Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Public Health

Metal lead in the shin bone linked to high blood pressure

Accumulations of low levels of lead in the shin bone of men were associated with treatment-resistant high blood pressure, according to new research. The study...

Where you live could determine how much opioid you can get

In a recent study, researchers at Penn Medicine found that where people live in the U.S. could determine how many opioids they can get. Patients...

Could germs in airplane cabins harm your health?

In a recent study, researchers found the bacteria accompanying airline passengers at 30,000 feet have a lot in common with the bacteria surrounding people...

4.6% of people in Massachusetts may have opioid addiction

In a recent study, researchers estimate that more than 275,000 people—or 4.6% of people over the age of 11 in Massachusetts- have opioid use...

Study of 500,000 confirms how obesity harms our health

Increased body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight accounting for a person's height—has been shown to be a likely causal contributor to...

New research shows the rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the...

In a new study from the University of Iowa, researchers found that type 2 diabetes remains the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in...

Even safe BPA exposure could change your insulin release

In a new study, researchers find that the FDA-approved "safe" daily exposure of BPA may be enough to change insulin release. The finding has implications...

HPV currently harms almost 50% of American adults

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, human papillomavirus (HPV) has affected nearly half of American adults. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that...

What leads to opioid misuse?

In a recent study, researchers find the risk factors that place patients at an increased chance of prolonged opioid use. The study was conducted by...
disease, spread outside of Latin American, increases heart disease risk

Chagas disease, spread outside of Latin American, increases heart disease risk

In a recent AHA statement, researchers claim that Chagas disease, caused by infection with a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi), can cause chronic...