Top News: #Health

Here are the top read news for #health:

epigeneticsmChronic pain changes our immune systems:

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports. Read more


Why Are So Many Middle-Aged White Americans Dying?:

Late last year, a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that middle-aged, white Americans have been getting sicker and dying in greater numbers, even as the rest of the world is living longer and healthier. Read more

E-cigarettes ‘poison the airways and weaken the immune system’:

Electronic cigarettes expose the lungs to toxicity, reduce the effectiveness of the immune system and encourage bacterial activity, potentially making superbugs more deadly, according to research published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine. Read more


Can Secondhand Smoke Lead To Weight Gain?:

You may want to hold your breath. No, not because there is flatulence around you (although there may be.) Prior studies have shown that smoke from people smoking around you (otherwise known as secondhand smoke) can lead to many of the same medical problems that smokers face, such as lung cancer and heart disease. Now a recent study published in Childhood Obesity suggests that secondhand smoke exposure can be associated with obesity and impaired thinking in 7-to-11-year-old children. And another recent study published in Tobacco Control identified potential secondhand smoke health risks among hookah bar employees. So, aside from not having your 7-year-old work in a hookah bar, what does this mean? Read more