Daily Dose

Coffee May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk in Half

A recent study conducted in Italy—a country with a strong coffee-drinking culture—suggests that men who drink more than three cups a day have a lower risk for developing prostate cancer than those who don’t drink coffee. Overall, coffee and prostate...

Drugged Driving Involved in More Fatal Crashes

According to a new report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility—a nonprofit organization funded by alcohol distillers—43 percent of fatal car crashes in the United States in 2015 in...

E-Cigarette Burns Continue to Rise

Severe burns caused by electronic cigarettes—e-cigs—are continuing to increase. These injuries usually result from lithium ion battery failure, according to a study published in the May 2017 issue of the journal *Burns*. When batteries are damaged—by...

Banking Teeth for Stem Cell Therapy

Banking baby teeth or wisdom teeth—a practice that’s been around for about 10 years—is becoming more widely accepted in developed areas of the world, according to researchers. It involves cryopreserving teeth—and the dental stem cells they contain—fo...

Why First Responders May Start Carrying Ice Packs

A new study suggests that cardiovascular decompensation—a life-threatening drop in blood pressure caused by serious injuries involving significant blood loss—may be treated temporarily at the scene or during transport to the hospital simply by applyi...

Dinner at Home Saves Money, Improves Nutrition

Cooking dinner at home—rather than eating out—is a good way to eat healthier and save money, according to researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Historically, people with a higher socioeconomic status are generally h...

Is Artery-Clogging Fat a Myth?

Saturated fat in the foods we eat clogs our arteries and causes coronary heart disease—that's a well-known medical fact. Or is it? A team of renowned cardiologists recently challenged this thinking in a paper published in the *British Journal of Spor...

FDA Warns about Cancer 'Cures'

On April 25th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers about deceptive claims online and in social media platforms touting products that "cure" cancer in people and pets. This month, the FDA sent warning letters to 14 comp...

Hormone Alters Memory in Some Women

New research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests estrogen levels may impact memory in women who have a common gene variation. The recent study, which was conducted over several months, involved healthy women with both known variatio...

What Is Exploding Head Syndrome?

People who experience exploding head syndrome—a sensory sleep disorder that does not actually involve explosions—sense things—loud crashes or flashes of bright lights, for example—that haven't really occurred, often as they are falling asleep or waki...