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Scientists Planning To Start Clinical Trial Of Acne Vaccine On Humans In Next Few Years

Acne has been an age old problem for adults and adolescents alike. However, scientists have come up with an acne vaccine that will go for human trials in the next two years.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

KFC Vows To Shun Antibiotic-Laced Chicken By 2018

Joining many other chicken restaurants, KFC pledged that by the end of 2018, it will be sourcing 100 percent antibiotic-free chicken for its boneless and chicken-on-the-bone products. This follows concerns over the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

FDA Approves Two Hepatitis C Drugs Sovaldi And Harvoni For Children

FDA approved two new drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C in children and adolescents. The drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni will be used to treat six major HCV strains in pediatric patients aged 12 years and above.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Texas Health Officials Expand Zika Testing For All Pregnant Women

Texas health officials recommended Zika testing for all pregnant women in six counties across the state. This was done to limit the local transmission of the disease, and also ensure that the fetus does not contract the virus.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Will Risk Of Lyme Disease Significantly Increase This Spring?

Researchers predict a Lyme disease epidemic during summer 2017. The mice plague that took place in 2016 is being touted to be the reason for the epidemic's occurrence.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Celiac Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Risks, And Treatment

Celiac disease is an immune response triggered in the gut, or any other part of the body due to the consumption of gluten-based products. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and signs of the disease.

HEALTH April 10, 2017

Can Having A Pet Bring Health Benefits To Your Family?

A study established that bacteria transmission from pets led to reduced allergy risks and body weight issues in babies younger than three months. The bacterial transference from pets started prior to the baby's birth, while still inside the womb.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Genital HPV In US: Infection Rate Higher In Men Than Women

A CDC report revealed that HPV infection is higher among American men than it is in women. Doctors advised vaccination to prevent the onset of diseases related to the infection in men, including genital and oral cancer.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

How To Know If You Have Diabetes: Signs And Symptoms To Watch Out For

Do you have diabetes? Learn more about some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the lookout for.

HEALTH April 9, 2017

How To Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin Naturally, According To Science

Get that glowing skin the natural way. Follow these easy and practical skincare tips, which are all backed by science and experts swear by.

HEALTH April 10, 2017

On World Health Day: 5 Important Facts You Need To Know About Depression

The World Health Day 2017 has put depression as the focal area. The event is putting the spotlight on millions of people driven by extreme anxiety, disability, and suicidal thoughts. Depression, as a mood disorder, has many causative factors.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

New Flu Viruses Can Lead To A Pandemic That Can Impact Humanity

Researchers have identified 19 new virus strains in the last 10 years. The report also warned health officials worldwide to prepare for a flu pandemic, which may occur due to these new viruses.

HEALTH April 9, 2017

On World Health Day: Global Effort Necessary To End HIV/AIDS

Health organizations plan to continue the great progress in HIV treatment and prevention. Consistent efforts by PEPFAR are getting close to ending the AIDS pediatric epidemic in Africa.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

Here Are Surefire Ways To Keep Spring Allergies At Bay

You can’t stop spring from coming, but there are many things you can do to prevent spring allergies from spoiling such a stunning season for you this year. Here’s how.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Fitbit Saves Connecticut Woman From Life-Threatening Medical Condition

The Fitbit fitness band helped a 73-year old woman detect improper heart functioning. The woman sought medical help as a result and was diagnosed with life-threatening pulmonary embolisms in the arteries of both her lungs.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

FDA OKs 23andMe At-Home Genetic Test Predicting Risk Of 10 Diseases

The U.S Food and Drug Administration granted permission to DNA company 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for 10 diseases. It will help consumers know genetic markers in advance and take precautions.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

Can Infection With Common Reoviruses Trigger Celiac Disease?

Research revealed that a common virus, known as reovirus, may trigger the body's immune response to gluten proteins, which leads to celiac disease. Scientists warned that infants were at a greater risk of affliction from this strain of virus.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

The ‘Night Owl’ Gene: This Is Why Some People Wake Up And Stay Up Late

Know more about this ‘night owl’ gene mutation, how insufficient sleep affects your health, and how much sleep you really need daily.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

The Mar-a-Lago Kitchen Was Cited With Health Violations, Why Should This Matter?

A report on the various food safety violations in the president’s private Mar-a-Lago club has surfaced, and the citations have since been corrected. Why is this important?

HEALTH April 14, 2017

Potassium-Rich Diet Could Be Key To Lowering Blood Pressure

A research review suggests that a potassium-rich diet is efficient against hypertension. High blood pressure, which currently accounts for many health complications, is an increasing worldwide problem that can be prevented.

HEALTH April 9, 2017

Fully Reversible Male Contraceptive Gel May Soon Be A Reality

A new contraceptive, in the form of a gel, mimics the effects of vasectomy. However, the prototype gel is designed to be fully reversible, and it could soon hit the market.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

Confirmed: Sleeping Gets Tougher As You Get Older

A new study has brought focus to the lack of quality sleep among old people. Many seniors get disturbed sleep from recurring wakefulness, leading to a range of disorders including memory loss.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

More Than 1 In 5 Adults In America Tainted By High-Risk HPV: How The Virus Serves As Cancer Trap

More than 20 percent of the adults in the United States suffered from a type of high-risk HPV, exposing them to certain cancers. The CDC recommends vaccination for children as a means of prevention.

HEALTH April 8, 2017

Can Diet Play An Important Role In Reducing Risk Of Colon Cancer?

A person’s diet could play a pivotal role in decreasing the risk of colon cancer. Studies have revealed that one's dietary habits are interlinked with the risk of colorectal cancer.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

Can Long-Term Aspirin Use Reduce Risk Of Cancer-Related Deaths?

A study revealed that long-term use of aspirin may decrease risk of death from cancer. The drug was found to significantly decrease death from colorectal cancer among those who consumed it regularly.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

GSK Recalls Around 600,000 Ventolin Asthma Inhalers In The US

GlaxoSmithKline voluntarily recalled over 593,000 inhalers due to a defect in its packaging, which caused suspected propellant leakage. The company confirmed that this issue was not a direct threat to patients inhaling the product.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

Smoking Resulted In More Than 11 Percent Deaths Worldwide

A new study revealed that around 1 billion people worldwide are smokers and smoking led to over 11 percent deaths around the world. China, India, and the United States contributed to roughly 50 percent of the deaths worldwide.

HEALTH April 7, 2017

Children's Sweatshirts And Jackets Recalled Over Laceration And Choking Hazards

Fred Meyer recalled some jackets and sweatshirts that are sold for infants, toddlers, and children at its stores. Consumers who bought these affected children's clothing products can get a full refund for their purchase.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Baked Goods Laced With Marijuana Send 6 North Carolina Hospital Workers To Emergency Room

Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Hantavirus: Signs, Symptoms, And Everything You Should Know About This Potentially Deadly Virus

Following a suspected case of hantavirus infection in King County, an alert has been sounded out about the virus that causes a respiratory disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus is carried by rodents such as the deer mouse.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Can Taking Antibiotics For Extended Period Increase Precancerous Colon Growths?

Consumption of antibiotics for an extended period could increase the risk of colon cancer in women. However, using antibiotics for a short period doesn't eliminate the risk of precancerous colon growths.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Many People With Serious Medical Conditions Are Initially Misdiagnosed: Study

A study highlighted that initial diagnosis in serious medical conditions is wrong in many cases. It also revealed that 21 percent of patients received a different diagnosis in a second opinion.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Strep Throat Infection Leads To Leg Amputation Of 6-Year-Old Girl

Tessa Puma, a 6-year-old dancer from Ohio, lost her left leg to a rare case of strep throat. The kindergartner was recovering in the hospital, but needed further surgery to survive.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

Zika Poses Higher Risk Of Birth Defects In US Than Previously Estimated

A CDC study has found that one in every 10 pregnant women infected by Zika virus gives birth to babies with birth defects. Researchers have recommended CT scans for babies infected with Zika to check for underlying abnormalities.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Wearable Fitness Tracker Alerts Woman To Dangerous Health Condition

Harwinton-based Patricia Lauder had no idea her Fitbit smart watch would save her life. Through dictating her very fast heartbeat, the Fitbit device clued her in on a pulmonary embolism inside her body.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Here’s How Doctors Successfully Created First ‘Three-Parent’ Baby

The birth of a three-parent baby in Mexico was a big news, but the project had many risks. According to the details published by the doctors, the process involved in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mitochondrial replacement therapy.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Mayo Clinic Helps Paralyzed Man Move Legs Via Spinal Cord Stimulator

Following an implant surgery, a man that had sustained a spinal cord injury was able to move his paralyzed legs and eventually stand up again. The technique is called epidural stimulation and, combined with physical therapy, produced pioneering results.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Can Maple Syrup Extract Make Antibiotics Kill Bacteria Easily?

Scientists may have discovered a way to increase the potency of antibiotics. An extract derived from maple syrup could possibly decrease the consumption of antibiotics by 90 percent.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Researchers Discover New Possible Explanation For Female Infertility

A research may have discovered the reason behind age-related infertility among women. Scientists studied mice eggs to determine a defect during cell division that may inhibit the process.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Miami Construction Boom Brings Back Zika Virus Worries

Mosquito control inspectors warn construction sites in Miami-Dade still pose a threat for the transmission of the Zika virus. County officials met on Monday, April 3, to discuss Zika preventive measures that reduce these sites’s role in virus reemergence.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Top The List Of 'Most Stressed' States

A research ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on the basis of stress levels among residents in each area. Alabama is the most stressed state in the country, whereas Minnesota residents are the least stressed.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

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