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Probiotics Benefits May Include Healthier Skin

Probiotics Benefits May Include Healthier Skin

By Chris Tepedino July 10, 2014

Some early studies suggest that consuming probiotics in food or dietary supplements might help or prevent certain skin conditions, according to LiveScience. The benefit of consuming probiotics is that they introduce healthy bacteria into the gut, reducing inflammation, which causes …

Mom Checks WebMD to Treat Son’s Gunshot Wound Mom Checks WebMD to Treat Son’s Gunshot Wound

A Houston woman has been charged with one count of injury to a child with intent to commit bodily injury, a felony, after waiting seven hours to take her son (aged 14) to the hospital after he suffered a gunshot …

WebMD Q1 Reports Exceeds Analyst Projections WebMD Q1 Reports Exceeds Analyst Projections

With a built-in audience of millions of hypochondriacs, health information services site WebMD has posted a Q1 earnings report that was slighly better than analyst projections. WebMD, which also hosts information on pet health, posted a revenue of $106.9 million, …

WebMD Becomes More Social

WebMD has launched WebMD Health Exchange, a new health social networking platform.

WebMD Health exchange allows people to connect with health experts and other WebMD members to share experiences, discuss personal challenges, and receive answers and support.

Amazon.com Tops In Brand Trust In U.S.

Amazon.com is the top performing brand in the U.S. based on "trust" and "recommendation," according to a new report from Milward Brown.

The report titled "Beyond Trust: Engaging Consumers in the Post-Recession World" was conducted in partnership with The Futures Company and introduces "TrustR," a new metric for understanding the relationship between consumers and brands.

WebMD Launches Site Focused On Pet Health
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Health information site WebMD has launched a site focusing on the care of peoples’ pets.

WebMD Healthy Pets provides pet owners with health information to help their pets live healthier lives.

Nielsen Looks at Traffic to Medical Sites
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People often turn to the Internet for information about illnesses and treatments. Many put off going to the doctor as long as possible just because they don’t find it enjoyable. Many others simply can’t afford to go to the doctor because of a lack of health insurance or plans that still end up costing them too much in co-pays anyway.

Health Information Sites See Rapid Growth
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Online health information sites have grown 21 percent as a category in the past year, more than four times the growth rate of the entire U.S. Internet population according to a new study from comScore.

WebMD Health continues to be in the top position of the category with 17.3 million visitors in July, up three percent over a year ago. Three other health networks increased the overall growth of the category, each pulling in more than ten million visitors.

WebMD Lowers Revenue, Income Expectations

It’s more than a little ironic, but WebMD isn’t looking too healthy; the company has cut its 2008 financial outlook.  On the bright side, there’s a possibility that this is only WebMD’s problem, as opposed to something representative of the online economy.

Are Health Blogs Bad For You?

There was a time when certain professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, did not advertise in a general way. In some arenas, advertising was looked down upon and considered to be below the standard. In others, particularly the law, advertising specific services was illegal. Once the ban on television advertisements was lifted, there were some lawyers who ventured forth to test the waters. Naturally, they were shunned by peers, relegated to the same category as ambulance chasers. That is, until the peers saw how the advertisements paid off in a very big way.

Purchase Of WebMD May Not Take Place

Whether it’s a matter of strange planetary alignments, something in the air, or our wobbly economy, it’s hard to say, but in any event, these past few days haven’t been great for acquisitions.  The latest one to look ill is the proposed takeover of WebMD by HLTH Corporation.

Yahoo Signs Big Ad And Search Deals

Yahoo’s been busy lately – in addition to announcing its third quarter financial results, the company has sealed deals with Cars.com, Forbes.com, Ziff Davis Media, and WebMD.

Health Web Sites See Healthy Traffic
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Health related Web sites remain popular. An average of 55.3 million U.S. Internet users visited health information Web sites each month during the first quarter of 2007. That is a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2006, according to comScore.

Use Google As a Verb, You Must Get Spanked

Google’s stepping-up its efforts to stop people from using “google” as a verb. They’ve posted a correct useage guide on the official Google blog, in an attempt to gently persuade people to not use Google incorrectly.