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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

Prostate Cancer Survival vs. Side Effects

Men with early prostate cancer often say they’d trade survival odds for a better quality of life with fewer treatment side effects.

By Diane Domina

Older Adults Often Don't Take Statins as Directed

More than half of older adults who are prescribed statin drugs don’t take the medication as recommended and many stop taking the drug altogether.

By Diane Domina

Sleep and Dehydration: What's the Link?

Adults who sleep just six hours a night may have a higher risk of dehydration than those who get eight hours of sleep, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

An Antioxidant for Bipolar Disorder?

Coenzyme Q10, also called CoQ10, can effectively treat bipolar depression, according to results of a small study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

By Diane Domina