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Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now

The news is only getting worse for e-cigarettes, which the CDC has linked to more than 450 possible cases of lung disease. We’ve got the latest plus advice on how to stay safe.

By Stephanie Stephens
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

By Lara DeSanto
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A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Surprising Reason to Marry an Optimist

Aside from the obvious (who doesn’t want to do life with a mostly positive person?), a happy partner may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Lara DeSanto
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Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

By Lara DeSanto
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5 Things People With Chronic Illness Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

Sure, the headlines might be freaking you out. But, thankfully, the risk of exposure to this new virus is still super low.

By Lara DeSanto
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Heart Disease an Issue? Be Careful With Marijuana

Whether its use is for fun or function, new research has found a too-significant-to-ignore link between using weed and cardiovascular health.

By Lara DeSanto