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Senior man being discharged from the hospital.
Medication

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

School lunch line.
Nutrition

Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

Doctor's order for cholesterol test.
Drug Costs

Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

Image of the bladder.
Diagnosis

Bladder Cancer vs. Bladder Infection: A Test That Shows the Difference

Researchers in Germany have found a way to detect a biomarker for bladder cancer (AHNAK2), as opposed to a bladder infection, for the first time.

Woman shopping for packaged foods.
Nutrition

If You Eat a Lot of Highly-Processed Foods, Read This

Each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food you eat can raise your risk of an earlier death by about 14 percent, say French researchers.

Dietary supplements.
Supplements

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Regulate Dietary Supplements

The FDA ust announced the most significant change in dietary supplement regulation since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act more than 25 years ago.

Woman who is feeling dizzy.
Nutrition

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

Heart MRI scan.
Diagnosis

Cardiac MRI Can Detect Dangerous Heart Disease

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may be a non-invasive alternative to stress echocardiogram and catheterization to assess coronary artery disease severity.

Friends partying, drinking alcohol.
Prevention

Ditch This Hangover Advice

Hangovers are the same whether you drink beer before wine or the other way around, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Young, smiling couple, breakfast in bed.
Risk Factors

High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.