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Quit Smoking And Get Paid Is Having More Success

Quit Smoking And Get Paid

Quiting smoking and receiving a financial reward is emerging as a new and successful smoking cessation strategy for health care professionals and researchers. In a study published in BMJ on January 27, a higher percentage of pregnant women successfully quit smoking when offered a financial incentive. Lead researcher Professor David Tappin, of Glasgow University in… Read more »

Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease Link To Common Drugs

Dementia Linked To Common Drugs

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease risks are likely to increase when taking over-the-counter medications and other common drugs, according to a new study. Researchers found a link between antidepressants, antihistamines, sleeping aids, bladder control medication, and dementia. On January 26, they published the findings of their recent cohort study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Included on the… Read more »

Fish May Be Great For Pregnant Women Researchers Say

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Often called “brain food,” the nutritious benefits derived from eating fish has been well documented and well-known for many years. Fish is a rich source of valuable Omega fatty acids, which are essential for various body functions. Now, a recent nutritional study states that eating fish is not only beneficial for expecting mothers, but for… Read more »

Stem Cells Could Eliminate Skin Grafting In Treatment Of Severe Burns [Study]

Stem Cells To Treat Burn Victims, According To Study

Stem cells are seen as a highly effective form of treatment in the medical community for a number of diseases and conditions. They’ve been shown to be remarkable treatments particularly for cancers like lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, breast cancer, neuroblastoma, renal cell carcinoma, and ovarian cancer. They’ve also been proven effective in treating autoimmune diseases,… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Dangerous? Cancer Risk Increased Up To 15 Times That Of Traditional Smokers, Study Suggests

E-Cigarettes Damages Healthy Cells

E-Cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, is this claim true? New research suggests that electronic cigarettes’ vapor can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde. According to NPR, the latest research is shedding light on the safety concerns of e-cigarettes. David Peyton, a chemistry professor at Portland State University who… Read more »

Fascinating Video Explains Scientifically-Proven Benefits Of Meditation

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Meditation might sound like mumbo-jumbo to many, but science has actually proven the powerful benefits that can be derived from practicing the ancient art. Experts agree on the health advantages of engaging in meditative activities, and recent studies have even confirmed its great contributions to people’s physical and psychological well-being. YouTube channel ASAPScience recently presented… Read more »

Ebola Vaccine To Hit Liberia On Friday

Ebola vaccine Liberia

As several companies clamor to invent an Ebola vaccine effective enough to overturn the virus’ advances in West Africa, British healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline officially sent its experimental offering to Liberia. When it arrives on Friday, it will be the first Ebola vaccine to reach the disease-ravaged region, reported the New York Times. Of 30,000 test… Read more »

Twitter Might Be The Next Trending Weapon Against Heart Disease

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Twitter isn’t just for hashtags and 140-character limit posts anymore. Scientists have found a use for the social media site that will probably become a trending topic in medicine for the next few years. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that Twitter might actually be a good indicator for predicting rates of heart… Read more »

Chikungunya: Lindsay Lohan Has The Disease, But What Is It?

chikungunya virus

Over the last day or so, it has been widely reported on Inquisitr and elsewhere that Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya. The New York Daily News reported that Lindsay was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London yesterday. Lindsay was reported to have a high fever and severe joint pain. Apparently,… Read more »

Alcoholic Drinks Linked To Reduced Heart Failure Risk

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The health risks and benefits of alcohol have always been a hot topic of debate in research. Alcohol is largely attributed as the cause of a multitude of health complications from high blood pressure to cancer. This new study, recently reported by Medical News Today and published in the European Heart Journal shows a counter-intuitive… Read more »

Prostate Cancer: Hope For Prolonged Survival In Older Men

prostate cancer

Older men with aggressive prostate cancer may have the odds in their favor if they use a combination of therapy, a new study suggests. According to the study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the combination of radiation therapy and hormone therapy, or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), reduced prostate cancer-related deaths by almost half in… Read more »

44-Year-Old Woman Can’t Feel Fear, Has Rare Genetic Condition

A 44-year-old woman can't feel fear

Even though fear seems to be something experienced by most people for one reason or another, one woman is apparently not affected by it at all. Due to a rare genetic condition, a 44-year-old woman referred to by doctors as “SM” is unfazed even by extreme situations where fear would be a common factor. Daily… Read more »