Skipping Meals for a Cocktail: Why ‘Drunkorexia’ Is Terrible for Your Health

Binge drinking on college campuses is a major concern for school administrators, parents, and even students. Excessive drinking has been linked to increased risk of poor academic performance, criminal behavior, and unsafe sexual practices. Every year more than 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related accidents. Nearly 700,000 students are assaulted by another peer who has […]

Why Are so Many Women Dying from Drug Overdoses?

No community is immune from America’s drug crisis. And new statistics show that it’s severely affected a group you might not expect: middle-aged women. In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Jan. 11, researchers found that the drug overdose death rate among women between […]

Why Asthma Isn’t Diagnosed as Often in Children Who Live in Cities

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions pediatricians treat. But thousands of urban teens may be falling through the cracks and are simply not getting a diagnosis. And who those teens are might just surprise you. That’s according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Urban Health. Researchers surveyed […]

New Medical Device May Eliminate Need for Some Knee Replacement Surgery

Surgeons say the Calypso device can help relieve pain for people with osteoarthritis in their inner knee region. Surgeons implanted the Calypso medical device into the knee of a retired firefighter last month. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. There may be some help coming for the estimated 31 million Americans […]

HRT Tablets but Not Patches or Gels Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Headlines the past few years have warned women that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be linked to blood clots and stroke. Now, a recent study sheds more light on which types of HRT put them most at risk. A team from the University of Nottingham published a study this month in the British Medical Journal […]

Debate Will Heat Up in 2019 Over Vaping, E-Cigarettes

Have electronic cigarettes and vaping devices replaced cigarettes as the public health nuisance of our time? New research suggests we’re heading in that direction. The number of high school seniors who vaped in the past 12 months increased to 37 percent, up from 28 percent in 2017, according to the latest findings of the National […]

Flu Season Has Kicked In… Here’s How to Protect Yourself

The flu season is well under way across the United States with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that between 6 million and 7 million people have already come down with the illness. CDC officials said Friday that half of those afflicted sought medical attention. As many as 84,000 were hospitalized. In […]

New Breath Test May Be Able to Detect a Variety of Cancers

Imagine being able to detect cancer simply by breathing into a device similar to a breathalyzer. It could become a reality, as a new clinical trial will soon evaluate this technology. Researchers say the new device has the potential to detect multiple types of cancer. It could offer an early detection method that would allow […]

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