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Study: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Asthma

WebMD - Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:05

The nasal spray flu vaccine does not worsen symptoms for children with asthma, according to a new clinical trial published in the journal Pediatrics.

Psychology of a Song: What Makes These Grammy-Nominated Tracks Tick?

WebMD - Thu, 03/31/2022 - 07:53

Ahead of this year’s awards, we explore why five of this year’s nominees might strike an emotional chord.

Bruce Willis to Stop Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 19:08

Bruce Willis will step away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that affects areas of the brain that produce and process language.

Feds Launch 'One-Stop' Website for All COVID Resources

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 18:20 will let people find tests, vaccines and treatments with just a few clicks.

Light-Up ‘Skin-Like’ Plastic Is the Next Step for Wearables

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 14:12

Engineers at Stanford have developed a flexible new material capable of emitting light, the latest in a quest to build ‘skin-like’ wearable electronics.

Facing My Smoking Triggers

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:09

Smoking Triggers: Learn to identify and manage triggers to quit smoking.

How I Quit Smoking

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:08

One person’s journey from smoking to quitting, including why and how he quit smoking.

Get Past Your Fears About Quitting Smoking

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:08

Common quit smoking fears are debunked by experts, who offer tips on how to face and overcome worries such as weight gain or becoming stressed out.

The Benefits of Vitamin C

WebMD - Wed, 03/30/2022 - 11:32

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say.

Stealth Omicron Now Dominant COVID Variant in U.S.

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 19:10

The so-called stealth Omicron variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden Seeks $82 Billion for Pandemic Preparedness

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 17:59

President Joe Biden’s 2023 federal budget proposal, released Monday, calls for nearly $82 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services over five years to prepare for future pandemics.

Lap Band Failures Drive Many to Safer Weight Loss Surgeries

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 17:02

More lap band patients are choosing to have conversion surgery to gastric sleeve and a similar bariatric procedure known as gastric bypass. At the same time, fewer doctors are doing lap band procedures because of its limitations and side effects.

Science Says This is the 'Most Boring Person in the World'

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:26

New peer-reviewed research looks at what traits, jobs, and hobbies people think make other people boring.

FDA Authorizes Fourth COVID Doses for Many Americans

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 13:59

Adults over 50 and those 18 and older who are immunocompromised are eligible for fourth doses of either Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines.

How Does Social Media Affect 'Life Satisfaction' in Kids?

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 13:57

Researchers report a child's risk of harm from social media is higher at certain ages, and it's different for girls and boys.

More Balmy Summer Nights, Higher Heart Death Rate in Men

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:59

A new study shows just a slight rise in summer nighttime temperatures increases the risk of heart-related death for men in their 60s.

As FDA OKs Another COVID Booster, Some Experts Question Need

WebMD - Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:17

While many Americans have yet to get a first COVID booster vaccine, plans are underway already for a second booster. What do the experts think?

Oscars Fight Highlights for Many the Toll Alopecia May Carry

WebMD - Mon, 03/28/2022 - 18:58

Individuals with alopecia areata are speaking out in support of Jada Pinkett Smith amid last night’s Oscar Awards chaos, along with sharing the emotional toll that can come with hair loss.

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

WebMD - Mon, 03/28/2022 - 16:35

To shampoo or not to shampoo. Dermatologists and stylists weigh in on how often to shampoo for healthy, good looking hair. Plus, tips on how to go longer between washes.

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms: 6 Possible Signs

WebMD - Mon, 03/28/2022 - 15:45

WebMD talks to cardiologists about possible symptoms of heart attack in women. Chest pain is one we all know, but what about nausea or fatigue?