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One Way Money Can Buy Happiness, According To Science

If you think money can't buy happiness, think again. A new study reveals the benefits of buying time, such as paying someone to do household tasks, for greater life satisfaction.

Healthy Living/Wellness

4-Year-Old Boy Contracted Flesh-Eating Disease After He Bumped His Head

Four-year-old Rhys Pritchard sustained a small cut above his eye after bumping his head. The problem went worse when he started to show symptoms of necrotising fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating disease.

Public Health July 24, 2017

Man Recovers After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria On Hike

A Florida man finally recovers after battling flesh-eating bacteria contracted from a hike in New Hampshire. Health experts say blaming Mount Garfield is an inaccurate assumption.

Public Health July 23, 2017

Pairing Sugary Drinks With High Protein Meals Makes You Store More Fat: Study

USDA funded research finds bad news with high protein meal and high sugar drink pairings. As it turns out, combining these two could lead to more fat storage and salty food cravings.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2017

War Veteran Can Keep Ducks To Relieve PTSD: City Council

The West Lafayette city council voted to let a war veteran keep his ducks despite a city ordinance barring farm animals in properties. The war veteran takes care of the ducks as a form of therapy for his PTSD.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2017

Immune Drugs Darkened Gray Hair Of Lung Cancer Patients

New immunotherapy drugs turned the gray hair of some lung cancer patients into black or dark brown. Do these drugs hold promise for a new gray hair treatment?

Medicine July 22, 2017

Drugstore Says Lowering Price Of Morning-After Pill May Encourage Women To Use It

Boots Pharmaceuticals angered women for suggesting that decreasing the price of its morning-after pills will encourage inappropriate behavior. The drugstore apologized after a major backlash.

Public Health July 22, 2017

FDA Grants Approval For First-Ever Neonatal MRI Device

The U.S. FDA has granted Aspect Imaging a 510(k) clearance for its Embrace Neonatal MRI device. Embrace is the first MRI designed for babies in the NICU.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Cows Could Be Key To Effective HIV/AIDS Vaccine

An NIH-supported study showed cows have a fast and effective immune response to HIV immunogens. Antibodies, which HIV-infected humans take two years to develop, can be generated by cows in just 35 to 50 days.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papaya Sickens 47

A multistate Salmonella outbreak has already sickened 47 people from New York to Louisiana. Federal officials believe that the infections are linked to yellow Maradol papayas.

Public Health July 22, 2017

Senator John McCain Has Glioblastoma: How Doctors Treat This Aggressive Brain Cancer

80-year-old Arizona senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Learn the current standard treatment of care for this condition and hope for more effective therapies in the future.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Fecal Bacteria Found In Drinks Sold By Major Fast Food Restaurants Like McDonald's

Scientists discover another reason why fast food is unhealthy. Three major fast food chains in the UK test positive for poo bacteria in its iced drinks.

Public Health July 21, 2017

Just Thinking You Are Physically Active Even If You Are Not May Extend Your Life Span

New research sheds light into the effects of perception about levels of physical activity and mortality outcomes. They found that more positive perceptions of physical activity even if you are not very active could lead to more positive health outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2017

Doctors Reverse Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler: What To Know About Normobaric And Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Two-year-old Eden Carlson has almost fully recovered just over a year after incurring brain damage from drowning. Get to know the oxygen therapies that doctors used to essentially reverse the damages to her brain.

Medicine July 21, 2017

More Than Half Of People Infected With HIV On Life-Saving Antiretroviral Treatment

More than half of HIV-infected people are now on life-saving treatment. Experts, however, said that more could have been done given the amount of money spent for battling AIDS epidemic.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Healthier Living Could Slash Dementia Cases By One-Third: Report

Dementia prevention techniques that involve diet, quitting smoking, and changing one's lifestyle may slash cases by one-third, experts reveal. Learn how leading a healthier life could save you from this brain disorder.

Public Health July 20, 2017

Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage In Drowned Toddler

In what is known as the first case of brain damage reversal, doctors used normobaric oxygen therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a toddler who drowned and suffered brain damage. Here’s how the treatment works.

Medicine July 20, 2017

100 Million Americans Are Either Diabetic Or Prediabetic: CDC

Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.

Public Health July 19, 2017

Mad Cow Disease Detected In Alabama: Is There Reason To Be Alarmed?

A cow delivered to a livestock market in Alabama and later died was found positive for BSE, or mad cow disease. Does the fifth BSE case in the United States pose human threats?

Public Health July 18, 2017

Loss Of Certain Speech Abilities And Hearing Deemed Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017

Verily Releases Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue: Is Wolbachia Technique Safe For Humans?

Up to 20 million mosquitoes infected by the Wolbachia bacteria will be released in California to fight zika, dengue and chikungunya. Does this technique pose safety risk to humans and other species?

Public Health July 17, 2017

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman's Eye During Cataract Surgery

A woman initially thought her eye problem was caused by old age and dry eyes. She was supposed to undergo cataract surgery when doctors discovered a blue mass that turned out to be contact lenses stuck together in her eye.

Public Health July 17, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Weight Gain and Other Health Woes Yet Again

A new study warns against the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, specifically how they could cause long-term weight gain and other health problems. Read on for details from the University of Manitoba research.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2017

Stress Of Poverty, Racial Inequities May Raise Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Four new studies found evidence suggesting that stress of poverty and racism are factors that can increase risk of dementia in African Americans. The findings back up earlier studies that link stress and changes in the brain.

Neuroscience July 17, 2017

More Than 200 Hogs Slaughtered After One Confirmed Swine Flu Case At County Fair

An entire hog barn at the Clinton County Fair was tagged ‘Terminal’ after one hog tested positive for swine flu. All 280 hogs will be slaughtered.

Public Health July 16, 2017

Here's How Pregnant Women Can Avoid C-Section Birth According To Analysis Of 36 Studies

C-section birth comes with a number of unwanted consequences for the mother and child. Here's how pregnant women can avoid it and up their chances for normal delivery, according to science.

Public Health July 21, 2017

Hot Dogs Sold By New York City Pushcart Vendors Recalled Over Bone Fragment Contamination

As a precautionary measure, a meat processor recalled more than 7 million of its hot dogs and sausages over concern these may contain bone fragments. Here are the affected products.

Public Health July 16, 2017

Infamous Experiment: Descendants Of Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Victims Seek Remaining Settlement Money

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is infamous for its misleading nature. Families of the victims are now seeking to claim the remaining money from a 1975 settlement.

Public Health July 16, 2017

Early Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Prolong Life: Treatment May Even Cause Lifelong Complications

Early surgery may not be necessary, and may even pose side effect risks to some men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A smaller group of patients though may still benefit from early treatment.

Public Health July 15, 2017

Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Zika Virus, Chikungunya And Dengue

Verily's technologically advanced Debug Project is already underway in Fresno County. How will releasing 20 million bacteria-infected male mosquitoes help reduce the population of disease-carrying mosquitoes?

Public Health July 15, 2017

Hundreds Of Medical Professionals Charged With Health Care-Related Scams

The federal government has concluded its largest takedown operation on health-related scams with hundreds of fraud charges. Doctors were accused of prescribing unnecessary opioids to patients and addicts.

Public Health July 15, 2017

This 3D-Printed Silicone Heart Beats Like A Real Human Heart

Researchers have developed an artificial heart that is similar to a human heart in form and function. Though the silicone heart still has its limitations, the team's development shows a different way of creating artificial hearts.

Biotech July 15, 2017

Man With Brain Tumor First Patient Treated In Michigan Proton Therapy Center

A Michigan man who had been diagnosed with brain tumor became the first patient to undergo proton beam therapy in the state. The treatment is considered safer compared with conventional radiotherapy since it only attacks specific cancer cells.

Medicine July 14, 2017

Scientific Panel Seeks Harsher Strategy, Total Policy Overhaul To Solve Opioid Problem

An FDA-commissioned scientific panel recommends sweeping changes in doctors’ opiod prescription practices and health policy, in general, to stop the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Here are the details on the new report.

Public Health July 14, 2017

Tall Men At Higher Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men. Now, researchers have found that taller men and heavier men are more at risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer and of death from prostate cancer.

Public Health July 14, 2017

Powdered Mac And Cheese May Contain Toxic Chemicals Banned From Kids' Toys

Advocacy groups are conducting a test of the phthalate content of dairy products in the market. Out of the 30 cheese products tested, 29 turned out positive for containing phthalates.

Public Health July 14, 2017

PTSD Not Just A Mental Health Condition: Psychiatric Disorder May Also Have Physical Effects On The Brain

PTSD is considered a mental health condition but sufferers have bigger amygdala, a region in the brain linked to fear. What is behind these changes in the brain?

Neuroscience July 14, 2017

Mac And Cheese May Contain Dangerous Phthalates: Other Processed Food With Toxic Ingredients

Macaroni and cheese powder may contain harmful phthalates that have been banned in baby products, but potentially toxic ingredients are also present in other popular food products. Here are some of them.

Public Health July 15, 2017

Mentally Ill Inmates Held In Confinement Longer, Federal Watchdog Says

The Office of Inspector General revealed that mentally ill inmates in federal prisons are being placed in confinement for long periods. The report alleges that the Bureau of Prisons has done a poor job at providing care for such inmates.

July 13, 2017

New Report Ranks Laziest Nations, And US Is In Bottom Half With Lowest Average Steps

Nations with large differences in walking rates in their citizens have higher obesity levels than those who do not see such a vast spread, a new study has reported. Find out more about activity inequality and why walkable cities matter.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

These Energy-Recycling Stairs Make Climbing A Breeze

Researchers have developed energy-recycling stairs that can help the elderly and disabled individuals who have difficulty negotiating stairs. Here's how these assistive stairs work.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

Novartis CAR-T Cancer Therapy For Leukemia Gets Landmark Recommendation From FDA Panel

A new gene therapy developed by Novartis has received crucial recommendation from an FDA advisory panel on July 12. Experts believe the treatment’s approval will pave the way for new gene-based medicines.

Medicine July 13, 2017

Vatican Says No To Gluten-Free Communion

The Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed its ban on the use of gluten-free altar breads to celebrate the Eucharist during mass. The Vatican only allows low-gluten hosts provided they still contain enough gluten to obtain the confection of bread.

July 12, 2017

‘Unacceptable Tragedy’: Measles Claims 35 Child Lives In Europe

In a new statement, the World Health Organization has released details on measles deaths in Europe. The U.N. agency has hit low coverage of the measles vaccine for the spread of the contagious disease.

Public Health July 12, 2017

Coffee Recalled Over Ingredient Similar To Viagra And Undeclared Milk

A coffee sold over the counter as a male enhancement product contains an ingredient similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Why is this a bad thing?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2017

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