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Tree Nuts Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrences

Results of a new study that will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in June suggest eating tree nuts—at least 2 ounces per week—can cut the risk of death from colorectal cancer in half in people previ...

How Exercise Improves Bone Health

It’s widely known that weight-bearing exercise—walking hiking, jogging, playing tennis, for example—is good for the bones. Now, for the first time, a new animal study shows that physical activity actually burns fat within the bone marrow—improving bo...

Acid Reflux Meds/Kidney Damage Link Unclear

Is there a definitive link between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—commonly used to treat chronic heartburn or acid reflux—and kidney disease? Commercials for class-action lawsuits and an increasing amount of scientific evidence suggest there is. Altho...

Obesity Raises Gum Disease Risk

A recent study in Thailand suggests people with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater are at increased risk for severe gum disease–periodontitis. According to researchers, severe gum disease risk is more than four times higher in people who are ob...

Fennel Reduces Symptoms of Menopause Safely

Hot flashes. Mood swings. Night sweats. Difficulty sleeping. Most women nearing menopause—and people close to them—recognize the signs and symptoms of this normal phase of life. New research published in the journal Menopause suggests fennel can reli...

Is 'Fat but Fit' Really Possible?

“Fat but fit” is a phrase used to describe the theory that extra weight is not harmful when metabolic factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and others are within recommended limits. Although research remains somewhat conflicted, a ...

Study: Steroid Injections Do Not Relieve Knee Pain

New research published in JAMA shows that people with knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA) don’t benefit from corticosteroid injections. According to the recent study, steroid injections administered every three months are no more effective than p...

New Device Treats Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea—also called obstructive sleep apnea—affects about 18 million people in the United States, 90 percent of whom are undiagnosed. The condition, in which breathing stops for brief periods during sleep, increases the risk for several health pr...

Tomatoes May Treat, Prevent Stomach Cancer

Several studies have suggested that tomatoes have anti-cancer properties. For example, research has shown that lycopene—the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color—may help fight cancer. Now, a new study suggests whole tomato extract may help ...

Recent Measles Outbreak Linked to Past Anti-Vaccine Efforts

According to health officials in Minnesota, a recent outbreak of measles—which has affected dozens, mostly children under the age of 17—can be traced to an anti-vaccine campaign targeting Somali-Americans. While the Minnesota Department of Health rep...