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Confirmed: Too Much Salt Raises Your Risk of Death

We know that a diet high in sodium can contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) risk, but does this correlation actually raise heart disease and death risk? Yes, says a new study.

By Diane Domina

What Might Sexual Orientation Mean for Heart Health?

Heart disease risk is higher in bisexual men than in heterosexual men, based on several modifiable risk factors, suggests a study conducted at New York University.

By Diane Domina

Probiotics May Help Prevent Bone Loss in Older Women

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have shown for the first time that probiotics – dietary supplements containing health-promoting bacteria – can promote bone health.

By Diane Domina

Drink Less, Live Longer?

A new study suggests light drinkers who consume one to three alcoholic drinks per week have a lower overall risk of dying young than people who abstain from drinking.

By Diane Domina

Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Nearly half of people with Parkinson’s who take a dopamine agonist for their condition develop impulse-control disorders like compulsive eating or gambling.

By Diane Domina

Antibiotics Raise Kidney Stone Risk, Especially in Young People

Five antibiotics raise the risk for kidney stones, according to a study conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including penicillin and sulfas.

By Diane Domina

Fewer U.S. Teens Engage in Certain Risky Behaviors, But Concerns Remain

Results of the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which includes self-reported information about drug use and sexual behaviors among high school students in the United States, are released by the CDC.

By Diane Domina

New Generic Drug Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Dependence

The approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence to improve access to these medications for people who need them.

By Diane Domina

Left-Handed? It May Matter for Mental Health

A study conducted by researchers from Cornell University suggests treatments for the most common mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, could be ineffective in people who are left-handed.

By Diane Domina

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Results of a recent study suggest low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer in women over the age of 55.

By Diane Domina