- BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study December 6, 2019
The new method developed by researchers and outlined in their study suggests that the measurements used by the FDA and other regulatory agencies underestimate BPA exposure by as much as 44 times.
- How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell December 5, 2019
The scientists analyzed plasma -- the cell-free, fluid part of blood -- from more than 4,200 people between the ages of 18 and 95, and found a link between 373 proteins and aging.
- Flesh-Eating Infection Tied to Heroin Kills Seven December 5, 2019
All of the deaths occurred in San Diego County, CA.
- Drug Reduces Delusions in Dementia Patients December 5, 2019
The drug eases hallucinations that can cause anxiety, aggression and physical and verbal abuse.
- New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug December 5, 2019
Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn't appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it's effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported.
- Weight-Loss Surgery a Boon for the Heart December 5, 2019
The research included 38 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 19 obese patients who were on the waiting list for weight-loss surgery.
- Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER December 5, 2019
According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a smartphone between 1998 and 2017. When that number is extrapolated to include the whole country, the total is likely to be more than 76,000 people.
- Vaping Tied to Lung Illness Seen in Metalworkers December 5, 2019
The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San Francisco.
- Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen December 5, 2019
More than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 90 to 95% are type 2, the CDC says, and metformin is the fourth-most prescribed drug in the United States.
- Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer December 4, 2019
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. All of the women had a sister who'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, but they didn't have breast cancer themselves at the start of the study.