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As your BMI increases, your blood pressure may rise as well

Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women. These findings appear in...

Who are most likely to use opioids?

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to use prescription opiods, according to a new study. The findings raise important questions about access...

New drug could fight liver cancer with fewer side effects

Researchers have developed a new drug called FFW that could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer. The discovery opens...

Your city’s air may play a big role in your heart health

In a recent study, researchers find that Healthy people exposed to even low levels of air pollution over a handful of years developed enlarged...

Unintended weight loss may be a big sign of these 4 cancers

In a recent Oxford study, researchers find unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for 4 types of cancer. The team conducted the...

Keto diet could reduce body fat in women with ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the keto diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels, according...

Contact lens wearers need to pay attention to eye infection

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new...

Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk in women – but not men

Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits in 1975. Since then, the diet has become particularly...

New wirelessly-powered implant emitting light could kill cancer cells

Scientists from Waseda University, the National Defense Medical College, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly powered light-emitting...

People with dementia diagnosis may use drugs unnecessarily

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Sydney found that drug use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate...