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Dangerous Tanning Is on the Rise, Suntan Myths Persist

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 11:12

A new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology found a sharp rise in both tanning and number of sunburns last year.

Autism Elopement: Wandering Risk Rises in Summer

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:18

Children on the autism spectrum are at risk for “elopement” – or wandering away. And in summer, their risk of drowning rises. Get safety tips.

Living With Lupus: ‘One Day, You Feel Fantastic, Next Day, You Can’t Move’

WebMD - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 06:23

Living with lupus is unpredictable, and you must learn how to adjust to a chronic illness.

Food Safety Recalls: U.S. System Leaves Consumers Vulnerable

WebMD - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 19:27

With few federal regulations, it's up to grocery and convenience stores to decide if and when they notify customers about a food safety recall.

Sperm Counts Rebound When Obese Men Shed Pounds

WebMD - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:01

However, men need to keep the weight off to maintain the improved sperm count.

Lower Incomes May Mean Lower Survival After Heart Attack

WebMD - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:54

New research shows that those with lower incomes have significantly lower chances of living through a severe heart event.

Clinical Trial Upgrades Will Open Care Up to More People

WebMD - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 12:04

For nearly 80 years, clinical trials have formed the backbone of medicine advancing life-saving medications. And despite unquestionable successes, traditional trials still have an enrollment problem.

For Survivors, School Shootings a Lasting and Mean Companion

WebMD - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 20:58

For children who survive mass shootings, the outcome over the next few days, months and years depends on many factors, but how parents address the trauma both immediately and long-term can make a huge difference, experts say.

A Human Response to Homelessness

WebMD - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 16:29

Learn how you can reach out and help people who live without shelter in a safe and useful way.

Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain

WebMD - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 14:39

The need to better understand treatments for monkeypox became more urgent this month when more than a hundred new cases were recorded across Europe and North America.

Chill Factor: How Lupus Patients Can Avoid the Anxiety of Cyberchondria

WebMD - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 04:40

Experts tell us how you can research lupus on your own – without freaking out.

Support System: Three Sisters’ Nonprofit Champions ‘Lupus Warriors’

WebMD - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 04:37

Women tell their stories about lupus and seek understanding that is sometimes hard to find from co-workers, classmates, and friends.

What to Know About Monkeypox Amid U.S. Cases

WebMD - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 15:08

Experts talk about the monkeypox and its resurgence, how it’s different from other ‘pox’ viruses, and what might lie ahead.

Better Biopsies? High-Speed 3D Cameras Could Be the Future

WebMD - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 14:28

Engineers at Columbia University have developed a 3D microscope powerful enough for clinicians to assess tissue health, offering a faster and cut-free approach to biopsies.

Leptin Hormone & Supplements: Do They Work for Obesity & Weight Loss?

WebMD - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 12:12

WebMD explains what the leptin hormone is, how it affects weight, and whether leptin supplements are safe or effective.

The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

WebMD - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 11:29

More than 1 million Americans have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Learn about the symptoms of this serious disease.

Do You Shake for No Reason? You Might Have Essential Tremor

WebMD - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:33

Essential tremor “is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting about 5% of people over age 60. It may affect as many as 7 million people in the United States, according to a 2014 study.

U.S. Rate for a Dangerous Pregnancy Complication Doubled in 12 Years

WebMD - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 14:45

The rates of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension — types of high blood pressure during pregnancy — more than doubled.

Americans Try Many Things to Ease Chronic Back Pain

WebMD - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 14:29

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have back pain, and 40% say the pain limits their social activities, according to a new poll.

Love in the Time of Eczema: 3 Influencers Get Real About Dating With a Chronic Skin Condition

WebMD - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 04:05

Social media influencers speak candidly about what it’s like to hook up and couple up while coping with eczema