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The 12 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer and How to Protect Yourself

Brown Recluse Spider Sari ONeal/shutterstock Adult brown recluse spiders range from tan to dark brown, and they have six eyes in three groups of two. These spiders could bite and inject venom that requires a trip to the emergency room. The venom might cause dead tissue and may require plastic surgery, in some cases, Campbell… Read More »

The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »

Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer – Medical Xpress

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter… Read More »