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Your body may have 43 times more BPA than previously estimated

In a new study, researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bispehnol A (BPA) levels in humans. They have found that exposure to...

Stricter alcohol policies may help lower cancer risk

In a new study, researchers found a new association between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality. The research was conducted by...

Are ‘vaping’ and ‘e-cigarettes’ the same, and should all these products be avoided?

As concerns over vaping continue to grow, researchers and public health officials are investigating the causes of more than 40 deaths and 2,000 illnesses. It's...

Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives: Does that matter?

In a major blow to the vaping industry, the American Medical Association has called for a ban on e-cigarettes and vaping products that the...

What you should know about antibiotics

Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of their...

Anal cancer has risen dramatically in American people

In a new study, researchers found that rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually...

Millions who have never smoked cigarettes are using other tobacco products

Adults who have never smoked traditional cigarettes are being lured into tobacco use by a host of other products, including e-cigarettes, new research shows. The...

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

We live in an era — the Anthropocene — where humans and societies are reshaping and changing ecosystems. Pollution, human-made climate change and overfishing have...

Vaping-related lung disease now has a name – and a likely cause. 5 things...

More than 2,000 people in the United States have developed serious lung damage in a poisoning outbreak associated with the use of vaping devices...

What you need to do for your 2020 health insurance enrollment

In just a few short weeks, we’ll ring in a New Year – and a new decade. But before then, you have big games to...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...