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Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

WebMD - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 13:59

With few evidence-based treatments for long COVID, patients with debilitating symptoms can be tempted by unproven options.

Lightning Fatalities on the Rise: How to Stay Safe in a Storm

WebMD - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 13:37

Lightening-related fatalities are on the rise. Read on to learn why experts this think is and how to stay safe in a storm.

Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

WebMD - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 19:01

President Joe Biden’s sound bite that “the pandemic is over'’ continues to trigger debate and disagreement.

High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

WebMD - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 14:15

Among children's textiles that were tested, concentrations were found to be highest in school uniforms, especially those labeled 100% cotton.

What ‘The Bachelor’ May Tell Us About Our Own Relationships

WebMD - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 13:49

Dating behavior and relationships greatly influence mental health, so some experts are watching the hit TV show for take-away learnings for their patients.

FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage

WebMD - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 11:52

Among the problems highlighted in the report were outdated data-sharing systems, while staffing and training for food inspectors was below normal.

Does Skin Tone Affect Skin Care?

WebMD - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 09:33

Should your skin tone affect your daily skin care routine? Find out what dermatologists say.

Deer Are Spreading Lyme Ticks in Suburban Backyards

WebMD - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 15:39

A new study suggests the overpopulation of white-tailed deer across the Northeastern U.S. could help spread Lyme disease, especially in suburban areas.

Immune System Early Warnings Inspire New Remedies

WebMD - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 14:51

The immune system is more versatile than previously understood, report researchers in the emerging field of mechanoimmunology, tracking how our bodies fight illness and how to successfully intervene.

Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care

WebMD - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 13:49

Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care.

Saving Lives With 'Safer Opioids'

WebMD - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 13:02

A Canadian program sees positive results by giving clients who are at risk for overdose a daily dose of prescription opioid tablets, along with basic health care, counseling and social services.

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique May Help You Get to Sleep

WebMD - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 09:09

The 4-7-8 breathing technique can give people the opportunity to be at peace as a way to help them go to sleep.

Medical Debt Can Crush Even the Insured

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 17:28

Medical debt more than doubles your chances of not being able to afford food, rent, mortgage or utilities, and losing your home.

Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide; U.S. Near Bottom of List

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:06

A new review finds people around the world aren't eating much healthier than they were three decades ago.

Does the Timing of Cancer Chemotherapy Appointments Matter?

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 15:36

Scientists hope “chronochemotherapy” could make cancer drugs less toxic and more effective but say we’re not there yet.

What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 14:31

We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.

Sound Sick? New AI Technology Might Tell If It’s COVID

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 14:11

Researchers are developing AI speech analysis that could detect COVID infections better than a rapid test. It’s the latest innovation in a growing field exploring voice as a diagnostic tool.

The Twin You Didn’t Know You Had

WebMD - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 05:17

Artificial Intelligence may spell the end of the control group.

We're Increasingly Disconnected and That Has Consequences

WebMD - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 14:41

For a "connected" society, many of us feel more isolated than ever – and that’s dangerous for our long-term health. But there may be reasons to be hopeful.

Computer Models Could Be Next Step in Decoding the Brain

WebMD - Fri, 09/16/2022 - 14:02

Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists have developed the most complex brain cell models to date, the latest advance in our decades-long pursuit to understand how the brain works.

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