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Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness
Unlike medications, this experimental therapy doesn't cause drowsiness, researchers say
Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's
Brain scans revealed changes in white and gray matter
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes
Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found
After You're "Thin": What Comes Next?
You've reached that magic number: your goal weight. Now what? Your life will be different, but in the ways you expect? WebMD explains.
West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.
Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says
X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors
Buying Shoes for Toddlers: Tips for Purchasing the Best Toddler Shoes
Who knew that buying shoes for toddlers was more than a simple trip to the local mall? Get the ins and out of buying the best toddler shoes for your little one.
Bringing Up Baby Organically
There's a new movement under way to go green – starting from the first days of life.
Better Sleep for Baby –- and You
What's most important for a young baby's sleep? Not setting up bad patterns.
More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds
Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids
6 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About
WebMD discusses 6 post-pregnancy body changes that surprise many new moms.
Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor
Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease
Strep Throat: How Soon Can Kids Go Back to School?
Children treated for strep throat with the prescription drug amoxicillin might be able to return to school the next day without putting other kids at risk for catching the illness, a recent study suggests. But there are other recommendations parents need to know. WebMD has the details.
Are Alternative Vaccine Schedules Safe?
WebMD talks with experts from the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics about alternative vaccine schedules for infants.
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young
3 Ways to Cook With Pears
Put the perfect pear on a pedestal with three recipes that have the ripe stuff.
Does Your Pet's Breath Pass the Sniff Test?
Bad breath can be a sign of more serious health issues in your dog or cat.
Guys' Guide to Menopause
WebMD explains what goes on during a woman's menopause -- and how to help your partner.
The Joy of Biking Outdoors
Feel stuck in the cycling studio? Shift gears into the great outdoors with tips from WebMD.
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits and Risks
Can HRT spare you from hot flashes and night sweats? Get the latest treatment info.
Back-to-School Homework Routine
Need a little homework help? Get back into the swing of things with these 6 simple steps.
5 Must-Have Makeup Tools
Just like carpenters and mechanics, you need the right tools for the job at hand, and applying makeup is no exception.
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids
Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber
FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners
Injectable products may contain unknown substances or contaminants
Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report
British study is first to assess international impact of smokeless tobacco on adults
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say
Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?
Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study
Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say
More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed
Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say
More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages
Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
But small study isn't conclusive, experts say
Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria
Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Possible Listeria
Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are
Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says
What Triggers Your Fall Allergies?
WebMD knows that ragweed, hayrides, and apple picking can spur sneezes, a runny nose, hives, and more fall allergy symptoms.
Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA
Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA
Is Obesity ‘Hardwired’ in the Brain?
Some people become obese because their cravings for food come built into the brain, according to new research. WebMD has the details.
More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds
Marijuana's gain in popularity may be due to widespread notion that it's harmless, researchers say
Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health?
Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, know this: You may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems.
Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In Colorado
A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent.
U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC
Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say
Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's
Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests
Seth Meyers, Night Rider
The TV host stays up late – and stays healthy, too. He dishes to WebMD.
10 Questions With Kevin Bacon
The actor dishes to WebMD about his new movies Cop Car and Black Mass, his fitness routine, and how he de-stresses on the set.
Q&A With Abigail Breslin
The teen actor is still spreading sunshine -- and without any drama. She dishes to WebMD about her fitness routine and her new book.
Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study
To reduce your risk, take a break, stand up and walk around while watching, researcher suggests
Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?
Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect
Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say
Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does
Low Testosterone Therapy Pros and Cons
WebMD discusses the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone levels.