The life expectancy for non-Hispanic white women has decreased slightly over the past few years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to new research, experts from the National Center for Health Statistics ran the numbers for the years 2013 and 2014 and found non-Hispanic white women have a slightly lower life expectancy, dropping 0.1 year.
Dyson hand dryers may actually spread more germs than paper towels, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Westminster. For the study the researchers test the quantity of germs and bacteria on a variety of powered hand dryers and paper towels. They found that compared to paper towels the Airblade model Dyson hand dryer spread 1,300 times more germs than paper towels.
Married cancer patients may have better survival rates than single cancer patients, according to a new study from researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for 800,000 Californians diagnosed with invasive cancer between 2000 and 2009. They followed this data through 2012.
The cost of insulin used by those with diabetes has reportedly tripled in the last decade, according to a new study from researchers at University of Melbourne in Australia and the University of Michigan. The drug has, in fact, become so expensive that since 2010 spending on insulin has grown higher than all other diabetes drugs combined.
Sliced delis meats may not be as clean as many consumers think, according to new data revealed by the CDC. In their new report the CDC suggests that the meat slicers used in delis and super markets may be at a significant risk of listeria contamination if not cleaned regularly enough. For their study the researchers collected data from 298 randomly selected delis across the country.
President Obama has unveiled his new plan to fight the growing opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. The new plan is part of Obama's ongoing fight against drugs and will allocate additional funds to the $1.1 billion budget he announced last month. Michael Botticelli said of the new plan, "Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorders . . ."
The average heart attack patient in the U.S. is becoming younger and more likely to be obese, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. For the study the researchers examined heart attack risk factors for 4,000 patients between 1995 and 2014. They looked specifically at patients who had a specific type of heart attack.
Caffeine consumption may be linked with pregnancy loss, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For the study the researchers collected data from 344 couples in Texas and Michigan in the weeks and months before attempting to conceive. "Our findings provide useful information for couples who are planning a pregnancy . . ."
Standing desks may not be any healthier than regular desks, according to a new study from researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. For the study the researchers collected data from about 20 previously existing studies touting the benefits of standing desks. The researchers found that each of the studies had very small sample sizes.
A new study has found that excessive use of cellphones could be linked to anxiety or depression. The study, which will be published in the May issue of Computers in Human Behavior, featured 72 students who were asked to spend five minutes writing about a personal flaw or weakness that made them uncomfortable.
Girls on the most effective form of birth control may also be more likely to skip the use of condoms, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from girls as part of a U.S. survey of teen girls in grades 9 to 12.