Everyone knows cleaner air means healthier bodies, but new research suggests it might also help aging minds. “Our study is important because it is one of the first to show that reducing air pollution over time may benefit the brain health of older women by decreasing their likelihood of developing dementia,” said study co-lead author…  read on >  read on >

Images of people eating and drinking are a staple of social media, but new research finds such posts from celebrities often puts the spotlight squarely on junk food. Profit isn’t always the reason why, investigators found: Celebrities often highlight unhealthy food favorites without getting paid for it. “Ninety-five percent of photos that contain foods and…  read on >  read on >

Binge drinking on Super Bowl Sunday or other special occasions could put you at risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), even if you’ve never had it, researchers warn in a new study. “Worldwide, alcohol is the most popularly consumed drug, and it now is clear that alcohol consumption is an…  read on >  read on >

A drug used to treat several types of cancer is also an effective treatment for aggressive forms of endometrial cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide, a new clinical trial shows. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. “These findings suggest a long-term benefit to patients,” said lead researcher Dr. David…  read on >  read on >