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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

Will This Job Make Me Fat?

Pressure at work increases weight gain in women but doesn’t have the same effect in men, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Childhood Lead Exposure May Impact Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to lead in childhood may affect mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Climate Change May Be Affecting Boy Birth Rates

Temperature fluctuations caused by climate change may be affecting the male-to-female birth ratio, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Women, Put Down That Fried Chicken

Just one serving of fried chicken per day increases the overall risk of death in postmenopausal women by 13 percent, according to a study published in the BMJ.

By Diane Domina

Trying to Quit Smoking? Here's Why Your Gender May Matter

When it comes to smoking cessation, gender matters quite a bit, according to a study showing women smoke in response to stress more than men.

By Diane Domina

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

By Diane Domina

10 Global Health Threats in 2019

WHO has identified several issues to be addressed globally in 2019 as part of a plan to improve health for 1 billion people worldwide over the next 5 years.

By Diane Domina