People who have recently experienced a stroke may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia than individuals who have not had a stroke, a new study suggests.

The Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease, it may also help improve psoriasis, a new study suggests.

Adults who were pressured by their parents to diet during adolescence may have a higher risk of obesity and eating disorders as adults than people who were not urged to lose weight as teens, a U.S. study suggests.

A large organization of internal medicine physicians said adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what has been used to guide treatment in the past.

People who try to avoid junk food may lose similar amounts of weight on a low-carb or low-fat diet even when their genetics suggest that one of these options should be better for them.

Cancer patients with high levels of good gut bacteria appear more likely to respond to immunotherapy, potentially opening up a new way to optimize the use of modern medicines that are highly effective but only work in some people.

Many of the same things people should do for a healthy heart – such as exercising, eating well and avoiding cigarettes – can also help protect the brain from cognitive decline and dementia, according to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

Seattle’s City Council voted to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies across the country to take such action for the sake of public health.

(Reuters Health) – Low levels of exposure to the metal cadmium may increase the risk of weaker bones and fractures in elderly men, a Swedish study suggests. Cadmium is a naturally occurring metal used in batteries and found in cigarette smoke and exhaust from fossil fuels or waste incineration. As a result of crops grown […]

(Reuters Health) – Eating a handful of walnuts each day might help keep the doctor away, at least for some people who are at risk of developing diabetes, a U.S. study suggests. When people in the study added 56 grams of walnuts (2 ounces, or about 14 walnuts) to their daily diet for six months, […]