Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery
An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Automatic ‘Opt-Ins’ May Boost Women’s Leadership
When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must choose to opt in, it becomes a man’s game. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Improve Walking in People with Parkinson ’s Disease
Problems with walking are common and bothersome to people with Parkinson’s disease, but a new study of over 4,000 people with Parkinson’s and mobility problems found seven “workarounds” that can help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't
What we don’t know – and what we do – about weight loss. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships
Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's been placed under one. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report
Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain
Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain tumors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J & J Vaccine
The panel suggests that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Second Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dose
The panel recommends that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates
According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate of those who got the shot. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments
Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain’s signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?
How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage
The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters
The panel voted to authorize Moderna boosters for the same groups who’ve gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed
President Joe Biden updated the nation on vaccination numbers and shared his three priorities going forward to maintain progress against COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci shared some optimism during a separate press briefing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll
A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New
Division and disagreement over vaccines and mandates may seem like a modern phenomenon, but news clippings from the 1860s through recent history tell a different story. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Honors Henrietta Lacks as Family Pursues Justice
Lacks’s cells, commonly known as “HeLa,” are the only known human cells that continue to stay alive and reproduce outside of the human body. Her cells have been used for decades in medical discoveries and live-saving treatments. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled for  Arsenic Levels
A sample from the three lots, which were sold only at Walmart, tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, according to a company announcement on the recall from Maple Island that was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Extreme Heat' Days Triple Since 1980s, and More Are Coming
By the researchers' estimates, 1.7 billion urban dwellers -- or almost one-fifth of the planet -- were exposed to a rising number of extreme heat days between 1983 and 2016. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes First E-Cigarette
The permission to sell was granted to R.J. Reynolds for three of its Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping products. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning to Live With CSU
Living with chronic spontaneous urticaria means finding out what works for you and avoiding triggers that seem to set off a flare. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth
A study shows that 85% of the global population has already experienced effects from climate change resulting from human activities. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men, Women Behaved Differently During Pandemic Lockdowns
A new study looks at their behavior during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phthalates: What ’s All the Fuss?
Members of this chemical family are in food, drinks, and hundreds of things we use every day. Are they bad for us? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: 60% of Americans Will Delay or Skip Flu Shot This Year
Getting the flu vaccination will help prevent a "twindemic" and lower your risk of facing a one-two punch of severe flu and severe COVID-19 together or back-to-back. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Vaccine and Mask Mandates Hold Up in Court
President Joe Biden’s announcement in September that large companies will soon be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for employees set off a domino effect of legal challenges in various states. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As COVID Fills ICU Beds, Dominoes Fall Throughout Hospitals
Full ICUs require that hospitals bypass all their standard procedures, stretching already stressed and depleted workforces. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic-Buying Toilet Paper Is a Bad Habit We Can Break
Retailers are limiting toilet paper purchases again to stop the runs on supplies, but some of the panic-buying is actually coming from a misguided survival instinct that we can learn to calm. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite Scares from COVID Vaccine, Mammograms Still Vital
We’ve known for months now that COVID-19 vaccines can cause a reaction that may give women a breast cancer scare. But, scientists and doctors say, mammograms remain as important as ever. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grieving Family Warns of COVID ’s Awful Toll During Pregnancy
On average, the U.S. sees about 55 maternal deaths a month. In August of 2021, 22 pregnant people died of COVID-19 alone, the highest toll of any single month during the pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scared of Spiders? There ’s an App for That
Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias, and many people don't get help even though there are remedies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horror Lover? How Genetics Make Some Fans of Fear
Getting scared is a completely normal reaction, especially when you watch horror movies or walk down an alley alone in the dark. There is a reason why you feel fear almost as if it’s physical. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese Scientists Discover New Disease Carried by Ticks
The Yezo virus is transmitted by tick bites, and triggers fever and a reduction in blood platelets and white blood cells. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram for Kids? Experts Call Delayed Plans a Smart Move
Some experts, parents, and content creators are still on the fence about the now-delayed “Instagram Kids” service, citing that negative outcomes could overshadow the benefits of a platform tailored for kids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Los Angeles Passes Country's Strictest Vaccine Mandate
The city council voted in favor of a measure that requires proof of full vaccination for all customers and staff at bars, restaurants, nail salons, spas, gyms, sports arenas, museums, indoor city facilities and other locations. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commentary: Which Cancer Treatment Is Best? Selecting the Right Tool for the Job
For patients diagnosed with a cancer that starts in a solid organ like a lung, colon, breast, or prostate, oncologists want to identify the best treatment for each patient. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 140,000 U.S. Children Have Lost a Caregiver to COVID-19
Data shows that from April 2020 to July 2021, more than 120,000 children under the age of 18 lost a primary caregiver and about 22,000 lost a secondary caregiver. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available
The White House said it will also double the number of pharmacy locations in the federal government's free testing program to 20,000 locations. With the number of community-based free testing sites, that would make 30,000 locations were Americans can get a COVID-19 test free of charge. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Helps Rule Out Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts
Artificial intelligence can quickly and accurately sift through MRIs to rule out breast cancer in the majority who don't have it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Use 3D Printing to Create Injection-Free Vaccine Patch
The 3D-printed microneedle patch can be customized for painless, cost-effective vaccination against multiple diseases and can even be self-administered. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later
A new study suggests that if you're depressed as a young adult, your odds for dementia rise. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Helps With My Migraines May Backfire for You
A neurologist and who gets migraines shares what helps her and what may -- or may not -- work for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weird Migraine Triggers, Symptoms, and Types
Do you know what’s behind your migraine? Learn some of the lesser-known symptoms and triggers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine Doctor(s): Tips on What to Avoid
Some of the nation’s top migraine doctors offer tips and tricks to get your headaches under control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Helps With My Migraines May Backfire for You
A neurologist and who gets migraines shares what helps her and what may -- or may not -- work for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Americans Still at Higher Risk for Heart Trouble
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and it's well-known that it exacts a disproportionate toll on Black Americans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news