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Smoke-free policies may help lower blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that smoke-free policies have been associated with lower systolic (top number) blood pressure readings among non-smokers. While smoke-free policies...

5 vaccination myths everyone should know

In a recent study, researchers from Rice University revealed recurring misconceptions about vaccination that need to be challenged. Kirstin Matthews, a fellow in science and...

Metal lead in the shin bone linked to high blood pressure

Accumulations of low levels of lead in the shin bone of men were associated with treatment-resistant high blood pressure, according to new research. The study...

Where you live could determine how much opioid you can get

In a recent study, researchers at Penn Medicine found that where people live in the U.S. could determine how many opioids they can get. Patients...

Could germs in airplane cabins harm your health?

In a recent study, researchers found the bacteria accompanying airline passengers at 30,000 feet have a lot in common with the bacteria surrounding people...

4.6% of people in Massachusetts may have opioid addiction

In a recent study, researchers estimate that more than 275,000 people—or 4.6% of people over the age of 11 in Massachusetts- have opioid use...

Study of 500,000 confirms how obesity harms our health

Increased body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight accounting for a person's height—has been shown to be a likely causal contributor to...

New research shows the rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the...

In a new study from the University of Iowa, researchers found that type 2 diabetes remains the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in...

Even safe BPA exposure could change your insulin release

In a new study, researchers find that the FDA-approved "safe" daily exposure of BPA may be enough to change insulin release. The finding has implications...

HPV currently harms almost 50% of American adults

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, human papillomavirus (HPV) has affected nearly half of American adults. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that...

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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...
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 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...

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...