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Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

<b>Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.<p>The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are …

Public Health

Measles Outbreak That Cost New York City Nearly $400,000 Traced Back to Vaccine-Refusing Community

<i>By Beth Mole for Ars Technica</i><p>A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York, cost the city’s health department …

Public Health

Cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

A study carried out in seven European cities highlights the role of active transport in good mental health and self-perceived health.

Mental Health

State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex

(Reuters Health) - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests.<p>HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted …

Public Health

New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>There are estimates that 13 percent of adolescents in the United States experience at least one episode of major …

Research

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

Medical Research

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Are women turning their back on the pill?

<b>More women than ever are ditching the pill and condoms in favour of "long-acting reversible contraceptives", including the implant or coil. And younger women are the biggest adopters, according to figures from the NHS in England.</b><p>In 2007, 21% of women in England accessing contraception through …

Women's Health

Probiotics not always beneficial and may cause brain fogginess and severe bloating

While current research is finding that modulating our gut microbiome through probiotics can have a number of positive health outcomes, a new study is …

Wellness

FDA expands valsartan blood pressure medication recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall of a commonly used type of heart drug because some of the products may contain a …

Valsartan

Live bacteria could be game-changing remedy for eczema

I hate my eczema. When it flares, the skin on my eyelids becomes red and angry. The nape of my neck itches and burns. My earlobes prickle and weep from irritation. Mostly, I feel like a hostage in my own skin. I've tried countless remedies - including elimination diets and prescription creams and …

Skin Care

A New Drug for Migraines Hit the Market — It's a Landmark for Women's Health

Why did this take so long?<p>The announcement brought tears to my eyes. My prescription was called in by my doctor in June, but getting the injection to …

Women's Health

Healthcare not very green compared to other industries

(Reuters Health) - Compared to big corporations in other sectors of the economy, most healthcare organizations - even large ones - appear to be falling short when it comes to finding ways to protect the environment, a new study suggests.<p>Few of the 49 largest healthcare organizations had reported …

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

People are living longer now than ever before, but with this triumph comes a truly unfortunate foe – Alzheimer's disease. Symptoms of the progressive …

Dementia

Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs

<b>England's healthcare regulator is calling for a change in the law to protect patients using online doctor sites selling prescription-only drugs.</b><p>It comes after a BBC Panorama investigation exposed safety concerns relating to websites using doctors from companies based outside England.<p>The Care …

Selling

Scientists link 151 genes to atrial fibrillation

Using genomic data from more than 1 million people, scientists have picked out 151 genes that are likely associated with atrial fibrillation, which …

Fibrillation

9 of 10 dementia caregivers don’t get enough sleep

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, new research shows.<p>These kinds of disruptions can… …

Dementia

Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better

Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre …

Public Health

60 Years After The Thalidomide Crisis, We Finally Understand What Went Wrong

Devastating.<p>It's been nearly six decades since suspicions first arose that a common anti-nausea drug named thalidomide was responsible for shocking …

Protein

New antibiotic found in common weed

Wild plants could be a treasure trove of new antibiotics for tackling the worldwide problem of antimicrobial resistance.<p>Researchers in Switzerland …

Microbiology

Drug-resistant superbugs may have just learned a new trick

Drug-resistant superbugs, already a big problem in hospitals, may have learned a new trick, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>They may have evolved resistance to alcohol — the ingredient in hand sanitizers and disinfectants that are one mainstay of hospital infection control, Australian researchers …

Microbiology

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever

A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is …

Wellness

Infomed Online -- Bild des Monats -- Hoher Rittersporn (Delphinium elatum)

Hoher Rittersporn (Delphinium elatum)<p>August 2018<p>Die Hochstaudenflur ist ein typischer Lebensraum in den Alpen – und der Rittersporn gehört dazu wie …

Wissenschaft

'Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established'

That diabetes and cancer are linked in some way is by no means a new idea, but it had never previously been confirmed. Now, a major new study draws a …

Diabetes

Cryptococcus neoformans Meningoencephalitis

A 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of fever, headache, drowsiness, and photophobia. He was previously …

Medical Journals

Online portal of thousands of clinical trials could aid disease research

Under pressure to be more transparent about the results of drug testing studies, some companies have begun to share anonymized patient data from …

Clinical Trials

Pharmaceutical companies are backing away from a growing threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Just two years after Novartis announced it would embrace the challenge of searching for cures for life-threatening infections known as superbugs, the drugmaker said last week it would exit antibacterial and antiviral research.<p>Novartis' retreat follows a growing trend of big pharmaceutical companies …

Public Health

Anesthesia, surgery linked to subtle decline in memory and thinking in older adults, Mayo study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, …

Mayo Clinic

Young Adults Are Increasingly Dying of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

Cirrhosis deaths have increased in every state but one.<p>A new study shows that deaths from cirrhosis, a late stage of scarring in the liver, have been on the rise in the United States.<p>From 1999 to 2016, the data show, cirrhosis deaths have increased in every state in the union except one, Maryland. …

Liver Disease