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FDA OKs Treatment For Rare Skin Cancer, Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Finally, the FDA has given a green light to the first-ever drug for a rare form of skin cancer. What is metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and how does one get it?

Medicine

Breaded Chicken Recalled After Metal Was Discovered Inside: Other Foreign Objects Found In Food Products

OK Foods recalled nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken because of metal discovered inside the meat. Here are other cases of foreign objects in food that prompted recalls.

Public Health

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Amid Antibiotic Resistance And Current Treatments, How Are We Faring In The Fight Against Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is not yet a relic of the past as it continues to kill millions every year, especially in low-income countries and Africa. How is the battle going in the face of antibiotic resistance and new bacterial strains?

Public Health

Vitamin C Sepsis Treatment Cured Patients But Experts Warn Healthcare Workers Against It: Here's Why

A doctor claimed to have found a cure for sepsis and used this to treat about 150 patients with high success rate. Experts, however, are not yet convinced and warned other healthcare workers not to use the Vitamin C treatment.

Medicine

Woman Finds Teeth In Barbacoa Tacos, San Antonio Company Responds

A woman from Texas complained on Facebook after getting what looked like teeth inside her barbacoa tacos. The story went viral really fast, getting numerous reactions on social media.

Public Health

Caution: Your Supermarket Grocery May Be Carrying More Germs Than Your Toilet

Germs found in groceries bought from supermarkets could be more than what is found in toilets. According to experts, microbes piggyback on produce from shops including supermarkets with the buyer not being aware of the gravity of the risk.

Public Health

Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead To Development Of Drug That Fights Off Aging And Radiation Damage

Science has always been keen on reversing the aging process. Researchers may have finally found the key in human DNA that could speed up the development of anti-aging drugs.

Medicine

Obamacare Replacement Is Dead: Trump Administration’s Health Care Bill Pulled Out Prior To Procedural Vote

Republicans have been actively pushing to replace the Affordable Care Act despite protests but the GOP’s proposed bill is now officially dead even before Senate vote.

Public Health

OK Foods Recalls Breaded Chicken Products For Possible Metal Contamination

OK Foods, Inc., recalls almost a million pounds of breaded meat products due to possible metal contamination. The most recent food recall raises questions on the industry’s food safety.

Public Health March 25, 2017

Immortal Stem Cells Allow Scientists To Produce Unlimited Supply Of Blood

Scientists developed a technique to produce unlimited supply of red blood cells using immortal stem cells. What are immortal stem cells and how do they work to produce billions of red blood cells?

Biotech March 25, 2017

Blood Test Offers Non-Invasive Method Of Detecting Early Stage Cancer

CancerLocator is a blood test that offers a non-invasive way to detect lung, breast and liver cancer in the early stage and has a success rate of 80 percent. How does it work?

Medicine March 24, 2017

Facial Recognition Software Helps In Diagnosing Rare Genetic Disease

Researchers have created a facial recognition software capable of diagnosing DiGeorge syndrome, a rare genetic disease. The disease was difficult to diagnose, being different among distinct populations.

Biotech March 25, 2017

New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Half A Million Children Annually

Unlike other rotavirus vaccines, the new product is cheaper and doesn’t require refrigeration. Pending WHO approval, it could soon be available for large-scale immunization.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Doctor Stumbles On Cure For Deadly Sepsis And It’s All About Vitamin C

The physician successfully treated his patients with vitamin C infusions, along with thiamine and hydrocortisone. Pending validation through additional studies, his remedy could prove to be a long-awaited breakthrough in sepsis treatment.

Public Health March 24, 2017

Unlucky DNA Mutations Explain Why People With Healthy Lifestyle Still Get Cancer

Random bad luck DNA mutations can be blamed for some cases of cancer. Does this mean that a healthy lifestyle no longer matters when it comes to preventing cancer?

Public Health March 24, 2017

66 Percent Of Cancers Triggered By Unpredictable DNA Glitch, Research Says

Apparently, even the healthiest person is not spared from cancer. This is what a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center suggest.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Mom Who Beat Cancer Twice Dies One Day After Giving Birth To Twins

Thirty-year-old Jamie Snider of Fresno, California, beat cancer twice and even gave birth to twin babies. A day after delivery, however, her heart failed, and she died.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Lungs For Breathing? Yes, But Lungs Also Help In Blood Production, Says New Study

Researchers have found that lungs are not just used for breathing, as they have an important role in the process of blood production. Prior to this study, the bone marrow was believed to be solely responsible for this process.

Medicine March 23, 2017

Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone? How About Trying These Weird Fertility Customs Around The World

Similar to home kits available to women to detect pregnancy, a smartphone app with 97 percent accuracy has been developed to test fertility in men. Technology apart, fertility rituals in many cultures are boosting fertility in their own way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2017

Vitiligo: Signs, Symptoms, And Everything You Need To Know About This Rare Skin Condition

As a pigmentation disorder, vitiligo appears anywhere on the body and affects the self-confidence of the affected person. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of cells responsible for pigmentation and the treatment involves different therapies.

Medicine March 23, 2017

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Getting Breast Implants May Cause Blood Cancer: Other Cosmetic Procedures With Unwanted Side Effects

The FDA announcement on a link between breast implants and ACLC, a rare type of blood cancer, may raise concerns over the safety of breast enhancement procedures. Here are other cosmetic surgeries that come with health risks.

Public Health March 23, 2017

Fattest Cities In America 2017: Is Your City One Of The Most Obese?

A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks Of Some Heart Conditions

A study revealed that alcohol consumption in moderation may lower the risk of developing some heart conditions. Researchers suggest that rather than starting to drink, people should instead adopt healthier lifestyles to mitigate heart failure risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

'Sea Of Despair' Identified Among White Working-Class Americans

A 'sea of despair' is behind the gloomy outlook among white working-class Americans, a new study said. This is characterized by the uptick of physical pain as job prospects continue to decline over time.

Public Health March 23, 2017

Smartphone App Now Tests For Male Fertility: See How This Semen Analyzer Works

A new at-home male fertility test can detect abnormal semen with 97 percent accuracy compared with traditional lab testing. See how a smartphone app and a chip can make this happen.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Fading Sense Of Smell Could Mean Death Is Closer: Study

Could fading sense of smell mean death is closer? A Swedish study suggests that people in their middle age or older suffering from impaired sense of smell are more likely to die within 10 years.

Public Health March 23, 2017

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Meets Dog With The Same Condition

An eight-year-old boy who suffers from vitiligo, a rare skin condition, has met a dog who has the same disorder. Before meeting face to face, the two have known each other virtually.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Saline vs Silicone: Which Breast Implant Type Is Safer?

If you’re considering breast augmentation, the first thing to take into account is safety. Although both types of implants pose similar health risks, silicone implants have been linked to more problems after surgery compared to saline implants.

Public Health March 22, 2017

Novartis's Heart Drug Serelaxin Fails In Last Stage Clinical Trial

Novartis announced that its acute heart failure drug serelaxin failed to clear the last stage clinical trials. Following this announcement, Novartis shares dropped by 2.2 percent.

Medicine March 23, 2017

Fish Oil Supplement During Pregnancy Does Not Make Your Child Intelligent, Suggests New Study

Fish oil supplements consumed by women during pregnancy have reportedly shown negative results in improving the brain capacity of the unborn child. Instead, it was observed that children exhibited abrupt behavioral changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Regular And Satisfying Sex Can Benefit Long Term Relationship, Reveals New Study

Researchers performed a study where they discovered that sex is a means of developing a bond with partners. It was reported that regular sex between a couple resulted in a healthy happy relationship over time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Are You At Risk Of Getting Alzheimer's? Gene Testing Can Predict When

Research showed that it may be possible to predict which individuals were at a risk of developing Alzheimer's. Scientists revealed that there are multiple genetic reasons behind people being afflicted with the disease.

Public Health March 23, 2017

Stay On The Grind: New Report Urges Pregnant Women To Keep Exercising

A new viewpoint in the journal JAMA recommends exercising to pregnant women. It highlights benefits both for the mother and the developing fetus, contrary to traditional advice that expectant mothers should rest.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Surviving Prostate Cancer: Studies Show Which Treatment Offers Better Quality Of Life

Surgery, radiation or active surveillance? Studies rank treatment options for prostate cancer patients according to their outcomes on sexual, urinary and bowel functions.

Public Health March 22, 2017

Butt Lift Surgery Complications Result In Two Women Being Hospitalized In Miami

Two women were hospitalized after undergoing a butt lift surgery in Miami. They were rushed immediately to a nearby hospital after the surgery due to severe complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

FDA Links Breast Implants To Rare Form Of Cancer, Confirms 9 Deaths

The FDA warned against breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It has so far led to nine deaths and a probe on the specific danger of breast augmentation surgery.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Baby Born With 2 Spines And 4 Legs Undergoes Successful Surgery

A surgery was performed on an infant from Ivory Coast, Africa, who was born with two spines and four legs of her underdeveloped twin. The operation has been successful and the baby girl is recovering.

Public Health March 22, 2017

Children Who Play Outdoors Likelier To Care About Nature As Adults, Says Study

Children who play outside are more aware of the importance of environmental protection, according to a new study. While more research is needed, these findings could improve environmental education.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

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