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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Incontinence Drug Can Relief Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Researchers have found that the urinary incontinence medication oxybutynin can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women who aren't able to take hormone replacement therapy.

By Diane Domina

Wake Up! Too Much Sleep Could Harm Your Heart

While the adverse health effects of lack of sleep are well documented, a study suggests too much sleep may raise your risk for cardiovascular disease and death.

By Diane Domina

Secondhand Smoke Still Kills Tens of Thousands Every Year

About 58 million non-smokers in the United States are exposed to dangerous secondhand smoke each year, according to a report from the CDC.

By Diane Domina

Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

African-American women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer experience higher rates of recurrence and mortality than white women.

By Diane Domina

Stroke Recovery: Antidepressant May Not Be Beneficial

Results of a study suggest an antidepressant commonly prescribed to reduce disability after a stroke may not improve functional outcomes overall.

By Diane Domina

Study Links Air Pollution to a Higher Risk of Miscarriage

A study published in Fertility and Sterility suggests short-term exposure to high levels of air pollution increases miscarriage risk.

By Diane Domina

Distracted Driving Laws Help Prevent Motorcycle Fatalities

Laws restricting the use of cell phones and other handheld devices while driving have reduced deaths in motorcycle crashes significantly, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Does Your Weight Affect Your Risk of Flu Complications?

People who are significantly underweight and those who are morbidly obese are at increased risk for serious complications and hospitalization from the flu.

By Diane Domina

Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

By Diane Domina