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Even short-term ‘vaping’ causes inflammation in non-smokers

In a new study, researchers found e-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers. Even short-term e-cig use can cause...

Cataract surgery could protect you from car accidents, new study shows

In a new study, researchers used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes...

Bigger spend, same end: Medicare could save money in post-hospital care

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital, after a heart attack or hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care...

Eating meals at home may help reduce harmful PFAS chemicals in your body

A home-cooked meal has many benefits, including healthier ingredients and fewer processed foods. In a new study, researchers found there's another reason to avoid eating...

Why some people are more vulnerable to opioid addiction

In a new study, researchers found although the use of psychoactive drugs has occurred in almost every society in human history, fatalities from the...

E-cigarette smoke may cause lung cancer, bladder disease

In a new study, researchers found Exposure to electronic-cigarette smoke may lead to lung cancer. The research was conducted by a team from the NYU...

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare and Medicaid could improve health

In a new study, researchers found prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost-effective and could improve health. The research was conducted by a team from...

How the US could afford ‘Medicare for all’

Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary. Every candidate...

How to stay healthy this flu season

About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to...

A single teabag can release 11 billion pieces of microplastics in your cup

In a new study, researchers found plastic teabags shed micro- and nano-size plastic into people’s drink. Because the possible health effects of ingesting the particles...

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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...