Public 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...

What’s the most dangerous day of the year? Watch out on these ones

Society has become increasingly preoccupied with risk. So it's unsurprising that as social scientists, we are constantly being asked to predict where harm is most...

Quitting smoking may cut heart disease risk by 40%

In a new study, researchers found heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of heart disease...

Vaping could cause reactions in lungs that lead to disease

In a new study, researchers found vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers who suffer from emphysema. They found that the lungs of...

E-cigarettes damage your blood vessels, even they are nicotine-free

In a new study, researchers found even a single e-cigarette can be harmful to the body’s blood vessels — even when the vapor is...

Dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping everyone should know

In a new study, researchers found that the liquid used in e-cigarettes, when heated, reacts to form irritating chemicals called acetals. Inhaling flavor compounds at this level...

Cigarette smoke may make MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant

In a new study, researchers found cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics. In addition, cigarette smoke can make some strains...

Opioid prescription rate in the U.S. much higher than other countries

In a new study, researchers found doctors in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients when compared to their peers in...

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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...