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Why Your Foot Calluses Might Be Good for You

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:42

Researchers found that calluses offer the foot protection while you're walking around, without compromising tactile sensitivity -- or the ability to feel the ground.

Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:40

The behaviors, called “disordered eating,” include eating to gain weight and using supplements or anabolic steroids to increase muscle or body size.

Urine Test Might Dictate Prostate Cancer Treatment

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:24

Researchers from the United Kingdom report that they've created a urine test that can predict the aggressiveness of a prostate cancer far sooner than standard methods.

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraine

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:22

When researchers weighed other factors -- like income, education and smoking and drinking habits -- people who were concerned about affording groceries were 58% more likely to suffer from migraine headaches.

Energy Drinks: Quick Pick-Me-Up or Health Hazard?

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:40

Although people 18-38 are the biggest consumers of energy drinks, almost one-third of teens ages 12-17 use them on a regular basis.

San Francisco First City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:14

Supporters believe the ban will reduce underage use of e-cigarettes, while critics say it will make it more difficult for adults to buy an alternative to regular cigarettes.

Fewer Young Women Getting Annual Pelvic Exams

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:02

Experts believe the change in doctor guidelines from recommending annual pelvic exams to only "when indicated by medical history or symptoms" played a role in the decline.

San Francisco To Ban Sales Of E-Cigarettes

WebMD - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:53

Under federal law, the minimum age to buy tobacco products is 18. California and 15 other states, however, have raised that age to 21 or passed measures that will set it to 21 by 2021.

Meet Kenni, a ‘Little Spitfire’ Who’s Cancer-Free

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 18:25

At only 2 years of age, McKenna Xydias is a cancer survivor.

Many Docs at Stem Cell Clinics Lack Specific Training

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:20

About half the companies studied offer unproven stem cell treatments for conditions where they do not have a physician with the needed training to treat those conditions, the lead researcher said.

Young Female Smokers at Especially High Heart Risk

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:24

Women ages 18-49 who smoked had a more than 13 times higher chance of having a major heart attack than did those who didn't smoke. Men in this age group who smoked had an 8.6 times higher risk than nonsmokers.

Could Antibacterial Triclosan Weaken Women's Bones?

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:02

Triclosan is found in a variety of products including soaps, toothpaste and mouthwash. The FDA banned it from hand sanitizers, but it's still widely used in other products.

Could Coffee Be A Help in Weight Loss?

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:25

It’s the first research in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on the calorie-burning fuctions of brown fat, said the study leader.

Trump Seeks Health Care Cost Details For Consumers

WebMD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:19

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order he said would make it easier for consumers to get prices for hospital services.

CBD as a Superbug Antibiotic?

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:16

The researchers tested the CBD against some strains of staphylococcus, which cause skin infections, and streptococcus, which cause strep throat.

Brain Games: Mental Stimulation Keeps Dogs' Minds Sharp

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:37

Like their owners, dogs can have mental decline. Medications can help slow this decline, and a study says mental stimulation could also improve brain health.

Commonly Prescribed Meds Could Raise Dementia Risk

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:29

A new study has found that people 55 and older who took strong anticholinergic medications daily for three years or more had a 50% increased risk of dementia.

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard?

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:03

Between 2015 and 2017, the use of 3-D mammograms rose faster in the Northeast and Northwest, but more slowly in the Southeast. It was adopted faster in regions with higher incomes, more education and more whites.

The Power of Play: How Time Outside Helps Kids

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:01

Kids need play to develop the right way, a recent report says, and it supports the nurturing relationships with caregivers that kids need to thrive.

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

WebMD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:46

The FDA has proposed placing vaping products in "adult-only" areas of tobacco and vaping stores, but these findings leave experts skeptical that such restrictions would work.