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Return of the Mask? COVID, RSV, Flu Renew Calls to Cover Up

WebMD - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 14:35

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. We're having the worst flu season in years, and RSV has a stranglehold on hospitals. Is it time to return to wearing masks?

Twins Study Shows Exercise Altering How Genes Behave

WebMD - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 13:09

Scientists have previously found that a majority of identical twins develop different diseases as they get older, even though they have the same genes.

Gene Test Might Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Skip Radiation After Lumpectomy

WebMD - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 13:00

Currently, people with an invasive type of breast cancer typically have surgery to remove the cancer followed by radiation, to reduce the risk that their breast cancer will return in the same spot.

Is Using Antibiotics Before STI Exposure Risky?

WebMD - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 12:24

A new approach to limit sexually transmitted infections adds antibiotics before exposure, but will this prevent the spread of illness or help microbes change and no longer respond to treatment?

Graphic Medicine: The Unlikely but Promising Partnership of Comics and Health Care

WebMD - Fri, 12/09/2022 - 01:19

Graphic medicine, at the intersection between comics and health care, offers patients something that’s often missing in a formal medical setting: the feeling that their voice is being heard.

What Are the Risks of HIV Treatment-Related Weight Gain?

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:55

ART-related weight gain can raise your chances of certain health problems. Learn the risk, who’s most affected, and how you can manage this side effect.

What Are the Risks of HIV Treatment-Related Weight Gain?

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:55

ART-related weight gain can raise your chances of certain health problems. Learn the risk, who’s most affected, and how you can manage this side effect.

My Experience With HIV Treatment and Weight Gain

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:50

Weight gain is common with HIV treatment. One woman shares her story of gaining weight during treatment, making lifestyle changes, and managing the ups and downs.

My Experience With HIV Treatment and Weight Gain

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:50

Weight gain is common with HIV treatment. One woman shares her story of gaining weight during treatment, making lifestyle changes, and managing the ups and downs.

Several Supplements May Give the Heart a Boost

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:47

Certain antioxidant supplements – such as omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, and coenzyme Q10 – may benefit your heart’s health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Dangerous, Recalled Toys Sold Online Bring Major Safety Risks

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 16:14

This year, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s 37th annual toy safety report, “Trouble in Toyland 2022,” is focused solely on recalled toys. Some of these toys can still be purchased online after they were recalled for being dangerous. It’s a reminder to all that buying some toys online can come at a heavy price.

Antibody Drug Boosts Survival for Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 14:48

According to a pair of clinical trials, a relatively new drug is boosting survival rates for women with a specific type of advanced breast cancer who haven't responded to other treatments.

Get Ready to Share the Road with a Self-Driving Vehicle

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 11:59

Someday soon – if it hasn't happened already – you will glance out the window and see a vehicle motoring along with no one in the driver's seat. Ready or not, sensors and an algorithm are taking the wheel.

Inoperable Lung Cancer: Making Treatment Work for You

WebMD - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 08:25

A lung cancer advocate shares how to make the most of treatment and manage side effects.

Tiny, Menacing Microclots May Explain Long COVID’s Symptoms

WebMD - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:08

Early in the pandemic, doctors noticed the sickest patients had high numbers of blood clots, which caused problems and killed patients long after they left the hospital. Some long COVID researchers suspect something similar may cause puzzling symptoms of long COVID.

Tiny, Menacing Microclots May Explain Long COVID’s Symptoms

WebMD - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:08

Early in the pandemic, doctors noticed the sickest patients had high numbers of blood clots, which caused problems and killed patients long after they left the hospital. Some long COVID researchers suspect something similar may cause puzzling symptoms of long COVID.

How Your Voice Could Reveal Hidden Disease

WebMD - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 13:37

The U.S. government is investing millions to investigate voice analysis as a tool for diagnosing a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, depression, and autism.

5 Love Languages, 7 Days, 1 Couple

WebMD - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 12:47

A couple tries Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages to strengthen their marriage.

More States Are Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control

WebMD - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 15:38

A new report says pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal contraceptives in 20 states, plus Washington, D.C., giving women easier access to birth control.

Skin Removal After Weight Loss Surgery: What to Know

WebMD - Tue, 12/06/2022 - 13:54

Weight loss surgery often results in loose, sagging skin that can’t be reduced through exercise. Procedures known as “body contouring” can help reduce the side effect.

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