E-Cigarette

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion...

Air Pollution

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in...

Zika Risks

If you’re considering an international trip this summer, you might want to weigh your risk of Zika before you book your flights. Once a news headliner, the articles and warnings about the Zika virus have died down somewhat over the past year, but a new report is putting Zika...

Nuplazid

As pharma companies underwrite three-fourths of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s budget for scientific reviews, the agency is increasingly fast-tracking expensive drugs with significant side effects and unproven health benefits. Nuplazid, a drug for hallucinations and...

Wash Their Hands

A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found participants failed to properly wash their hands 97 percent of the time when preparing food, which could lead to illness. Ahead of Fourth of July grilling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a reminder to wash our...

Children

Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating. And this was due to parental behaviours including giving...

Tick Bite

Researchers found that people with higher levels of a particular antibody in the blood had an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. The antibody is formed in response to a compound in red meat known as alpha-gal (short for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose). Alpha-gal...

Marijuana

President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Medical...

Skin Cancer

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system...

Obese

Obese hospital patients are more likely to survive an infectious disease than people of normal weight, according to research that pointed Friday to seemingly paradoxical benefits of a condition loaded with health risks. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, a...