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Food Allergy Safety Tips for Dining Out

For people with food allergies, restaurant dining often means using a number of strategies to avoid a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

By Diane Domina

Cold, Dark Climates Raise Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Risk

People who live in colder areas of the world that get less sunlight tend to drink more alcohol and have a higher risk of alcohol-related liver diseases.

By Diane Domina

A Closer Look at the Effects of Social Media on Body Image

Ways young women interact with images of others online often have a negative effect on their feelings about themselves and their bodies, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Cut Carbs, Burn More Calories?

A study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests low-carb diets increase the number of calories burned and improve weight loss over time.

By Diane Domina

Aura With Your Migraines? Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Be Higher

A study published in Neurology suggests migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, which raises stroke risk.

By Diane Domina

Don't Skip the Weights: Just Minutes a Week Can Improve Heart Health

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week can cut your risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 70 percent, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

CDC Reports Increase in Polio-Like Illness, Mostly in Kids

As the total number of confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018 rose to 90 across 27 states, a CDC report suggests the cause may be viral.

By Diane Domina

Coffee May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A review of 30 studies involving more than a million participants suggests coffee may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.

By Diane Domina

Task Force Recommends Alcohol Screening

Guidelines issues by the U.S. Preventive Task Force recommend that primary care doctors screen adults over age 18 for unhealthy alcohol use.

By Diane Domina

Move More, Sit Less Say New Physical Activity Guidelines

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have been issued to improve fitness, promote wellness, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

By Diane Domina