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Truth or TV: Is Grey's Anatomy's Parkinson's 'Cure' Real?

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:40

How realistic is the Grey’s Anatomy episode that shows a Parkinson’s disease cure? A neurosurgery professor weighs in.

What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:30

Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? Ketamine has been available for pain relief for years. Now it may be a breakthrough for treating severe depression.

Women, Black Patients With Chest Pain Wait Longer in ERs

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:27

New research reveals women and people of color with chest pain face longer waits in U.S. emergency departments than men and white people.

Many Parents Will 'Wait and See' Before Vaccinating Their Child

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 14:25

A new survey reveals only 18 percent of parents of children under 5 say they plan to get their child vaccinated against COVID as soon as they can,

Bill Gates: Outside Chance Pandemic Will Get Worse

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:28

Bill Gates says the world is still at risk of the pandemic generating another variant that is more transmissive and deadlier than the current forms of the virus.

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:01

Amazon announced it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion.

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:01

Amazon announced it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion.

Hepatitis Outbreak in Children: What to Know

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 14:01

While severe hepatitis with acute liver failure is rare in healthy children and the odds are greatly in your child’s favor should they get hepatitis, your best defense right now against the current, rare cases is information.

The Perfect Amount of Sleep for People Over 40

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:24

A new study says seven hours of sleep a night may be the ideal amount for keeping your brain in good health if you're middle-aged or older.

FDA Warns of Counterfeit Home COVID Test Kits

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:18

The FDA warns Americans to watch out for phony at-home, over-the-counter COVID tests that look a lot like the real things.

Supreme Court Appears Ready to Overturn Roe

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 08:26

The U.S. Supreme Court may be on the cusp of overturning 50-years of American abortion law, according to a draft opinion in a Mississippi case that was leaked to the news outlet Politico.

NYC Raises COVID Alert Level to Medium

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:36

New York City on Monday raised its COVID alert level from low to medium as the Omicron subvariant pushs up COVID-19 case numbers.

Omicron Sublineages Evade Immunity From Past Infection

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:25

A South African study based on blood samples found that the BA.4 and BA.5 sublineages of Omicron were more likely to evade antibodies produced by previous Omicron infections than the immunity provided by vaccinations

Fewer Black Men Get High-Tech Prostate Cancer Therapy

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:19

Two new studies show Black prostate cancer patients get proton beam therapy (PBT) less often than white patients.

Amber Heard’s Diagnosis: What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 15:09

A psychologist testified that Heard has both borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder. Heard has said she has posttraumatic stress disorder.

Can You Reverse Hearing Loss?

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:31

Many types of hearing loss are reversible. Is yours? WebMD explains.

Nutrition and Aging: 7 Signs of Inadequate Nutrition

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:03

Many Americans, young and old, fall short on vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. But the challenge of getting adequate nutrition may be trickiest for seniors. Research shows that older people may need more of certain key nutrients, such as B vitamins and calcium.

When Body Image Becomes a Problem for Female Athletes

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 10:44

Many female athletes struggle with body image, and it can put their physical and mental health at risk.

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 17:49

Health care groups hailed the proposal as a critical step to keep cigarettes out of the mouths of children and Black Americans, who are particularly likely to smoke menthol tobacco products.

Moderna Seeks OK for Young Kids' COVID Vaccine as Parents Wait

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:18

Pfizer's request for the youngest kids is expected next. But there are a lot of moving parts, and families and doctors alike are concerned the FDA will not act quickly enough.