Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease epidemic may be result of high heat, toxins

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University ...

Attention deficit disorders

Rates of ADHD appear to decrease at higher altitudes

Recent research has linked the thin air of higher elevations to increased rates of depression and suicide. But a new study shows there's also good news from up in the aspens and pines: The prevalence of attention deficit ...

Oncology & Cancer

Can inhaled oxygen cause cancer?

The ancient physician/alchemist, Paracelsus, said: "The dose makes the poison." According to a new study published in PeerJ, even oxygen may fall prey to the above adage. While essential to human life, aspects of oxygen metabolism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hantavirus: Be careful, not fearful

(Medical Xpress)—Hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice, is making news following an unusual outbreak at a popular tourist area of Yosemite National Park. The recent cases are a reminder ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide risk greater for people living at higher elevations

Twenty years of mortality data from counties across the United States led to the striking discovery that living at higher altitudes may be a risk factor for suicide, according to a provocative study published online ahead ...