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Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study
Weaning Baby: From Bottle to Cup
Ready to wean your baby from a bottle to a cup? Here’s how to make the transition easier on everyone.
Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years
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
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research
Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest
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
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person
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
Does Your Medication Cause Heartburn? These Tips May Bring Relief
Does your medication cause heartburn? These tips may bring relief.
Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds
Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma
Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say
Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
Study looked at Graves', Hashimoto's thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health
Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says
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
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns
Nibbling a few leaves, licking pollen off fur can cause kidney failure, veterinarian warns
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence
Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study
Effect wasn't nearly as pronounced among men, researchers say
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Pelvic Exercises May Help His Sex Life
Premature ejaculation significantly improved after 12-week regimen, study finds
Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection
Mucus (Snot, Phlegm) Color, Function, Coughing, and More
Everything you ever wanted to know about boogers, from the experts at WebMD.
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease
Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing
WebMD explains why taking too many vitamins can be unhealthy and even dangerous, and how to be sure you’re getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals.
Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
WebMD discusses dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight
Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds
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.
Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients
Regenerative surgery takes a leap forward, two studies show
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.
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds
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.
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent
But high costs of newer medications is a concern, experts say
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom
Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction
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