People with psoriasis could be at greater risk of developing or dying of cancer, according to scientists. After trawling through existing studies investigating the link between the two diseases, scientists concluded those with psoriasis had a 1.18-fold increased risk of developing a range of different types of cancer when compared
New Australian research has found that babies who are heavier at birth may have a higher risk of a food allergy or eczema later in childhood. Carried out by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute, the new study looked at 42 studies including data on more than
When Amy and Steve Unruh decided to adopt a four-year-old child from the Philippines, they anticipated challenges. They understood it would take time, as well as a great deal of love and care, for their family and its newest member to adjust. But they were committed to helping a child
A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects tissues lining internal organs. This isn’t only an important scientific discovery—it could also
(Reuters Health) – For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging, a U.S. study suggests. Among people who’d been diagnosed with hearing loss, those who used hearing aids were up to 18% less likely to be diagnosed with
A slew of recent studies about meat and health has set off a veritable firestorm this fall, with a committee of physicians even filing a federal petition against the Annals of Internal Medicine, the journal in which the most recent study was published. Why are so many people so angry?
People with slower walking speeds show signs of more accelerated aging than those who walk faster, new research published in JAMA Network Open found. Slower walkers showed a greater reduction in brain volume, and also scored lower on tests of balance and grip strength. Speeding up your normal walking pace
The aches, the sneezing, the sore throat, the exhaustion — flu season is here and you want to be prepared. Typically, the “season” starts in October, but there has already been flu-relateddeaths reported. Physicians say it’s not too early to get a flu shot and they are available at many
New research has uncovered another negative effect of air pollution on our health, finding that exposure to common air pollutants could cause hair loss. Carried out by researchers at the Future Science Research Centre in the Republic of Korea, the new study looked at whether air pollution is linked to
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed about half that number since August 2018. Since January, more
Running is cheaper than therapy,” as the popular Instagram saying goes, but beyond the anecdotal evidence, there’s a robust body of research backing the benefits of exercise, in any form, for mental health. “We can definitely say that exercise can reduce the risk of someone developing depression. The evidence is
Aspirin may lessen the negative effects of air pollution, an intriguing new study concludes. Researchers from Columbia, Harvard and Boston Universities analyzed a subset of data collected from 2,280 male veterans from the greater Boston area who were given tests to determine their lung function. Participants’ average age was 73.
Can hand dryers damage kids’ hearing? Thirteen-year-old Nora Keegan measured the decibel level of a traditional hand dryer with a sound meter to see if damage may be occurring to people, particularly kids who stand even with a dryer. Nora decided to investigate after she said she noticed ringing in her own ears after using a dryer. So what did she find?
Despite various blood banks available today, there are still instances where a patient who needs a blood transfusion can’t immediately get one. That’s because there are various blood types, and introducing a different type to a person’s system can mess with their body, and lead to more life-threatening problems. Scientists
People with diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy may be less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who shun these foods in favor of sweets and meats, a research review suggests. Compared to people who tended to avoid fruits and veggies and pile their
A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that black children respond to asthma medication differently from their white counterparts. Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and is mostly found in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It