Americans are wasting billions each year on useless supplements, scientists warn

For years, scientists have been saying that there isn’t much evidence to recommend vitamin supplements for most people, and a growing body of research suggests that most pills are useless and don’t necessarily make us healthier. However, the message has not arrived. More than half of US adults take dietary supplements regularly, fueling an industry … Read more

Large study found strange link between eating fish and skin cancer

More than 3 billion people around the world depend on fish for food. Fish is a preferred source of protein and healthy fats in highly recommended diets, such as Mediterranean and Nordic. But new research suggests that, as with all things, too much good fish could also be a bad thing. A large long-term study … Read more

COVID-19 levels ‘increasing’ in some counties

THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND. NEW AT NOON THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SUBMITS A REQUEST AS COVID-19 LEVELS RISE IN THE STATE AND NATION. DHEC IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED, PULSE AND WEAR A MASK IF YOU LIVE IN AASRE WITH CORONAVIRUS LEVELS RISING OFFICIALS ARE ALSO URGING EVERYONE TO TRACK THE COMMUNITY … Read more

COVID-19 levels ‘increasing’ in some counties

THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND. NEW AT NOON THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SUBMITS A REQUEST AS COVID-19 LEVELS RISE IN THE STATE AND NATION. DHEC IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED, PULSE AND WEAR A MASK IF YOU LIVE IN AASRE WITH CORONAVIRUS LEVELS RISING OFFICIALS ARE ALSO URGING EVERYONE TO TRACK THE COMMUNITY … Read more

Massive new study confirms that being tall puts you at risk for a host of diseases

Standing above the crowd has its perks, but those extra inches can come at a cost. According to a new study, being tall is fundamentally associated with a number of diseases, from varicose veins to peripheral nerve damage. An international team of researchers compared measures of height, both genetic and physical, with the presence of … Read more

The human heart can repair itself, and now we know which cells are crucial for it

Our bodies are pretty resourceful when it comes to repairing themselves, and scientists have been studying in detail the ways the heart repairs itself after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). They hope to find clues that could lead to better treatments for cardiovascular problems. New research has revealed that the body’s immune response and the … Read more

Ottawa’s silence on hiring subsidy statistics is a secret shrouded in mystery

When the federal government launched the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy in 2020, it took the highly unusual step of publishing weekly statistics on the use of the program. Those data, along with a separate database of CEWS recipients, allowed for a high degree of public scrutiny of the program, whose ultimate cost exceeded $100 billion. … Read more

Mystery of why so many lifelong smokers never get lung cancer may be solved

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and tobacco products cause up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the surest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it is also true that … Read more

Mystery of why so many lifelong smokers never get lung cancer may be solved

Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, and tobacco products cause up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the surest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it is also true that … Read more

Pesky cat parasite has been linked to psychotic episodes again, but only in men

An ubiquitous parasite that infects millions of people worldwide is estimated to have been linked to schizophrenia and a host of neurological disorders, but the evidence hasn’t always been clear. While there are a number of studies linking the ‘mind-altering’ parasite Toxoplasma gondii with altered behavior or strange patterns in human activity, there is also … Read more