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Doctors Talk About Getting Peanuts Into a Baby's Diet, Which May Cut Allergies

Doctors Talk About Getting Peanuts Into a Baby's Diet, Which May Cut Allergies0

Women Brace for Changes to Health Benefits

Women Brace for Changes to Health Benefits0

Research Sheds Light on Why People Who Lose Weight Gain It Back

Research Sheds Light on Why People Who Lose Weight Gain It Back0

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Rising in Kids: FAQ

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Rising in Kids: FAQ0

Study: Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Study: Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Back Pain0

Breast Cancer Deaths Increasing for Black Women

Breast Cancer Deaths Increasing for Black Women0

Ketamine May Treat Migraine, Chronic Pain

Ketamine May Treat Migraine, Chronic Pain0

Gastric Bypass May Bring Infant Nutrition Deficits

Gastric Bypass May Bring Infant Nutrition Deficits0

Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?

Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products?0

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What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?

What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 16, 2016 -- Not that many years ago, the letters "GF" on a restaurant menu would likely have puzzled many people. No longer. These days, a gluten-free ...

Aerial Spraying For The Mosquito That Carries Zika Raises Concerns In Miami Beach

Aerial Spraying For The Mosquito That Carries Zika Raises Concerns In Miami Beach0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Sept. 13, 2016 -- First came Zika-infected mosquitoes. Then came the planes, misting a powerful insecticide and nerve agent from the tips of their ...

Exercise May Cut Alcohol Health Risks

Exercise May Cut Alcohol Health Risks0

By Diana Phillips Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Sept. 8, 2016 -- Exercise may offset the increased risk of death associated with drinking large amounts of alcohol, new data suggest. In an analysis of data ...

Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?

Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?0

By Julie Edgar Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Sept. 6, 2016 -- Tea tree and lavender essential oils are popular ingredients in personal care and household products, including many aimed at children. But can ...

New Version of RA Drug Enbrel: FAQ

New Version of RA Drug Enbrel: FAQ0

By Jennifer Clopton Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Sept. 1, 2016 -- The FDA cleared the way for what is hoped may be a more affordable version of the popular arthritis drug Enbrel. Tuesday the agency approved Erelzi ...

The True Cost of EpiPen Coupons

The True Cost of EpiPen Coupons0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Aug. 25, 2016 -- Facing public outrage over the price of its EpiPen auto-injectors, the drug company Mylan announced Thursday it was taking action to make the ...

Acetaminophen and Pregnancy: Bad Mix?

Acetaminophen and Pregnancy: Bad Mix?0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Aug 17, 2016 -- Another report that links taking acetaminophen while pregnant with behavior problems in children may leave some pregnant women wondering whether they ...

New Zika Threat to Babies: Late-Onset Microcephaly

New Zika Threat to Babies: Late-Onset Microcephaly0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Aug. 8, 2016 -- CDC researchers have made a startling discovery about microcephaly, a devastating birth defect caused by the Zika virus: It can affect babies late ...

Obesity May Age Your Brain

Obesity May Age Your Brain0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Aug. 9, 2016 -- Being overweight or obese in middle age shrinks your brain, aging it by as much as 10 years, according to a new study. People who are ...

Annual Best Hospitals: Familiar Names Top List

Annual Best Hospitals: Familiar Names Top List0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Aug. 2, 2016 -- The Mayo Clinic in Rochester won the top spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Hospitals. It also earned first place for ...

Over-the-Top Burger Nabs ‘Xtreme Eating' Award

Over-the-Top Burger Nabs ‘Xtreme Eating' Award0

By Matt Smith Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Aug. 1, 2016 -- A nearly 3,000-calorie burger with five kinds of meat and four kinds of cheese tops a food watchdog group's annual list of the least-healthy chain ...

Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?

Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?0

By Matt Smith Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD July 27, 2016 -- Up to 40% of people who should get a test for colon cancer aren't doing so. That's one of the reasons why some doctors are encouraged by Cologuard, ...

Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging0

By Pam Harrison Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study ...

Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients

Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD July 12, 2016 -- More than a hundred drugs and supplements, including common medications bought over the counter, may pose a danger to people with heart failure or at ...

FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?

FAQ: What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?0

By Matt Smith Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD July 7, 2016 -- A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is devastating enough. A diagnosis at a relatively young age adds another dimension to the illness. Early-onset ...

FDA Investigating Migraine Patch Skin Reactions

FDA Investigating Migraine Patch Skin Reactions0

By Megan Brooks June 3, 2016 -- The FDA is looking into the risk for serious burns and potential permanent scarring from a patch used to treat migraines, the agency said in a statement Thursday. The sumatriptan iontophoretic ...

Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid

Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid0

By Marcia Frellick Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Feb. 5, 2016 -- Children with developmental issues, syndromes, or conditions that put them at high risk for fluid in the middle ear should be checked for it, ...

Exercise: Is More Always Better?

Exercise: Is More Always Better?0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Jan. 28, 2016 -- If a little exercise is good, then more is better in terms of calorie burn and weight loss, right? That's what most of us tend to believe. But ...

Should You Eat Like Tom Brady?

Should You Eat Like Tom Brady?0

By Stephanie Watson Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Jan. 15, 2016 -- What does Tom Brady eat to stay at the top of his game? The NFL quarterback's personal chef, Allen Campbell, recently gave the media a peek ...

Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?

Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Jan. 11, 2016 -- When former President Jimmy Carter announced late last year that his advanced melanoma appeared to be in remission, family and followers of the ...

Do You Have 'Phantom Vibration Syndrome'?

Do You Have 'Phantom Vibration Syndrome'?0

By Tim Locke Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Jan. 11, 2016 -- An expert is warning about a modern-day phenomenon called phantom vibration syndrome, where people think their mobile phone is ringing or vibrating when ...

Opioids: What Patients -- and Doctors -- Think

Opioids: What Patients -- and Doctors -- Think0

Dec. 30, 2015 -- After using prescription pain medicines known as opioids, more than one-third of respondents in a WebMD survey say they keep those medicines for future use. About the same percentage, though, believe it's rare ...

IBS Linked to Low Vitamin D

IBS Linked to Low Vitamin D0

By Tim Locke Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Dec. 22, 2015 -- About 8 in 10 people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) also have low vitamin D levels, according to a small British study. Although these are ...

FDA Moves to Keep Teens Out of Tanning Beds

FDA Moves to Keep Teens Out of Tanning Beds0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Dec. 18, 2015 -- Citing a rise in skin cancer among young people, the FDA proposed rules Friday that would keep anyone under the age of 18 from using high-powered ...

FDA Moves to Keep Teens Out of Tanning Beds

FDA Moves to Keep Teens Out of Tanning Beds0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Dec. 18, 2015 -- Citing a rise in skin cancer among young people, the FDA proposed rules Friday that would keep anyone under the age of 18 from using high-powered ...

Most Cancers Stem From Avoidable Things

Most Cancers Stem From Avoidable Things0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Dec. 17, 2015 -- Most cases of cancer are due to things some people can avoid, rather than to chance or genetics, a new study in the journal Nature ...

The Rise of the Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplant

The Rise of the Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplant0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Dec. 9, 2015 -- Hallie found relief from 7 years of unrelenting stomach pain at the bottom of her 3-year-old nephew's froggy potty. She took his stool out of ...

Does Testosterone Give Men Better Direction Sense?

Does Testosterone Give Men Better Direction Sense?0

By Tim Locke Reviewed by Keith Barnard, MD Dec. 8, 2015 -- Men may have a better sense of direction than women because of their hormones, Norwegian scientists say. They came to their conclusion by giving men and ...

E. coli Outbreaks: FAQ

E. coli Outbreaks: FAQ0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Dec. 7, 2015 -- Hundreds of people across the country fell ill this year in outbreaks of E. coli, as the bacteria triggered recalls of ground beef, ...

Asthma Appears to Double Chronic Migraine Risk

Asthma Appears to Double Chronic Migraine Risk0

By Ricki Lewis Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Dec. 4, 2015 -- If you have asthma and occasionally get migraines, that may double your chances of eventually getting 15 or more these powerful headaches a month, a new ...

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Seniors: The New Face of Addiction

Seniors: The New Face of Addiction0

By R. Scott Rappold Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Dec. 2, 2015 -- Meet Jerry. He's 75. He's a happily retired grandfather. He's still married after 50 years. And he's an alcoholic. After a lifetime ...

Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?

Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Nov. 24, 2015 -- Being lonely can trigger cellular changes in your body that increase your chances of getting ill and not living as long as you could have, according to ...

Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?

Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Nov. 24, 2015 -- Being lonely can trigger cellular changes in your body that increase your chances of getting ill and not living as long as you could have, according to ...

Trouble Sleeping? New Treatment Options May Help

Trouble Sleeping? New Treatment Options May Help0

By Matt McMillen Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 23, 2015 -- Two out of five Americans regularly don't get enough shut-eye. If you're one of them, your health may be at risk. "We now know that lack of ...

Anything Fishy About Genetically Modified Salmon?

Anything Fishy About Genetically Modified Salmon?0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Nov. 19, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal, a kind of salmon, meant to feed people. The agency took nearly 2 decades to ...

One Person's ‘Healthy' May Be Another's Junk Food

One Person's ‘Healthy' May Be Another's Junk Food0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Nov. 19, 2015 -- Experts have long known that a diet that works for one person doesn't help another person shed a pound. Now a new study finds that even if we all ate ...

Can You Trust Your Dietary Supplement?

Can You Trust Your Dietary Supplement?0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 18, 2015 -- Seven federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the FDA, held an extraordinary joint press conference Tuesday to announce the civil ...

Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome0

By Kate Johnson Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new ...

Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?

Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 10, 2015 -- In an ecstatic post to her Instagram followers yesterday, Pamela Anderson revealed that she's been cured of hepatitis C. She's short on ...

Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?

Faster, Cheaper Hep C Cures on the Horizon?0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 10, 2015 -- In an ecstatic post to her Instagram followers yesterday, Pamela Anderson revealed that she's been cured of hepatitis C. She's short on ...

Gene Editing Reverses Baby's Leukemia

Gene Editing Reverses Baby's Leukemia0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 6, 2015 -- Doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully treated a baby girl diagnosed with incurable leukemia by using a gene-editing technique that had ...

Could the 'Stress Hormone' Affect Weight and Memory?

Could the 'Stress Hormone' Affect Weight and Memory?0

By Matt McMillen Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 9, 2015 -- Although cortisol is known as the "stress hormone," researchers suspect it plays a much larger role in our health. A recent study, for example, ...

Gene Editing Reverses Baby's Leukemia

Gene Editing Reverses Baby's Leukemia0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Nov. 6, 2015 -- Doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully treated a baby girl diagnosed with incurable leukemia by using a gene-editing technique that had ...

Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?

Are Feminine Hygiene Products Safe?0

By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 2, 2015 -- A typical woman goes through more than 12,000 sanitary pads or tampons over the decades that she has her period. But is long-term use of sanitary ...

Soy Protein May Protect Against Osteoporosis

Soy Protein May Protect Against Osteoporosis0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Nov. 2, 2015 -- Getting plenty of soy protein from food, or taking soy supplements, could help protect older women from osteoporosis, early results from a new study ...

What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer

What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer0

By R. Scott Rappold Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Oct. 29, 2015 -- When Marisa Rockwell took her dog Valo to the veterinarian for trouble peeing, she suspected some sort of urinary tract infection. The ...

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder0

By Neil Osterweil Oct. 27, 2015 -- Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. That means people who ...

Fillings May Harm Neighboring Teeth

Fillings May Harm Neighboring Teeth0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Oct. 27, 2015 -- The teeth on either side of a new filling might be at risk for decay, dental experts say. New research in the Journal of Dentistry ...

FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer

FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Oct. 27, 2015 -- A new study has found that chemicals called parabens can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. And they appear to be able to do ...

Fillings May Harm Neighboring Teeth

Fillings May Harm Neighboring Teeth0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Oct. 27, 2015 -- The teeth on either side of a new filling might be at risk for decay, dental experts say. New research in the Journal of Dentistry ...

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder0

By Neil Osterweil Oct. 27, 2015 -- Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. That means people who ...

Meat and Cancer: What's the Risk?

Meat and Cancer: What's the Risk?0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Oct. 26, 2015 -- Processed meats like sausage, ham, jerky, bacon, and cold cuts cause cancer, and red meat probably does, too, according to a new report. The ...

U.K. Nurse With Ebola Improving

U.K. Nurse With Ebola Improving0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Oct. 22, 2015 -- Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who got infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, is recovering after the virus caused her to get ...

U.K. Nurse With Ebola Improving

U.K. Nurse With Ebola Improving0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Oct. 22, 2015 -- Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who got infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, is recovering after the virus caused her to get ...

Could Unique Smell Pinpoint Parkinson's?

Could Unique Smell Pinpoint Parkinson's?0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Oct. 22, 2015 -- Scientists are investigating whether it may be possible for doctors to diagnose Parkinson's disease by smell. Their study stems from the case of ...

Ex Youth Football Player: You Could End Up Like Me

Ex Youth Football Player: You Could End Up Like Me0

By Patricia Guthrie Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Oct. 21, 2015 -- Zackery Lystedt doesn't want others to end up like him. At 22, he walks with a looping gait, leaning heavily on a metal cane. He peers ...

IVF Tied to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk?

IVF Tied to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk?0

By Peter Russell Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Oct. 20, 2015 -- Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to have a baby are over a third more likely to get ovarian cancer than those who don't have the treatment, a ...

Number of Moles on Right Arm Might Predict Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Number of Moles on Right Arm Might Predict Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer0

Number of Moles on Right Arm Might Predict Risk of Melanoma Skin Cancer By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Oct. 20, 2015 -- Counting the number of moles on your right arm may be a quick way ...

Ebola Doctor: 'You Can't Put Out 99% of a Fire'

Ebola Doctor: 'You Can't Put Out 99% of a Fire'0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Oct. 16, 2015 -- Though the numbers show we've reached a turning point in the Ebola outbreak, the threat of the virus is far from gone. A nurse from ...

Ebola Doctor: 'You Can't Put Out 99% of a Fire'

Ebola Doctor: 'You Can't Put Out 99% of a Fire'0

By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Oct. 16, 2015 -- Though the numbers show we've reached a turning point in the Ebola outbreak, the threat of the virus is far from gone. A nurse from ...

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