SC Johnson Debunks Claims of Drugs Laced With Bug Sprays, Says They Are ‘Inaccurate’

SC Johnson vehemently denied reports that high concentrations of its household chemicals can lead to aggressive behaviors. Earlier, authorities reported cases of addicts behaving like “mad dogs” when police found that their drugs were laced with household chemicals.

Public Health

Possible Mumps Outbreak In Delaware After Dance Festival, Health Officials Warn

Residents in Wilmington, Delaware, might have suffered from a possible mumps outbreak following a dance festival. State health officials are advising those who think they might have the virus to call their doctor as soon as possible.

Public Health

Experimental Weight Loss Treatment Involves Freezing 'Hunger' Nerves

Can weight-loss be achieved by freezing the nerve responsible for telling the brain that the stomach is hungry? An experimental procedure proved that this unusual technique can be quite effective and safe.


Man's Hand Lump Found After Dental Procedure Turns Out To Be Sign Of Serious Heart Infection

A Vancouver man went into the emergency department with a strange hand lump and a recent history of flu-like symptoms. Could his condition be related to his recent dental procedure?


Woman Dies After 'Bee Acupuncture' Treatment: How To Minimize Risks Of Alternative Therapies

Almost half of Americans have tried at least one complementary or alternative therapy. A woman's death from her apitherapy reminds people to be careful when trying unconventional health care approaches.


Human Stem Cell Treatment Helps 'Alcoholic Rats' Consume 90 Percent Less Booze

A recent study found that human stem cell treatment reduces alcohol abuse in rats. Testing of humans will be required in order for this potential cure to be widely available.


Veteran AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Appointed As CDC Head Amid Protests On Misconduct

Robert Redfield, a longtime AIDS researcher, has been appointed as the new chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His appointment is clouded by controversies in effect of the HIV treatment scandal in the 1990s.

Public Health

Hip-Hop Music Teaches Children, Parents To Recognize Stroke Prior To Attack

Stroke symptoms can now be detected through hip-hop music intervention aimed at parents and children. The program’s purpose is to increase the rate of stroke treatment by delivering the patient in the hospital at the right time.

Neuroscience March 22, 2018

Pain Relievers Like Prescription-Strength Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat

Selective NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, or meloxicam were linked to an 18 percent higher risk of irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation. Should people stop taking these pain relievers to treat body ache and pain?


One In 10 Non-Drug Users Have Detectable Cocaine Or Heroin On Their Fingerprints

Staying clean no longer keeps you safe from testing positive for class A drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Simply touching a drug user's hands already facilitates the transfer of traces that can't be removed even by thorough handwashing.

Public Health

Officials Caution About Possible Measles Exposure In St. Louis, Missouri

Health officials are concerned about a possible measles exposure in the state of Missouri. A man infected with the virus apparently went into a museum and might have transmitted the virus in the air.

Public Health March 22, 2018

Back Pain Treatment Is Wrong For Millions Of People, Experts Say

According to a series of studies, millions of people across the world who are suffering from lower back pain are receiving the wrong treatment. The correct way to address the condition does not involve bed rest or high-cost remedies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2018

Grilling And Cooking Meat In High Heat May Raise Risk Of High Blood Pressure

Cooking chicken, fish, and red meat in open flame or at high temperature by grilling and barbecuing may increase a person's risk of high blood pressure. What makes cooking in high heat dangerous for your health?

Public Health March 22, 2018

Meat Cooked At High Temperature Can Lead To High Blood Pressure

Researchers have found a link between blood pressure and the way meat is cooked. Their study shows that meat cooked at high temperature can pose risks to a person's health.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Authorities Warn Of Street Drug Laced With Bug Spray That Causes Zombie-Like Effects

Users of the bug spray-laced drug known as KD passed out with the drug still in their hands. Some were observed eating grass and dirt from the ground.

Public Health March 21, 2018

Spanish Woman Dies Of Stroke, Multiple Organ Failures After Atypical Bee Venom Acupuncture

A Spanish woman died of a stroke and multiple organ failures after a series of bee sting acupuncture sessions. Researchers advise patients to stick to traditional acupuncture until further evidence proves apitherapy’s efficacy and safety.

Medicine March 21, 2018

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Extreme Morning Sickness During Pregnancy Identified In 2 Genes

A new study suggests that morning sickness might be genetic. A researcher, who herself had suffered from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, found two genes that potentially increase risks of morning sickness.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

A report by the Alzheimer's Association revealed that Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans $277 billion in 2018. The figure is expected to increase to over $1 trillion by 2050, if a cure for the dreaded illness is not yet found.

Public Health March 21, 2018

Kids Now Draw Scientists As Women More Often Than Ever Before, Study Shows

When about 5,000 children were asked to draw a scientist in the 1960s and 1970s, nearly all of the drawings depicted a male scientist. A new study, however, revealed that kids now draw female scientists more often than ever before.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

FDA Takes Action To Regulate Flavors In Cigarettes

The U.S. FDA announced it will regulate flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the number of young smokers. The agency is also looking to review policies on e-cigars and lowering nicotine content to a nonaddictive level.

Public Health March 20, 2018

Blind Patients Regain Their Eyesight After Successful Stem Cell Treatment

Doctors have treated patients with macular degeneration with stem cell therapy which restored their eyesight. Macular degeneration is the most common form of blindness.

Medicine March 20, 2018

The Window Seat May Be The Only Place On A Plane To Avoid Catching The Flu

New research revealed which parts of a plane's seating arrangement in relation to someone with the flu should be avoided. It has found that the window seat may be the best place to be to avoid catching the symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Toxic Chemicals: What Are Nerve Agents And What Do They Do?

The alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Wiltshire, England that was exposed by British MP Theresa May once again brings the use of nerve agents to international attention. What exactly are nerve agents and what do they do?

Biotech March 20, 2018

Kansas Suffers Measles Outbreak, Now With 10 Cases Across Different Counties

The measles outbreak in Kansas has infected more people, expanding to two other counties. Health departments are concerned that there’ll be more cases over time, as measles is a highly contagious virus.

Public Health March 20, 2018

Twins Diagnosed With Fatal Disease Need Liver Transplants, But Only 1 Will Survive

Nick and Devin Coats from Louisiana were both diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. The twins were placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant, but only one of them got a call that they will receive a new organ.

Medicine March 20, 2018

Male Birth Control Pill Is Safe To Use, But Is It Effective At Preventing Pregnancy?

Result of preliminary study showed that the experimental male birth control pill DMAU is safe to use. Is it also effective when it comes to lowering sperm count and preventing pregnancy?

Public Health March 20, 2018

Scientists Discover That LSD Blurs The Line Between You And Others

A recently published study shows that LSD can manipulate the barrier between you and other people. These findings could help find a treatment for people living with a mental disorder.

Neuroscience March 19, 2018

Students Smoking E-Cigarette That Resembles USB Drive Causing Headache For Teachers

Students in the U.S. are now using an e-cigarette called the Juul that is discrete enough to be mistaken for a USB drive. Schools are now banning both the Juul and USB drives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Early Research Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Be Harmful

Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Vaping Not As Safe As Promoted: Study Finds E-Cigarettes Can Cause Fatty Liver Disease

It's all a marketing ploy, warns researchers. Apparently, they have found vaping to be as dangerous as smoking actual cigarettes because it can lead to liver disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

Game-Changing Stem Cell Treatment Gives Multiple Sclerosis Patients Hope

Stem cell transplants may be the answer to multiple sclerosis. A new study found that haematopoietic stem cell transplantation was highly successful in diminishing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Experimental Male Oral Contraceptive Shows Promise In Clinical Trial

For 28 days, 100 men had been asked to take a daily dose of birth control pills. Only a few complained about minor side effects, suggesting the experimental drug is safe for everyday use.

Biotech March 19, 2018

Low Sperm Count Indicates Other Health Issues Not Just Infertility

Low sperm count does not just cause fertility problems. Researchers of a study involving 5,100 men also found that it could be an indication of other health problems in men.

Public Health March 19, 2018

Artificial Sweetener Splenda May Worsen Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease

In a six-week study, researchers gave mice with Crohn's-like disease water with the artificial sweetener Splenda. What side effects did they observe in the animals with the inflammatory bowel disease?

Public Health March 18, 2018

Lavender And Tea Tree Oils Contain Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals That Can Cause Abnormal Breast Enlargement In Boys

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oils mimic the female sex hormone estrogen and inhibit the effects of the male sex hormone androgen. This may explain a potential link between exposure to essential oils and gynecomastia in boys.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

American Adults Drink 17.5 Billion Drinks A Year: What Binge Drinking Does To The Body

The CDC found that American adults can binge drink up to seven drinks on a single occasion. Such a practice can affect the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, and even the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

Abortions Are Safe And Effective, Says Study, But The Quality Of Care Varies From State To State

Getting an abortion in the United States is safe and effective, generally speaking. However, state restrictions play a huge role in affecting the quality of abortion care for women, according to a new landmark study.

Public Health March 17, 2018

9-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Coyote Just Outside Her Home

A young girl got bruised, scratched, and bitten when she was attacked by a coyote just outside their house. What is the first thing to do when bitten by a possibly rabid animal?

Public Health March 17, 2018

Binge Drinkers Have An Average Of 7 Drinks At One Time, According To CDC Study

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that people who binge drink have an average of 7 drinks at a time. To be considered a binge drinker, people need to drink 5 or more drinks at a time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

World Sleep Day: The Importance Of Sleep, The Damages Of Sleep Deprivation, And The Promise Of 'Heartfulness Meditation'

Today is World Sleep Day, a celebration of the importance of sleep. Here's why it has such a huge role in our lives, why sleep deprivation is dangerous, and how 'Heartfulness Meditation' could improve sleep quality.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Salmonella Cases Linked To Kratom Are Increasing, CDC Says

Health officials are now investigating kratom supplements as the number of salmonella cases linked to kratom increases. To date, there have been 87 cases in the kratom-based salmonella outbreak.

Public Health March 16, 2018

FDA Plans To Lower Nicotine Content In Cigarettes To Non-Addictive Levels

In a historic move, the Food and Drug Authority announced its plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. This effort could lead to lower smoking rates and could address rising tobacco smoking-related deaths and diseases.

Public Health March 16, 2018

Chlamydia, The Most Common STD, Doubles Ovarian Cancer Risk

Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease, possibly doubles ovarian cancer risk. Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not have good chances of survival, with 55 percent succumbing to the disease within five years after diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Babies Are Able To Think Logically Before They Can Even Learn To Speak, New Study Claims

Babies might actually be smarter than you think. According to a new study, they are capable of logical reasoning well before they develop speech and language abilities.

Neuroscience March 16, 2018

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