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1 In 3 Dogs And Cats In US Are Overweight: Study

A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Painless 'Microneedle' Patches Work As Well As Flu Injections

Researchers have developed new microneedle patches that can administer flu vaccines without the pain of using regular shots. People can simply press the patches on their skin and wait for the vaccine to be absorbed by their bodies.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Health Problems Linked To Cosmetics And Haircare Products Underreported

The number of health problems linked to use of cosmetics and hair care products has increased, but researchers think cases are underreported. FDA investigation revealed one company received more than 21,000 complaints about its haircare products.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

What This Viral Photo Of Child With Rare Disorder’s Expensive Hospital Bill Says About TrumpCare

A mother whose son was hospitalized for a rare disorder has shared a photo of his astronomical medical bills on Twitter. The viral photo shows the grave implications that repealing and replacing ObamaCare would have on Americans.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

80-Year-Old Woman Gets Attacked By Rabid Bobcat, Needed Up To 60 Body Stitches

80-year-old Elsie Dabrowski from Sunapee, New Hampshire, has suffered bobcat mauling in her own garden. Know what to do and how to stay safe from animal attacks, particularly with rabid ones.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Monsanto's Weed Killer Roundup May Get Cancer Warning Label

Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Older Fathers Likely To Have Geekier Sons: Study

Geekiness is higher in boys whose dads were older than 35 years old when they were conceived, study suggests. Children with older fathers also scored better on STEM exams.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Pharmacy Head Faces Up To 35 Years In Prison For 2012 Meningitis Outbreak

Former Massachusetts pharmacy head Barry Cadden is set to receive sentencing for his role in the 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak. Cadden was convicted by a Boston federal jury in March of racketeering and fraud.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Here's Why Coconut Oil Does Not Deserve A Bad Rap

Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Airborne Fungal Toxins From Wallpaper Pose Serious Health Risk To Homeowners

Researchers have warned about the dangers posed by molds and fungi often found growing on the walls of homes. These organisms can release toxins that can trigger severe allergic reactions in humans and animals.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Overhill Farms Recalls 54,000 Lbs Of Frozen Chicken Bites After Bones Were Found Inside

USDA warns of possible bone contamination in frozen chicken products for toddlers. Here are the Yummy Spoonfuls products shipped nationwide that are affected by the recall.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Oklahoma Doctor Charged With 5 Counts Of Murder After Prescribing High Amounts Of Opioids To Patients

The Oklahoma Attorney General has filed charges against a Midwest City doctor after several of her patients died because of opioid drug overdose. The victims had dangerously high toxicity levels as a result of taking multiple controlled substances.

HEALTH June 24, 2017

FDA Approves Portola Drug Betrixaban For Blood Clot Prevention

The Food and Drug Administration has approved betrixaban for preventing blood clotting among patients with deep vein thrombosis. The oral treatment is the first extended duration treatment for hospitalized acutely ill patients.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Researchers Identify Which Animal Is The Most Likely To Spread Diseases

Scientists have identified which specific mammals are the most likely source of animal-to-human diseases. They also mapped out different areas of the world where these animals are located to find out where potential outbreaks could occur.

HEALTH June 24, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Texas Mom Arrested After Intentionally Shutting Two Toddlers Inside Hot Car

Two children died after accidentally getting locked inside a hot car in May. Investigators found that their mother was actually responsible for their untimely demise.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

NASA Reviews Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site issues an apology after NASA denies one of its claims. There is no spacesuit component in its healing stickers, after all.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Experts Find 3 Things That Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

Pharmacy Faces Federal Charges After Selling Drugs That Sickened Newborns

The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana-based pharmacy are facing criminal charges over the sale of adulterated drugs. The case against the two includes the fraudulent acts that they allegedly committed to cover up their adulterated products’.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Wellness Sticker Promoted By Gwyneth Paltrow's Brand Not Made Of NASA Material: Other Goop Claims Debunked By Experts

The wellness sticker posted on Goop is not made of astronauts' spacesuit material, NASA said. This is not the first time a product promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand gets debunked by experts.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Yemen Now Faces Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World

Yemen faces cholera epidemic that has so far killed more than 1,300 people. Cases may climb to 300,000 by the end of August given the factors that contribute to the disease's ability to spread in the war-torn country.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Librarians Learn To Use Narcan As Libraries See Increase In Drug Addicts Who Overdose On Opioids

The opioid epidemic in the United States have become so bad, librarian in at least three cities now learn how to treat drug addicts who overdose with Narcan. One librarian has saved at least six people since April.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Epilepsy Drug May Help Restore Normal Brain Activity In Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Alzheimer's disease patients may benefit from using epilepsy drugs. The treatment was found to have effect on the brain activity of patients with mild form of the progressive brain disorder.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

This Tick Can Make You Allergic To Meat With One Bite

Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

More US Teens Are Using Contraception When They Have Sex For The First Time: CDC

A new CDC study suggests that more American teenagers are now using contraceptives during sex than in previous years. Many even choose to use some form of contraception when they have intercourse for the first time.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

'Fraud, Deception' Led To Opioid Crisis In Missouri, Says Attorney General

Missouri has accused three pharmaceutical companies of putting up a "deliberate campaign" of fraud and deception that led to the current opioid crisis. On Wednesday, June 21, the state's attorney general filed a lawsuit against these companies.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

New Mice Study Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

More Americans Are Taking Too Much Vitamin D Supplements: Study

Health experts warn that more American adults are taking high doses of vitamin D supplements. This could lead to an over-absorption of calcium, resulting in soft tissue damage.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Treating Lower Back Pain: Study

Chronic back pain sufferers can look to yoga as an alternative form of treatment for their condition. A new study suggests that the practice could provide the same amount of pain and function improvement as physical therapy.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Outdoor Park Where Teen Contracted Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

The family of a girl who died after contracting brain amoeba infection is suing the U.S. National Whitewater Center. What are the allegations of the lawsuit?

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Zika Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Detected In Long Beach: How To Avoid Getting Bitten

Public health officials in Long Beach, California have detected disease-carrying mosquitoes in the area for the first time. Residents and visitors have been advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent getting bitten by these insects.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

AstraZeneca's Lynparza Could Be Transformed Into Precision Medicine For Prostate Cancer

Following the development of a three-in-one blood test, AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza could be transformed into precision medicine for prostate cancer, experts said. Doing so could have a major impact in the treatment of prostate cancer patients.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Fidget Spinners: Popular Toy Marketed To Help Kids With ADHD Poses Choking Hazards

Fidget spinners have small metal parts that pose choking hazards to children. What do experts say about the benefits of these toys to kids with ADHD and anxiety?

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Acupuncture May Ease Pain In ER Patients: Study

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical procedure, has been shown to be an effective alternative to painkillers. It could soon be used to provide long-term relief for patients suffering from considerable pain.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Summer-Smart Tips: 5 Ways To Naturally Prevent And Treat Sunburn

Spending too much time under the sun may end up increasing your risk for sunburns. If you happen to develop these painful skin sores, these five simple tips can help reduce the discomfort you might feel.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Every Day, 19 Kids In The United States Are Killed Or Injured In Shootings

Shootings in the United States are responsible for at least 19 deaths or injuries among children, a new report has warned. The study underscores the urgency of tackling gun violence today, as well as preventing child deaths from shootings.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

New Blood Test May Pave Way To Precision Treatment For Prostate Cancer

A three-in-one blood test can change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated and pave way for precision medicine for cancer. The blood test can even improve survival of patients, so here's how it works.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Top Members In Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Resign Because 'Trump Doesn't Care About HIV'

Six top members of Trump’s presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned on June 13 to protest the administration’s lack of HIV/AIDS policies. What will happen to the ongoing fight against this disease?

HEALTH June 19, 2017

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