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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

FDA Approves Novartis Kisqali As Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

The new cancer drug developed by Novartis called Kisqali was approved by the FDA as a first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer. The pill is intended as a combination treatment, designed for postmenopausal women who battle the condition.

HEALTH March 15, 2017

Light For The Blind: Artificial Retina Implant May Restore Vision To Millions

Scientists have developed an artificial prosthesis as retina implant that can convert light into electrical signals to stimulate retinal neurons. If the human trial becomes successful, it will help millions of people suffering from retinal degeneration to regain eyesight.


HEALTH March 15, 2017

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris

Candida auris is a deadly fungus which causes drug-resistant infections and is typically found on hospital catheters. A new investigational compound has shown efficacy in stopping the fungus’s development and could lead to more potent antifungal drugs.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Outcomes Better In Canada Than The US: Study

Study reveals cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States. Easier access to lung transplants as well as healthier diet and better health insurance could be the cause.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Visually Impaired Son Sees Military Dad Clearly For The First Time

Captain Brandon Caldwell was pleasantly surprised when his nine-month old son Reagan greeted him with a warm hug. Reagan got his blue glasses after his dad was deployed to Antarctica and could see him clearly for the first time.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Whole Foods Expands Recall Of Cheese Over Listeria Fear

As a result of the recent Listeria cases linked with the consumption of certain cheese, Whole Foods Market is expanding its recall. Hamden, Andes and Walton Umber cheese have also been recalled by the super market chain.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Sperm Donations In Florida May Contain Zika: Here's What Affected Counties Should Do

The CDC has warned the potential presence of Zika virus in sperm donations in three Florida counties. Donated semen can be stored frozen for certain periods of time and does not necessarily inactivate the Zika virus.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Depression Doubles Risk Of Death Post Heart Disease Diagnosis, Suggests Study

A study performed suggests that depression doubles the chances of death after the detection of a heart disorder. It also revealed that people with heart diseases are at an increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Children Glued To Screen For Over Three Hours A Day Could Lead To Risk Of Diabetes, Suggests Study

Studies prove that children face heightened risk of diabetes and obesity if they spend more than three hours on television. Researchers have conducted a study which reveals the adverse effects of heavy usage of electronic devices on kids.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Synthetic Marijuana Use Can Lead To Violent Behavior, Drug And Alcohol Abuse Among Teens: Study

Synthetic marijuana is largely used among adolescents for recreation. Studies show it can increase the risk of addiction, and also trigger violence, other drug use, alcohol abuse, and sexual risk-taking.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Ditch The Crib? Cardboard Boxes Promoted As Key To Safe Baby Sleep

Parents are eyeing simple cardboard boxes for babies and a safe, sound sleep. The idea, inspired by a Finnish program decades ago, is designed to help curb U.S. infant mortalities due to sudden infant death syndrome.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

House Bill Lets Employers Fine Employees Who Decline Genetic Testing

A bill that has received approval by the U.S. House committee could compel employees to share genetic data as part of the workplace wellness program. In the event the employee declines, they may face penalty if this bill is enacted.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Researchers Call For Safer Nursery Products As Injuries Rise Among Kids

A study conducted by Center for Injury Research and Policy has stated that there is a need of safer products for baby nurseries. Consumer products related to kids cause more harm than what meets the eye.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

What Is Interval Training? Benefits, Risks, And How To Do Short Bursts Of Exercise

High-intensity interval training emerges in a new study as as key anti-aging strategy. Here are tips to perform interval training, potential risks and reminders, and a sample workout.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

HEALTH March 14, 2017

Not Just Lyme: Here Are Other Tick-Borne Disease To Watch Out For

While it remains the most commonly reported vector-borne sickness in the country, Lyme disease is not the only scourge of tick bites these days. Here's a rundown of other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. today.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Lyme Disease Arrives Early In East Coast This Year, Climate Change To Blame?

Experts are of the belief that Lyme disease's early arrival at the East Coast is due to climatic changes. Come 2025, the Lyme disease season could get preponed by half a week and two weeks by 2065.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Deadly And Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection Affects More Than 30 In The US

The deadly fungal infection Candida auris already infected more than 30 people in the United States. Who are the people most vulnerable, and where does this drug-resistant pathogen commonly spread?

HEALTH March 12, 2017

Information Avoidance: How We Select Our Own Reality

People avoid information that threatens their existing beliefs or their happiness. According to a new study, we select our own reality and only expose ourselves to the things that favor us.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Your Brain May Still Work After You Die

Canadian researchers suggest that brain activity can continue up to 10 minutes after a person is clinically dead. The paper is based on a human subject whose brain remained in delta activity after being plugged off life support.

HEALTH March 12, 2017

GOP-Sponsored Bill Could Help Companies Access Your Genetic Information

A new GOP-sponsored bill could grant companies access to their employees' genetic information. Both Democrats and advocacy groups have expressed opposition to the bill.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Arsenic Poisoning: Here’s What You Need To Know About Jane Austen’s Possible Cause Of Death

What is arsenic poisoning, its symptoms and causes, and what are the chances that it contributed to the death of the popular female novelist Jane Austen?

HEALTH March 12, 2017

Toxin Found In Tea Bought At Chinatown Shop: What Other Harmful Ingredients Are There In Popular Brew?

Two individuals in San Francisco fell ill after drinking tea that contains toxin from an aconite plant. Here are other health risks associated with drinking this popular beverage.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Formerly Conjoined Twins Erika, Eva Finally Released From California Hospital

Formerly conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval have been finally transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento on March 10. Erika and Eva were conjoined from chest down and had to undergo a 17-hour separation surgery.

HEALTH March 12, 2017

Mumps Cases On The Rise In US, Vaccination Best Way Of Protection

There have been numerous reports of Mumps, which is a contagious disease, in the U.S. Doctors and health officials suggest that vaccination is the surest way to prevent the disease.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Two People Critically Ill After Consuming Toxic Tea In San Francisco

Two people in San Francisco have been poisoned by a herbal tea which contained traces of the toxic aconite. The health department is investigating the matter and has asked people not to consume the particular tea.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Zika-Like Yellow Fever Raises Concern Despite Availability Of Vaccine: Here's Why

U.S. health officials have warned that advancement of Zika-like yellow fever in Brazil could pose another mosquito-borne health threat to the United States. They urged for closer monitoring of the outbreak, which is moving from less populated areas to cities.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Baldness Or Bedroom Boredom: Hair Loss Drug Finasteride Linked To Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction

Would you rather go bald? Latest study suggests that finasteride, a popular hair loss treatment drug for men, can lead to long-term sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Marijuana Use Linked To Stroke And Heart Failure: Study

New research on more than 300,000 hospital data suggests a link between marijuana use and a heightened risk for heart failure and stroke. Researchers aim for continued studies and healthy dissemination of information.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Rookie Physicians Allowed To Work 28-Hour Shifts Under New Rules

Rookie physicians are allowed to work for as long as 28 hours under the new rules released by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The revised rules have sparked renewed concern over the safety of physicians and patients.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Pelicans In Vienna Zoo Put Down, Bird Flu Held Responsible

Vienna Schoenbrunn Zoo has performed euthanasia on its flock of Dalmatian pelicans to restrict the spread of virus they were carrying. The pelicans were detected with H5N8 strain of the bird flu virus.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Common Flame Retardant Could Affect Kids' Social Behavior

New research has shown a connection between flame retardants used in common household items and kids' social behavior. Children are negatively affected when exposed to these chemicals.

HEALTH March 13, 2017

Gleevec Can Keep Leukemia Patients Alive For More Than 10 years, But How Much Does It Cost?

So-called wonder drug Gleevec is heaven-sent to blood cancer patients. The high costs, however, might keep poorer patients from getting their hands on it easily.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

What To Eat To Live Longer? Start With Nuts And Seeds

New research suggests a strong connection between cardiometabolic diseases and a healthy diet. People should consume more nuts and seeds to avoid these conditions, according to the scientists.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

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