Latest by Diane Domina

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

Hidden Risks of Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is a potentially serious complication, but what does gestational diabetes mean for a woman’s health down the road?

Quit Smoking, Gain Weight, Don't Worry

The health benefits of quitting smoking outweigh the adverse effects of putting on weight as a result of quitting, says the American Heart Association (AHA).

Can You Feed Your Family on $25 Per Day?

Even with careful meal planning, serving healthy meals to a family of four costs about $25 a day, which for many low-income U.S. families is not affordable.

Fertility Risk at Home for Men — and Their Dogs

Chemical contaminants could be playing a key role in soaring, worldwide male infertility rates. Even dogs are more infertile than before.

'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.

Resist Type 2 Diabetes With Lunges, Sit-Ups, and Push-Ups

If you have prediabetes, take steps to reduce your type 2 diabetes risk. But what kind of exercise best? Resistance training seems to be the way to go.

What's Making Your Zika Risk Spike?

What does climate change have to do with the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes? Quite a bit according to results of a study in Nature Microbiology.

Aspirin and Blood Thinners: A Dangerous Combo

An alarming number of people taking a blood thinner like warfarin also take aspirin without being directed to do so by their health care provider

Why Your Kids Should Absolutely Get The Measles Vaccine

Despite the loud clamor that continues from the “antivaxxer” community, another study confirms that vaccines don’t cause autism and don't trigger autism.