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9 Ways to Get Your Energy Back

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 15:42

Feeling fatigued? WebMD tells you how to get your energy back.

Tiny Robot Bugs in Development for Medical Relief

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 14:52

Microbots can traverse spaces where drones can't fly in, and scientists envision a future where these devices, crafted even smaller, could be added to blood vessels to assist in surgery.

Going Back to the Office During a Pandemic? Here's Some Help

Mon, 03/28/2022 - 13:57

While some workers can't wait to get back to the office, others are anxious, resistant, and concerned. Here are some tips to help with the transition.

Next U.S. Booster Campaign Faces Delays, Lack of Funds

Sun, 03/27/2022 - 13:15

The next rollout of COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S. could face delays due to a lack of federal funding and declining interest, according to The Guardian.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Need to Raise Awareness

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 18:10

Chronic fatigue syndrome can lower your quality of life. But a new survey shows that many people don’t know it’s a real illness.

Men Offered Surgery More Often Than Women for Carpal Tunnel

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 17:19

A study suggests this difference may exist because the condition tends to be more severe in men and not due to gender bias.

Meet a Fierce Advocate for Women’s Health: Jen Gunter, MD

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:57

The OB/GYN most recently spoke out against a vitamin and supplement maker’s “probiotics for your panty hamster.”

Your Back Hurts More Than a Neanderthal's and Here's Why

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:52

Scientists used to think the curvature of the spine separated modern-day humans from extinct human species, but they just learned that Neanderthals had a huge spinal advantage that can be tapped into.

Medical Pot May Help You Avoid Opioids for Back Pain, Arthritis

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:40

Two new studies show medical marijuana could be a viable alternative to opioid painkillers for people dealing with arthritis or chronic back pain.

Early Trial Offers Hope Treating Rare 'Brittle Bone' Disease

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:34

An early study suggests an experimental drug may help build bone mass in some adults with a rare brittle-bone disease.

FDA Authorizes More E-Cigarette Products

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 14:21

The agency said it would soon announce whether other big-name brands can continue to sell their products in this country.

Donating Bodies to Science Carries Risks and Benefits

Fri, 03/25/2022 - 13:29

Donating your body to medicine is a noble cause, but read the fine print before signing a contract.

Cancer Survivors: Move More, Sit Less for a Longer Life, Study Says

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 15:22

Cancer survivors who spend more than 8 hours of the day sitting are 5 times more likely to die over the ensuing years than their peers who spend less time sitting. Being physically active, on the other hand, lowers the risk of early death, new research shows.

Tragic Teen Overdoses Revive Talks on Narcan in Schools

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 13:10

As of August 2020, a total of 20 states had passed laws allowing naloxone in schools, according to the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association. Although it is often left up to school boards, states including Maryland, New Jersey, and Rhode Island require that schools keep it on hand

FDA: Unsanitary Conditions Found at Baby Food Factory

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 08:28

U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators found unsanitary conditions at an Abbott baby food factory in Sturgis, MI., linked to reports of bacterial infections in infants, the FDA said in a preliminary report issued Tuesday.

How Scientists Adapted an Ancient Art Form to Create Nanoscopic Medical Tools

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 06:26

The basic principles of origami have changed the way biomedical engineers look at their work.

WebMD/Medscape Reveal Winners of ‘Meddys’ Film Awards

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 06:20

Readers weighed in on Best Doctor, Best Medical Film, and other categories in our inaugural movie awards.

Half a Million Chickens to Be Destroyed in Bird Flu Outbreak

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 18:56

A commercial chicken farm in Nebraska will destroy 570,000 broilers because a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza – better known as bird flu – was discovered in the flock, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture reported.

More Than Half of Ukrainians Vulnerable to Health Risks

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 18:00

The World Health Organization says in addition to the refugees, those internally displaced inside Ukraine face challenges to their health.

Predicting Your Menopause Age: What Factors Matter

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 17:02

When will you reach menopause? WebMD explains what factors into your menopause age.

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