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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...

Where there’s wildfire smoke, there may be heart problems

When the Tubbs Fire swept through their neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October 2017, there was little time for Richard Grundy and Jamei...

When you spot one driving hazard, you may be missing another

When people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard, according to new research from North Carolina State...

Opioid overdose deaths decrease for the first time in 30 years

Recently, researchers have found that opioid overdose deaths are down for the first time in 30 years. Previous studies have found that drug overdoses cause...

Scientists develop a promising HIV vaccine

In a new study, researchers have developed a promising vaccine that clears an HIV-like virus. The vaccine has been tested on monkeys and now is...

E-cigarettes could reduce cigarette smoking, but also lead to relapse

In a new study, researchers found that vaping can be used as a way to reduce cigarette smoking, but it can also lead to...

New cars are safer, but women most likely to suffer injury, says study

Cars built in the last decade have been shown to be safer than older models, including in the most common types of crashes -...
Why marijuana may affect you and your friends differently

Why marijuana may affect you and your friends differently

In a new study, researchers have discovered why marijuana affects different people differently. They found that whether a person enjoys the experience or negative effects...

Are these five things on your hurricane supply list?

You stocked up on batteries and canned food — good! But it’s easy to overlook some less obvious disaster supplies. Before a storm is looming, check...

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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...