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A Special Part of the Brain Lights Up When We See Food

WebMD - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 16:28

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown part of the brain that lights up when we see food. Dubbed the “ventral food component,” this part resides in the brain’s visual cortex, in a region known to play a role in identifying faces, scenes, and words.

How Does Stress Affect Pregnancy?

WebMD - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 15:04

Normal stress is expected during pregnancy, but find help for serious anxiety, which increases the risk of early birth or later problems.

Biosimilars May Finally Stop the Rocketing Cost of Insulin

WebMD - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 14:35

The high cost of insulin is largely due to a lack of competition and too few makers of the current products. One of the best hopes for more affordable insulin is to increase market competition and drive down prices with so-called biosimilar drugs, which are highly similar versions of the original biologic medications – and typically far less expensive.

Which Atopic Dermatitis Treatments Work Best?

WebMD - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:19

What’s the best treatment for atopic dermatitis? What if it’s mild AD? What if it’s severe AD? What’s most effective? How long can I use medication for AD? Learn about different treatments for atopic dermatitis, which treatments are most effective, and how to use them.

What’s Behind “Lockdown Nostalgia”?

WebMD - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 03:06

With coronavirus stubbornly lingering, pandemic fatigue has fueled widespread longing for the perceived simplicities, innocence, and sense of togetherness of the early days of COVID-19.

Is It Flu, RSV or COVID? Experts Fear the ‘Tripledemic’

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 17:47

Will cases of RSV, COVID-19, and influenza rise together? Public health officials urge precautions, while noting that the flu and RSV viruses are simply playing catchup after lockdowns and social distancing.

HIV-Positive: How to Talk About Your Status

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 16:44

Discussing your HIV status isn’t easy, but these expert tips and resources can help the process go more smoothly.

Diversifying Menu Options in Senior Living Communities

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 16:35

Less mashed potatoes, more roti: Today's senior menus include more ethnic cuisines than ever before.

Getting Omega-3s From Plants May Help Heart Failure Patients

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 16:22

Some of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s include flax, which can be purchased seeds or oil, and is often found in cereals, baked goods, and other products. Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, soy foods, canola oil, seaweed, edamame, and kidney beans are also good sources.

How to Self-Advocate for Advanced Prostate Cancer

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 15:49

Learn how to take an active role in your advanced prostate cancer care.

The Importance of Starting ART Right Away

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:47

When you’re diagnosed with HIV, your doctor will want you to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible -- even the same day, if you can. Find out why it’s important to start treatment immediately.

A Deep Hole: The Toll of Cancer Costs on Patients and Families

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:51

This fear about the costs of cancer care is well-founded. In the United States, cancer treatment costs reached an estimated $150 billion in 2020 and continue to rise.

Dove, Tresemme Dry Shampoos Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:24

Unilever has recalled certain dry shampoo sprays sold under the brand names Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head) and TRESemmé because they may contain elevated levels of benzene.

What the RSV Surge Means for Doctors and Patients

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:22

An unprecedented increase in cases of the airway virus is overwhelming hospitals and sending many young children to emergency rooms. Here, doctors offer advice for how to manage the surge.

Too Often, Women Aren't Told of Sexual Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

WebMD - Tue, 10/25/2022 - 13:15

According to new research on care following cancer in sex organ, 9 in 10 men were asked about their sexual health, yet only 1 in 10 women received the same attention.

Danger, Death, and Disgust: Why You Just Can't Look Away

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 17:19

Our penchant for fear dates back millennia. But new research is testing the theory that indulging in morbid curiosity and scary play can help us build psychological resilience, overcome phobias, and deal with genuine scares. So far, the answer is yes.

Danger, Death, and Disgust: Why You Just Can't Look Away

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 17:19

Our penchant for fear dates back millennia. But new research is testing the theory that indulging in morbid curiosity and scary play can help us build psychological resilience, overcome phobias, and deal with genuine scares. So far, the answer is yes.

Feature: Answers to Your Psoriasis Questions

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 16:17

If you've been diagnosed with psoriasis, you probably have some questions. We have answers.

Diet Tips for Advanced Prostate Cancer

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 16:16

A healthy diet can help support your prostate cancer treatment and boost overall health. Find out what to eat and what to avoid.

Biologics for Psoriasis

WebMD - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 16:11

Biologic treatments for psoriasis can help clear your skin and ease symptoms, but there are some risk factors to consider. Here’s what you need to know.

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