Latest by Lara DeSanto

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Risk Factors

More Proof: E-Cigarettes Are Not Healthy

The flavorings in e-cigs might be enticing, but new research suggests they can cause significant damage to blood vessels. Here’s what you need to know about vaping—and how to quit all cigarettes for good.

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Risk Factors

A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

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Treatment

Eat Your Way to Less Anxiety

Regulating your gut bacteria with food and supplements like probiotics may help you feel less anxious, according to a new study.

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Prevention

That Pinterest Recipe for Homemade Sunscreen? Skip It

You don’t want to mess around when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

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Prevention

The Truth About Preventing Memory Loss

Doing puzzles and taking supplements aren’t going to cut it. The good news? Warding off dementia is probably easier than you think.

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Alternative Treatment

Legalizing Marijuana Isn't Risk-Free

While pot does have some proven medical benefits, especially when it comes to pain, legalization may have some unintended negative consequences.

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Risk Factors

When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

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Prevention

Should You Take PrEP to Prevent HIV? Here's What You Should Know

The drug is more than 90% effective at preventing the spread of HIV through sex. So why aren’t more docs prescribing it?

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Meditation

How to Reap the Benefits of Meditation

A new study found that not all those who meditate enjoy it. Here’s how to get the most out of this mindfulness technique, plus five free apps that make it easy.

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.