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10 Ingredients to Avoid With Eczema

Be vigilant about everyday items that might trigger eczema flares. Here are 10 must-avoid ingredients for healthier, less-irritated skin.

By Kristina Brooks

Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

By Diane Domina

Bright Lights, Bad Sleep: Light Pollution and Insomnia

The more exposure older adults had to artificial outdoor light at night — even from inside their homes — the worse their insomnia became.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Young Adults Getting Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney used to be rare among young adults, but in recent years, the probability of death from chronic kidney disease has gone up almost 26.8 percent.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Obesity May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Could reducing childhood obesity also help reduce rates of childhood asthma? These researchers say it could.

By Lara DeSanto

Lung Disease May Raise Risk of Dementia

Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

By Lara DeSanto

Is it Hypothyroidism, or Something Else?

The best way to know if you have hypothyroidism, or any thyroid condition, is to get bloodwork done. But if you have a hunch that you have hypothyroidism, check out these symptoms, diagnosis details, and treatment options.

By Mary Shomon

10 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

To protect your back and prevent back pain before it happens, try investing your time in these activities.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Fish Oil and Vitamin D May Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, But Only in Some

In a large study evaluating the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements on heart disease and cancer risk, researchers found few benefits.

By Diane Domina