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The Risks of Belly Fat
Got a big belly? You may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.
Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury
Device compares favorably to surgically implanted option, researchers say
Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens
Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors
But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say
Scientists Identify 5 Types of Prostate Cancer
Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them.
Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials
Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says
Your Psoriasis Questions Answered
Recently, a couple of leading skin experts took questions from WebMD's Psoriasis Community. Here are highlights from the online chat with Colby Evans, MD, and Mary Ruth Buchness, MD.
Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC
4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds
Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers
New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure
Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says
Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control
Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say
California Survey: Newly Insured Satisified With Coverage, More Financially Secure
Formerly uninsured California residents no longer rank paying for health care as their primary financial concern. But some still see cost and access to care as a problem.
Find more energy to get through your workday
Learn how to get more energy to get through your workday by changing your diet, your habits or making lifestyle changes. WebMD has the details.
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds
Machines could be used for medical testing in remote areas
Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says
High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems
Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning
Antidepressant, Blood Thinner Name Mix-Up Warning
Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary
U.S. specialists say alcohol is the wrong approach
New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study
But it's not yet ready for standard care
Texters Walk Cautiously to Avoid Collisions
A new study suggests that people walk more cautiously when they text, and they're no more likely to trip over obstacles than those who don't use their mobile phone while walking.
Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds
Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study
Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending
Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk
They focused on telomere length, discovered association
What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?
Having ADHD can make you feel paranoid. Explore a personal story of one man's experience with adult ADHD.
Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study
Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions
FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss
Inflated with sterile solution and kept in stomach for no more than 6 months, it makes people feel full
Jealousy Can Drive Some to Problem Drinking, Study Suggests
Researchers say findings could help identify people at risk for alcholism
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child
Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection
For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found
Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say
Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled
Four Kroger Brand Spices Recalled
How a Food Writer Deals With Diabetes
WebMD asks a food writer how she deals with a diabetes diagnosis – without derailing her career.
Millions of Americans Reaping Benefits of Affordable Care Act: Study
Gains seen in how many adults have medical coverage, a doctor and say they are in better health
Ask the Expert: What Is Prediabetes?
WebMD has a diabetes expert answer your questions about prediabetes.
A Going-Out Guide for People With Diabetes
Whether you're on a dinner date or spending a night out with friends, WebMD knows that type 2 diabetes doesn't need to intrude like an unwanted guest.
Are Short Workouts Better for You?
Sometimes nibbling is better than gorging. Likewise, experts say divvying up your workouts into exercise "snacks" can be a wise idea. WebMD explains.
Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old
An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). WebMD has the details.
Fast Facts: Live Well With Diabetes
Diabetes news and statistics from WebMD.
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.
Standing All Day at Work? It May Take Toll on Health
Experiencing lower-limb muscle fatigue daily may have long-term consequences, study suggests
Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors
Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory
Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields
Outbreak Linked to This in Mexican Cilantro Fields
Protect Your Eyesight When You Have Diabetes
Diabetes can harm one of your most prized assets: your eyesight. But WebMD says vision problems are not inevitable.
The Right Way to Lose Weight When You Have Diabetes
Dial back just a few digits on your bathroom scale, and WebMD says you'll likely get your blood sugar levels in check and feel better overall.
Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?
WebMD's crash course for parents dealing with a child's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression
Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care
Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says
By the Numbers: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
If you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you'll need to learn all about blood sugar testing. WebMD Magazine has the details.
Time for a Pantry Makeover?
You can put together healthy meals in minutes when you've got a well-planned pantry and freezer. WebMD Magazine has the details.
The Truth About Stomach Flu
Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite.
Hate to Exercise? How to Find Exercise Types You'll Like
Do you hate to exercise? You might not have tried the right type yet. WebMD tells how to find exercise that you'll enjoy and stick with.