Third-hand smoke can also cause cancer: Shocking study

While inhaling secondhand smoke is known to have adverse effects, even handling a smoker’s clothing can cause cancer. A new study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the presence of smoke on items and clothing — called third-hand smoke — can cause cancer due to its contamination with toxins. The research team … Read more

Monkeypox: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who’s most at risk

The Biden administration this month declared the outbreak of monkeypox, a virus that spreads disproportionately among men who have sex with men and their sexual networks, a public health emergency. Some don’t want to reproduce the kind of anti-gay stigma seen during the early AIDS crisis to argue that articulating which group is most at … Read more

Nearly half of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it adds to a growing body of evidence aimed at estimating the risks associated with it.” to write burden for specific cancers at the national, international and international levels worldwide,” wrote Dr. … Read more

Autism breakthrough as scientists find 70 genes ‘strongly linked’ to fitness

Autism breakthrough as scientists find 70 genes ‘strongly linked’ to fitness American researchers looked at DNA of 150,000 people, 20,000 of whom had autism They identified the biological changes in the brain that contribute to autism They 70 genetic variants could pave the way for new tests and treatments By Emily Craig Health Reporter for … Read more

Dutchess County Deer Die in EHD Virus Disease Outbreak – NBC New York

If your heart drops a little every time you hear New York announce a “first case” of something these days, you’re not alone. This latest Empire State development needn’t sink it any further, but it’s something State Department of Environmental Conservation officials urgently notify you of. The agency confirmed Wednesday that a white-tailed deer in … Read more

Ivermectin among generics that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large studies show

A new study found that three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, commonly prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial drug ivermectin and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to emergency room visits or hospitalization. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether … Read more

Salting at the table may increase risk of premature death, study says

Adding salt to your meal at the table is associated with a shorter lifespan and a higher risk of premature death, according to a new study. The study looked at more than 500,000 people in the UK Biobank who answered a questionnaire between 2006 and 2010 about their salt habits and the frequency with which … Read more

Trial finds 100-year-old tuberculosis vaccine protects high-risk patients from COVID and could help with other infectious diseases

Data from a trial to determine whether multiple injections of a tuberculosis vaccine developed in the 1900s could protect high-risk diabetic patients from COVID produced some positive results, according to a study in Cell Medicine Reports. The trial tracked COVID infections in a group of 144 participants, all of whom had type 1 diabetes, with … Read more

Bags may be contaminated with cleaning solution

Kraft Heinz recalled thousands of Capri Sun bags on August 12 due to possible contamination from a cleaning solution. About 5,760 cases of Capri Sun juices are being recalled, all of which have only one flavor: wild cherry-flavored juice drink mix drinks. “The voluntary recall comes after a diluted cleaning solution used for food processing … Read more

US has no data on who received the monkeypox vaccine

But despite a growing supply of the Jynneos vaccine – and a new strategy that could expand the current supply fivefold – there is still no evidence that protection reaches those most at risk. “When you think about the reality that there are a limited number of vaccines available, you really want to understand which … Read more