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

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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Young caregivers put future careers at risk, study shows
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(Josee St-Onge/ CBC News) — Caring for their mother, who had dementia, forever changed the lives of Edmonton sisters Elise and Sarah Chamberland.

“I wasn’t really focused on my own life because I was thinking about all the work I had to do for her, and also thinking, ‘I don’t have a lot of time left with her,’  …

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Expert: vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’
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(Kat Mcalpine-Boston/ Futurity) — In nearly 20 years as a pulmonologist, Hasmeena Kathuria has never been so alarmed as she is by recent cases of severe lung problems and deaths linked to vaping.

“Now, in addition to creating an epidemic of nicotine-addicted youth, vaping e-cigarette products is sending kids to the ER with lung failure,  …

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U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient
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(Thomson Reuters ) — People should stop using e-cigarettes with the marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday as investigation on outbreak of lung illness linked to vaping deepens.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously warned on vaping, but  …

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People with gum disease more likely to have high blood pressure
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(Darwin Malicdem/ Medical Daily) — Having gum disease or periodontitis has been linked to high blood pressure. Researchers found that the infection could increase the risk of hypertension by nearly 50 percent, which may contribute to serious health problems.

The new study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, adds   …

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More versions of Zantac recalled over exposure to cancer-linked chemical
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(David Lao/ Global News) — Health Canada said Wednesday that versions of heartburn medication ranitidine – known commonly as Zantac – are being recalled by four more companies over concerns that the drug may have been made with unsafe levels of a chemical linked to an increased risk of cancer.

The companies recalling the drugs are Apotex  …

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Biological clocks impact immune response efficiency
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(Pranjal Mehar/ Tech Explorist) — Biological clocks regulate the proper periodicity of several processes at the cellular and organismal level. The cell cycle and circadian rhythm are the best characterized among these, but several other biological clocks function in cells at widely variable periodicity.

Circadian variations   …

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More reason to work out: Fitter adults have fitter brains
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(All4Women) — Lace-up your trainers and get ready to work out – there’s a proven link between physical fitness and better brain structure and functioning.

A large new study by German scientists indicates that increasing fitness may lead to improved cognitive ability, such as memory and problem solving, as well as improved structural  …

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Blood test is 94% accurate at identifying early Alzheimer’s disease
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(Washington University School of Medicine) — Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes has moved one step closer to clinical use.

Researchers from  …

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