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How do nicotine-free e-cigarettes affect blood vessels?

New research examines the effects of a few puffs of nicotine-free electronic cigarettes on endothelial function, a measure of blood vessel health. As more and more people are trying to quit smoking, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are gaining popularit…

Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

A recent study looking for a link between antibiotics and cancer risk uncovers a complex relationship. The researchers conclude that there is an association between antibiotic use and an increase in colon cancer risk, but a decrease in rectal cancer risk. Wi…

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnea. The recent study, which features in the European Respiratory Journal, analyzed data …

‘Spontaneous chemistry’ may drive Alzheimer’s

Despite decades of research, Alzheimer’s disease still holds many mysteries. A recent study asks whether spontaneous changes to the chemistry of proteins might help explain the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common for…