8 'New' Cancer Causes
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:59:04 -0500
The U.S. National Toxicology Program has added 8 substances to its list of known or probable carcinogens. Nearly everyone is exposed to many of these things, but mostly in tiny amounts.
Lung Protein May Predict Heart Risk
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:44:52 -0500
A promising blood test for lung injury may also predict heart attack and stroke risk as well as death from cardiovascular causes.
Why Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 20:19:24 -0500
A new study is providing clues to the role of nicotine in reducing appetite. Researchers have zeroed in on the exact brain cells that nicotine triggers to cut appetite and body fat.
Arm and Hand Exercises for Stroke Rehab
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:38:03 -0500
WebMD asked stroke rehab experts to describe the types of exercises that are used to help stroke survivors regain the use of their affected arm.
Stroke Recovery and Rehab: 10 Important Questions
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:34:30 -0500
WebMD answers questions about what to expect following a stroke, from recovery and rehab to preventing future strokes and finding support.
15 Ways to Wreck Your Teeth and Damage Tooth Enamel
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:32:48 -0500
WebMD discusses habits that may be hurting your teeth.
Stroke Prevention Lifestyle Tips
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:21:07 -0500
If you've already had a stroke, preventing a second one is a top priority. WebMD checks with the experts and offers lifestyle tips that can help prevent future strokes.
Stroke Recovery: Tips for the Caregiver
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:59:32 -0500
Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be a daunting task. WebMD asked experts what caregivers need to know. Here are their caregiving tips.
Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity After a Stroke
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:56:05 -0500
WebMD talked with experts to find out what kinds of medications are used to help patients who develop spasticity after a stroke regain control over their arm movements.
Energy Boost From the Color Red?
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:19:39 -0500
A new study suggests seeing the color red makes muscles move faster and with more force, a finding that could have important implications in sports and other activities where a quick burst of energy is needed.
Feeding Picky Eaters: Mealtime Strategies, Picky Eater Causes, and More
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:55:13 -0500
WebMD offers strategies for dealing with your little picky eater. Discover reasons why kids disregard healthy foods and find tips for helping them widen the variety of foods they will eat.
Healthy, Low-Calorie Breakfast Ideas and Recipes
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:53:45 -0500
WebMD shows ideas for a healthy breakfast you can make quickly in the morning.
Flu Vaccine Rates Are High for 2 Seasons in a Row
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:25:21 -0500
Flu vaccination rates remained high during the 2010-2011 flu season, according to data in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
1 Billion People Are Living With Disabilities
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 23:36:47 -0500
More than 1 billion people in the world are living with some form of disability, and governments everywhere need to beef up efforts to help them, according to a new report.
FDA: Prostate Cancer Risk From BPH, Hair Drugs
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 23:19:05 -0500
The prostate drugs Proscar, Avodart, and Jalyn and the hair-loss drug Propecia add to the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Treatment Options for Temporomandibular Disorders Including TMJ
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 20:15:28 -0500
WebMD talks to experts about treatment options for TMJ or other temporomandibular disorders
Extreme Weather Affects Indoor Air Quality
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 19:34:41 -0500
Heat waves, floods, and other extreme weather conditions may affect indoor air quality and increase the risk of health problems, according to a new report issued by the Institute of Medicine.
The Lowdown on Mineral Makeup
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:28:13 -0500
Mineral makeup is more than just a new beauty trend – it claims health benefits for skin as well. But is it really help – or hype?
Underused Treatments Could Save Lives From Heart Failure
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:34:35 -0500
Close to 70,000 heart failure deaths could be prevented in the U.S. each year if more patients were on recommended therapies, new research suggests.
Moderate Exercise May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:07:04 -0500
People who continue to engage in moderate to intense exercise as they age may be less likely to develop the small brain lesions commonly referred to as silent strokes, new research suggests.
New Clues on Genetic Causes of Autism
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:30:27 -0500
Genetic mutations not inherited from parents appear to explain some cases of autism, new research suggests. And the mutations may number in the hundreds.
FDA Raises Concerns Over Arsenic in Chickens
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:58:44 -0500
The FDA has found "very low levels" of a cancer-causing form of arsenic in the livers of chickens fed the widely used arsenic drug 3-Nitro or Roxarsone. Pfizer will suspend U.S. sales of the drug in 30 days.
FDA Limits Highest Dose of Cholesterol Drug Statin (Includes Zocor, Vytorin, Simcro)
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:42:56 -0500
Due to muscle injury risk, the FDA says no new patients should start taking the 80 mg dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin (found in Zocor, Vytorin, and Simcor).
Healthy Snacks for Kids: Recipes, School Snacks, and More
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 21:00:20 -0500
WebMD provides ideas for healthy snacks kids can enjoy at home or at school.
4 Essential Nutrients Missing From Your Child's Diet
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:59:13 -0500
Are your kids getting enough of these four essential nutrients often missing from kids' diets?