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U.S. Liver Cancer Death Rate Skyrockets

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that liver cancer deaths climbed an astonishing 43 percent from 2000 to 2016 in the United States, while overall cancer deaths declined during this same period.

By Diane Domina

Not Drinking Enough Water? You May Not Be Thinking Straight

Working outside without fluids (especially in the hot summer sun) for just two hours is enough to cause dehydration sufficient to impede concentration, according to a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

By Diane Domina

Effects of Low-Carb Diets in Men and Women

Low-carb diets can affect men and women differently, say researchers and one key difference may help women with prediabetes reduce their heart disease risk by cutting carbs.

By Diane Domina

Sluggish Brain? Blame It on the Summer Heat

If the summers get hot where you live, you’re probably familiar with lethargy. But did you know that high temperatures can also slow down your ability to think?

By Diane Domina

Weight Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of Some Cancers

Results of a study published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) suggest weight loss surgery – gastric bypass, gastric banding, or sleeve gastrectomy, for example – can affect cancer risk.

By Diane Domina

‘Invisible’ Blood in the Stool Raises Risk of Death

Researchers found that a positive fecal occult blood test result is associated with a 58 percent higher risk of death from all causes. Invisible blood in the stool is believed to be a marker for inflammation in the body, which can indicate a serious medical problem.

By Diane Domina

More Women Die From Heart Failure Than Men

Mortality rates from heart failure are higher in women than in men, and the rate of hospitalization related to heart failure has risen among women but declined among men, according to a study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

By Diane Domina

Researchers Identify Symptoms That Often Precede MS Diagnoses

Research suggests that multiple sclerosis may have a prodrome – that is, a group of early symptoms not considered “classic” manifestations of the disease. Diagnosing and treating MS earlier could help slow or prevent the neurological damage caused by the disease.

By Diane Domina

Jury Awards Billions in Talcum Powder-Ovarian Cancer Case

In one of thousands of court cases around the United States involving talcum powder and cancer risk, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $4.69 billion to 22 plaintiffs who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

By Diane Domina

Venomous Snake Bites: More Than 90 Million People Worldwide Are at High Risk

People who live in remote areas are at increased risk of dying from snake bites due to poor access to anti-venom medications compared with people who live in more urban areas.

By Diane Domina