Linda Carroll, TODAY

Linda Carroll


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Past articles by Linda:

New study reveals pancreatic rates are rising fastest in young women. It’s unclear why

Pancreatic cancer is the 10th most common cancer, but it’s the third most deadly cancer. → Read More

Community gardening can decrease your cancer risk — here’s how

The first-of-its-kind study of the benefits of community gardening found that the hobby can boost daily fiber intake and physical activity, even for novice gardeners. → Read More

This top-rated eating plan helps lower cholesterol levels. How does it work?

The diet was ranked fifth best overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 diet report. → Read More

Eating lots of these foods could increase your risk for cancer, new study suggests

While the new study can’t prove that the ultra-processed foods caused cancer, there’s mounting data suggesting that they are implicated in some way, one expert says. → Read More

Pediatricians share questions they wish more parents would ask at well-child visits

Many parents don't prepare questions to ask a pediatrician before the visit, survey shows. Here are questions to ask pediatrician during your well child visit. → Read More

New study looks at whether intermittent fasting or restricting calories is better for weight loss

When it comes to weight loss, the timing of food consumption is far less important than the amount of food consumed, the authors of a new study suggest. → Read More

New Netflix documentary calls out Xanax overuse: What doctors want you to know

The Netflix documentary about Xanax explores how different people use the medication to cope with anxiety and why it's become such a popular drug. → Read More

Fewer pregnant people are getting flu shots than in recent years. Why this is dangerous

CDC data shows that fewer people are getting flu shots this year than in recent ones, despite predictions of a severe season. This is especially dangerous for pregnant people. → Read More

More kids are visiting the ER or being hospitalized with suicidal thoughts, study finds

Rates of ER visits and hospitalization among kids due to suicidal thoughts increased by almost 60% between January 2016 and mid-2021, a new study has found. → Read More

Just hearing or seeing birds can boost our mental health, new report suggests

“Our main finding is that there is a time-lasting association between seeing or hearing birds and improved mental well-being,” said the study’s lead author. → Read More

We may be able to brighten our day by simply smiling, a new study suggests

Even if you're not thinking about smiling, something happens through the body-mind connection that results in the sensation of happiness, the study author said. → Read More

Why does colon cancer grow so fast? Study points to new ways to lower your risk

A newly identified colon cancer gene may drive the disease by making the environment in the vicinity of tumors more hospitable to them, researchers say. → Read More

These foods can reduce pain from period cramps, new study finds

A new study points to a few foods that can reduce the pain of menstrual cramps and why. → Read More

FDA warns of dangerous 'Nyquil chicken' TikTok challenge

The “Sleepy Chicken” challenge, has been around for a while and recently reemerged in video form. → Read More

Majority of teens and preteens self-conscious about appearance, poll suggests

“We found that negative messages were getting even to the younger children,” the study's coauthor said. → Read More

Drinking 2 or more sugary drinks a day may raise the risk of dying from cancer, study finds

Those who consumed two sugary beverages a day were also at a 9% increased risk of dying from colorectal cancer and a 17% increased risk of kidney cancer. → Read More

End of COVID-19 pandemic is 'in sight', WHO director says

“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We are not there yet, but the end is in sight, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. → Read More

Walking this number of steps every day can reduce dementia risk by 50%

A new study points to how much and how quickly you should walk to reduce your risk of dementia. → Read More

Millennials, Gen Z have higher rates of high blood pressure in pregnancy than older generations

A new study found that people born in the late '90s and early 2000s were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with hypertension in pregnancy than those born in the '50s. → Read More

People can be infected with monkeypox without showing symptoms, study suggests

Experts say it's possible that people who have the virus, but are asymptomatic might be able to infect others. → Read More