New low-cost daily pill containing four drugs can cut number of heart attacks and strokes by a third
New low-cost daily pill containing four drugs can cut number of heart attacks and strokes by a third

Results from a clinical trial show that when compared with just lifestyle advice, taking the low-cost polypill reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events by 34%

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now as WHO study fails to find conclusive evidence
Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now as WHO study fails to find conclusive evidence

However, WHO experts warn that the report is based on very limited and sometimes even unreliable data/information

High blood pressure in young people could lead to poor brain health in later years
High blood pressure in young people could lead to poor brain health in later years

The findings, according to researchers, show that blood pressure monitoring and interventions aimed at maximizing brain health later in life need to be targeted at least by early midlife

Bad air quality significantly linked to increased rates of bipolar disorder in US and Denmark
Bad air quality significantly linked to increased rates of bipolar disorder in US and Denmark

The observational study suggests a link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders including major depression, personality disorders among others

HIV cases decline only by 17% between 2007 and 2017 as about 2 million people get infected every year
HIV cases decline only by 17% between 2007 and 2017 as about 2 million people get infected every year

Research shows despite considerable progress made in reducing HIV-related deaths and increasing the coverage of ART, HIV/AIDS continues to have devastating health effects globally

New York issues stricter rules on vaccine medical exemptions, sparks fresh debate
New York issues stricter rules on vaccine medical exemptions, sparks fresh debate

The regulations are meant to keep people from securing medical exemptions for non-medical causes to avoid vaccinations. 2019 marked the biggest measles outbreak in decades in the United States with 1,203 individual cases of measles confirmed in 30 states

Diabetes treatment targets stagnant in US since 2005, analysis shows over 1 in 4 adults with the disease remain undiagnosed
Diabetes treatment targets stagnant in US since 2005, analysis shows over 1 in 4 adults with the disease remain undiagnosed

Significant advances over the past two decades have not effectively improved diabetes outcomes in particular for young, female and non-white adults with diabetes.

Bullied, discriminated transgender college students face significantly higher risk of suicide
Bullied, discriminated transgender college students face significantly higher risk of suicide

Gender minority students are between two and four times more likely to experience mental health problems than the rest of their peers

As number of hot car deaths skyrocketed in 2018 with 53 fatalities, passage of Hot Car Act becomes paramount
As number of hot car deaths skyrocketed in 2018 with 53 fatalities, passage of Hot Car Act becomes paramount

Since 1998, 829 children have died due to Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke in the US and studies say 80% of them were age three and younger.

Ordinary carbon dioxide exposures inside classrooms, offices or bedrooms could harm your health and even impact decision-making
Ordinary carbon dioxide exposures inside classrooms, offices or bedrooms could harm your health and even impact decision-making

Exposure to as low as 1,000 ppm can cause health problems, a threshold that is already exceeded in many indoor environments with increased room occupancy and poor ventilation, warn researchers

NYU Winthrop Hospital doctors' quest to find Alzheimer's cure gets boost with plans to re-engineer human cells
NYU Winthrop Hospital doctors' quest to find Alzheimer's cure gets boost with plans to re-engineer human cells

The project spearheaded by Dr. Allison Reiss and intends to recreate brain behavior by reengineering human cells that will be collected through voluntary blood tests. The cells will behave like neurons aiding the research.

A mysterious toxic blue-green algae is killing dogs in hours, here's everything pet owners need to know
A mysterious toxic blue-green algae is killing dogs in hours, here's everything pet owners need to know

New Yorkers urged to report harmful algal blooms as they throw up as green dots or linear streaks. Citizens can take digital photos and upload it on the NYS Health Department site.

Air pollution is as harmful to your lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day
Air pollution is as harmful to your lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

According to researchers, long-term exposure to all major outdoor air pollutants increases the development of chronic lung disease emphysema, and age-related decline in lung function, even among people who have never smoked

Droughts caused by climate change may be responsible for stunting millions of children globally
Droughts caused by climate change may be responsible for stunting millions of children globally

A new study shows that drought and rainfall extremes are explicitly linked with worse child nutrition, and some places are likely to see extreme increases in stunting under severe droughts

Climate change, overfishing could expose more people to toxic mercury through seafood
Climate change, overfishing could expose more people to toxic mercury through seafood

Analysis shows an increase of 1 degree Celsius in seawater temperature leads to a 32% increase in methylmercury levels in cod and a 70% increase in spiny dogfish

Concussion not the only problem in football: New study shows that even routine hits can cause structural damage to brain
Concussion not the only problem in football: New study shows that even routine hits can cause structural damage to brain

The researchers studied 38 players on the University of Rochester football team and found that typical hits sustained from playing just one season cause structural changes to the brain

Health breakthrough: Mini human livers grown in labs could bring hope to hundreds of thousands suffering fatal liver disease
Health breakthrough: Mini human livers grown in labs could bring hope to hundreds of thousands suffering fatal liver disease

The mini-livers grown from human stem cells can mimic many aspects of human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its progression

Heart disease, stroke-related deaths in developed countries on the rise due to obesity
Heart disease, stroke-related deaths in developed countries on the rise due to obesity

High and increasing obesity, among other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes, are jeopardizing further CVD-death declines in many countries

Alzheimer's blood test detects disease 20 years before symptoms appear with 94% accuracy in major breakthrough
Alzheimer's blood test detects disease 20 years before symptoms appear with 94% accuracy in major breakthrough

Researchers say they can measure levels of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid-beta in the blood and use such levels to predict whether the protein has accumulated in the brain; Such a test could be available at doctors’ offices within a few years

Racism in medical schools influences students’ decision to work with minority patients, communities
Racism in medical schools influences students’ decision to work with minority patients, communities

Study covering 49 medical schools, 3,756 students says negative behavior against minorities discourage them from working in underserved areas, indicating deep roots of structural racism in the profession too

West Nile Virus and EEEV: How to protect yourself from the potentially deadly viruses that cause brain swelling
West Nile Virus and EEEV: How to protect yourself from the potentially deadly viruses that cause brain swelling

Mosquitoes carrying WNV and EEEV have been reported all over the United States. Here's everything you need to know, from first aid to how to keep them away.

Deadly drug-resistant bacteria that killed more than 2,000 people in 2015 rapidly spreading through hospitals, experts warn
Deadly drug-resistant bacteria that killed more than 2,000 people in 2015 rapidly spreading through hospitals, experts warn

Reseachers say hospitals in Europe are speeding up the spread of bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, which are difficult to treat as they are resistant to carbapenems

Childhood cancers resulted in 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally in 2017, shows first study to quantify impact
Childhood cancers resulted in 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally in 2017, shows first study to quantify impact

Collectively, childhood cancers are the 6th leading cause of total cancer burden worldwide after adult cancers of the lung, liver, stomach, colon, and breast; and the 9th leading cause of childhood disease burden globally.

In a first, researchers identify a class of bacteria that protects from obesity, metabolic disorders
In a first, researchers identify a class of bacteria that protects from obesity, metabolic disorders

The beneficial bacteria, Clostridia, prevents weight gain in mice by blocking the intestine's ability to absorb fat, pointing to possibilities for new therapies against obesity.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus detected in New York City, Health Department issues warning
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus detected in New York City, Health Department issues warning

There have been no human cases reported in New York City this year, but as of July 9, one case was reported in New Jersey and 39 across the US

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