Can switching to low-sodium salt alternatives improve heart health? 

Salt is known to increase the risk of certain diseases. But is switching to a low-sodium alternative beneficial? According to a recent study, it could be.  The new study, which was carried... Read more »

New Covid treatments offer solution for Delta variant and beyond

On Monday, Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty became the first Covid-19 vaccine to move past Emergency Use Authorization and gain full FDA approval in the United States. US politicians and public health authorities, including President... Read more »

The benefits of regular exercise for depression-related symptoms 

Exercise has many health benefits, including preventing illnesses and making it easier to lose weight. Now, a new study has found it may help relieve some symptoms of depression.   In a new... Read more »

How sleep deprivation affects the health of new mothers 

New parents often find themselves sleep-deprived. However, a new study has found that losing sleep may take years off new mothers’ lives.  The study was carried out by researchers from the University... Read more »

Study shows seat belt use declined in the last year 

For over 50 years, seat belts have been standard in cars and trucks. Most countries have laws requiring drivers and passengers to use them. However, a recent study has shown that, in... Read more »

Emergency care for opioid overdoses increased during the pandemic 

A number of studies have found that increased alcohol and drug use have been a serious side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On top of this, a new study carried out by... Read more »

How long should women wait to conceive after pregnancy? 

  Many experts recommend that women wait at least 18 months to two years to get pregnant again after giving birth. However, according to a new study, it might not be necessary... Read more »

Drug companies agree on a settlement for their role in the opioid crisis 

Pharmaceutical companies have been widely criticized for their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Now, four of the biggest US drug giants have agreed to pay $26 million to settle claims.  Earlier... Read more »

Should household cleaning products carry health warnings? 

The market for household cleaning products is valued at around $30 billion. For consumers, these are everyday items that many people rely on.  However, according to scientists, cleaning products, along with DIY... Read more »

Juul agrees to pay settlement in lawsuit over advertising practices 

The e-cigarette maker Juul has now agreed to pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit with North Caroline after being accused of intentionally marketing its products to teenagers.  The US state accused... Read more »