Here Are The Potential Dangers Of Tapeworm In Your Sushi

Given that experts have recently identified the presence of the Japanese broad tapeworm in wild pink salmon caught in Hawaii, is there an immediate danger of infection for salmon and sushi lovers in the country?

Healthy Living/Wellness

5 Popular Food Choices Believed To Cause Cancer: Nutella, Microwave Popcorn, Hotdogs And More

Food lovers may have to rethink what's in their diet. Here are five everyday popular food choices that are believed to cause cancer: Nutella chocolate spread, microwave popcorn, processed meats, canned food, and soda.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Researchers Reprogram Embryonic Stem Cells To Expand Their Potential

New research outlines the totipotent stem cells and their behavior in the first stage of the developmental process in embryos. The study, carried out on mice, could significantly impact the medical perspective on the stem cells' regenerative capacities.


Obamacare Replacement Targets At 'Insurance For Everybody,' Says Trump

American President-elect Donald Trump is almost ready with a replacement plan for Obamacare. He plans to scrap the law after he is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017.

Public Health

Death Of Woman From Superbug Resistant To 26 Antibiotics Highlights Danger Of Drug Resistance

The death of a woman in Nevada from a superbug resistant to 26 antibiotics highlights the growing problem posed by drug resistance. What happens when more infections become resistant to treatments?


Video Games, Gadgets May Be Good For Teens: When Is It Too Much?

Research finds minimal detrimental effects of teens’ exposure to digital devices. The study’s hypothesis explores the importance of keeping teens’ exposure in the Goldilocks zone: not too little and not too much.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Just One Interval Weight-Training Session Can Lower Risks Of Type 2 Diabetes Complications

Researchers have discovered that Interval Weight-Training is efficient for people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes. While the type of exercise improves blood circulation for all categories of people, the best results were obtained among diabetes patients.

Public Health January 15, 2017

Can Cryonics Bring Frozen Bodies Back To Life? Scientists Doubt It

Scientists are doubtful of the scientific merits of cryonics. As researchers continue to experiment on defeating mortality, more questions pop up on the preservation science’s plausibility.

Biotech January 15, 2017

The Doctor Is In: 10 Best Paying Jobs In US All From Medical Field

After all the hard day's work, who wouldn't want to come home knowing you're financially secure in your career? Notably, the 10 best paying jobs in the United States come from the medical field.

January 15, 2017

Why Is Lyme Disease More Prevalent In Northern United States?

Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Researchers have found that the northern regions face a higher risk of this disease because of temperature and humidity.

Public Health January 15, 2017

Nationwide Abortion Ban In US Congress: What Is The Heartbeat Bill?

Rep. Steve King's Heartbeat Bill proposes a nationwide abortion ban. How is it connected to Ohio's blocked Heartbeat Bill, and what should Americans expect from the proposal in Congress?

Public Health January 15, 2017

Salmon From Alaska Now Carry Japanese Tapeworm Parasite

The Japanese broad tapeworm was once thought to infect only fish in Asia. Now, four species of Pacific salmon carry the parasite. What species of salmon are affected?

Public Health January 15, 2017

Eating Spicy Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer

Eating spicy chili pepper regularly may reduce risk of premature death from heart disease and stroke. Capsaicin found in chili peppers could be behind this link.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Repealing Obamacare Will Result In 36,000 Deaths Each Year, Claims Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders claims on Twitter that repeal of Obamacare would lead to 36,000 deaths per year. He based his calculations on recent studies by Urban Institute.

Public Health January 14, 2017

Smartwatch And Wearable Data Can Detect And Predict Diseases

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveals that data from fitness trackers and smartwatches can reflect health patterns. This data can be effective in predicting ailments and detecting diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2017

Woman Dies Of Superbug Resistant To All Available Antibiotics In The US

A woman in Nevada died of an infection resistant to all of the 26 antibiotics in the United States. She was hospitalized several times in India prior to her return to the US.

Public Health January 14, 2017

Superhero Culture Breeds Aggressive, Not Defending Behaviors In Children: Study

New research shows that preschoolers who are extensively and frequently exposed to superhero media become more aggressive, rather than more protective. The study suggests moderated exposure as a means to prevent aggressive behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Your Genes May Be Causing Your Insomnia

Researchers have identified genes that may be linked to sleeping disorders such as insomnia. Their findings could provide a way for newer and better drugs to be developed that could address these issues properly.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Antibiotics Effective Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment In Adults But Worsens Cognitive Problems In Children: Study

New research shows the negative implications of an antibiotic used to minimize the effects of traumatic brain injury on newborns and children. While it works on adults, the medicine negatively impacts the brain maturing process in children.

Neuroscience January 13, 2017

Retina Tissue From Stem Cells Tested On Mice, Now Offers Hope After Vision Loss

New stem cell research using retina tissue offers hope for people who suffer from vision loss. Mice models gained the ability to see light after the procedure.

Biotech January 13, 2017

Your Appendix Is Not Useless: New Study Suggests It Could Save Your Life

Researchers have found the importance of the appendix among mammals, discovering that, during the evolutionary process, once it appears in a species, it won't disappear. The study suggests gut bacteria has something to do with it.

Medicine January 13, 2017

Pregnancy After 35 May Pose Birth Complications For Women, Says New Research

A new study has revealed that women over 35 years can face complications while giving birth to their first child. The impediments can directly or indirectly affect the new born or the mother and cause some concerning issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Rural America More Likely To Die From Five Leading Death Causes

Those who live in rural areas have a higher risk of dying from the five leading causes of death than people who are in urban locations, a new CDC study reveals.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Higher Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Signals Higher Chances Of Conceiving Baby Boy

A mother's blood pressure can sway the odds of having either a baby boy or girl. Researchers find another factor that can predict a child's sex.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

External Layer Of Human Heart Successfully Regenerated Using Stem Cells

Regenerating the cells around the external surface of the human heart is now possible according to new research. Perfected, the method could be used in helping heart attack patients to recover.

Biotech January 13, 2017

Most Comprehensive Report To Date Confirms Marijuana Relieves Pain, But Seeks More Evidence On Other Benefits

A new 400-page analysis gathers data from more than 10,000 scientific studies and makes over 100 conclusions on the benefits and risks of marijuana use, including potential treatment of chronic pain.

Medicine January 13, 2017

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Recalls Organic Baby Powder Because Of Possible Microorganism Contamination

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company recalled its organic baby powder because of possible microorganism contamination. The said substance may cause eye and skin irritation.

Public Health January 13, 2017

How To Lower Diverticulitis Risk? Replace One Meat Portion Daily With Chicken Or Fish, Suggests Study

Replacing even just one portion of red meat a day with chicken or fish has been found to help in reducing risks of developing diverticulitis in men.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Nutella Can Cause Cancer, Study Warns: What’s In The Sweet Spread Anyway?

Here are the ingredients of well-loved chocolate and hazelnut spread Nutella, including palm oil, recently warned to be potentially cancer-causing when processed at high temperatures.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Alert, Voldemort! Researchers Have Identified Gene Mutations Associated With Rare Muscle Condition Involving Absence Of A Nose

An international team of researchers has identified a series of genetic mutations associated with a rare condition. Arhinia can affect the eyes and reproductive systems, and it has been associated with muscular dystrophy by previous research.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Louisiana Mom Expected Twins But Gave Birth To A 14-Pound Baby

A mom from Lousiana gave birth to a 14-pound baby last December. The mom of four almost passed out upon hearing the weight of the baby.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

CVS To Sell Generic Version Of EpiPen Competitor At 80 Percent Cheaper Price

CVS will sell a generic version of an EpiPen competitor. The generic Adrenaclick two-pack is priced at $109.99, which is far cheaper than the cost of Mylan's epinephrine autoinjector.

Medicine January 12, 2017

That's Not Really Halibut: Almost Half Of Sushi Served In LA Restaurants Mislabeled

A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Salmonella Used To Attack Fatal Brain Tumors In Rats

Scientists from Duke University have detoxified salmonella to help scour and destroy tumors, a development that can potentially help in the difficult fight against glioblastoma or aggressive brain cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Here’s How Your Brain Keeps Your Instincts In Check

Researchers have described the mechanism through which people manage not to act on impulses, shedding light how the brain is able to keep instinctive behavior under wraps.

Neuroscience January 12, 2017

Two New Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Found In Florida: Is Another Zika Underway?

University of Florida researchers discover two new tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes for the first time in their state, warning about the possibility of a new virus and the role of global warming in the arrival of the exotic species.

Public Health January 12, 2017

Child’s Toy Whirligig Inspired Stanford Researchers To Invent Low-Cost, Hand-Powered Blood Centrifuge

A whirligig may be a child’s toy but it has led to the development of the paperfuge, a low-cost hand-powered centrifuge that can improve health services in off-the-grid areas.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Exposure To Secondhand Smoke During Childhood Increases Pregnant Women's Miscarriage Risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to secondhand smoke as a child have increased risk of losing their pregnancy. What are other factors that can raise miscarriage risk?

Public Health January 12, 2017

Brain Scans Reveal How Stress Raises Heart Attack Risk

How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.

Neuroscience January 12, 2017

Man With Tree Branch-Like Hands Undergoes Surgery: What Causes This Rare Condition?

The “tree man” from Bangladesh, 27-year-old Abul Bajandar, can now see his hands and feet after undergoing 16 surgical operations. What causes his rare skin disorder, and how will it be treated?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Nutella Maker Defends Use Of Palm Oil Amid Boycott By Other Food Companies Over Cancer Scare

Cancer-causing contaminant in palm oil prompted food companies to boycott the product. Ferrero assured the public about the safety of its Nutella chocolate spread, which uses palm oil as a key ingredient.

Public Health January 11, 2017

How To Find Love: Here Are The Best States For Lovers: Study

Positive relationships seems to flourish in the states of Mississippi, Utah, and Wisconsin, according to one study. Other states, however, fall behind as the worst places for lovers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Got Back, Joint Pain? No, You Can't Blame The Weather For Them, Say Researchers

It might feel like it but, no, the weather has nothing to do with back or joint pain. Researchers carried out another study to show changes in temperature or humidity does not influence body pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Holiday Twinkies Voluntarily Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Hostess voluntarily recalls its holiday-edition White Peppermint Twinkies over potential salmonella contamination, due to a confectionary coating on the cakes that contains recalled milk powder.

Public Health January 11, 2017

Weekend Exercise May Be Enough To Lower Death Risk From Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Says Study

‘Weekend warriors’ enjoy health benefits despite just engaging in physical activity once or twice in a week. According to researchers, that much exercise is enough to lower death risks associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Public Health January 11, 2017

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