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Prescription Fish Oil Supplement May Lower Heart Risks

Early results of the REDUCE-IT study show that when combined with a cholesterol-lowering statin, the fish-oil drug Vascepa cuts rates of heart-related events.

By Diane Domina

Can You Load Up on Beans, Fruit, and Veggies and Still Lose Weight?

Complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains are the healthiest fuel for our bodies, and can aid weight loss.

By Diane Domina

Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

By Diane Domina

A Blood Test for Drowsy Driving?

Researchers devised a computer algorithm that could be used to determine whether a blood sample came from a sleep-deprived person or a well-rested person.

By Diane Domina

U.S. Death Rate Rises for 5 of the 12 Top Causes

Part of the report, Health, United States, 2017, includes a feature that focuses on mortality in America, examining when, why, and where people are dying.

By Diane Domina

Immediate Compression Could Prevent DVT Complications

Researchers studied nearly 600 people with deep-vein thrombosis, or DVT, formartion of a blood clot, to determine the effects of immediate compression therapy.

By Diane Domina

Have Depression? High Blood Pressure? Regular Sleep Might Help

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is important to stay healthy, but going to bed and waking up at roughly the same times each day is just as important.

By Diane Domina

Contact Lens Wearers: Beware Infection Risk

Researchers in the U.K. have identified an outbreak of a rare, preventable eye infection that can lead to blindness, largely due to poor contact lens hygiene.

By Diane Domina

Respiratory Illnesses Linked to Cooking With Wood or Coal

People who live in homes where wood, coal, and other solid fuels are burned to cook food are at increased risk for serious respiratory problems.

By Diane Domina

Clinical Trials: African American Cancer Patients May Miss Out

Minorities are under-represented in clinical trials for new cancer drugs, even for medications aimed at treating cancers that affect them in high numbers.

By Diane Domina