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This chemical in soap and toothpaste could make germs harder to kill

In a new study, researchers found a common chemical in soap and toothpaste may actually make germs stronger. The chemical is called triclosan, and it...
Opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years in the U.S.

Opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years in the U.S.

A new study has shown that opioid-related deaths in the U.S. have jumped fourfold in the past 20 years. In addition, the epidemic has shifted...
Sugary drink consumption down 50% in Berkeley after soda taxes

Sugary drink consumption down 50% in Berkeley after soda taxes

A new study from UC Berkeley has shown that consumption of sugary drinks in Berkeley's diverse and low-income neighborhoods dropped more than 50% three...
Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

A new study has found that smokers are at high risk for low back pain. The finding shows they also have higher rates of healthcare...

New heated tobacco device could damage lung cells as much as e-cigs and smoking

In a new study, researchers directly compared new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes and found all three are toxic to human...

Scientists discover a new human disease in a man

In a recent study, researchers at McGill University identified a new human disease—”combined immunoficiency” or CID—and the gene responsible for it, “ICOSLG.” The disease is...

Primary care doctors may help you live longer, Stanford study shows

In a new study, researchers have shown just how important primary care physicians are in prolonging our lives. The research was led by researchers at...

Flu vaccination could benefit COPD patients

A new study has found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they...

How long does cannabis use affect your memory?

In a recent study, researchers found cannabis use impairs “new verbal learning,” or the ability to remember what you have just read, for 12...

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

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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...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...