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E-cigarettes might lead to oral disease, study suggests
Researchers find e-cigarette vapor contains toxic substances and nanoparticles that destroy cells in the mouth, which could raise the risk of oral disease. (Medical News Today)

Obesity and multiple sclerosis: Is there a causal relationship?
A new study shows that genetically elevated BMI is linked with risk of MS, 'providing evidence for a causal role for obesity in MS etiology.' (Medical News Today)

Unproven claims run rampant in e-cigarette business
Long-term public perception could be colored by misinformation, study authors say. (Medical News Today)

WHO'S TB care advice violated standards, researchers say
Poor countries told to follow cheaper, untested treatments.The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify ways to prevent heat-related deaths from climate change
By the 2080s, as many as 3,331 people could die every year from exposure to heat during the summer months in New York City. (Medical News Today)

Southeastern states not protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws
Stalled state-level progress since 2010 prolongs regional disparities.Ten years after the Surgeon General's report on the dangers of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, no states in the... (Medical News Today)

Study examines drop in mass shootings, gun deaths in Australia since gun law reforms
In the 20 years since gun law reforms and buyback programs in Australia, there have been no mass shootings and a more rapid decline in total firearm deaths, according to a study published online by... (Medical News Today)

Do you know what you're smoking? Research suggests that you don't
There is little awareness of the chemical components of cigarette smoke amongst US adults, even though many of them report having looked for relevant information. (Medical News Today)

Huntington's risk genes '10 times more common than previously thought'
A study of more than 7,300 adults suggests the number of people at low risk of Huntington's disease is 10 times higher than previous estimates report. (Medical News Today)

Drones could be cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines in developing world
Deploying the unmanned vehicles in low- and middle-income countries could also improve vaccination rates. (Medical News Today)

More Americans eating healthily, but disparities remain
Study shows the American diet is improving - such as more eating of whole grains - but disparities by race/ethnicity, education, and income persist. (Medical News Today)

Exclusive breast-feeding lowers risks of conduct disorders in children
Babies who are exclusively breast-fed for longer are less likely to have conduct disorders later, compared with those who are breast-fed less than 1 month. (Medical News Today)

Pediatricians call for stricter regulations to prevent lead poisoning in children
Even low levels of lead can cause permanent damage in children, and the U.S. needs to do more to eliminate sources of exposure, say leading pediatricians. (Medical News Today)

Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of pathogens
Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Brain tumor risk linked to high education level
A new population-wide study shows gliomas are more common among people who studied at university for 3 years, compared with those who did not. (Medical News Today)

Out-of-pocket costs influencing health outcomes, Australia
The out-of-pocket costs of health care are rising well above the consumer price index and areinfluencing patient decisions about their own health, an editorial in Medical Journal ofAustralia... (Medical News Today)

Aircraft noise may cause hypertension and organ damage
The negative health implications of exposure to aircraft sound are slowly being uncovered. Hypertension and organ damage are the latest to join the list. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive function worsened by dull and dirty workplaces
Working in an environment that is unclean or unstimulating may reduce cognitive function - including episodic memory - a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Coffee unlikely to cause cancer, but very hot drinks could
A review of more than 1,000 studies concludes coffee is unlikely to increase the risk of cancer - as long as the beverage is not too hot on consumption. (Medical News Today)

Salt: How much is too much?
Studies on how much salt we should consume have been conflicting. We take a closer look at how much salt is too much - or too little - for optimal health. (Medical News Today)

Study finds increase in severity of firearm injuries, in-hospital fatality rate
In a study appearing in the June 14 issue of JAMA, Angela Sauaia, M.D., Ph.D. (Medical News Today)

Laws limiting alcohol sales may have measurable public health effects
First study to use differences in alcohol sales laws as a predictor of disease. (Medical News Today)

The BMJ backs Remain in the EU referendum
Editors explain why doctors should vote to remain in the EU on 23 June. Today, The BMJ has decided to come out and state that the UK should remain in the European Union. (Medical News Today)

Predicting disease spread from animals improves with new model
Scientists have developed a model that uses anticipated changes in climate, land use, and human population to predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases. (Medical News Today)

Fall in incidence of brain injuries from road trauma, Australia
The incidence of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by motor vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions fell dramatically in the 9 years to the end of 2014, a good news story from research... (Medical News Today)

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