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Not Getting Enough Sleep? You May Feel More Pain

Pain can make it difficult to sleep, but does a lack of sleep also affect pain levels? A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests it does.

By Diane Domina

Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk

Results of a study suggest vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, improves insulin sensitivity, lowers glucose levels, and reduces type 2 diabetes risk.

By Diane Domina

Heart Disease Now Affects Nearly Half of American Adults

According to the AHA's Heart and Stroke Statistics — 2019 Update, 48 percent of adults in the U.S., about 121.5 million people, have heart disease.

By Diane Domina

'Healthy Thoughts' May Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors who believe they can take steps to prevent a subsequent brain attack have significantly lower blood pressure than survivors who feel hopeless.

By Diane Domina

Genes and Longevity: How Long Is Your 'Healthspan' Destined to Be?

As the global population ages, researchers conducted a study to get a better understanding of the biology behind aging and healthspan, healthy life expectancy.

By Diane Domina

Good Mood, Better Sleep Help Seniors Feel More in Control

Having a sense of control can help older adults have a better quality of life and has a positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.

By Diane Domina

Lower Your Blood Pressure, Keep Your Mind Sharp?

Studies have shown a link between blood pressure) and dementia risk. However, target blood pressure levels are somewhat controversial.

By Diane Domina

Updated Guidelines for A-Fib Aim to Lower Stroke Risk

New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation include the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants over traditional blood thinners.

By Diane Domina

Binge Drinking and the DNA 'Hangover'

Binge drinking could become a vicious cycle, due to long-term genetic changes that increase the craving for alcohol.

By Diane Domina

Does Gender Affect Our Perception of How Kids Feel Pain?

When it comes to pain in children, gender stereotypes persist, say researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut: “Boys are more stoic,” “Girls are more emotional.”

By Diane Domina