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Study points to virus as culprit in kids’ paralyzing illness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. The poliolike syndrome, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, is very rare. Since the first reports from California in 2012,

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.

Want to Make Better Decisions? Eat First, New Study Says

Your rumbling belly can make you more impulsive and impatient, even on choices not related to food. We’ve all been there, grabbing that donut in the breakroom because we’re too hungry to wait for lunch. But now scientists say that your empty stomach doesn’t just affect your short-term decisions about

New Study Finds Travel Priorities Shift as We Age

Memo to travel brands everywhere: globetrotters say sustainability is critical and brand loyalty is not. The just-released Priceline Generation Travel Index, a study of more than 1,500 U.S. adults spanning four generations – Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers – revealed that across all generations “sustainability” was cited as

Why This New Dementia Study Is a Huge Hit

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares rose sharply early Monday after the firm announced that its late-stage dementia study met its primary endpoint. Specifically, the results come from Acadia’s Phase 3 Harmony study evaluating pimavanserin for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis. The study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a highly

In US, 84% of donor kidneys rejected at least once, says study

When a patient dies waiting for a kidney in the United States, they’re generally considered the unfortunate victim of a growing donor shortage. But the reality is more troubling: in the vast majority of such cases, patients had multiple opportunities to receive a transplant, but the organs were declined by

Study: Americans Are Clueless About How Many Calories Are Actually in Their Fast Food

We all know that eating a lot of fast food is bad for our health. That doesn’t stop almost 40% of us from doing just that every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of course, many fast food outlets are increasingly offering healthy — or at

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°