Latest by Diane Domina

Sleep and Dehydration: What's the Link?

Adults who sleep just six hours a night may have a higher risk of dehydration than those who get eight hours of sleep, say researchers.

An Antioxidant for Bipolar Disorder?

Coenzyme Q10, also called CoQ10, can effectively treat bipolar depression, according to results of a small study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Melanoma Mortality Rates: Women Fare Better Than Men

Worldwide death rates from melanoma, a serious type of skin cancer, are increasing in men overall, but are remaining steady or falling in women.

Can Diabetes Meds Lessen Alzheimer's Symptoms?

People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with diabetes medications have significantly fewer brain markers of the disease.

Asthma: A Diet High in Fish May Boost Lung Function

Children with asthma who eat a Mediterranean-style diet that includes fish like salmon and trout have better lung function and fewer breathing problems.

A Possible Antidote to Deadly Botulism

Researchers have identified a compound that strongly inhibits botulinum neurotoxin, the most toxic compound known and potential bioweapon without an antidote.

Instant Soups Burn Nearly 10,000 Kids Each Year

Approximately 9,500 children between ages 4 and 12 are treated at U.S. emergency rooms annually for burns caused by microwavable instant soup and noodle products.

What’s the Solution to Skyrocketing Insulin Costs?

The Endocrine Society issued a statement imploring manufacturers, pharmacies, insurers, and others to lower out-of-pocket expenses for insulin.

Want to Know How You Might Metabolize Your Meds? Get a DNA Test

The FDA approved a direct-to-consumer genetic test to provide information about a person’s ability to metabolize medications based on their genetic make-up.

Hot or Cold Brew, Which Coffee Is Healthier?

Researchers (and coffee drinkers) at Jefferson University in Pennsylvania conducted a study to analyze the health effects of hot coffee vs. cold-brew.