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Exploding E-Cigarettes Cause Traumatic Injuries in Teens

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:57

Burns and cuts caused by e-cigarette explosions have required hospitalization and surgery for teenage vapers, warn investigators.

Roe v. Wade’s Pending Fall Raises Privacy Concerns

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:48

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, can criminal prosecutors or tech companies monitor period and fertility tracking apps, smartphone location data, and social media accounts?

Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:37

A new study projects that by the end of this century, many could get at least two weeks of short sleep each year due to high temperatures driven by global warming.

Big Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among U.S. Teens

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:25

A new study finds a sharp increase in vaping, while traditional marijuana smoking declined.

Eye Trouble May Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:19

According to a new, small study, poor eyesight can lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people.

CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:25

As U.S. COVID-19 cases reach the highest levels since mid-February, hospital admissions and deaths are projected to increase during the next four weeks, according to a new update from the CDC. The forecast predicts that nearly every U.S. state and territory will see increases in new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the next two weeks.

Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:12

Conclusions stem from an analysis of death data for Black individuals and other ethnic/racial groups gathered by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

Meet a Miracle: Man With Trisomy 13 to Celebrate 20th Birthday

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:07

No one thought Lloyd Rochez would live past a couple of weeks, but this young man, diagnosed at birth with trisomy 13, has defied the odds and will turn 20 this summer.

Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:49

A new report finds children actually might get a brain boost from playing hour after hour of video games.

Holistic Program May Help People With Alzheimer's, Dementia

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:48

Those who enroll are assigned to groups that meet virtually twice a week for 1-hour sessions. The sessions are livestreamed, so participants are engaging with each other and with the instructors in real time.

Personal Shopper: A Savvy Black Entrepreneur Guides You to Eczema-Friendly Clothes, Creams, Cosmetics, and More

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 06:29

A savvy black entrepreneur guides you on an eczema-friendly shopping spree.

Medicine, AI, and Bias: Will Bad Data Undermine Good Tech?

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:09

Artificial Intelligence models may help predict and prevent diseases. But recent research highlights the challenges they face in providing insights that work for all.

New Pandemic Peril? Pretending It's Over as Case Numbers Rise

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:22

Experts address the troubling signs that we're not out of the COVID-19 pandemic just yet.

ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:12

Parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have.

Expert Q&A: Common Skin Problems in People of Color

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:38

Read WebMD’s interview with dermatologist Valerie Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD, president of the Skin of Color Society, about common skin conditions in people of color.

How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 17:50

The 56-year-old experienced a dangerous heart rhythm disorder after taking high doses of hemp oil containing CBD and CBG and berberine supplements.

Injections of Your Own Fat Could Help Arthritic Hands

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 17:45

Researchers report injections of body fat into aching, arthritic finger joints appear to produce significant and lasting improvements in hand function and a decrease in pain.

What Is Adultification Bias?

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 17:35

Learn what adultification bias is, what it looks like, and what you can do to stop it.

Is There Mental Health Help If You’re in Prison?

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:49

What mental health resources are available for people in prison? Get the facts.

U.S. COVID Deaths Hit 1 Million: 'History Should Judge Us'

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:14

Case numbers are rising again, and the U.S. reaches a once unimaginable and grim milestone.