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Golf Ball Pieces In Frozen Hash Brown Prompts Recall

Two hash brown products are voluntarily being pulled from the shelves due to possible golf ball pieces in the product. The recall adds to FDA’s list of latest food product recalls.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

Jalapeño-Flavored Chips Recalled Over Salmonella Risks: Here Are The Affected Products

Frito-Lay announces a product recall for some of its Jalapeño-flavored snacks due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Find out which chips are affected by the recall.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

Diet Soda May Triple Stroke Risks: Other Reasons Why Artificially Sweetened Beverages Are Not The Healthier Option

Diet soda is not a healthier option to sugary drinks. Besides diet soda's links to stroke and dementia, here are other reasons why health experts advise steering away from beverages that use artificial sweeteners.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

Surgeon May Have Performed Liposuction Without License In Pole Barn

A surgeon may have performed liposuction in pole barn without a license. The location of the facility is near South Haven, and authorities expressed concern concerning patients' safety.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

Global Hepatitis Deaths On The Rise, With Vast Majority Of Patients Lacking Access To Testing Or Treatment: WHO

According to the 2017 WHO Global Hepatitis Report, only a small percentage of people suffering from hepatitis are diagnosed. An even smaller fraction get treatment, despite efforts to increase vaccination rates.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

Vending Machine At UC Davis Campus Now Dispenses Morning-After Pill

The UC Davis campus in the United States became the first college to dispense contraceptives from a vending machine named the Wellness to Go machine. The vending machine has already become a talking point on Facebook.

HEALTH April 22, 2017

Dentist Charged Of Medical Fraud Accused Of Pulling Teeth While Riding A Hoverboard

A dentist in Alaska pulled an unconscious patient's teeth while on top of a self-balancing scooter. The dentist described the hoverboard procedure as the "new standard of care."

HEALTH April 23, 2017

California Health Officials Fine Hospitals For Substandard Care

Hospitals in California were fined for infractions on Health and Safety Codes that led to patient injuries and deaths. The medical facilities have to pay a combined amount of over $1 million.

HEALTH April 22, 2017

Fountain Of Youth May Be Hiding Within Human Body: Blood From Babies' Umbilical Cord Reversed Aging In Mice

New evidence suggesting overall improvement in memory and cognitive function through cellular infusion shows promising results in age reversal. Human DNA and cell analyses pave the way to unlock the fountain of youth.

HEALTH April 22, 2017

Florida Unleashes Thousands Of Experimental Zika-Fight Mosquitoes

Thousands of experimental male mosquitoes were released in Florida Keys as an attempt to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the disease responsible for serious birth defects. Should the trial be successful, it could be implemented nationwide.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Americans Support Marijuana Legalization More Today Than Ever: Poll

A recent poll shows that American adults support the legalization of marijuana more than ever, both for recreational and medical use. Most of the respondents think that the drug is less dangerous than the others.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Mobile Phone Use Can Lead To Brain Tumors, Italian Court Rules In Telecom Executive’s Case

An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Scientists Discover New Types Of Blood Cells In Human Immune System

Scientists discovered six new dendritic and four new monocyte cell subtypes in a new study. Wellcome organization funded the research and this is the first major discovery from its Human Cell Atlas initiative.

HEALTH April 23, 2017

26 Doctors, Medical Professionals Charged In $40 Million Health Scam In California

More than a dozen medical professionals were charged in an alleged California health scam that got doctors getting kickbacks over unnecessary prescriptions and tests. Learn more about the suspected $40 million health scam.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Diet Soda Tied To Stroke And Dementia: Other Ill Effects Linked To The Popular Beverage

Artificially sweetened beverages like diet soft drinks have been positioned as a healthful alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. A number of studies, however, have warned of the various dangers of diet sodas and their artificial sweeteners.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

FDA Warns Use Of Kids Cough Syrup And Pain Meds That Contain Codeine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against the use of drugs containing codeine in children under the age of 12. Here’s why.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Petco Not Liable For Death Of Boy Who Suffered From Rat Bite Fever: Jury

Jury finds Petco not liable in the case of 10-year-old boy who died in 2013. The boy’s death is linked to rat-bite fever despite not having been bitten or scratched.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Electric Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Memory In Dementia Patients

A new study highlighted that electrical stimulation delivered to brain during its low function stage can aid memory functioning. The study emphasized the importance of stimulation timing to get the desired results.

HEALTH April 22, 2017

Diet Soda Linked To Increased Risk For Stroke And Dementia

People who consume at least one diet drink per day were found to have nearly three times the risk of suffering from dementia or stroke. What are the other health risks posed by these artificially-sweetened beverages?

HEALTH April 20, 2017

West Virginia Becomes 29th US State To OK Medical Marijuana

West Virginia became the 29th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for terminally ill and support 16 medical conditions including cancer and AIDS.

HEALTH April 20, 2017

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: How It Can Curb Cluster Headaches, Other Health Woes

The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Contraceptive Pills Slash Quality Of Life In Healthy Women But Rise In Depression Symptoms Not Seen: Study

Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have linked combined oral contraceptive pills to a significantly lower quality of life. They did not, however, find an increase in depression symptoms.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Can Birth Control Pills Negatively Impact Women's Quality Of Life?

Birth control pills consumed by women may negatively impact their quality of life. A new research highlighted the probable link between contraceptive pills and the general well-being of women.

HEALTH April 20, 2017

Can Protein In Human Umbilical Cord Blood Improve Memory In Aging Mice?

Scientists discovered a protein found abundantly in the umbilical cord blood, which improved the overall cognitive and memory functioning in aged mice brains. This protein may in the future lead to better treatments for neurodegenerative diseases in humans.

HEALTH April 20, 2017

New York City Could Soon Be The Most Expensive US City To Buy Cigarettes In

New York City's Mayor proposed a plan to reduce tobacco addiction in the city. If the proposal is passed New York City would become the most expensive U.S. city for buying cigarettes.

HEALTH April 21, 2017

Running Is Socially Contagious: Posting About Exercise On Social Media Can Influence Friends

When you run more, chances are high that your friends will run more, too. A new global study revealed that running is socially contagious and can influence your peers in a social network.

HEALTH April 20, 2017

Psychedelic Drugs LSD, Ketamine, And Psilocybin Cause Brain To Enter Higher State Of Consciousness

People under the influence of psychedelic drugs such as ketamine, LSD, and psilocybin were found to have more random activities in the brain than normal. What does this mean?

HEALTH April 19, 2017

Berkeley Finds Sweet Gains in Imposing Soda Tax: Other Anti-Soda, Anti-Sugar Measures In Action

Apart from Berkeley, California, six other U.S. cities have imposed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in an attempt to curb soda consumption and reduce obesity and diabetes rates. In Europe, several countries have also rallied to the soda tax.

HEALTH April 20, 2017

Marijuana Ingredient Might Be New High In Preventing Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Therapy For Cluster Headaches

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device in the treatment of cluster headaches. More than 350,000 people suffer from this extremely painful illness.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

Can Late School Start Time Help Prevent Depression And Accidents?

A study revealed that late school start time could help prevent depression and accidents among teens in the United States. AASM attributed early school timing to be the primary reason behind children suffering from physical accidents and depression.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

Soft Drink Sales In Berkeley Decline By Over 9 Percent: Here's Why

A study revealed that the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks imposed in Berkeley, California, has fulfilled its purpose. The implementation of the tax reduced soda sales by more than 9 percent and increased the sales of bottled water.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

Can Consumption Of Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism In Children?

A new study revealed that antidepressant use in early pregnancy did not increase the chances of the child developing autism and ADHD. Environmental factors and genetics were instead responsible for causing the disorders.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

WHO Hails Major Progress In Fight Against Tropical Diseases, But Challenges Remain

The World Health Organization is on track in achieving its goals to eradicate and control neglected tropical diseases, but challenges with treatment distribution remain. Officials urge drug companies to take action.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

Frog Skin Mucus May Help Kill Strains Of Flu Virus

A peptide found in the skin mucus of a frog in southern India can potentially fight strains of flu. How does the peptide urumin work against influenza virus?

HEALTH April 19, 2017

USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: Study

Two conflicting medical guidelines on statin use may lead to fewer number of users in the United States, a new study suggests. Researchers compare guidelines from the USPSTF and the ACC/AHA to determine their impact.

HEALTH April 18, 2017

Salty Diets Make You Hungry, Not Thirsty: Study

Researchers have found that diets rich in salt are not connected with higher levels of thirst. Instead, a new study suggests that salty meals make people more hungry.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

HEALTH April 19, 2017

New Measles Case Confirmed In Minnesota: Health Officials Estimating Numbers To Increase

Minnesota recorded the ninth case of measles infecting young children, all of whom were not vaccinated. Most of the infected children belonged to the Somali-American region, having a history of low vaccination rates.

HEALTH April 18, 2017

Mental Illness And Suicide On The Rise Among Americans: Study

A study revealed that mental illnesses and suicides were at an all-time high in the United States. Researchers indicated that the Great Recession, coupled with lack of proper psychiatric healthcare coverage, led to the rise of these issues.

HEALTH April 18, 2017

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