Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ today. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this […]

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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists shows that eating more protein daily than what is recommended may benefit only a few—those who are actively losing weight by cutting calories […]

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Student allergic to WATER too scared to cry or sweat

Student who is allergic to WATER can only shower twice a month and even her own sweat or tears can trigger fever and rashes Tessa Hansen-Smith suffers from extremely rare condition aquagenic urticaria Develops rash, suffers migraines and develops fever when skin touches water  Left her unable to play sports, struggling to shower and even difficulty drinking  A university student […]

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Here's Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot Right Now—With or Without Insurance

Hey, quick question: Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If your answer was "yes," good for you; carry on. If your answer was "no," what are you waiting for?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that every. single. person. (age six months and older) should get a flu shot before the end of October. That's because flu season typically […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Admit obesity’s an addiction or NHS is doomed

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Unless we admit that obesity’s an addiction the NHS is doomed Within ten years, it’s estimated that one in four hospital beds could be taken up by patients with type 2 diabetes.  Just think about that: a quarter of everyone in hospital will suffer from the condition. Shockingly, some experts say this is a conservative […]

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Are you just a worrywart or is it something more?

(HealthDay)—Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you’re an average worrywart or if you might have an anxiety disorder? Your degree of distress is often a good indicator. Normal anxiety typically comes from a specific source of stress, like an upcoming job interview or a fight with […]

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Death or reinfarction delayed by more than one year with coronary stenting

Death or reinfarction is delayed by more than one year with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy that includes hospital transfer, compared to fibrinolysis, according to late breaking results from the DANAMI-2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in European Heart Journal. “In the […]

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Health care price transparency: Fool’s gold, or real money in your pocket?

The news is full of stories about monumental surprise hospital bills, sky-high drug prices and patients going bankrupt. The government’s approach to addressing this, via an executive order that President Trump signed June 24, 2019, is to make hospitals post their list prices online so that patients supposedly can comparison shop. But this is fool’s gold—information that doesn’t address the […]

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To cheat or not to cheat? Researchers uncover the moral dilemmas of doping

Elite athletes are less likely to take banned substances if they consider the morality of what they are doing, and not just the health consequences of doping, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In the study, conducted in UK, Denmark, and Greece, 1,500 athletes were asked to […]

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