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Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

Many barriers can keep people from psychotherapy, such as cost or the availability of a qualified health provider. But new research suggests that online therapy programs can help some people with mild to moderate depression. The study found the results ...

Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go to Pot

Frequent pot smokers might be dooming themselves to diseased gums, a new study suggests. "It is well known that frequent tobacco use can increase the risk of periodontal [gum] disease, but it was surprising to see that recreational cannabis [pot] ...

Loneliness May Lead to Sleepless Nights

Loneliness may rob you of your sleep, British researchers report. In the study, more than 2,200 18- and 19-year-olds in England and Wales provided information about their loneliness levels and sleeping patterns. Between 25 percent and 30 percent of the ...

High blood pressure linked to racial segregation

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of Black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease—and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a ...

Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say. Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with anxiety, autism or attention ...

Get foiled

As the saying goes, big things come in small packages, and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you ...

Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

There's delicious news for chocolate lovers: New research suggests the sweet might help keep a common and dangerous form of irregular heartbeat at bay. The study of more than 55,000 people in Denmark found that those who favored chocolate tended ...

States have until 2022 to meet Medicaid standards of care

The Trump administration has given states three extra years to carry out plans for helping elderly and disabled people receive Medicaid services without being pushed into nursing homes. Federal standards requiring states to find ways of delivering care to Medicaid ...

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study

Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk for the disease. But a new study finds that older black Americans are far more likely than whites to develop a ...

Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies. One study of 783 patients linked poverty to an increased risk of organ damage from the autoimmune disease. It was ...

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

Many Americans still don't get lifesaving cancer screenings because they are uninsured, a new report reveals. Uninsured people have the lowest rates of mammography, Pap testing and colon cancer screening in the United States, according to American Cancer Society researchers.

Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may help keep your leg arteries free of blockages, a new study suggests. "Our study gives further evidence for the importance of incorporating more fruits and vegetables in the diet," said study co-author Dr. ...

Suicide by Insulin?

Insulin typically saves the lives of those with diabetes, but it can also be a way for some people to kill themselves, a new review warns. People with the blood sugar disease tend to suffer higher rates of depression, the ...

Go ahead ... eat the whole watermelon

Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use ...

Health departments challenged as Hepatitis infections increase

“New hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled over five years, according to new preliminary surveillance data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 3.5 million Americans are living with hepatitis C virus, making it the ...