THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After 30 years, researchers believe they finally have definitive evidence of the primary cause of Gulf War syndrome: exposure to low levels of the nerve gas sarin. Gulf War syndrome is blamed for leaving a quarter million veterans of the 1991 conflict withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is on the rise among pregnant women in the United States, a new study warns. “This is the first time we’ve been able to measure the amounts of chemicals in such a large and diverse group of pregnantContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Occupational therapy or low-impact exercise might be the key to relieving long-haul COVID symptoms like extreme fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog, a pair of new studies from Ireland suggest. The studies reflect two different — in some ways, opposite — approaches to dealingContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For the past couple of centuries, humans have been breeding dogs to meet specific physical characteristics — to make Golden Retrievers fluffy, to make Rottweilers muscular, or to make Chihuahuas tiny. Dog enthusiasts have thought they also were passing along specific behavioral traitsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The toll of child abuse is wide-ranging and long-lasting. Researchers warn that childhood abuse is tied to high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes in adulthood, raising odds for heart disease and stroke. In contrast, those who grew up in nurturing homes are lessContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Smoking is said by some to be the hardest addiction to break, and certain people might benefit from brain stimulation to quit, French researchers suggest. Smokers who received noninvasive brain stimulation — using low-intensity electric or magnetic impulses — were twice as likelyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Folks who struggle with depression and substance use disorders often tend to be smokers, but a new study finds that smoking rates among these vulnerable Americans have fallen significantly. “This study shows us that at a population-level, reductions in tobacco use are achievableContinue Reading