Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Don’t dabble in heart-healthy supplements, study says

CNN — Six supplements people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins do. Some people believe that simple dietary supplements—fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols, and red yeast rice—will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol, known in the medical … Read more

Health Insurance Mysteries Explained | CNN

Editor’s note: Subscribe to the Stress But Less CNN newsletter. Our six-part guide to mindfulness will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to manage it. CNN — Whether you’re about to be kicked off your parent’s health insurance plan or have been openly enrolled for years, navigating health insurance jargon can … Read more

Myths about abortion and women’s mental health are widespread, experts say

CNN — This is baseless the message, experts say, is repeated over and over again: Abortion can damage a woman’s mental health, perhaps for years. “There is so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead to substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts; abortion is bad for your health; every woman will regret it,” … Read more