E-cigarettes cause MORE pneumonia than regular cigarettes

E-cigarettes cause MORE pneumonia than regular cigarettes

Vape users are more likely to suffer from pneumonia than people who smoke regular cigarettes, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania said the electronic devices cause “unique” damage to the lungs that is not yet fully understood. The study is the latest evidence to highlight that vaping is not the risk-free cessation … Read more

Alcohol flush warns of deadly disease: Stanford study

Alcohol flush warns of deadly disease: Stanford study

It’s sobering news for the rosy-cheeked drinker. If you’ve knocked back a few and feel a warm blush creeping down your face and ears, you’re not alone. Though often viewed as annoying rather than dangerous, alcohol flushes may be a sign of something more serious brewing beneath the surface, a new study suggests. About 8% … Read more

Blood-based tests may detect Alzheimer’s disease early, study suggests

Blood-based tests may detect Alzheimer’s disease early, study suggests

Blood-based tests may detect Alzheimer’s disease early, study suggests A new test that analyzes components in the blood can detect Alzheimer’s disease early King’s College London developed the test to predict the risk of a condition The study was able to detect changes three and a half years before typical diagnosis By Daily Mail Reporter … Read more

Doctors Reveal Parkinson’s First Warning Sign…and It’s Not One of Three Telltale Symptoms

Doctors Reveal Parkinson’s First Warning Sign…and It’s Not One of Three Telltale Symptoms

Parkinson’s first warning sign may not be the telltale muscle stiffness, tremors and balance problems, experts say. Instead, altered speech may strike earlier than the other hallmark effects of the disease, Lithuanian researchers say. More than 10 million people worldwide are thought to have the condition, including Michael J. Fox, Billy Connolly, and Jeremy Paxman. … Read more

Alcohol Flushing Response can increase the risk of heart disease

Alcohol Flushing Response can increase the risk of heart disease

If you’re East or Southeast Asian, you’re probably very familiar with the alcohol flushing reaction, otherwise known as the “Asian glow.” After one or two drinks, your face and body will turn redder than a sun-dried tomato, and people will start asking you if you somehow got sunburned at the bar or at a party … Read more

Large study finds link between viral infections and future brain disease

Large study finds link between viral infections and future brain disease

An illustration of the varicella zoster virus, the cause of chickenpox and shingles.Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Common viral infections can have far-reaching consequences for our brain health, new research suggests. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a later increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. However, more research … Read more

ANOTHER study finds that popular e-cigarettes cause DNA damage in the lungs

ANOTHER study finds that popular e-cigarettes cause DNA damage in the lungs

Juul me… ANOTHER study finds e-cigarettes cause DNA damage in lungs similar to normal cigarettes Researchers at McGill University, Canada, exposed mice to 60 puffs a day They found that rodents showed signs of lung damage within a month Vaping has become an epidemic in American youth amid glitzy advertising By Luke Andrews Health Reporter … Read more

Forcing older drivers to take brain tests reduces the number of crashes by one in ten

Forcing older drivers to take brain tests reduces the number of crashes by one in ten

Forcing older drivers to take mandatory cognitive tests reduces vehicle collisions among older adults by one in 10, a study suggests. Researchers in Japan studied the impact of a rule for retirees imposed in 2017 requiring all people over the age of 75 to take a cognitive test every five years to keep their driver’s … Read more

Newly discovered VEXAS syndrome may affect thousands more Americans than previously thought

Newly discovered VEXAS syndrome may affect thousands more Americans than previously thought

The patient, Hector Campos, presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath, erratic fever, and swollen, itchy ears. His wife explained that Campos had tested negative for COVID-19. “What do you think this could be?” Campos asked emergency room chief Ethan Choi, who was also confused by the man’s symptoms. Scary, right? But it’s … Read more