Latest by Diane Domina

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

Too Few Follow Up After Colonoscopy

If you're diagnosed with benign growths or polyps during a colonoscopy, be sure to follow up as recommended, or you could be at higher risk for colon cancer.

Depression Can Raise A-Fib Risk

Research suggests people with depression have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation or a-fib, a heart rhythm disorder puts you at higher risk for stroke.

Don't Gobble: Raw Turkey Products Recalled

The CDC, USDA, and public health officials in a number of states are investigating an outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw turkey products.

What Causes Age-Related Rises in Blood Pressure?

A Western diet of processed foods and added salt is a primary cause of the blood pressure increases typically seen with age in developed areas of the world.

FDA Approves New Med for Travelers' Diarrhea

The FDA approved rifamycin to treat travelers’ diarrhea, the most common travel-related illness that affects up to 40 percent of travelers worldwide each year.

Food Allergy Safety Tips for Dining Out

For people with food allergies, restaurant dining often means using a number of strategies to avoid a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

Cold, Dark Climates Raise Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Risk

People who live in colder areas of the world that get less sunlight tend to drink more alcohol and have a higher risk of alcohol-related liver diseases.

A Closer Look at the Effects of Social Media on Body Image

Ways young women interact with images of others online often have a negative effect on their feelings about themselves and their bodies, according to a study.

Cut Carbs, Burn More Calories?

A study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests low-carb diets increase the number of calories burned and improve weight loss over time.