• First Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years Approved By Web MD   -   May 24, 2019

    FIRST MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT IN 15 YEARS APPROVED

    The new device was approved under the Humanitarian Device Exemption, which was created to encourage innovation in rare diseases.

  • Colon Cancer Screenings Rise When Medicaid Arrives By Web MD   -   May 24, 2019

    COLON CANCER SCREENINGS RISE WHEN MEDICAID ARRIVES

    American Cancer Society researchers analyzed CDC data and found that in states that were very early adopters of the Medicaid expansion,...

    Cancer
  • Summer of Mosquito Swarms a Possibility This Year By Web MD   -   May 24, 2019

    SUMMER OF MOSQUITO SWARMS A POSSIBILITY THIS YEAR

    Mosquitoes could wreck your summer if you're not prepared and a warm, wet spring means the blood-suckers will be out in force.

  • Study: Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage By Web MD   -   May 24, 2019

    STUDY: ROUNDUP LINKED TO HUMAN LIVER DAMAGE

    A group of people who have liver disease also had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the main weed-killing ingredient in Roundup,...

  • Does Bipolar Disorder Raise Risk of Parkinson's? By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    DOES BIPOLAR DISORDER RAISE RISK OF PARKINSON'S?

    Those with bipolar who developed Parkinson's were nine years younger - average age 64 - than others who also developed Parkinson's,...

    Parkinson
  • New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    NEW GENE VARIATIONS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES FOUND

    The genes identified in the study and the proteins they encode are potential targets for new diabetes medicines, and may help improve...

    Diabetes
  • 6 Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    6 BRAIN SURGERIES LATER, THIS MED STUDENT IS EXCELLING

    Claudia Martinez was a college student chasing her dream of becoming a doctor when a neurosurgeon gave her alarming advice: Get brain...

    Brain
  • That Selfie May Be Epic, But Not Worth Your Life By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    THAT SELFIE MAY BE EPIC, BUT NOT WORTH YOUR LIFE

    Many in pursuit of the "epic selfie" have died - a recent study found there were 259 deaths and 137 injuries or accidents around the...

  • Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Available By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    HALF-PRICE VERSION OF HUMALOG INSULIN AVAILABLE

    The company's generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro,

  • Poor Diet Might Raise Your Cancer Risk By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    POOR DIET MIGHT RAISE YOUR CANCER RISK

    The researchers estimated that dietary factors may have accounted for over 80,000 of the new invasive cancer cases reported in 2015,...

    Diet, Cancer
  • Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    MANY 'DEHUMANIZE' PEOPLE WITH OBESITY

    "The science is actually pretty straightforward; we know that feeling stigmatized because of your weight actually leads to weight increases,"...

    Obesity
  • New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Will Cover Infants By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    NEW USDA NUTRITION GUIDELINES WILL COVER INFANTS

    When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases new nutritional guidelines for the country in 2020, it is expected to include advice...

    Nutrition
  • 10 Questions With Caterina Scorsone By Web MD   -   May 23, 2019

    10 QUESTIONS WITH CATERINA SCORSONE

  • Emma Thompson Reflects on Life, Loss, and Resilience By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    EMMA THOMPSON REFLECTS ON LIFE, LOSS, AND RESILIENCE

    At 60, Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson wonders what's next: "How do I feel about dying? Am I ready to look...

  • Study: Anti-Clotting Meds OK After Bleeding Stroke By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    STUDY: ANTI-CLOTTING MEDS OK AFTER BLEEDING STROKE

    The findings suggest that anti-clotting drugs reduce, rather than increase as feared, the chances of more bleeding in the brain, but...

    Stroke, Brain, Drugs
  • Opioid Users' Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    OPIOID USERS' KIDS MAY BE AT HIGHER SUICIDE RISK

    The findings suggest that opioid use by a parent or parents doubles the risk for suicidal behavior by their children, study co-author...

  • How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores? By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    HOW DOES ROOM TEMPERATURE AFFECT TEST SCORES?

    The findings suggest that ordinary variations in room temperature can affect brain performance significantly and differently for men...

    Brain
  • Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    WOMEN WITH SLEEP APNEA MAY HAVE HIGHER CANCER ODDS

    The study found that people who have more airway closures during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels fall below 90% are...

    Sleep, Cancer
  • Rising Rx Costs Creating Tough Choices for Seniors By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    RISING RX COSTS CREATING TOUGH CHOICES FOR SENIORS

    Increasing numbers of people 65 and older have skipped medication they couldn't afford, taken less medication than prescribed, or delayed...

    Senior
  • COPD May Strike Women Harder Than Men By Web MD   -   May 22, 2019

    COPD MAY STRIKE WOMEN HARDER THAN MEN

    Symptoms for women with COPD may be worse than for men with the same level of disease, and periods of worse symptoms may be more frequent,...