A new study suggests that the use of smokeless tobacco, or snus, may increase the risk of death in those with prostate cancer. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found that those who used snus but did not smoke were three times more likely to die from prostate cancer than those who never used tobacco. For the study, researchers analyzed health check-up data.
Researchers find that multiple children's deaths could be linked to teething tablets. So far ten deaths have been linked to children using homeopathic teething tablets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also linked "400 adverse events" associated with the tablets. Parents with teething babies have been warned by the FDA to "stop using the products . . ."
The rise of e-cigarettes may be increasing the rates at which people are quitting smoking, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham. For the study, the researchers examined the prevalence of smoking in the U.K. between 2014 and 2015 and found as e-cigarettes increased in popularity, more people reported quitting.
The Zika virus is capable of living in the eyes and possibly tears of humans, according to a new study from researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. For the study the researchers collected data from a study of mice infected with Zika. "There were many different parts of the eye — the cornea, the iris, the retina."