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Rare diseases more common than we think

Rare diseases more common than we think

Rare diseases are by their very nature obscure and unknown, falling through the cracks when it comes to research budgets and treatment development. But now, a study has shown they are more common than we think. New research shows that rare diseases are not that rare. The United States classifies a rare disease as one […]

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Lung injury outbreak: CDC warn against certain vaping products

Lung injury outbreak: CDC warn against certain vaping products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a lung injury outbreak registered across the United States since the beginning of October. While the cause of the outbreak remains unknown, the CDC warn against using e-cigarettes, particularly those that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or nicotine. Healthcare professionals have recently associated vaping with an outbreak […]

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Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead

Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead

Is the desire for brightly colored turmeric causing a dangerous phenomenon? A new report discusses how companies in Bangladesh are adding lead chromate to turmeric to make it appear more yellow. Researchers have found high levels of toxic lead in the popular spice turmeric. What is lead chromate, and why do people use it to […]

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Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

Heart disease has long been the leading cause of death. However, a new global study has shown — in higher income countries, at least — that cancer is now twice as likely to cause death as heart disease. A recent study offers important insights into the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, […]

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Is 5G technology bad for our health?

Is 5G technology bad for our health?

As 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations advise that there is no reason to be alarmed about the effects of radiofrequency waves on our health. But some experts strongly disagree. Why do some people believe that 5G technology may harm our health? The term 5G […]

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Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children’s IQs

Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children’s IQs

New research examines the link between maternal consumption of fluoridated water and lower IQs in their children. New research explores the possible developmental effects of fluoridated tap water. According to recent estimates, 66% of all United States residents receive fluoridated water through their taps. Adding fluoride to drinking water has been a public health practice […]

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FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products

FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products

Curaleaf has recently come under fire from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for selling “unapproved” cannabidiol products and making “unsubstantiated claims” about their health benefits. The FDA have issued a letter informing the company that failure to correct the violations may result in legal action. The FDA warn that many companies illegally sell and […]

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Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research […]

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People are living longer despite care inequalities

People are living longer despite care inequalities

The World Health Organization report that life expectancy has increased by 5 years, but data show inequalities in access to health services among countries. A new global report finds that people are living longer, despite disparities in healthcare access. The World Health Statistics series is an annual snapshot of global health compiled by the World […]

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Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals

Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals

New research finds that children living in homes with vinyl flooring or sofas that contain flame retardants have traces of potentially harmful toxins in their urine or blood. New research suggests that sofas and vinyl floors, in particular, contain substances that may harm children’s health. An increasing number of studies are shedding light on the […]