Latest by Diane Domina

Doctor questions diagnosis.
Diagnosis

Fibromyalgia: Misdiagnosis Rates Are High

There’s disagreement between fibromyalgia diagnoses in the U.S and established diagnostic criteria for the condition — many people told they have it may not.

Woman celebrating weight loss on a scale.
Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass: A Silver Bullet for Diabetes Remission?

About three-fourths of people with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced remission of their diabetes within a year.

Senior man getting MRI scan.
Diagnosis

An Algorithm That Can Identify High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Researchers have been working on a tool that can identify low- and high-risk prostate cancer more accurately.

Man smoking pot.

Smoke Pot and Maybe You'll Boost Your Sperm Production

Men who’ve smoked pot in the past or currently smoke marijuana have higher concentrations of sperm than men haven’t smoked pot, say researchers.

Car crash.
Risk Factors

Driving High: The Link Between Pot and Traffic Deaths

Is legalized marijuana having a negative an impact on traffic safety in the United States? Researchers conducted a study to find out.

Chlamydia sexually transmitted infection.
Treatment

A Novel Chlamydia Treatment Shows Promise

Researchers say they’ve developed a new way to treat chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) — the most common bacterial STI (sexually transmitted infection).

Woman's abdomen, female reproductive tract.
Treatment

Ovarian Cysts: 'Watchful Waiting' or Surgery?

Women with non-cancerous (benign) ovarian cysts that don’t cause symptoms may not require surgery to remove them, suggests a study.

Couple watching television at home on couch.
Risk Factors

Could Watching TV Raise Your Colon Cancer Risk?

There may be a link between early-onset colorectal cancer — colon or rectal cancer diagnosed before age 50 — and time spent sitting and watching television.

Woman getting healthy food from the fridge.
Symptoms

Eat Well to Ease Mental Health Symptoms

Researchers found evidence that weight loss and better nutrition can positively affect mental health and ease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Coronary arteries.
Medication

Psoriasis Medicine May Lower Heart Disease Risk

In people with psoriasis — a chronic skin condition — biologics may help prevent heart disease, according to an observational study.