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How to recognize a gas leak
Gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning are rare but dangerous. Learn about the signs and symptoms of a gas leak and what to do if one occurs in the home. (Medical News Today)

Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes 'may do more harm than good,' study suggests
Researchers find that e-cigarettes may be more of a hindrance than a help, as they may encourage young adults to take up conventional smoking. (Medical News Today)

Over 400,000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure
The health risks of lead exposure might be worse than we thought; researchers estimate that it could kill more than 400,000 adults in the U.S. each year. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'
A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds. (Medical News Today)

What causes your lip to twitch?
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Bioterrorism: Should we be worried?
The term 'biological warfare' is well-known. In this article, we delve into the details of its history, current status, and potential future. (Medical News Today)

Do your children influence how you store your gun?
If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds
E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm. (Medical News Today)

Is social media ruining your social life?
A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana: Good or bad?
More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Even light exercise can increase men's lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve lifespan. (Medical News Today)

Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely
Single fathers are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than their partnered counterparts or single moms, suggests a large-scale new study. (Medical News Today)

Brain activity explains drunken aggression
A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime. (Medical News Today)

Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?
The latest report from the United States Preventive Services Task Force examines whether ovarian cancer screening can reduce mortality among women. (Medical News Today)

Will eating slowly help you to lose weight?
Causality is a rarely achievable feat in medical research, and while observational, a study offers strong evidence that eating slowly lowers obesity risk. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'
Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter. (Medical News Today)

How traffic noise may contribute to heart disease
After conducting a review of existing literature, researchers conclude that environmental noise — such as that from cars — can contribute to heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Are fidget spinners a health hazard?
A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed. (Medical News Today)

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk
A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic
Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells. (Medical News Today)

Can simply standing help you to lose weight?
Here are the results of the first systematic review of existing studies to examine whether or not standing helps to burn more calories than sitting down. (Medical News Today)

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium. (Medical News Today)

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed
These are the conclusions of one of the largest reports to have ever been conducted on the health risks of electronic cigarettes. (Medical News Today)

Five hobbies that can improve your health
Looking to take up a new hobby this year? We look at five past-times that are not only fun, but which could have significant benefits for health. (Medical News Today)

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