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Risk Factors

Love Really Hot Tea? You May Not After You Read This

A study published in the International Journal of Cancer gets more detailed about exactly how hot tea has to be to increase esophageal cancer risk.

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Doctor & Patient

What Are Your Biggest Fears as a Patient?

For the second year in a row, diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records top the list of patient safety concerns.

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Medication

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep All Doctors Away

Aspirin therapy is no longer recommended to lower risk of heart attack and stroke in healthy older adults, according to new guidelines.

Man with chest pain.
Healthy Aging

Good News! Heart Attack Rates Are Down and Survival Rates Are Up

Since the mid-1990s, fewer Americans are having heart attacks each year and more of those who do are surviving, according to a Yale University study in JAMA.

Senior man at dentist.
Dental Oral Care

From Your Mouth to Your Brain: The Gum Disease-Dementia Link

People with chronic periodontitis that can lead to tooth loss have a 6 percent higher risk of dementia than people who don’t have gum disease.

Young woman looking at prescription medication.
Medication

Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

Welder.
Risk Factors

Heavy Metal: Manganese Exposure Raises Parkinson's Risk

A recent study provides new information about how exposure to the industrial metal manganese can contribute to Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

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Family Health

Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

Man napping at his desk.
Healthy Aging

The Napper’s Advantage: Lower Blood Pressure

Napping has blood pressure benefits similar to other lifestyle changes, like cutting down on sodium or alcohol, according to the American College of Cardiology.

Young woman trying to remember something.
Memory Loss

Which Is Easier on Your Brain, Forgetting or Remembering?

If you’re of a certain age, you may find it hard to believe that forgetting something takes more mental effort — more brain power — than trying to remember it.