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Scientists find old drugs that may help people quit smoking

In a study from Penn State College of Medicine and elsewhere, scientists found drugs like dextromethorphan, used to treat coughs caused by cold and...

Gum disease may increase risk for heart rhythm disease

Periodontitis, a gum disease, can lead to a litany of dental issues from bad breath to bleeding and lost teeth. In a study from Hiroshima...

Why you need to manage high blood pressure in long term

In 2015, a study showed that intensive blood pressure management reduced cardiovascular disease and lowered the risk of death. In 2019, results of the SPRINT...

Two common drugs show no difference in heart failure survival

In a study from Duke University, scientists found two drugs widely used to treat adults with heart failure—furosemide and torsemide—showed no difference in their...

This drug can reverse inflammation on the brain in depression, study finds

In a study from Emory University, scientists found levodopa, a drug that increases dopamine in the brain, has the potential to reverse the effects...

Scientists find drug that can increase life span

In a study from the University of Auckland, scientists found a drug that can increase life span. The age-old quest for immortality has taken...

Blood type and gene could predict risk of severe COVID-19

Scientists from the Severe COVID-19 GWAS Group recently have found that a person’s genes and blood type may help determine their odds for a...

Aspirin is associated with 26% higher heart failure risk

Scientists from the University of Freiburg recently have found aspirin use is linked to a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with...

New screening program can detect undiagnosed prediabetes, type 2 diabetes

In a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, scientists found an emergency department type 2 diabetes (T2D) screening program can identify patients with...

False confidence in blood pressure knowledge may harm your health

In a study from the University of Southern California, scientists found the majority of Americans do not know the threshold for normal/healthy blood pressure—yet...

Four reasons swimming should be your next workout

When most of us think of exercising, images of long runs on the treadmill or picking up heavy weights often come to mind. But...

COVID booster vaccines: how a third dose may help vulnerable people ‘level up’ their...

COVID vaccines call our immune systems to action, generating antibodies which fight against any contact we have with the virus. Antibodies help to reduce the...

Bering Land Bridge formed surprisingly late during last ice age, finds study

The Bering Land Bridge, the strip of land that once connected Asia to Alaska, emerged far later during the last ice age.

E-cigarette users have greater lung inflammation than cigarette smokers

Scientists found that electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users have greater lung inflammation than cigarette smokers and non-smokers.

Lifelong marriage reduces risk of dementia, study finds

Scientists found that if you are married continuously for many years in midlife, you have a lower risk of developing dementia in old age.

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New study reveals a star’s unexpected survival

As the star is shredded, its remnants are transformed into a stream of debris that rains back down onto the black hole to form a very hot, very bright disk of material swirling around the black hole, called an accretion disc.

Why new exoplanet discovery is a big deal

Researchers have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet—a planet outside of our solar system. The planet, named TOI-700 e, falls within its star’s habitable zone, meaning it...

Scientists find closest and oldest ultracool dwarf binary ever observed

Northwestern University and UC San Diego astrophysicists have discovered the tightest ultracool dwarf binary system ever observed. The two stars are so close that it...

Astronomers discover the closest black hole to Earth

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, the first unambiguous detection of a dormant stellar-mass black hole in the Milky Way. Its close...

Astronomers find the most distant stars in our galaxy halfway to Andromeda

Astronomers have discovered more than 200 distant variable stars known as RR Lyrae stars in the Milky Way’s stellar halo. The most distant of these...