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FDA Warns of Counterfeit Home COVID Test Kits

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 13:18

The FDA warns Americans to watch out for phony at-home, over-the-counter COVID tests that look a lot like the real things.

Supreme Court Appears Ready to Overturn Roe

WebMD - Tue, 05/03/2022 - 08:26

The U.S. Supreme Court may be on the cusp of overturning 50-years of American abortion law, according to a draft opinion in a Mississippi case that was leaked to the news outlet Politico.

NYC Raises COVID Alert Level to Medium

WebMD - Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:36

New York City on Monday raised its COVID alert level from low to medium as the Omicron subvariant pushs up COVID-19 case numbers.

Omicron Sublineages Evade Immunity From Past Infection

WebMD - Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:25

A South African study based on blood samples found that the BA.4 and BA.5 sublineages of Omicron were more likely to evade antibodies produced by previous Omicron infections than the immunity provided by vaccinations

Fewer Black Men Get High-Tech Prostate Cancer Therapy

WebMD - Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:19

Two new studies show Black prostate cancer patients get proton beam therapy (PBT) less often than white patients.

Amber Heard’s Diagnosis: What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

WebMD - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 15:09

A psychologist testified that Heard has both borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder. Heard has said she has posttraumatic stress disorder.

Can You Reverse Hearing Loss?

WebMD - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:31

Many types of hearing loss are reversible. Is yours? WebMD explains.

Nutrition and Aging: 7 Signs of Inadequate Nutrition

WebMD - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 14:03

Many Americans, young and old, fall short on vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. But the challenge of getting adequate nutrition may be trickiest for seniors. Research shows that older people may need more of certain key nutrients, such as B vitamins and calcium.

When Body Image Becomes a Problem for Female Athletes

WebMD - Fri, 04/29/2022 - 10:44

Many female athletes struggle with body image, and it can put their physical and mental health at risk.

FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 17:49

Health care groups hailed the proposal as a critical step to keep cigarettes out of the mouths of children and Black Americans, who are particularly likely to smoke menthol tobacco products.

Moderna Seeks OK for Young Kids' COVID Vaccine as Parents Wait

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:18

Pfizer's request for the youngest kids is expected next. But there are a lot of moving parts, and families and doctors alike are concerned the FDA will not act quickly enough.

Scientists Are Working on How to Grow Replacement Teeth

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:10

Unlike many other types of human tissue, dental enamel doesn't regrow after it's damaged, so specialists are using stem cells to study how to restore affected teeth.

Fauci Clarifies 'Out of the Pandemic Phase' Comment as Experts Agree

WebMD - Thu, 04/28/2022 - 13:01

After Anthony Fauci made national headlines with a proclamation that the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic is over, he walked back his comments.

Child Hepatitis Cases Detected in Illinois, Canada, Japan

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 18:40

A growing number of severe child hepatitis cases have been detected in the United States and around the world. The cause of the cases is still uncertain.

Unvaccinated People Create Higher Risk for Vaccinated, Study Says

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 17:08

People who don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 are creating a “disproportionate” threat to the health of vaccinated people, even in places with high vaccination rates, says a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

'Brain Zap' Technology May Help Hardcore Smokers Quit

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:32

According to a new study, using low-intensity electric or magnetic impulses helped people go without smoking cigarettes.

Smart Toilets: Next Tool Against Diseases (Including COVID)

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 13:56

Human stool contains a treasure trove of valuable health information. New tech-enabled toilets offer a way to capture key insights before they’re flushed away.

Cancer Caregiving From Long Distance

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 12:36

Cancer caregiving is never easy, and when you’re doing it long distance, there are extra challenges. Here’s what you can do to provide support.

What Trans Health Care for Minors Really Means

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 08:18

The meaning of gender-affirming care for young people, and what it looks like on the ground, isn’t always clear. The cloud of politics surrounding it has obscured the medical reality of how and when trans youth can get the treatments they seek.

Personal Essay: I Started Transitioning at the Beginning of the Pandemic. Here’s What It Was Like

WebMD - Wed, 04/27/2022 - 08:08

Two years ago, just when the world was shutting down, I opened up – to my true self. Having discovered that I was a transgender man, I set out to medically transition at the onset of the pandemic.