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Caffeine Alters Sweet Taste Perception And Makes You Crave For Sweets: Study

Caffeine can alter the way we taste food for a period afterward. Although a temporary effect, this means that the taste perception of food or beverages consumed right after caffeine is likely altered.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Aetna Mailers Accidentally Expose HIV Status Of Thousands Of Clients

On July 28, possibly 12,000 Aetna clients received mailers from the health insurance provider, exposing private medical information. Clients are taking legal action as a result of the serious privacy breach.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Chemicals In Yoga Mats And Furniture Can Lower Chances Of Successful IVF Pregnancy: Study

Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.

HEALTH August 26, 2017

Poor REM Sleep Linked To Increased Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers found that people who experienced lesser amounts of REM sleep are more at risk of developing dementia in the long run. The results of the study show a strong correlation between REM sleep and increased dementia risk.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

New Google Tool Can Help Diagnose Clinical Depression

Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) worked together to help Google users who may be suffering from depression. The partnership brings a reliable depression severity diagnosis tool accessible to users.

HEALTH August 25, 2017

Alternative Cancer Treatments More Than Double Risk Of Death

Cancer patients who opted to use alternative treatments were found to be at greater risk of dying early compared with their counterparts who use standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Steve Jobs used alternative cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer.

HEALTH August 23, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $417 Million In Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer

Eva Echeverria claimed she would have stopped using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder had a warning been placed on it. What do scientific studies say about the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer?

HEALTH August 22, 2017

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines For Identifying High Blood Pressure In Children

High blood pressure in children may soon be easier to identify and manage with AAP's new guidelines. The guidelines recommend annual routine blood pressure measurements and use of blood pressure lowering medications.

HEALTH August 21, 2017

Smokers 20 Percent More Likely To Quit Smoking When Cigarette Prices Increase

Older smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking with just a $1 increase in cigarette prices. Can price hikes also encourage younger smokers to quit the unhealthy habit?

HEALTH August 21, 2017

Coyote That Attacked Woman In New York Trail Tests Positive For Rabies

A woman strolling through a park in rural New York was left with severe bites after being attacked by a coyote. The coyote responsible for the attack tested positive for rabies.

HEALTH August 20, 2017

Junk Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk Among Normal-Weight Women

Researchers have found that normal weight women with high energy density diets have 10 percent higher cancer risks. Results show that having a normal weight does not immediately translate to reduced cancer risks.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

Loss Of Sense Of Smell Linked To Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Testing a patient’s ability to identify objects using odor could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Researchers have found the link between the olfactory sense and Alzheimer’s progression.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

Performance Boosting Underwear Helps Ease Lower Back Pain

A new mechanical underwear can help prevent excess strain on the lower back. The mechanized suit can be activated by double tapping or through an application.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Use Helps In Quitting Smoking

New research has shown that e-cigarette users are more likely to quit smoking compared with smokers who have never used e-cigarettes. Conflicting results on the positive and negative effects of e-cigarettes continue to surface.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

New Technique Using Artificially Produced Sperm Could Overcome Genetic Male Infertility: Study

Collaborative efforts of researchers from London and Japan led to the development of healthy sperm in infertile mice. Could this be the answer to genetic infertility among human males?

HEALTH August 19, 2017

Binge Watching Leads To Poorer Sleep Quality, Fatigue And Insomnia: Study

Researchers have found that binge-watching is linked to poor sleep quality, more symptoms of insomnia, and daytime fatigue. A majority of binge-watchers don't even intend to binge-watch in the first place.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

UK Targets Calorie Reduction In Popular Food Items To Combat Childhood Obesity

Health officials in the UK aim to reduce the caloric content of popular food items such as pizzas and burgers. This is in response to the obesity and type 2 diabetes rate among children in the UK.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

Is It Lyme Disease Or Not? New Test May Provide Accurate Diagnosis

While still highly experimental, initial findings on Lyme disease diagnosis may outperform current laboratory tests for uncovering early-stage Lyme. Researchers may be able to tell Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases apart with greater accuracy.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

Immunotherapy Trial Shows Promise In Peanut Allergy Treatment

A combination immunotherapy treatment has proven effective against peanut allergies four years after being administered in children. The treatment shows promise in fighting the deadly allergy that has increased in years.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

Late Night Snacking Lowers The Skin’s UV Protection

The human skin has a biological clock and eating at abnormal times disrupts it. Research has shown eating late at night weakens the skin’s defenses against UV rays.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

Walnuts Can Help Control Appetite And Cravings: Study

Eating a handful of walnuts a day could fight off obesity. Researchers discovered how eating walnuts changes brain activity to stave off hunger and cravings.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

Exposure To Artificial Lighting Ups Risk For Breast Cancer

Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.

HEALTH August 19, 2017

WATCH: Man's Extreme Leg Cramp Wriggles Like An Alien

A man's intense muscle cramps had people describing it as a fetus or even an alien. What commonly causes muscle cramps and how can it be remedied?

HEALTH August 18, 2017

Oregon Man Partially Blinded By 1962 Eclipse Warns Of Viewing Danger

A man from Oregon is warning people of the possible damage that improperly looking at an eclipse can do to the eyes. Proper equipment usage is advised to enjoy the upcoming total solar eclipse safely.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

This Blood Test Is A 'Liquid Biopsy' That Can Detect Early-Stage Cancers

Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.

HEALTH August 18, 2017

You’re Likely Hurting Yourself When Grooming Your Pubic Hair: Study

In a new study, one out of four individuals has reported getting injured while doing pubic hair removal and trimming. Find out the range of pubic hair grooming injuries in this research on nearly 7,600 American adults.

HEALTH August 17, 2017

Fleas In Arizona Found Positive For Bubonic Plague

Health authorities warned the public to observe precautions after fleas were found positive for bubonic plague. The disease once known as the Black Death killed hundreds in the Middle Ages.

HEALTH August 15, 2017

Diet Food And Drinks May Trigger Weight Gain And Diabetes: Study

A study has found that low-calorie food and beverage could increase the risk for obesity and diabetes. Misaligned sweetness and calories deceive our body’s metabolism into gaining weight.

HEALTH August 12, 2017

Hospital Sued After Mother Accidentally Smothers Her Newborn

An infant died at 10-days-old after his mother had accidentally smothered him on the bed in the middle of the night. The infant's mother is suing the hospital for negligence.

HEALTH August 12, 2017

FDA Addresses Health Care Providers After Five Deaths From Weight Loss Balloon Treatment

The FDA addressed a letter to health care providers regarding five deaths linked to a weight loss balloon treatment. A similar advisory regarding its adverse effects was posted just February of this year.

HEALTH August 12, 2017

Weight Loss Intragastric Balloons Linked To 5 Deaths

The FDA said that five deaths have been linked to intragastric balloons albeit it remains unclear if the fatalities were caused by the device itself or the surgery. What are the potential side effects of intragastric balloons?

HEALTH August 11, 2017

Xenotransplantation: Pig Organs May Soon Be Transplanted Into Humans

Pig organs without the potentially dangerous and deadly animal retroviruses may soon be available for human transplant patients. Researchers removed a barrier to xenotransplantation using the gene-editing tool CRISPR.

HEALTH August 11, 2017

Survey Reveals The Best Time Of The Day To Have Sex, Drink, Exercise, And Sleep

Survey results show the optimal times of the day to engage in activities such as sex, exercise, and sleep. The optimal time for sex may not appeal much to night owls.

HEALTH August 11, 2017

Protein That Mimics Effect Of Exercise May Help Heart Failure Patients

The CT1 protein mimics the effects of going to the gym. Treatment causes the heart muscles to grow healthier and boosts the ability of the heart to pump blood. This may lead to new treatments for heart failure patients.

HEALTH August 9, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

HEALTH August 9, 2017

Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

Drinking the trendy cocktail drink Moscow mule in copper mug may result in food poisoning marked by diarrhea and yellowing of the skin. Here's why copper and alcoholic beverage should not mix.

HEALTH August 9, 2017

FDA Warns Fertility Doctor To Stop Marketing 3-Parent Baby IVF Technique

John Zhang used an IVF technique to help a Jordanian couple bear a three-parent baby boy, but the procedure is not yet approved in the United States. The FDA told the fertility doctor to stop marketing the procedure.

HEALTH August 8, 2017

Nanotechnology Device Can Heal Damaged Tissues With A Single Touch

The technology Tissue Nanotransfection can repair injured legs with just one touch. Treatment takes less than a second and does not have any known side effects. Here's how it works.

HEALTH August 8, 2017

Cleaning Kitchen Sponges Can Make Them Dirtier: Study

Microwaving kitchen sponges or cleaning them in hot and soapy water does not remove the bacteria and may even make them dirtier. Here's what experts advise for cleaner and safer kitchen sponges.

HEALTH August 7, 2017

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

HEALTH August 7, 2017

Is Loneliness Already A Bigger Killer Than Obesity?

Two new meta-analyses have warned that loneliness and social isolation have become an urgent public health threat. Find out more about the health effects of loneliness and what can be done about it.

HEALTH August 7, 2017

Scientists Successfully Use CRISPR-Edited Skin Grafts To Treat Type-2 Diabetes And Obesity

Scientists grafted genetically edited human skin cells to treat type-2 diabetes and prevent obesity in mice. The removable patches could be a viable replacement for insulin shots.

HEALTH August 6, 2017

Officers Taken To Hospital After Responding To Fentanyl Overdoses

A car crash related to drug overdose in Chelsea sent three police officers to the hospital after rescuing the casualties. Reports say fentanyl was involved.

HEALTH August 6, 2017

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson's Disease Patients

Exenatide is a drug used by diabetic patients to regulate their blood sugar levels. Researchers now find that the drug could also be useful in treating Parkinson's disease.

HEALTH August 5, 2017

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