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When Your Child Has Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a lifelong skin disorder that can greatly impact a child's self-esteem. WebMD gives parents specific tips on how to support and empower a child living with psoriasis.

FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water

Smoke Less, Drink Less?

Study found those who tried to quit cigarettes drank less alcohol, but reasons unclear

Coming to a Brew Near You: Calories, Carbs Info

Best-selling beers will soon disclose nutrition facts, ingredient list, freshness dates

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

Detergent Pods Poison 3 in 4 Kids Exposed to Them

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer
American Cancer Society says methodology used for

American Cancer Society says methodology used for recent study was flawed

1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

Study also found association between prolonged exposure to loud noises and tinnitus

Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

Doctors found checking for recurrences with these low-risk tumors didn't affect survival rates

Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

Indiana case offers a lesson for other rural communities

New Treatments Helping Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled

Bar-S Foods Hot Dog, Corn Dog Products Recalled

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

Cancer Experts Endorse CDC's HPV Vaccine Guidelines

Boys and girls should start the HPV vaccine shots at age 11 or 12 to prevent cancer-related virus

Lab-Grown Cartilage May One Day Cut Need for This
Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic

Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

Covered CA Health Plan Rates To Jump 13% In 2017

A double-digit increase, which follows two years of moderate rate hikes, is likely to resonate across the country in debate over Obamacare.

U.S. Teen Diabetes Rate Exceeds Prior Estimates

Most young people unaware they have it, study finds

Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

Study calls it a draw, with a slight edge for metformin

Implant Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

Doctors call it new resource for those addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin

Healthy Fats Can Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

A diet rich in nuts, seeds, fish and vegetable oils could lower blood sugar levels, researchers say

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and Stopping It

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

Is it possible to carry a baby without knowing you’re pregnant? It happens more often than you think.

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You

Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

IVF Won't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

New findings should reassure the many women who undergo the fertility procedure, specialists said

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

Backyard Chicken Trend Can Be Risky
chicken in coop

The rise in popularity of raising your own chickens has brought a rise in health risks, particularly from illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria.

Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say

Will There Be a Cure for HIV/AIDS?

The status of HIV/AIDS research and what the future may hold.

Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

Is There a New Way to Get Zika?
zika virus closeup

CDC investigates how a caregiver for a Utah man who died of Zika got the disease.

Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief

Rinsing nasal passages with saline solution may improve symptoms, study says

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Your Dentist
man in the dentists chair

Your oral health can give clues about sleep apnea.

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Worsen Asthma?

Study found association, but not cause-and-effect

Concussion Study Shows Player Hits Most Damaging

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

How to Teach Empathy to Selfie-Loving Kids
friends taking selfie

Have reality TV and social media promoted a rise in narcissism and a loss of empathy in children?

5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Docs Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

Will Testosterone Rev You Up or Stall You Out?
man flexing

Testosterone replacement therapy may not be the fountain of youth for aging men.

How to Find Help for Your Anxious Child
depressed teen boy

Treatment can change the world for your child with anxiety -- you just have to find the right therapy.

1st Woman-to-Man Sexual Zika Transmission Reported

Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

PTSD Goes Beyond the Battlefield
depressed man

Anyone can have posttraumatic stress disorder, not just war vets.

Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging
mri scan of human brain

Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests.


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Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil
Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife. These findings were released with a word of caution, saying "the obtained data will require additional studies in order to assess the potential participation of Culex in the spread of Zika and its role in the epidemic."
Zika in Florida: 2nd possible non-travel case investigated
Health officials are investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Broward County, Florida, the Florida Department of Health said Thursday.
First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced
In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was male-to-female or male-to-male.
What you need to know about Zika
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading around the globe. Researchers are learning new information about the virus every day. Here is the latest news and research.
Could a man race against a horse and win?
Humans have been chasing animals for their entire existence. Racing against them wasn't a matter of sport, but necessity, as our ancestors simply needed the food.
Devastating accident inspires man to run half-marathon
On the morning of January 28, 2014, freezing rain and snow glazed the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, bringing chaos to a city unaccustomed to those conditions. Schools shut down, businesses closed and residents frantically tried to make their way home, leading to gridlock on the roads.
Most U.S. beers to get calorie and ingredient labels
The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importers is to fasten new labels on all their cans and bottles by the end of 2020, said the Beer Institute. However, the new labels should begin appearing immediately.
Millions of galaxies spotted
Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.
Prince Harry follows Diana's footsteps to fight AIDS
In 1987, a photograph of Princess Diana shaking the hand of a man with AIDS helped to break down stigma around the illness. Nearly 30 years later, Prince Harry is highlighting the need to continue fighting the stigma persisting around today's AIDS epidemic, particularly among teenagers.
Are you too old to ride roller coasters?
Some people have to miss the fun at amusement parks because they're too short or too tall, but can you be too old?
Reading is good for your health
Reading fiction isn't merely escapism, it can improve your emotional intelligence and lead to having a happier and healthier life.
What parents need to know about Pokemon Go
If your kids are playing Pokemon Go, here is what you need to know as a parent.
Study: Neti pots really do help chronic sinusitis
Using a neti pot with a salt solution can eliminate some symptoms of chronic sinusitis, new research found. In fact, the study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed patients who used this old-school technique were able to maintain positive results over a six month period.
'X' shape in Milky Way confirmed via Twitter
When astronomer Dustin Lang tweeted out some galaxy maps he made using publicly available data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) in 2015, he wasn't expecting for them to lead to a new way of looking at our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Where's Waldo? Uplifting patients at children's hospital
A hospital is never a fun place to be -- especially for kids.
Scientists get closer to creating real-life invisibility cloak
The world doesn't have a "Harry Potter"-like invisibility cloak quite yet, but various research teams around the world have been making progress in figuring out how to build one.
Charlize Theron: Racism, homophobia spread HIV
The actress discusses her experiences with HIV/AIDS and why she cares so much about ending the AIDS epidemic, particularly among teenagers.
When bad news gets to be too much
Maybe it happened after Orlando or San Bernardino or Dallas, or when attacks in France, Brussels, Iraq and other corners of the world happened in such quick succession; there was no time for one trauma to disperse among the Facebook mourners before the next took over. Maybe it was way earlier, after Sandy Hook or Charleston.
Just a giant collection of Pokemon Go stories
Y'all, Pokemon Go has been out for just over a week and it has already inspired enough craziness and hot takes to last us until the end of time. If we wrote about every single funny tweet or poor sap who fell in a lake while trying to catch a Rattata (not worth it), we would never sleep.
Everything you wanted to know about Pokémon GO
So everyone is shuffling around furiously swiping at their phones and bragging about their Vaporeon and you're just sitting here like "What's a Pokéball?"
Why is it so hard to let our kids fail?
There is no question that one of the most difficult things about being a parent is letting our children stumble, fail, make mistakes.
The benefits of a high-fat Mediterranean diet
Screen violence -- real and fictional -- harmful for kids
Recent violence in the news may have a harmful impact on children, experts say.
Is porn a 'public health crisis'?
Experts weigh in on whether pornography should be labeled as a "public health crisis."
Pros and cons of coloring books, for adults and kids
Some experts agree that while coloring may be beneficial for mindfulness and reducing stress, it's probably better to draw to boost creativity.
Cats, the ultimate public health weapon
Chicago is trying an old fashioned solution to get rid of their rat problem. With rat problems up 67%, cats may be the answer.
How to stop being annoyed by life
The key to robbing frustration of its oxygen is perspective. Here's how to get some, quick.
No THC in Colorado town's water, new tests show
A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all.
Chinese scientists to conduct first ever human gene-editing trial
Chinese scientists will become the first in the world to inject people with cells modified using gene-editing technology in a groundbreaking clinical trial next month.
New brain map identifies 97 previously unknown regions
A new 21st Century map of the human brain contains 180 distinct areas in each hemisphere, including 97 previously undiscovered territories, research published Wednesday in the journal Nature revealed. It's not quite Google Maps, but the new optic still provides the most detailed understanding of the cerebral cortex to date, based on the freshest data from the latest technologies.

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