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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

A Brain Imaging Technique That’s Better at Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

In an international study, researchers used a new brain imaging method to detect tau protein deposits in the brain that are unique to Alzheimer's disease.

By Diane Domina

Airway Procedure Improves COPD Symptoms

In a phase II clinical trial, targeted lung denervation, a procedure used to open the airways, was shown to be safe and effective in people with COPD.

By Diane Domina

Is Your Yogurt Really Good for You? Many Are High in Sugar

Other than natural Greek and “Greek-style” yogurts, most kinds of yogurt are high in added sugar and some contain more than the recommended daily amount.

By Diane Domina

Another Migraine Drug Wins Approval

The FDA approved fremanezumab (Ajovy) to prevent migraines, the second drug in its class and the first that'll be available in quarterly and monthly dosing.

By Diane Domina

An Enhanced Strategy to Fight Opioid Addiction

The FDA approved its final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis.

By Diane Domina

Silicone Breast Implants Raise the Risk for Rare Health Problems

Women who have silicone implants are at higher risk for adverse, rare, health problems, including Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

By Diane Domina