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There’s a 43% Chance You May Not Need Your Antibiotic

There’s a 43% Chance You May Not Need Your Antibiotic

December 14, 2019

According to a new study , there’s a hefty chance you don’t actually need the antibiotic your doctor prescribed you. Researchers examined data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which included information from more than...

Air Pollution Interventions Can Rapidly Improve Public Health

Air Pollution Interventions Can Rapidly Improve Public Health

December 14, 2019

Air pollution takes a toll on the whole body, contributing not only to physical risks but also mental health problems. Worldwide, it’s responsible for more than 4 million deaths per year, contributing to stroke, heart disease, chronic...

DNA-Based Dating App Aims to Eliminate Genetic Diseases

DNA-Based Dating App Aims to Eliminate Genetic Diseases

December 13, 2019

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes , Harvard biologist George Church shared his plans for a genetics-based dating app that would match people to potential partners based on their genes. The end goal: to eliminate hereditary diseases, protect...

Higher Cancer Risk for IVF Babies

Higher Cancer Risk for IVF Babies

December 13, 2019

According to a recent study , children born from frozen embryos through the process of in vitro fertilization are more susceptible to certain types of cancer, compared to other children. In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical...

Silicon Valley Engineers Psychedelic Drug to Treat Addiction

Silicon Valley Engineers Psychedelic Drug to Treat Addiction

December 12, 2019

Silicon Valley startup, MindMed , is in the business of turning psychedelic drugs into medicine, and its first drug with the potential to treat addiction may be just around the corner. The drug is said to have the ability to turn addictions...

Carcinogen Found in Popular Diabetes Drug

Carcinogen Found in Popular Diabetes Drug

December 12, 2019

Genotoxic impurities in drugs, known as nitrosamines, have been the topic of an ongoing FDA investigation. N-Nitrosodimethylamine, also known as NDMA, as a type of nitrosamine that is a known environmental contaminant. It has been classified as a...

Patients Tormented by the Sound of Hospital Alarms

Patients Tormented by the Sound of Hospital Alarms

December 11, 2019

Think of a few sounds that would make you cringe, if you had to hear them over and over and over again. Nails on a chalkboard? Balloons popping? What about the constant noise of an alarm? Every day in hospitals across the U.S., tens of thousands of...

Hair Dyes and Chemical Straighteners Linked to Breast Cancer

Hair Dyes and Chemical Straighteners Linked to Breast Cancer

December 11, 2019

There are nearly 13,000 chemicals found in personal care products sold in the U.S., and only 10% have been tested for safety. Considering that fact, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that a recent study linked permanent hair dyes and...

Half of Homeless People May Have Suffered a Brain Injury

Half of Homeless People May Have Suffered a Brain Injury

December 10, 2019

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Public Health journal, people who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers examined studies from six...

6.2 Million Students Using Tobacco Products

6.2 Million Students Using Tobacco Products

December 10, 2019

You probably knew the vaping epidemic was getting out of hand, but did you know it was this bad? According to data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, around 6.2 million middle and high school students in the United States were users of some...

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