Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics: Long-term use of these medications could increase your risk of colon cancer, researchers say. “While in many cases antibiotic therapy is necessary and saves lives, in the event of less serious ailments that can be… Continue reading Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Does having an enlarged prostate doom you to prostate cancer? Far from it, a new study suggests. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the condition may actually provide some protection for men from developing prostate cancer, researchers report. “Men are often anxious about… Continue reading Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer

Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Aug. 23, 2021 — Did your parents light up when you were a kid? If so, you may have a higher risk of having rheumatoid arthritis as an adult, a new study suggests. Researchers found evidence that women whose parents smoked had a 75% higher risk of having the disorder. In people with… Continue reading Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Death of Spouse Could Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Widowers have a higher risk for advanced prostate cancer than men who are part of a couple, Canadian researchers say. The new findings are from an analysis of 12 studies comparing 14,000 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 12,000 healthy men. The study… Continue reading Death of Spouse Could Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer

The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More

Price: (as of – Details) Learn the best time to do everything — from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run — according to your body’s chronotype. Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there… Continue reading The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More

Caffeine May Raise Risk of Inherited Glaucoma

June 10, 2021 — People who drink a lot of caffeine have a higher risk of glaucoma, but only if their genes already make them susceptible to the eye disease, researchers say. People with a parent or sibling diagnosed with glaucoma should consider limiting caffeine to the amount in two cups of coffee… Continue reading Caffeine May Raise Risk of Inherited Glaucoma

Hair Relaxers Won't Raise Black Women's Cancer Risk

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Moderate use of hair relaxers doesn’t increase a Black woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. “While there is biologic plausibility that exposure to some components contained in hair relaxers might increase breast cancer risk, the evidence from epidemiologic studies to… Continue reading Hair Relaxers Won't Raise Black Women's Cancer Risk

Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is on the rise among people under 50, and the million-dollar question is why. Now, new research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as eating lots of red meat and heavy alcohol consumption, may play a role in this increase. “The… Continue reading Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer

Smoggy Air Might Raise Black Women's Odds for Fibroids

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Exposure to ozone air pollution may make Black women more likely to develop fibroids. Compared to women exposed to the lowest levels of the pollutant, Black women exposed to the highest levels had a 35% increased risk for developing the non-cancerous growths in… Continue reading Smoggy Air Might Raise Black Women's Odds for Fibroids

High-Dose Fish Oil May Raise Odds for A-Fib in Heart Patients

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many people take fish oil to protect their heart, but a new study suggests that prescription versions may raise the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. At issue are prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acids, which are naturally found in fish oil. The medications… Continue reading High-Dose Fish Oil May Raise Odds for A-Fib in Heart Patients