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e-cigarette

E-cigarette vapor, even when nicotine-free, found to damage lung cells

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has now surpassed traditional cigarette use among middle and high school students, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
smoking stop

Diabetes proves deadly for smokers

While it is well known that smoking causes lung cancer, heavy smokers with diabetes are also at increased risk of death from causes other...
Top 10 fears of 2016

Top 10 fears of 2016: What do Americans fear most?

Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range...
Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks per year

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks per year, research shows

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer...
Hot tubs and swimming pools are not as clean as you may think

Hot tubs and swimming pools are not as clean as you may think

Whether water is hot in a tub or cold in a pool, it can bring immediate relief from stress or summer heat. But hot tubs...
Systolic Blood Pressure

Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per...

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States,...
Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy

Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy, NYU research finds

Recording artists are frequently the face of commercial products -- and children and adolescents are frequently their target audience. Now, a study by researchers at...
World map showing regions of high blood pressure

High blood pressure affects 1.13 billion people, new research finds

The number of people in the world with high blood pressure has reached 1.13 billion, according to new research. The study, led by scientists at...
Homeownership

Homeownership: a ‘dream deferred’ for millennial generation

For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence. Despite the Great Recession...
child and youth fitness levels

50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels: US near the bottom

An international research team co-led from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of North Dakota studied the aerobic fitness levels...

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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

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...

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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...