Public Health

Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?

When people think of infectious microbes, they typically think of bacteria and virus. There is, however, another enormous group of organisms that can affect...

Flavoring ingredient exceeds safety levels in e-cigarettes, Duke study shows

In a new study, researchers found a potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in very high levels in...

Vaping: As an imaging scientist I fear the deadly impact on people’s lungs

Vaping causes severe illness in otherwise healthy young adults and teenagers. It causes a life-threatening, life-shortening and sometimes deadly lung toxicity and injury—with apparently irreversible...

Vaping is an urgent threat to public health

Youth are using e-cigarettes (also known as vaping devices) at a rapidly increasing rate — a practice that constitutes an urgent threat to public...

This popular artificial sweetener may harm your health

Aspartame, more commonly known as Nutrasweet, is the world’s most widely used artificial sweetener. Nutrasweet is found in thousands of products around the world including...

New method for pain relief without opioids

The United States has approximately 5% of the world’s population, but accounts for 99% of the world’s consumption of hydrocodone, an opioid used to...

These e-cigarette flavors may harm your body most

Cigarette smoking causes 1 out of every 3 deaths that result from heart disease. But there is little scientific evidence on the toxicity and health...

FDA: People should avoid THC-containing vaping products

Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The...

Suicide rates surging, especially in rural America

In a new study, researchers found suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas. They also found a cluster...

Hurricanes, Fires, Floods: How to be fully prepared

As people prepare for the wild winds and heavy rain that Hurricane Dorian may bring, you may be wondering what to do if disaster...

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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...