Smoking Could Cause Loss of Y Chromosome

Smoking Could Cause Loss of Y Chromosome

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden believe they have found a link between smoking and the loss of the Y chromosome in men, though exactly what causes that loss is unclear. The findings, published in Science on Thursday, present yet another compelling reason to quit smoking. In light of a previous study, which found an […]

Hospital Errors Declining, Saving Thousands

Hospital Errors Declining, Saving Thousands

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), hospital errors, leading to further injury, sickness, infection and even death have seen a steady decline in recent years, likely saving some 50,000 patients. Mistakes dropped 1.3 million from 2010-13, or about 17 percent, says the report. In addition to […]

HIV Ability to Cause AIDS Slowing

HIV Ability to Cause AIDS Slowing

The rate at which HIV is progressing to AIDS is slowing, and the new pace could be a result of the virus’ evolution in response to advanced treatments, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. These findings could mean huge advancements […]

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