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Sleep Apnea? Therapy Could Improve Your Life

A new study suggests positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves sleep quality and quality of life for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). According to researchers, the best results were observed in people with OSA who adhere closely to th...

This Brain Game Could Slash Dementia Risk

Results of a recent study suggest a new brain-training intervention developed by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green could signal a breakthrough in dementia prevention. The Advance...

FDA Approves First Device for Opioid Withdrawal

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing approval for an electric stimulation device to reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal. According to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the agency is committed to developing ne...

Energy Drinks Pose Serious Health Risks

Any short-term benefits of energy drinks are outweighed by their serious health risks, say Harvard School of Public Health researchers who reviewed current studies on the health effects of these products. According to this new analysis, which was pub...

If Your Dad's Depressed, You May Be Too

Teens whose fathers exhibited symptoms of depression when the children were young are more likely to have similar symptoms themselves, according to a study published in The Lancet. Maternal depression is widely recognized as a major contributing fact...

When's Your Birthday? It Could Impact Your Health

A woman’s exposure to certain seasonal and environmental factors during pregnancy may influence her offspring’s lifetime disease risk, suggests an interesting new analysis of health information on 10.5 million people in three countries with five diff...

FDA Warms about the Dangers of Kratom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public health advisory amid increasing concerns about risks associated with kratom, an unapproved, botanical substance derived from a plant native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and ...

Study Links Psoriasis to Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, suggest researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Their research results were published this month in the Journal of t...

This News Could Raise Your Blood Pressure

For the first time in 14 years, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines for blood pressure have changed. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is now defined as 130 mm Hg and above for systolic blood pressure (the ...