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Coal Miners Facing New Wave of Black Lung Disease

May 27, 2018

Over 46 years, more than 4,600 coal miners were diagnosed with black lung. Half of the cases occurred since 2000, the data showed. WebMD Health

How to Survive Snake Season, Even if You Get Bit

The CDC estimates that as many as 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the U.S. each year. Such bites are rarely fatal. They ...

Little Follow-Up for Many Concussion Patients

The findings, published online May 25 in JAMA Network Open,  are based on a sample of 831 patients who went to a top-level trauma center ...

Obesity Might Help When Infection Strikes

If you’re in the hospital suffering from an infectious disease, you’re half as likely to die if you’re overweight or obese, Danish researchers report. WebMD ...

Low-Fat Diet Tied to Better Breast Cancer Survival

Data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study had already found that women who ate a low-fat diet were at lower odds of developing more ...

Study Says Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain

In the study, patients who used any of a dozen common antidepressants were 21 percent more likely than others to put on an extra 5 ...

FDA Takes Action Against Teething Products, Makers

The FDA previously warned consumers about the risks of benzocaine, which includes a risk of developing a disease known as methemoglobinemia, which can raise the ...

Mediterranean Diet Most Popular on U.S. Coasts

People on the West Coast and in the Northeast have been quick to embrace this healthy eating plan. But it has yet to catch on ...

A Pill Will Protect You From Sun? No Way, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to companies marketing supplements that they claim will counter the effects of the sun’s ...

Adding Blue Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection

Spotting polyps during a colonoscopy can be tricky, particularly when they’re flat or small (under 5 millimeters), one expert in the United States said. WebMD ...

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