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Germy Stethoscopes in the ICU – and a Cleaning Solution

Your doctor’s stethoscope could be covered with potentially harmful bacteria — including Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections.

By Diane Domina

Kimberly-Clark Recalls Tampons That May Cause Illness

Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall of certain tampons after receiving reports from consumers of the product unraveling or coming apart during removal.

By Diane Domina

The Mood-Boosting Effects of Exercise for Bipolar Disorder

People who are more physically active throughout the day have more perceived energy and a more positive mood, especially those with bipolar disorder.

By Diane Domina

Yes, You Can Ease Food Cravings: Here's How

Whether you desire salty snacks, savory foods, or sweet treats, cravings can wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. There're several reasons why this is true.

By Diane Domina

Flu Shots: Racial Disparities in Teens Who Get Them

African-American teens get flu vaccines at lower rates than white or Hispanic adolescents and teens have lower flu shot rates than other age groups overall.

By Diane Domina

Multitasking and Stressed? It Shows in Your Eyes

Overworked, overwhelmed, overtired? If so, the size of your pupils may show it, according to a study examining the effects of multitasking on mental health.

By Diane Domina

Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

Your Gut Microbiome May Determine Which Diabetes Drugs Work For You

Ever wonder why some diabetes drugs work for you but not your friends and family? Researchers say the bacteria in your gut may be the culprit.

Brain Tumors: Do They Respond to Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy, a type of treatment that enlists parts of our immune systems to fight diseases, may also help treat slow-growing brain tumors, a new study shows.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

How the Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Women who follow a Mediterranean- diet high in plant foods and olive oil and low in meats and processed foods have a 25 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women who eat a typical American diet.

By Diane Domina