Icon WebMD Expert Blogs

WebMD's editorial staff on the latest news from the world of health.


The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, review, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have... Expand

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Top News Stories: September 9-13

Red Wine

Non-alcoholic wine boosts heart health, toxic cleaning products, marijuana linked to testicular cancer, and more of this week’s top news stories.

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart Health
No need to reach for the pinot if you’re looking for a heart-health boost: a study published in Circulation Research shows that non-alcoholic red wine may be more effective than regular wine at lowering blood pressure in men who are at high risk for a heart attack. Read more

Breakthrough Changes Thinking About DNA
A massive research effort has uncovered the extremely complex method behind how the genome works and found that what had once been considered “junk” DNA plays an important role. Read more

Many Cleaning Products Said to Contain Toxins
The Environmental Working Group has released a report stating that many common household cleaning products contain toxic substances linked to asthma, allergic reactions, cancer, and a host of other health problems. Read more

Smoking Marijuana Tied to Testicular Cancer
Men who have smoked marijuana have been found to be twice as likely to get an aggressive form of testicular cancer than those who abstained, according to a recent study. Read more

Acupuncture Pain Relief is Real
Though some may scoff at ‘alternative’ remedies such as acupuncture, the relief it offers from chronic pain is real, though somewhat modest. Read more

Photo: Stockbyte

Posted by: WebMD Blogs at 6:23 am


Leave a comment

Subscribe & Stay Informed

WebMD Daily

Get your daily dose of healthy living, diet, exercise and health news from WebMD!


WebMD Health News