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Secondhand smoke may lead to heart rhythm disorders

In a new study, researchers found that continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity, known as cardiac...

How plastic water bottles could harm your health

In a recent study, researchers from Texas A&M found that exposure to dietary exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA can worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel...

Scientists test vaccine that may treat opioid abuse

In a new study, researchers report that they are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine...

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...

Healthcare providers—not hackers—could leak more of your data

Your personal identity may fall at the mercy of sophisticated hackers on many websites. But when it comes to health data breaches, hospitals, doctors offices,...

Scientists find a new treatment for peanut allergy

In a new study, researchers found that controlled ingestion of peanut protein could help build tolerance in peanut allergy sufferers. They say an oral immunotherapy...

Common chemical BBP in food factory could lead to obesity

In a recent study, researchers found that benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food-manufacturing process, may increase fat stores in...

Only 12% of American adults have healthy metabolism functions

In a new study, researchers found that the prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is 'alarmingly low,' even among people who are of...

The dark side of common antibiotics

In a recent study, researchers found that the use of ciprofloxacin and other antibiotics of the class of fluoroquinolones is linked to disruption of...

4 tips to deal with the flu season

A recent report from the Conversation said the 2017-2018 flu season was historically severe. According to scientists, public health officials estimate that 900,000 Americans were...

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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...

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...

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...
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...

Three common prescribed drugs may increase stroke risk by 60%

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Aberdeen found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to...