Latest by Diane Domina

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Statins Can Lower Heart Risks in People Over 75 Too

According to an analysis of 28 clinical trials, statins lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, even in people over 75.

Could Fasting Boost Your Metabolism?

Fasting — putting the body into “starvation mode” — can increase metabolic activity, produce antioxidants, and reverse some effects of aging, suggests a study.

FDA Issues Warning About Blood Thinner Test Strips

The FDA is warning that certain test strips used with medical devices to monitor blood levels of warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) may provide inaccurate results.