Health News

Must Be Something in the Water
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced new standards and guidelines for fluoride in drinking water.
Not All Drugs are Created Equal
Comparing two drugs used to treat heart failure -- candesartan and losartan -- researchers found that candesartan was linked to a lower risk of death at 1-year and 5-year follow-ups.
Lacking Quality Evidence
Health care professionals base much of their work on practice guidelines issued by experts. New research shows that this might be problematic.
Third-Hand Smoke
Much research has been done that illustrates the dangers of second-hand smoke. Now, a new study shows that "third-hand smoke" is also harmful to your health.
Don't Sugarcoat It
Sugary drinks and foods may increase risk of heart disease in adulthood, according to a news study from Emory University.
The Worst Kind of Hand-Me-Down
A new study has found that the children of parents who smoke face an increased risk of hypertension in childhood, which can lead to cardiovascular problems as adults.
Uveitis Patients Can See Clearly Now
An implant device that releases medication in the eye appears safe and effective against uveitis, a group of inflammatory eye diseases.
Flipping the Switch on MS
In multiple sclerosis (MS), white blood cells known as leukocytes enter the central nervous system (CNS) with help from a family of molecules (MMPs) and then damage the protective coating called myelin around nerves.
Jury's Still Out on Prostate Cancer Therapy
Interstitial brachytherapy may or may not hold advantages compared to other therapy options in men with localized prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Birds of a Feather ...
Overweight and obese young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to have overweight friends, romantic partners and family members compared to normal-weight peers.