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Widespread 'Forever Chemicals' Might Be Hurting Our Livers, Study Finds

Widespread ‘Forever Chemicals’ Might Be Hurting Our Livers, Study Finds

PFAS chemicals end up in our environment through the plastic products and other trash we throw out. Image: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/NurPhoto (Getty Images) New research finds evidence that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, can damage people’s livers over time. The study, a review of the evidence in both rodents and humans, might also …

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Scientists link ‘forever chemicals’ exposure to liver damage

Scientists link ‘forever chemicals’ exposure to liver damage

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to “forever chemicals” and liver damage, as well as a potential connection to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, in a study published on Wednesday. Exposure to such compounds — also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS —  was associated with elevated levels of a liver enzyme called …

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Japan reports first case of mysterious children's liver disease as health experts explore possible Covid links

Japan reports first case of mysterious children’s liver disease as health experts explore possible Covid links

Health experts are investigating the likely cause of a new children’s liver disease, which was first reported in the U.K. in January 2022, and whether it bears any connection to the coronavirus. Fs Productions | Tetra Images | Getty Images Japan has detected its first probable case of a mysterious liver disease that has so …

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Does a daily aspirin help over 60s avoid heart disease and stroke? Expert recommendations just changed

Does a daily aspirin help over 60s avoid heart disease and stroke? Expert recommendations just changed

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Daily aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke, also known as cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer recommended for those over 60 years old, according to new guidance from the US Preventive Service Task force (USPSTF) released Tuesday.  The panel of national experts released a statement report …

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Alzheimer’s and Daytime Napping Linked in New Research – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals a bi-directional link between daytime napping and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say longer, more frequent napping was associated with worse cognition after one year, and worse cognition was linked to longer and more frequent daytime naps. Source: Rush University Medical Center Could there be a link between cognitive decline …

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The HRT crisis could turn women into ‘drug mules’ as they are forced to travel abroad to bring back vital treatment amid shortages, experts have warned. Pictured: Tracey Fine who was forced to buy her HRT medication in Spain

HRT shortage: Women could become drug mules by travelling overseas, experts warn

Shortage of HRT may force women to become drug mules by travelling overseas to buy vital supplies of medication, experts warn  For months women have been unable to access their preferred HRT treatment Some are turning to black market or meeting up in car parks to swap medication  People are looking to Spain where similar …

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New Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit – Neuroscience News

Summary: Non-invasive brain stimulation may improve smoking abstinence rates for 3 to 6 months after quitting. Source: Society for the Study of Addiction A new systematic review published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may improve smoking abstinence rates 3 to 6 months after quitting, compared with sham brain stimulation. In …

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A potential male contraceptive could enter clinical trials and be tested on humans in as little as three months, University of Minnesota scientists say (file photo)

Male contraceptive pill could enter human trials in just two months

Male contraceptive pill could enter human trials in just two months, inventors say, after study on mice showed it could prevent 99% of pregnancies A potential male birth control pill is expected to enter clinical trials as early as this summer after finding success in tests on mice  University of Minnesota researchers found that the …

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People are getting sick from drug-resistant mold found in their flower beds and compost bins, scientists say

People are getting sick from drug-resistant mold found in their flower beds and compost bins, scientists say

Close-up of mold growth.Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images Scientists have confirmed a link between drug-resistant fungi in the environment and in human lungs. Environmental mold can cause lung infections in people with vulnerable immune systems. Some molds have evolved drug resistance from agricultural exposures, making fungal infections more difficult to treat. Researchers at Imperial College London have …

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When It Comes to Preventing Alzheimer’s, Women and Men Are Not Created Equal – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study outlines and defines sex differences in outcomes of tailored Alzheimer’s disease clinical interventions. Source: FAU After increasing age, the most significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is sex – two-thirds of patients with AD are females. In fact, even when accounting for gender-dependent mortality rates, age at death, and differences …

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