More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels

New research has revealed systemic vascular changes immediately after nicotine-free e-cigarette use by healthy non-smokers

New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown nicotine-free e-cigarette vapor can have an immediate harmful effect on the body's vascular function. The study was published as the CDC begins investigating an increasing number of hospitalizations across the country being linked to e-cigarette use.

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Blood test to predict how likely you are to die within 5 to 10 years

Researchers have combined 14 different mortality risk biomarkers into the one blood test

A provocative new study is suggesting a blood test tracking 14 different biomarkers can predict a person's risk of dying within the next 10 years better than any conventional models. The research is still a long way off being broadly deployed in clinical environments and the test may be of most use in human drug trials as a surrogate endpoint for mortality.

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How fecal transplants may save Australia’s threatened koala population

Fecal transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of ...

While fecal transplants are being cautiously explored by mainstream scientists as novel treatments for everything from autism to inflammatory bowel disease, a new study led by University of Queensland researchers is suggesting the technique may help koalas in Australia adapt to new habitats.

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Controversial new study rekindles link between fluoride and low IQ in children

A new study has found a correlation between fluoride levels in a pregnant woman's urine, and ...

A new study from a team of Canadian researchers is rekindling a long-standing divisive debate around the link between fluoride and IQ. The observational research suggests exposure to fluoride in pregnancy can result in lower IQ scores in children, however, many experts have quickly responded, calling the findings "weak" and "non-significant."

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CBD absorption significantly affected by high-fat foods

Research has found CBD blood levels were up to 14 times higher when an oral CBD ...

Despite cannabidiol (CBD) now being an FDA-approved medicine, designated to help control seizures in children with severe epilepsy, there has been very little study into how food affects the marijuana-derived compound's absorption. A valuable new study from scientists at the University of Minnesota has strikingly found that CBD absorption is significantly increased when it is consumed alongside high-fat foods.

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Study finds key gut immune molecule links obesity, the microbiome, and metabolic disorders

New research suggests a high-fat diet lowers the concentration of an important intestinal immune cell that ...

New research led by a team of scientists in Canada has demonstrated how a high-fat diet can disrupt levels of an intestinal immune cell known to help regulate microbial populations in the gut. The study describes how low levels of this molecule result in increased growth of harmful gut bacteria, leading to inflammation and insulin resistance.

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Two new autism diagnostic tools offer objective ways to detect the condition

Australian researcher Paul Constable demonstrating his novel eye-scanning device that can reportedly diagnose autism in children

Two new autism detection methods are promising to offer clinicians objective diagnostic tools that are not based on subjective behavioral assessments. Both systems are in early stages of clinical verification, so not quite ready for prime time, but they enter an increasingly busy field of research into objective autism biomarkers, suggesting it shouldn't be too long before parents have a variety of new tests to catch the condition at its earliest stage.

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More genes in the human microbiome than stars in the observable universe

A new study revealed millions of genes unique to individual microbiome samples, suggesting the genetic diversity ...

A team of US scientists is embarking on an immense project to catalog all the genes in the collective human microbiome. In the team's first published study an astounding 46 million genes have been chronicled from just 3,500 human microbiome samples. Half of those genes are unique to single human samples.

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