RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

January 20, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.Scientists have developed a wearable electronic skin that could help monitor health. The ultra-thin, flexible film can light up and display numbers or images, moves easily with the body and is resistant to air and water damage. It could potentially be used by doctors and by athletes.Common, over-the-counter drugs can hurt your brain, finds a new study. Drugs from the anticholinergic class like Benadryl, Demerol, Dimetapp and Dramamine were shown to reduce brain size and increase the risk of dementia in as little as 60-90 days of usage.And... could your genes determine your level of promiscuity? According to new research, yes. And we're talking genetics, not your choice of denim. The same genes that determine hair color, can affect how likely one is to have sex. Natural redheads are more likely to delay being sexually active until an older age than people of different hair coloring. The gene responsible was found to affect our perception of risk.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd.

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