Category Archives: Health

Gene May Help Researchers Predict Dementia 10 Years in Advance

Gene May Help Researchers Predict Dementia 10 Years in Advance

Scientists are focusing on the APOE E44 gene and how much it raises the risk of developing dementia. Getty Images People at high risk for dementia can be identified before

Forget the Bathroom… This Is the Place at the Airport with the Most Germs

Forget the Bathroom... This Is the Place at the Airport with the Most Germs

Researchers swabbed surfaces at an airport in Finland. Here’s where they found viruses lurking. Getty Images We’re all wary of using airport bathrooms, but that’s not where

A 'Sober September' May Be Just What You Need for a Healthy Fall Season

A 'Sober September' May Be Just What You Need for a Healthy Fall Season

Experts say there are physical and mental health benefits to not drinking for a month. Here’s some of them. Getty Images If your “rosé all day” attitude of summer has left

How Ugly Arguments with Your Partner Can Open the Door to Disease

How Ugly Arguments with Your Partner Can Open the Door to Disease

Constant confrontation with your partner isn’t just bad for your relationship, it’s bad for your health. Photo: Getty Images We all get into arguments with our partner ever

'Predatory Bacteria' May Be Our Best Hope Against Antibiotic Resistance

'Predatory Bacteria' May Be Our Best Hope Against Antibiotic Resistance

Military scientists are looking at aggressive bacteria that use grappling hooks and pack hunting to kill other bacteria. Getty Images Everything in nature has a predator. H

The FDA Just Approved Two HIV Drugs: Will This Change Treatment?

The FDA Just Approved Two HIV Drugs: Will This Change Treatment?

Drugs are latest treatment development for people with HIV. The drugs will target the most common strain of the virus. Photo: Getty Images Late last month, the U.S. Food a

Smokers Have a Higher Risk of Developing Dementia

Smokers Have a Higher Risk of Developing Dementia

Researchers say smoking can damage heart health as well as brain health. Does smoking raise your risk of memory problems later in life? A new study conducted by researcher

How to Safely Introduce Your Baby to Peanuts and Other Food Allergens

How to Safely Introduce Your Baby to Peanuts and Other Food Allergens

Experts weigh in with advice every parent should know. Photo: Getty Images Is your baby at risk for developing a food allergy? It’s a question that concerns many new and ex

Can Vagus Nerve Stimulation Help Treat Your Depression?

Can Vagus Nerve Stimulation Help Treat Your Depression?

Researchers say a person’s quality of life should be taken into consideration when choosing treatments for depression. Courtesy of Matt Miller/Washington University School

These Lifestyle Changes May Help Get You Off of Blood Pressure Meds

These Lifestyle Changes May Help Get You Off of Blood Pressure Meds

Some people were able to give up meds in a few months. Staying active and other lifestyle changes can help people stay off of medication for high blood pressure. Photo: Get

More Insurers, Low Rate Hikes: Obamacare Looks Healthy for 2019

More Insurers, Low Rate Hikes: Obamacare Looks Healthy for 2019

A year ago, there were dire forecasts for the Affordable Care Act. However, the health insurance system seems to have stabilized. Getty Images To paraphrase Mark Twain, the

New Flu Drug from Japan Doing Well in U.S. Clinical Trials

New Flu Drug from Japan Doing Well in U.S. Clinical Trials

Single-dose drug alleviates flu symptoms more efficiently than Tamiflu. When will it be available? Getty Images As the United States braces for what’s likely to be another

Why Experts Say Older Adults Should Get the Shingles Vaccine

Why Experts Say Older Adults Should Get the Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine approved last fall is highly effective, but older adults seem reluctant to get it. Getty Images For older adults, the risk of developing shingles incre

It's Not Too Early to Get Your Flu Shot — and Other Flu Facts

It's Not Too Early to Get Your Flu Shot — and Other Flu Facts

Here’s what to know before the start of flu season. Last year’s severe flu season led to 700,000 people being hospitalized. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself. Phot