Bike-Linked Head Injuries Decline for Kids, But Not Adults
Increased helmet use and construction of dedicated bike lanes in cities have helped reduce cases of serious brain injuries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite CDC COVID Guidance, Some Still Require Masks
New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks indoors, but many businesses like Starbucks and some state and local governments have not relaxed their own mask rules yet. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Some Movies Change Your Life? Maybe
A new study finds watching certain movies may help you navigate difficult times in your own life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV: Managing Setbacks
HIV setbacks can be difficult to figure out. Sticking to treatment, navigating relationships, and maintaining your overall health can be overwhelming at times. Find out ways to cope with emotions and manage your well-being with HIV. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elon Musk: Is It Asperger's or Level 1 ASD?
Asperger's is considered outdated terminology. It is no longer viewed as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the "bible" used by mental health professionals to diagnose conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer: Why a Diagnosis Often Comes Late
Here’s what two doctors who treat gynecologic cancers want you to know about spotting ovarian cancer as early as possible. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise Helps the Heart, But Can Manual Labor Hurt?
Physical activity is essential to maintain and improve health, but some research has suggested that physical activity required at work may not provide the same benefits and may even increase heart risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccinated? You Don't Need a Mask Indoors
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance, regardless of location or size of the gathering, the CDC announced today. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence
Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood vessels, and vessels that supply blood to the penis appear to be no exception. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Best for Recurrent Ear Infections in Kids?
A new study suggests the common treatment of "ear tubes" may not prevent future middle ear infections in all cases. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID More Lethal for People Living With HIV
New research shows that having HIV or AIDS increases a person's risk of catching and dying from COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Announces Major Commitment to Health Equity
Three-year strategic plan covers both changes needed at AMA and changes it would like to see in the health care system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging With HIV
With new treatment and a better understanding of HIV, many people are living longer, healthier lives with the virus. Almost half of all HIV-positive people in the United States are older than 50. Find out why people are living longer and how to control complications as you age. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer
A recent survey of middle-aged adults and seniors finds feeling younger seems to create a protective force field against stress. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text
A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate by text at speeds that approach the typical smartphone user. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?
A new study of middle-aged women finds taking the drugs for a year or longer may do little good. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grief Can Strike Even Before a Loved One Is Gone
A new study looks at "pre-loss grief" for people whose family members had advanced cancer or dementia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary and Alternative Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
When used under a doctor’s supervision, complementary therapies can make it easier to get through treatment for ovarian cancer. Here’s what you should know. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans Started Loving Carbs a Very Long Time Ago
A new study finds Neanderthals and ancient humans ate starchy foods as far back as 100,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Sing, Mate, Die’: Why Do People Fear Cicadas?
Throughout May and June, this batch of red-eyed creatures -- deemed “Brood X” -- will emerge by the billions after 17 years underground. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meat Production Is Polluting the Air You Breathe
A new study estimates airborne particles generated by food production kill nearly 16,000 Americans each year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders Cost Nearly $95 Billion Per Year
A new study finds sleep problems cost America's health care system nearly $95 billion a year and raise the cost of health care by 60%. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Is No Friend to Social Distancing
A new study finds people tended to move closer to strangers when intoxicated. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV: Getting Past the Fear
Knowing your HIV status is critical for staying healthy or getting help if you need it. Learn how you can put fear aside and take steps to protect both your health and that of those you love. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15
This is the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. authorized for use in younger teens and adolescents. In late March, Pfizer released results from a study that showed high antibody responses and 100% effectiveness against COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Summer's VIPs: Vaccinated, Immunized People
At events ranging from casual backyard barbecues to more formal parties, concerts, weddings, and other gatherings, vaccination may often be the ticket to admission. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Get Help for Heart Attacks Later Than Men
A new study finds younger women with chest pain were treated less urgently than men their age, lowering likelihood of receiving standard tests for diagnosing a heart attack. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads
The new guidance emphasizes that it's mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freezing Tumors May Treat Low-Risk Breast Cancers
A first-of-its-kind study suggests that slow-growing breast cancers can be treated with a highly targeted tumor-freezing technique, eliminating the need for invasive surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment
For some people, cancer treatment stops working. When the risks and side effects outweigh the possible benefits, people may choose to stop cancer treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year
This winter was one of the warmest on record, and lingering summer heat could add weeks of outdoor activity to animals that carry ticks, which thrive in hot, humid conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority Say Make COVID Vaccine Required for Doctors
Nearly two-thirds of WebMD readers who answered the poll questions say doctors and other health care professionals should be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?
Nearly two-thirds of WebMD readers who answered the poll questions say doctors and other health care professionals should be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of Losing Health Insurance Keeps 1 in 6 in Their Jobs
A new Gallup poll reveals many Americans remain in jobs they'd rather leave -- simply because they don't want to lose their health insurance. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birth Control: Types and Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People
No matter where you are on the gender spectrum you could need birth control, especially if there’s a chance you could get pregnant and you’re not trying to. Learn about the types of birth control available and what might be best for you. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What I Want You to Know About Living With HIV
Learn what people who are HIV-positive want you to know about the realities of living with the virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts Graduation Rates
Research shows when access to affordable birth control increased rates of pregnancies and abortions also dropped. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Parents to Wait to Get Kids ’ COVID Vaccine
Three-quarters of parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Could Ward Off Dementia
A new study suggests a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil and fish may protect the brain from plaque buildup and shrinkage. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Gives Guidelines for Simulated Cruise Ship Voyages
The guidelines outline all the requirements and recommendations for cruise ship operators to begin simulated voyages with volunteer passengers before they can restart restricted passenger services, the CDC said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Nations?
The move to immunize U.S. teenagers has spurred an ethical debate among medical professionals: Should those doses set for American teens go abroad instead? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise
A new clinical trial finds the weight-loss drug Saxenda helps keep extra pounds off, but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police Violence Leads to High Anxiety for Black Americans
Survey participants had also witnessed community violence an average of more than 10 times during their lifetimes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV Stress and Side Effects: What to Know
An HIV diagnosis will change your life. It brings with it both physical symptoms and emotional stress. But there are things you can do to take charge of your condition, manage your symptoms, and thrive. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Have an Addictive Personality?
WebMD explains what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Penis Enlargement Work?
Are there any treatments that give you a bigger penis? Learn more about penis pumps, penis exercise, penis surgery, and other techniques that promise to enhance size. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion
More teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, yet visits to the ER for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Looks at Diversity Among U.S. Surgeons
For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 15,000 faculty in surgery departments across the United States between 2013 and 2019. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs
New research shows that if your spouse has heart disease you're likely at high risk for it, too. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic
Researchers analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial — breast, colon and prostate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news