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Reusing Contact Lenses Raises Odds for Rare Eye Infection

Although wearing reusable contact lenses is generally safe, it can be associated with a greater risk of a rare eye infection, new British research shows. In...

Gut Microbiome Could Play Role in MS

Scientists have been looking to the microbiome, and its numerous gut bacteria, as an area of research with plenty of potential for finding connections...

People Science and Sen-Jam Pharmaceutical partner to develop people-forward tools to study inflammation, pain, and opioid withdrawal symptoms in the real world

LOS ANGELES and HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2022. People Science, a direct-to-consumer scientific research company providing a scaled R&D platform...

Big Drop Seen in Drug Treatment Admissions During Pandemic

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 – Admissions to drug treatment programs declined sharply during the pandemic's first year, likely explaining a later surge in...

Scent of a Human: What Draws Mosquitoes to People's Skin

Just as a person might be drawn to a particular scent, so, too, are mosquitoes. The pesky insects may be attracted to a chemical cocktail of odors emanating...

Study Points to Jobs With Highest Risk for ALS

People who work in manufacturing, welding and chemical operations and are exposed to hazardous chemicals may face a higher risk of developing amyotrophic...

Health Highlights: Sept.26, 2022​

Bike riding while on meth, opioids is sending thousands to ERs. Between 2019 and 2020, more than 11,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for...

Biking While High on Meth, Opioids Is Sending Thousands to ER

Biking while stoned leads to thousands of serious crashes each year, a new study suggests. Between 2019 and 2020 alone, more than 11,000 people were treated...

Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents. "My kids are not allowed...

CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospitals, unless those health...

America's ER Docs Alarmed by Rising Violence From Patients

The stories grabbed headlines during the pandemic: Violent episodes in U.S. emergency rooms where patients attacked doctors. Now, a new poll shows just...

Not Just Obesity: Everyone May Have a 'Fat Threshold' for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are one of the millions of people with type 2 diabetes, losing weight can help reverse the blood sugar disease even if you aren’t overweight...

Blood Clot Risk Remains Higher Almost a Year After COVID

An increased risk of blood clots persists for close to a year after a COVID-19 infection, a large study shows. The health records of 48 million unvaccinated...

AHA News: How to Keep 'Vaccine Fatigue' From Getting in the Way of a Flu Shot

After nearly three years of nearly nonstop talking about viruses and vaccinations, some people might be ready to tune out. That would be a mistake, health...

Vision Damage May Begin Long Before Type 2 Diabetes Is Diagnosed

Nerve damage is a common side effect of type 2 diabetes and it might start in the eyes long before the condition is ever diagnosed, new research suggests. In...

4.4 Million Americans Have Gotten Updated COVID Boosters

At least 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday...

Hints That Experimental Drug, Tofersen, Might Curb a Form of ALS

People with a rare genetic form of ALS may benefit from extended use of an investigational drug, a new study shows. The medication, tofersen, benefited...

Knee Trouble? Losing Weight May Help Slow Arthritis

Losing excess weight may not only help prevent knee arthritis, but also slow its progression in people who already have the condition, a recent study suggests. Researchers...

Japan to Drop COVID Restrictions, Ease Entry for Tourists

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 – Japan announced plans Thursday to relax tight COVID travel restrictions, making it easier for tourists to return to the...

Type 1 Diabetes Is Tougher on Girls Than Boys: Study

Girls with type 1 diabetes may fare worse than boys when it comes to blood sugar control and other critical aspects of their health, a new research review...

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