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Kratom supplements.
Supplements

The Herbal Supplement That Could Poison You

A new study shows that annual kratom-related calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for adverse effects skyrocketed from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

Salt spilling from shaker.
Skin Health

Could Salt Worsen Eczema?

In a literal version of “pouring salt on a wound,” a new study has found that sodium chloride (salt) may actually affect those with dry, cracked skin of eczema.

Woman with the flu drinking tea and covered with a blanket.
Risk Factors

Could You Catch the Flu From a Bat?

You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.

Woman tying her running shoe.
Risk Factors

Take a Morning Walk, Lower Your Blood Pressure

New research shows that walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes each morning can help reduce blood pressure all day in adults who are overweight.

Woman talking to her gynecologist.
Risk Factors

Beyond HPV: Certain Bacteria Raise Cervical Cancer Risk

High-risk strains of HPV cause 99 percent of all cervical cancer cases and a new study suggests certain types of bacteria may also play a role.

Prescription proton pump inhibitor.
Medication

Is Your Heartburn Med Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.

Family cleaning their home.
Risk Factors

The Air Pollution INSIDE Your Home May Rival That of a Major City's

Keeping your house clean can actually make the air dirtier, say researchers. In fact, cooking and cleaning can lead to air pollution similar to a major city.

Young woman after donating blood.
Blood

Teenage Women Blood Donors May Be At Risk For Brain Issues

A new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that teenage women who donate blood have an increased risk of developing iron deficiency anemia.

Young children watching television.
Lifestyle

Time to Take the TV Remote Away From Your Toddler

Bubble Guppies, Super Why! Caillou: There are some pretty compelling shows for toddlers these days. But they shouldn’t be watching any TV, say pediatricians.

Overweight man yawning at his desk.
Risk Factors

Sleep Apnea: Daytime Sleepiness Signals Heart Risk

A new study shows that adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive daytime sleepiness have a significantly higher risk for heart disease.