Public Health

Zombie flu: How the 1919 influenza pandemic fueled the rise of the living dead

Zombies have lurched to the center of Halloween culture, with costumes proliferating as fast as the monsters themselves. This year, you can dress as a...

Get your flu shot in October, early November to stay flu-free

The change of season in October and November brings in crisp, fall weather for the majority of the United States. Many begin to look toward...

Hygiene products linked to high chemicals in women’s blood

In a new study, researchers found women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals. The...

BPA-free plastics may play a role inflammation, obesity

In a new study, researchers found a compound used to reduce public exposure to possible toxic effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) may...

How to keep flu germs from spreading in your home

Flu season can take its toll on your health, but one way to fight the virus is to stop the spread of germs at...

Even short-term ‘vaping’ causes inflammation in non-smokers

In a new study, researchers found e-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers. Even short-term e-cig use can cause...

Cataract surgery could protect you from car accidents, new study shows

In a new study, researchers used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes...

Bigger spend, same end: Medicare could save money in post-hospital care

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital, after a heart attack or hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care...

Eating meals at home may help reduce harmful PFAS chemicals in your body

A home-cooked meal has many benefits, including healthier ingredients and fewer processed foods. In a new study, researchers found there's another reason to avoid eating...

Why some people are more vulnerable to opioid addiction

In a new study, researchers found although the use of psychoactive drugs has occurred in almost every society in human history, fatalities from the...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...