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Trendy Craft Beers: What’s Really on Tap?

Here’s what you need to know before you sip craft beer.

Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

Top 10 Causes of Death in the U.S.

The death rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2014, but heart disease and cancer were still the top two causes of death.

Who's Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

They're more likely to be better educated, wealthier and older, study finds

U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

3 Treatments May Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S.

Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

Clinics Selling Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'

Study identifies hot spots around the country

Breast Cancer Gene Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

Dogs May Spot Low Blood Sugar in Diabetics: Study

Dogs May Spot Low Blood Sugar in Diabetics: Study

Epilepsy Medications: Finding the Right Drug to Control Seizures

In the past 15 years, the number of epilepsy drugs available has more than doubled. Learn how to find the right epilepsy medication for controlling your seizures.

Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

Heart disease tends to develop earlier than it does in women, researchers say

This Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

Zika Brain Damage May Occur Without Microcephaly

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

Organ damage improved in 60 percent of patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis

Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam

Independent panel of U.S. experts finds 'insufficient' evidence of worth

Testosterone Rx May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives

Gel hormone treatment led to improved libido and sexual function, study finds

Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries
joe biden at cancer moonshot summit

Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper.

This May Help Protect Men Against Diabetes

Too much, too little lowered body's ability to break down sugar, but that was not the case for women

Mosquito Repellents -- What Works?

There are no shortages of candles, sprays, and oils to keep mosquitoes away. But WebMD asks which ones really work?

Surgery for sleep apnea

What are your surgical options for sleep apnea? WebMD explains.

Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

Can You Reverse Hearing Loss?
doctor talking to woman

Many types of hearing loss are reversible. Is yours? WebMD explains.

Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients

Depression in these cases may be caused by biological changes from the disease itself, researcher says

'Hacking' a Diabetes Cure?
man viewing ekg on smartphone

At least 85 people and counting are managing their type 1 diabetes with an artificial pancreas system they built themselves.

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

Pat Summitt's Death And Early Alzheimer's

Legendary coach's final role: fighting the brain disease

Diabetes Complications: Know the Symptoms

Take note of these red flags and learn what to do.

Are You In Diabetes Denial?

5 steps to accept and manage your condition.

Summer Travel Smarts for Diabetes

What to pack and how to prep for your trip.

Spice Up Your Grill With Global Flavors

A healthy take on tastes from around the world.

Choose Fruit Wisely When You Have Diabetes

Even natural sweetness can bump up your blood sugar.

Your Well-Timed Diabetes Workout

Find the time of day that works best with your lifestyle.

Ask the Expert: Summer Heat and Diabetes Control

Heat, especially extreme heat, is hard for anyone to tolerate. It’s especially hard on people with diabetes.

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

But more research needed before recommending methylene blue to those with memory loss, scientist says

Ikea Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over Danger

Ikea Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over Danger

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work

Study found monitoring program in Maine was only used by 56 percent of pharmacists

Can Neurofeedback Treat ADHD Symptoms?

A look at neurofeedback as a treatment for kids who have ADHD.

Parenting Mistakes With Grade-Schoolers: Overscheduling, Bullying, Weight, and More

Are you guilty of these 7 common parenting mistakes? WebMD explains how to correct things like overscheduling your kids, ignoring weight gain, and much more.

Parenting Preschoolers: 8 Mistakes Raising 3-5 Year Olds
young girl playing

WebMD discusses 8 common mistakes parents make in raising their 3 to 5 year olds, from playtime to whining and much more.

When Your Child's ADHD Affects You as a Couple

WebMD talks to experts about how parents can keep their child's ADHD from harming their own relationship.

BP Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

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As firework laws relax, injuries increase
Fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. But as entertaining as consumer fireworks are, they're responsible for many injuries.
NFL player who lost part of his hand appears in fireworks safety PSA
Fireworks are fun, but mangling your hand -- or any body part, really -- is hardly worth the few seconds of lights and sounds you get in return.
How to safely enjoy fireworks
With high temperature across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting hit with rain.
Dad hilariously re-creates daughter's sexy selfies
A Washington dad copies his teen daughter's online selfies to add humor to parenting.
Butter not as bad as you thought
There's little to no link between butter and chronic disease, but it's not exactly good for your health.
Analysis finds hundreds of U.S. clinics selling unapproved stem cell treatments
Most people think experimental medical procedures are being done elsewhere, perhaps in countries where lawlessness or less supervision rule. However, two researchers who conducted a keyword-based Internet search and analysis discovered 351 businesses selling stem cell interventions from 570 American-based clinics.
Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products
It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.
Why men might underestimate women's sex drive
Most men may be missing the mark when it comes to gauging women's interest in sex.
How to tell if someone is lying
What were you doing between 10 and 11am yesterday morning?
Deaf 'Dancing with the Stars' winner couldn't hear the music
When Nyle DiMarco was asked to join season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars," he almost turned down the opportunity.
Don't get burned: Are you using sunscreen right?
Still not wearing your sunscreen? Here are a few good reasons to start: Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. It's also the most preventable, says Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU and Vice President of the Skin Care Foundation Dr. Elizabeth Hale, since regular use of sunscreen is one of the most effective prevention strategies around. What's more: 90 percent of skin damage (aka premature skin aging) is caused by UV exposure, says Hale. And (you guessed it) regularly wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways to stave off this wear and tear.
Opening up a world of art for the blind with 3-D technology
3D Photoworks creates tactile art for the blind to experience in museums
Is your hand sanitizer safe? The FDA wants to know
The FDA requested scientific evidence that hand sanitizers are safe and effective, especially for children and pregnant women, when used daily.
Be kind to your colon with less-invasive screenings, panel advises
An influential panel has added some choices, aiming to get more Americans screened for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
Thousands of kids hurt annually on amusement rides
More than 4,000 children are hurt on amusement rides every year in the United States, most during summer months.
Surprising summer threats to your dog
Summertime means fun in the sun, and dog owners often include their pets in outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, camping and running in the park or even on the beach.
Stem cell study for ALS patients shows promise and pain
Stem cell research can run the gamut from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to hucksters in lab coats making a buck off desperate, seriously ill people. The results of one new study may be less than hoped for, but the science is sound: The study concluded that injecting stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is safe in most, though not all, cases. Unfortunately, the procedure provided no benefit to patients, though it caused substantial pain to two of the study participants.
How to train yourself to become a morning exerciser
You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up -- a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there's a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the morning.
To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap
Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.
'Milestones' may hold clues to child's future cognitive skills
New research links a baby's motor milestones with cognitive development later in life.
How to keep girls in the game after puberty
With half of girls quitting sports by age 17, according to a new survey sponsored by Always, what can be done to keep more girls in the game?
Why do so many pop stars die young?
Is being a superstar incompatible with a long, healthy life? Are there certain conditions that are more likely to cause a star's demise?
Hundreds workout on flight deck of USS Intrepid
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but can push-ups do the same?
Girls fight eating disorders together
Behind the front doors of a therapeutic facility in Poland, young women are possessed by the voice of "Ana," as many anorexia patients call the illness.
General Mills expands flour recall over E. coli outbreak
General Mills announced Friday that it is expanding its voluntary flour recall.
When instinct said 'run away,' officer pushed through flames to help
When President Barack Obama awarded Los Angeles Police Officer Donald Thompson the Medal of Valor in May, the 6-foot-1 commander in chief had to stand on his tiptoes to hang the medal around the neck of the 6-foot-7 hero.
Effects of malaria vaccine fade over time
The world's first malaria vaccine becomes less effective as time passes, a study showed, especially among children living in areas with high rates of disease.
What's the No. 1 killer of Americans?
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer, followed by cancer. But the CDC has good news about mortality in the U.S.
Americans devote almost 11 hours a day to screen time
The time we spend consuming media has jumped by one hour a day since last year, a new Nielsen report shows.
Antarctic ozone layer is gradually healing, researchers find
The Antarctic ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, shows encouraging signs that it's beginning to heal, according to research published in the journal Science.

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