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Smokers and hypertensive individuals have higher risk of sudden death from brain bleed than previously believed

Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage, the most lethal stroke subtype. In fact, subarachnoid hemorrhage kills smokers and hypertensive individuals even before they reach hospitals, and therefore, previous studies that did not include these deaths

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee as health experts warn about the dangers of hot drinks Almost 900 accidents in 2018 in under two-year-olds were from hot drinks Total of 35,000 under-16s in England and Wales burned in five years Surgeons warned child burn victims need operations over a lifetime Thousands of

Treatment for ‘low T’ could someday come from a single skin cell, research shows

USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. In today’s Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, scientists describe how they transformed stem cells into functioning Leydig cells—the cells in the testes that produce the male sex hormone. “Our study

Prevalence of short sleep duration up from 2010 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of short sleep duration increased among working American adults from 2010 to 2018, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Community Health. Jagdish Khubchandani, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and James H. Price, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Toledo in Ohio, used data

The birth of vision from the retina to the brain

How is the retina formed? And how do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? By focusing on the early stages of this complex process, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have identified the genetic programs governing the birth of

Three-year-old gets rash from the herpes virus after a kiss

Mother’s warning after her three-year-old caught the herpes virus ‘when he was kissed by a relative’ and was left covered in a rash Hayley Etheridge had no idea children could get the virus from adults Her son, Baylie-Grey, had blistering skin on his face and was lethargic Herpes simplex virus is passed on through skin

How to Protect Yourself From Unsafe Drinking Water

You know about Flint, Michigan, but rattle off any number of other cities—Ithaca, Joliet, Chicago, Minneapolis, or even your hometown—and you wouldn’t second-guess drinking water from the tap. But maybe you should. The problem with your water Ithaca, New York, had problems with a new disinfection system that produced too-high levels of chlorites in its

The Biggest Surprises From Shay Mitchell's Show 'Almost Ready'

Next stop, parenthood! Shay Mitchell and her boyfriend, Matte Babel, are gearing up for their baby girl’s arrival in Almost Ready. The Pretty Little Liars alum, 32, kept her pregnancy private for the first two trimesters, finally announcing the news in June on Instagram. “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool