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Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

Smokers have a higher risk of low back pain

A new study has found that smokers are at high risk for low back pain. The finding shows they also have higher rates of healthcare...

New heated tobacco device could damage lung cells as much as e-cigs and smoking

In a new study, researchers directly compared new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes and found all three are toxic to human...

Scientists discover a new human disease in a man

In a recent study, researchers at McGill University identified a new human disease—”combined immunoficiency” or CID—and the gene responsible for it, “ICOSLG.” The disease is...

Primary care doctors may help you live longer, Stanford study shows

In a new study, researchers have shown just how important primary care physicians are in prolonging our lives. The research was led by researchers at...

Flu vaccination could benefit COPD patients

A new study has found that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they...

How long does cannabis use affect your memory?

In a recent study, researchers found cannabis use impairs “new verbal learning,” or the ability to remember what you have just read, for 12...

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

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...

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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...