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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...

What leads to opioid misuse?

In a recent study, researchers find the risk factors that place patients at an increased chance of prolonged opioid use. The study was conducted by...

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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...