Health

Misuse of Vicks VapoRub may harm infants and toddlers

VicksĀ® VapoRubĀ®, the popular salve used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may be harmful for infants and toddlers. New research appearing in the January issue of Chest, the peer-reviewed journal of the American ...

Health

Bath salts emerging as new recreational drugs

The use of bath salts as recreational drugs has greatly escalated in recent years. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma describe an incident of a man experiencing significant ...

Health

Teen sleep deprivation related to weight gain

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night may be linked to weight gain in teens, shows a new study presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Furthermore, obesity was linked ...

Oncology & Cancer

Heavy alcohol consumption linked to lung cancer

Heavy alcohol consumption may be linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer, while higher BMI and increased consumption of black tea and fruit are associated with lower risk of the deadly disease. In three separate ...

Sleep apnea

'Elbow test' may predict sleep apnea

Have you ever been "elbowed" by your bed partner because you were snoring? If yes, new research says you could have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk misdiagnosis for obese patients

The prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma is increasing partly because of a link between asthma and obesity.

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