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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated At A Philadelphia Hospital

Ten-month-old conjoined twins Erin and Abby Delaney were successfully separated from each other at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The twins were joined to each other by their head, in a rare condition known as craniopagus.

HEALTH June 14, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

Legionnaires' Disease: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, And How To Protect Yourself From The Disease

Two health clubs in Orange County were suspected to be sources of Legionnaires’ disease. The infection is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

What If Your Child Gets Bitten By A Black Widow Spider? Massachusetts Couple Learns The Hard Way

Josh and Kristine Donovan of Massachusetts were shocked to find out that their 5-year-old daughter got bitten by a black widow spider. These spider bites are deemed very rare and usually strike in southern and western U.S. regions.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

J&J Drug May Reduce Heart Events In Diabetes Patients But Doubles Risk For Toe, Lower Foot Amputations

Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?

HEALTH June 13, 2017

One-Third Of The World's Population is Obese, And The United States Is At The Front

A new study reveals that one-third of the world's population is now suffering from obesity. Unsurprisingly, the United States is the leader in this health issue.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

NY Police Officer Falls Ill With Legionnaire’s Disease

Two persons who made separate trips to Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino have recently fallen ill with Legionnaire's disease. Now in New York City, an East Harlem precinct also have a potential case of the disease.

HEALTH June 12, 2017

How BCG Vaccine Works To Stimulate The Reversal Of Type-1 Diabetes

Researchers present evidence that repeated administration of BCG vaccine can reverse Type-1 diabetes. Phase II of clinical trials to prevent and treat advanced diabetes is underway.

HEALTH June 11, 2017

Dry Drowning And Secondary Drowning: What You Need To Know

Two incidences of dry drowning have been reported of late. Here are the things you need to know about dry drowning, secondary drowning, and the reason why some doctors shy away from using the terminologies.

HEALTH June 11, 2017

Guests At Las Vegas Resort Contract Legionnaires' Disease

Two guests of a hotel and casino in Las Vegas have reportedly contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The hotel and Health District are working together to remediate the problem.

HEALTH June 10, 2017

Over 2 Million Pounds Of Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Recalled Due To Mislabelling

Food product companies are conducting a recall on chicken products after learning from a supplier that some of their ingredients may have had undeclared allergens.

HEALTH June 10, 2017

Mars Chocolate Recalls Several Popular Products Over Possible Presence Of Salmonella

Mars Chocolate issued a voluntary recall for some of its chocolates in the UK and Ireland. The recall was issued after salmonella presence was detected in the chocolates' ingredients.

HEALTH June 10, 2017

Authorities Preparing To Drain Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool: Here's Why

The National Park Services will drain and clean the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The authorities decided to undertake this step after 80 ducks were reported dead.

HEALTH June 11, 2017

Consistently Eating Meals Late At Night Is Dangerous For The Body: Study

A new study suggests that regular late night dinners are dangerous for the body. Delaying meals has a bad effect on metabolism and could increase health risks.

HEALTH June 10, 2017

Mosquito Spray Used To Fight Zika Linked To Delayed Motor Skills

Researchers find motor delays among Chinese infants who were prenatally exposed to the basic insecticide chemicals used to control the spread of Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes.

HEALTH June 10, 2017

FDA Seeks For Removal Of Opioid Painkiller From Market: Understanding Substance Abuse

Amid the opioid epidemic, the FDA requested for a voluntary removal of an injectable prescription opioid painkiller. Just how exactly does a drug go from painkiller to an addictive drug?

HEALTH June 10, 2017

Netflix Or Sleep: The American Academy Of Sleep Medicine Says You can Have Both, Here's How

Netflix is awesome, but, despite what we may wish, sleep is still a necessary part of life. Luckily, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has some advice to help you meet your entertainment and sleep needs.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Obesity Linked To Chemical Substitutes Found In Food Containers?

A new study determined whether obesity was linked to chemical substitutes that were found in food containers. The researchers observed whether the BPS and BPF chemical combination was linked to obesity.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Synthetic Opioids Found In Fake Prescription Pills

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released preliminary findings on fake Percocet pills that had caused four deaths across Central and South Georgia. The yellow pills contain a mixture of deadly drugs.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

FDA Requests Removal Of Endo Pharmaceuticals' Opioid Pain Medication: Here's Why

The FDA requested Endo Pharmaceuticals to voluntary remove its pain management drug Opana ER. The agency requested the drug’s withdrawal from the market for fear of opioid abuse.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Cholera Kills Nearly 800 And Affects More Than 100K In Yemen

The suspected cholera cases in Yemen reached 101,820, including more than 700 deaths. UNICEF stated that the country's children were the worst hit and accounted for 46 percent of the cases.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Eggs Can Help Boost Growth In Babies: Study

A new study shows that feeding infants one egg daily can improve the child’s nutrition and reduce stunted growth. Parents can introduce egg to babies at 6 months.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Coke Launches Coca-Cola No Sugar: What Makes It Different From Diet Coke And Coke Zero?

Coca-Cola is releasing the company’s newest diet soda in Australia on June 16, but is it really any different? Find out more about the new sugarless coke option.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Overweight Women Likely To Have Babies With Birth Defects

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight face risk of having children with birth defects. Experts advise women to aim for healthy weight even before pregnancy, have healthy diet and engage in exercise.

HEALTH June 15, 2017

Birth Control Pills Recalled Due To Incorrect Packaging That Can Lead To Unplanned Pregnancy

The FDA announced a recall on birth control pills with a packaging error. Taking the pills out of order could render the pills ineffective and lead to unplanned pregnancies.

HEALTH June 9, 2017

A Child From Texas Dies From A Suspected Case Of 'Dry Drowning' Days After A Swimming Trip

A child from Texas is said to have died from 'dry drowning' days after his last swimming activity. Amid the pending autopsy report, the CDC and other doctors are avoiding the usage of terms such as 'dry drowning.'

HEALTH June 9, 2017

Drug Overdose Crisis In Georgia: What Are These Deadly Yellow Pills?

Police and health authorities warn the recent wave of drug overdose hospitalizations in Georgia is linked to counterfeit medication. The mysterious yellow pills sold on the streets are designed to mimic Percocet, a prescription opioid painkiller.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

Like Pizza? Medical Marijuana Dispensary Offering Cannabis-Infused Pizza

A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana dispensary offered cannabis-infused pizza to patients who needed the drug to relieve pain. The dispensary also retailed other edibles infused with marijuana such as olive oil, honey, and more.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

Tick Bite May Have Caused 2-Year-Old Indiana Girl’s Death

A tick bite may have led to the death of a two-year-old girl in Indiana, who was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This condition is only one among different tick-borne diseases potentially leading to death.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

Your Child's Height Can Be Affected By The Type Of Milk Consumption

Researchers revealed that a child’s height can be impacted by the milk type they consume. The study shared that children who drank cow's milk were taller than non-cow's milk drinkers.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

Brain Scans May Spot Autism In Babies As Early As 6 Months Of Age

In a first, researchers used brain imaging to spot changes in how specific infant brain regions synchronize, predicting the risk of autism in babies as young as 6 months. Find out how artificial intelligence ups the accuracy of the predictions.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

How Bad Is Weekend 'Social Jet Lag' For Your Heart?

A new study revealed that the weekend 'social jet lag' is associated with heart disease risks. The researchers claimed that each hour of 'social jet lag' increases heart disease risk by 11 percent.

HEALTH June 7, 2017

Hormone Therapy Drug Shows Promise In Upping Survival Rates Of Prostate Cancer Patients

The hormone therapy drug abiraterone (Zytiga) can significantly extend the lives of prostate cancer patients by slowing tumor progression and increasing survival rates. These findings came from two clinical trials presented this weekend at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.

HEALTH June 7, 2017

Is Whole Wheat Bread Healthier Than White Bread? Answer May Vary From Person To Person

A new study has found no 'clinically significant' differences between the two effects of whole wheat bread and white bread on health markers. One's gut microbiome is pinpointed as the potential force behind these largely individualized effects.

HEALTH June 7, 2017

Toledo Man Facing Murder Charges For Infecting His Ex-Girlfriend With HIV

An HIV-positive man from Toledo faced murder and felony charges in a county court. It was alleged that he did not disclose his infection to his ex-girlfriend, as a result of which she eventually contracted the disease and died.

HEALTH June 7, 2017

Drug Overdose Kills 4 In Georgia, Authorities Blame Unknown Yellow Pills

Four people died due to a drug overdose in south and central Georgia. Many individuals were rushed to the ER after swallowing an unknown street drug or yellow pill.

HEALTH June 7, 2017

Even Moderate Drinking Can Damage The Brain: Study

Moderate drinkers who consume between 14 and 21 units of alcohol per week still have higher risk for a type of brain damage compared with teetotalers. What does this say about drinking limit guidelines?

HEALTH June 7, 2017

US Opioid Epidemic Poses Potentially Deadly Threats To First Responders

Police officers and paramedics face potentially deadly threats when responding to drug overdose incidents. They still face these threats even when they observe safety precautions such as wearing gloves and masks.

HEALTH June 8, 2017

Chemical That Mimics Sunlight To Give Suntan May Prevent Skin Cancer And Slow Down Aging

A new chemical that can produce suntan without the damaging effects of UV radiation may be used along with sunscreen. Here's how it works for better protection against skin cancer and aging.

HEALTH June 14, 2017

Roche’s Breast Cancer Combo Therapy Offers Tiny Benefit In Large Drug Trial – And It’s A Pricey Drug

Roche’s new combination therapy achieved modest positive results compared with the company’s standard Herceptin treatment. The combo therapy targets an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, and involves adding Perjeta to the existent Herceptin plus chemo treatment.

HEALTH June 6, 2017

Manhattan Doctor Arrested For Writing Unnecessary Painkiller Prescriptions Worth $20 Million

Manhattan based 81-year old Dr. Martin Tesher was arrested on charges of unnecessary distribution of painkillers. The police stated that Dr. Tesher prescribed more than 14,000 oxycodone pain pills to his patients.

HEALTH June 6, 2017

Alabama Baby Who Was Born Without A Nose Dies At Age 2

Eli Thompson, the two-year-old Alabama boy born without a nose, passed away on June 3. His father Jeremy Finch revealed the news through a Facebook post and also started a fundraising campaign for Eli's funeral.

HEALTH June 6, 2017

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