Tag: Study

Study: Decline in Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths May Be Over

One primary reason that longevity in the United States has grown for decades is more effective treatments for cardiovascular disease. That has, among other things, lowered the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke. But the period of progress may have ended, according to a new study. Researchers at

Study blames climate change in spread of deadly new fungal superbug

Months after health officials in New York, New Jersey and Illinois raised concerns about a new deadly fungal superbug, a study has suggested climate change may be playing a role in its troubling rise. “Candida auris fungus” (C. auris) is a multidrug–resistant fungal infection that spreads in hospitals and is extremely deadly — killing as

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds

Cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet could significantly benefit your cardiovascular health, even if you’re already at a healthy weight, according to a new study. Such caloric restriction can be achieved through techniques such as intermittent fasting, or by skipping that slice of cheesecake for dessert. During the

Drinking Piping Hot Tea Compared To A Lukewarm Cup Could Increase Your Risk Of Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer shows drinking extremely hot beverages can increase your risk of throat cancer when regularly consumed at a temperature of more than 140° F, compared to those who drink their cups lukewarm. (For reference, the boiling point of water is 212°

Dementia risk tied to these commonly prescribed drugs in a new study

Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs andan increased risk of dementia. A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday suggests that the link is strongest for certain classes of anticholinergic drugs — particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs. Researchers wrote in

Study Ties Legalizing Pot to Car Accidents, Injuries

The legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with a rise of injuries, substance abuse and car accidents, according to new research. A study published Wednesday in the journal BMJ Open found that Colorado hospital admissions for cannabis abuse increased after the drug was legalized in the state. Researchers found that

Garlic Linked to Better Memory in Alzheimer’s Study

Eating garlic could reduce the risk of developing memory problems later in life, scientists who studied mice believe. Some 5.8 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease, with this figure predicted to hit 14 million by 2050. But we don’t know what causes the neurodegenerative condition, and there are no

Study links high levels of screen time to slower child development

A study has linked high levels of screen time with delayed development in children, reigniting the row over the extent to which parents should limit how long their offspring spend with electronic devices. Researchers in Canada say children who spent more time with screens at two years of age did