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Do Women Ignore the Alcohol-Breast Cancer Link?

Middle-aged women aren’t getting the message that there’s a proven link between alcohol consumption and higher breast cancer risk, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Women, Get Your Mammograms: They're Proven to Save Lives

Early detection and treatment for breast cancer have prevented hundreds of thousands of breast-cancer deaths in the United States in the past three decades.

By Diane Domina

Too Many Hospital Patients Go Home With Black-Box Antibiotics

Many hospitals are cutting back on the use of powerful, risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, but are sending patients home with these medications.

By Diane Domina

Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

By Diane Domina

Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

By Diane Domina

Bladder Cancer vs. Bladder Infection: A Test That Shows the Difference

Researchers in Germany have found a way to detect a biomarker for bladder cancer (AHNAK2), as opposed to a bladder infection, for the first time.

By Diane Domina

If You Eat a Lot of Highly-Processed Foods, Read This

Each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food you eat can raise your risk of an earlier death by about 14 percent, say French researchers.

By Diane Domina

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Regulate Dietary Supplements

The FDA ust announced the most significant change in dietary supplement regulation since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act more than 25 years ago.

By Diane Domina

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

By Diane Domina

Cardiac MRI Can Detect Dangerous Heart Disease

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may be a non-invasive alternative to stress echocardiogram and catheterization to assess coronary artery disease severity.

By Diane Domina