Doctors Fight Tobacco Takeover of Inhaled Medicines
Respiratory specialists failed to block the Philip Morris acquisition of inhaler manufacturer Vectura. Now they are banding together to exclude tobacco-owned businesses from pulmonary research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Post-Truth Era’ Hurts COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science
Unsupported beliefs have taken precedent over readily identifiable truths in discussions of health, science, and politics. The upshot: “Feelings trump facts” in social media, news reports, books, and other sources of information. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Havana Syndrome Real? Here ’s What History Can Tell Us
No one has been able to say for sure whether Havana syndrome is a true condition. How does it compare to psychogenic illnesses of the past? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The Other Pandemic': Antibiotic Resistance Growing Worldwide
More than 1.2 million deaths around the world in just 2019 alone: That's the grave estimate in the largest study to date looking at the growing public health challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Artificial Pancreas' Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
New research suggests an "artificial pancreas" system may beat standard treatment in controlling the blood sugar disease in young children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info
A new study shows many websites make it hard to find nutrition information on products. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Black Men Twice as Likely to Develop Prostate Cancer as Whites
A review of men seen at VA hospitals found that Black veterans had nearly twice the incidence of localized and advanced prostate cancer as white men. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Forecasts Say
COVID-19 deaths from the Omicron variant are climbing and will likely increase quickly in the upcoming weeks, according to new forecasts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Americans Gained Weight in Pandemic's First Year
A new study shows nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Function Rebounds for Kids With COVID-Linked MIS-C
A new study has good news for parents: Children tend to recover completely from any heart injury within three months of falling ill. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds' Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Launches Day Early
Today, the Biden administration launched a website that allows users to order free COVID-19 rapid tests that will be shipped directly to their homes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Genetic Factor for COVID Smell and Taste Loss
A genetic risk factor could explain why some people lose their senses of smell and taste when they get infected with COVID-19, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrocuted by 11,000 Volts, Now an Amputee … and an MD
Bruce "BJ" Miller was 19 when he lost both legs and one arm. After a grueling rehab, he went back to college and eventually medical school. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long
Promised turnaround times of 24 to 48 hours are stretching to several days, as people wonder if they should isolate or carry on with their regular schedule. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half
More evidence for wearing masks -- researchers find face masks cut the distance that airborne pathogens can travel by more than half. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news