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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified to Stop Disease Pass Early Test

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 13:03

To curb the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue and Zika, scientists have genetically modified the insects and released them in the U.S. Early results from the pilot study are promising.

The Wrong Side of 70: How I Found Myself Surrounded by Specialists

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 02:47

How does a 74-year-old man, who just 3 years ago was faring well with the modest ministrations of a primary care doctor and a dermatologist, find himself awash in specialists?

Unpaid Student Debt Could Give you Heart Trouble

WebMD - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 15:41

For the first time, researchers find a link between living with unpaid student debt and higher cardiovascular risks in midlife.

Vegan Diet Aids Weight Loss in People With Diabetes

WebMD - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 14:57

An analysis of multiple studies finds going vegan may help people with diabetes lose weight and lower blood sugar -- even better than following the Mediterranean diet.

Skin Spews Telltale Gases for Health Trackers to Tap Into

WebMD - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 14:47

Gases excreted by the skin might one day help monitor our health, early lab experiments suggest.

Three-Parent IVF Now Legal in Two Countries

WebMD - Fri, 05/06/2022 - 12:13

To prevent babies from inheriting rare, potentially fatal diseases, a variation of in vitro fertilization (IVF) uses genetic material from three people.

Pick Your Sunscreen Carefully: 75% Don't Pass Muster

WebMD - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 18:07

About 75% of more than 1,850 sunscreen products evaluated offer inferior sun protection or have worrisome ingredients, according to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy group which just issued its 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens.

‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Also Linked to Happy Hearts

WebMD - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 14:15

New research shows that a small portion of takotsubo syndrome or "broken heart" heart failure patients actually have "happy heart syndrome," occurring after joyful life events.

Promising Vaccine for 'Mono' Virus, Cancers, and MS

WebMD - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 13:27

A new report reveals two experimental vaccines show promise protecting against the "mono" virus, which also causes cancer and has been implicated as a potential trigger of MS.

3 Children in Indonesia Die of Acute Hepatitis

WebMD - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 08:38

Three children in Indonesia have died of acute hepatitis, bringing to four the global death toll in the mysterious worldwide outbreak of the liver disease.

London Burger King Tries Meatless Menu for a Month

WebMD - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 19:04

London Burger King went with a meatless menu for a month at its flagship storefront in Leicester Square, London. An unnamed UK Burger King spokesperson called the experiment a success, with lines wrapped around the block.

Truth or TV: Is Grey's Anatomy's Parkinson's 'Cure' Real?

WebMD - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:40

How realistic is the Grey’s Anatomy episode that shows a Parkinson’s disease cure? A neurosurgery professor weighs in.

What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

WebMD - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:30

Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? Ketamine has been available for pain relief for years. Now it may be a breakthrough for treating severe depression.

Women, Black Patients With Chest Pain Wait Longer in ERs

WebMD - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:27

New research reveals women and people of color with chest pain face longer waits in U.S. emergency departments than men and white people.

Many Parents Will 'Wait and See' Before Vaccinating Their Child

WebMD - Wed, 05/04/2022 - 14:25

A new survey reveals only 18 percent of parents of children under 5 say they plan to get their child vaccinated against COVID as soon as they can,

Bill Gates: Outside Chance Pandemic Will Get Worse

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:28

Bill Gates says the world is still at risk of the pandemic generating another variant that is more transmissive and deadlier than the current forms of the virus.

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:01

Amazon announced it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion.

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 18:01

Amazon announced it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion.

Hepatitis Outbreak in Children: What to Know

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 14:01

While severe hepatitis with acute liver failure is rare in healthy children and the odds are greatly in your child’s favor should they get hepatitis, your best defense right now against the current, rare cases is information.

The Perfect Amount of Sleep for People Over 40

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:24

A new study says seven hours of sleep a night may be the ideal amount for keeping your brain in good health if you're middle-aged or older.

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