• Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes By Web MD   -   Nov 25, 2020

    LEADERS URGE CAUTION AS COVID SURGES IN NURSING HOMES

    Coronavirus cases in the nation's 15,600 nursing homes have reached a record high, leaving operators struggling to protect staff and...

  • Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment By Web MD   -   Nov 25, 2020

    STUDY CASTS DOUBT ON PLASMA AS COVID TREATMENT

    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd...

  • Experts: COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects By Web MD   -   Nov 25, 2020

    EXPERTS: COVID VACCINE MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS

    Americans who get a shot shouldn't be surprised if they feel under the weather for a few days afterwards, expert say. Vaccines work...

    Vaccination, Flu
  • Tips on Living With Migraine By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    TIPS ON LIVING WITH MIGRAINE

    Three people share their experiences with the chronic condition and what they've learned about finding treatments that really help.

  • Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    MEDITERRANEAN DIET CUTS WOMEN'S ODDS FOR DIABETES

    Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30%, compared with women...

    Overweight, Diet, Diabetes
  • Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks? By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    COULD THE PILL REDUCE ASTHMA ATTACKS?

    Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests.

    Asthma
  • Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    ANXIETY MIGHT SPEED ALZHEIMER'S: STUDY

    Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary...

    Alzheimer
  • Young Americans Lonely, Depressed During Pandemic By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    YOUNG AMERICANS LONELY, DEPRESSED DURING PANDEMIC

    Loneliness, anxiety, depression and substance use have increased sharply among young American adults during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

    Depression
  • 1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    1 IN 3 PARENTS SAY HOLIDAY GATHERING WORTH COVID RISK

    In a new nationwide poll of 1,443 parents, about one in three said the benefits of gathering with families for the holidays outweighed...

  • Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    VEGAN DIETS TIED TO HIGHER BONE FRACTURE RISK

    Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The researchers also identified a notably...

    Face, Diet
  • Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies By Web MD   -   Nov 24, 2020

    JUNK FOOD, ALCOHOL OFTEN STAR IN HIT MOVIES

    If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.

    Food, Alcohol
  • 'Hidden' Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome By Web MD   -   Nov 23, 2020

    'HIDDEN' PROSTATE CANCER USUALLY MEANS GOOD OUTCOME

    Negative biopsies among early-stage prostate cancer patients who've chosen active surveillance are associated with a low risk of disease...

    Prostate, Cancer
  • FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19 By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    FDA AUTHORIZES ARTHRITIS DRUG COMBO FOR COVID-19

    The combination is meant for patients who need supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

    Drugs, Arthritis
  • Pfizer Seeks COVID Vaccine OK As Roll Out Planned By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    PFIZER SEEKS COVID VACCINE OK AS ROLL OUT PLANNED

    If the committee approves Pfizer's vaccine, distribution could begin within 24 hours. The Pfizer vaccine has already been manufactured...

    Vaccination, Plan
  • Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress? By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    LOSING YOUR HAIR BECAUSE OF PANDEMIC STRESS?

    If you do have hair loss, it's a good idea to have a doctor check for a thyroid issue or anemia. If stress is the cause, hair loss...

    Stress, Hair
  • WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    WHO SAYS NO TO REMDESIVIR AS COVID-19 TREATMENT

    In the new assessment, the WHO panel of experts analyzed data from four international randomized trials that assessed several treatments...

    Hospital
  • Why Are COVID Cases Increasing So Fast Right Now? By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    WHY ARE COVID CASES INCREASING SO FAST RIGHT NOW?

    If it seems to you like the number of new cases of COVID-19 is speeding up, you're right. In only 6 days last week, we leapt from 10...

  • Thanksgiving Guide: Finding Antibiotic-Free Turkeys By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    THANKSGIVING GUIDE: FINDING ANTIBIOTIC-FREE TURKEYS

    Of the 15 brands evaluated, eight got the green light, four a caution light, and three brands a red light, based on information about...

  • CDC Urges Americans to Forgo Thanksgiving Travel By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    CDC URGES AMERICANS TO FORGO THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

    With cases already climbing at alarming rates, CDC officials said they were concerned that the holidays may further drive up cases...

  • How Much Does Wearing a Mask Protect You? By Web MD   -   Nov 20, 2020

    HOW MUCH DOES WEARING A MASK PROTECT YOU?

    Yes, you should still wear a mask, despite the findings of a new study out of Denmark that tested whether paper surgical face masks...

    Face