The Fatal Consequences of Cheap Cigarettes

A new study suggests that the availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality. Researchers writing in JAMA Pediatrics studied the link between cigarette prices and infant mortality in 23 European countries from 2004 through 2014. During this time, there were...
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Is is possible for athletes to share infections

It is so easy for infections to be transmitted through skin contact in wrestling that there is a condition named for it: Herpes gladiatorum. CreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times When parents of young athletes reel off their kids’ sports-related health issues, they usually think of sprains, broken...
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How Stress Links to Lupus

Psychological trauma is associated with an increased risk for lupus, a new study reports. Lupus is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin, joints and internal organs. Its cause is unknown. Researchers studied 54,763 civilian women enrolled in a larger health...
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