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Tens of thousands of Americans are on the nation’s organ transplant waiting list. Many of them need a new liver. Now, a new study looks at whether there are disparities in liver allocation due to race and gender.
Ginkgo biloba is an herbal supplement often taken in hopes of improving memory function. But can it help prevent dementia and Alzheimer disease in the elderly? A new study explores that very question.
More than twelve percent of U.S. adults take Vitamin C and E supplements. But do large, daily doses of those vitamins help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men? Results of a new study on this topic are now available.
Approximately one-third of U.S. adults take multivitamin supplements containing three B vitamins – B6, B12, and Folic Acid – as part of a balanced diet. But do large, daily doses of those vitamins, in supplements, help reduce cancer risk in women? We now have results of a study which explored that very question.
When it comes to Americans without health insurance, many of them are children. But in a surprising twist, many of those uninsured children are from families where at least one parent does have health insurance.
Alzheimer disease is a devastating condition affecting millions of Americans and their loved ones – and the search for a cure has been elusive. We now have results of a recent study which explored whether taking high doses of three vitamins could help slow disease progression.
Talking about death can be difficult. But for people with terminal illness, it may be critically important. A new study finds that people with terminal cancer - who reported having what’s called an “end-of-life discussion” with their doctor - benefited from those conversations.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in the United States. Researchers have discovered new information that may help determine your risk of developing the disease. They say risk may actually depend on whether or not you have a certain genetic variation.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study finds when it comes to cardiac arrest incidence and survival rates vary greatly. Depending on where you live, you may be less likely to survive.
Bisphenol A is a controversial chemical found in many plastic products we use every day including certain water bottles and baby bottles. Early studies involving lab animals indicate the chemical may pose a potential health risk. Now the first study of its kind involving humans indicates exposure to Bisphenol A, over many years, may increase your risk of developing certain diseases.