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Why Young Men Are Having Less Sex

Researchers see a startling decline

(Newser) - Hey young guys, it might be time to go off the grid. A new study finds that heterosexual young men are having far less sex than they were 20 years ago, USA Today reports. Looking at data on nearly 10,000 men and women aged 18 to 44, researchers say... More »

A Second Major COVID Study Is Retracted

Big concerns raised over database used in both

(Newser) - First, the esteemed Lancet medical journal retracted a major study on Thursday about hydroxychloroquine. Then, the New England Journal of Medicine did the same with another big study related to COVID-19 and blood pressure drugs. Both retractions have a common denominator: They relied on data supplied by a US analytics... More »

Here's a Way to Stave Off Dementia

Illiterate people are nearly 3 times as likely to suffer from it

(Newser) - Good thing you're reading this—it might help keep dementia at bay. A new Columbia University study finds that illiterate people are nearly three times as likely to suffer from dementia, CNN reports. Scientists reached this conclusion after visiting 983 people over age 65 in the Washington Heights area... More »

Scientist Who Led Stunning Meat Study Had Industry Ties

But Bradley Johnston says that makes no difference

(Newser) - A head-spinning new study says red meat might not be unhealthy—but the lead author's past ties to the food and meat industry are raising a few eyebrows, the New York Times reports. "Journals require disclosure, and it is always better to disclose fully, if for no other... More »

This Is How Quickly Vaping Alters the Body

And that's without the nicotine or flavorings

(Newser) - A new study is casting yet another shadow over e-cigarettes. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say participants who inhaled only vape juice—no nicotine, no flavorings—suffered temporary changes to their cardiovascular system, Wired reports. The study found that brain, heart, and leg arteries in the 31 participants constricted... More »

Anorexia Isn't Exactly What We Thought

It isn't all in people's heads, according to a new study

(Newser) - Turns out anorexia isn't all mental—a possible relief to people who've been blamed for having a devastating illness, the Guardian reports. In a new study , researchers analyzed the DNA of 17,000 people with anorexia against 55,000 without, and flagged eight genes connecting anorexia with psychological... More »

Lifestyle Can Affect Your Chance of Getting Alzheimer's

Good health habits can reduce your chance of a diagnosis, study finds

(Newser) - A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to... More »

Servers Who Fake-Smile Can't Hold Back After Work

It's especially hard for those with an impulsive personality

(Newser) - Those fake smiles and "thank yous" can really add up—especially if you're a spontaneous person. A new study finds that customer-service workers who force happy behavior on the job are more likely to over-drink after work, the Daily Mail reports. Researchers at the University of Buffalo and... More »

Study: Eggs Aren't Just Unhealthy—They Kill

New long-range study has bad news for egg lovers

(Newser) - Eggs are bad for you . Or good for you . Or, as a new study persuasively argues, really quite dangerous for your health, the Telegraph reports. Northwestern University researchers reached this conclusion by analyzing data on 29,516 American adults across the ethnic and racial spectrum for up to 31 years—... More »

Study: Way We Treat Newborns Is All Wrong

New research finds it's better to wait on that sponge bath

(Newser) - Think newborns should be welcomed to the world with a nice sponge bath? Not so, according to a new study that recommends waiting at least 12 hours so the baby can bond physically with the mother and begin breastfeeding, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The study arose after more new... More »

The 'Magic' in 'Shrooms Could Really Help You

New study says it can serve medicinal purposes

(Newser) - Want to quit smoking or alleviate depression? In a few years you might be taking the psychedelic "magic" in magic mushrooms—if the FDA ever agrees, the New York Times reports. Researchers from John Hopkins University suggest the FDA should reclassify psilocybin—the psychedelic drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms—to... More »

You Might Avoid Surgery for Appendicitis

New study says antibiotics are an option for some

(Newser) - A new study says surgery isn't always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick, the AP reports. The results from Finland contradict decades of thinking about the best way to treat an inflamed appendix. The condition has long been thought to be a medical... More »

Airport Health Study Finds Surprise Risk

Those airport security trays are germ-laden

(Newser) - Those plastic airport security trays—so convenient, so light ... so filled with germs and bacteria. So says a new study by British and Finnish scientists who found that plastic checkpoint trays harbor more viruses than any other Helsinki Airport surface, including toilet surfaces, reports the New York Times . The top... More »

Trial Involving Pregnant Women, Viagra Ends With Deaths

11 babies died

(Newser) - The research had been borne out in rats, and so the next step was humans: Some 93 pregnant Dutch women whose placentas weren't operating optimally were given sildenafil, the drug better known as Viagra. The condition sharply limits a fetus' growth, and the hope was that the drug's... More »

Fish Oil Pills, Good for the Heart? Not in This Life

Omega-3 supplements fall short in major scientific review

(Newser) - Want to prevent heart disease? Those fish oil supplements may not be worth the money after all, the BBC reports. A review of roughly 112,000 people across 79 trials found that people using supplements of omega-3—a fat that's prominent fish oils like cod liver oil—experienced little... More »

Landmark Study of Mediterranean Diet Was Flawed

2013 study retracted, though updated version reaches similar conclusion

(Newser) - The repute of the Mediterranean diet, considered one of the world's healthiest, took a hit this week: Citing methodology errors, authors retracted a landmark 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found people who consumed the diet of fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, and olive oil... More »

She'd Vaped for Just 3 Weeks. Then, a Trip to the ER

Teen spent 5 days on ventilator after she suffered respiratory failure

(Newser) - News of one scary vaping experience follows another. Days after authorities confirmed a Florida man died when his vape pen exploded , sending projectiles into his brain, a study published in the journal Pediatrics tells of an 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman who ended up in an emergency room with a cough and... More »

Bathroom Hand Dryers Spew Pretty Nasty Thing

Poo bacteria gets 'aerosolized' in bathrooms: study author

(Newser) - Hand dryers are great environmentally friendly inventions, right? That's the word, but a new study by University of Connecticut scientists finds they spread fecal matter onto people's hands, CNET reports. "The more air ya move? The more bacteria stick," study author Peter Setlow tells Business Insider... More »

A Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Your Death

Study finds Americans who suffered a financial blow were more likely to die

(Newser) - A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a "wealth... More »

Tylenol, Advil Work Just as Well as Opioids

Study finds they're not much better than over-the-counter meds for pain relief

(Newser) - Even after overdose and addiction risks became known, opioid prescriptions continued on the belief that the drugs were more effective at relieving pain than other medications. New research suggests that may not be the case. In a study in JAMA , scientists say opioids appear to be no better at treating... More »

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