Daily Dose

This Vitamin May Interfere With Lab Test Results

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to the public, health care providers, medical lab personnel, and laboratory test developers that high levels of vitamin B7 (biotin) can interfere with certain medical tests and produce ...

How to Lower Your Dementia Risk: Get Married

People who have never married are as much as 42 percent more likely to develop dementia, and widows and widowers are 20 percent more likely than married people, suggests a new research review published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & P...

CDC Says HIV Is Being Diagnosed Earlier Than Ever

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the time between infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and diagnosis seems to be shortening. Data from 2015 showed that people were diagnosed three years after ...

Seniors May Be Living Longer But Less Healthy Lives

While overall life expectancy is increasing, quality of life in the later years seems to be decreasing, say researchers in the United Kingdom. According to the U.K.’s Longevity Center study on aging and population, British adults are spending many ye...

Few Senior Drivers Take Simple Safety Steps

People over 65 who are involved in vehicle crashes are more than twice as likely to be killed as younger drivers, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, many seniors don’t realize that they could make simple, inexpensive a...

We Weigh More, But Don't Label Us 'Overweight'

As the obesity epidemic continues, a Gallup poll suggests we’re becoming more comfortable with being overweight. Nearly 40 percent of American adults are now obese, according to the CDC, but as average weights climb, concerns about weight fall. We ar...

Do You Buy Performance-Enhancing Drugs Online? Beware

Online products that claim to contain popular performance-enhancing drugs called selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) often don’t, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and investigators from the United States A...

Study Links Migraines to High Sodium Levels in Spinal Fluid

According to results of a small study, people with migraine headaches have higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid – the clear, colorless liquid that surrounds and helps protect the brain and spinal cord – than those without migraines. Migrain...

Watch for Different ADHD Symptoms in Girls

Untreated ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) can have long-term consequences, including an increased risk for mental health problems, high-risk behaviors, low self-esteem, and academic underachievement. While symptoms of this disorder ar...

New Discovery Could Prevent Common Type of Vision Loss

Worldwide, macular degeneration – the leading cause of vision loss in older adults – affects nearly 200 million people. Now, researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia have discovered a crucial trigger ...