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Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus Gives Hope To Thousands Of Women: Here's How The Procedure Works

A baby born in Texas from a transplanted uterus gave hope to thousands of women who are unable to give birth. Here is how the uterus transplant surgery works, especially for those who are interested in participating in the study.

HEALTH December 3, 2017

Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned?

Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny.

HEALTH December 2, 2017

FDA Gives Green Light To Monthly Injection For Opioid Addiction

The FDA gave its approval to a once-a-month injectable treatment for patients recovering from opioid addiction. What's the monthly cost of Suboxone and what are its side effects?

HEALTH December 2, 2017

Reading Out Loud: Study Finds Reading Aloud Helps Improve Memory

Researchers find that reading text out loud can make a person remember it better. The act adds action to the task and makes it more personal.

HEALTH December 2, 2017

Medical Breakthrough: First US Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus Delivered In Texas

The first baby born from a transplanted uterus in the United States was delivered at a hospital in Texas. He was born thanks to a generous uterus donor.

HEALTH December 2, 2017

Unconscious Man's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Baffled Doctors: What Was The Right Thing To Do?

Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.

HEALTH December 3, 2017

Think Twice Before Going On That Dirty Water Ride: Pennsylvania Man Victimized By Eye-Eating Parasite

Robert Trostle sued Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, claiming that he contracted an eye-eating parasite from the Raging Rapids ride. Trostle is still not cured even after a painful surgery that tried to scrape the parasite off his eye.

HEALTH December 1, 2017

Smartphone And Internet Addiction Causes Brain Imbalance: Study

Compared to the control participants, the MRS results of the smartphone and internet-addicted young participants showed chemical imbalance in their brains. Fortunately, their brain chemistries returned back to normal after being subjected to therapy.

HEALTH December 1, 2017

Youth Suicide Rates In Utah Up By 141 Percent: Report

There was a 141 percent jump in suicide rates among Utah youths aged 10 to 17 between the years of 2011 and 2015. Interestingly, 12 percent of suicide victims experienced familial conflicts related to gadget restriction.

HEALTH December 1, 2017

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Inspiration Anthony Senerchia Dies At 46

Anthony Senerchia, one of the people who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, passed away at the age of 46. Because of the global movement, the ALS Association has since raised $115 million.

HEALTH November 30, 2017

Young Mother Dies Just One Day After Flu Diagnosis

Alanie 'Joie' Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona, had died on Nov. 28 just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu. The flu caused Murrieta to develop pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs.

HEALTH December 5, 2017

First Migraine Drug In 2 Decades Can Cut Monthly Migraine Days In Half

Researchers tested a new drug called Erenumab on nearly 1,000 migraine sufferers and found that it was very effective at reducing migraines. They said the new drug managed to cut the number of migraine attacks in half.

HEALTH November 30, 2017

This Popular Vitamin To Make Hair Grow Faster Is Screwing Up Blood Tests

Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.

HEALTH November 30, 2017

More Than Half Of US Children Will Be Obese By Age 35: Here's How To Prevent Weight Problems In Kids

More than 50 percent of teens and children in the United States will be obese by their 35th birthday. What are the factors that contribute to obesity epidemic and how can parents prevent weight problems in kids?

HEALTH November 30, 2017

Prehistoric Women Had Bones Stronger Than Today’s Athletes, Study Finds

Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.

HEALTH November 30, 2017

Dog Bone Treats Unsafe: Here Are Other Foods You Shouldn't Feed Your Canine Friend

Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.

HEALTH November 29, 2017

CDC Urges Consumers Who Drank Raw Milk To See A Doctor

If you drank Udder Milk’s raw milk within the last six months, you should go ahead and see a doctor right away. CDC said a woman in New Jersey was found infected with a rare bacteria after she drank contaminated raw milk.

HEALTH November 29, 2017

Marriage May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

A recent study suggested that people who have never been married have a higher chance of getting dementia. Widowed people also have a relatively increased risk of developing the mental affliction.

HEALTH November 29, 2017

Processed Bone Treats May Kill Your Dog, FDA Warns After 15 Dogs Die

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.

HEALTH November 29, 2017

Light Therapy May Help People Suffering From Bipolar Depression

A new study suggested that bipolar depression can be treated with light therapy. Currently, it is used to treat the seasonal affective disorder.

HEALTH November 28, 2017

Vaginal Mesh Operations Should Be Banned: NICE

NICE recommended the ban of a transvaginal mesh implant to treat organ prolapse. The operation reportedly left women in permanent pain, in addition to various health complications.

HEALTH November 28, 2017

Can Chronic Wasting Disease Affect Humans? What To Know About This Deer Disease

Chronic wasting disease or CWD has been found in 23 states in the United States and two Canadian provinces. Many people who are unaware of this disease are probably wondering whether it can also affect humans.

HEALTH November 28, 2017

'Cigarette Smoking Kills' Is The New Ad Tobacco Companies Run

Tobacco companies have been ordered to stop the lies and inform the public of the dangers of smoking. They now have to run TV and newspaper ads that clearly outline the harmful effects of cigarettes, including secondhand smoke.

HEALTH November 27, 2017

Woman 'Drowning In Poo' After Botched Surgery: Here's What's Happening And How To Help

Kelly Yeoman, a 34-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, is currently 'drowning in poo' after a surgeon accidentally damaged her bowel. Medical staff have been draining the toxic waste from her body daily to prevent her from suffocating.

HEALTH November 27, 2017

Perk Of Social Withdrawal: Being Alone Can Help Boost Your Creativity

New research finds that unsociability is positively associated with creativity. Researchers believe that the motivation for social withdrawal is important in assessing its risks and benefits.

HEALTH November 25, 2017

Dopamine Makes Us Smarter Than Apes: Other Ways 'Happy Hormone' Makes Us Human

Humans are more intelligent than other primates possibly because they produce more dopamine. Here are other ways the brain signalling chemical influences human characteristics and behavior:

HEALTH November 26, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

HEALTH November 25, 2017

Flies Carry Hundreds Of Bacteria But Can Help Monitor Disease Outbreaks: Study

Like bees, flies are also pollinators that are important members of the ecosystem. Though they could carry hundreds of bacteria species, researchers believe they could potentially benefit public health monitoring.

HEALTH November 25, 2017

Avatar Therapy Can Help Schizophrenia Patients Who Hear Voices

A new study has found that 'avatar therapy' was more effective than supportive counseling in bringing down auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia. Researchers say the therapy could offer a promising new approach for schizophrenia treatment.

HEALTH November 26, 2017

World's Smallest Tape Recorder Built From Gut Bacteria

Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?

HEALTH November 24, 2017

Dopamine Is The Reason Why Humans Are So Unique From Other Animals

For years, scientists have asked the same question over and over. What makes the human brain so different from other species on Earth? Well, perhaps it’s dopamine.

HEALTH November 24, 2017

Nearly Half Of Cancers In United States Linked To Lifestyle Causes: Study

Research finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases and deaths may be attributed to preventable exposures such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Preventing exposure and increasing access to health care may reduce cancer cases and deaths.

HEALTH November 23, 2017

Coffee May Reduce Risk For Premature Death: Should You Consume Caffeinated Drink To Prevent Disease?

Here is some good news for coffee drinkers. A recent review has suggested that drinking coffee is beneficial for health, and it lowers premature death risks.

HEALTH November 24, 2017

Different Types Of Alcohol Can Trigger Different Emotions: Which Booze Can Make You Feel Sexy?

For those who thought they felt more teary or confident after drinking, they are actually right. A new study has found that different types of alcohol can lead to different emotions, ranging from sexy to downright aggressive.

HEALTH November 24, 2017

Cinnamon Could Be The Secret Ingredient To Weight Loss

Cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil responsible for the flavor and color of cinnamon was found to have potentials in boosting metabolism. How does it work to aid weight loss and potentially fight obesity?

HEALTH November 24, 2017

Drinking Four Cups Of Coffee A Day May Have Health Benefits

Listen up, coffee addicts: A new search says that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day might be good for you. It apparently lowers risks of heart disease, premature death, and some cancers.

HEALTH November 23, 2017

Self-Harm Among Teenage Girls On The Rise Possibly Due To Smartphone Use

The number of teenage girls who inflict self-harm rose significantly since 2009, a new CDC study has found. Some experts have linked the increase in number with the rise of smartphones.

HEALTH November 22, 2017

Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

HEALTH November 20, 2017

Pregnant Women Should Sleep On Side To Lower Stillbirth Risk

There’s an easy way to decrease the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Apparently, women must sleep on their side instead of their backs to avoid increased risks of stillbirth.

HEALTH November 20, 2017

Cases Of Rabies Confirmed In Superstition Mountain Area

Several cases of rabid animals have been confirmed in a known hiking area in Superstition Mountain in Arizona. Since 1960, 90 percent of rabies cases in the country come from wild animals.

HEALTH November 19, 2017

Stress Can Cause Us To Make Risky Decisions: MIT Study

Researchers from MIT found that chronic stress largely influences cost-benefit situations. Chronically stressed mice were more likely to choose high-risk, high-cost options than non-stressed mice.

HEALTH November 19, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

HEALTH November 19, 2017

'Fountain Of Youth': Amish Genetic Mutation Protects Against Aging

Certain members of an Amish community in Berne, Indiana possess an anti-aging genetic mutation that practically protects them from diabetes. Can a 'longevity' drug allow us to possess the same traits?

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Having A Pet Dog Leads To Longer, Healthier Life: Study

Researchers found that dog owners have lower risks of cardiovascular disease and death. Singles and owners of hunting dogs have the lowest cardiovascular disease risks.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Puppies From Puerto Rico Test Positive For Leptospirosis

One of 10 puppies brought to the country from Puerto Rico after the hurricane tested positive for leptospirosis. What do you need to know about leptospirosis in pets?

HEALTH November 17, 2017

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