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To Mask Up or Not? What to Know

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 17:59

With masks no longer required on public transportation, should I still wear one while traveling? What about visiting an immunocompromised person? Should I rethink my travel plans? We’ve got answers.

More Pets Being Poisoned by Cannabis

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 17:38

According to a new survey, with marijuana now legal in many states, some veterinarians are seeing more cases of cannabis poisoning in dogs and other pets.

Hate Taking Pills? For Some Drugs, You Won’t Need To

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 17:18

New dissolving films and mouth patches could replace pills for prescriptions

7 Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 16:58

Experts offer tips for coping with embarrassing pregnancy symptoms.

8 Mistakes After Surgery That Slow Your Recovery

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 16:31

WebMD explains how you'll recover from an operation faster if you avoid some common errors, like going back to work too soon or skipping your physical therapy exercises.

Foods That Fight Hearbturn

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 16:28

You know certain foods can give you heartburn. But did you know others can help control it?

Can You Detox Your Lungs?

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 15:53

If you have or are at risk for a lung condition such as COPD, you may have heard about ways people try to “detox” their lungs. Here’s what you should know first.

Americans Anxious About Climate Change

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 13:24

The nationally representative poll shows that 51% of the 2,210 Americans surveyed are anxious about climate change and its impact on future generations.

Over Half of American Parents Give Their Picky Eaters Supplements

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 12:10

From a new poll, about one-third of parents said their child is a picky eater and one-third didn't think their children eat enough fruits and vegetables.

When Pot Is Legal, Prescriptions for Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Drop

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 12:00

New research suggests when people have legal access to marijuana, they're less likely to take certain prescription drugs.

NASA ‘Holoported’ Doctor to International Space Station

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 18:21

A digital rendering of a doctor and an aerospace executive visited the International Space Station in 2021 through “holoportation,” a mix of “hologram” and “teleportation.”

Mask Mandate's End Further Divides Many Travelers and Experts

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 18:15

The controversial ruling from a federal judge in Florida caused some strong reactions, including from infectious disease experts.

AI May Help Spot Alcoholism Relapse Risk

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 13:33

Researchers say artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify risk of relapsing to alcohol after treatment.

Docs Watch With ‘Some Anxiety’ For Post-Holiday COVID Spike

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 13:19

Just beyond our first batch of holidays since Christmas and New Year’s Eve – which led to a massive Omicron spike – the medical community is watching closely for a potential rise in cases.

Microplastics in the Lungs, Blood Tissue: Should I Be Concerned?

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 13:14

New research on microplastics in our lungs and blood tissue can sound scary, but should we really be worried? Medical specialists answer this pressing question.

Coronavirus Found in Human Feces Up to 7 Months After Infection

Tue, 04/19/2022 - 10:09

This could explain why some COVID patients develop GI symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

3 Toddlers Hospitalized After Eating Goldfish Crackers Spiked With THC

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 18:20

Three toddlers were hospitalized in Virginia after eating Goldfish crackers laced with THC.

FDA Investigates Lucky Charms After Reports of Sickness

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 17:43

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms after consumers complained about becoming sick after eating the dry cereal.

Judge Strikes Down Biden Mask Mandate for Planes, Transit

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 15:08

The mandate, enacted in February 2021, is unconstitutional because Congress never granted the CDC to power create such a requirement, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said.

Deprived of Sleep, Many Turn to Melatonin Despite Risks

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 14:22

Often mistaken for a natural supplement, melatonin is a powerful hormone being used as a sleep aid. Its effect on health has prompted a new investigation.

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