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  • WebMD Honors Health Heroes Fighting Cancer
    on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    WebMD’s 2018 Health Heroes have left their mark on the fight against cancer in ways large and small. […]

  • Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin
    on January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    A court filing appears to link the family that owns Purdue Pharma with specific decisions the company made about the marketing of OxyContin, which contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic, The New York Times reported. […]

  • DIY Birth Control Patch Being Developed
    on January 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time, delivering a contraceptive hormone, NBC News reported. […]

  • Study: Many Poor Women Can't Afford Tampons, Pads
    on January 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    About one-fifth -- 21 percent -- said they had to go without pads or tampons on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related products. […]

  • Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog's Life, Too
    on January 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Among all breeds in the study, the risk of earlier death was higher among overweight dogs. […]

  • Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk
    on January 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. […]

  • Are Some People Using Their Dogs to Get Opioids?
    on January 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Veterinarians are prescribing large quantities of opioids to pets, raising concern that some people might be using their furry companions to feed their addiction. […]

  • Diabetes Before 40, Mental Health Stays Linked
    on January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    About 37 percent of all hospitalization days in a new study’s under-40 group were due to mental illness, the researchers noted. Mood and psychotic disorders were the most common conditions. […]

  • Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some Aggressive MS
    on January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Over an average of three years, MS progressed in 34 of 55 patients on medication -- meaning their disabilities worsened. That compared with only three of 55 patients given a stem cell transplant. […]

  • FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids
    on January 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    The Embrace detects patterns in motion and physiological signals that may be associated with seizures, and immediately alerts caregivers. […]

  • Dog Food Recalled Due to Salmonella
    on January 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    One lot of A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs has been recalled in Nebraska due to possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. […]

  • Sit Less Each Day to Live Longer
    on January 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    People who replaced just 30 minutes of sitting per day with low-intensity physical activity lowered their risk of an early death by 17 percent, according to the study published online Jan. 14 in the American Journal of Epidemiology. […]

  • More Teens Using Birth Control
    on January 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    The initiation of contraception before the first sexual experience rose from less than 10 percent in the 1970s to more than 25 percent in the 2000s. The rate of birth control initiation during the first sexual experience was about 40 percent. […]

  • Study: Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids
    on January 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks accounted for 86 percent of food ad spending on black-targeted TV programming, and 82 percent of ad spending on Spanish-language TV, according to a new study. […]

  • Just A Couple of Joints Can Damage Teen Brain
    on January 15, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Brain scans show that some adolescents who've tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant increases in the volume of their gray matter. […]

  • Twins’ Study Looks At Gene’s Role in Disease
    on January 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. […]

  • Why Your Heart Needs A Good Night's Sleep
    on January 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries, which increases the odds of heart attack and stroke. […]

  • Adult-Onset Food Allergies Increasing, Confusing
    on January 14, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Forty-eight percent of the adult population with a convincing food allergy reported developing at least one as an adult (they may have had others as a child) […]

  • More in U.S. Dying From Opioids Than On the Roads
    on January 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    For the first time in history, Americans' risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. […]

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in 2 U.K. Women
    on January 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Two U.K. women in the last 3 months have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea -- the so-called super gonorrhea. […]

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