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Coming Soon: Painless Flu Vaccine Patch?

A painless “microneedle” patch may be a safe and effective alternative to current flu vaccines, according to results of a phase 1 clinical trial, which were published in The Lancet. The flu vaccine patch produced a good immune system response, and ab...

Yoga Injuries: That Downward-Facing Dog Pose Can Hurt You

More and more people are turning to yoga to relieve painful musculoskeletal disorders like chronic back pain, often with good results. But a new study, the first to investigate injuries caused by participation in recreational yoga, suggests yoga inju...

History of Asthma Linked to Heart Failure Risk

People with a history of asthma are at increased risk for developing a condition called left ventricular hypertrophy, which can lead to heart failure, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University Obesity Research Center ...

Septic System Contaminants Found in Drinking Water

Septic systems in the United States regularly discharge potentially hazardous chemicals that have been linked to conditions like thyroid disease, developmental disorders, infertility, and cancer. These chemicals—including medicationsand consumer-care ...

Are You Sitting Too Much for Your Own Good?

Sitting more than seven hours a day has been linked to a higher risk for numerous health problems—from obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease to cancer. According to a study from the University of Edinburgh’s Physical Activity for Health Researc...

People with Type 1 Diabetes May Produce Insulin

About half of all people who have had type 1 diabetes for at least 10 years still produce some insulin, according to a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden. Prior to this study, type 1 diabetes was thought to result in the complete loss of ins...

Seizure Med Shows Promise for Alzheimer's

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, recently conducted a feasibility study to examine the potential impact of an anti-epileptic drug on brain activity in people with mild Alzheimer’s. Study results, which sug...

Legalizing Pot Doesn't Raise Risk of Traffic Fatalities

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington in 2012, car-crash fatality rates have not increased in those states, according to a new study. Researchers compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ...

Why Do Women Skip Heart Health Check-Ups?

Most women report having seen their health care provider within the past year, but only about 40 percent say their check-up included a heart health assessment, according to results of a survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardi...