Latest by Diane Domina

Secondhand Smoke Still Kills Tens of Thousands Every Year

About 58 million non-smokers in the United States are exposed to dangerous secondhand smoke each year, according to a report from the CDC.

Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

African-American women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experience higher rates of recurrence and mortality than white women.

Stroke Recovery: Antidepressant May Not Be Beneficial

Results of a study suggest an antidepressant commonly prescribed to reduce disability after a stroke may not improve functional outcomes overall.

Study Links Air Pollution to a Higher Risk of Miscarriage

A study published in Fertility and Sterility suggests short-term exposure to high levels of air pollution increases miscarriage risk.

Distracted Driving Laws Help Prevent Motorcycle Fatalities

Laws restricting the use of cell phones and other handheld devices while driving have reduced deaths in motorcycle crashes significantly, according to a study.

Does Your Weight Affect Your Risk of Flu Complications?

People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.

Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

Why Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Bad for Your Health

Repeatedly losing and gaining extra pounds — yo-yo dieting or weight cycling — is linked to a number of negative health effects and a higher risk of death.

Health Agencies Report a Global Spike in Measles Cases

According to a report from the Measles and Rubella Initiative, the number of measles cases surged in 2017, resulting in an estimated 110,000 deaths worldwide.