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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

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Have Depression? High Blood Pressure? Regular Sleep Might Help

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is important to stay healthy, but going to bed and waking up at roughly the same times each day is just as important.

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

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

Research Sheds Light on Top Dangers After Surgery

Heart injuries, major bleeding, and sepsis are the leading causes of death related to noncardiac surgery, according to the VISION study.

By Diane Domina

Phantom Odors: Do You Really Smell That?

One in 15 Americans over 40 experiences phantom odors — foul smells without a source – say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

By Diane Domina

More People Are Dying in Midlife

Declining life expectancies in high income countries worldwide are coinciding with rising rates of young- and mid-adult mortality in the United States.

By Diane Domina

Planes That Fly Over Populated Areas Take a Toll on Health

Flight patterns over populated areas near airports increase health risks like heart disease, sleep problems, and anxiety disorders linked to noise.

By Diane Domina

How Eating Breakfast Helps You Burn More Calories

A small study suggests that eating breakfast before exercising helps your body burn more carbohydrates for fuel and digest food more quickly afterwards.

By Diane Domina

Why Do We Fall for ‘Fake News’?

So-called fake news — journalism or propaganda based on sensationalism, exaggeration, or deliberate misinformation — why do we fall for it and spread it?

By Diane Domina

Are Bots Tainting Health Info on Social Media?

Social media accounts run by internet robots — “bots” — may be behind much of the discussion on Twitter about the health effects of vaping.

By Diane Domina