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Singles or Couples: Who Sleeps Better?

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:51

A new study suggests that adults who share their beds with a partner have less severe insomnia, less fatigue and more sleep time.

White House Ready to Vaccinate Children Under 5

WebMD - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 18:38

Parents anxiously awaiting official word that they can vaccinate their children under 5 years of age against COVID-19 could find relief as early as the week of June 20, U.S. officials announced today.

Injected 'Hydrogel' May Be New Option Against Back Pain

WebMD - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 15:31

The gel is injected directly into worn discs using X-rays to guide the needle.

Eat Lots of Fish? Your Melanoma Risk May Rise

WebMD - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 13:56

Researchers found 20% of Americans studied with the highest intake had about a one-quarter higher risk of developing the disease over 15 years, versus the 20% with the lowest fish consumption.

The Shocking Truth About Electric Baths

WebMD - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 13:22

The galvanic bath was once used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis but was later declared quackery. Now, the practice is making a comeback.

Choosing the Best Sunscreen if You Have Lupus

WebMD - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:07

People with lupus need to be extra careful about protecting their skin from the sun. Find out what your skin needs.

What Is Harm Reduction for Opioid Addiction?

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:13

Harm reduction is a nonjudgmental approach to protecting people with addiction. These programs give people the tools and support they need to get better. And it can save their lives.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Lower Odds for Many Cancers

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:52

According to three new studies, losing weight through weight-loss surgery can significantly decrease your risk of developing or dying from cancer.

COVID Breakthrough Infections More Likely in People Living With HIV

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:46

New research shows that even after vaccination, living with HIV ups the odds for COVID infection.

Moderna Finds ‘Robust Antibody Response’ in Omicron-Specific Booster

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:38

Take that, Omicron. Results of a trial looking at a combination COVID-19 vaccine booster reveals a “robust antibody response” against the Omicron variant, vaccine manufacturer Moderna announced Wednesday.

Getting Cancer Care in Rural America

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:11

With fewer oncologists in rural areas than in cities, there are challenges in getting cancer care. Find out what may help bridge that gap.

Can You Breastfeed if You Have HIV?

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:01

Breastfeeding isn’t recommended for women living with HIV in the U.S., but doctors should support patients who choose to breastfeed their babies.

If Your Meds Make Your Skin More Sensitive to the Sun

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 13:45

Some medications make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Find out how to take care of it.

Rural Living Means Planning Ahead for Your Health Care

WebMD - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 10:48

You’ll need to plan for health care if you live in a rural area.

Gene Test Lets Some Colon Cancer Patients Safely Skip Chemo

WebMD - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 13:48

New studies show a blood test could save some colon cancer patients from getting unnecessary chemotherapy following surgery, while making sure that those who would benefit from the treatment get it.

Some Younger Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancers Might Skip Radiation

WebMD - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:23

Gene testing helped doctors identify a group of women who skipped radiation therapy because their cancer showed very low risk of coming back following surgery.

Setting Time Limits on Opioid Prescriptions Might Reduce Misuse

WebMD - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:35

New research finds that placing time limits on prescriptions for highly addictive narcotic painkillers may reduce the risk of misuse.

Brain’s Wiring, Not Lack of Willpower, May Drive Obesity: Study

WebMD - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 14:23

Virginia Tech scientists are taking a deep dive into the brain chemistry that drives cravings for unhealthy fatty foods. Their goal: To find out if the nation’s ever-expanding waistline has as much to do with that’s in our heads as what we put into our bellies.

Study Sees Strong Links Between Depression and Crohn's, Colitis

WebMD - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 13:10

Researchers found that people with IBD were nine times more likely to develop depression than the general population, while their siblings who did not have IBD were nearly two times more likely to develop the mood disorder.

Libido Loss: When Men Don’t Want Sex

WebMD - Fri, 06/03/2022 - 17:44

It’s natural for men to be less interested in sex as they age. But what about total loss of libido? Find out why it happens and how to fix it.