protect and strengthen your bones.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Top 10 Smart Foods for College Students
Coasting by on popcorn and energy drinks? Our experts tell us which foods will really fuel your brain.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Why Do I Forget Things?
Memory loss isn't due to your age, your gender, or creeping senility. It's due to "interference."


Article Date: 8.31.2012
You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Anti-Aging
Two top dermatologists give their product picks for fighting fine lines in your 30s and 40s.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
WebMD the Magazine's Health Highlights: September, Healthy Aging Month
No matter what your age, you can stay at your personal best with these expert tips.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
A Parent's Guide to Vaccines
Knowing which shots kids need and when can be confusing. Our expert clears it up.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Larenz Tate on Sickle Cell Disease
The actor wants people to know how serious the disease is and why it's important to get screened.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
5 Simple Weeknight Meals From Brooklyn Chef Chris Scott
The popular Brooklyn chef shares five easy-to-make weeknight meals. Added bonus? They use only a handful of ingredients.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Take 5: Diabetes
Our diabetes expert answers five questions about lifestyle and blood sugar control.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Should I Go to the Clinic for a Cold or Flu?
You have a terrible cold – maybe even the flu. Do you know when to see a doctor?


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Three Ways to Cook Cod
With a mild taste, cod is the perfect backdrop for a variety of flavors and it cooks in minutes.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Personal Best: Elisabeth Shue
The "CSI" star shares her healthy living habits.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
The Truth About Prenatal Nutrition and Fitness
Eat for two when you're pregnant? Skip your workout? Our expert tells you what you need to know.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Fit Kids: The Importance of Children's Friendships
Want to help your kids develop self-esteem? Buddies are key.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Dirty Secret: Trying on Makeup
There aren't germs in that communal makeup at the cosmetics counter -– or are there?


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Emma Roberts: Life On and Off the Set
The actress talks about her new film, "Celeste and Jesse Forever," young adulthood, and her charitable work with kids and teens.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
What Should I Eat Before Exercising?
Our fitness expert tells you which foods will fuel your workout, plus when to eat them.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Fitness Challenge: Abs and Glutes
Crunched for time? Here's how to tone your tummy and build your butt in just a few minutes.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Got an Aggressive Dog?
Transform your fighting Fido into a calm canine.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
For College Students, Yes, Sleep Matters
Cramming for exams and late night parties may seem "normal," but they're not good for your brain.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
How I Got My Husband to Love Rhubarb
This cookbook author's husband learned to like the oh-so-tart rhubarb when she made it savory instead of sweet.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
6 Tips to Get Your Diabetes Under Control
Worrying about how to keep your diabetes under control? Make these tips the top six on your to-do list.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
How to Stay Healthy at College
School, sports, and socializing wear your body down. Here's how to stay well.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
WebMD the Magazine's By the Numbers: Prediabetes
Facts and stats on one of the country's top health conditions.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Melissa Joan Hart Talks Pregnancy and Childbirth
Now pregnant with her third child, the actress tells us how she feels and what she's planning for labor and delivery.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Top 10 Type-2 Superfoods
Keep these wonder ingredients on your shopping list and in your pantry.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
How to Create a Better Smile
Hate smiling for photos – or smiling at all? Your dentist can help.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
Hypoglycemia: Do You Know the Symptoms?
How low can you go? Know the signs of low blood sugar.


Article Date: 8.31.2012
WebMD the Magazine's My Story: Cardiac Recovery
A reader's personal cardiac comeback story.


Article Date: 8.30.2012
Tiny Batteries a Rising Risk for Children
Children and batteries are a dangerous, and increasingly common, combination, according to a new CDC report.


Article Date: 8.30.2012
Stress Linked to Stroke
New research shows that people who are quick tempered, impatient, aggressive, or naturally hostile may be more likely to suffer strokes than their more laid back counterparts.


Article Date: 8.30.2012
Only Children More Likely to Be Overweight
Only children may be as much as 50% more likely to be overweight than kids who have siblings, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 8.30.2012
Are Mites Causing Your Rosacea?
Researchers say a tiny mite may be the true cause of the skin condition rosacea.


Article Date: 8.30.2012
New IBS Drug Linzess Approved
The FDA today approved Linzess, a new kind of drug that relieves constipation and pain for some adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


Article Date: 8.30.2012
Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life
Following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a significantly longer life, even among people who are already well into their 70s, new research shows.


Article Date: 8.29.2012
Can Chocolate Lower Your Risk for Stroke?
Men who eat a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be less likely to have a stroke then men who don’t eat any.


Article Date: 8.29.2012
Hantavirus FAQ
Two of four people have died after getting hantavirus infection at Yosemite National Park.


Article Date: 8.29.2012
Psoriasis Linked to Diabetes
The chronic skin disorder psoriasis may raise the risk of diabetes, a large study shows.


Article Date: 8.29.2012
New Tick-Borne Disease: 'Heartland Virus'
A new human virus, dubbed "Heartland virus," is being spread by ticks common in the Southeast, the CDC reports.


Article Date: 8.29.2012
West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb
The number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. continues to climb, increasing 40% in the past week alone, according to the CDC.


Article Date: 8.28.2012
Keys to Weight Loss After Menopause
Conventional wisdom says weight gain is inevitable with menopause and that losing weight is difficult. But a new study questions this wisdom.


Article Date: 8.28.2012
New Test Helps Decide if Heart Patient Needs Stent
A newer technique that measures blood flow through clogged arteries can better assess which heart patients need angioplasty and stenting to open up clogged heart arteries, researchers say.


Article Date: 8.28.2012
New 1-a-Day HIV Treatment Approved
The FDA has approved Stribild, the much anticipated once-daily "quad" HIV pill from Gilead Sciences.


Article Date: 8.28.2012
Teen Smokers Show Early Signs of Heart Disease
For teens who smoke, heart health troubles may start early.


Article Date: 8.28.2012
E-Cigarettes Don't Harm Heart, Study Shows
Electronic cigarettes do not appear to be bad for your heart, according to the first study to look at the effects of smoking e-cigarettes on heart function.


Article Date: 8.27.2012
New Policy Supports Choice for Male Circumcision
The nation's pediatricians are changing their stance on male circumcision, again.


Article Date: 8.27.2012
Pot Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ, Study Shows
Heavy, long-term marijuana use beginning in the teens can possibly lead to lower IQ, a provocative new study shows.


Article Date: 8.27.2012
Obesity May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery
Extra pounds may raise the risk for recurrence among women with the most common kind of breast cancer, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.27.2012
Epilepsy Drug Gabapentin Calms Chronic Cough
A drug used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain after shingles also appears to be effective for another persistent condition: chronic cough.


Article Date: 8.24.2012
Gallstones in Kids, Teens Linked to Obesity
More and more children are being treated for gallstones, and the obesity epidemic may play a role.


Article Date: 8.24.2012
30 Minutes of Daily Exercise Enough to Shed Pounds
Thirty minutes of exercise a day may be the magic number to lose weight.


Article Date: 8.23.2012
Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?
Most kindergartners are up to date with their vaccines, but federal immunization goals nevertheless remain unmet, the CDC says.


Article Date: 8.23.2012
PSA Test Linked to Better Prostate Cancer Survival
Despite the controversy surrounding its use, routine PSA prostate cancer screening may improve survival among men with spreading prostate cancer.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
Studies Question Safety of Tattoo Ink
When it comes to tattoos, here's the rub: The tattoo parlor may be spotless; the tattoo artist may be using sterile techniques; but you can still wind up with a nasty infection from ink that was contaminated before it arrived at the shop, new studies show.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
Weight Loss Surgery Prevents Diabetes
Weight loss surgery reduced obese patients' 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80%, Swedish researchers report.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
Cancer-Causing Chemical in Smokeless Tobacco ID'd
Dip, chew, snuff, and other types of smokeless tobacco are known to increase risk for oral cancer. Now new research in rats is zeroing in on exactly how this may occur.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
COPD: How to Quit Smoking
WebMD article on smoking cessation for people who have COPD.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
West Nile Virus: Who's at Risk?
WebMD turned to three experts and asked them to address the West Nile virus questions most commonly asked.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
Father’s Age Linked to Autism
The father’s age may matter more than the mother’s when it comes to the risk of some disorders like autism in children.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
West Nile Outbreak on Track to be Worst Ever
West Nile virus now has killed 47 people and infected an estimated 95,000 in 38 states in what is almost certain to be the worst West Nile outbreak since the virus hit the U.S. in 1999.


Article Date: 8.22.2012
Partner Depression Common After Heart Attack
Depression is common among heart attack survivors, and now a new study finds that this is also the case for spouses.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Stem Cell Research: What's Happening in Clinical Trials
WebMD summarizes stem cell clinical trials being tested in people with heart disease, ALS, stroke, spinal cord injury, and other conditions.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Antibiotic Use in Infants May Raise Obesity Risk
Taken together, two new studies point to a potentially new culprit in the obesity epidemic: antibiotic use.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack: Know Your Symptoms
Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, 50, advised women via her website on Monday to learn the symptoms of heart attack and heed them after revealing she ignored her own and now feels ''lucky to be here."


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Heart Stem Cell Trial: Interview With Researcher Roberto Bolli, MD
WebMD interviews the University of Louisville's Roberto Bolli, MD, on his heart stem cell research to help treat heart failure after heart attack.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Stem Cell Treatments: False Hope Warning Signs
Some stem cell treatments are unproven and risky. WebMD reports on the warning signs of stem cell treatment claims that go too far.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Stem Cell Research: Heart Stem Cells May Help Heal Hearts After Heart Attack
WebMD reports on a clinical trial using patients' own heart stem cells to help heal their heart failure after heart attack.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Stem Cell Clinical Trial for ALS: Patient's Story
WebMD talks to ALS patient John Jerome and his doctors about the ALS stem cell trial being done at Emory University.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Which Heart Risk Test Rated Best?
A test that measures calcium deposits in the walls of the blood vessels supplying the heart is better than other tests for identifying patients at risk for heart attack and stroke.


Article Date: 8.21.2012
Gluten: How to Find it on a Food Label
WebMD reports on how to find gluten when it's not obvious on food labels, if you're trying to go gluten-free.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
X-Rays, CT Scans, Radiation, and Children
WebMD reports on radiation from X-rays and CT scans, and when children might not need these tests.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
'Electrified' Sweet Potatoes May Be Even Healthier
Sweet potatoes are already packed with antioxidants and fiber, but zapping them with an electric current can boost these levels by as much as 60%, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
Deaths in Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Cantaloupe
Kentucky health officials say two people have died in a 20-state salmonella outbreak that has sickened 141 people. The outbreak has been traced to "a farm in southwestern Indiana."


Article Date: 8.20.2012
Some Psoriasis Therapies May Cut Heart Attack Risk
People with psoriasis, known to be at higher risk of heart attack, had a lower risk when treated with drugs known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, such as Enbrel, Humira or Remicade, compared to medicines applied to the skin, according to new research.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
When Teens Lie About Drugs: A Guide for Parents
This article explores the lies teens tell about drugs and what parents can do to get over their hurt and anger to keep their child safe.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
Gout Linked to Low Levels of Lead
New evidence that links low levels of lead in the blood to an increased risk of gout suggests that currently acceptable levels of lead exposure are too high.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
Medicare and the Election: FAQ
In an effort to clear up the confusion, here are some answers to common questions about both plans and the future of Medicare.


Article Date: 8.20.2012
Anesthesia May Harm Children's Brains
Recent studies have suggested that anesthetic drugs may increase the risk for learning disabilities and behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but only in kids who are exposed to the drugs several times.


Article Date: 8.17.2012
Yo-Yo Dieters Don’t Necessarily Lack Willpower
Even if the pounds you shed have crept back once again, you shouldn’t toss out your skinny jeans, new research suggests. A new study of postmenopausal women found that yo-yo dieters are just as likely to stick with a diet and/or exercise program as those whose weight hasn’t bounced around over the years.


Article Date: 8.17.2012
New West Nile Threat: Kidney Disease
About 9% of the 3 million Americans who've been infected with West Nile virus -- but who never had symptoms of West Nile fever -- may have a long lasting infection leading to worsening, incurable kidney disease.


Article Date: 8.17.2012
71 New Cases of H3N2v Swine Flu
There are 71 new cases in the ongoing outbreak of H3N2v swine flu, bringing the U.S. total to 224 cases since July 2012.


Article Date: 8.17.2012
FDA OKs Generic Actos for Type 2 Diabetes
The FDA today approved the first generic version of Actos to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.


Article Date: 8.16.2012
Children who show self-control in the face of temptation may be less likely to have weight problems as adults.
Children who show self-control in the face of temptation may be less likely to have weight problems as adults.


Article Date: 8.16.2012
Progress Toward Male Birth Control Pill?
The promise of a safe and effective birth control pill for men has long eluded scientists, but a new approach could change that.


Article Date: 8.16.2012
When Do U.S. Youths Start Oral Sex, Intercourse?
A new CDC study for the first time reports on how many young people in their teens and early 20s have oral sex or sexual intercourse -- and when they begin these sexual activities with opposite-sex partners.


Article Date: 8.16.2012
More Self-Control as a Child, Lower BMI as Adult?
Children who show self-control in the face of temptation may be less likely to have weight problems as adults.


Article Date: 8.16.2012
CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Screened for Hepatitis C
Effective immediately, all U.S. baby boomers should get a one-time blood test for the hepatitis C virus, the CDC says.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
FDA: Codeine May Be Risky for Kids After Surgery
The FDA today issued a warning about the risks of prescription pain relievers with codeine in children.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
Can Prostate Cancer Screening Improve Men's Lives?
Study: PSA prostate cancer screening adds quality life years to a population. But how individual men feel about risking impotence or incontinence in order to live free of cancer tips the balance for or against screening.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
Higher BPA Levels, More Heart Disease?
People who have higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine may be more likely to have narrowing of their coronary arteries, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
J&J First to Promise Toxin-Free Products
Johnson & Johnson, maker of brands such as Aveeno, Neutrogena, and Johnson's Baby Shampoo, says its products now are safe -- but that it will remove controversial chemicals from all its baby and adult products by 2015.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
Walnuts May Improve Sperm Quality in Healthy Men
If you aspire to fatherhood, it might not hurt to go a little nuts. Walnuts, that is.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
Childbirth Options: What's Best?
While a traditional hospital birth is still popular, more women are exploring new and different childbirth options.


Article Date: 8.15.2012
New Way to Ease Ulcerative Colitis?
A pill that targets the very early stages of the body’s immune response may help ease the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.


Article Date: 8.14.2012
Blood Type May Impact Heart Risk
A new analysis suggests that having blood type O conveys some protection against heart attack and stroke, while having the far less common AB blood type appears to increase risk.


Article Date: 8.14.2012
PTSD Treatment and Couple Therapy Go Hand in Hand
For people with PTSD, going to couples counseling with their partner may ease their PTSD symptoms -- and help their relationship, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.14.2012
New Drug for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss
The FDA has approved using the drug Lucentis to treat diabetic macular edema, a common, vision-threatening complication of diabetes.


Article Date: 8.14.2012
Excess Weight, Diabetes Raise Risk of Big Babies
Women who are overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy are much more likely than healthy weight women to deliver large babies, according to new research.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
Snoring Tots May Be at Risk for Behavior Problems
Preschool-aged kids who snore loudly on a regular basis may be at a greater risk for behavioral problems, a study shows.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
State Obesity Rankings: No Winners
Even by self report, there's no U.S. state were fewer than one in five people is obese. In the 12 most obese states nearly one in three people is obese. Mississippi is most obese, Colorado least obese.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
Cocoa May Sharpen Aging Brain
Drinking a cocoa-rich beverage every day may help brain health in older adults, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
Sleep and Migraines: What's the Link?
WebMD article on the links between sleep and migraines.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
Breast Cancer Radiation for Older Women?
Radiation may help some older women beat breast cancer, contrary to national treatment guidelines.


Article Date: 8.13.2012
School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight
As kids get ready to head back to school, a new study shows that state laws about foods sold at schools may affect kids' weight.


Article Date: 8.12.2012
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Cancer Death
Daily aspirin use, long recommended for those at high risk of heart attack, may also reduce the risk of dying from cancer, according to new research.


Article Date: 8.10.2012
Incurable Gonorrhea Threat Forces Drug Change
To preserve the last class of drug still effective against gonorrhea, the CDC now recommends treating patients with a shot plus a pill. The previous single-pill treatment was leading to dangerous rise in untreatable gonorrhea.


Article Date: 8.10.2012
Kinesio Tape for Athletes: A Big Help, or Hype?
They've been hard to miss at this year's Olympic Games: strips of brightly colored tape adorning the arms, legs, and torsos of many top athletes. But more than just fashion is driving the Kinesio tape trend.


Article Date: 8.9.2012
Statin Diabetes Risk Limited to Those at High Risk
The benefits of taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs outweigh the risks even among people who are likely to develop diabetes, researchers report.


Article Date: 8.9.2012
Tai Chi Benefits People With COPD
The gentle movements of Sun-style tai chi (SSTC) can improve the lives and boost the exercise endurance of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study by Australian researchers.


Article Date: 8.9.2012
New Swine Flu Outbreak: Case Count Rising
The case counts in outbreaks of H3N2v swine flu rose from 12 cases last week to 152 cases this week and counting. So far, there's no human-to-human spread.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Week-Long Speech Therapy May Improve Stuttering
A week-long, intense course of speech therapy may help reduce stuttering, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Buttered Popcorn Flavoring Linked to Alzheimer's
Diacetyl, the flavorant that adds butter flavor to foods and smooth feel to beverages, can enter the brain and enhance the buildup of the beta amyloid plaque of Alzheimer's disease, lab studies show.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Budgeting for Twins: Tips to Save Money
WebMD helps you save money and stay on budget while caring for your baby's needs.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Can TB Vaccine Stop Type 1 Diabetes?
A tiny phase 1 clinical trial suggests that repeated doses of the 80-year-old BCG tuberculosis vaccine may halt the abnormal immune responses behind type 1 diabetes, allowing insulin-producing cells to regenerate.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Gum Disease More Common in People With RA
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be up to four times more likely to have gum disease than people without this autoimmune disease. What’s more, gum disease is often more severe in people with RA, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Pill Instead of a Needle May Soon Be Option for RA
A new pill may soon offer people with rheumatoid arthritis an alternative to the injections and intravenous infusions that many rely on to treat their disease.


Article Date: 8.8.2012
Budgeting for Baby: Tips to Save Money
WebMD helps you save money and stay on budget while caring for your baby's needs.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Few U.S. Kids Using Correct Car Safety Restraints
When children are passengers in cars, trucks, and vans, low numbers of them are using car safety restraints appropriate for their age group, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Asthma Drug Helps Kids Avoid Sleep Apnea Surgery?
A new study suggests that a common asthma drug may be able to help children with sleep apnea avoid surgery.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Blood Pressure Drugs and Lip Cancer: A Link?
Some high blood pressure medicines, when taken long-term, may increase the risk of lip cancer in white people, according to new research.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Walking for Exercise: Americans Making Strides
No exercise is more popular than walking, and more people walk these days than they did five years ago, according to a new CDC report.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Cholesterol Levels Have Gone Down in Kids, Teens
Cholesterol levels have improved among children and teens in the United States over the past two decades, despite rising obesity rates during the same period, the CDC says.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Obesity Paradox: Thin Not in for Type 2 Diabetes?
People who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes appear to live longer than patients whose body weights are normal when their disease is detected, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.7.2012
Pets for Depression and Health
Having a pet can help improve mild or moderate depression in many people, experts agree, as well as provide other benefits, such as better sleep and overall health.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Drug May Slow Memory Loss in Early Alzheimer's
A drug that's already been approved by the FDA for use in HIV patients may also help slow the decline of memory and mental function experienced by people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
8 Tons of Kids' Lunch Wraps Recalled Over Listeria
Some 8 tons of Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, and Cheese Pizza products, as well as Dippin' Stix Apple & Caramel with Peanuts have been recalled by Reichel Foods. Tests detected listeria bacteria in some of the products; no illnesses have been reported.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Hoarders' Brains Overwhelmed by Decisions
Two brain regions go on high alert when hoarders must decide whether to keep something they own or throw it away.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Fainting May Run in the Family
The most common kind of fainting appears to run in families, a new study of twins shows.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Fewer Lies, Better Health?
People who make an effort to lie less say they have better relationships and report fewer health complaints, according to new research.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Sick Kids
Vitamin D deficiency is common among very sick children and it is associated with worse outcomes, two new studies show.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Mom Was Right: Honey Can Calm a Cough
Ask any parent: When your little one has a cough, no one gets any sleep. But 2 teaspoons of honey before bedtime may safely relieve your child’s coughing and make sure everyone gets their ZZZs.


Article Date: 8.6.2012
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Sleep: 5 Changes That May Help
WebMD talks to experts about how to sleep better if you have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Fitter Kids, Better Grades?
Fitter kids do better on school tests, according to new research that echoes previous findings.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Kids and the Flu: Little Bodies, Big Aches
Here's how to make your child more comfortable when sick with the flu.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Sunburns Common in Young Women Who Tan Indoors
Getting sunburned or red skin is common among college-age women who visit tanning salons during the winter months, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Generic Singulair Approved
The FDA today gave 10 generic drugmakers approval to start making generic versions of Singulair (montelukast sodium), the popular asthma and allergy drug.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
How Renting Instead of Owning Can Hurt Your Asthma
A survey of patients with allergic asthma found that people who rent their homes are less likely than people who own them to make changes to minimize exposures to the allergens that trigger their breathing problems.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Time Outside May Reduce Nearsightedness in Kids
Spending more time outside may help protect children’s eyesight.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
Quiet Activities for Sick Little Children
Here are 9 restful activities for you and your sick child.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
How to Get Beautiful Lips
Tips from dermatologists for keeping your lips healthy and beautiful.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
6 Tips for a Photogenic Smile
Having a photo-ready smile is almost a necessity these days, what with cameras in cell phones, email profile pictures, and online photo sharing.


Article Date: 8.3.2012
New Swine Flu Outbreak Worries CDC
With 12 new cases in the last week, the CDC is worried that a new swine flu bug might be getting better at infecting humans. So far the bug spreads poorly from person to person. Work on a vaccine is under way.


Article Date: 8.2.2012
Onion Recalls Continue
Possible listeria contamination at a California plant that prepares onions for ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook foods has led to massive recalls of salads, veggie mixes, dips, and other popular products.


Article Date: 8.2.2012
Are You in Denial About Your Weight?
The next time one of your friends asks if he or she looks like they put on some weight, you may want to consider being honest with them – even if the answer is yes.


Article Date: 8.2.2012
Spray-on Skin May Promote Wound Healing
An experimental spray-on skin product may help people with chronic leg wounds heal faster and more effectively than available treatments, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 8.2.2012
CDC: New Smoking Patterns Are Cause for Alarm
People light up fewer cigarettes these days, but the number of cigars and amount of pipe tobacco used for roll-your-owns each year is on the rise.


Article Date: 8.2.2012
CDC: Military Veterans Report Poorer Health
Men who served in the military carry a heavier health burden than non-veterans. According to a CDC report released today, veterans are significantly more likely to have two or more chronic diseases.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
Anti-Estrogen Combo Better for Late Breast Cancer
Older women with the most common type of metastatic breast cancer may soon have a new treatment option that may improve their survival.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
Pets May Help Kids With Autism
By just about any measure of accomplishment, Danny Gross would be considered a successful young adult.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
More Moms Breastfeeding
The health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and moms are widely publicized, and it seems that this message is gaining traction. A new breastfeeding report card from the CDC shows that growing numbers of new moms in the U.S. are choosing to breastfeed their babies.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
Most on Gluten-Free Diet Don't Have Celiac Disease
For a lot of people, gluten-free diets are more trend than treatment, a new study shows.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
Health Reform: No-Cost Contraception Starts Today
Today ushers in a new provision of the health reform law that makes additional preventive health services – from contraception to HPV testing -- available for free to an estimated 47 million women.


Article Date: 8.1.2012
Sleep Helps Vaccines Work: Study
People who regularly get more than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to respond to vaccination against hepatitis B compared to those who get in less than six hours, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Exercise May Fight Depression in Heart Failure
Exercise helps people with heart failure feel a bit better, physically and emotionally, a new study shows. It may also cut a person’s risk of dying or winding up in the hospital.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Seal Flu: Next Pandemic Threat?
A new, mutant strain of bird flu -- H3N8 -- is killing harbor seals in New England. The mutant has learned to spread among mammals and is clearly deadly.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
7 Ways High-Tech Gadgets Could Be Hurting You
Sure, they make life easier, but could all this technology be harmful to your health? WebMD gets the experts to weigh in.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Exercise May Fight Depression From Heart Failure
Exercise helps people with heart failure feel a bit better, physically and emotionally, a new study shows. It may also cut a person’s risk of dying or winding up in the hospital.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Curry Compound May Lower Diabetes Risk
Curcumin, the substance found in the spice turmeric that gives curry its color, may lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a small new study suggests.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Cataract Surgery May Help Prevent Hip Fractures
Helping older people see more clearly may help to lower their risk for falls and potentially disabling hip fractures.


Article Date: 7.31.2012
Even Mild Anxiety May Shorten a Person's Life
Psychological distress, even at relatively low levels, is linked to an increased risk of death, a large new study shows.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
Psychological Abuse of Children May Be Common
Psychological child abuse is common but underreported in the U.S., the nation's largest pediatric health group says.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
Ryan Lochte's Olympics Training Includes Beer Kegs
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte credits a beer keg and a giant boat chain with helping him win the United States' first gold medal of the London games.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
Heart Birth Defects May Have Lasting Effect
Children born with heart defects need early screening for developmental disorders, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
Task Force Updates EKG Recommendations
If you're at low risk for heart disease and don't have symptoms such as chest pains, you do not need a routine electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), according to updated guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
West Nile Virus: Questions and Answers
How extensive is the threat of West Nile Virus this summer, and how can you help protect yourself from it? WebMD asked the CDC’s medical epidemiologist Marc Fischer, MD.


Article Date: 7.30.2012
Study: PSA Testing Cuts Worst Prostate Cancers
17,000 cases of deadly, metastatic prostate cancer have been averted by routine PSA testing, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 7.27.2012
Ecstasy Pills Cause Memory Problems
People who use the club drug ecstasy (MDMA) can develop memory problems, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.26.2012
Heart Attack, Stroke More Common in Shift Workers
Working the night shift or any non-traditional schedule may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke, a study shows.


Article Date: 7.26.2012
Yoga Improves Balance After Stroke
Starting yoga even long after a stroke may help improve the balance of stroke survivors, a study shows.


Article Date: 7.25.2012
Fish Oil Doesn't Lower Heart Risk in Diabetics
If you have diabetes or prediabetes, fish oil supplements might not be so helpful after all in cutting heart disease risk.


Article Date: 7.25.2012
Doctors Report Historic Transplant in Child
Ciaran Finn-Lynch is an accidental medical pioneer. With his life in danger, doctors used the 13-year-old's own stem cells to grow him a new windpipe, and they did it inside his body -- a feat that's never been accomplished before.


Article Date: 7.25.2012
Blood Vessels Made From Liposuction Fat
If you have a blocked artery, surgeons may someday replace them with blood vessels created from cells removed in liposuction.


Article Date: 7.24.2012
Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?
New research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium may help reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.


Article Date: 7.24.2012
More Than a Third of Babies Unintended
More than one-third of births in the U.S. are the result of an unplanned pregnancy, according to a CDC study.


Article Date: 7.24.2012
FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD
The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).


Article Date: 7.24.2012
Man Cured of AIDS Virus: First U.S. News Conference
At his first U.S. news conference, the first and only man to be cured of HIV infection says he's setting up a foundation to fund an AIDS cure.


Article Date: 7.24.2012
CDC: Little Change in Risky Teen Sex
Progress in getting teens to have safer sex largely has stalled over the last decade, a new CDC study suggests.


Article Date: 7.23.2012
YouTube for Do-It-Yourself Vertigo Treatment?
Watching self-help videos on the popular Internet site YouTube may help people with a common cause of vertigo treat themselves.


Article Date: 7.23.2012
Children's Toe Walking Not a Sign of Bigger Problems
More than half of young children who toe walk will stop doing so on their own by about age 5. And most children who are toe walkers will not have any developmental or neuropsychiatric problems, a new study finds.


Article Date: 7.23.2012
HIV Diagnosis Calls for Immediate Treatment
People should start taking anti-HIV drugs as soon as they test positive for the AIDS virus, according to new guidelines from the International Antiviral Society-USA.


Article Date: 7.23.2012
Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Attacks
People over age 60 who have surgery to replace a worn out hip or knee have a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack after their surgeries, a large new study shows.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
AIDS Cure Possible, Top Scientists Say
An AIDS cure is possible, top HIV/AIDS researchers now say.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
Cell Phones and Children: Pros and Cons
When is a child ready to have their own cell phone? WebMD talks to experts about cell phones and children.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
Violent Shootings: Are There Warning Signs?
In the wake of the Colorado movie theatre shootings, many Americans may wonder whether a shooter can be spotted before they commit a violent act.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?
Electronic cigarettes are picking up steam -- and not surprisingly -- especially among smokers.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
Can Recreational ED Drug Use Lead to ED?
Men who use erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs recreationally may be more likely to develop psychogenic ED, the type that originates in the mind, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.20.2012
Happy Feet: Plastic Surgery for Best Foot Forward
Media reports of an uptick in toe and foot plastic surgery suggest that there is nothing that we won’t do to put our best feet forward (and of course, sport sexy, strappy, and often pricey shoes).


Article Date: 7.19.2012
Top 10 Safest & Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In
The most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Fla., and the safest is St. Paul, Minn., according to a new government report.


Article Date: 7.19.2012
CDC: Whooping Cough Heading to a 5-Decade High
Whooping cough cases could be headed toward a 50-year high in the United States, and the CDC says the nation is on track for record rates of the disease.


Article Date: 7.19.2012
Cervical Cancer: Uninsured Are Diagnosed Later
Women without health insurance are far more likely to receive a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Migraine or Sinus Headache: What's the Difference
WebMD talks to headache experts about the difference between migraines and sinus headaches.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Cost, Not Fear, Keeps More People From Dentist
Cost is a bigger factor than fear when it’s time to visit the dentist, a new government report shows.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
‘Egg Therapy’ May Help Allergic Kids
Exposing children with egg allergies to egg in a carefully-controlled setting can dramatically reduce and even eliminate potentially life-threatening allergic reactions for some children, new federally funded research shows.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Always Up Survival
For men with early prostate cancer, surgery to remove the prostate appears to offer no survival advantage over watching and waiting, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Can a Woman's Job Raise Her Heart Attack Risk?
Women with high-stress jobs are at higher risk of heart attacks and other heart problems compared to those with lower-stress jobs, according to a new study.


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Qsymia, Belviq: New Weight Loss Drugs Compared
Two new prescription weight-loss drugs, Belviq and Qsymia, now have the FDA's blessing. Which, if either, is for you?


Article Date: 7.18.2012
Brain Changes Seen in Postpartum Depression
New research points to specific brain changes seen in moms with postpartum depression.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Treatment May Halt Alzheimer’s Progression
A small study of a treatment that stabilized four Alzheimer's patients for three years is making big waves.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Vitamin B12 May Boost Hep C Treatment
Early research suggests that patients with chronic hepatitis C infections may improve their treatment response by also receiving vitamin B12.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Big Babies May Boost Mom’s Breast Cancer Risk
Women who deliver big babies may be at greater risk for developing breast cancer in the future, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Mass General Tops List of Best U.S. Hospitals
Massachusetts General tops U.S. News & World Report's 2012 list of the best U.S. hospitals, knocking Johns Hopkins out of the top spot it's held for 21 years.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C
Milk thistle, a popular herbal treatment used for treating liver disease, may offer little help for people living with hepatitis C.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Multiple Sclerosis Drugs May Not Delay Disability
Disease modifying drugs have been game-changers for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The drugs help prevent relapses, but now new research questions whether they slow progression of disability from the disease.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
FDA Approves Diet Drug Qsymia
For the second time in less than a month, the FDA has approved a new prescription weight loss drug.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
Physical Inactivity May Be as Deadly as Smoking
Not moving enough may be as hazardous to health as smoking, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.17.2012
FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles
The FDA today banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and in sippy cups.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Get This Much Sleep for a Sharp Memory
Getting a recommended seven hours of sleep a night may help women to keep their memory sharp, suggests a new analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's
Being physically active -- whether it's aerobic activity like walking or resistance training to build muscles -- can keep your brain sharp and potentially reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, new studies show.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Playing Multiple Sports Helps Beat Teen Obesity
Being a team player may help teens tackle rising childhood obesity rates.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Urinary Incontinence Underreported in Young Women
According to the conventional wisdom, urinary incontinence is a problem of middle-aged and older women, especially those who’ve had a baby. But a study out today suggests even young women who’ve never been pregnant could suffer from the problem.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
FDA Approves First Drug for HIV Prevention
The FDA has approved use of the HIV drug Truvada to help people at high risk avoid infection with the AIDS virus. Safe sex and frequent HIV tests are still needed. And Truvada must be taken every day for it to work.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Where White Fillings Look Better Than Silver
A guide to the pros and cons of different types of dental fillings.


Article Date: 7.16.2012
Dental Fillings Linked to Slight Behavior Problems
Children who received a common type of dental filling had slightly worse social behavior five years later compared to those who had different fillings, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.13.2012
Preterm Birth Rates and Infant Death Rates Drop
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fourth year in a row, according to a new federal report.


Article Date: 7.13.2012
Food Journal: Write It Down, Shed More Pounds
If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less. And if you want to eat less, it helps to write it down.


Article Date: 7.13.2012
Doping With Muscle-Building Drugs: FAQ
Many athletes use human growth hormone and/or steroids to build muscle and strength.


Article Date: 7.12.2012
Electric Fans May Be Risky in Extreme Heat
Already this summer much of the nation has faced record setting, triple-digit heat, and it's only mid-July.


Article Date: 7.12.2012
Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make
WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.


Article Date: 7.12.2012
You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes
A three-part study by U.K. and Canadian researchers finds no support for the popular notion that your eyes dart up and to the right when you tell a lie.


Article Date: 7.12.2012
College Football Players' Concussion Rates Double
Concussion rates in college football players have doubled since new rules were put in place to help manage the number of head injuries, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law -- Again
Even though the outcome was predictable, there was plenty of heated debate Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- again.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
Moderate Drinking May Help Older Women's Bones
Women who drink alcohol moderately may be doing their bones a favor, new research suggests.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
Stress Management May Prevent MS Brain Lesions
Teaching MS patients how to deal with stress can improve their quality of life -- and may also prevent or slow down formation of new brain lesions, according to a new study.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
Can Weight Loss Cool Hot Flashes?
Losing excess weight by eating a low-fat diet filled with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains appears to help reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
Gene May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented? A new study shows that researchers might be on the right path to someday make it happen.


Article Date: 7.11.2012
Descent Into Alzheimer's Detailed
Data from people with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease offer a detailed look at each ominous step of the descent into severe Alzheimer's dementia.


Article Date: 7.10.2012
Diet Secret: Small Pieces of Food More Filling
Call it the cut-up-food-diet: We feel full faster, and eat less later, when our food is served in small pieces.


Article Date: 7.10.2012
Breastfeeding Fights Obesity
Breastfeeding may help women keep their weight in check and make them less likely to become obese as they get older.


Article Date: 7.10.2012
H1N1 Flu Shot Appears Safe During Pregnancy
New research brings reassuring news for women who received the swine flu vaccine while pregnant during the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009.


Article Date: 7.9.2012
Sugar Substitutes Can Lead to Weight Loss
Substituting other sweeteners for sugars may help people lose weight and help people with diabetes control blood sugar.


Article Date: 7.9.2012
Cranberries Combat Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberries -- long been touted as a folk remedy to combat urinary tract infections -- may help curb urinary tract infections (UTIs).


Article Date: 7.9.2012
Sitting Too Much May Shave Years Off of Our Lives
Sitting too much is a serious health threat, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 7.9.2012
Many Babies Healthier in Homes With Dogs
Babies in homes with dogs have fewer colds, fewer ear infections, and need fewer antibiotics in their first year of life than babies raised in pet-free homes, Finnish researchers find.


Article Date: 7.9.2012
PG-13 Movie Smoking Prompts Teens to Smoke
Watching movie stars smoking on the big screen makes teens more likely to start smoking themselves, regardless of whether the movie is rated R or PG-13.


Article Date: 7.9.2012
New Devices Improve Diabetes Control
By combining insulin pumps with continuous blood sugar sensors, people with diabetes get better blood-sugar control than those using fingerstick testing and insulin shots, new research suggests.


Article Date: 7.6.2012
Parenthood May Reduce the Risk of Catching a Cold
A new study suggests that being a parent may boost immunity to cold-causing viruses, though researchers acknowledge it may not always feel that way.


Article Date: 7.5.2012
Coffee, Fats May Affect Fertility Treatment
Women who drink 5 or more cups of coffe or eat too much fatty food during IVF treatment may be less likely to get pregnant, new studies suggest.


Article Date: 7.5.2012
Shingles Vaccine May Be OK for Autoimmune Patients
The live-virus shingles vaccine may be safe for people with autoimmune conditions and for those taking immunity-suppressing drugs.


Article Date: 7.5.2012
WebMD Survey: Sharp Split Over Health Care Ruling
A WebMD survey of nearly 8,000 Americans reveals that people are divided over last week's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act -- with 40% supporting it and 36% disagreeing with the highly anticipated decision.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
Botox May Ease Multiple Sclerosis Tremors
Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will develop a tremor, and until now, there was little that could be done to minimize this shaking.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
Are We Finally Outsmarting the MRSA Superbug?
Rates of drug-resistant staph infections seem to be on the decline in the community at large as well as in hospitals and nursing homes.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
Braces? At My Age?
A guide to adult braces, with information about types, effectiveness, and cost.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
First-Time Teen Alcohol & Drug Use Peaks in Summer
Teens are much more likely to try alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs for the first time during the summer months, according to a new survey.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
How Fireworks May Harm the Eyes
Putting on protective eyewear before setting off fireworks may help prevent common firework-related injuries.


Article Date: 7.3.2012
FDA Approves First at-Home HIV Test
The FDA has approved the first at-home, over-the-counter HIV test, which could potentially inform thousands of Americans about their HIV status.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Gavin DeGraw's Fight Against Malaria
The singer/songwriter's experiences in Uganda find their way into his new album, "Sweeter."


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Medication Errors Affect Half of Heart Patients
After leaving the hospital, many heart patients often experience medication errors, even if they have extra help from pharmacists, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Cat Litter Parasite May Raise Suicide Risk
Women infected with a parasite found in dirty kitty litter, undercooked meat, and unwashed vegetables may be at higher risk for self-injury and suicide, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Teen 'Sexting' More Common Than Thought
Sexting is common among teens, with more than 1 in 4, or 28%, admitting they have sent a naked picture of themselves through text or email, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Half of Heart Patients Make Medication Errors
After leaving the hospital, many heart patients often make medication errors, even if they have extra help from pharmacists, according to new research.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
BMI, Waist Size, and Other Ways to See If You're Overweight
WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Dole Recalls Bagged Salad Because of Listeria Risk
Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,598 cases of “Dole Hearts of Romaine” bagged salad.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Earlier-Term Babies, Slight Learning Delay?
Earlier term infants may have an increased risk for learning delays, a new study shows


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk
That refreshing glass of iced coffee or iced tea might do more than cool you off in the summer heat. A new study of nearly 113,000 men and women found a link between those who took in the most caffeine and a lower risk of the most common type of skin cancer.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Spanking Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues
Pushing, grabbing, slapping, shoving, and other types of physical punishment may increase a child’s risk for developing several types of emotional problems as they age, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Getting Better Sleep When You Have Diabetes
A number of factors can disrupt your sleep if you have diabetes. Here's what you can do.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
What Emergency Supplies Should I Keep in My Car?
You probably know you need to keep a tire jack in your car, but have you thought of snacks and diapers?


Article Date: 7.2.2012
How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and Safe on the Road
Our expert has advice on saving your back -- and sanity -- on car trips this summer.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
How to Find a Good Boarding Kennel
Your dog needs responsible, loving care while you're gone. Do you know what to look for?


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have Diabetes?
It all depends on your blood sugar control, our expert says.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
The Truth About Sensory Processing Disorder
Is SPD a real childhood crisis or just the latest trend in diagnoses?


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Managing Diabetes with Exercise
One woman's turning point and how exercise put her on a new path to wellness.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Gary Hall's Toughest Competitor: Diabetes
The Olympic Hall of Fame swimmer advocates for more research, better treatment for type 1 diabetes.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Kyra Sedgwick on Work, Family, and Empty Nests
The actress opens up about her long marriage, life as a working mom, and her new movie, 'The Possession.'


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Diabetes-Friendly Summer Grill Recipes
Lighten your plate with these super-healthy, super-tasty recipes.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
9 Healthy Facts About Cucumbers
The cool cuke is low in calories and high in refreshing taste. Try it in our Cold Creamy Cucumber Soup With Avocado recipe!


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Dinner Emergency? Here's What to Keep on Hand
Chef and cookbook author Domenica Catelli shares what she keeps in her pantry for quick, easy, no-shop dinners.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Q&A with Joel McHale
The comedian talks about his health, his upcoming movie ("Ted"), and coping with a newborn's illness.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Maria Menounos Takes Action for Dogs
The busy actress, TV host, and advocate rescues stray puppies on the streets of L.A. in her spare time.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Why Teens Insert Objects Under Their Skin
Some kids push objects under their skin. What's behind this disturbing behavior?


Article Date: 7.2.2012
My WebMD: Losing 100 Pounds
Catherine Grunden explains how she dropped so much weight after a lifetime of obesity.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Teaching Your Teen to Drive Safely
Are your teens road-ready? Steer them in the right direction with one-on-one lessons.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Why Caregivers Need Care, Too
People who tend others often pay a hefty price emotionally and physically.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
How to Help Your Aging Cat
Our expert shares tips for keeping your kitty comfortable through her golden years.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Is a Dog's Hot Nose a Sign of Illness?
Our expert tells us what's true and not true about the old wives' tales about canine nose temperatures.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Helping Your Child Reach a Healthy Weight
Think your kid is overweight? Focus on creating healthy habits for the entire family.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Spanking Linked to Long-Term Mental Health IssuesSpanking Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues
Pushing, grabbing, slapping, shoving, and other types of physical punishment may increase a child’s risk for developing several types of emotional problems as they age, a new study shows.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Why Cell Phones and Driving Don't Mix
Drivers beware: The brain can't multitask as well as you might think.


Article Date: 7.2.2012
Expert Answers to Your Sunless Tanning Questions
Our experts give their tips and product picks for creating a healthy streakless glow.


Article Date: 6.29.2012
Health Care Reform: Questions and Answers
The Supreme Court's decision on the health care reform law left many people confused about their health insurance and what will happen in the future. Here, WebMD answered some of the most common questions that came in from readers after the ruling.


Article Date: 6.29.2012
Music and Your Workout: Playlists, Volume, and More
WebMD discusses the boost music can give your workout, and how loud is too loud for the volume.


Article Date: 6.29.2012
Who Gets Covered Under Health Reform?
As the debate rages over "Obamacare," here's a look at what the changes will mean.


Article Date: 6.29.2012
Aging Eyes Are Seeing Better
There has been a dramatic drop in vision impairment among older Americans over the last generation, new research shows.


Article Date: 6.29.2012
Fewer Women in 40s Getting Mammograms
Mammogram rates in the U.S. have declined by nearly 6% among women in their 40s since screening guidelines were revised in 2009, suggests a new study.


Article Date: 6.28.2012
Supreme Court Upholds Health Reform Law
WebMD reports on the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.


Article Date: 6.28.2012
Teens' Peer Problems May Affect Health Later
Teens who have more peer problems than normal are at higher risk of health problems as adults, Swedish researchers report.


Article Date: 6.28.2012
FDA Approves New Overactive Bladder Drug
The FDA has approved a new drug called Myrbetriq to treat overactive bladder.


Article Date: 6.28.2012
Overtime Work in Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Size
Working long hours on your feet while you're pregnant may affect the size of your newborn.


Article Date: 6.27.2012
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of illnesses and conditions from heart disease and diabetes to certain types of cancer.


Article Date: 6.27.2012
Pain Medication Addiction: Have You Crossed the Line?
Many people fear becoming addicted to pain medications. WebMD explains what addiction is, what it isn't, and how it can affect your pain treatment.


Article Date: 6.27.2012
Vaccine May Block the Effect of Nicotine
Scientists say they've developed an experimental vaccine that may one day protect people against the addictive effects of nicotine.


Article Date: 6.27.2012
FDA Approves Diet Pill Belviq
For the first time in more than a decade, the FDA has approved a new drug to help people lose weight.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
Simple Lifestyle May Limit Exposure to Chemicals
Concerned about exposure to the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and other potentially harmful chemicals in the environment? You may be able to reduce your risks by leading a simpler life in the fashion of the Old Order Mennonite (OOM) community.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
Ozone Hurts the Heart, and It Doesn't Take a Lot
A little ozone may go a long way in terms of hurting your heart.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
Coffee in Moderation May Lower Heart Failure Risk
Drinking coffee in moderation may reduce your risk of heart failure as you age, according to a new analysis.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
ADHD in Preschoolers? How Young is Too Young
WebMD reports on ADHD diagnosis in children as young as 4.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
Test May Spot Autism in Young Children
A noninvasive test that measures and records the brain’s electrical activity may reliably detect autism in children as young as age 2, a new study shows.


Article Date: 6.26.2012
All Calories Not Created Equal, Study Suggests
New research challenges the idea that a calorie is a calorie, suggesting that certain foods and diets may be better than others for burning calories and helping people maintain weight loss.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
FDA Delays Decision on Blood Thinner Eliquis
The FDA has once again delayed a decision on a new blood thinning drug that some are calling a game changer for the prevention of stroke in heart patients.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Newer Vitamin D Tests Often Inaccurate, Study Shows
Two new lab tests to measure blood levels of vitamin D are inaccurate more than 40% of the time, according to a new study.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Chronic Abuse of Prescription Drugs Skyrocketing
Overdose deaths from prescription pain killers is rising, and a new report suggests it’s not people looking for a quick fix, but long-term use that may be leading to the problem.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
How to Teach Children to Share
Sharing doesn't come easily for most kids. But with patience and empathy, parents can help kids develop the habit.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women
Older women with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more prone to pack on the pounds, when compared with woman who have adequate vitamin D levels.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Food Allergy Reactions in Kids Undertreated
Severe allergic reactions are common among young children with food allergies, but nearly two-thirds do not get the emergency treatment they need, a new study shows.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Early Medication May Help Grades in Kids With ADHD
Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, struggle in school. Their wandering concentration makes it tough to follow directions, absorb lessons, and finish homework. Now, new research may offer a partial solution.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Belly Wraps: Post-pregnancy Hit or Hype?
Some swear belly wraps help them get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, but others don’t buy it.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Statins May Work Better in Men Than in Women
Women with heart disease may not benefit as much as men from taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new research analysis suggests.


Article Date: 6.25.2012
Task Force to Doctors: Obesity Screening for All
Next time you see your doctor, be prepared to be weighed and measured -- and possibly referred to a weight loss program.


Article Date: 6.22.2012
FDA Rejects New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto
The FDA has decided -- for now -- against allowing the new blood thinner Xarelto to be used to treat patients with blocked coronary arteries.


Article Date: 6.22.2012
Smartphone Addiction
Could you actually be addicted to your smartphone? If not, why is it so hard to turn it off? Here are tips on reclaiming your time and concentration.


Article Date: 6.22.2012
How to Choose the Healthiest Salad Dressing
When it comes to packing a nutritional punch, a colorful salad can’t be beat. But the dressing you choose may be just as important as the vegetables for maximizing the body’s intake of important nutrients, a new study shows.


Article Date: 6.22.2012
Video Games and ADHD: What's the Link?
WebMD reports on video games and ADHD.


Article Date: 6.22.2012
A Little Alcohol While Pregnant May Be OK?
A drink or two each week during pregnancy may not affect a child’s general intelligence at age 5, according to a new series of Danish studies. But expectant mothers who miss sipping the occasional cocktail should not necessarily raise a glass to toast the results.


Article Date: 6.21.2012
Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years
Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term. Now, a new study suggests that benefit is maintained long-term.


Article Date: 6.21.2012
Bariatric Surgery May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease
Weight loss surgery can improve or eliminate diabetes-related kidney disease in obese diabetic people, researchers reported.


Article Date: 6.21.2012
Eating Disorders in Women Over 50
Eating disorders don’t just strike teens. A new survey shows that middle-aged women binge, purge, and engage in extreme exercise and dieting about as often as adolescents do.


Article Date: 6.21.2012
Weather Triggers Migraine Headaches
Weather triggers migraine headaches, especially mild ones, a new study shows.


Article Date: 6.20.2012
Some Kinds of Red Wine May Not Trigger Migraines
A small new study suggests that when it comes to migraines, some types of red wine may be more likely to trigger a headache than others.


Article Date: 6.20.2012
Device Calms Parkinson's Tremor for 3+ Years
For some people with Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation can have immediate and dramatic effects on tremors, rigidity, balance, and other motor symptoms.


Article Date: 6.20.2012
When Your Pain Medication Isn't Working
WebMD reports on what else you and your doctor might consider if your pain medication isn't working.


Article Date: 6.20.2012
PTSD Unrecognized Risk Among Heart Attack Patients
A heart attack is a traumatic event, both physically and emotionally, but cardiologists don’t pay enough attention to post-traumatic stress disorder among their patients, according to the author of a new study.


Article Date: 5.15.2012
Deadline for Avoiding 2013 E-Prescribing Penalty Is June 30
To avoid Medicare e-prescribing penalties for 2013, you must electronically transmit 10 prescriptions to the pharmacy by June 30, 2012. You must also report an eRx G-code (G8553) when at least one prescription has been created during the encounter.


Article Date: 4.5.2012
SEMI Kicks off Seventh Year!
Physicians in SEMI submitting more than 1 million prescriptions per month electronically.


Article Date: 12.2.2011
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT)
CHRT Release: ACA Coverage Flowchart The Path to Healthcare Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act in 2014.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
C. Diff Vaccine Shows Promise
A new vaccine shows promise for preventing infection with the potentially dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., prelimary research suggests.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Beware the Know It Alls: How to Handle Unsolicited Baby Advice
Most new parents are hit with it: Unwanted baby advice from family, friends, even strangers. WebMD explores why so many people feel compelled to give it and offers tips for dealing with it gracefully.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Newborn Care: Essential Products for Baby
What do you need for good newborn care when baby comes home? Moms, dads, and pediatricians offer their quick tips.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Getting Fit with Baby on Board
It's enough to drive a new mom to distraction. It seems like everywhere you look, you see photos of celebrity mothers who not only got their bodies back almost as soon as their babies were born, but look better than ever - Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Madonna …


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Tips for Nursing Mothers: Using a Breast Pump
Which breast pump will work for you? How do you pump your breast milk? Find answers here.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Breast Cancer Survival: Femara Better Than Tamoxifen
Older women with early breast cancers have fewer recurrences and significantly longer survival times when they take the aromatase inhibitor Femara (letrozole) instead of tamoxifen, a long-term follow-up study shows.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
10 Essential Tips for Adoptive Parents
Experts give adoption advice to parents considering international and domestic adoptions.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Bacteria Are Hard to Avoid in Public Bathrooms
Public restrooms are often filled with infection-causing bacteria, a study shows.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Vaccine May Help Slow Spread of Lung Cancer
A cancer vaccine shows potential to slow the spread of cancer among lung cancer patients, a study shows.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines
Younger doctors are more skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of childhood vaccines than older doctors, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.21.2011
25 Ways to Handle the Stress of a New Baby
WebMD helps parents of new babies understand stress and find time for relaxation and fun. Learn how to deal with stress so you can spend quality time with your baby.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Shopping for Baby Gear: Q&A With Alan Fields
Is the most expensive baby gear always the best? An expert talks about what to look for in furniture and other items for baby.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Are Too Many Babies Getting Acid Reflux Drugs?
A children's health expert has noticed an alarming increase in the number of infants being prescribed acid-suppressing drugs to reduce unexplained crying and spitting up.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Buying Shoes for Toddlers: Tips for Purchasing the Best Toddler Shoes
Who knew that buying shoes for toddlers was more than a simple trip to the local mall? Get the ins and out of buying the best toddler shoes for your little one.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Solutions for Toddler Feeding Problems
WebMD asked three top feeding experts to help you solve the most exasperating toddler feeding problems.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Cancer Drug May Also Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers in Norway say they’ve been able to treat symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome by giving patients a biologic drug that affects the immune system.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Lose Weight, Gain Tons of Benefits
Even a small amount of weight loss can have a big benefit for your health.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
How to Overcome Children’s Fear of the Dark
WebMD explains why some kids are afraid of the dark, how parents can help, and ways to conquer fear of the dark.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Radiation Plus Surgery Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer Return
New research shows that adding radiation therapy to breast-conserving surgery halves the chance that cancer will come back and reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, when compared to the breast-conserving surgery alone.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Deciding Between Work and Home After Your Baby's Born
Now that baby's here, are you ready to go back to work? Find out what experts and other moms have to say about working or not working. Their advice can help you decide what's best for you.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
What’s Behind the Latest Measles Outbreaks?
Concerns about a possible link between the measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine helped fuel a measles outbreak this year in Minnesota, the country’s largest since 1996, according to research to be presented Saturday at an infectious diseases meeting.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Can you use humor to get through to your kids?
Taking a lighter touch with parenting may get you the results you want, faster.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
The Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make
WebMD spoke with family and divorce expert M. Gary Neuman, who gives exes pointers on how to split up without emotionally destroying their kids.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
How to minimize sibling rivalry
How to prevent sibling rivalry when bringing home a new baby


Article Date: 10.20.2011
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shots
Pregnant women are now more likely to get a flu shot than a few years ago, and for good reason: Evidence continues to mount that the vaccine safely protects both mother and newborn from influenza and its complications.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Baby’s First Furniture: What Is Essential?
Decking out a baby nursery can get pricey. This guide tells you what baby furniture is essential, and how -- and when -- to shop for discounts.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy: What Every New Mom Must Know
Dedication and patience are key to losing postpartum baby weight and looking like your pre-baby self again.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Is My Newborn Normal?
To help prepare you for those first hours, days, and weeks of life, here's a head-to-toe guide to newborn health.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Can You Boost Your Child’s IQ?
What makes kids smart may surprise you. It isn’t fancy toys or gimmicky computer programs, the experts say. Intelligence — IQ — depends a lot on how parents and kids interact.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Parents Who Exercise: Overcoming the Challenges
How parents can fit exercise back into their lives and fight the tendency to become more sedentary.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Skimpy Skin Care Tips
Don't have time for complex skin care? Try these 3 quick basic steps for soft, healthy skin.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Study: No Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer
One of the largest and longest-running studies ever to look for a link between mobile phone use and brain tumors shows that cell phone use doesn't increase the risk of brain cancer and other kinds of central nervous system cancers.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
CDC: Most Americans Eat Too Much Salt
Most Americans eat more salt than federal guidelines call for, increasing their risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, a new CDC report shows.


Article Date: 10.20.2011
Girls More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine When Doctors Recommend It
Doctors need to recommend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help increase the number of girls getting immunized, according to CDC researchers.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Pregnancy Brain: Myth or Reality?
"Pregnancy brain" is the buzzword for forgetfulness during pregnancy. Find out about its causes and what to do about it.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
How to Handle Parents Who Brag About Their Kids
Her children are math geniuses, gymnastic stars -- and did you know they started reading at 3? How to respond to mothers who brag too much.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Guidelines Suggest Less Frequent Screening for Cervical Cancer
New federal guidelines are urging doctors to back off annual cervical cancer screening for most women.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Parenting by Your Toddler's Personality Type
Experts share tips for parents on how to handle the different personality types of toddlers.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Mushroom and Health: Edible, Medicinal, and Psychedelic Types
WebMD explores the many types of mushrooms and discusses which ones are edible and how to cook them, which types are medicinal, and which types to avoid.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia Pain
When you have fibromyalgia, it can hurt just to think about exercising. But exercise actually eases painful symptoms, if you take it slowly.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
5 Mistakes Parents Make With Teens and Tweens
As your child grows into adolescence, you need to adapt your parenting skills for a teenager. Here are the top mistakes parents make with their teens and tweens, and how to avoid them.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
IQ Scores of Teens May Change Over Time
A teen's IQ is not set in stone, according to a study. Instead, the standard measure of intelligence can fluctuate dramatically.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Dirty Equipment Likely Led to Listeria Outbreak
Results of an investigation by state and federal health officials have shed light on how cantaloupes grown by a Colorado farm became contaminated with deadly listeria bacteria.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
New Guidelines for Treating Essential Tremor
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 PM ET, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011 New Guidelines for Treating Essential Tremor A Doctors' Group Updates Best Treatment Methods for Common Tremor By Cari Nierenberg WebMD Health News Reviewed by: Laura Oct 19, 2011 New Guidelines for Treating Essential Tremor American Neurological Association Recommends Best Treatments for the Movement Disorder New treatment recommendations for a movement disorder called essential tremor have been introduced by the American Neurological Association. Oct. 19, 2011 -- New treatment recommendations for a movement disorder called essential tremor were introduced this week by the American Neurological Association. The latest advice describes the most effective drugs and surgeries to help ease the trembling hands, head, or voice seen in this condition. A panel of nine experts reviewed more than 250 recent studies in revising the treatment guidelines. They were published online in the journal Neurology and were last upda


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Use of Antidepressants on the Rise in the U.S.
About 11% of Americans who are age 12 or older take antidepressants, including many who have not seen a mental health professional in the past year, according to a new federal report.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
Raising Baby on a Budget: Tips for Saving Money
WebMD helps you save money and stay on budget while caring for your baby’s needs. Get tips and advice here on what you should buy vs. what you don’t really need.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
7 Things You Didn't Know About Raising Newborn Twins
Even experienced moms may not know what to expect when they bring home newborn twins. Here’s some expert advice to help you adjust to doing double duty with your newborn twins.


Article Date: 10.19.2011
What’s Zapping Your Energy?
When you’re constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what’s bringing you down. Check out these “energy zappers” and see how many apply to you.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Flat Abs for Men: Key Exercises
WebMD teaches guys how to achieve a flat stomach and six pack abs with core exercises and tips.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?
Women who take blood pressure drugs called ACE inhibitors during the first trimester of their pregnancy may be no more likely to have babies with birth defects than women with hypertension who take other types of high blood pressure medication or no blood pressure drugs at all, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Does Fertility Treatment Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
When E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic made her breast cancer diagnosis public, there was speculation about whether fertility treatment might have been a factor in her developing breast cancer.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Vaccine Halves Malaria Infections in Young Children
An experimental vaccine cut malaria infections in infants and toddlers by about half, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Men, Women May Experience Acid Reflux Differently
Men and women experience symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux differently, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Is Facebook Changing Our Brains?
Scientists in the U.K. say they have found a strong link between the number of friends people have on Facebook and how "brainy" they are -- namely, the amount of gray matter in particular regions of their brains.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
New SIDS Guidelines Say Breastfeeding Lowers Risk
Breastfeeding and up-to-date immunizations can lower infants’ risk of sudden, unexpected death during sleep, according to updated guidelines issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Article Date: 10.18.2011
Enlarged Prostate: A Complex Problem
The most common problem for men over 50 is an enlarged prostate (BPH). Here's how you know when to see a doctor and what the treatment options are.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Kids and Grown-ups Can Mistake Candy for Medicine
One in five teachers and more than one in four kindergarteners had a hard time figuring out which pills were over-the-counter medicines and which ones were sweets, a study shows.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
New Guidelines: Diagnose Kids for ADHD at Age 4
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be diagnosed and treated in children as young as age 4, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Hairdressers May Help Spot Skin Cancer
A new study shows many hairdressers check their client's scalp, neck, and face for signs of skin cancer, and more than half have recommended that a client see a health care professional about an abnormal mole.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Knee Injuries on the Rise in Young Athletes
Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found a more than 400% jump in knee injuries in young people treated at this large urban medical center between 1999 and 2011. Their findings offer a glimpse at just how many kids' legs might be getting hurt when playing sports in recent years.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Study: Testosterone May Not Treat ED
A new study of men 60 and older who had low or borderline low levels of testosterone showed that testosterone replacement therapy did not improve erectile dysfunction (ED) or their ability to achieve and maintain an erection.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Autism Linked to Babies Born at Low Weight
Low-birth-weight babies may be five times more likely to be later diagnosed with autism than children born at a normal weight, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Weight Loss Surgery May Have Healthy Effect on Family
Having weight loss surgery may have a healthy effect on the whole family.


Article Date: 10.17.2011
Annual Mammograms May Have More False-Positives
Getting screening mammograms every two years instead of annually reduces the chance of a false alarm, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Doctors Not Stressing Follow-Up Plans With Obese Kids
More than half of all overweight and obese children are not getting proper follow-up advice from their pediatricians on how they can lose weight and keep it off.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Why the Jump in Health Insurance Premiums?
The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that employer-sponsored health insurance costs spiked in 2011. Pundits blame health reform -- but that accounts for less than a quarter of the 8% to 9% increase.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Older Women Say They Want More Sex, Not Less
Many women continue to be sexually active after menopause and most say they are satisfied with their sex lives, particularly if they are married or have a regular partner, a large new study shows.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Nasty Bugs Lurking on Your Cell Phone
A new study has found 92% of cell phones in the U.K. have bacteria on them, including E. coli, because people aren't washing their hands after going to the bathroom.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Married People More Likely to Survive Cancer
Some people think that unattached guys have it made. But being a lifelong bachelor may not be all it’s cracked up to be, at least when it comes to a man's odds of surviving cancer.


Article Date: 10.14.2011
Healthy Holiday Food and Diet Tips
Try these 10 tips to reduce calories at holiday parties. Get ideas for low-cal


Article Date: 10.13.2011
Muted Contact Lens Recall Irks FDA
Amid reports of severe eye pain, CooperVision "continues" its recall of 600,000 Avaira Toric contact lenses.


Article Date: 10.13.2011
Surgery Keeps Many Epilepsy Patients Seizure-Free
About half of surgically treated adults with epilepsy remain seizure-free a decade later, a large follow-up study of epilepsy surgery shows.


Article Date: 10.13.2011
As Economy Goes Down, Drinking Goes Up
Along with higher unemployment and bankruptcy, an economic recession brings increased drinking of alcohol, a study suggests.


Article Date: 10.13.2011
Coronary Heart Disease Rates Are Dropping in the U.S.
The CDC says that the overall rate of coronary heart disease in the U.S. is on the decline, dropping from 6.7% in 2006 to 6% in 2010.


Article Date: 10.13.2011
What Your Dentist Knows About Your Health
FWebMD talks to oral health experts about what your teeth and gums reveal about your health.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
Survey Finds Hindrances to Hand Washing in Schools
Children need to wash up more often at school, and parents need to set a better handwashing example, according to a new survey by the American Cleaning Institute, which represents the U.S. cleaning products industry.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
2 More Deaths in Listeria/Cantaloupe Outbreak
Two more deaths have been reported in the ongoing outbreak of listeria food poisoning from Colorado cantaloupes.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
CDC: More Teenage Boys Are Using Condoms
More teenagers are using a condom -- by itself or along with a partner's hormonal contraceptive -- according to a new teen sex survey from the CDC.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
Can a Saliva Test Spot Early Pancreatic Cancer?
A simple saliva test may one day help doctors diagnose people with pancreatic cancer before it has started to spread.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
Watching Your Protein May Be Key to Weight Control
Counting calories may not be enough to manage either your appetite or your weight, new research suggests.


Article Date: 10.12.2011
Barrett's Esophagus May Be Less Risky Than Thought
People with Barrett's esophagus, a complication of heartburn and acid reflux disease, are at risk of developing a deadly kind of cancer at much lower rates than doctors previously believed, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.11.2011
Ginger May Have Cancer-Fighting Qualities
Ginger supplements appear to lower some indicators of inflammation in the colon, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.11.2011
Two-Drug Combo May Help Hard-to-Treat Leukemia
A combination of two drugs -- the chemotherapy drug Fludara and the biologic drug Campath -- may allow people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) to live longer.


Article Date: 10.11.2011
12 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
WebMD article on 12 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.


Article Date: 10.11.2011
Heart Rate Myths: Resting Heart Rate, Pulse Speed, and More
WebMD interviews experts on the truth about your heart rate and debunks myths about a heart that’s “too fast” or “too slow.”


Article Date: 10.11.2011
Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
A study shows that vitamin E supplements may raise the risk of prostate cancer.


Article Date: 10.11.2011
Diet May Cut Heart Risk Due to 'Bad' Genes
We know eating a very healthy diet appears to make heart disease less likely, but now that even goes for people whose genes put them at a higher-than-normal risk of heart trouble, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Family History Has Complex Role in Alzheimer's Risk
The role of family history on a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease appears to be more complex than previously recognized, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Can Supplements Increase a Woman’s Risk of Dying?
Some of the supplements that older women take to try to improve their health may actually place them at higher risk of death.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Chocolate May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
A healthy chocolate habit -- about two chocolate bars a week -- appears to help women reduce their risk of stroke, according to new research.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Listeria Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in U.S. History
The current listeria outbreak from cantaloupe is now the second largest in U.S. history.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Crossing Legs May Be Sign of Stroke Recovery
People who can cross their legs soon after a major stroke may have much better odds of a good recovery than those who cannot, a study shows.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Restless Legs Syndrome May Raise BP
Millions of Americans with restless legs syndrome (RLS) may also have an increased risk for one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease -- high blood pressure.


Article Date: 10.10.2011
Drug May Reduce Plaque in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients
A small study shows that a new drug currently being tested for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease reduces the buildup of plaques in the brain associated with the fatal disease.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Expert Answers to Your Straight Hair Questions
How to give flyaways and split ends the brush-off with these expert tips and product picks for straight hair.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
FDA OKs Pill for Diabetes and High Cholesterol
The FDA has approved the first combination pill for treating both type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Too Young for Anti-Aging Skin Products?
WebMD talks to dermatologists about whether anti-aging sking products work for people in their 20s.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
How Transcendental Meditation Can Improve Your Health
New research shows that this ancient practice can increase focus, decrease stress, and manage high blood pressure.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Raising 'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Heart Risk in Diabetes Patients
Raising levels of HDL "good" cholesterol might play an important role in reducing heart disease and stroke risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Heart Attack Complications More Likely for Women Smokers
Smokers have heart attacks earlier than nonsmokers, and women smokers are also much more likely than men smokers to have complications after a heart attack, new research shows.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
How I Learned to Love Mushrooms
A law student describes how became fond of fungi. Plus we've got a Won't-Miss-the-Meat Enchiladas that's sure to tempt even the most ardent mushroom hater.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
How Your Sleep Affects Your Heart
Not enough zzz's? Too many? Both can affect your cardiac health.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Does Postpartum Depression Affect Only Moms
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Article Date: 10.7.2011
What's the Best Way to Quit Smoking?
Our expert gives tips on ending the cigarette habit for good.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
10 Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore
You don't need to panic, but you shouldn't assume these signs are "nothing," either. Plus three ways to minimize your risk.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
New Warning Added to Avastin Label
Women taking the cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) are at increased risk of ovarian failure, according to an FDA warning added to Avastin’s label.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Three Ways to Cook Salmon
We've got three delicious recipes that let you maximize the flavor and health benefits of this pink-fleshed fish.


Article Date: 10.7.2011
Task Force to Men: Don't Get PSA Test
Men should just say "no" to prostate cancer screening with the common PSA blood test, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Caring for Someone With Heart Disease
Are you caring for someone with heart disease? Find tips and strategies for caregivers.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
AFib Treatment: Preventing Clots and Controlling Heart Rate and Rhythm
Learn about AFib treatment and why it's important to prevent clots and control your heart rate.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
Your guide to signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
6 Serious Medical Symptoms
Some medical symptoms are warnings that you need immediate care. Learn to recognize these six.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Time In or Time Out for Disciplining Toddlers
We ask top child-raising experts about the pros and cons of using timeouts.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
5 Healthy Facts About Carrots
The ever-popular carrot is low in calories, high in nutrition, and delicious in our Carrot Quinoa Grain Medley.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Does Knuckle Cracking Cause Arthritis?
Conventional wisdom says cracking knuckles does cause problems, but a researcher who studied the question says no.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
My WebMD: Coping with Asthma at College
A third-year student at University of Virginia offers tips on managing asthma while away from home.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Next Decade to See Boom in Older Cancer Survivors
The number of older Americans living with cancer or who are long-term survivors of the disease will rise dramatically over the next decade, a new analysis shows.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
UVA Radiation May Cause DNA Damage in Skin
Ultraviolet A radiation, which can pass through window glass and clouds, causes changes to skin cells that may lead to cancer, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives
Americans are living a full year longer than we were a decade ago.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
Concussions on the Rise for Young Athletes
There was about a 60% increase in the estimated number of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) seen among young athletes during the past decade, according to the CDC.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
FDA Approves Cialis to Treat Enlarged Prostate
Cialis has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of enlarged prostate.


Article Date: 10.6.2011
AFib: Resetting the Heart's Rhythm
Learn about atrial fibrillation treatment and stroke prevention in this informative guide.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Nation Gets 'B' for Hospital Support Care
Most people with serious illness -- and half of their caregivers -- don't get palliative care. Only 7 states get an "A" rating; 25 get a "B," 12 get a "C," 4 get a "D," and two (Delaware and Mississippi) get an "F."


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Pale People at Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency
People with pale skin tend to be more prone to sunburns -- and skin cancer. So, they often take steps to avoid the sun and slather on sunscreen when they are exposed to the sun’s rays. As a result, they may make less vitamin D and may benefit from vitamin D supplements, according to a new study in Cancer Causes and Control.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
New Pill May Reduce Relapses in MS Patients
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may soon have a second needle-free option to control their disease.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Apple Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56
Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc. who revolutionized the way we use technology, died today after fighting advanced pancreatic cancer since 2004. The death was announced by the company he helped found.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Less Toxic Treatment for Aggressive Breast Cancers?
A new study shows that a shorter, less toxic chemotherapy regimen that includes the drug Herceptin appears to be just as effective in women with HER-2 positive breast cancer as using a standard three-drug therapy with Herceptin, a strategy that can be harder on the heart.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Poor Self-Rated Health Linked to Dementia
A new study shows people age 65 and over who rated their own health as poor were 70% more likely to develop dementia than those who felt they were in good health.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Infections Linked to Biopsies for Prostate Cancer
New research raises concerns about a rise in potentially serious infections that require hospitalization in men who have prostate biopsies.


Article Date: 10.5.2011
Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
Once again, British singer Adele has been forced to cancel a number of sold-out U.S. shows because of throat problems.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Happiness: 6 Myths and Truths
WebMD debunks happiness myths including the belief that "happiness is a destination" and more.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Advanced Cancers
More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers, a new study suggests.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Christina Hendricks on Loving Your Body
Most famous as curvalicious Joan on Mad Men and starring in two new movies, Christina Hendricks reveals her secrets for enjoying life.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Q&A with Actress Kathy Bates
The veteran actress, who is in three movies and two TV series this year, talks about what she learned from surviving ovarian cancer.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Patty Jenkins' ‘Pearl’ Spotlights the Personal Side of Breast Cancer
Director Patty Jenkins' new short film, which helped her heal from the loss of a dear friend, is part of Lifetime's innovative anthology.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Advance Directives Shape End-of-Life Experiences
A study suggests that preparing an advance directive can help shape your overall experience at the end of life.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
18 Deaths, 100 Cases in Listeria/Cantaloupe Outbreak
The toll from the ongoing outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has reached 18 deaths among 100 cases in 30 states.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
4 Million in U.S. Admit Drunk Driving
CDC: 4 million Americans say they drive when they've had too much to drink. They do it 112 million times a year -- down 30% from 2006. Drinking isn't down, but during the recession fewer drinkers leave home.


Article Date: 10.4.2011
Current Smoking Rates Could Lead to Millions of TB Deaths
If smoking is not controlled worldwide, the habit could produce 18 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 40 million deaths from TB between 2010 and 2050, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
More Than 1 in 10 Parents Don't Follow Vaccination Schedule
More than 1 in 10 parents of young children don't follow the recommended vaccination schedule, new research shows.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
The Dangers of Prediabetes: How to Use Diet and Exercise to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
WebMD discusses the dangers of prediabetes and what you can do to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Why Men Like Porn
As it turns out, men are pretty much hard-wired to like watching -- or reading about -- other people having sex. Here's why they do it -- and why it's probably ok.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Signs of an Unhealthy Marriage -- and How to Get Help
WebMD describes some signs of an unhealthy marriage and provides tips for finding help and repairing the damage.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
7 Relationship Problems and How to Solve Them
All couples run into relationship issues. Hear what experts have to say about resolving them and keeping your love life on track.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Anesthesia Before Age 2 Linked to Learning Problems
There are new concerns about an increased risk for learning problems in very young children exposed to general anesthesia during surgical procedures.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Does Facebook Hold Clues to Problem Drinking?
Researchers have found a link between online drinking comments and problem drinking in college students.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Smokers May Get Strokes 10 Years Before Nonsmokers
New research shows that smokers tend to have strokes close to one full decade earlier than nonsmokers.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Overweight Kids Risk High Blood Pressure
Kids who are overweight compared to their peers are nearly three times more likely to have high blood pressure, a new study shows.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Wrong Shoes Make Gout Pain Worse
Wearing footwear such as sandals that look comfortable can actually worsen the pain of people with gout, according to a new study.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
The Butt Workout: Exercises to Sculpt a Better Backside
Looking for a butt workout to help you get a more round, lifted, and chiseled derriere? Try these glute exercises recommended by experts.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Oral Sex: Safety, Risks, Relationships, STD Transmission
WebMD discusses the health risks of oral sex, how to protect yourself, and more.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
Breast Cancer Death Rates Decline
Fewer women are dying from breast cancer today than ever before, and this is largely due to advances in screening and treatment. Poorer women, however, are seeing a slower and later decline in their risk of dying from breast cancer in part because they don’t have as much access to these life-saving advances.Fewer women are dying from breast cancer today than ever before, and this is largely due to advances in screening and treatment. Poorer women, however, are seeing a slower and later decline in their risk of dying from breast cancer in part because they don’t have as much access to these life-saving advances.


Article Date: 10.3.2011
10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex
When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers those health benefits and more.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Gallbladder Diet: Foods for Gallbladder Problems
Experts discuss foods that are good for your gallbladder, as well as what not to eat when you have gallbladder problems.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
The Truth About Household Chemicals
Which household chemicals are potentially hazardous, and how can you protect yourself from them? Facts you should know.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
What Counts as Water? How to Stay Hydrated
Water doesn't get the same media attention as green tea, antioxidants, and the latest fad diets. Yet it plays a much more critical part in our daily lives and our bodies.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Manage Your Stress for Good Health
How stress can impact you and your family’s health and what you can do about it.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Get a Good Night's Sleep: Tips for You and Your Family
Sleep deprived again? Simple tips to help you and your family get enough sleep every night.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Pinkeye Treatment May Be on the Horizon
There are no recommended antiviral drugs for treatment of a form of viral conjunctivitis called pinkeye that is highly contagious.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Drug Shortages Continue to Rise
The year isn't over, and the FDA has already seen a record number of drug shortages, an agency official said.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Listeria Prompts Romaine Lettuce Recall
True Leaf Farms of Salinas, Calif., has recalled 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine lettuce due to suspected listeria contamination. It was shipped to retail or wholesale distributors in 21 states.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Too Many Heart Patients Getting Migraine Drugs
A disturbing number of people with heart problems who shouldn't be prescribed standard migraine medications called triptans are given the drugs anyway, researchers say.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Teens: Sleep in, Gain Weight?
Kids and teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese and have other health problems, but new research suggests that the timing of sleep may be as important as total sleep time.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Study: MRSA Common Among Some Dental Students
Dental students in a Seattle study had very high rates of colonization with the MRSA, the drug-resistant strain of staph, raising new questions about the prevalence of the bacteria outside of hospitals in community health care settings.


Article Date: 9.30.2011
Simple Tricks for Avoiding Everyday Pain
Some pain may be caused by chronic underlying medical conditions and requires a doctor’s care. But often, you can avoid everyday pain with a few simple tips.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Ground Beef Recalled in 14 States
A potential E. coli 0157:H7 contamination has spurred the recall of over 130,000 pounds of ground beef products.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Blood Test May Help Spot Stroke
A new blood test shows promise for helping to detect stroke.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Adult Smoking Rates Differ Among Occupations
Education, occupation, and socioeconomic status are major factors affecting cigarette smoking rates among working adults, according to a new CDC report.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Magic Mushroom Drug Has an 'Anti-Aging Effect' on Personality
Psilocybin, the drug in “magic mushrooms,” helps many people become more open, creative, and curious after they take a single high dose, a new study shows.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Is Eating Red Meat Bad for Your Health?
WebMD examines the health dangers and benefits of eating red meat, including the risks of cancer and heart disease. Learn how to choose the best lean meats and what criteria to look for.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Study: BPA Often Undetectable in Blood of Adults
Most of the bisphenol A (BPA) that adults ingest is quickly eliminated in the urine, new research confirms.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Talking to Your Daughter About Dating, Sex, and Peer Pressure
This article offers tips on how moms can help their daughters when it comes to sex, peer pressure, and dating.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Listeria: Are You at Risk?
WebMD offers in-depth information on Listeria monocytogenes, the deadly bacteria behind the ongoing outbreak of listeriosis from cantaloupe.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Propofol: Expert Q&A
WebMD talks to anesthesiologist/pain specialist John Dombrowski, MD, about the use and abuse of propofol.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
Twitter Tracks Mood Swings
Twitter may tell us a whole lot more than whether or not actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are really on the rocks or what reality TV star Kim Kardashian had for lunch. All of this twittering may actually give researchers a glimpse into moods and mood patterns across the globe.


Article Date: 9.29.2011
New Type 1 Diabetes Genes Found
Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may increase risk for type 1 diabetes.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
How to Beat the Holiday Weight Gain Odds
From 'food pushers' to parties that tempt your senses, here's how to overcome holiday diet temptations.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
The X Factor: Why Women May Be Healthier Than Men
“X” may really mark the spot when it comes to why women live about five to 10 years longer than men and are less likely to develop certain diseases.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Prehypertension Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke
Having even slightly high blood pressure may substantially increase a person’s risk of having a stroke, new research shows.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Diet for Autism: What Works?
Up to half of children with autism are placed on special diets by their parents to improve symptoms, despite conflicting evidence that they work.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Study: Generic Quit-Smoking Drug Works
An older, cheaper drug that works like the smoking cessation drug Chantix was shown to be effective in a rigorously designed and executed clinical trial.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Death Toll Rising From Contaminated Cantaloupes
The CDC says 72 people have been sickened and 13 have died as a result of eating cantaloupes tainted with Listeria bacteria, making it the deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness in the U.S. in a decade.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Teen Use of Stimulants for ADHD on the Rise
Growing numbers of teens are receiving prescription stimulants to treat the symptoms of their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Talking About End-of-Life Care Doesn't Raise Death Risk
Talking about end-of-life care and having advance directives doesn't make death come any more quickly, according to a new study.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Why do heart attacks happen around the holidays?
Why heart attacks spike during the winter holidays


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Exercising When You Have a GI Disorder
Exercising is often a challenge for people with Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and other gastrointestinal disorders. Get tips on how to make exercising easier when you have one of these conditions.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Finding the Right Diet for IBS
What's the best diet for someone with IBS? Can IBS be controlled with diet alone? Expert Patsy Catsos, MS, RD, answers these and other questions about diet and IBS.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Expert Q&A: Losing the Baby Weight
For expert advice on how to lose baby weight the healthy way, WebMD turned to Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD; a dietitian; author of Expect the Best; mom of three daughters; and an expert in pregnancy, lactation and kids' nutrition.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
10 Mistakes New Parents Make
Here are the top 10 mistakes new parents make in the first year. WebMD tells you what they are and how you can avoid them.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
How to Raise Healthy Children: It's a Family Affair
How parents can play a key role in their children's health, starting with physical activity and nutrition.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Exergaming: Can Exercise Games Help You Get Fit?
Exercise games can give you a serious workout while you play -- if you're willing to sweat for it.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
Keep Holiday Stress to a Minimum: Learn to Say No
Before your holiday stress levels start to rise, learn these 4 simple tactics for saying no to unnecessary obligations.


Article Date: 9.28.2011
25 Ways to Find Joy and Balance During the Holidays
People with depression -- or who have had depre