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Flu Season Raged Over Thanksgiving

Flu Season Raged Over Thanksgiving

The CDC reports that hospitalizations for confirmed flu cases nearly doubled during Thanksgiving week.

Loving a Fake Person: Redefining Romance for the Virtual Age

Loving a Fake Person: Redefining Romance for the Virtual Age

A team of scientists in Japan hope to pioneer a new field exploring how romance with a virtual being could impact mental health and relationships in the real world.

How Neuromyelitis Optica Progressed for Me

How Neuromyelitis Optica Progressed for Me

A woman with NMO and a doctor who treats it talk about what it’s like to live with the rare disease.

Few Americans Understand Alcohol

Few Americans Understand Alcohol's Impact on Cancer Risk: Survey

Alcohol increases the risk of cancer, but some Americans think it does the opposite, a new study shows.

'Something Good' After Tragic Loss: Donating Brain Cancer Tissue

Families of children with brain cancer are often unaware of the option of postmortem tissue donation, and many have expressed resentment that they had not been informed.

Your (Afro-Textured) Hair Is Beautiful: The Trauma of Texturism

Your (Afro-Textured) Hair Is Beautiful: The Trauma of Texturism

In our new docu-series “Color by WebMD: WebMD’s Exploration of Race and Mental Health,” we’ll be diving into texturism and its impact on many Black and Latino people. We’ll also look at ways to gain more appreciation for your naturally beautiful coils and curls.

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Currently, FDA policy does not allow blood donation from men who have had sex with other men in the past three months.

I Have Type 2 Diabetes – Here’s What I Eat in a Week

I Have Type 2 Diabetes – Here’s What I Eat in a Week

“What do you eat?” I hear this question a lot – both from people who have type 2 diabetes and from those who don’t. To answer, I documented ...

Advances in Handling Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

Advances in Handling Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

An expert in treatment-resistant depression shares successful treatment strategies doctors can try to help with TRD.

Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression: One Person

Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression: One Person's Story

Learn how someone with treatment-resistant depression used therapy, community, and self-advocacy to help manage her condition.

Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

A new study finds Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers.

AI ‘Simulants’ Could Save Time and Money on New Medications

AI ‘Simulants’ Could Save Time and Money on New Medications

Second in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care.