Latest by Diane Domina

Miscarriage Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Two categories of women more likely to develop heart disease: Those who experience pregnancy loss and don’t have children and women have five or more children.

U.S. Metabolic Health Rates Are 'Alarmingly Low'

Just 12 percent of Americans are metabolically healthy, even if they aren’t overweight, increasing their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other problems.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Pose a Greater Risk for Women

Women with sleep apnea are at higher risk for heart problems related to the sleep disorder than men with sleep apnea. Snoring is a common sign of OSA.

Autism May Affect as Many as 1 in 40 U.S. Kids

Results of a nationwide survey of parents suggest autism spectrum disorders affect about 2.5 percent of children — 1.5 million kids — in the United States.

The Income-Weight Link: Men vs. Women

According to a Gallup survey, income is closely tied to body weight in both men and women in the United States, but in completely different ways.

Want to Lessen the Effects of Aging? Work on Your Endurance

Endurance exercises like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing can help reduce the effects of aging compared to weight-training exercises.

Victims of Domestic Abuse Benefit From Specialized Support

Women who have experienced domestic abuse can benefit from special psychological support provided by trained advocates, according to a study.

Steer Clear of Romaine Lettuce: An E. Coli Outbreak

The CDC is advising consumers not to eat romaine lettuce due to a multi-state outbreak of food poisoning caused by E. coli and linked to the produce.

Are You Worried About the Security of Your Personal Health Info?

When it comes to personal health information, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies — not hackers — are responsible for most security breaches.

Certain Heart Attack Risk Factors Affect Women More Than Men

A study published in the BMJ suggests the effects of heart-related risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, and smoking differ between men and women.