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Sleep Apnea: Daytime Sleepiness Signals Heart Risk

A new study shows that adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive daytime sleepiness have a significantly higher risk for heart disease.

By Diane Domina

Trying to Break a Bad Habit? It Takes More Than Willpower

A new report published in the Psychological Science in the Public Interest outlines new strategies that may help beef up our resolve to break bad habits.

By Diane Domina

Your Partner's Porn Habit Could Fuel an Eating Disorder

Women whose husband or boyfriend regularly watches pornography are more likely to develop an eating disorder, according to a study that shows a link.

By Diane Domina

Diet Soda Danger for Older Women: Stroke

Postmenopausal women who drink multiple diet drinks per day have a higher risk for stroke than women who don’t drink beverages with artificial sweeteners.

By Diane Domina

What’s Your ‘Exercise Age’?

Chronological age is one of the most reliable risk factors for death, but the way your body functions — physiological health – is even more reliable.

By Diane Domina

Do Women Ignore the Alcohol-Breast Cancer Link?

Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Women, Get Your Mammograms: They're Proven to Save Lives

Early detection and treatment for breast cancer have prevented hundreds of thousands of breast-cancer deaths in the United States in the past three decades.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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).

By Diane Domina