Four Cruise Lines to Drop COVID Vaccination Requirements
Four major cruise lines are dropping their COVID-19 vaccination requirements for some sailings next month, according to USA Today. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How New Federal Legislation Might Cut Your Drug Costs
Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs which should reduce out-of-pocket costs for seniors with Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC's New COVID Rules Mark Change in the Pandemic, How We Live
The CDC's recent move to ease COVID guidelines marks a significant shift in the pandemic and how we've lived during it. Here's how experts are reacting to the change. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metaverse Medicine and the Doctor, Patient Avatars Ahead
The metaverse is being pitched as a place where healthcare could be offered bridging the digital and physical world in a computer-generated space where people interact. But will they take that leap? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young Adults Who Learn How to Cook Eat More Veggies
Greater consumption of fruits and vegetables seen in college students who set goals related to eating. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction, Hair Loss Linked With Long COVID
Hair loss, reduced sex drive, and erectile dysfunction have joined a list of better-known symptoms linked to long COVID in patients who were not hospitalized, according to findings of a large study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women
This analysis is one of the first to compare adverse events in pregnant and nonpregnant and vaccinated and nonvaccinated women. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Ends Some COVID Safety Rules, Emphasizes Personal Risk
CDC recommendations on social distancing, quarantining and testing children for COVID-19 while allowing them to stay in school may no longer be necessary for most Americans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About Whole-Body Scans
What to know about whole-body CT scans and DEXA scans for body composition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Media Posts Criticize the New 988 Suicide Hotline
The July launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was celebrated by many mental health providers and advocates, but it triggered concerns, too, from people who say using the service could lead to increased law enforcement involvement or forced hospitalization. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Home Testing Guidelines for COVID Exposures
While the agency still recommends repeat testing after a negative result, it also recommends that people who have no symptoms but think they have been exposed take three tests instead of two. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test for Cancer Now Available, But Is It Ready for Prime Time?
A new blood test that can detect up to 50 cancers from a single blood sample is gaining traction in the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bounce Houses Bring Delight, But Injuries and Deaths Are Risks
A new study cataloged at least 28 deaths and 479 injuries from more than 130 weather-related bounce house incidents worldwide – figures the researchers say likely underestimate the problem. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Are Declining
A new study found the downward trend in prescribing opioids also applied to cancer patients and people with other chronic pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Growing Pains? Turns Out No One Really Knows
When scientists tried find out what growing pains actually are, they found out that no one really knows. The definitions were as random and all over the place as the very pains that kids complain about. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news