Menomonee Falls, WI — Are you concerned about catching the flu? If so, you’re far from alone. Results of a recent survey show that 3 out of 5 people in the United States are “extremely” or “quite” concerned about contracting the flu virus this year – the highest level over the past 11 years.
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.