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Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 14:01

Is it time for you to talk to someone about how you’ve been feeling? WebMD gives advice on a mental health checkup.

7 Key Facts About Depression

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 13:59

WebMD shares what you should know about depression.

Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 13:50

How one self-described 'regular guy' changed his health habits after diagnosis.

Immunotherapy May Help Fight Some Advanced Colon Cancers

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 12:04

A new report reveals immunotherapy helped extend the lives of some patients with the most common type of advanced colon cancer.

Public Favors Masks in Classrooms but Balks at Vaccine Mandates

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 10:47

With schools reopening, poll finds two-thirds of parents support mandating masks for unvaccinated students, but resistance to vaccinating students remains high. “My child is not a test dummy,” one Black parent told pollsters. Some parents deferred the decision to their teens.

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: 90 Million Still On the Fence

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 16:29

While some of these still unvaccinated people may actually be hesitant -- that is, they have serious questions about the safety or effectiveness of the vaccines -- many just outright refuse to get vaccinated.

As COVID Resurges, Vaccinated Americans Rage Against Holdouts

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 15:25

COVID-19 rates are surging again, and many Americans who’ve been vaccinated are turning their anger toward those who refuse to get the shot.

What Schizophrenia Symptoms and Stigma Feel Like

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:54

Experts and people with schizophrenia describe what it’s like to live with this debilitating mental illness.

Dating With Schizophrenia

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:50

Dating when you have schizophrenia can be a challenge. But your condition doesn’t have to stand in the way of a happy, healthy relationship. Get tips on easing into the dating game.

Traveling Pain-Free With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:46

With good planning and an easy schedule, you can keep your RA in check and have a pain-free trip. Try these tips.

Practical Advice for Living With Breast Cancer

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:40

How can you handle life with breast cancer? Get advice from women who have lived it.

4th Case of Tropical Bacterial Illness Found in the U.S.

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 13:49

The fourth U.S. case of melioidosis -- a rare and potentially fatal bacterial disease -- has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Kids Are Eating More 'Ultraprocessed' Foods

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 13:39

A new study has found that two-thirds of the calories consumed by U.S. children and teens come from ultraprocessed foods, an eating pattern that could be driving children toward obesity.

Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 15:13

The Biden administration announced several initiatives to promote the safety of in-person college and university this fall as COVID-19 case rates surge across the country.

Back to School, Back to COVID-19? Delta Changes the Situation

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 15:05

Pediatric COVID cases are rising sharply. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in the last 2 weeks of July, the number of cases in kids leapt from 39,000 to 72,000.

Just How Safe Are Neti Pots?

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 12:01

An expert with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that improper use of the nasal irrigation devices can put you at risk for infection.

New Drug Might Be Non-Surgical Option for Common Skin Cancers

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 11:53

An experimental gel could be a potential alternative to surgery when treating basal cell carcinoma.

At-Home Saliva Test Can Spot COVID Variants

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 10:26

While not available for sale, a study shows that the technology works as well as the gold standard PCR tests and could cost as little as $3 per test, which is less than other COVID-19 home tests.