Contaminated baby powders may be linked to rare form of cancer, study suggests

(Morgan Brinlee/ Romper) — A new study published in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests contaminated baby powders may be linked to a rare cancer. In a case study of 33 patients, researchers … Read More

Is that statin doing you any good?
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(Robert Preidt/ WebMD) — Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say.

Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of statin users.  …

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Scientists design new oral capsule that may end the era of painful insulin jabs
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(The Economic Times) — Scientists have designed an oral capsule which can deliver insulin and other drugs – that usually have to be injected – to the lining of the small intestine and release them for uptake into the bloodstream.

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken  …

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Diet intervention may drastically improve depressive symptoms
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(Mental Daily) — In past research studies, diet intervention is recognized for its beneficiary effects on cognitive health. In a new study, however, conducted by researchers from Macquarie University in Australia, they found that consuming a healthy diet may improve depressive symptoms among young adults. The findings were published  …

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Red meat study caused a stir – here’s what wasn’t discussed
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(Richard Hoffman/ The Conversation) — Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons. The report sharply divided scientific opinion, with some experts praising  …

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16 foods that pack more sodium than you might think
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(Sara Shulman/ Prevention) — Deli meats, French fries, and canned soups are common sodium culprits that you probably already know to avoid, but sometimes food manufacturers add sodium to many restaurant dishes and other food products to boost their flavor.

That’s why it’s especially important to check the nutrition   …

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Paralyzed man walks in brain-controlled exoskeleton
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(David Grossman/ Popular Mechanics) — Using only his brain signals, a paralyzed French man was able to operate, maneuver, and walk in a whole-body robotic exoskeleton. While the four-limb system isn’t ready for clinical applications yet, and will require improvements before that point, researchers call the early results   …

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Scientist who discredited meat guidelines didn’t report past food industry ties
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(The BusinessTimes) — A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat.

But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry.

The new report, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine,  …

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1 in 4 young Canadian women say they ‘never’ use a condom: survey
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(Arti Patel/ Global News) — Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Canada are rising, and a new survey suggests many young Canadians may not be protecting themselves.

The research, which was released by condom brand Trojan in partnership with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) and the University  …

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Hysterectomy linked to increased risk for depression, other mood disorders, says study
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(Beth Levine/ Everday Health) — In a cohort study involving 2100 women who have had their uteruses removed (ovaries were left intact), researchers have found an association between the hysterectomies and an increased long-term risk of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology  …

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