Category: Health & Fitness

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Developing, Dying of Cancer

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

Babies who are heavier at birth may have a higher risk of childhood allergies

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

A New Study Suggests Tainted Talcum Powder Can Cause a Rare Cancer. Here’s How That Could Play Out in the Courtroom

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

One minute it’s cancerous, next it’s fine? What red meat studies really tell us

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?

Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year

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

Exercise lowers the risk of depression

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 could cut air pollution harms in half, study claims

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 Can Hurt Kids’ Ears?

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?

Artificial Blood Could Potentially Fit With All Blood Types

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

Study Finds Black Children Respond Differently to Asthma Medication

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