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Knowing How the Brain Reacts to Smells May Help Fight Disease

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 14:39

Neuroscientists use mathematical models to reproduce how the brain processes smell.

Many Wrongly Think Tap Water Is Safe for At-Home Medical Use

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 13:53

While most people who responded to a nationally representative survey correctly stated that tap water could contain bacteria or other living organisms, they also said that it could be safely used for nasal rinsing and washing contacts.

1 in 4 Hospital Physicians 'Mistreated' by Patients, Visitors

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:52

A new study also reveals female doctors are nearly two times more likely than male doctors to face abuse.

Smell, Taste Loss Less Likely With Newer COVID Variants

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:42

A new study finds loss of smell and taste are much less likely with the Omicron variant than the earlier Alpha and Delta versions of the coronavirus.

Another COVID Surge is Here, But It May Be Less Severe

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 18:37

Experts weigh in on what today's numbers and case trajectories could mean for tomorrow's COVID-19 picture across the U.S.

Half-a-Million Pounds of Precooked Chicken Recalled

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 17:44

Wayne Farms LLC has recalled about 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts because the product may be undercooked, according to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Sobering Statistic: U.S. Gun Homicides Increased 35% in 2020

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:36

Firearm suicides also remained high – in 2020, 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides involved firearms, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published Tuesday.

6 Ways to Cause Knee Damage and Ruin Your Knees

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:19

Find out how to avoid knee damage.

6 Ways to Cause Knee Damage and Ruin Your Knees

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:19

Find out how to avoid knee damage.

Arthritis Pain and Sleep

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:18

Arthritis pain can make it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep can aggravate joint pain. Try these tips from WebMD to break the vicious cycle.

Arthritis Pain and Sleep

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 15:18

Arthritis pain can make it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep can aggravate joint pain. Try these tips from WebMD to break the vicious cycle.

Study Supports Colonoscopies for Women Under 50

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 13:09

A new study claims colonoscopies in younger women can significantly cut their risk of colon cancer.

Taking Racism out of the Kidney Disease Equation

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:20

Kidney care in the U.S. is at a watershed moment of moving past a deeply entrenched, institutionally racist equation.

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 19:29

Scientists worldwide are working on COVID vaccines delivered through nasal sprays that could stop the coronavirus from invading the body at its most common entry point, the mucous membrane of the nose and throat.

Alabama Criminalizes Transgender Medical Treatments For Minors

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 19:00

Alabama is the first state to make it illegal for doctors to provide gender-affirming medical care to transgender people under the age of 19.

11 Things You Didn't know About Twin Pregnancies

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 17:10

If you are expecting twins and don't know what to expect, you are not alone. Here's some advice from experts about what's in store for you and your twins.

What to Eat as You Age

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:28

Your dietary needs change as you age. WebMD advises what should be on your grocery list.

Normal Aging Process: Changes, Memory, Eyesight, Hearing, and More

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:20

Curious if your body’s aging is normal? WebMD discusses healthy and normal signs of aging.

Are Ants the Future of Cancer Detection?

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 15:15

Researchers have explored using medically trained dogs to sniff out cancer. Now French scientists say ants can do the job, too -- only faster and cheaper.

Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 14:00

The fake Adderall pills contain the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl and are fueling increases in overdoses and hospitalizations.

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