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Plague: What to Know in 2019
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 8:38 pm

It dates back to the 6th century, but bubonic plague is still active in the U.S. Three new cases have been reported in the last six months in cats, but no humans, in Wyoming. […]

Study: Movie Violence Doesn't Make Kids Violent
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Researchers found that as PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell. […]

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

More than 100 genetic variants are linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study. […]

Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm

A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts to physicians, researchers say. […]

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled For Wood Particles
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

The problem was discovered when Perdue received three complaints from consumers that wood was in the bag. […]

Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Researchers have been working for years on a universal flu vaccine that would mean no annual flu shots. How close are they getting to one? […]

Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm

An A1C level above 8 percent was linked to a greater risk of a specific type of fracture in people with type 1 diabetes, but not in those with type 2, according to a new study. […]

Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm

A new study indicates that a 'frail brain' might be more susceptible to neurological problems like dementia, a new study has found. […]

Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Most doctors surveyed said they were comfortable treating lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, but half or fewer felt confident in their knowledge of these patients' health needs. […]

Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Nighttime room entries dropped by 44 percent after researchers educated doctors and nurses on the health consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation. […]

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates. […]

Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months. […]

WHO Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Global Health Threat
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States, making anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World Health Organization says. […]

Study: 1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Not Needed
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm

More than 23 percent of prescriptions studied were inappropriate, or not medically justified, researchers said. The inappropriate prescriptions were mostly for colds, chest infections and coughs. […]

Money Woes May Damage Black Americans' Hearts
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Compared with those without financial stress, the risk of heart disease was nearly three times higher among those with moderate-to-high financial stress, investigators found. […]

Experts: People Must Change Diets to Save Earth
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

People will need to eat half as much sugar and red meat as now, and double the amount of plant-based foods they eat, including nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, to make sure the Earth will be able to feed a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050, according to an expert panel. […]

How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm

The flu can alter your immunity and make you more prone to other infections,. Getting a flu shot is relatively cheap and can reduce hospitalizations, acute heart illnesses and death. […]

Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm

Some of the health effects tied to climate change are intuitive: More frequent, and more intense, heat waves raise the risk of heat-related illness, for example. Other health effects, though, are less obvious […]

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm

Older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers found. […]

WebMD Honors Health Heroes Fighting Cancer
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

WebMD’s 2018 Health Heroes have left their mark on the fight against cancer in ways large and small. […]

Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

A court filing appears to link the family that owns Purdue Pharma with specific decisions the company made about the marketing of OxyContin, which contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic, The New York Times reported. […]

DIY Birth Control Patch Being Developed
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm

The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time, delivering a contraceptive hormone, NBC News reported. […]

Study: Many Poor Women Can't Afford Tampons, Pads
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

About one-fifth -- 21 percent -- said they had to go without pads or tampons on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related products. […]

Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog's Life, Too
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Among all breeds in the study, the risk of earlier death was higher among overweight dogs. […]

Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk
Posted on January 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. […]


Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Ditch Your Leisure To-Do ListCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Protecting Seniors From Scammers
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Protecting Seniors From ScammersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to SpeedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue FoodsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes DrugCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban Americans
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular DegenerationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Prevent Rotavirus
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Prevent RotavirusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth DefectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Frailty a Risk Factor for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Disrupted Sleep Plagues Hospital Patients, But New Program Might Help
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Disrupted Sleep Plagues Hospital Patients, But New Program Might HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food SafelyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Title: Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung InfectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM […]

Vaccines: Keep your child's shots on track
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

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Experts: People Must Change Diets to Save Earth
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

People will need to eat half as much sugar and red meat as now, and double the amount of plant-based foods they eat, including nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, to make sure the Earth will be able to feed a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050, according to an expert panel. […]

Infidelity: Mending your marriage after an affair
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

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Prenatal yoga: What you need to know
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

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