Health

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

Still, Dr. Compton continued, “we don’t yet know about the health problems in vaping.” Vaping devices, which typically vaporize substances into an inhalant, are perceived by some experts as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes because they do not include carcinogens that come with burning tobacco. But Dr. Compton said, “The concern is that it may represent a new route ...

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First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels. Other symptoms of the condition, formerly called Churg-Stress syndrome, include asthma and an overabundance of an infection-fighting ...

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Dementia WARNING: A daily diet fizzy drink could increase Alzheimer’s risk by THREE times

Dementia risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks everyday, researchers claim Drinking fizzy drinks increased risk of stroke and dementia by three times Sugary drinks linked to poorer memory and smaller brain volume, scientists said 850,000 people in the UK affected by Alzheimer’s disease The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease could be increased by drinking diet fizzy drinks, ...

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Dinosaurs Dealt with Pesky Ticks, Too

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dinosaurs probably didn’t do “tick checks,” but even they had to put up with the blood-sucking critters, a piece of fossilized amber reveals. Researchers say they’ve found a 100-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber that contained an extinct type of tick grasping a dinosaur feather. It’s the first direct fossil evidence that ticks fed ...

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Meal kit trend in Canada grows into $120M industry

Matthew Richardson decided it was finally time to change his cooking habits. After moving in with his girlfriend this past summer, Richardson, 36, figured they should put a stop to their frequent eating out and make a real effort to prepare their own meals at home. But he didn’t know where to start. Elaborate recipes felt intimidating and he had ...

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Personal Health: The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

In other words, people can be socially isolated and not feel lonely; they simply prefer a more hermitic existence. Likewise, people can feel lonely even when surrounded by lots of people, especially if the relationships are not emotionally rewarding. In fact, Dr. Carla Perissinotto and colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco reported in 2012 that most lonely ...

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Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease. One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. Researchers found that several computer algorithms outperformed a group of pathologists in ...

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