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How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues
As more people use e-cigarettes, debates about their safety continue. For now, NHS England and Scotland conclude that smoking tobacco does more harm. (Medical News Today)

Ultraprocessed foods may increase death risk
Though scientists have already linked ultraprocessed foods to various health conditions, a new study assesses whether they also increase mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?
Will drinking beer before wine really make you feel fine the next day? New research investigates the truth behind this widely held belief. (Medical News Today)

Are we facing a Parkinson's pandemic?
The authors of a recent article are suggesting that the gradual rise in Parkinson's is a pandemic. They ask why this is occurring and what can be done. (Medical News Today)

Cardiovascular deaths on the rise in the US
According to data from the American Heart Association (AHA), more and more adults in the United States are dying from cardiovascular conditions. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: The worrying 'rise of pseudomedicine'
In a recent article, a team of neurologists attacks an ongoing increase in pseudomedicine that claims to protect brain health and treat dementia. (Medical News Today)

Are tattoos linked to poor health and risky behavior?
As tattoos become increasingly popular, a new study examines the relationship between body art, physical and mental health, and risky behavior. (Medical News Today)

Why sleep is the best painkiller
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. (Medical News Today)

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country
A recent study examines melanoma mortality across the United States. The researchers identify large differences between states. Why could this be? (Medical News Today)

Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals
According to a recent study, flossing is just one common behavior that could put people at risk of exposure to certain chemicals linked to disease. (Medical News Today)

7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes
The guidelines that the American Heart Association (AHA) issued for maintaining cardiovascular health may also reduce the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm. (Medical News Today)

Is borax safe to use?
Borax is a common ingredient in household products. Some people use borax to make slime for children to play with, but is it safe? Learn about the risks in this article. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease
A meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials reveals the ideal amount of dietary fiber that we should consume each day. (Medical News Today)

Does this common food additive stop us exercising?
New research, conducted in both mice and humans, finds a strong link between the consumption of phosphate and reduced levels of physical activity. (Medical News Today)

Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to
Hydrogen peroxide has many antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it is a staple in many medicine cabinets. Learn about the benefits of gargling with hydrogen peroxide here. (Medical News Today)

A guide to eating a balanced diet
A balanced diet fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs and includes foods from the five essential food groups. Learn more about building a healthful, balanced diet here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you remove fluoride from tap water?
Twelve years ago, Juneau, AK, stopped adding fluoride to community water sources. A newly published study looks at how this has affected its inhabitants. (Medical News Today)

Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization
A new study finds that moderate drinking has associations with a lower risk of hospitalization. The results also confirm the health risks of heavy drinking. (Medical News Today)

What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?
A wolf spider bite is rarely dangerous and does not usually require treatment. If a wolf spider bites a human, they can often treat it as they would any other insect bite. Learn more about wolf spiders, their bites, ways to treat them, and how to avoid them. (Medical News Today)

What to do when a pill gets stuck in the throat
Having a pill stuck in the throat can be both alarming and irritating. However, there are some steps to ensure that the pill dislodges safely, as well as several prevention methods. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to identify and treat snake bites
Most snakes in the United States are nonvenomous, but pit vipers and coral snakes can inject venom. In this article, we look at the symptoms of snake bites, how to identify venomous snakes, and the best treatment and first aid for snake bites. (Medical News Today)

HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history
In this article, learn about how HIV and AIDS came to affect humans and how researchers discovered the virus. We also cover how the public response and treatment have evolved over several decades. (Medical News Today)

What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are state- and federal-funded health insurance plans that enable people with a low income to access healthcare in the United States. Find out more about what they are, the plans available, and who can access them. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia. (Medical News Today)

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