Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds
Meanwhile, the company announced early data showing a third dose greatly increases protection against the Delta variant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know When You're Newly Diagnosed With Depression
Getting diagnosed with depression brings up different emotions for different people. After your doctor or mental health provider gives you the news, it’s a good idea to reach out for support from family, friends, or others in your community. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: Half of U.S. Adults Uncomfortable Seeing Unvaccinated Doctor
Survey respondents indicated that punishment is not always appropriate when patients are infected during interactions with clinicians. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Insomnia When Sleep Hygiene Isn ’t Enough
Good sleep habits, called sleep hygiene, can help you get better rest. But it may not work for ongoing insomnia. See what may help instead. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep
Thinking about trying CBD or other cannabis compound to help you sleep? Here’s what you need to know. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Shrinkflation? The Sneaky Way Manufacturers Are Raising Prices
If your family seems to be going through favorite products faster than usual, it doesn’t necessarily mean someone’s enjoying secret snacks. It could be “shrinkflation” at work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bogus Online Cancer Info Common and Can Be Dangerous
A new study finds that one-third of the most popular articles on social media about treatment for common cancers contains misinformation -- and most of it can be downright dangerous. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees
The latest news illustrates the growing concern among top federal health officials about the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, but that concern must be balanced against the possibility that mandates could fuel further opposition to vaccination. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: Minorities Less Comfortable Discussing Sensitive Issues With a Doctor
A new WebMD poll shows that members of minority communities are more uneasy about discussing sensitive topics, like race-related issues and sexual orientation, with doctors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What People With Chronic Insomnia Wish You Knew
It's a lot more than the temporary bouts of sleeplessness most of us have. Here's what people with chronic insomnia want you to know about their condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure: Which Drug Works Best for You?
New research suggests ARBs might be a better choice for people just starting on blood pressure medication. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simone Biles Withdraws From Team, Individual Olympic Finals
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simone Biles Withdraws From Olympic Team Competition
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals
Black patients have a higher rate of adverse safety events than white patients when they are admitted to the same hospital, regardless of insurance coverage type or the percentage of hospitalized patients who are Black, according to a new Urban Institute study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll
A new survey reveals eight in 10 American adults who haven't received a COVID-19 shot say they are unlikely to get one. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Deferrals Be Lifted for Gay Blood Donors?
For years, men who have sex with men have faced extra restrictions if they tried to donate blood. A study now underway may lead to a shift in policy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci Wants to Start Fighting Next Pandemic Now
It won't come cheap, with the cost totaling "a few billion dollars" a year, Fauci said, and the first round of results wouldn't emerge for at least five years. Also, a huge number of scientists would be needed to conduct the necessary studies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12
In this June survey of more than 2,000 parents with at least one child between 3 and 18 years of age, 49% parents with kids aged 3 to 11 said they would likely get their child vaccinated, while 51% said they were unlikely to do so. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches
The FDA warns accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Are Head Injury Risks Highest for Young Soccer Players?
A small, preliminary study shows young soccer players have more head impacts during practices but experience more severe head impacts during games. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Monitors Potential Monkeypox Exposure in U.S.
The CDC is watching for a potential outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S. in addition to monitoring for the Delta variant of COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program
The premise is simple: A health care provider or a health insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a community-based sponsoring organization. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study
Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
The money from the companies would be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services and other significant costs associated with the epidemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She ’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom
While this is the third time Foluke Gunderson has participated in the Olympics, this is her first as a mom. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
The CDC says an untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Narcolepsy
If you have narcolepsy, certain complementary or alternative medicines like yoga or herbal teas may help ease or manage some of the symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Gets Lifesaving Intestinal Transplant After Bull Attack
A man who was attacked by a bull later got a lifesaving intestinal transplant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression: Finding What Works for You
Figuring out the right treatment for your depression can take time and patience. Learn more about how to find an antidepressant or other treatment that works for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing Killer Heat, ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives
Doctors in Washington state used human body bags filled with ice and water to rapidly cool the sickest patients affected by record heat last month. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor
Many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up, while lower-income people still had to shop in-person at local small grocers and dollar stores. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine
A new study shows people who get migraines will likely feel motion sickness and dizziness after a virtual roller coaster ride, compared with people who don't get migraines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Humans Losing Ground
The virus behind COVID-19 is evolving fast enough that vaccination efforts may not be able to wipe it out. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone
WebMD explores the different kinds of depression and ways to treat them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Reset Your Sleep Cycle
You already have insomnia. What happens when life adds more interruptions to your sleep? Find out how you can keep your sleep on track when life gets in the way. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial
New research finds the second dose of Pfizer's vaccine is key -- it makes a huge impact on the COVID vaccine's effectiveness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets
Forget about the recommended 2,000 calorie diet most of us try and follow. Elite athletes in some cases may need 4 or 5 times as many calories to fuel their work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee, Veggies May Lower Your Odds for COVID
New research suggests drinking coffee, eating vegetables and having been breastfed may offer some protection against COVID. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say
Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PrEP HIV Prevention Pills to Be Free for Insured Americans
Nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments. The two approved pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs are Truvada and Descovy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Drove Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since World War II
New research reveals COVID has slashed life expectancy by a year and a half -- the lowest level since 2003 and the largest one-year decline since World War II. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins May Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19
A new study finds that for people with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, cholesterol-lowering statins help lower risk of dying from COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips and Tricks to Manage Narcolepsy Day-to-Day
Narcolepsy can make life complicated, but with the help of a sleep doctor and some tips and tricks to get you through the day, you can manage your days better. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of U.S. Cases
Cases are rising in most states, and spiking across much of the South. Hospitalizations and deaths are up as well. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August
Canadian officials have announced that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will be allowed into Canada beginning Aug. 9. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of U.S. Doctors No Longer White, Male
A new study finds the U.S. medical field is less dominated by white men than it used to be, but there are still few Black and Hispanic doctors, dentists and pharmacists. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Exercise Can Help Prevent Alzheimer ’s
Scientists have known for a long time that exercise is good for the body. In recent years, they are revealing how it is good for the brain, too. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Should Know
CBD is growing in popularity, and there are many over-the-counter skin products infused with CBD. While CBD can provide some pain relief to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, experts say there needs to be more research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news