• By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    COULD A TATTOO SOMEDAY SPOT YOUR CANCER?

    The biomedical tattoo is made up of cells embedded with sensors that measure levels of blood calcium.

    Cancer
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TRACK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?

    For every 14-point increase in a person's 24-hour systolic pressure during ambulatory monitoring, the risk of death rose by 58 percent....

  • By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    JUST ONE CONCUSSION COULD RAISE PARKINSON'S RISK

    The new study identified more than 325,000 veterans from three U.S. Veterans Health Administration databases. Half of this group had...

    Parkinson, Brain
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    FRENCH MAN FIRST TO HAVE SECOND FACE TRANSPLANT

    Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech...

    Face
  • Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Rare Blood Disorder By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    GENE THERAPY MAY BE CURE FOR RARE BLOOD DISORDER

    There are an estimated 288,000 cases of beta-thalassemia across the world, making it one of the most common genetic diseases, according...

    Cures
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    YOU AND YOUR POOCH MAY HAVE SIMILAR TUMMY BACTERIA

    The researchers also found that changes in protein and carbohydrate levels in the diet had similar effects on the gut microbiomes of...

    Diet
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 19, 2018

    MORE E. COLI CASES TIED TO ROMAINE LETTUCE

    The illnesses have been identified as linked to a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7. Cases have now been reported in...

  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    'DANCE MOMS' STAR PARALYZED FROM SPINAL INFECTION

    Early Tuesday, Miller underwent nearly five hours of surgery to remove the back part of several vertebrae to relieve pressure on her...

    Mom
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    DOES POT REALLY DULL A TEEN'S BRAIN?

    Further, intellectual effects that do crop up from frequent pot use appear to wear off soon after a teenager stops partaking, researchers...

    Brain
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    KETAMINE SPRAY MAY HELP STOP DEPRESSION, SUICIDE

    Ketamine has a checkered history, and is perhaps best known as the recreational club drug "Special K." But researchers have also noted...

    Drugs, Depression
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    BP MEDS TIED TO PANCREATIC CANCER RISK IN WOMEN

    In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker saw their pancreatic cancer...

    Cancer
  • Skin Sensor Could Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    SKIN SENSOR COULD TRACK ALCOHOLICS' BOOZE INTAKE

    Routine monitoring of people in addiction treatment programs is a challenge. The most common way to check patients' blood alcohol levels...

    Skin, Alcohol
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    NEW THERAPY MAY PREVENT TOUGH-TO-TREAT MIGRAINES

    Researchers found that the injected drug, called erenumab, could prevent migraines if other treatments fail to do so.

    Injections, Injection, Drugs
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    BARBARA BUSH'S END-OF-LIFE DECISION STIRS DEBATE OVER ‘COMFORT CARE'

    The former first lady's announcement “not to seek additional medical treatment” and to focus on “comfort care” is shining a light on...

  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies By Web MD   -   Apr 18, 2018

    FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH DIES

    Former first lady Barbara Bush, who had COPD and congestive heart failure, died at the age of 92.

  • By Web MD   -   Apr 17, 2018

    ORGANS FROM OPIOID OD VICTIMS ARE SAVING LIVES

    Overdose donors were also more likely to have had hepatitis C or be tagged with an "increased infection risk" label. Specifically,...

    Hepatitis
  • The Poop on House Mice: They Carry 'Superbugs' By Web MD   -   Apr 17, 2018

    THE POOP ON HOUSE MICE: THEY CARRY 'SUPERBUGS'

    Overall, the researchers found that between 3 percent and 14 percent of the mice carried bacteria that cause human gastrointestinal...

  • By Web MD   -   Apr 17, 2018

    EXERCISE IN, VITAMIN D OUT FOR PREVENTING FALLS

    In a change from its 2012 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending against vitamin D supplements for...

    Vitamins
  • Sen. John McCain Stable After Intestinal Surgery By Web MD   -   Apr 17, 2018

    SEN. JOHN MCCAIN STABLE AFTER INTESTINAL SURGERY

    Since December, the longtime Republican senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate has been receiving physical therapy related to...

    Cancer, Brain
  • By Web MD   -   Apr 17, 2018

    ‘SCARY' LUNG DISEASE NOW HITS MORE WOMEN THAN MEN

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , linked to long-term smoking, has traditionally been considered a men's disease. But data show...