Take steps to reduce heart risks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Heart disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. The good news is you have the power to protect and improve your heart health. NIH and other government agencies have been working to advance our understanding of heart disease so that people can live … Read more

Summit Lake residents say DNR cut risks homes, water quality

The forests surrounding Summit Lake would have countless stories to tell, if only trees could talk. The area, described as a hidden gem by those who live on the lake, has been loved for generations by families who continue to live there today. Jane Lanigan recalls spending time under the trees with her granddaughter last … Read more

UK asylum seeker plan risks deporting children based on flawed science

By Jason Arunn Murugesu An abandoned inflatable boat used by migrants to reach Dover, UK, in 2020 BEN STANSALL / AFP via Getty Images HEALTH bodies and charity workers fear that the UK government plan to send adult asylum seekers to settle in Rwanda, rather than allowing them to settle in the UK, will inadvertently … Read more

Pacific Northwest Wildfires Alter Air Pollution Patterns Across North America – Posing Potential Health Risks to Millions of People

According to recent research, larger and more intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are changing the seasonal rhythm of air pollution and triggering an increase in hazardous pollutants in August. Increase in August pollution could have far-reaching health implications. New research finds that increasingly large and intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are altering the … Read more

Donating Bodies to Science Carries Risks and Benefits

March 25, 2022 – It has become standard operating procedure that when you renew or obtain your driver’s license, you’re given the chance to sign on as an organ donor. Statistically, just over 50% of drivers sign on that dotted line, helping put a dent in the list of more than 100,000 people awaiting organ … Read more

A CNIC study highlights the risks of mitochondrial therapeutic interventions – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Research carried out at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) has demonstrated that mixing mitochondrial DNAs (mtDNAs) of different origins can have damaging effects over the medium and long term. mtDNA is a component of the genetic material that is transmitted exclusively from mothers to their children. Research carried out at the Centro Nacional … Read more

Smart devices pose privacy risks

Roberto Yus is an assistant professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Primal Pappachan is a postdoctoral scholar in Computer Science, Penn State. This article originally featured on The Conversation. Have you ever felt a creeping sensation that someone’s watching you? Then you turn around and you do not see anything out of … Read more

Daytime eating may reduce the health risks in night shift work

Credit: Taylor Davidson / Unsplash. In a new study supported by NIH, researchers found that eating during the nighttime — as many night shift workers do — can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with nocturnal work life. Previous studies have shown that shift … Read more

Salt in common painkillers may strongly raise risks of heart disease, death

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study, researchers found that salt in soluble paracetamol is linked to a much higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and death. Doctors have warned that people should try to avoid taking dissolving, fizzy paracetamol that contains salt, following the findings. In the study, the team tested … Read more