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A Simple Explanation for Higher Hypertension Risk in African Americans

A diet high in fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is a major risk factor for higher rates of high blood pressure in black Americans.

By Diane Domina

Feeling Stressed? You Need a Hug

The next time you feel yourself wracked by interpersonal conflict and strife, hug somebody. A study suggests hugs can offset the effects of stress.

By Diane Domina

Why You May Want to Have Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 14 percent of breast cancers — almost 35,000 cases each year in the United States — are associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

By Diane Domina

Aerobic Exercise Could Cut Stress, Boost Health in Family Caregivers

Exercising at least three times a week for six months can reduce stress and slow signs of aging in people who provide care to adult family members.

By Diane Domina

Cataracts Linked to Bone Loss and Fracture Risk

People with cataracts may be at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures related to bone loss, according to results of a study conducted in Taiwan.

By Diane Domina

Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent infections, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Your Heart

New research confirms earlier studies suggesting yo-yo dieters have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people whose weight is stable.

By Diane Domina

Many Older Adults Want to Know More About Their DNA

The National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests only a small percentage of Americans in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested but many are interested.

By Diane Domina

Teens and Pot: A Number of Options, From Smoking to Edibles

Research suggests that most teens who have used marijuana have tried it in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, vaped, or eaten.

By Diane Domina

Seniors With Certain Fractures Should Be Treated for Bone Loss

An international group of more than 40 of the top bone health experts issued updated recommendations for osteoporosis treatment in seniors.

By Diane Domina