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Today's Hair Style Could Cause Hair Loss Tomorrow
Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates
16 Breakfasts Kids Will Love
With hectic mornings, it’s easy to skimp on breakfast. Check out WebMD's tasty, healthy options your kids (and you!) won’t be able to resist.
12 Healthy Snacks Kids Will Love
Have you run out of ideas for kids’ snacks that are both healthy and delicious? Try these creative combos from WebMD.
Generic Crestor Approved by FDA
Generic Crestor Approved by FDA
Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico
Scientists aren't sure exactly what triggered widespread infections in the Americas
Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers
Study finds even small increases in pollution raised overall odds of dying from disease by 22 percent
Avoid Food Poisoning? There's an App for That
USDA product helps consumers track expiration dates
Health Highlights: April 29, 2016
First Commercial Zika Test Approved by FDA
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers
They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests
Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care
Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests
Building Muscle Could Boost the Most Important One
People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says
Coffee, Wine May Mean Healthy Gut; Sodas May Not
Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says
Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy
Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards
Could a Cellular Tweak 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?
Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color
Yellow Fever Outbreak: Is the U.S. at Risk?
An ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa has global health and infectious diseases experts concerned. The virus is mosquito-borne and can be deadly. WebMD has the details.
Critics Call on FDA to Ban Concentrated Caffeine
Critics Call on FDA to Ban Concentrated Caffeine
Does Rosacea Boost Risk for Alzheimer's?
Danish study finds a correlation, but patients shouldn't worry unduly, experts say
Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area
Vomiting, breathing problems, lethargy, unconsciousness result from pirate pills laced with fentanyl.
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests
Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
A genetic link is one theory for the possible association, researchers say
Sleep Doesn't Come Easy After a Brain Injury
And that may affect daytime performance at work or school, research suggests
Gotta Minute? Get a Good Workout
Study found 60 seconds of intense exercise as effective as 45 minutes of moderate exertion
The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries
Gastrointestinal and bowel operations top the list because they're often done without planning or preparation, experts say
Spanking: More Harm Than Good?
It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests
4.5M Pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Recalled
4.5M Pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Recalled
Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds
Researchers recommend auditory testing of diabetic patients
Mindfulness May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions
Racial, Ethnic Health Disparities Persist: Report
But infant death rates, numbers of uninsured are improving, government analysis reveals
Yeast Infection Drug May Raise Miscarriage Risk
Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete
Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study
But cholesterol levels may be associated with reduced chance of disease
Sense of Direction Trouble and Early Alzheimer's
It's hoped virtual testing could predict disease long before symptoms develop
These Supplements May Boost Antidepressant Effects
Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say
Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds
Men take in an average of 14 cups a day, women almost 12
Day Care Kids: Stomach Bugs Earlier, Fewer Later
Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says
Gold Emblem Tea Recalled by CVS
Gold Emblem Tea Recalled by CVS
Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart
But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours
Severe Obesity Rates Still Rising in U.S. Kids
Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says
With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests
UHC Marketplace Departure May Impact Cost, Access
Florida and Oklahoma counties are among the hardest hit by UnitedHealthcare's pullout from health law exchanges.
Can Pharmacists Manage Some Chronic Conditions?
But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost
Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic
To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life
Baby-Led Weaning
What is baby-led weaning? WebMD explains what it means to feed your baby the BLW way.
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit
Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads
Focus on Healthy Foods for Heart Health
Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan
More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study
Parents of young kids should not have these products in the home, experts say
Anti-Smoking Drugs Don’t Risk Mental Health: Study
Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests
Guidelines on Breast, Genital Surgery for Teens
Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations
These Foods Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
Study also suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs may help counteract harmful effect