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Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

WebMD - Fri, 06/03/2022 - 13:48

A new study finds the number of kids accidentally poisoned by the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin has soared by 530% over the past decade.

Cost of Medical Care Leads to Delays for Many Americans: Survey

WebMD - Fri, 06/03/2022 - 13:44

Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans have put off a doctor’s appointment or medical procedure because of the cost, according to a recent WebMD survey.

COVID Vaccine a Key Factor in Decisions Around Surgery

WebMD - Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:22

A new study finds vaccination played a crucial role when Americans were deciding whether to have surgery during the pandemic.

Surgeons, Who See It Up Close, Offer Ways to Stop Gun Violence

WebMD - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:47

For example, high-capacity, magazine-fed semiautomatic rifles, such as the AR-15, should be considered for reclassification as NFA Class 3 firearms, or they should get a new designation with tighter regulation.

Dogs Can Be Protective, Even Against Crohn's Disease

WebMD - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 14:48

Researchers assessed environmental factors associated with greater risk for developing Crohn's disease, validating their results with a gut check.

Women With High-Risk Pregnancies Could Die if Roe Overturned

WebMD - Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:58

Women who are at a higher risk of pregnancy complications or those who have chronic conditions before getting pregnant could be at risk of dying if they can’t get an abortion.

Mutant Gene Stops At-Risk People From Getting Alzheimer's

WebMD - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 18:28

Learning more about this gene may lead to future treatments.

Global Monkeypox Cases Rise to More Than 550

WebMD - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 15:47

Monkeypox has been reported in over 30 countries, and the United Kingdom has the highest case tally at 190.

Opinion: Gymnast’s Death from Eating Disorder Still Resonates

WebMD - Wed, 06/01/2022 - 12:14

An eating disorder doesn’t have to be a death sentence, although every 23 hours someone does die from an eating disorder. The earlier that you start the recovery journey, the easier it is to heal.

'Smart Inhalers' May Help Diagnose and Treat Asthma – If Used

WebMD - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 18:04

Digital monitoring devices can help diagnose and treat hard-to-control asthma, potentially reducing the need for oral steroids or biologic therapies -- if patients use them.

Type 2 Diabetes Speeds Aging in the Brain

WebMD - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 15:50

A new study suggests type 2 diabetes is linked to memory and thinking problems, and it's because the disease makes the brain age faster.

WHO Calls Monkeypox Pandemic Unlikely as CDC Issues Alert

WebMD - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 15:25

Globally, 23 countries have reported 257 confirmed monkeypox cases, along with 127 suspected cases.

Coffee Drinkers, Even Those With a Sweet Tooth, Live Longer

WebMD - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 14:30

The protective effects of coffee were most apparent in people who drank about two to four cups a day.

Gluten-Sensing Tech May Change Fight Against Celiac Disease

WebMD - Tue, 05/31/2022 - 12:56

Researchers have come up with a system that detects gluten simply and quickly in food. The test reveals not just the presence of gluten but also its concentration – and it involves snapping a picture with your smartphone.

It Takes Two: How Couples Maintain Love and Intimacy When One of Them Has Lupus

WebMD - Mon, 05/30/2022 - 04:02

How Couples Maintain Love and Intimacy When One of Them Has Lupus

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Older Adults

WebMD - Sat, 05/28/2022 - 12:44

Physical therapy can fend off age-related changes and prevent injury and pain.

Can You Guess Your Baby's Sex?

WebMD - Sat, 05/28/2022 - 12:09

Trying to tell whether it's a boy or girl? Here's what works -- and what doesn't.

Could a Broken Heart Have Killed Husband of Slain Texas Teacher?

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 18:48

Irma Garcia was one of two teachers gunned down, along with 19 students, at Robb Elementary School Tuesday. Family members said Thursday that her husband and high school sweetheart, Joe, died of a broken heart.

Sex: Frisky (and Safe) After 50

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 17:34

Safe sex is important at any age, but there are some issues that may be more common after 50.

After Texas School Shooting, Parents Search for New Answers

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 12:45

Besides asking schools for specifics about safety protocols, some parents are reaching out to lawmakers, and others asking for gun legislation changes.