Health News

‘No doubt’ e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers’ brains. So-called electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, have been pushed by producers as well as some governments as a safer alternative to smoking, and […]

Health Problems

New method detects toxin exposure from harmful algal blooms in human urine

Blooms of toxin-producing algae exploded in both fresh and salt water ecosystems in southern Florida during the summer months of 2018, impacting wildlife and humans living in these marine environments. During harmful algal blooms, species of cyanobacteria release toxic peptides, including microcystins and nodularin into waterways. Human exposure comes from ingestion, direct skin contact, or […]

Medications

Harmful medication re-exposures could be avoided with new approaches

Adverse drug events could be avoided by sharing patients’ medication histories and previous harmful medication exposures among various health-care facilities. That’s one of the key findings of a study published today in CMAJ Open. Led by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC researcher Dr. Corinne Hohl, the study’s conclusions are a wake-up call to […]

Health Problems

Genetically modified foods: harmful or not? – The official site of programs Health, Live healthy with Elena Malysheva

The verbal battle around genetically modified foods are in the last years. Some scientists believe that the salvation of mankind, while others fear that their use could lead to unknown negative consequences for the body. Meanwhile, the General public, without going into the subject, believes that this “time bomb”, which causes genetic mutations in humans. […]

Health News

In Russia will soon have a cure for HIV

After a few years, you may receive medication that can cure the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). About this “Interfax” said the head of the Federal scientific-methodological center for the fight and prevention of HIV Vadim Pokrovsky. “I think in a few years these healing methods will appear. The question is rather how much they will […]