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Bacterial Pneumonia Poses High Risk for Heart Complications

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 suggests bacterial pneumonia is more harmful to the heart than viral pneumonia.

By Diane Domina

Overweight Teens Have Higher Pancreatic Cancer Risk as Adults

Pancreatic cancer risk may be up to four times higher in adults who were overweight or obese during adolescence, according to a study published in Cancer.

By Diane Domina

Fish Oil and Vitamin D May Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, But Only in Some

In a large study evaluating the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements on heart disease and cancer risk, researchers found few benefits.

By Diane Domina

Why Grieving Spouses Who Can't Sleep May Have More Health Problems

Research shows that stressful situations such as the loss of a loved one can lead to chronic inflammation and result in serious adverse effects on health.

By Diane Domina

Could Zinc Deficiency In Utero Lead to Autism?

Autism has been linked to genetic and environmental factors, such as zinc deficiency. A new study provides more information about the zinc-autism connection.

By Diane Domina

FDA Expected to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

According to a report in The Washington Post, the FDA is likely to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette, or vaping, products in convenience stores.

By Diane Domina

Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

By Diane Domina

Should You Use At-Home HPV Tests?

Mail-in, at-home kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection do help improve cervical cancer screening, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Singing May Lessen Parkinson’s Symptoms, Study Shows

Data from a pilot study suggests singing may lessen the effects of stress, improve mood, and have a beneficial effect on motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients.

By Diane Domina

How Coffee Protects the Brain

Researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto have identified some ways that coffee supports cognitive function and helps prevent mental decline.

By Diane Domina