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Scientists Are Working on How to Grow Replacement Teeth

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:10

Unlike many other types of human tissue, dental enamel doesn't regrow after it's damaged, so specialists are using stem cells to study how to restore affected teeth.

Fauci Clarifies 'Out of the Pandemic Phase' Comment as Experts Agree

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 13:01

After Anthony Fauci made national headlines with a proclamation that the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic is over, he walked back his comments.

Child Hepatitis Cases Detected in Illinois, Canada, Japan

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 18:40

A growing number of severe child hepatitis cases have been detected in the United States and around the world. The cause of the cases is still uncertain.

Unvaccinated People Create Higher Risk for Vaccinated, Study Says

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:08

People who don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 are creating a “disproportionate” threat to the health of vaccinated people, even in places with high vaccination rates, says a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

'Brain Zap' Technology May Help Hardcore Smokers Quit

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:32

According to a new study, using low-intensity electric or magnetic impulses helped people go without smoking cigarettes.

Smart Toilets: Next Tool Against Diseases (Including COVID)

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 13:56

Human stool contains a treasure trove of valuable health information. New tech-enabled toilets offer a way to capture key insights before they’re flushed away.

Cancer Caregiving From Long Distance

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 12:36

Cancer caregiving is never easy, and when you’re doing it long distance, there are extra challenges. Here’s what you can do to provide support.

What Trans Health Care for Minors Really Means

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 08:18

The meaning of gender-affirming care for young people, and what it looks like on the ground, isn’t always clear. The cloud of politics surrounding it has obscured the medical reality of how and when trans youth can get the treatments they seek.

Personal Essay: I Started Transitioning at the Beginning of the Pandemic. Here’s What It Was Like

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 08:08

Two years ago, just when the world was shutting down, I opened up – to my true self. Having discovered that I was a transgender man, I set out to medically transition at the onset of the pandemic.

A lot of children are about to be born in Ukraine. Will the war affect them for life?

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 08:03

Some of the most horrific images from the war so far have come from a maternity hospital in Mariupol bombed by Russian troops in mid-March. The upheaval spurs a troubling question: Could the stress and condition of war affect a fetus?

When the Walls Were Painted With Poison

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 04:56

Scheele’s Green, named for the Swedish chemist who invented it in 1778, was everywhere in Victorian England, from the walls of Buckingham Palace to the factories where child laborers painted the leaves of fake foliage. And it was deadly.

As Teens Struggle With Pandemic Emotions, Recovery Is Uncertain

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 17:21

It’s unclear whether the disruption of the pandemic is a blip on the radar or the early signs of a generation permanently stunted in its social and mental health development.

FDA Approves First COVID Treatment for Use in Kids

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 16:14

The FDA approved the antiviral remdesivir as the first COVID-19 treatment for young children.

More American Teens Carrying Guns These Days

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 15:38

Researchers say the number of U.S. teens carrying handguns has risen by 41% over the past two decades -- with notable increases seen among white teens from higher-income families.

Breaking News: Kamala Harris Has COVID-19

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 14:01

The vice president has no symptoms and will isolate and work from the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory.

Will You Have a Heart Attack? New Tech May Predict If and When

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:30

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University want to create a 3D model of your heart to predict a life-threatening problem before it happens.

Rise and Shine: A Carefully Considered Morning Ritual That Can Brighten Your Day

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 08:44

Strategies for getting ready to be at your best each morning

Rise and Shine: A Carefully Considered Morning Ritual That Can Brighten Your Day

WebMD - Tue, 04/26/2022 - 08:44

Strategies for getting ready to be at your best each morning

Pfizer Recalls Another Blood Pressure Medication

WebMD - Mon, 04/25/2022 - 18:38

Pfizer is recalling five lots of blood pressure medicine Accupril because of elevated levels of a nitrosamine, Nnitroso-quinapril, the company said in a news release posted on the FDA website.

Pfizer Recalls Another Blood Pressure Medication

WebMD - Mon, 04/25/2022 - 18:38

Pfizer is recalling five lots of blood pressure medicine Accupril because of elevated levels of a nitrosamine, Nnitroso-quinapril, the company said in a news release posted on the FDA website.

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