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Infection
Brain-Eating Amoeba FAQ
Brain-eating amoebas have killed three young Americans this summer. What is this scary bug? How does it get to the brain? Where is it, and how can you avoid it? WebMD answers these and other questions.
Bacteria Are Hard to Avoid in Public Bathrooms
Public restrooms are often filled with infection-causing bacteria, a study shows.
Study: Kids Are Getting Too Many Antibiotics
Too many kids are still getting antibiotic prescriptions for colds, viral sore throats, and other illnesses that don't require or respond to antibiotics, a study suggests.
Rapid Blood Test Identifies Infection Type
A rapid blood test that distinguishes between viral and bacterial infection in less than two hours could prove to be a useful weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance.
Back Pain
Whiplash: What Predicts Recovery?
Whiplash: What Predicts Recovery? Pain Level, State of Mind Important; Neck Collars Not Helpful, Research Shows WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD...
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms WebMD Health News By Peter Russell Reviewed by Farah Ahmed, MD More from WebMD Hands-On Treatment May Help Low Back Pain Acute Back Pain:...
Hands-On Treatment May Help Low Back Pain
Hands-On Treatment May Help Low Back Pain Medscape Medical News More from WebMD Acute Back Pain: Spine Therapy No Help Ozone May Help Herniated Disc Pain FDA Finds Mold, Germs...
Experimental Treatment May Help Relieve Back Pain
Experimental Treatment May Help Relieve Back Pain Study Shows Injections of Ozone Helped Treat People With Back Pain Due to a Herniated Disc WebMD Health News By Charlene Laino Reviewed...
Allergies
Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides
Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides WebMD Medical News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Christmas Trees: Source of Indoor Mold? Hot Water Removes Allergens...
Get First Cat as Adult, Double Allergy Risk
Get First Cat as Adult, Double Allergy Risk Cat Allergy Risk Lower in Adults Who Had Cats as Kids WebMD Medical News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Louise Chang,...
Food Allergies in Kids More Common Than Thought
Food Allergies in Kids More Common Than Thought Survey Shows 8% of Children Under Age 18 Are Allergic to at Least 1 Food WebMD Medical News By Brenda Goodman, MA...
How to Manage Food Allergies in Children
How to Manage Food Allergies in Children New Guidelines to Help Parents, Pediatricians, and School Officials Cope With Kids’ Food Allergies WebMD Medical News By Katrina Woznicki Reviewed by Laura...
New Food Allergy Guidelines Out
New Food Allergy Guidelines Out Comprehensive Guidelines Aim to Help Doctors Diagnose, Treat Food Allergies WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD...
Allergy Pill Allegra To Be Sold Over the Counter
Allergy Pill Allegra to Be Sold Over the Counter FDA OK's OTC Sale of Popular Antihistamine WebMD Medical News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More...
Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids
Low Vitamin D Linked to Allergy Risk in Kids Study Shows Greater Risk of Allergies for Kids and Adolescents Who Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D WebMD Medical News By Bill...
Birth Order May Affect Risk of Allergies
Birth Order May Affect Risk of Allergies Study Suggests First-Born Children Are More Likely to Have Allergies WebMD Medical News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More...
Xolair May Treat Milk Allergy in Kids
Xolair May Treat Milk Allergy in Kids Study Shows Xolair May Be Effective for Children Who Are Severely Allergic to Milk WebMD Medical News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by...
Worst Cities for Spring Allergies
Worst Cities for Spring Allergies Knoxville Tops List of Worst Cities for Spring Allergy Sufferers WebMD Medical News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD...
Lung Disease
Beta-Blockers May Help COPD Patients
Beta-Blockers May Help COPD Patients Medication May Cut Respiratory Flare-ups in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More...
COPD Patients May Be Overtreated With Steroids
COPD Patients May Be Overtreated With Steroids Study Shows Lower-Dose Steroid Treatment May Be as Effective as High-Dose WebMD Medical News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
Frequent Flare-Ups a Worse COPD Type?
Frequent Flare-Ups a Worse COPD Type? Even in Milder COPD, Frequent Exacerbations May Mean Worse Disease Type WebMD Medical News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...
COPD Patients May Have Risk of Shingles
COPD Patients May Have Risk of Shingles Researchers Suggest People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Get Shingles Vaccine WebMD Medical News By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD...

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