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Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?
New research shows how our environment shapes our food choices by looking into the impact of simply adding extra vegetarian options to the menu. (Medical News Today)

How air pollution may lead to hair loss
New research explains the effect of pollution particles on hair follicle cells and suggests that the mechanism explains why pollution leads to hair loss. (Medical News Today)

Study links home cooked meals with fewer harmful chemicals
New research suggests that people who eat more homemade meals tend to have lower levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in their blood. (Medical News Today)

Hospital data breaches could lead to identity theft, financial fraud
New research looks at what kind of personal information gets leaked in the majority of hospital data breaches, and at some of the consequences. (Medical News Today)

More batches of common hypertension drug taken off the market
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is withdrawing more batches of Losartan potassium tablets, USP and Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP. (Medical News Today)

US diet still contains too many low quality carbs
Refined grains, added sugar, and other low quality carbs still account for 42% of daily calories in the typical diet of U.S. adults, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Adult obesity: Is childhood sugar intake in the '70s to blame?
Are adult obesity rates in the United States today the result of childhood sugar consumption in the 1970s and 1980s? New research suggests so. (Medical News Today)

Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water
Carcinogens in tap water could be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States according to a recent cumulative risk analysis. (Medical News Today)

Financial hardship may accelerate aging
What is the impact of poverty on the process of biological aging? New research investigates, zooming in on the effect of 4 years of economic hardship. (Medical News Today)

How different kinds of fiber affect the microbiome
A new study in mice investigates different types of dietary fiber and shows which have beneficial effects on a group of gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies. (Medical News Today)

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries
A new study finds that compared with cardiovascular disease, cancer is twice as likely to be the cause of death in higher income countries. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs
New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells. (Medical News Today)

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying
A new study of healthy young adults suggests that standing more could be a simple way to raise daily energy expenditure and compensate for sedentariness. (Medical News Today)

What do code blue and other hospital codes mean?
Code blue alerts hospital staff to a patient emergency, such as cardiac arrest or a breathing problem. Learn more about code blue and other hospital codes in this article. (Medical News Today)

Physical inactivity for 2 decades linked with twice the mortality risk
New research finds that a lack of physical activity for 20 years is associated with doubled mortality risk compared with people who have exercised. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you take too much vitamin C?
Vitamin C is usually safe to take even at high dosages. However, people may experience mild side effects, such as digestive discomfort. Rarely, more serious side effects can occur. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death risk
A study of nearly 452,000 people ties higher soft drinks consumption — including of those artificially and sugar sweetened — to raised risk of early death. (Medical News Today)

The best ways to reduce body heat
Hot weather, illness, and certain medications can all cause a higher-than-normal body temperature. Learn about eight tips to reduce body heat, as well as when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

WHO publish report on microplastics in drinking water
A recent report from the WHO examines the potential impact of microplastics on human health. The main conclusion is that more research is sorely needed. (Medical News Today)

Does erectile dysfunction impact productivity at work?
Scientists know that erectile dysfunction is common and reduces the perceived quality of life, but its impact on productivity at work is less studied. (Medical News Today)

Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced. (Medical News Today)

More of any physical activity tied to longer life
New research using motion sensor data has linked being more physically active at any intensity to a markedly lower risk of early death. (Medical News Today)

Is 5G technology bad for our health?
In this Spotlight, we look at the effects of electromagnetic fields on our bodies and explore why some think 5G tech may not be safe. (Medical News Today)

Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children's IQs
New research has found an association between mothers' exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy and their children's IQ scores. (Medical News Today)

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