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Study Supports Colonoscopies for Women Under 50

WebMD - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 13:09

A new study claims colonoscopies in younger women can significantly cut their risk of colon cancer.

Taking Racism out of the Kidney Disease Equation

WebMD - Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:20

Kidney care in the U.S. is at a watershed moment of moving past a deeply entrenched, institutionally racist equation.

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 19:29

Scientists worldwide are working on COVID vaccines delivered through nasal sprays that could stop the coronavirus from invading the body at its most common entry point, the mucous membrane of the nose and throat.

Alabama Criminalizes Transgender Medical Treatments For Minors

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 19:00

Alabama is the first state to make it illegal for doctors to provide gender-affirming medical care to transgender people under the age of 19.

11 Things You Didn't know About Twin Pregnancies

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 17:10

If you are expecting twins and don't know what to expect, you are not alone. Here's some advice from experts about what's in store for you and your twins.

What to Eat as You Age

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:28

Your dietary needs change as you age. WebMD advises what should be on your grocery list.

Normal Aging Process: Changes, Memory, Eyesight, Hearing, and More

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:20

Curious if your body’s aging is normal? WebMD discusses healthy and normal signs of aging.

Are Ants the Future of Cancer Detection?

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 15:15

Researchers have explored using medically trained dogs to sniff out cancer. Now French scientists say ants can do the job, too -- only faster and cheaper.

Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

WebMD - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 14:00

The fake Adderall pills contain the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl and are fueling increases in overdoses and hospitalizations.

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.

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