Hangover symptoms like nausea and headaches are not enough to put off drinkers from drinking off the sickness, according to research conducted at the University of Missouri. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, surveyed 386 young adults in the U.S. The subjects kept drinking journals.
Los Angeles has officially declared a ban on e-cigarette use in public parks, restaurants, workplaces, markets and other public places. In an official statement on the decision Councilmen Mitch O'Farrell and Paul Koretz explained they plan to push for strict regulation on the smoking alternative. "We all know these e-cigarettes are being marketed to kids as a way to get them to take up smoking."
Women who go to bars are more likely to be subjected to aggression than their male counterparts, according to research conducted at the University of Toronto. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that 90% of aggressive incidents involve men approaching "easy looking" women.
Some asthma medications may increase the risk of developing sleep apnea, according to research conducted at the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The small scale study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, included 18 patients taking 1,760 micrograms a day of inhaled fluticasone (Flovent).
Testosterone drugs should carry a label warning against the risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new report from the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. The group has filed a petition with the FDA on the matter citing data culled from 27 different studies about the possible risk. The FDA is already aware of the possible heart attack risk associated with testosterone drugs.
A new blood test may help predict the presence of multiple sclerosis before any symptoms of the condition begin to show, according to researchers at the Technical University of Munich. For the study the researchers examined the blood of 16 blood donors who later developed MS. This blood was compared with 16 blood samples from a control group who did not develop the condition.
The yellow dyes found in many household products including clothing may be hazardous, according to a new study from researchers at Rutgers University. For the study the researchers focused specifically on a particular dye called PCB11. They found that the dye has been linked to irritations, cancer, birth defects and developmental problems and bad acne.
The flu is hitting young people this season in comparison to years past, according to research conducted by the CDC. The government agency reports that people between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61% of all flu related hospitalizations during the current flu season. "It is back this year, and it is hitting younger people hard," said Tom Frieden.
Diagnosed cases of thyroid cancer have tripled since 1975, according to research conducted at Dartmouth University. The study, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, suggests that the rise is due to overdiagnosis. "The incidence of thyroid cancer is at epidemic proportions, but it doesn't look like an epidemic of disease, it looks like an epidemic of diagnosis."
Genetic testing may give some men advanced warning of prostate cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the The Institute of Cancer Research London. For the study, the research team was able to identify 14 key genetic variants that are likely to increase the risk of prostate cancer for some men. "One of the important messages to come out of our study is that mutations . . ."
Older adults who toss and turn at night may be at an increased risk for various aches and pains during the day, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K.'s Keele University. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 4,300 British adults. They found that about 2,700 reported some form of chronic pain.
Consumption of alcohol and specifically vodka may be linked to the unusually high mortality rate for men in Russia, according to a new study from researchers at the Russian Cancer Research Centre in Moscow. Currently as many as 25 percent of all men in Russia will die before age 55. Researchers surveyed just over 15,000 Russians about their vodka drinking habits.
Those who sit less during the course of a day may be at a decreased risk of heart failure according to a new study from researchers at Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California. Researchers examined a group of 84,170 between the ages of 45 and 69. They were all part of the California Men's Health Survey and none of the men had any significant heart conditions at the outset of the study.
Physical activity may lead to longer lives for cancer survivors, according to research conducted at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health, surveyed 1,021 male cancer survivors, with an average age of 71 - six years after their cancer diagnosis.
Those who report having an enjoyable life are more likely to age well, according to a new study from researchers at the University College London (UCL) in the U.K. For the study the researchers enlisted 3,199 participants aged 60 years or older. The participants were asked to fill out a survey about the overall levels of life satisfaction and happiness.