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Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report
Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests
Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.
Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It
Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal
5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks
Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.
No Idea What's for Dinner? Start Here
Keep your freezer and pantry stocked with a few basics so you're always ready for a quick dinner you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?
To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.
Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study
Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?
Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds
How do I work out on a trampoline?
Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!
How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age
WebMD looks at some of the most common misconceptions about the dietary needs of older people. How much do you know?
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say
Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa
Can't Do Yoga? Think Again
WebMD explains how yoga can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.
Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field
Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu
Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice
Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say
Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?
Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.
10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and More
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.
Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins
Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services
Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights
Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report
Fitness Tools for Every Athlete
A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.
Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds
Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight
Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study
Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study
Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain
Patients Hope Ice Bucket Challenge Keeps Flowing
John Jerome says he knows the ice bucket challenge is a fad. But for now, the disease that’s killing him, the one that has no known cause or cure, has been brought to the country’s attention like never before.
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study
People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest
'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues
But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says
New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion
New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion
Fiber: How Much Do I Need?
From WebMD, ways to get more fiber in your diet.
Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs: Number Tripled
CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking
Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds
And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy
Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe
Try our mushroom enchilada recipe for a satisfying vegetarian meal that even a meat-lover will like.
Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks
A mother shares her secret for getting her daughter to eat walnuts. Plus a yummy walnut pesto recipe.
Diabetes and Exercise: Success Story
From WebMD, one woman's turning point and how exercise put her on a new path to wellness with diabetes.
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge
Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations
American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests
Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time