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'Wheel' Host Pat Sajak Has Emergency Surgery

WebMD - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 07:50

Long-time co-host Vanna White took over running the show on Friday after taping was paused on Thursday.

Survey Shows Americans Feel Stressed

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:49

The online survey, conducted by The Harris Poll, also found that 56% of respondents have significant stress about the 2020 presidential election, an increase from 52% in the period before the 2016 election.

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:58

The use of kratom has risen sharply since the start of the opioid epidemic, and more than 90 deaths have been linked to it, researchers say.

Kratom May Cause Liver Damage: Study

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:58

The use of kratom has risen sharply since the start of the opioid epidemic, and more than 90 deaths have been linked to it, researchers say.

More Than 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:48

The recalled items include the brand’s ready-to-cook chicken wings, tenderloins, legs, breast meat, and whole birds.

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Botulism Risk

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:34

The recalled products were sold in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Good or Bad for You?

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:56

There is evidence to suggest that frequent use of the sweeteners, especially in diet sodas, raises the risk of several chronic diseases, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Don't Get Along With Family? Check Your Health

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:36

Parents, siblings and extended family members appear to affect your well-being, even into middle age and beyond, the study found.

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:30

Juul has already stopped sales of its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber products, which account for 10% of its sales.

Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

WebMD - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:24

Black patients were only 78% as likely to receive the minimum care, compared with white patients, the findings showed. Meanwhile, those aged 80 and older were only 12% as likely to receive the minimum treatment, compared with those under 50.

Sleeping on an Incline Not Safe for Baby

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:06

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents not let a baby sleep in rockers, pillows, car seats or any other product that holds an infant at an incline—with their head higher than their feet.

HIV Could Speed Menopause Onset

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:49

Treatment advances are keeping people with the virus alive longer, and those who adhere to therapy are expected to live into their mid-70s or longer.

Long-Acting Birth Control in a Patch?

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:46

The patch, which contains "micro-needles" absorbed into the skin, is seen as a possible alternative to current long-acting contraceptives

Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:37

Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.

When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:37

When listeners were relatively certain about what chord to expect next, they found it pleasant when they were surprised by an unexpected chord, and when they were uncertain about the next chord, they found it pleasant when subsequent chords weren't surprising.

Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Doing Well

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:57

In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant.

Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:39

Eleven percent said they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; 10% reported waking up too early; and 2% struggled to focus during the day.

Survey: Many Baby Boomers Not Screened for Hepatitis C Despite Risk

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:22

Almost half of baby boomers in a WebMD reader survey said they haven't been tested for hepatitis C. And as many aren't aware that a cure exists.

Gene Editing Tool Fights Cancer in Early Study

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:10

So far, CRISPR has only been tried in three patients, two with multiple myeloma and one with a sarcoma. All had tried standard treatments, to no avail.

New Strain of HIV Discovered

WebMD - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:58

The new strain is a part of the same family of virus subtypes that have fueled the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research with the University of Missouri.

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