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1 In 4 Drug Overdoses In The US Is Related To Heroin

Latest figures from the CDC showed that 25 percent of drug overdoses in the U.S. are related to heroin. What's behind the rising use of this opioid drug in the country?

Public Health

The Recipe For Longevity Revealed: 10 Servings Of Fruits And Vegetables Per Day

A new study suggests 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day could reduce a person’s chances of developing diseases and overall mortality risk. But is it doable?

Healthy Living/Wellness

More Than 9 Hours Of Sleep Could Indicate Alzheimer's Disease: Here Are Other Warning Signs Of Dementia

Prolonged sleeping could indicate chemical changes in the brain that occur with the development of dementia. Besides longer sleep, here are other warning signs that may hint at an increased risk for the neurological condition.

Neuroscience

New DNA Vaccine Designed To Boost Immunity And Fight Off Tumors

Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed a new DNA vaccine designed to improve anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients. How does it work and is it different from other cancer vaccines?

Medicine

A Miracle For Multiple Sclerosis: New Stem Cell Treatment May Curb Disease Before It Gets Worse

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks before it gets messy. How is it possible and what are the risks involved?

Medicine

Do Men Sweat More Than Women? Gender May Play A Role In Sweating

New research suggests that sweating more is not related to the gender of a person, but to the weight. Previous studies underlined a causality between the gender of a person and sweating.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Healthy Diet For Kids: Only One-Third Of Parents Believe They Follow Recipe To Healthy Eating

Only one-third of the parents in the United States self-reported using a recipe to healthy eating for their children, according to a new poll. Additionally, one in five parents doesn't believe it's important to limit fast food intake.

Public Health

How Effective Is The Flu Vaccine? Number Of Cases Continues To Rise

Flu vaccine is only 48 percent effective against the most common strain of flu virus, according to epidemiologists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials urged people to get vaccinated, noting that less than half of Americans got the shot.

Public Health

Back Pain Could Be Warning Sign Of Early Death: Study

A team of Australian researchers found that people who reported lower back pain had a significantly greater chance of early death compared with their peers. They used data from over 4,300 elderly Danish twins.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Fasting-mimicking Diet: Could It Reverse Diabetes?

New research suggests that fasting-mimicking diet managed to reverse diabetes in adult mice. The subjects were able to produce insulin, and their insulin resistance was also reduced after being administered with this diet.

Public Health February 25, 2017

Antibiotics For Treating Cystic Fibrosis Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss, New Study Reveals

A study reveals that the antibiotics used to treat Cystic Fibrosis has some serious side effects. Researchers were able to prove that use of the drug leads to kidney infections and even permanent hearing loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Surgeons Use Laser To Examine Brain Cancers And How Much Tissue To Cut

Surgeons use a laser-based microscope to examine brain cancers and help them achieve maximum removal of cancerous cells. The technique, developed in 2008, will help doctors make fast and accurate decisions.

Biotech February 25, 2017

The Secret To The Snooze Button: How To Wake Up Early And Why It Is Good For You

Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths On The Rise In US, Mortality Rate Rose Twice Since 1999

A new report has been released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report suggests that the U.S. has seen a tremendous increase in the death rates due to drug overdose since 1999.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Mysterious Reason Traced To Immune Fault

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, had been an enigma regarding its cause, with most researchers calling it a psychological illness. New research has now traced its origin to a disorder in the cell receptor system.

Public Health February 25, 2017

Here's Why Using More Sugar May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.

Public Health February 24, 2017

3 Things Could Boost Female Orgasm Potential, According To Researchers

It's called the 'golden trio' of sexual moves. According to a new study, a combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing, and oral sex could boost the chances of female orgasm.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Fasting Diet: Should You Try It Out?

Fasting is a type of diet that involves abstinence from food or beverages for a number of hours. As a dietary habit, it is helpful with weight loss, as the body consumes its own extra resources of carbohydrates and proteins.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Take A Digital Detox: Constantly Checking Social Media Can Drive You Insane

Social media is more stressful than people think. A recent survey shows that social media addiction and mental health issues are connected and affect most Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Research Proposes New Potential Cause

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition that currently affects up to 25 percent of the American population. Among the factors contributing to this disease, weight, exercising, and diet are some of the most important.

Public Health February 24, 2017

5 Healthy Weight Loss Secrets Khloe Kardashian Swears By

Check out Khloe Kardashian’s diet and fitness strategies that helped her achieve her killer bod. Are they worth the try? Not all experts think so.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Speedy Typing For People With Paralysis

Researchers record high communication performance by people with paralysis with the use of a brain-computer interface. Results show higher typing speeds compared to previous studies.

Biotech February 24, 2017

Your Fitness Regimen Could Be Killing Your Sex Life: Study

Researchers from UNC in Chapel Hill have found that men with more strenuous exercise routines had a lower libido than those with lighter workouts. What could account for this link between male exercise and libido?

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.

Neuroscience February 24, 2017

Congenital Heart Disease: What It Means For Your Baby’s Health

Congenital heart disease is one the most common birth defects seen today. Know more about the different types of CHD, the potential causes and risk factors, and the available treatment options for this condition.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Benefits vs Risks: Daily Aspirin Therapy For Heart Disease

One of the most commonly prescribed medicines of all time, low-dose aspirin therapy may have a lot of benefits, but it comes with serious side effects, too.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Pregnant Women With Genital Herpes Twice As Likely To Have Child With Autism

Pregnant women with genital herpes are at higher risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. The study shows that inflammation during pregnancy may have effect on the developing brain of the fetus.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Is Prolonged Sleep An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia?

A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?

Neuroscience February 23, 2017

Sleepy Teens 4.5 Times More Likely To Commit Criminal Offenses As Adults

A study has found that teenage boys who feel drowsy in the afternoon tend to be antisocial. They also have higher odds of committing crime by the time they become adults.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Scratch That: Your Cat Will Not Give You Mental Illness

Owning cats does not up your risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis, among other mental illnesses. Here's the proof.

Public Health February 23, 2017

People Suffering With High Level Of Stress More Likely To Suffer From Obesity

Chronic stress may be the reason behind your sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Those with higher levels of stress are more likely to be obese per a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Repurposed Drug Can Save People At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have proven that a hunger suppressing drug may prevent prediabetic people from developing type 2 diabetes. The drug named liraglutide prevents overeating which in turn keeps the patient's weight under control.

Medicine February 23, 2017

Experts Say Superbugs Pose Serious Threat To Humans, Animals

EFSA and ECDC in a joint report stated that superbugs are posing an alarming threat to public and animal health in European Union. Superbugs are resistant to multiple antibiotics and evolve with the overuse of medicines.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Therapeutic Vaccine Strategy May Be 'Functional Cure' For HIV Patients

A therapeutic vaccine strategy may be a 'functional cure' for patients with HIV, a new study revealed. The clinical trial found the vaccine is effective in controlling HIV levels without the need for antiretroviral drugs.

Medicine February 23, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Salmonella May Have Contributed To Collapse Of Aztec Empire

A strain of salmonella could be behind the cocoliztli epidemic that killed the natives of the New World, essentially contributing to the collapse of the Aztec empire.

Public Health February 23, 2017

New Study Reveals Mixed Results Of Testosterone Therapy

A roster of five new studies shows that testosterone replacement therapy has resulted in both health benefits and potential risks. Health benefits include anemia, while potential setbacks include more plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

Medicine February 22, 2017

Salmonella Food Poisoning May Permanently Damage The DNA

Food scientists found that some salmonella serotypes that cause foodborne illnesses can damage the DNA. What are the potential consequences of DNA damage from salmonella infection?

Public Health February 22, 2017

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Can Misidentify Facial Expressions, New Study Reveals

A new study has been conducted in the field of PTSD and conduct disorder. The research has revealed that teens suffering from these problems tend to misidentify facial expressions.

Public Health February 22, 2017

Clinical Trial To Test Mosquito Saliva Vaccine For Malaria, Zika And Dengue Viruses

A Phase 1 clinical trial of an experimental vaccine designed to provide protection against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue will involve up to 60 adult participants. How does this AGS-v vaccine work?

Medicine February 22, 2017

Life Expectancy Set To Increase Globally By 2030: But Is The Gender Gap Shrinking?

Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?

Public Health February 22, 2017

Cancer Death Rate Likely To Decline Faster In Men Than In Women, New Research Finds

Cancer death rates in the EU are falling faster for men compared to women per a new study. The researchers predict that death rates for men will decline by 8 percent in 2017 vis-à-vis 4 percent for women.

Public Health February 22, 2017

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