Latest by Diane Domina

Fish Oil and Vitamin D May Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, But Only in Some

In a large study evaluating the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements on heart disease and cancer risk, researchers found few benefits.

Why Grieving Spouses Who Can't Sleep May Have More Health Problems

Research shows that stressful situations such as the loss of a loved one can lead to chronic inflammation and result in serious adverse effects on health.

Could Zinc Deficiency In Utero Lead to Autism?

Autism has been linked to genetic and environmental factors, such as zinc deficiency. A new study provides more information about the zinc-autism connection.

FDA Expected to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

According to a report in The Washington Post, the FDA is likely to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette, or vaping, products in convenience stores.

Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

Should You Use At-Home HPV Tests?

Mail-in, at-home kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection do help improve cervical cancer screening, according to this study.

Singing May Lessen Parkinson’s Symptoms, Study Shows

Data from a pilot study suggests singing may lessen the effects of stress, improve mood, and have a beneficial effect on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients.

How Coffee Protects the Brain

Researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto have identified some ways that coffee supports cognitive function and helps prevent mental decline.

Prostate Cancer Survival vs. Side Effects

Men with early prostate cancer often say they’d trade survival odds for a better quality of life with fewer treatment side effects.

Older Adults Often Don't Take Statins as Directed

More than half of older adults who are prescribed statin drugs don’t take the medication as recommended and many stop taking the drug altogether.