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You are more likely to survive a heart attack today than if you had one 20 years ago. That’s largely because of advancements in preventing and treating heart disease. But if you are a woman, you may still have a harder time recovering. A recent study found the first year after a heart attack may be especially critical for women.
The dangers of drinking alcohol and driving are well known. You can end up in jail—or worse, a deadly car crash. The effects of other drugs on driving—even prescription and over-the-counter medicines—aren’t as clear. A recent study suggests many people may not know that their medicines can make driving unsafe.
Depression is a serious illness. It can be hard to overcome without treatment, such as medicine and talk therapy. Yet you may be able to lower your risk for the disease. Three recent studies offer up some novel ways to do so.
Cardiac rehabilitation can improve your health after a heart attack or other heart problems. But too few people sign up for it, a recent study found.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendation on screening for obesity in children.
More people are choosing artificial sweeteners over sugar. Such sweeteners aim to tame your sweet tooth while helping you consume fewer calories. Yet recent research suggests these sugar substitutes may not be that good at helping you manage your weight.
Certain foods may help you live a longer, healthier life, especially when that food is part of a nutritious diet. Here's a roundup of 3 recent studies on the power of food.
An upset stomach from time to time is normal. But having constant belly pain, diarrhea, and unexplained weight loss may be signs of inflammatory bowel disease—or IBD for short. The latest data shows this chronic disorder is afflicting more people than ever before.
The red, scaly patches of psoriasis can be hard to deal with. Often covering skin around the elbows, knees, and scalp, the lesions may be itchy and painful. Men may especially struggle with this skin problem. So suggests a recent study of more than 5,400 adults with the disease.
Feeling anxious or nervous can at times lead to symptoms like a racing heartbeat, clenched muscles, upset stomach, and trouble sleeping. If you feel this way all too often, you could have an anxiety disorder. A recent review found women are more likely to struggle with this health problem.
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