Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease RA? By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Oral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests. “Women with inflammatory arthritis who were currently using oral contraceptives or […]

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Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cig Dangers to Kids By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many parents don’t understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates. The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which makes it […]

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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

Obesity May Be Tied to Greater Risk of Stillbirth By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers […]

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Drink Water Before Meals to Lose Weight?

Aug. 28, 2015 — Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests. The results of the small study need to be confirmed in bigger trials, though, say the researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. The study team recruited 84 […]

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Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Good to Know is a new feature that allows members of the community to answer questions from WebMD experts, doctors, staff, and other community members. We’re testing this new feature and we’d like your feedback. From: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20150828/bread-recall?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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11 Possible Heart Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it?  Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, […]

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Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis […]

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Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, […]

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Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women

This May Lower Fracture Odds in Older Women By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, […]

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Most Don’t Need ‘Bridging’ When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Need ‘Bridging’ if You Stop Warfarin Temporarily? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug — and they may even […]

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