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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...

E-cigarette smoke may cause lung cancer, bladder disease

In a new study, researchers found Exposure to electronic-cigarette smoke may lead to lung cancer. The research was conducted by a team from the NYU...

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare and Medicaid could improve health

In a new study, researchers found prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost-effective and could improve health. The research was conducted by a team from...

How the US could afford ‘Medicare for all’

Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary. Every candidate...

How to stay healthy this flu season

About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to...

A single teabag can release 11 billion pieces of microplastics in your cup

In a new study, researchers found plastic teabags shed micro- and nano-size plastic into people’s drink. Because the possible health effects of ingesting the particles...

Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?

When people think of infectious microbes, they typically think of bacteria and virus. There is, however, another enormous group of organisms that can affect...

Flavoring ingredient exceeds safety levels in e-cigarettes, Duke study shows

In a new study, researchers found a potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in very high levels in...

Vaping: As an imaging scientist I fear the deadly impact on people’s lungs

Vaping causes severe illness in otherwise healthy young adults and teenagers. It causes a life-threatening, life-shortening and sometimes deadly lung toxicity and injury—with apparently irreversible...

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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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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...