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Antibiotics.
Medication

Is Your Doc Overprescribing Antibiotics?

Could a recent study published in BMJ suggesting antibiotics prescribed in the U.K. often exceed recommended guidelines raise a red flag in the U.S. too?

Senior man and adult son having a beer at a barbeque.
Healthy Aging

New Data: Alcohol Is More Deadly For Certain Age Groups

A new analysis in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs says we’ve likely been underestimating the health risks of drinking in younger people.

High-intensity interval training exercise class.
Fitness

High-Intensity Exercise Can Aid in the Fight Against Colon Cancer

High-intensity interval training — cardio workouts that include short bursts of maximum effort and recovery periods — may slow the growth of colon cancer.

On Pinterest.
Support Systems

Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

Woman with endometriosis, pelvic pain.
Treatment

How Stigma Is Preventing Women From Seeking Endometriosis Help

A taboo still exists for women who experience endometriosis, which causes chronic pelvic issues, painful periods and sex, infertility, and intestinal problems.

Cancer survivor with young daughter.
Cost of Care

Cancer Survivors May Face an Additional Challenge: High Debt

A study published in Cancer found that many young cancer survivors are grappling with financial woes and a small percentage have had to file for bankruptcy.

Cigarette in hand.
Risk Factors

Smoking Reduces Your Ability to Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

A new study suggests people with melanoma are 40 percent less likely to survive the disease if they’ve been a smoker within the past 10 years or so.

Hands in water.
Medication

More Meds Are Making Their Way Into Freshwater

Research continues to confirm that antibiotics and and other medicines are wreaking havoc in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers all around the world.

Kratom supplements.
Supplements

The Herbal Supplement That Could Poison You

A new study shows that annual kratom-related calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for adverse effects skyrocketed from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

Salt spilling from shaker.
Skin Health

Could Salt Worsen Eczema?

In a literal version of “pouring salt on a wound,” a new study has found that sodium chloride (salt) may actually affect those with dry, cracked skin of eczema.