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Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

AMES, Iowa – An image of your retina may help Iowa State University researchers determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Numerous studies have shown the inner layer of the retina is thinner in people with Alzheimer’s disease. But what if a noninvasive scan could spot changes to the retina… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Antibacterial Cleaners Increase Molds

A study found that in urban homes, where the use of cleaning products is usually more prevalent than in rural homes, fungal diversity was higher, not lower as might be expected. The study, “Home Chemical and Microbial Transitions Across Urbanization,” was published in the journal Nature Microbiology.1 Researchers investigated and compared the chemical and microbial… Read More »

Can Calcium Supplements Increase Risk Of Heart Attack?

There is growing evidence that the risk of cardiovascular events in older women, especially heart attacks, are increased by calcium supplements. Postmenopausal or older women are commonly prescribed calcium supplements to maintain bone health. They are often combined with vitamin D supplements, but it’s still not clear if the supplementation of calcium, with or without… Read More »

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »