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Controversial Neurosurgeon Completes Successful Head Transplant On A Corpse

Italian Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced his team have completed a successful head transplant on a corpse. The surgeon said they will release a detailed report of the procedure on a surgical journal.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

FDA Sets New Rules For Stem Cell Treatments

The FDA has set new rules to keep a check on regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. The move will also crack down rogue clinics that provide questionable regenerative treatments.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.

HEALTH November 17, 2017

Doctors Still Prescribe Codeine To Children After Tonsillectomy Despite FDA Black Box Warning

Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the safety risks of codeine, a new study found that 1 in 20 children was still getting the medication after undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

HEALTH November 20, 2017

American Heart Association President Suffers From Mild Heart Attack During Scientific Conference

The American Heart Association president John Warner suffered a mild heart attack hours after delivering his speech at the organization's Scientific Sessions. The interventional cardiologist is now recovering post-coronary stenting.

HEALTH November 17, 2017

11-Month-Old's Death Is First Recorded Pediatric Death From Cannabis Exposure: Report

An 11-month-old's death is the first recorded pediatric death related to cannabis exposure. Though other doctors are unsure of the results, authors hope to justify educating parents and considering cannabis exposure in pediatric myocarditis.

HEALTH November 16, 2017

Half Of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure Based On New Guidelines: Here's How To Lower Your Risk

As a result of the new high blood pressure guidelines issued by U.S. heart organizations this week, nearly half of American adults are now considered to be hypertensive. Here’s what people can do to lower their risk for hypertension.

HEALTH November 16, 2017

Too Much Time On Social Media May Increase Depression, Suicidal Thoughts In Teen Girls

Spending too much time on social media may not be good for teens. A new study found a link between prolonged screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in teen girls.

HEALTH November 15, 2017

FDA Warns About Deadly Risk Associated With Using Kratom As Opioid Painkiller Alternative

The FDA issued a statement warning consumers about the opioid-like effects of kratom. The Southeast Asian herbal supplement has the potential to cause addiction and death.

HEALTH November 15, 2017

World's First Digital Drug: FDA Approves Pill That Can Track If Patients Swallow It

The FDA recently approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite. The drug is the world's first digital pill that can check if patients are taking their medication or not.

HEALTH November 14, 2017

Sex Not Likely To Trigger Cardiac Arrest: Study

Can sex trigger a cardiac arrest? A new study showed that it rarely can. It further suggested that sudden cardiac arrest is linked with sex far more often in men than in women.

HEALTH November 14, 2017

Bill Gates' Newest Mission Is To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Bill Gates personally invested $50 million into research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-billionaire is known for his philanthropic work and monetary contribution toward disease-related research.

HEALTH November 14, 2017

New Health Guidelines Say Millions Of Americans May Need To Lower Blood Pressure

Medical experts released a new set of guidelines for diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure. The lowered blood pressure criteria will increase the number of Americans with high blood pressure by as much as 32 percent.

HEALTH November 14, 2017

Health Experts Are Encouraging Smokers To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

HEALTH November 14, 2017

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A 9-Year-Old Because Of Mysterious Condition

A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome.

HEALTH November 13, 2017

Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Infecting Visitors With Legionnaire’s Disease

Disneyland has shut down its cooling towers after discovering the waters were contaminated with Legionella bacteria. The move followed after the county healthcare agency noticed that people recently infected with Legionnaires’ disease visited the tourist attraction not long ago.

HEALTH November 13, 2017

Women Who Suffer From Cardiac Arrest In Public Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders: Study

Gender discrepancy appears to exist when it comes to giving bystander CPR. What is the possible barrier that prevents strangers from helping women who suffer from cardiac arrest?

HEALTH November 13, 2017

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk For Osteoporosis And Bone Fractures: Study

In older adults, researchers found an association between increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures and exposure to air pollution particulate matter. Here are other ways polluted air impacts older members of the population.

HEALTH November 13, 2017

This Startup Created A Ketone Drink To Superfuel Your Body: Will It Work?

Ketone is considered as the body's fourth fuel that is activated when other body fuels have been depleted. Will a startup's Ketone shot really work as a "superfuel"?

HEALTH November 11, 2017

Buh-Bye Diet? Ketone Drink Can Burn Fat And Supercharge Your Body

HVMN's ketone drink can increase the level of fat-burning ketones in the body, often achieved through the ketogenic diet. How much does a shot-sized bottle of HVMN Ketone cost?

HEALTH November 11, 2017

Old Donor Lungs May Be Good For Transplant: Study

Five-year survival rate of patients who received double-lung transplantation from older lung donors do not differ much from younger donors. Scientists urge the use of older lungs to increase lung donor pool.

HEALTH November 11, 2017

More Than Half Of Medical Cannabidiol Products Sold Online Mislabeled: Study

Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products online are either over- or under-dosed. They believe that mislabeling and discrepancy is a direct result of a lack of regulation on the products.

HEALTH November 11, 2017

About 49 Million American Adults Used Tobacco In 2015: CDC

There were 48.7 million adults in the United States who used tobacco in 2015. Although cigarette-use has been declining in the country in recent years, they remain to be the most widely used tobacco product.

HEALTH November 11, 2017

People In Japan And Spain Live Longer, Americans Spend Most On Health Care: Report

Japan, Spain, and Switzerland have the highest life expactancy rates among OECD countries while Latvia has the lowest. Does paying more for health care lead to higher life expectancy rates?

HEALTH November 11, 2017

IUDs Linked To Lower Cervical Cancer Risk: Contraceptive Device Also 99 Percent Effective For Birth Control

Aside from conferring protection against cervical cancer, IUD is also an effective birth control device. IUDs can offer long-term protection lasting from three to 12 years.

HEALTH November 11, 2017

Facebook Warning Says You Can Overdose From Touching Fentanyl On Shopping Carts: Is This True?

Facebook warns the public about the dangers of fentanyl overdose while using shopping carts. Experts, however, debunked the possibility of topical absorption of fentanyl in powder form.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Psychedelic Drink Used By Shamans May Help Treat Mental Illness

There is a growing body of literature suggesting the merits of psychedelic drug use in psychiatric treatments. New research finds that ayahuasca users report better general well-being compared to LSD or magic mushroom users, and non-psychedelic users.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Wounds May Heal Faster When Sustained During The Day: Study

A new study revealed that wounds sustained during the day heal 60 percent faster than those sustained at night. Researchers say the finding can help doctors find effective wound-healing drugs and also improve surgery.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Boy With Rare Disease Gets Genetically Altered Skin

Genetically altered skin has saved a child from dying of a rare disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The genetic affliction causes the skin to become as delicate as a butterfly’s wings.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

EPA Approves Release Of Lab-Grown Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to release lab-grown mosquitoes in some selected places in the United States. The insects will be infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which will aid in containing diseases such as Zika and dengue.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

WHO Urges Farmers To Stop Feeding Antibiotics To Healthy Animals To Prevent Rise Of Superbugs

The World Health Organization has asked farmers to stop using antibiotics on healthy animals. The practice of exposing animals to the unnecessary use of antibiotics is leading to the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

HEALTH November 8, 2017

California Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.

HEALTH November 8, 2017

Prescribing Basic Painkillers May Curb Growing Opioid Crisis: Study

A recent study showed that managing ER pains is possible through a combination of simple painkillers. Rather than haphazardly prescribing opioids, doctors should first consider using non-prescription medications as the first line of treatment.

HEALTH November 8, 2017

New Ebola Virus On The Rise: Marburg Virus Kills 3 In Uganda

The WHO confirmed three Marburg virus casualties. The organization closely coordinated with the Uganda government to address the illness and prevent possible catastrophic outbreaks similar to Ebola virus.

HEALTH November 7, 2017

Here Are The Most Obese States In America

The report conducted by WalletHub revealed the states with the highest obese and overweight individuals. The findings provide a more local perspective on the prevalence of obesity in the United States.

HEALTH November 7, 2017

Alcohol And Cancer: Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk

Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.

HEALTH November 9, 2017

Kentucky Sues Drug Company Endo For Opioid Epidemic

Andy Beshear, the attorney general of Kentucky, is filing a lawsuit against Endo International PLC for allegedly deceiving people - through its marketing practices - about the safety of its product, Opana ER.

HEALTH November 8, 2017

One In Eight Women Will Develop Breast Cancer: Here Are The Steps To Cut Your Risk

Despite recent advancements in treatment options, one in eight women is still at great risk of developing breast cancer. To prevent invasive malignancies to progress, doctors encourage more women to embrace positive lifestyle changes and early screening tests.

HEALTH November 7, 2017

Flu Vaccines May Not Work Because They Grow In Chicken Eggs

Flu vaccines, when allowed to grow in chicken eggs, undergo mutations that renders the vaccine ineffective. While not as effective as intended, experts still encourage the public to still get their flu shots.

HEALTH November 7, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Brain Cells And Change How We See The World

Not having enough sleep affects brain cell functions, resulting to poorer visual perception and delayed reaction times. The way a person sees the world changes drastically when the brain cells fire poorly.

HEALTH November 7, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

HEALTH November 8, 2017

Gonorrhea Cases In Australia Rise By 63 Percent In 5 Years

Latest data on STIs show an alarming 63 percent rise in the number of gonorrhea cases in Australia in the past five years. What's behind the huge increase in this sexually transmitted disease?

HEALTH November 6, 2017

Doctor Loses Medical License Because Of Lax Computer Skills

An elderly physician lost her medical licence due to lack of computer skills, which is mandatory in New Hampshire to access its electronic drug monitoring program. The doctor has appeared in court in an effort to get reinstated.

HEALTH November 6, 2017

Trans Women Could Get A Uterus Transplant: Fertility Expert

An expert has reportedly stated the plausibility of pregnancy for trans women by way of a uterus transplant. Few transgender individuals get fertility preservation information prior to transitioning.

HEALTH November 5, 2017

Red Cross Loses More Than 5 Million Funds For Ebola Outbreak Due To Fraud

Humanitarian organization Red Cross has lost over 5 million dollars due to fraud within its own organization. The misappropriation of funds took place through fake custom bills and other fraudulent practices.

HEALTH November 5, 2017

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