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1 in 3 COVID Survivors Have Ongoing Mental Health Issues

WebMD - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:55

The findings suggest a link between COVID-19 and a higher risk for later mental health and neurological disorders,  researchers report.

1 in 3 COVID Survivors Have Ongoing Mental Health Issues

WebMD - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:55

The findings suggest a link between COVID-19 and a higher risk for later mental health and neurological disorders,  researchers report.

Arkansas Bans Transgender Medical Treatments for Youths

WebMD - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 10:31

Arkansas has become the first state to pass a law prohibiting doctors from giving gender-affirming medical treatments to transgender youths.

Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey

WebMD - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 18:35

More women than men plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 as long as public health experts like those at the CDC recommend it, according to a survey conducted by WebMD.

COVID: Mammogram Rates Rebound, Concerns Remain

WebMD - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:40

Even though things have returned to normal, it still hasn't been enough to make up for months of delays, researchers note.

Doctors' Group: Antibiotics Can Be Taken for Shorter Periods

WebMD - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:08

Some of the most common bacterial infections can now be treated with shorter courses of the drugs.

COVID Shot Earlier in Pregnancy Better for Baby

WebMD - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:57

The sooner a pregnant woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine, the more likely she is to transfer protective antibodies to her baby, a new, small study suggests.

About 40,000 U.S. Children Have Lost a Parent to COVID

WebMD - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:40

Americans under age 65 account for about 1 in 5 COVID deaths. Of those, as many as 15% involve someone in their 40s and 3% someone in their 40s.

Coming Out Later in Life

WebMD - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 17:27

Two members of the LGBTQ community share why they waited to come out and what the experience was like for them.

Treatment May Help Women in Early Menopause Remain Fertile

WebMD - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 16:23

An experimental treatment may restore fertility during early menopause, a small new study claims.

Blood Type Doesn't Affect Your COVID Risk

WebMD - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 13:17

Your blood type has nothing to do with your risk of contracting severe COVID-19, a new study concludes.

Ethical Questions Surround COVID Vaccine Passports

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 15:50

Some people will be left out for a variety of reasons, which opens the door for discrimination. But authors of an opinion piece say arguments against the passports don't support a ban on the idea.

Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 15:17

A new survey of 2,040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) found that 69% of respondents searched online for health and medical advice instead of going to the doctor, and a quarter of respondents trust Google to accurately diagnose their symptoms.

Cases in Children Helping the Surge of COVID Variants

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 13:55

Experts warn that variants are fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases as children and teens return to classrooms and sports.

Tips to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 12:29

Our pets give us unconditional love. In return, we should keep them healthy and happy.

Mixing Coke, Meth With Opioids Driving Rise in Deaths

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 11:59

Overdose deaths resulting from a dangerous combination of cocaine and opioids are outpacing fatalities linked to cocaine abuse alone, a new U.S. government report warns.

Combo Therapy Helps Beat a Common Childhood Leukemia

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 11:43

Combining stem cell transplants with cutting-edge immunotherapy prevents leukemia relapses in young people and improves their chances of survival, new research suggests.

Dog Detector Helps YouTuber Cope With COVID Isolation

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 11:35

Dog Detector Helps YouTuber Cope With COVID Isolation

Faster-Spreading COVID Variant Expanding in U.S.

WebMD - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:30

The faster-spreading COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is on its way to becoming the dominant form of the virus in the United States.

Poll: 1 in 4 Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 15:29

More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don't plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds.