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Slowing Down Long-Term Progression of Multiple Sclerosis With Disease-Modifying Therapies

A number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are effective in decreasing the frequency of relapses and the number of lesions in the brain or spinal cord.

By Lisa Emrich

Here’s Why You Should Get Your Main Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Put down the vitamin bottle for a second and listen up: A new study found that it’s the nutrients from food you eat that benefit you most.

By Lara DeSanto

There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene' After All

Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

By Lara DeSanto

For the First Time, Study Shows That Behavior Can Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Thanks to a study published in Arthritis Care and Research, we know that sustained smoking cessation can reduce the risk of developing RA.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Could Your Nightly Bathroom Trips Be a Sign You Have High Blood Pressure?

A new study found that those who have to pee in the middle of the night may want to get their blood pressure checked. Here’s what you need to know.

By Lara DeSanto

Why Climate Change Is Bad News for People With Seasonal Allergies

Mother Nature’s calendar is being disrupted by climate change, and that’s wreaking havoc for the 25 million Americans people with hay fever.

By Diane Domina

Poor Oral Health Linked to Pancreatic Cancer in African-American Women

Tooth loss and gum infections like periodontitis put African American women at higher risk for cancer of the pancreas, suggest researchers at Boston University.

By Diane Domina

Don't Bring Home the Bacon: Small Amounts of Meat Raise Death Risk

It doesn’t take much red meat or cured, smoked, or salted meats like ham, bacon, and salami to put you at risk for heart disease and death.

By Diane Domina

Thyroid, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis: How Autoimmune Conditions Are Related

Why does having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis also raise your risks for thyroid conditions? Find out how these autoimmune conditions are related.

By Mary Shomon

More Kids Than Cops and the Military Are Killed by Guns

More than 2,400 U.S. children were killed by firearms in 2017, the same year 144 police officers and 1,000 active military personnel died in the line of duty.

By Diane Domina