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E-Cigarettes: Health and Safety Issues
WebMD discusses pros and cons of e-cigarettes and whether they're truly safe or not.
Those in 50s Largest Group Battling Drug Addiction
Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse
This May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage
Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says
Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term
Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found
Drug Helps Those With Tough-to-Treat Schizophrenia
Clozapine already approved for use after other antipsychotics don't work
Could My Medications Cause Vision Problems?
A lot of medications could affect your eyes. WebMD tells you how and what you can do about it.
What do your eyes say about your health?
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But did you know they can also tell you a lot about your health? WebMD takes a look at some common eye conditions and what they say about your health.
Post-Op Bacterial Infection Ups Complications Risk
Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say
E. Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19
CDC still tracking down specific ingredient that may harbor the germ
As HMOs Dominate, Alternatives Get Costlier
A KHN analysis finds a sharp difference in premium prices between plans that offer out-of-network care and those that do not.
Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk
Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report
Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests
Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds
Time to toss your specs and go natural? It’s not that simple
There’s a big debate about the idea that you can correct your vision naturally, without glasses. Does it work? WebMD looks at both sides of the controversy.
Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema
But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says
More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada
Medication can prevent infection with the virus in people at high risk
Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?
Being lonely can trigger cellular changes in your body that increase your chances of getting ill and not living as long as you could have, according to a new study. WebMD has the details.
E. Coli Cases Linked to Costco Chicken Salad
E. Coli Cases Linked to Costco Chicken Salad
Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk
Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly
Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths: Study
Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals
8 Tips for Traveling With Psoriasis
Traveling with psoriasis? WebMD has the keys to help you -- and your skin have a smooth trip.
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow
Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest
Is Obesity Wired Into Some Children's Brains?
Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds
Could PMS Raise Women's High Blood Pressure Risk?
Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Relief
Study shows benefits from certain treatments can last more than two years
Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs
Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say
Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women
Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy
Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands: CDC
Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands: CDC
High 'Resting' Heart Rate and Odds of Early Death
But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says
Young Women Face Risk After Heart Attack, Stroke
Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says
Dislocated Elobow: What You Need to Know
What happens when you dislocate your elbow? Is it an easy fix? Will you need surgery? Will it work the same as it used to? Web MD has the answers.
Trouble Sleeping? New Treatment Options May Help
WebMD walks you through advances in sleep medicine over the last year or so -- including research, technology, and a new breed of medication.
Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ
Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee
Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room
Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some
New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion
Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say
Has Happiness' Home in the Brain Been Found?
Japanese team used MRI scans to spot region most active in contented people
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds
Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs
NFL's $1 Billion Concussion Case in Appeals Court
NFL's $1 Billion Concussion Case in Appeals Court
Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients
Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue
Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age
Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons
Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Requests For Hepatitis C Drugs: Study
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that Medicaid turned down requests for new expensive drugs to treat hepatitis C 46 percent of the time, while private insurers barred them 10 percent and Medicare 5 percent.
UnitedHealth Warns Of Marketplace Exit – Start Of A Trend Or Push For White House Action?
Some analysts and health policy experts view their move as an effort to compel the Obama administration to make changes.
Anything Fishy About Genetically Modified Salmon?
The FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal -- a kind of salmon -- meant to feed people. WebMD has the details.
Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth
Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard
Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?
Guys ate 93 percent more pizza from an Italian buffet when a female was at the table, study found
One Person's ‘Healthy' May Be Another's Junk Food
WebMD has the details on a new study that finds that even if we all ate the same meal, our bodies would burn it differently and have different blood sugar levels afterward.
FDA OKs Nasal Spray to Reverse Painkiller Overdose
Drug marketed as Narcan offers new treatment option for family members or first responders
When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'?
Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers
Possible Treatment for Kids' Respiratory Infection
Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say