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."
Viral infections are potentially more dangerous when contracted in the morning hours, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. And while the timing of catching a virus may not seem like a significant factor, it could make a serious difference, researchers say. "It's a big difference. The virus needs all the apparatus available at the right time . . ."