study

‘Safe’ tap water contaminant levels in US may still lead to cancer

‘Safe’ tap water contaminant levels in US may still lead to cancer

Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy activist group, has published a new peer-reviewed study that looked at the combined cancer risk associated with nearly two dozen contaminants found in tap water. According to the findings, these contaminants may be responsible for thousands of cancer cases in the United States every year. The work is unique because it looks at the cumulative effect of these contaminants instead of assessing them individually.

Continue Reading

Lack of sleep triggers gut health change behind severe inflammation

Lack of sleep triggers gut health change behind severe inflammation

Working the night shift or generally getting a lack of sleep at night may trigger gut changes that pave the way for a number of inflammatory intestinal disorders, according to a new study. The reason boils down to the body's internal clock and how easily it can be disrupted, causing a cascade of effects that impact many parts of the body. In the case of gut health damage, the consequences were found to impact immune cells called Type 3 Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC3s).

Continue Reading

High levels of banned food additive found in popular vape liquids

High levels of banned food additive found in popular vape liquids

Researchers with Duke University Medical Center have published a study warning that high levels of a banned food additive called pulegone have been found in some smokeless tobacco products, including liquids used with electronic cigarettes. The chemical was banned as a food additive by the FDA last year due to its potential for causing cancer.

Continue Reading

Many common foods ruin the anti-cancer effect of tomatoes

Many common foods ruin the anti-cancer effect of tomatoes

Researchers with Ohio State University have found that consuming tomato products, such as a red sauce or salsa, with certain foods will neutralize the fruit's anti-cancer effect. Tomatoes contain a number of compounds that may help protect heart health and lower one's risk of developing cancer, but these same compounds may 'disappear' if the tomato product is eaten with a food high in iron.

Continue Reading

Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

A study out of Florida Atlantic University has found that dolphins are increasingly facing antibiotic resistance similar to humans. The research tracked antibiotic resistance related to bottlenose dolphins for 13 years, finding that since initially reporting high resistance in 2009, the degree of antibiotic resistance among wild dolphins has increased significantly.

Continue Reading

Plant-based diets cut pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis

Plant-based diets cut pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful autoimmune disease that causes joints to become chronically inflamed. The condition is considered common, impacting thousands of people every year across the United States. Past studies have implicated dairy and other animal products as fueling the condition; a newly published review looks at that research, finding that plant-based diets may be a good choice for sufferers.

Continue Reading

Taking certain popular antibiotics may increase heart risk during use

Taking certain popular antibiotics may increase heart risk during use

Taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which include many popular options commonly prescribed for a variety of conditions, may increase one's risk of developing certain heart conditions, a new study claims. The research comes out the University of British Columbia, joining past studies that have found links between taking antibiotics and increased risk for heart issues. Examples of antibiotics in this class include ciprofloxacin.

Continue Reading

High blood pressure may be fueling mental decline in older adults

High blood pressure may be fueling mental decline in older adults

Managing high blood pressure to keep it within the normal range may be a vital part of preventing cognitive decline starting in middle age. The finding comes from the American Heart Association, which reports that high blood pressure may speed up the rate of mental decline in adults who are middle-aged or older. The preliminary finding joins past research that associates high blood pressure with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Continue Reading

Three studies link optimism with healthy aging and living longer

Three studies link optimism with healthy aging and living longer

If you want to live a long and healthy life, give optimism a try. That's the suggestion of a new study that found people who have an optimistic outlook on life tend to live longer, on average, than people who are less optimistic. The study is part of a large body of research that has found links between healthy aging and reduced risks of certain conditions like depression among optimists.

Continue Reading

New guidelines warn ‘bad’ cholesterol levels should be as low as possible

New guidelines warn ‘bad’ cholesterol levels should be as low as possible

'Bad' LDL cholesterol levels that fall within existing guidelines may still be too high for many people, according to new guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology. Experts are recommending that adults -- particularly those who have elevated heart disease risk factors -- aim to lower their 'bad' cholesterol levels as much as possible in order to reduce their odds of developing a deadly condition most commonly referred to as clogged arteries.

Continue Reading

Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Healthy foods, not diet type, may be key to cutting heart disease risk

Focusing on healthy foods, not particular types of diets, may be key to cutting heart disease risk, according to a new study out of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The researchers studied the effects of three different diets, each with different macronutrient requirements, and found that all three offered heart health benefits. At the core of each diet was an emphasis on healthy foods.

Continue Reading

Study finds exercise extends lifespan, but sitting around is deadly

Study finds exercise extends lifespan, but sitting around is deadly

It's no secret that exercising may increase your life, but questions remain over exactly what type of exercise -- as well as the duration and intensity -- is needed to get those benefits. The answer is surprising, at least according to a new study that found any level of exercise may slash early death risk. On the flip side, however, the study also warns that sitting for several hours a day is significantly linked to mortality.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next