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Counterfeit Machines Playing Critical Role In Getting Fake Pills To Americans

Counterfeit pill presses have been seized by the U.S. customs. The easy availability of fentanyl and counterfeit pill press machines made it easier to process pills.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Fentanyl Overdose: Symptoms And Treatment Of Drug Abuse

Fentanyl is known to cause several thousand deaths each year. This drug is prone to overdose and here's a detailed look at the various symptoms and signs of fentanyl overdose and abuse.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Researchers Find Positive Effect Of Anti-Alcohol Drug In Trial

Balcofen the drug which reflected positive results in curing alcohol addiction, has been approved by French health authorities for treating alcoholism. Knowledge about this drug was obtained from a book titled 'Le Denniver Verre.'

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Opioid Addiction Can Start As Early As 5 Days Of Use, According To Study

A new report by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a few days on opioid drugs are enough to trigger opioid dependence among Americans.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Strep Throat Infection: Causes, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Strep throat is a common infection among children and causes sore and painful throat, along with high fever. This infection is highly infectious and can be transferred to anyone coming in contact with the infected person.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Happy Spouse, Happy House? Focusing On Your Partner Indicates Strong And Healthy Relationship, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that choosing the right words in a conversation between partners can help in improving the quality of marriage. It also aids in keeping the spouse happy, which fuels a healthy relationship.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Colon Cancer: Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Researchers have found that most people ignore symptoms that could be an indicator of colon or other forms of cancer. These symptoms may be a warning sign for cancer and early detection may save more lives.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Pricey Cholesterol Drug From Amgen Reduces Heart Risks, Could Cost $14000

An expensive drug manufactured by Amgen will reportedly reduce the rate of heart problems. The cost of this effective cholesterol drug, however, is more than $14,000 a year.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Amazon's Tsimane People Who Eat Monkeys And Piranhas Have Healthiest Hearts In The World

CT scans revealed that members of the Amazon tribe Tsimane have far healthier hearts than people in other parts of the world including Japan, United States, and Europe.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Mayo Clinic Preference For Patients With Private Insurance Spurs Probe From Health Officials

A leaked video of Mayo Clinic's CEO urging staffers to give higher preference to patients with private medical insurance has elicited a strong reaction from health officials. They said the matter will be investigated for violation of human rights.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Colon Cancer Cases On The Rise In US: All You Need To Know

Colon cancer has become a threat for Americans as it is the second leading cause for cancer-related deaths in the U.S. However, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to reduce and counter the risks posed by colon cancer.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Autism In Early Childhood

A blood test uses an algorithm to measure metabolite concentrations and is 98 percent effective in identifying patients with autism. This method not only detects the disease, but can also predict where it belongs on the autism spectrum.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Oxymorphone Hydrochloride: Opioid Painkiller OPANA ER Has More Risks Than Benefits, Says FDA Panel

A panel of experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirms safety suspicions against oxymorphone hydrochloride, otherwise known as OPANA ER, which is a prescription opioid by Endo International Plc.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Spinal Deformity Ups Risk Involved With Hip Replacement Surgery

Spinal deformity increases the risks of dislocation post a hip replacement surgery. A new study has highlighted the problems involved and researchers intend to find ways to reduce these risks.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Who Is Belle Gibson: How Australia’s Celebrity Health Blogger Fooled The World By Faking Cancer

Here’s what you need to know about The Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson. What made her lie about having cancer and why is she in trouble with the law?

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Opioid Abuse Linked To Emotional Abuse During Childhood: Study

In a new study, emotional abuse appeared to be more strongly tied to opioid addiction than physical and sexual abuse as well as other forms of maltreatment. The authors call for a more integrated treatment of opioid abuse.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Climate Changes Not Genetics Shaped The Human Nose, Reveals Study

Researchers conducted a study to determine what leads to the difference in the shape and structure of a human nose, depending on the geography. They found that climate change played an important part in shaping the nose.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Fentanyl Analogue And Chemical Ingredients Make It To UN’s List Of International Controlled Substances

The United Nations has put chemical ingredients used in the production of the illicit drug fentanyl and a similar substance under its international watch list. What does it mean for America’s drug abuse crisis?

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Tulsa County Hardest Hit By Flu In Oklahoma As Hundreds Are Hospitalized

Hundreds of people, including infants and children, in the Tulsa county region have been hospitalized due to flu. People in the area have been advised by health officials to visit nearby centers for vaccination.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

What Gen X, Millennials Need To Know About Increasing Risk For Colorectal Cancer

With the number of Gen X and millennials getting diagnosed with colorectal cancer sharply increasing, here are some things that doctors want younger people to know and do about it.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Walmart Supplier Recalls Frozen Pizza Over Listeria Fears

RBR Meat Company, a Walmart Stores supplier, recalled frozen pizzas sold in 11 states for potential contamination by the listeria monocytogenes, which cause listeriosis. The FSIS said some of the affected products may still be in consumers' freezers.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Experts Warn Of Dubious Clinical Trials As Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinds 3 Patients With Macular Degeneration

Three patients with the eye disease macular degeneration were blinded by a stem cell treatment they thought was part of a government-approved study. What are the red flag signals for clinical trials?

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Cannabis Can Help Cure Alzheimer's If Lawmakers Are Flexible: Experts

Researchers in the United States have expressed concern that despite the proven potential of cannabis to treat Alzheimer’s disease, whose numbers and costs are spiraling, the federal regulators are blocking the opportunity to cure millions of people.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Controversial IVF Treatment Approved: Newcastle University To Create First '3-Parent Baby' In The UK

The UK could see its first ‘three-parent baby’ by the end of the year. Regulators licensed Newcastle University to perform the controversial IVF technique, which gives women with mitochondrial disease a chance at having a healthy baby.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Could Whole-Body Vibration Replace Regular Exercise? Study Says Yes

New research has suggested that whole-body vibration has similar health benefits to exercising. The study was carried out on mice, and could significantly impact obesity rates in humans.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Want To Live Longer After Heart Surgery? Continue Using Statin Says New Research

Researchers have conducted a study that focuses on the effects of statins on preoperative heart patients. The research has surmised that it may be wise for cardiac patients to continue taking medication post the surgery.

HEALTH March 17, 2017

Florida Woman Admits To Killing With Silicone Injection

A woman from Florida caused the death of another woman after injecting her with liquid silicone. The accused has pleaded guilty to using the illegal substance.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Researchers Find Novel Way Of Boosting Short-Term Working Memory

Stimulating the brain with electric waves may help in synchronizing brain waves and subsequently aid in improving short-term working memory. This revelation may help people with short-term memory loss to perform tasks better.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Smoking Cessation Programs Prior To Joint Replacement Surgery Can Benefit Patients

Researchers have found out that there is a 4.1 times lesser risk of patients who have undergone smoking cessation programs, to develop post-surgical complications. These programs are also effective in helping smokers quit tobacco.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Strep Throat Leads Michigan Man To Lose Hands And Feet

Kevin Breen, a 44-year-old father of three from Michigan, loses his hands and feet to a rare case of strep throat. Learn how an undetected group A Streptococcus bacteria infection has made him terribly sick.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

66 Seattle Jail Inmates Screened For Tuberculosis Infection

Nearly 66 prisoners at a Seattle county jail have been tested for Tuberculosis. This was done when one of the inmates was diagnosed with the disease and officials wanted to determine whether it was passed on to any of the others.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Pain Killers Up Risks Of Heart Attack: Better Think Twice Before Taking That Ibuprofen

Consumption of painkillers can increase the risk of heart attacks by 31 percent. Usage of painkillers like Ibuprofen may cause blood clots resulting to high pressure and subsequently heart attacks per a new study.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Lost Your Smartphone? It's Nearly As Stressful As Terrorist Threats Says Study

A new study conducted by The Physiological Society has stated that losing a smartphone causes as much stress as terrorist threats. The study had listed several events to see which ones causes more stress to people in their daily lives.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Three Florida Women Go Blind After Undergoing Experimental Stem Cell Treatment

Three elderly women were left blinded after they went for an experimental stem cell treatment in Florida. All the three women were suffering from macular degeneration, which causes loss of sight in the aged.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Scientists Find Way To Pinpoint Hideout Of AIDS Virus

Scientists have concluded that some of the white blood cells in the body serve as a hideout for the HIV-1 virus. This discovery could in the future lead to treatments which may help counter AIDS.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Routine Dental Procedure Kills 4-Year-Old Boy From Vancouver

A 4-year-old boy died after a routine dental procedure. The kid was administered with Ketamine as an anesthetic but never woke up after.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Court Documents Reveal Ghostwritten Studies, Questions On Monsanto Weed Killer’s Safety

Court filings in a federal mass litigation of farmers versus Monsanto reveal allegedly ghostwritten reports vouching for glyphosate's safety. The chemical is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer products.

HEALTH March 15, 2017

Antibiotics Are Not Effective In Treating Eczema, Reveals Study

A study revealed that antibiotics are not beneficial as treatment for mild cases of Eczema in children. Instead of resorting to oral pills or tropical antibiotics, one should use moisturizers and steroid creams to treat eczema.

HEALTH March 15, 2017

Worried About Air Pollution? Taking B-Vitamin Supplements May Reduce Negative Effects

A study reveals that the intake of B vitamins can reduce the negative effects of air pollution. This method may help individuals protect themselves from harmful atmospheric emissions.

HEALTH March 15, 2017

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Survivors, According To New AHA Recommendations

New AHA recommendations note that omega-3 fish oil supplementation may benefit heart attack and chronic heart failure patients. Evidence, however, is lacking when it comes to fish oil's role in cardiovascular disease prevention.

HEALTH March 15, 2017

Parents Live Longer Than Childless People: Why Having Children Is Tied To Longevity

Fathers and mothers are more likely to live longer than their childless peers. Swedish researchers offered some possible explanations why having children is linked with extended lifespan.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

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