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‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

WebMD - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 14:58

This winter was one of the warmest on record, and lingering summer heat could add weeks of outdoor activity to animals that carry ticks, which thrive in hot, humid conditions.

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

WebMD - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 13:45

Nearly two-thirds of WebMD readers who answered the poll questions say doctors and other health care professionals should be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fear of Losing Health Insurance Keeps 1 in 6 in Their Jobs

WebMD - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:42

A new Gallup poll reveals many Americans remain in jobs they'd rather leave -- simply because they don't want to lose their health insurance.

Birth Control: Types and Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People

WebMD - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 11:37

No matter where you are on the gender spectrum you could need birth control, especially if there’s a chance you could get pregnant and you’re not trying to. Learn about the types of birth control available and what might be best for you.

What I Want You to Know About Living With HIV

WebMD - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 11:36

Learn what people who are HIV-positive want you to know about the realities of living with the virus.

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts Graduation Rates

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:55

Research shows when access to affordable birth control increased rates of pregnancies and abortions also dropped.

Survey: Parents to Wait to Get Kids’ COVID Vaccine

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:45

Three-quarters of parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey.

Mediterranean Diet Could Ward Off Dementia

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:17

A new study suggests a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil and fish may protect the brain from plaque buildup and shrinkage.

Fibromyalgia: Myths and Facts

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:47

There's confusion and misinformation about what causes fibromyalgia and how to treat it. Separate fact from fiction.

CDC Gives Guidelines for Simulated Cruise Ship Voyages

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:15

The guidelines outline all the requirements and recommendations for cruise ship operators to begin simulated voyages with volunteer passengers before they can restart restricted passenger services, the CDC said.

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Nations?

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 14:08

The move to immunize U.S. teenagers has spurred an ethical debate among medical professionals: Should those doses set for American teens go abroad instead?

Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 13:53

A new clinical trial finds the weight-loss drug Saxenda helps keep extra pounds off, but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff.

Police Violence Leads to High Anxiety for Black Americans

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 13:32

Survey participants had also witnessed community violence an average of more than 10 times during their lifetimes.

HIV Stress and Side Effects: What to Know

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 11:34

An HIV diagnosis will change your life. It brings with it both physical symptoms and emotional stress. But there are things you can do to take charge of your condition, manage your symptoms, and thrive.

Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 11:07

WebMD explains what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one.

Does Penis Enlargement Work?

WebMD - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:36

Are there any treatments that give you a bigger penis? Learn more about penis pumps, penis exercise, penis surgery, and other techniques that promise to enhance size.

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

WebMD - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:07

More teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, yet visits to the ER for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018.

Painkillers: Warning Signs of Addiction

WebMD - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:59

Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here.

Study Looks at Diversity Among U.S. Surgeons

WebMD - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:00

For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 15,000 faculty in surgery departments across the United States between 2013 and 2019.

Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best for You?

WebMD - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 13:36

Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.