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New cars are safer, but women most likely to suffer injury, says study

Cars built in the last decade have been shown to be safer than older models, including in the most common types of crashes -...
Why marijuana may affect you and your friends differently

Why marijuana may affect you and your friends differently

In a new study, researchers have discovered why marijuana affects different people differently. They found that whether a person enjoys the experience or negative effects...

Are these five things on your hurricane supply list?

You stocked up on batteries and canned food — good! But it’s easy to overlook some less obvious disaster supplies. Before a storm is looming, check...
DNA test helps solve 25-year-old shark bite mystery

DNA test helps solve 25-year-old shark bite mystery

When Jeff Weakley tweezed open a blister-like bulge on his foot, he was not expecting to find a piece of tooth from a shark...
Scientists create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water

Scientists create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water

North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. The device can be used to detect...
Living in an apartment may harm your blood pressure

Living in an apartment may harm your blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be linked to an increased risk for high blood...

Almost half of American adults think vaccines unsafe

In a new study, researchers found that nearly half of adults in the U.S. (45%) may have experienced something has caused them to doubt...
Why smoking may contribute to high blood pressure

Why smoking may contribute to high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that smoking may impair the body's blood pressure autocorrect system. This means in smokers, there is an overactive response...

Sitting too long linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more

People are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Some of the most common sitting activities include...

These three things could save 94 million people from heart disease

In a new study, researchers found that three public health interventions could save 94 million people from premature death caused by heart disease. The three...

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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...
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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...