• By Web MD   -   Oct 16, 2018

    GLUTEN-FREE CRAZE GOOD, BAD FOR CELIAC PATIENTS

    People with celiac disease are happy to have more food choices away from home, but some sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily...

    Food
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 16, 2018

    KIDS' CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS MAY PERSIST FOR A YEAR

    A year after a concussion, as many as 31 percent of kids ages 4 to 15 still had symptoms that included inattention or fatigue, researchers...

    Fatigue
  • Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch By Web MD   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CANCER BELL RINGING ANGERS SOME WHO CAN ONLY WATCH

    For patients whose cancer has spread, who cannot "beat" cancer, the sound of the bell can trigger anger, resentment, resignation, or...

    Depression, Cancer
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 16, 2018

    DESPITE CRISIS, MOST WANT OPIOIDS FOR POST-OP PAIN

    The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward....

  • By Web MD   -   Oct 16, 2018

    YOUR GUT MAY BE TO BLAME FOR YOUR BLOOD INFECTION

    A Stanford University study of 30 patients with bloodstream infections showed that the infections mostly started in patients' own bodies...

  • By Web MD   -   Oct 15, 2018

    WHAT KIDS FEAR MOST AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

    Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey. And some kids get so upset that 1 in 5 parents...

  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    POT MAY HELP MS A LITTLE, BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN

    People with MS who used cannabis-derived drugs reported slightly fewer muscle contractions, less bladder dysfunction and pain in a...

    Drugs
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    FDA: UNAPPROVED INGREDIENTS IN MANY SUPPLEMENTS

    Many dietary supplements, especially those promising enhanced sexual pleasure or weight loss, contain unapproved and potentially dangerous...

  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    ARE SHORTER DAYS LINKED TO POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

    Pregnant women's odds of developing postpartum depression were strongly influenced by the number of daylight hours during the last...

    Pregnant, Pregnancy, Depression
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    STUDY: C-SECTION RATES NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE 2000

    Worldwide, births by C-section nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015, a new study has found.

  • CDC: More Kids Not Getting Recommended Vaccines By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    CDC: MORE KIDS NOT GETTING RECOMMENDED VACCINES

    The percentage of U.S. children under 2 who haven't received any recommended vaccinations quadrupled in the past 17 years, the Centers...

    Vaccination
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    A-FIB TIED TO HIGHER ODDS FOR DEMENTIA

    In a new study, people who had atrial fibrillation were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia than those without the heart condition.

  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    OBESITY DOUBLES YOUNGER WOMEN'S COLON CANCER ODDS

    Women aged 20 to 49 who were overweight or obese had up to twice the risk for colon cancer before age 50, compared with normal-weight...

    Overweight, Cancer, Obesity
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 12, 2018

    GENES, NOT DIET, MAY BE KEY TO GOUT FLARE-UPS

    Diet was much less important than the individual's genes in deciding whether they would develop hyperuricemia, which can lead to gout,...

    Diet
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 11, 2018

    SKIP THE COLD MEDS FOR KIDS UNDER 6, EXPERTS SAY

    Decongestants should not be given to children younger than 6 because there's no evidence that they do any good, according to a new...

    Cold
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 11, 2018

    WHAT'S THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SLEEP?

    A recent study of more than 40,000 people worldwide confirms the sweet spot for sleep: People who got average of seven to eight hours...

    Sleep
  • By Web MD   -   Oct 11, 2018

    FLU SHOT IN PREGNANCY KEEPS WOMEN OUT OF HOSPITAL

    In pregnant women, the flu shot protects equally during all three trimesters, and for those with health problems like asthma and diabetes,...

    Pregnant, Flu, Pregnancy, Diabetes, Asthma, Hospital
  • Pop Culture: Behind the Pimple Video Craze By Web MD   -   Oct 11, 2018

    POP CULTURE: BEHIND THE PIMPLE VIDEO CRAZE

    Videos of pimples being squeezed or drained get millions of views regularly on YouTube. One Southern California dermatologist who calls...

  • Could Eczema Drug Restore Hair Lost To Alopecia? By Web MD   -   Oct 11, 2018

    COULD ECZEMA DRUG RESTORE HAIR LOST TO ALOPECIA?

    A 13-year-old girl with alopecia totalis - a total lack of scalp hair - and eczema, began growing hair on her head again after she...

    Injection, Injections, Eczema, Hair, Drugs
  • California Typhus Outbreak Continues to Grow By Web MD   -   Oct 10, 2018

    CALIFORNIA TYPHUS OUTBREAK CONTINUES TO GROW

    The typhus involved in the L.A. outbreak is known as murine typhus and can spread to people from infected feces of fleas. The feces...