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What is health insurance?
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance. (Medical News Today)

Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning
New research suggests that the peak time for certain adverse cardiovascular events has changed and suggests possible reasons for this shift. (Medical News Today)

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we 'curb the epidemic for good?'
Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem. (Medical News Today)

Your height may predict your risk of varicose veins
A study led by Stanford University scientists examines the genes of nearly 500,000 participants and suggests that height may be a cause of varicose veins. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's burden will double by 2060, warn CDC
The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060. (Medical News Today)

Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?
Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity. (Medical News Today)

How to give an intramuscular injection
Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to give an intramuscular injection at home. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered
The world's largest genetic study of hypertension finds that the number of genetic loci involved is three times larger than previously thought. (Medical News Today)

Study overturns what we know about kidney stones
New research uses cutting-edge technology to study kidney stones. The findings change what we know about their nature, composition, and behavior. (Medical News Today)

Eating fiber can delay brain aging
New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Ally's Law
Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. Learn more about the history of Ally’s Law, where it applies, and how to use it. (Medical News Today)

mHealth: What is it, and how can it help us?
The uptake of mobile health has been slow, but why? This Spotlight investigates its pros and cons, as well as what the future might hold for mHealth. (Medical News Today)

Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

Which airport surfaces carry the most viruses?
New research examines several surfaces in a major airport during the peak flu season. The study reveals which surfaces have the highest number of viruses. (Medical News Today)

Common painkiller poses risk to heart health
New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: 8,000 new drug combinations are effective
A new study shows that, contrary to general belief in the medical community, a combination of four or more antibiotics can effectively kill bacteria. (Medical News Today)

One in five human genes are not 'real'
A new study suggests that the human genome has at least 2,000 fewer protein-encoding genes than previously believed. The findings could change biomedicine. (Medical News Today)

Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective
Researchers have developed a compound that simultaneously stops the addictive action of opioids and relieves chronic pain as effectively as morphine. (Medical News Today)

Dairy and meat 'beneficial for heart health and longevity'
What does a modern, international diet that keeps your heart healthy look like? A new study investigates, and it draws some controversial conclusions. (Medical News Today)

Forehead wrinkles - an early sign of cardiovascular disease?
According to new research, deep wrinkles in one's forehead could signal the onset of atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. (Medical News Today)

Low-carb diets 'are unsafe and should be avoided'
New research finds a correlation between low-carb diets and risk of death from any cause, as well as death from heart disease, stroke, and cancer. (Medical News Today)

'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death. (Medical News Today)

The 'safest level of drinking is none,' says alcohol study
A study of alcohol use and its effects on health in 195 countries during 1990–2016 concludes that 'there is no safe level' of consumption. (Medical News Today)

Just 5–10 percent weight loss has surprising health benefits
A new study shows the cardiometabolic benefits of losing just 5 percent of one's body weight. For those who lose more, the benefits are even greater. (Medical News Today)

Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you
A new study may have found the 'sweet spot' of carb intake. The researchers point out that both too much and too little carbohydrate may harm health. (Medical News Today)

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