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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.

Woman who is feeling dizzy.
Nutrition

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

Woman shopping for produce.

Don't Panic Over Pesticides in Produce: Here's What's OK to Eat

The latest edition of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide includes a “clean 15” list of fruits and veggies, as well as a “dirty dozen” list.

Mammogram.
Mammogram

Is Your Breast Tissue Actually Dense? It May Depends on the Test Used, Your Race, and Your Weight

Women who undergo 3-D or synthetic mammography are less likely than those who have standard digital mammograms to be identified as having higher breast density.

woman in hospital recovering
Treatment

Women Beat Men When It Comes to Recovering After Trauma

In cases of severe trauma — falls, accidents, assaults — women tend to have higher survival rates than men. But the reason for this is unknown.

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Medication

'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

Flowered coffee cup on table.

Merely SEEING Your Favorite Coffee Cup Can Perk You Up

Just catching a glimpse of something that reminds of you coffee can make you feel more alert and attentive, according to a study.

Woman at the dentist.
Risk Factors

Poor Oral Health Linked to Pancreatic Cancer in African-American Women

Tooth loss and gum infections like periodontitis put African American women at higher risk for cancer of the pancreas, suggest researchers at Boston University.

Boxes of statin drugs.
Medication

Over Half of Eligible Patients Aren't Offered a Statin

Nearly 59 percent of American adults who meet guidelines for statin therapy to lower cholesterol say their physicians hadn’t given them a statin option.

Red meat in grocery store case.
Nutrition

Don't Bring Home the Bacon: Small Amounts of Meat Raise Death Risk

It doesn’t take much red meat or cured, smoked, or salted meats like ham, bacon, and salami to put you at risk for heart disease and death.