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Want to Feel a Lot Better? Try a Sauna

Want to cut your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, etc., and boost your quality of life? Frequent saunas can do just that.

By Diane Domina

Alcohol and Dementia Risk: Moderation Really Is Key

People who abstain from alcohol or have more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week in middle age are both more likely to develop dementia — for different reasons.

By Diane Domina

PCOS and Autism: What's the Connection?

According to a British study, polycystic ovary syndrome increases a woman’s risk for having a child with autism.

By Diane Domina

Lung Cancer Deaths in Women Could Jump 43 Percent

Lung cancer mortality in women is expected to dramatically increase worldwide by 2030, according to a study involving data from 52 countries.

By Diane Domina

Just Two Weeks of Inactivity Raises Diabetes Risk in Seniors

In older adults who are overweight and at higher-than-normal risk for type 2 diabetes, two weeks of limited mobility can have a significant impact, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Rely on Tips? You May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

People who work in the service industry and depend on tips to supplement their base pay are at increased risk for depression, high stress levels, and sleep problems.

By Diane Domina

Too Few Americans Are Meeting Cancer Screening Recs

Cancer screening and early detection is crucial to reducing cancer death rates, but a report from the CDC says too few people are being screened.

By Diane Domina

Are You a Nursing Mother? Don't Drink

Women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be more likely than those who abstain from alcohol to have children with cognitive problems.

By Diane Domina

Common Pain Relievers and Ovarian Cancer Survival: Is There a Link?

In a study looking at the use of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), researchers found these meds can increase ovarian cancer survival.

By Diane Domina

Weight Loss Surgery Wait Times Rise Dramatically

People who are eligible for weight loss surgery are waiting longer and longer for the potentially life-saving procedures to help them safely lose weight.

By Diane Domina