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When Your Child Has Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a lifelong skin disorder that can greatly impact a child's self-esteem. WebMD gives parents specific tips on how to support and empower a child living with psoriasis.
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods
By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake
Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water
Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water
Smoke Less, Drink Less?
Study found those who tried to quit cigarettes drank less alcohol, but reasons unclear
Coming to a Brew Near You: Calories, Carbs Info
Best-selling beers will soon disclose nutrition facts, ingredient list, freshness dates
Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed
'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says
L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead
L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead
Detergent Pods Poison 3 in 4 Kids Exposed to Them
Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds
Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer
American Cancer Society says methodology used for recent study was flawed
1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears
Study also found association between prolonged exposure to loud noises and tinnitus
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says
Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers
Doctors found checking for recurrences with these low-risk tumors didn't affect survival rates
Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability
Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot
Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks
Indiana case offers a lesson for other rural communities
New Treatments Helping Juvenile Arthritis Patients
Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease
Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds
Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug
Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says
Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled
Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled
Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain
People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows
Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines
Boys and girls should start the HPV vaccine shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus
Lab-Grown Cartilage May One Day Cut Need for This
Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say
Covered CA Health Plan Rates To Jump 13% In 2017
A double-digit increase, which follows two years of moderate rate hikes, is likely to resonate across the country in debate over Obamacare.
U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates
Most young people unaware they have it, study finds
Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?
Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin
Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence
Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin
Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
A diet rich in nuts, seeds, fish and vegetable oils could lower blood sugar levels, researchers say
Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment
Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and Stopping It
Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission
Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?
Is it possible to carry a baby without knowing you’re pregnant? It happens more often than you think.
Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You
Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer
IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer
New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds
Backyard Chicken Trend Can Be Risky
The rise in popularity of raising your own chickens has brought a rise in health risks, particularly from illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria.
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars
Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say
Will There Be a Cure for HIV/AIDS?
The status of HIV/AIDS research and what the future may hold.
Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses
Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say
Is There a New Way to Get Zika?
CDC investigates how a caregiver for a Utah man who died of Zika got the disease.
Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief
Rinsing nasal passages with saline solution may improve symptoms, study says
The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist
Your oral health can give clues about sleep apnea.
Does Living Near a Fracking Site Worsen Asthma?
Study found association, but not cause-and-effect
Concussion Study Shows Player Hits Most Damaging
Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble
How to Teach Empathy to Selfie-Loving Kids
Have reality TV and social media promoted a rise in narcissism and a loss of empathy in children?
5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled
5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled
Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Docs Say
Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says
9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study
High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor
Will Testosterone Rev You Up or Stall You Out?
Testosterone replacement therapy may not be the fountain of youth for aging men.
How to Find Help for Your Anxious Child
Treatment can change the world for your child with anxiety -- you just have to find the right therapy.
1st Woman-to-Man Sexual Zika Transmission Reported
Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say
PTSD Goes Beyond the Battlefield
Anyone can have posttraumatic stress disorder, not just war vets.
Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging
Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests.