Wuhan, China — Do you regularly nap for extended periods or sleep longer than most people? If so, you may be at increased risk for stroke, say researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Bethesda, MD — Alcohol-related deaths in the United States more than doubled over a recent 19-year period, with the fatality rate for females jumping 85%, results of a recent study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism show.
Triangle Park, NC — Use of permanent hair dye or chemical hair straighteners may increase women’s risk of breast cancer – and more so with each treatment, researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of North Carolina caution.
Buffalo, NY — Are fast-food burgers and sweet treats a regular part of your diet? If so, you may be putting yourself at risk for late-stage age-related macular degeneration – a leading cause of vision loss in people older than 60 – according to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Troy, NY — Nearly one-quarter of U.S. adults have never disinfected their cellphone despite most using their devices in bathrooms – and some even putting their phone in their mouth, according to a report from antibacterial light company Vital Vio.
Columbus, OH — With more states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the drug – along with other natural psychoactive substances – has caused a 74% increase in exposures since 2000, leading to approximately 10 calls a day to poison control centers.
Philadelphia — Nearly all toddlers and more than 3 out of 5 infants consume added sugars in their daily diets, results of a recent study show – findings researchers say could lead to poor eating habits and health concerns later in life.