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Parasitic Worm Moves Around And Digs Holes In Boy's Eye For 3 Weeks

A parasitic worm was found wriggling in the eyeball of a teenager in Mexico. The nematode was removed but it has already caused serious eye damage. How did it get into the boy's eye?

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Major Health Problems: You Need To Sleep 7 Hours Every Night, Or Else

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker linked sleep deprivation to major health problems such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. He recommends people to sleep at least seven hours every night to avoid the heightened risk of suffering from these issues.

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Meth-Laced 7Up: Contamination Of Soft Drinks In Mexico Causes 1 Death

Travelers were warned that some bottles of 7Up were tampered and contaminated with methamphetamine in Mexico. Should consumers in the United States also worry about meth-laced soft drinks?

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

HEALTH September 24, 2017

LOOK: Robot In China Successfully Performs Dental Surgery On Living Person

A robot in China successfully performed dental surgery on a brave volunteer. Along with 3D printing, this new technology could help solve China's dentist shortage.

HEALTH September 24, 2017

CVS Health To Limit Opioid Prescriptions To 7 Days

CVS Health is taking part in the war against the worsening opioid abuse epidemic in the United States. The drugstore chain revealed it will only allow seven-day supplies of opioids for certain prescriptions.

HEALTH September 23, 2017

Hardworking Babies: Infants Can Learn Persistence From Adults

Is persistence learned or innate? A new study shows how 15-month-old infants can exhibit the value of persistence and hard work if they see an adult do the same.

HEALTH September 22, 2017

Gender Straitjacket: Gender Norms Negatively Affect Young Boys And Girls From 15 Countries

Does gender stereotyping really affect the way children think and grow up? A new study shows that it does and at an earlier age than previously thought.

HEALTH September 21, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Symptoms Of Depression: Study

A meta-analysis suggests that partial sleep deprivation may help people who suffer from depression. Antidepressants are currently the popular treatment for people suffering from depressive symptoms.

HEALTH September 20, 2017

Be Careful With Nerf Guns, Kids: You Might Seriously Damage Your Eyes

Eye doctors have warned that Nerf guns can cause serious eye damage, to the point that they recommended players to wear protective goggles. Making matters worse is that third-party companies make cheaper but more dangerous replacement bullets.

HEALTH September 20, 2017

2 Corpsmen Removed From Patient Care After Calling Newborns ‘Mini Satans,’ Pointing Middle Finger At A Baby

Two corpsmen are now under investigation after posting photos and videos online that show how they inappropriately behaved with a newborn. The hospital staff members involved have come under fire in social media as well.

HEALTH September 20, 2017

New Drug Test Can Detect Cocaine In Fingerprints Within Seconds

Researchers developed a new drug test that can identify molecules of cocaine in fingerprints within 30 seconds. Here's how it works to prevent the results from being faked.

HEALTH September 23, 2017

Teens Today Less Interested In Sex, Alcohol Compared To Counterparts From Previous Decades: Are Gadgets To Blame?

American teens today are not as interested in sex, alcohol, dating, or driving compared to older generations. Here's what's happening.

HEALTH September 19, 2017

AI Arrives As The Newest And Most Powerful Weapon For Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.

HEALTH September 18, 2017

Your Poop May Reveal Why Your Diet Does Not Make You Lose Weight

The high-fiber New Nordic Diet may not work for everyone who want to lose weight. A person's stool and gut bacteria may tell if this diet will work for weight loss or not.

HEALTH September 17, 2017

Writing Down Feelings Helps Reduce Stress And Worry: Study

Researchers have found that expressive writing may help offload worries and stress, and help an individual perform tasks more efficiently. The research provides the first neural evidence for James Pennebaker's 1986 research.

HEALTH September 16, 2017

Friends, Family Help Ease Stress From Marital Conflict: Study

Having strong relationships outside of the marriage helps people to experience marital conflicts as less stressful. These close friendships also tend to protect people from stress-related ailments.

HEALTH September 17, 2017

This Skin Patch Melts Fat In Mice (No, You Can't Use It Yet)

The new medicated skin patch promotes fat browning in mice and holds promise in burning unwanted fat deposits such as love handles. It may also treat diabetes and obesity.

HEALTH September 16, 2017

Tobacco Still One Of World's Top Killers: Here Are The Other Top Causes Of Death Worldwide

A new report revealed that smoking remains one of the leading killers in the world. Here are the other causes of deaths worldwide in 2016, according to the Global Burden of Disease study.

HEALTH September 16, 2017

Teen Dies From Hairball Infection: What Is Rapunzel Syndrome?

A teenager from the UK died from complications brought about by an infected hairball in her stomach. How did this happen, and what exactly is Rapunzel syndrome?

HEALTH September 14, 2017

Hospital Staff Cited, Doctors Suspended For Photos Of Patient's Genital Injury

The staff of a Pennsylvania hospital were cited after photographs and videos of a patient's genitals circulated among staff members. The patient was under anesthesia when the photos and videos were taken.

HEALTH September 15, 2017

San Diego Starts Bleaching Streets As Hepatitis A Outbreak Kills 16: Here's How To Protect Yourself

San Diego has started washing its streets with bleach to fight back against the Hepatitis A outbreak that has already taken the lives of 16 people. For people in San Diego, here are ways to protect yourself from being infected.

HEALTH September 14, 2017

Hormone Replacement Therapy Won’t Cause Early Death, Long-Term Study Finds

Hormone therapy might be safe after all. A new study has found that hormone replacement therapy, which is linked to premature death, did not significantly affect death rates of women who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trials.

HEALTH September 14, 2017

Can Pregnant Women Drink Low Amounts Of Alcohol? Maybe, But Maybe Not

Researchers aim to determine whether or not light drinking is safe for pregnant women, including how much is fine. However, the consensus is still to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy.

HEALTH September 13, 2017

Nanoparticles From Tattoo Ink Travel To Lymph Nodes Of The Body

A study involving deceased individuals with tattoo revealed that pigments and toxic elements in the form of nanoparticles make their way into the body's lymph nodes. Tattooed corpses were also found to have higher levels of titanium dioxide.

HEALTH September 13, 2017

Sitting For More Than 13 Hours A Day Can Be Deadly Even If You Exercise

Sitting for prolonged periods can be deadly. A new study involving nearly 8,000 adults suggests that even physical exercise cannot undo the harm associated with extended sitting time.

HEALTH September 12, 2017

Puppies From Pet Store Linked To Bacterial Outbreak That Sickened Dozens In 7 US States

Contact with puppies that were sold by the national pet store chain Petland has been linked to a multistate campylobacteriosis outbreak. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?

HEALTH September 12, 2017

Rats Attack Paraplegic Girl In Her Bed As She Slept

Rats attacked a girl in France who was sleeping in her bed. The rodents left her with hundreds of lesions. Several of the teen's fingertips were also gnawed off.

HEALTH September 10, 2017

Feeling Excited? Scientists Find 27 Distinct Human Emotions

Researchers from UC Berkeley found 27 distinct human emotional states. An interactive map shows how the emotions combine to form the complex human emotional response.

HEALTH September 10, 2017

Ostrich Egg-Sized Bladder Stone Removed From 64-Year-Old Man

A man from California had a surprisingly large bladder stone removed. What are bladder stones and what could have caused his to grow that large?

HEALTH September 10, 2017

Want To Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age? Take Note Of 7 Things

The American Heart Association suggests keeping 'Life's Simple 7' in mind to keep the brain healthy. These health factors and behaviors help keep both the heart and brain in optimal conditions.

HEALTH September 9, 2017

Mediterranean Diet Just As Good As Drugs In Controlling Acid Reflux Symptoms

Is the Mediterranean diet a better treatment for the symptoms of acid reflux? New research shows the plant-based diet is just as effective as traditional drugs, if not better.

HEALTH September 9, 2017

Sleeping With Your Dog Can Give Better Night Rest: Mayo Study

Pet owners are still divided on the topic of letting their dogs sleep in the bedroom. Mayo Clinic found that letting them sleep in the bedroom is actually fine, but evidently only to a certain extent.

HEALTH September 9, 2017

Cancer Pen Could Detect Tumors In Just 10 Seconds

The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.

HEALTH September 7, 2017

Later School Start Time, Longer Sleep For Teens May Save US $9 Billion Per Year

Giving teenagers more time to sleep by delaying school start time to 8:30 a.m will benefit the economy, a new study shows. Here's how more snooze time may lead to billions in U.S. savings.

HEALTH September 5, 2017

New Camera Designed To Track Endoscopes Can See Through The Human Body

Scientists developed a new camera that can detect light passing through tissues such as those from the illuminated tip of medical tools. The device is designed to track endoscope inside the human body.

HEALTH September 4, 2017

Obesity Report: 1 In 5 Americans Are Obese

One in five Americans is still obese. There is still hope as the rate increase slows down, and as long as policies and programs are bolstered.

HEALTH September 3, 2017

Is There A Limit To How Long Humans Can Live?

Researchers of a new study used extreme value theory in order to find the maximum human lifespan. The topic is a controversial one as many disagree that there is a limit to our lifespan at all.

HEALTH September 3, 2017

Half Of Men Unable To Identify Vagina On Diagram, Women Just As Confused

A recent survey found that half of men cannot point out the vagina in an anatomical diagram. Surprisingly, women were just as clueless as men.

HEALTH September 2, 2017

Homeopathic Teething Bracelet Causes Lead Poisoning In 9-Month-Old Baby

A nine-month-old baby had lead poisoning because of a homeopathic teething bracelet with exceeding amounts of lead. The CDC warns that there is no safe level of lead for children.

HEALTH September 2, 2017

Older Dads? More New Fathers In America Over The Age Of 40

Stanford University researchers found that the paternal age of men in the United States increased in the last 44 years. The number of fathers in America over the ages of 40 and 50 has increased as well.

HEALTH September 1, 2017

High Fat Intake Linked To Lower Risk For Stroke And Premature Death: Large Diet Study

A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.

HEALTH August 30, 2017

Pet Turtles Blamed For Salmonella Outbreak in 13 States

The CDC and FDA warned the public not to buy turtles as pets or give them as gifts. A multistate salmonella outbreak is now being attributed to handling of the hard-shelled reptile.

HEALTH August 30, 2017

Lack Of REM Sleep Linked To Higher Dementia Risk: Signs You Do Not Get Enough Sleep

People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Women Have More Muscle Endurance Than Men: Study

Men may be faster and stronger but science says women’s muscles can endure activity longer. Women are also less fatigued after enduring long physical activities.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

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