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Air Pollution May Lead to Obesity and Diabetes, Study Finds
According to a new study done by researchers from Duke University, air pollution can increase the risk of obesity and diabetes in humans. The study was done in Beijing with lab rats that were exposed to Beijing’s incredibly dense, polluted air. Aft... Read More
Parents Don’t Think the Flu Shot is Important, Study Finds
Many doctors and health agencies say getting the flu shot is important, but a new report shows that many parents do not believe the flu vaccine is “safe, effective, or important.” Public health agencies recommend that children receive the annual ... Read More
Worried About Alcohol Scarring Your Liver? Try a Double-Double (On the Double)
Coffee may not help with a hangover but it can apparently reduce some other complications of alcohol consumption, according to findings published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The study was a meta-analysis that examined ove... Read More
Low HPV Vaccination Rates Don’t Stop High Results
Since the first vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) was introduced a decade ago, rates of infection within teenage girls has dropped dramatically, concluded CDC researchers. This rate drop is both promising and encouraging, especially since i... Read More
Hypertension Risk Higher Among Young Adults Who Binge Drink
Alcohol consumption is a root cause of high blood pressure—also called hypertension. Excessive alcohol consumption has long been linked to health problems like depression, cirrhosis of the liver, psoriasis, nutrient deficiencies, diabetes, and hear... Read More
Brian Cuban Raises Awareness About Eating Disorders
Brian Cuban, a lawyer, author and activist, as well as an authority on male eating disorders, took to Twitter this past weekend to raise awareness for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Cuban himself suffered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphic ... Read More
Red Meat Compound Linked with Heart Failure Patients, Finds New Study
Red meat is one of the most controversial foods. Whether or not red meat consumption is good or bad for health has been a hotly debated topic for years. Several areas that researchers have studied regarding the harmful effects include the saturated f... Read More
Delivery Drones for Sample Transport
An engineering graduate from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a drone that can rapidly respond to medical situations faster than an ambulance. Alec Momont’s drone can fly at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and carr... Read More
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