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Everything you should know about the flu

Seasonal flu is a serious illness causing approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year. Federal health officials are reporting that the 2019-2020 flu season...

With flu on the rise nationally, start your new year off safely

It might be the start of a new year, but many Americans are still battling a flu bug from last year. The Centers for Disease...

This drug should be first choice for HIV prevention

In a new paper, researchers say that drug Truvada should remain the first choice for HIV prevention. The research was conducted by Harvard Pilgrim Health...

Single dose of antibodies can prevent HIV in newborns

In a new study, researchers found a single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby. They also found when...

BPA-free products could harm your heart functions

In a new study, researchers found that common Bisphenol A (BPA) replacement, bisphenol S (BPS), can hinder heart function within minutes of a single...

This universal flu vaccine may protect against 6 different flu viruses

In a new study, researchers found that a novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection...

Even $1 dollar increase in minimum wage may prevent suicide

In a new study, researchers found that a US$1 increase in the minimum wage is linked to a fall in the suicide rate of...

Here is what we really know about CBD’s health benefits

Celebrated for its purported therapeutic effects and legal when derived from hemp—a form of the cannabis plant—CBD is in shampoos, hand lotions, skin creams,...

Dental flossing linked to higher toxic chemicals in the body

In a new study, researchers found certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the...

Essential oil poisoning is on the rise

In a new study, researchers found that poisoning by essential oil exposure is frequent and on the rise in Australia, with 63% of cases...

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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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...