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Take 10 With Jeffrey Wright

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:18

Actor and activist Jeffrey Wright talks about helping frontline workers when coronavirus hit, his art and activism, and more.

Even a Little Coffee in Pregnancy May Impact Newborn's Weight

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:08

As little as half a cup of coffee each day might be enough to stunt the growth and birth weight of a baby in the womb, a new study claims.

Senate Confirms First Openly Transgender U.S. Official

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:48

The vote Wednesday was 52-48 and the result was mostly along party lines. Only two Republicans -- Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine -- voted with all Democrats in supporting Levine, the Associated Press reported.

Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:14

The American Medical Association’s Joint Oversight Committee announced that Howard Bauchner, MD,  is on leave beginning at the end of the day. Bauchner is the top editor at JAMA, the journal of the AMA.

Gen X, Millennials in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 14:00

Medicine may have advanced by leaps and bounds over the last century, but Generation X and millennials are in worse health than their parents and grandparents were at their age.

COVID Variants Detected in Animals, May Find Hosts in Mice

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:32

Several new studies found evidence of infection by coronavirus variants in mice as well as pet dogs and cats.

States Begin Opening COVID-19 Vaccines to All Adults

WebMD - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:44

Several states are opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in the next week, with more states to follow throughout April.

Obesity Costs a U.S. Adult almost $1,900 per Year

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:37

For people who are obese, even a small amount of weight gain may come with higher medical costs, a new study finds.

Pregnant at 50: What You Need to Know

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:56

It’s rare to get pregnant at 50 or older, but it can happen. Here’s what you need to know.

Students Try to Cope as Pandemic Strains Mental Health

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:13

Millions of teens and young adults are part of a mental health crisis that was worsening before the pandemic but has only accelerated in the past year. Experts say the time for interventions is now.

Variants of Variants Seen In COVID-Ravaged Brazil

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:36

The unchecked spread of the more contagious coronavirus variants in Brazil appears to have created even more dangerous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Biden to Announce $81 billion for School Reopening

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:32

White House officials say President Joe Biden will announce the government will spend $81 billion to help schools get back to in-person learning -- a step toward his stated goal of reopening schools within the first 100 days of his presidency.

Taking Supplements as You Age

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:25

Do you need to take supplements if you’re over 50? Which supplements are best and which should you avoid? Learn which ones are best and how to choose safely.

The Power of Fiction on the Mind

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:18

Researchers think they've figured out why fiction can so strongly affect a person's reality, thanks to a brain study using the fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones."

Postpartum Bleeding Doesn't Mean Hysterectomy

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:39

Heavy bleeding following birth can threaten the life of the mother, and doctors at times turn to a hysterectomy to end the bleeding. But a new study suggests a less invasive, underused procedure might be a better, less drastic option.

Cancer Screening Rates Back to Normal After Dip

WebMD - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:34

After a sharp drop early in the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of routine breast and colon cancer screening soon returned to near-normal levels, a new study finds.

What You Should Know About Blood Glucose Tests as You Age

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:59

What’s a blood glucose test for? What kind of blood glucose test do I need? Which blood glucose tests are best for older adults? How do I use my blood glucose test? Find out what types of glucose tests you can use and how checking your blood sugar may change as you age.

Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:44

Racial disparities in clinical trials have long been an issue that’s just another part of the implicit bias in health care. Compared to white people, Black people are largely at higher risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, asthma, and even mental health problems.

What Happens When You Stop Your ADHD Meds

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:28

Some people decide not to take medications for ADHD. Learn about some of the strategies that work for them.

11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

WebMD - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:13

WebMD article on 11 possible symptoms of heart problems that you may not be aware of, such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.