Can abuse, violence and neglect during childhood affect a person’s physical and mental health later in life? United States health officials say the answer to that question is “yes.” Researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that childhood trauma can lead to many conditions and illnesses in adulthood. Traumatic experiences [...]
The American Medical Association has called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group made the policy decision at a meeting Tuesday in San Diego, California. It aims to push for state and federal laws and legal action to put a ban in place. However, the industry is sure to [...]
Government advisors have suggested that people use a prescription version of fish oil to fight heart health problems. Currently, the drug Vascepa is approved for use in a fairly narrow group of patients. It is given to people who have very high levels of triglycerides --- fats in the blood that are linked to heart [...]
A company called Genomic Prediction has confirmed that at least one woman is pregnant with embryos selected after analysing hundreds of thousands of DNA variants to assess the risk of disease. It is the first time this approach has been used for screening IVF embryos, but some don’t think this use of the technology is [...]
New research reveals that fine particle air pollution from plants burning fossil fuels to make electricity was the cause of about 16,000 premature deaths in the United States during 2014. In addition, the researchers found that while average exposures were higher for lower-income groups than they were for higher-income ones, racial disparity was more marked [...]