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Black individuals in the United States are three times more likely than whites to be killed by police, but new research suggests it is the killing of unarmed blacks that adversely affects the mental health of this population.
Researchers say asthma that is poorly controlled can increase a person’s risk of developing AFib, although the reasons why aren’t entirely clear.
Truvada costs $2,000 a month. Experts say that out-of-pocket expense is preventing a lot of people from taking the PrEP treatment to prevent HIV infection. A drug doesn’t do much good if people don’t take it. That has apparently become the situation with Truvada, the highly effective medication used in the PrEP treatment that helps people avoid contracting HIV.
Researchers say a type of iron called magnetite shows up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Figuring out why could lead to new treatments for the disease.
As if you needed another reason to catch some rays this summer, a new study has uncovered evidence that vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer.
Researchers divide us into three types of “caffeine sensitivity.” Now, an app with a new algorithm may be able to calculate the perfect caffeine dose for everyone. Why do some people have laser focus after one cup of coffee while it seems others have to keep a pot brewing all day to just stay awake? According to a report by Dr. J.W. Langer, a science journalist, genetic factors determine our reaction to caffeine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 1.1 million individuals are living with HIV in the United States alone; about 166,000 are unaware of their status. One of the biggest challenges in the fight against the virus is that not enough individuals are getting tested in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Researchers say the heart attack known as MINOCA doesn’t involve obstructed arteries and is often dismissed as minor by medical professionals.
Researchers say depression can increase your risk for dementia. Here’s why and some simple steps you can take to reduce the odds.
High salt intake may have a dramatic impact on memory and cognitive functioning, independent of its effect on blood pressure, according to an animal study published in Nature Neuroscience.
Researchers say even after irregular heartbeats are treated, they can return and the increased risk for stroke remains.
Researchers say physical activity in general doesn’t help fertility, but they believe walking may help obese women in particular to become pregnant. Research indicates there is no relationship between most kinds of physical activity and the likelihood of a woman getting pregnant. However, for women who have experienced one or more miscarriages, researchers in a new study say walking may actually help.
Researchers say pregnant women who use acetaminophen products for four weeks or more can increase their unborn child’s risk of autism and ADHD. Acetaminophen is one of the most common treatments used by pregnant women for pain and fever.