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Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

By Diane Domina

The Future of Bladder Cancer Detection? Pee in a Cup

Researchers have developed a way to scan urine to detect the signature features of cancerous cells, a non-invasive method to check for bladder cancer that could make screening easier.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Missing Teeth? Postmenopausal? Check Your Blood Pressure

A study of 36,692 postmenopausal women in the United States indicated that women who have lost teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Autism Treatment: Some Kids Miss Out

As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

More Young People Than Ever Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Over the past 15 years the increased number of Americans living with chronic kidney disease also affected younger adults ages 20 to 54, a group for which the disease had been uncommon.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

We Know Why You Sometimes Lie to Your Doctor

There are many reasons you might lie to your doctors, but new surveys say the fear of being judged and embarrassed are two of the biggest.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Why Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Bad for Your Health

Repeatedly losing and gaining extra pounds — yo-yo dieting or weight cycling — is linked to a number of negative health effects and a higher risk of death.

By Diane Domina

Health Agencies Report a Global Spike in Measles Cases

According to a report from the Measles and Rubella Initiative, the number of measles cases surged in 2017, resulting in an estimated 110,000 deaths worldwide.

By Diane Domina

Miscarriage Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Two categories of women more likely to develop heart disease: Those who experience pregnancy loss and don’t have children and women have five or more children.

By Diane Domina