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Stanford study shows life span is increasing for people older than 65

In a recent study, Stanford biologist Shripad Tuljapurkar had assumed humans were approaching the limit to their longevity. That’s what previous research had suggested. But what...

Sexual assault strongly harms physical and mental health of women

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh show that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a big impact...

Hospital privacy curtains may harm your health

In a recent study, researchers found that without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria and pose a...

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...

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...

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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...
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...