Latest by Diane Domina

Opioid Overdose Death Rate Soars in the U.S

The risk of accidental death from an opioid overdose has surpassed the risk of dying in a car crash for the first time, according the National Safely Council.

How Likely Are You to Develop PTSD?

Researchers have developed an analytical model to accurately predict the likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder after a frightening or shocking event.

You Just Learned You Have Severe Eczema: What Now?

Researchers have written comprehensive guidelines for managing severe eczema, which can increase the risk of serious infections.

Have Type 2 Diabetes? Here's Why You Should Get Moving

Health care providers should prescribe physical activity for people with type 2 diabetes, says the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

Junk Food Ads Heavily Target Young Minorities

Junk food companies use advertising to target African-American and Hispanic children, teens, and young adults, according to this study.

Could You Benefit From a Video Visit with Your Doc?

Video doctor-patient visits, which allow health care providers and patients to communicate using a computer can replace in-office visits for many patients.

Could Your Sleeping Pill Keep You From Hearing a Fire Alarm?

Some sleeping pills can impair your ability to wake up in response to a threatening situation, such as the smell of smoke or the sound of a fire alarm.

Emergency Hospitalizations Raise Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Urgent and emergency hospitalizations are associated with higher rates of long-term cognitive decline in seniors, compared to planned hospitalizations.

Why Is Asthma Worse in African Americans?

Racial disparities in asthma prevalence and severity can be attributed to socioeconomic and environmental risks, rather than to genetic or biologic factors.

Social Media 'Addiction' and Depression in Young Adults

Negative and addictive behaviors on social media platforms are associated with an increased risk for major depressive disorder, according to a survey.