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Caffeine May Extend Life Expectancy in People With Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease can help lengthen their life expectancy by consuming more caffeine, suggest results of a new study.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between ADHD Meds and Parkinson's Disease Risk

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes.

By Diane Domina

Mobile App Shows Medical Marijuana Relieves a Variety of Symptoms

Two studies using a mobile app showed that medical marijuana can provide relief from symptoms like chronic pain and insomnia, with few side effects.

By Diane Domina

U.S. Deaths From Wildfire Smoke Could Double

In a study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on health, researchers found deaths from smoke could rise from 15,000 per year to more than 40,000.

By Diane Domina

Climate Change Continues to Fuel World Hunger

The number of hungry people worldwide increased to 821 million in 2017, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018.

By Diane Domina

Common Medication Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

There’s a “strong case for an association” between the drug azathioprine and the development of a common type of skin cancer, say researchers in the U.K.

By Diane Domina

CDC Issues Travel Guidance Ahead of Flu Season

After reports of passengers with flu-like symptoms on a number of international flights, the CDC issued a statement about flu season and travel.

By Diane Domina

Change Your Lifestyle and You May Not Need Blood Pressure Meds

Adults with hypertension reduced their need for blood pressure medication within 16 weeks by making lifestyle changes, according to an AHA study.

By Diane Domina

Heart Attacks, Strokes in Middle-Age: The Numbers Are Frightening

According to a Vital Signs report from the CDC, U.S. adults 35 to 64 are being hit hard by cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

By Diane Domina

Daytime Sleepiness Could Be Linked to Alzheimer's

Adults who are tired during the day are about three times more likely than those who don’t experience daytime sleepiness to have signs of Alzheimer’s later.

By Diane Domina