MENU

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health

Study Says Tinder Users Don’t Have More Casual Sex Than Nonusers

Researchers surveyed the Tinder usage of 600 students ranging from ages 19 to 29. The survey revealed that users do not acquire more casual sex partners than those who are not Tinder users but similarly engage in casual sex.

Salmonella Outbreak From Caterer Sickens 70 People And Hospitalizes 4 In Newton County, Georgia

At least 70 people in Newton County, Georgia received medical treatment following a salmonella outbreak. Officials believe that a local catering company caused the outbreak.

Public Health May 19, 2018

Research Finds How Long-Term Social Isolation Changes The Brain

Socially isolated mice were found to be more aggressive, persistently fearful, and hypersensitive to threat stimuli. Researchers found specific brain chemistry changes associated with social isolation-related behavior, but they also found a potential treatment.

Neuroscience

Researchers Say More Young People Are Selecting Marijuana As Their First Drug

Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

Bill Gates Tells Story About The 2 Times He Explained To Donald Trump The Difference Between HPV And HIV

Bill Gates told a story to an audience where it showed that the current president of the United States doesn't know the difference between HPV and HIV. Gates had to explain the difference between the two on two separate occasions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

How The Resistance To Antifungal Drugs Became An International Problem During The Past 30-40 Years

During the past 30 to 40 years, resistance to antifungal drugs increased. Researchers say that this is largely due to the overuse of antifungal chemicals, especially on farms.

Medicine May 18, 2018

Eating Fish Twice A Week Could Strengthen Heart Health, Study Says

The American Heart Association released a new advisory that recommended that Americans should increase their fish intake. Researchers believe that consuming fish at least twice a week could strengthen heart health.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

Migraine Prevention Drug Receives FDA Approval: Aimovig By Amgen Is The First Of Its Kind

Aimovig, designed for long-term migraine prevention, will now go on sale after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug is the first of its kind, and it could soon mean the end of chronic migraines.

Medicine May 18, 2018

CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools If You Have Diarrhea

A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.

Public Health May 17, 2018

An 18-Year-Old Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For 3 Weeks

An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Current And Former Smokers Refuse To Get Screened For Lung Cancer, Study Claims

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a study revealing that only a few amount of current and past smokers received low-dose computed tomography screenings. The screenings would diagnose if someone has lung cancer.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Moderate Exercise May Not Be Able To Slow Down Dementia, Study Says

The British Medical Journal published a study that showcased moderate to intense exercise might not improve people diagnosed with dementia. The study involved nearly 500 people that were divided into two groups.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2018

Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat Again: Contaminated Lettuce Behind E. Coli Outbreak Now Past Shelf Life

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing the Food and Drug Administration, said that it is now safe to eat romaine lettuce. The vegetable was behind a recent E. coli outbreak that victimized 172 people across 32 states.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Opioid Overdose Deaths Boost Number Of Transplantable Organs

Organ donations from donors who died of a drug-overdose has increased over 10-fold in the United States since the year 2000. Is this related to the opioid epidemic?

Medicine May 17, 2018

FDA Approves Lucemyra, The First Non-Opioid Drug For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Up To 14 Days

The Food and Drug Administration approved of Lucemyra, a treatment for adults suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. It has been approved for patients to use up to 14 days.

Medicine May 16, 2018

4,000 Ebola Vaccines Arrive In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Officials Say

The World Health Organization sent the Democratic Republic of Congo 4,000 vaccines in hopes that it would contain the country’s latest Ebola outbreak. The current Ebola outbreak was announced on May 8.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Public Health

Rabies Alert: Health Officials Issue Warning In Indian River County After Cat Tests Positive

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River issued a rabies alert in Indian River County on Tuesday, May 15 after a stray cat tested positive for rabies. The alert is set to last 60 days.

Public Health May 20, 2018

More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.

Public Health May 16, 2018

If Your Body Clock Is Messed Up, Your Mental Health Is At Risk

A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked To Hormone Imbalance Before Birth, Possible Treatment Developed: Study

Researchers found the specific hormone that may be responsible for the development of PCOS. Fortunately, they were also able to find a potential treatment for it.

Medicine May 16, 2018

Egg Farm That Spread Salmonella Throughout The Country Had 'Unacceptable Rodent Activity'

The farm responsible for the current salmonella scare in the United States was found to have a rodent problem by the US Food and Drug Administration. Dead and live rodents were found near the hen houses.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Eating Yogurt May Help Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Study Says

A study done by a team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison found that consuming yogurt could reduce chronic inflammation. The university recruited premenopausal women for a nine-week experiment.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

WHO Wants Trans Fat Out Of Food Supply: Types Of Food To Avoid To Cut Back On Trans Fats

World Health Organization recently released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. Here's how one can restrict the consumption of the artery-clogging fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Changes In Body Odor Can Indicate Malaria Among Asymptomatic Carriers

An international team of researchers classified the changes in the odor of people infected with malaria. The team hopes that the scent they identified could help them detect infections among asymptomatic carriers.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Physically Exhausting Jobs May Shorten Men’s Lifespan: Study

Working out is good for your health. Or is it? A new study has found that physically demanding jobs may actually endanger your overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Blood Donor Saved Millions Of Babies: What Are The Benefits Of Donating Blood?

An Australian man with unique antibodies in his blood saved the lives of million of babies over the past 60 years. You do not need special blood to become a donor though, and donating blood comes with several benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

Meditation, Breathing Exercises May Help Improve Brain Health

Researchers from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Global Brain Health Institute in Dublin dissected the neurophysiological link between breathing exercise and brain health. They provide a scientific explanation of how exactly pranayama, yoga, and mindfulness improve people’s concentration.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

New Pig Virus Could Potentially Jump To Humans And Animals

Scientists at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands were concerned about the possibility of the porcine deltacoronavirus infecting humans in the future. Their laboratory experiment showed that the virus could jump to human cells.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Study Finds That Doctors Who Receive Perks From Drug Companies Prescribe 9 Percent More Opioids

A May 2018 study found that doctors who received more gifts from drug companies prescribed 9 percent more opioids to patients. The gifts included payments, speaking fees, and free meals.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Researchers Test Common Cold Cure To Be Taken 1 Hour Before Or 1 Hour After The Infection

Researchers say that they developed a new drug that treats the common cold by attacking the human host instead of the virus. It can be taken one hour before or one hour after the infection.

Medicine May 14, 2018

Iowa Baby Hit By Softball During Game May Have Suffered 'Significant' Brain Damage

Earlier in May, eight-week-old McKenna Hovenga was struck by a foul ball at her father's softball game suffering a fractured skull. Doctors are now saying that Hovenga may have suffered significant brain damage due to the incident.

Medicine May 14, 2018

Mother Who Lost Son To Diabetes Calls For Lower Insulin Prices

A mother who lost her son to diabetes, as well as other mothers, patients, doctors, and supporters gathered to call for lower insulin prices. A senator also joined the rally and stated that President Donald Trump's plan is not enough.

Medicine May 15, 2018

World Health Organization Sets Deadline For Eliminating Trans Fats From Food

The World Health Organization announced a solution to decrease the amount of trans fat consumption. It believes that trans fats play an important role in cardiovascular disease-related deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

Cannabis Use On The Rise Among US Parents

Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Overwhelming Stress In Britain Makes A Third Of Population Feel Suicidal

Stress due to long-term diseases such as cancer, as well as socio-economic factors including poor work-life balance and debt, rank as major triggers of chronic stress. Suicidal thoughts and self-harm were prevalent in almost one-third of the surveyed population.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Michigan To Regulate Cannabidiol As Marijuana Amid Confusion On Hemp Products Prohibition

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs clarified that cannabidiol is within the scope of the term "marijuana” as per Michigan laws. This meant that CBD products are to be regulated with how marijuana products are being controlled.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Antipsychotic Drugs More Likely To Be Prescribed To Disadvantaged Kids

Children from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than any other children, a new national study in Australia has revealed. Apparently, 81 percent of these children who were prescribed in their first year were male.

Neuroscience May 14, 2018

GMO Food To Get Labels Beginning 2020: What Is GMO?

GMO products will now get labels indicating as such. The Department of Agriculture has now submitted guidelines on proper GMO labeling, and one of the solutions is to refer to GMO products as ‘bioengineered.’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

Vitamin D Therapy May Help Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.

Medicine May 14, 2018

Ebola Keeps Coming Back, And Here's What Needs To Be Done To Contain It

The Ebola virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering concerns that it will be like the 2014 to 2016 epidemic that claimed 11,000 lives. The government and the WHO, however, are quickly moving to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.

Public Health May 13, 2018

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  »
Real Time Analytics