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Cocktail Confusion: Is Drinking Healthy or Risky?
This article looks at the latest research studies on the health benefits of alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought
Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2017
Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could City Lights Raise Breast Cancer Risk?
Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Foods May Up Cancer Risk in Thinner Women
Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EpiPen Maker Settles Lawsuit for $465 Million
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Cancer Therapy Linked to Earlier Death
There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague: Scary But Rare
This article looks at the plague, it's symptoms, how it is transmitted and how it is treated. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory
Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Blood Test Detect Cancers Earlier?
Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Liquid Pharmaceutical Products
Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair
Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens
And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Big Lifestyle Changes Key to Managing Type 2?
Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts: Neck Floaties Risky for Babies
Experts warn parents from using neck floats on their babies in the water. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers
Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fat But Fit' a Myth?
Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart
Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain
But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Depressed Pregnant Women Smoking
More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
35 infected people were hospitalized with such conditions in Brazil during last year's outbreak (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Product Alert: Amazon Warns Of Bad Eclipse Glasses
The online retailer pro-actively emailed costumers who might have bought glasses that aren't safe for viewing next the Aug. 21 eclipse. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, Study Finds
Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology Improves Access to Birth Control
New companies and agencies such as planned parenthood are offering women birth control through apps and websites. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses & Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals
Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?
One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Deaths Reported After Balloon Obesity Treatments
Five people who had a balloon system put into their stomach to treat obesity have died since 2016, the FDA warns. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said the administration would dedicate money and time to fight it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC
They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study
Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful
Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths?
Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women
Explanations for the disparity aren't clear (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

During Eclipse, 'Your Eye Can Scorch'
The Aug. 21 eclipse will be visible across most of North America. Learn here how to watch it safely. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Trial
Next step is to see if it works and for how long (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Uptick in Cyclospora Infections
The CDC is warning of an increase in infections from Cyclospora, a parasite that causes watery diarrhea and other symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.
Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial Gap Narrows For Cardiac Arrest Patients
Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential Oils: Natural Doesn ’t Mean Risk-Free
Essential oils are increasingly popular, but using them incorrectly, or overdoing it, can be dangerous. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains
Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Country Legend Glen Campbell Dies From Alzheimer's
The country music superstar was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Your Copper Mugs Poisoning You?
Iowa officials warn drinkers that popular cocktail can be dangerous if consumed from all-copper mug. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online Game Helps Diabetics Control Blood Sugar
Patients saw lasting improvement while playing team-based diabetes education game, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news