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There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Women's Heart Health

WebMD - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 12:37

New research suggests that a morning workout may deliver more benefits for a woman's heart than an evening visit to the gym.

69 vs. 70: Bias Against Older Organ Donors May Be Costing Lives

WebMD - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 12:29

A new study finds organizations that receive organs for transplant patients are less likely to choose one from an older donor.

Schools Teaching Mindfulness, Meditation to Help Lower Stress

WebMD - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 16:33

Meditation and mindfulness programs are now being used in some schools , from elementary through high school, to help children ease their anxiety. Advocates say it’s the remedy for mental health ills; critics say more scientific research is needed.

Using an Online Pharmacy to Buy Meds? It's Buyer Beware, FDA Says

WebMD - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 14:36

The FDA warns that while some pharmacy websites operate legally and can offer convenience, privacy and lower costs, others may be selling unapproved, counterfeit and unsafe medications.

Have Celiac Disease? You May Need Screening for Other Disorders

WebMD - Fri, 11/18/2022 - 12:15

Multiple studies that have found people with celiac disease face higher risks for diabetes, thyroid conditions, arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders.

A Vaccine Against Deadly Fentanyl Might Be Near

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 15:31

The shot would block the ability of fentanyl to enter the brain and cause the “high” that users crave.

Exercise Can Help Fight Colon Cancer, Even If Patient Is Obese

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 15:26

A new study finds exercise is helpful by reducing inflammation and improving the bacterial communities of the gut's microbiome.

How to Focus on Your Mental Health With Relapsing-Remitting MS

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:52

With MS, debilitating recurrences can be very discouraging and depressing. A psychologist shares ways that her patients cope.

MS Questionnaire Helps Measure Symptoms and Spot Early Disease Changes

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:50

Your MS Questionnaire is a user-friendly quiz that patients take to help their doctors understand their medical history.

Treating MS Pain With Virtual Reality

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:37

Researchers are using virtual reality more often in health care, including to treat pain from multiple sclerosis.

Everyday Pain Relief: High Blood Pressure

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:18

Learn about pain relief medications and the risks they may pose risks for people with high blood pressure. Some OTC pain relief medications can increase blood pressure.


WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 13:33

If you have an ulcer, many over-the-counter drugs like aspirin and Advil can cause unwanted side effects that may make your ulcer worse. Here's what you need to know about each drug type.

Screen Time May Help Concussion Recovery

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:45

Allowing young patients to return to their TikTok feeds may be better than screen-time bans, Canadian researchers say.

Symptoms as Clues: Is It RSV, COVID, the Flu or the Common Cold?

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:38

How quickly the symptoms come on, how long they last, and even which symptom(s) you have can be important clues.

Mental and Emotional Effects of Colorism Are Often Hidden

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:34

In our new docuseries, “Color by WebMD: WebMD’s Exploration of Race and Mental Health,” we look more into the mental health implications of experiencing colorism, often from those closest to you, as well as how to overcome the trauma that can come along with these painful encounters.

Crohn’s Disease Doesn’t Define Me

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:46

Christina Difeo Petrella’s life with Crohn’s.

A Cure for Crohn’s: How Close Are We?

WebMD - Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:40

A Crohn’s disease researcher talks about the quest for a cure and better treatments.

Long Hours at Day Care Don't Worsen Young Kid's Behavior: Study

WebMD - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 13:47

Working parents will be relieved to know that young children who spend extended hours in childcare centers are not at greater risk for behavior problems, according to a new study.

Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Odds for Heart Attack in Very Obese People

WebMD - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 13:14

The study participants were also affected by what's known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is often linked with obesity.

‘A Huge Deal’: Millions Have Long COVID, and More Are Expected

WebMD - Wed, 11/16/2022 - 13:13

Roughly 7% of all adult Americans may currently have had long COVID, according to the latest U.S. government survey collected in October. More than a quarter say their condition is severe enough to significantly limit their day-to-day activities.