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Black Hairdressers May Be at High Risk From Toxic Chemicals

WebMD - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:55

Researchers found that compared with women of color in office jobs, hair stylists had higher levels of various chemicals in their urine.

Marriage Could Be a 'Buffer' Against Dementia

WebMD - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:10

A new study suggests people who stay married for the long haul may gain some protection from dementia.

People With Autism May Feel Pain More Intensely: Study

WebMD - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:05

New research suggests.people who have autism feel pain at a higher intensity than others, which is the opposite of what many believe to be true.

New Book Explores Why Trust Is Vital For Doctors, Patients

WebMD - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:36

In How Medicine Works and When It Doesn't, F. Perry Wilson, MD, guides readers through the murky and often treacherous landscape of modern medicine.

U.S. Parents Face Big Disparities in Access to Autism Care Services

WebMD - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 20:36

New research shows autism services are harder to find in many of the places where Black, Hispanic and Native American families live.

Troubling Signs TB Is Gaining Resistance Against Combo Antibiotics

WebMD - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 20:30

Doctors currently use a regimen of three antibiotics to treat TB of the lungs. A new study showed that is not effective in treating TB meningitis.

Biden to End COVID Emergencies in May

WebMD - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 18:32

Doing so will have many effects, including the end of free vaccines and health services to fight the pandemic. The public health emergency has been renewed every 90 days since first being declared by the Trump administration in January 2020.

Fauci Q&A: On Masking, Vaccines, and What Keeps Him Up at Night

WebMD - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:36

The adviser to seven presidents reflects on his career, the highs and lows, and offers advice for staying safe 3 years into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple Myeloma: How Do Disparities Affect Outcomes?

WebMD - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:57

Multiple myeloma and race: Find out how disparities can affect diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.

Long COVID Affecting More Than One Third of College Students, Faculty

WebMD - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:57

Almost 36% of students and faculty at George Washington University with a history of COVID-19 reported symptoms consistent with long COVID in a new study.

FDA Panel Backs Shift Toward One-Dose COVID Shot

WebMD - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:25

The FDA’s vaccine advisers lent support to the agency’s plan to try to simplify future COVID shots, with an aim of having many people get just one uniform dose in the fall.

Climbing Back: One Woman's Triumph After Near-Fatal Injury

WebMD - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:47

After a near-fatal accident left Melissa Strong's fingers a mangled, charred mess, the climber was told her days on the rock were over. Her story is a testament to determination in the face of grievous injury, and the importance of physical activity and mindset in any recovery.

Newly Discovered Genetic Disease Is More Common Than Expected

WebMD - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 11:46

VEXAS syndrome, which causes multiple symptoms, may affect tens of thousands of U.S. men

The FDA Wants an Annual COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know

WebMD - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:47

A national advisory committee is expected to vote Thursday on whether Americans should pivot to an annual COVID-19 shot (like a flu shot) vs. periodic booster shots. WebMD asks health experts your most pressing questions about a possible switch to a yearly shot.

Your Weight Could Alter Vitamin D's Effect on Health

WebMD - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:06

Vitamin D is widely promoted for better health, but if you're overweight, you might not reap the benefits.

Healing and Rebuilding Your Life After a Spouse's Suicide

WebMD - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:38

Losing a loved one to suicide is a loss like no other. Unlike other causes of death (like illnesses or accidents), which happen to the person, suicide is an act performed by the person who has chosen death, leaving bereaved survivors with guilt and haunting questions.

Video Game Addiction: Noticing Warning Signs, Getting Help

WebMD - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 13:49

The majority of youngsters who play video games do so as a form of entertainment, but about 5% to 6% of video game users do so to the point where it interferes with their lives.

3D-Printed Tumor Models Could Advance New Cancer Therapies

WebMD - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 13:26

The emerging technology of 3D bioprinting could help scientists discover new therapies, and doctors more accurately predict the best treatment for each patient.

Vitamin B12: What It Can Do, and What It Can’t

WebMD - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:44

Vitamin B12 supplements are hailed as a remedy for everything from weight loss to infertility to Alzheimer’s. Do they really help?

Lessons From a Two-Time Heart Attack Survivor

WebMD - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 12:24

Channing Muller had her first attack when she was 26 years old. A vegetarian for a decade and a recreational runner, this shocked both her and her doctors.