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E-cigarettes 'may do more harm than good,' study suggests

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that e-cigarettes may be more of a hindrance than a help, as they may encourage young adults to take up conventional smoking.

Over 400,000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

The health risks of lead exposure might be worse than we thought; researchers estimate that it could kill more than 400,000 adults in the U.S. each year.

E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.

What causes your lip to twitch?

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor.

Bioterrorism: Should we be worried?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The term 'biological warfare' is well-known. In this article, we delve into the details of its history, current status, and potential future.

Do your children influence how you store your gun?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question.

E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm.

Is social media ruining your social life?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.

Marijuana: Good or bad?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate.

Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan.

Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Single fathers are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than their partnered counterparts or single moms, suggests a large-scale new study.

Brain activity explains drunken aggression

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.

Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The latest report from the United States Preventive Services Task Force examines whether ovarian cancer screening can reduce mortality among women.

Will eating slowly help you to lose weight?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Causality is a rarely achievable feat in medical research, and while observational, a study offers strong evidence that eating slowly lowers obesity risk.

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter.

How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease.

Are fidget spinners a health hazard?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PDT

A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed.

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals.

E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells.

Can simply standing help you to lose weight?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Here are the results of the first systematic review of existing studies to examine whether or not standing helps to burn more calories than sitting down.

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium.

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

These are the conclusions of one of the largest reports to have ever been conducted on the health risks of electronic cigarettes.

Five hobbies that can improve your health

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Looking to take up a new hobby this year? We look at five past-times that are not only fun, but which could have significant benefits for health.

Happiness may lie in 1 hour of screen time daily

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers at San Diego State University examine whether teens who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are more or less happy as a result.

Purulent drainage: Color, types, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Purulent drainage is a thick and milky discharge from a wound that is often a sign of infection. Learn more about this and other types of drainage.