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Can Vaccinations Stop COVID Transmission?

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:46

21 universities across the United States are teaming up to answer this question through a project called Prevent COVID U.

Stillbirths, Pregnancy Complications Up During Pandemic

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:40

The ripple effect of the COVID-19 scourge has led to more complications among pregnant women worldwide, including an increase in stillbirths, a new study says.

Some Hospitalized COVID Patients Develop Seizures

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:31

Now, a new study says some hospitalized COVID-19 patients have non-convulsive seizures that may increase their risk of death.

Many Show Long-Term Organ Damage After COVID

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:26

Long-term organ damage appears to be common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients after they've recovered and been discharged, British researchers report.

CDC: COVID Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:11

Only the two long-term biggest killers, heart disease and cancer, killed more Americans in 2020.

High-Functioning Adult ADHD: What It’s Like

WebMD - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:28

Learn about what makes for “high-functioning” ADHD in adults and why some people with ADHD call it their superpower.

Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis - Understand Your Pain

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:21

Creaking knees, hips, and ankles aren't necessarily normal aches and pains that come with age. Your pain might be arthritis. Luckily, medicine has a lot to offer --- from exercise and alternative supplements to medications and joint replacement.

Multiple Reasons Behind Recent Coronavirus Surges

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 15:17

How do states explain and expect to respond to a recent increase in the number of reported COVID-19 cases?

Will Big Drop in Common Viruses Lead to Masks Forever?

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 14:36

Hospitalizations are down 62% for childhood respiratory illnesses, a study shows. Masking and social distancing are keeping a variety of viruses in check this flu season.

Too Few Minorities in U.S. Health Care Workforce: Report

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 14:31

Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are significantly underrepresented in U.S. health professions, with little indication that diversity will improve, a new study says.

Collagen: Can It Really Help With Skin and Joints?

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 14:16

Are collagen supplements worth the money, or are they nothing more than hype?

Higher Stroke Risk Among Younger Black Adults

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:59

Black young adults are almost four times more likely than their white counterparts to have a stroke, according to new research.

Diet High in Processed Meats Could Shorten Your Life

WebMD - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:41

New research found an association between eating even small amounts of processed meats, 150 grams (a little over 5 ounces) per week, and a higher risk of major heart disease and death.

Young Adults Having Less Casual Sex

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:34

A new study suggests young adults are largely saying no to casual sex, and less drinking and more video games are two reasons why.

Brain Scraper: Why Do Some COVID Tests Hurt So Much?

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:27

The nasopharyngeal swab -- aka the Brain Tickler -- is considered the gold standard for COVID tests. The problem is no two noses are exactly a like and different people will have different reactions.

How Genes Affect Lung Cancer

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 14:10

Lung cancer and genes are related, but probably not in the way you might think.

What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds?

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 13:25

Before you try going off your ADHD meds, talk to your doctor and learn what you should expect.

Salmonella Scare Drives Pet Food Recall

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:43

The recall is for certain lots of the following brands: CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian.

'Couch Potato' Lifestyles Cause Up to 8% of Global Deaths

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 11:20

Physical inactivity is a known risk factor for premature death and several non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and several cancers.

Innovator: Taft Foley III

WebMD - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 06:50

WebMD presents Taft Foley III with the 2021 Health Heroes Innovator award.

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