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Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups
Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds
Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study
Findings suggest need to modify screening methods
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death
Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder
Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
The Obama administration is pledging to end the widespread practice of using antibiotics to promote the growth of animals that are raised for food in the U.S.
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.
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says
In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee
People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It
Expert panel looked at data on over 8 million people to come up with risk factors for the disease
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too
Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older
Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals
Study also finds changes in areas that regulate self-control
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.
New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA
New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA
FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition
Eylea injections appear to ease diabetic retinopathy, studies show
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds
Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds
I Like This Girl…So Now What? How to Get a Girlfriend
It’s a classic teen guy question: “How do I get a girlfriend?” WebMD’s article shares tips on what makes a good date and what to do if it doesn’t work out.
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds
Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says
Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children
In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder
Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes
Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes
New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials
It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed
Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking...
Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition
Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids
Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems
Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Recall Expanded
Blue Bell Ice Cream Products Recall Expanded
Fibs Your Doctor Is Fed Up Hearing
One in four patients lies to their doctor. But they’re not exactly getting away with it. What fibs are doctors tired of hearing? And why is it best to fess up?
8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Penis
Medical experts reveal interesting facts about the penis that men and women will find educational -- and surprising.
Beard Care Tips
A beard doesn’t just take care of itself. This WebMD article offers tips for growing and keeping facial hair.
Is My Penis Too Small?
Even normal-size men may suffer small-penis syndrome -- fear that their penis is too small -- and seek unproven penis-lengthening treatments. But some men do suffer micropenis or inconspicuous penis.
Low Testosterone Explained
It’s natural for testosterone levels to decline as men age, but sometimes low testosterone can cause symptoms ranging from low sex drive to depression. This article explains what happens when you have low testosterone and what the options are for treatment.
Penis Enlargement: Does It Work?
Does penis enlargement work? An overview of pumps, pills, surgery, and exercises for penis lengthening and widening.
Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk
More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span
But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit
Metals, Fungus Found in Colorado’s Marijuana
WebMD reports that scientists found butane, heavy metals, and fungus in some samples of Colorado's recreational marijuana.
Online Dating: Better or Worse at Finding Compatibility
Can finding someone nearby or with a similar background make for compatibility? WebMD shows you how thanks to dating apps, you can fast-track the dating process.
Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed
A WebMD article about actress Angelia Jolie, who had her ovaries removed to prevent cancer.
Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
Postmortem analysis of almost 1,400 brains implicates tau, not amyloid, buildup driving memory loss
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?
People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes, study suggests
More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64
Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report
Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced
Amy's Kitchen Products Recalled Over Listeria
Amy's Kitchen Products Recalled Over Listeria
Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study
Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest
Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study
Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs
Why Insulin Resistance May Be More Common in Men
Researchers say a protein in muscle might be culprit behind type 2 diabetes gender gap
Exercise Might Help His Sex Life
Men who get the most physical activity report more erections, orgasms, study says
ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Get One?
WebMD talks to experts about the pros and cons of giving kids a "drug holiday" from ADHD medication.