Daily Dose

Put the Tea Kettle on to Lower Your Glaucoma Risk

Drinking at least one cup of hot caffeinated tea per day could lower your risk for glaucoma by as much as 74 percent, suggests a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Glaucoma encompasses a group of eye diseases that can cause visi...

Cutting-Edge Gene Therapy Could Cure Hemophilia A

Scientists are one step closer to developing a cure for hemophilia A – the most common type of the blood disorder – after a groundbreaking clinical trial led by the National Health Service (NHS) and conducted by researchers from the Barts Health NHS ...

'Christmas Tree Syndrome': Are You Allergic to Your Tree?

Stories about holiday safety abound at this time of year, but do we need to add Christmas tree syndrome to our long list of seasonal concerns? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, part of the National Institutes of Health (...

Worldwide Flu Death Estimates Rise

Newly-released results from a multi-national study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and global health partners indicate that between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illne...

Teens Embrace E-Cigarettes and Pot, But Not Smoking

Among young Americans, rates of vaping and marijuana use are on the upswing, while cigarette smoking and the misuse of opioid pain relievers are declining, according to the National Institutes of Health’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey. These find...

Early-Onset Diabetes Puts You at High Risk for Complications

People who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before age 45 are at higher risk for complications like heart disease, kidney damage, and vision problems than those who develop the disease later in life. That’s according to a new study conducted by res...

Could Intense Exercise Delay Parkinson's Progression?

High-intensity exercise is safe for people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and may help prevent motor symptoms of Parkinson’s from worsening, finds a new phase 2 clinical trial conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University ...

Want to Lose Weight? Live Near a Gym

Stubborn body fat is easier to lose if you have a gym around the corner rather than a fast food restaurant, according to an study conducted by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. They found that people who live in an ...

New Year's Resolution No. 1: Quit Smoking

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a new adult smoking cessation education campaign called “Every Try Counts.” This campaign specifically targets smokers between 25 and 54 who tried to quit smoking within the past year but were not s...