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Could My Medications Cause Vision Problems?

A lot of medications could affect your eyes. WebMD tells you how and what you can do about it.

What do your eyes say about your health?

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But did you know they can also tell you a lot about your health? WebMD takes a look at some common eye conditions and what they say about your health.

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Ups Complications Risk

Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

E. Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19

CDC still tracking down specific ingredient that may harbor the germ

As HMOs Dominate, Alternatives Get Costlier

A KHN analysis finds a sharp difference in premium prices between plans that offer out-of-network care and those that do not.

Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

Time to toss your specs and go natural? It’s not that simple

There’s a big debate about the idea that you can correct your vision naturally, without glasses. Does it work? WebMD looks at both sides of the controversy.

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

More May Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

Medication can prevent infection with the virus in people at high risk

Can Loneliness Shorten Your Life?
senior woman sitting on stairs

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 a new study. WebMD has the details.

E. Coli Cases Linked to Costco Chicken Salad

E. Coli Cases Linked to Costco Chicken Salad

Adults With This May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths: Study
Many of these fatalities were preventable, study

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

8 Tips for Traveling With Psoriasis

Traveling with psoriasis? WebMD has the keys to help you -- and your skin have a smooth trip.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques and Blood Flow

Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

Is Obesity Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

Food smells elicit stronger reactions in heavier kids, small study finds

Could PMS Raise Women's High Blood Pressure Risk?

Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Relief

Study shows benefits from certain treatments can last more than two years

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic Drugs

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women

Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands: CDC

Chipotle-Linked E. Coli Outbreak Expands: CDC

High 'Resting' Heart Rate and Odds of Early Death

But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

Young Women Face Risk After Heart Attack, Stroke

Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

Dislocated Elobow: What You Need to Know

What happens when you dislocate your elbow? Is it an easy fix? Will you need surgery? Will it work the same as it used to? Web MD has the answers.

Trouble Sleeping? New Treatment Options May Help

WebMD walks you through advances in sleep medicine over the last year or so -- including research, technology, and a new breed of medication.

Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ

Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room

Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion
Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

Has Happiness' Home in the Brain Been Found?

Japanese team used MRI scans to spot region most active in contented people

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

NFL's $1 Billion Concussion Case in Appeals Court

NFL's $1 Billion Concussion Case in Appeals Court

Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age

Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

Medicaid Denies Nearly Half Of Requests For Hepatitis C Drugs: Study

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that Medicaid turned down requests for new expensive drugs to treat hepatitis C 46 percent of the time, while private insurers barred them 10 percent and Medicare 5 percent.

UnitedHealth Warns Of Marketplace Exit – Start Of A Trend Or Push For White House Action?

Some analysts and health policy experts view their move as an effort to compel the Obama administration to make changes.

Anything Fishy About Genetically Modified Salmon?
fresh salmon

The FDA has approved the first genetically modified animal -- a kind of salmon -- meant to feed people. WebMD has the details.

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?

Guys ate 93 percent more pizza from an Italian buffet when a female was at the table, study found

One Person's ‘Healthy' May Be Another's Junk Food
healthy stir-fry

WebMD has the details on a new study that finds that even if we all ate the same meal, our bodies would burn it differently and have different blood sugar levels afterward.

FDA OKs Nasal Spray to Reverse Painkiller Overdose

Drug marketed as Narcan offers new treatment option for family members or first responders

When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'?

Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

Possible Treatment for Kids' Respiratory Infection

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

CA Exchange Offers Adult Dental Coverage

About 33,000 adults have signed up for dental insurance as an unsubsidized, optional benefit through Covered California.

Cancer Meds Often Mean Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

The advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society said Wednesday that federal and state governments should move to restrict insurers from charging patients a percentage of the cost of their prescription drugs.

Can You Trust Your Dietary Supplement?

Seven federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the FDA, held an extraordinary joint press conference Tuesday to announce the civil and criminal indictments of more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements. WebMD has the details.

Controversial Fertility Treatment

Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

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Drawing upon your own life experiments

Ouch! Holiday health hazards abound

Holiday myths debunked: Weight gain, suicides, traffic deaths

Face transplant gives firefighter new life

Thanks to mastodons, we still have this

Help! How to lower Thanksgiving stress

3 everyday ways to practice gratitude for health and happiness
Like any skill worth mastering, gratitude takes practice. Here are three approaches that offer easy, everyday ways to integrate daily gratitude practice into your lifestyle.

Where Thanksgiving calories hide

She lost 185 pounds to pursue the 'heart of a warrior'

How to talk to kids about tragic events

How long can you eat those leftovers?

Is America ready for a new wave of tropical diseases?

'Kissing bug' in the U.S.
CNN affiliate KTRK reports on an infectious disease carried by bugs that has people in the United States worried.

Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

I was addicted to the 'crack cocaine' of gambling
How a mother of six lost $500,000 through her addiction to slot machines.

A hearing son in deaf family: 'I'd rather be deaf'
Meet the Pedersens of Pleasanton, California. Each of the five family members were born deaf, except Kaleb, who identifies more with deaf culture than hearing culture. If he had to choose, "I'd rather be deaf," he says.

Burned out? Know the signs and how to fix it

Scientists create new strain of malaria-blocking mosquito

Ebola crisis: WHO slammed by panel over slow response

Ebola returns to Liberia months after nation declared free of virus
Two months after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, three confirmed cases of the deadly disease have emerged in the West African nation.

Exercising and still gaining weight? Take this quiz

Sick and dying at 30,000 feet

Craigslist post finds woman a kidney donor

Artist bioengineers replica of Van Gogh's ear

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