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Man Sues CVS After An Employee Reveals Viagra Prescription To His Wife

A man from Long Island, New York is suing CVS after an employee told his wife about his Viagra prescription. The man claims that by doing this, it has caused their marriage to 'break down.'

Health June 4, 2018

The UK To Focus On Banning Junk Food Advertising In Hopes To Cut Childhood Obesity

United Kingdom government leaders are aiming to crack down with advertisements on foods that have high salt, sugar, and fat content. They believe it could curb the nation’s growing childhood obesity problem.

Health June 4, 2018

Link Found Between Sleep Loss And Late Night Snacking, Junk Food Cravings, Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between the unhealthy habits and the loss of sleep at night. Loss of sleep was linked with late night snacking, junk food cravings, obesity, and diabetes.

Health June 4, 2018

Americans Spend $12,000 For Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy While Canadians Spend $6,000

A new study revealed that Americans spent $12,345 per month for the same colorectal cancer chemotherapy as Canadians, who spent only $6,195 per month. The survival outcomes were identical.

Health June 4, 2018

Women With 5 Or More Children Are At A Greater Risk For Suffering From A Heart Disease

A new study has shown that women who have larger families had a higher risk of developing a heart-related disease. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer among women in the United States, according to the CDC.

Health June 4, 2018

Houston Hospital Suspends Heart Transplant Program After Patient Deaths

The Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas has temporarily closed its heart transplant program. There have been three deaths and numerous staff complaints that lead the hospital to investigate the program.

Health June 4, 2018

These Are The 6 Types Of Disgust, And Why They’re Good For You

Feeling disgusted? That's good because it means the body might be working to protect itself from potential diseases. A new study looks into six most common types of disgust triggers and why it’s crucial that bodies respond to them.

Health June 5, 2018

Regenerated Tooth Enamel Promises Treatment To Tooth Decay

A team of material scientists in London invented a substance that could regenerate dental enamel as if it was real. The material was made possible through mimicking the process of mineralization of apatite nanocrystals.

Health June 4, 2018

Claims Of Neurological Damage Among US Diplomats In Cuba Unlikely Related To Alleged Sonic Attacks: Report

Employees of the US embassy in Havana reported that they experienced cognitive impairment after hearing a supersonic sound. Some researchers disputed that neurological damages induced by sound are unlikely to occur in today’s technology.

Health June 4, 2018

Scientists Locate Spiritual Part Of Brain Not Necessarily Activated By Religion

A team of scientists identified the portion of the brain that is activated when people undergo spiritual experiences. The researchers said the study could help understand the importance of spiritual experience to mental health.

Health June 4, 2018

Women With Certain Breast Cancer Type Can Safely Skip Chemotherapy: What Are The Side Effects Of Endocrine Therapy?

Women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and opt for endocrine or hormonal therapy instead. However, related studies have shown that endocrine therapy presents a myriad of adverse events.

Health June 4, 2018

Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men

In a new trial, about 38 percent of prostate cancer patients who used pembrolizumab (Keytruda) were still alive after a year on the treatment. The immunotherapy drug also stopped the tumor growth in 11 percent of patients.

Health June 3, 2018

About 60,000 US Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemotherapy: Study

The TAILORx study showed that the genomic test Oncotype DX can help determine if a breast cancer patient can safely get hormone therapy alone. Who can skip chemotherapy?

Health June 3, 2018

E. coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Is The Largest In A Decade: FDA

What's the latest update on the investigations regarding the multistate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce? Authorities are still struggling to find the main source of the contamination.

Health June 3, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Benefits May Also Include Healthier Blood Pressure, On Top Of Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is a type of diet that is surging in popularity because it allows people to eat whatever they want. According to a new study, other benefits on top of weight loss include improved blood pressure and insulin sensitivity.

Health June 3, 2018

Researchers Say Poop Transplants Are Just As Effective As Antibiotics To Treat C. Difficile Diarrhea

A new study has found that poop transplants are as effective as antibiotics for diarrhea treatment of C. difficile infections. Researchers studied 20 patients to reach the conclusion.

Health June 3, 2018

A 23-Year-Old Woman Born Without A Vagina Receives One Made Out Of Tilapia Fish Skin

Jucilene Marinho, 23, was born with a disorder that prevented her from having a vagina. She underwent a procedure in April 2017 to receive a vagina made out of tilapia fish skin.

Health June 3, 2018

Here’s How Many Young People In The US Overdosed On Opioids In 2016

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis in the United States is worsening. But did you know how many young lives it claims every year? A new study looked into it and found devastating numbers.

Health June 3, 2018

Woman Being Treated For Rabies After Touching Rabid Bat With Bare Hands

Minnesota authorities warn the public of potential encounters with rabid bats, saying bats should be avoided at all costs. Pets should also be vaccinated with anti-rabies as a precaution.

Health June 2, 2018

Teen Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Illness After 'Too Much' Workout: What Is Rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that occurs with serious skeletal muscle injury. It can be caused by excessive exercise, lightning strike, extreme body temperatures, and even infections.

Health June 2, 2018

You Should Never Sleep With Makeup On: This Woman Almost Lost Her Eyesight

A 50-year-old woman from Australia almost lost her eyesight due to fragments of mascara that built up beneath her eyelid. She is now looking to raise awareness on the dangers of sleeping with makeup on.

Health June 2, 2018

Nearly Half Of The 4,600 Cases Of The Worst Black Lung Occurred After 2000

A study has revealed that 4,600 coal miners have been diagnosed with progressive massive fibrosis, a severe form of black lung. Most of the cases have occurred in the past 17 years.

Health June 1, 2018

Walking At A Faster Pace Is Good For The Heart And Can Help Prevent Premature Death

Researchers suggest that walking a faster rate is better for the heart. A study showed that for people who walked faster had a significantly lower risk of dying young or having a stroke or heart attack.

Health June 2, 2018

Baby Loses Arms And Legs Due To 'Worst Case' Of Meningitis In The Last 25 Years

A toddler contracted meningitis in September 2017 and had to undergo amputation to survive. Baby Kia has finally been able to return home after the procedure.

Health June 1, 2018

Component Found In Green Tea May Help Reduce Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke

A team of researchers found that a molecule linked to green tea could help prevent deaths from heart attack and stroke. The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Health June 1, 2018

‘Holy Grail’ Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Years Ahead Before Tumors Even Develop

American scientists presented their findings on liquid biopsy at the conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago. Experts in the United Kingdom expressed their optimism about the method and hoped to make it a universal cancer-detecting tool.

Health June 1, 2018

These Genes Might Be Responsible For Our Big Brains, And They’re Only Found In Humans

Why are human brains bigger than those of other species in the animal kingdom? New research suggests a trio of genes could be responsible, and they’re exclusive to humans.

Health June 2, 2018

Three Victims Sue Ex-Gambian President Over Fake AIDS Treatment

The ex-president of Gambia is being sued for his fake AIDS treatment program that forced people to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs. The country is slowly making significant progress in response to HIV/AIDS.

Health June 1, 2018

Artificial Iris Implant Approved By FDA, But Not Everyone Can Change Eye Color

The Food and Drug Administration approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, the first artificial iris implant in the United States. The implant will benefit patients with missing or damaged irises due to aniridia, traumatic injury, albinism, and melanoma.

Health June 1, 2018

Taking Pictures May Lead To Poor Memory Recall And Retention

Two studies confirmed that taking photographs does not necessarily cause memory impairment. People may have a hard time remembering what they have seen because they are preoccupied with other stimuli such as operating a camera.

Health June 2, 2018

Researchers Studied 25 Ancient Skulls To Discover How Iceland's Genetics Evolved Over 1,100 Years

A new study discovered how the genetic makeup of Iceland evolved over the last 1,100 years. About 70 percent of the population of Iceland has Norse ancestry compared to 57 percent during the founding of Iceland.

Health May 31, 2018

Researchers Suggest Signs Of Autism Can Be Detected In Babies' Teeth

A team of researchers from New York suggests that baby teeth can show if a child will suffer from autism. The scientists collected data from 200 baby twins in Sweden to help confirm their theory.

Health June 1, 2018

Taytulla Birth Control Pills Recalled Due To Packaging Error That May Lead To Pregnancy

Allergan issued a voluntary recall of 170,000 packs of its birth control pill Taytulla because these could raise risk for unplanned pregnancy. The contraceptive products with packaging error have been in circulation since August last year.

Health May 31, 2018

Teen Diagnosed With Deadly Infection From Working Out 'Too Much'

A seventeen-year-old boy from Houston, Texas was hospitalized with a deadly infection that he contracted from lifting weights. The teen was diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis, which can happen from exercising too much.

Health May 31, 2018

More Drivers Killed From Fatal Car Crashes Are Testing Positive For Marijuana And Opioids

New statistics show that more fatal car crashes are being caused by drugs, marijuana, and opioids. A 2016 statistics showed that at least 44 percent of drivers who died in crashes had some trace of drug in their system.

Health May 31, 2018

New Study Suggests That 'Healthy Obesity' Can Still Lead To Cardiovascular Disease

A study shows that being healthy and obese doesn't mean a person can't have health issues later in life. The researchers of the team collected data on over 90,000 women in America, some claimed to not have health problems despite being overweight.

Health June 1, 2018

Getting A Divorce Can Potentially Be Harmful For A Person's Health

A new study shows that people who were divorced or separated are more likely to suffer from health problems. Participants who were divorced and did not remarry are at a higher risk of dying at an early age.

Health May 31, 2018

Insys Sales Representative Admits Bribing Doctors To Prescribe Opioid Painkiller Subsys

Michelle Breitenbach said that Insys sales representatives promoted the Speakers Bureau Program to boost the sales of the drug Subsys. How were doctors rewarded for prescribing the fentanyl-based opioid painkiller?

Health May 31, 2018

This Is The Amount Of Exercise You Need To Keep Your Brain Healthy

Aerobics isn't just the form of exercise that can benefit cognitive health. A range of other exercise regimes can also keep the mind sharp as people age but how much exercise is needed to keep the brain healthy?

Health May 31, 2018

Brain Cancer Vaccine Could Give Patients Extra Years Of Life

A brain cancer vaccine could give patients extra more years of life, according to preliminary results of an 11-year international study. The longest survivors who took part in the study managed to live for more than seven years.

Health May 31, 2018

Scientists Find Way To Switch Off Sugar Cravings In Mice

In an experiment conducted on mice, neuroscientists discovered a way to remove the cravings for sugar. They also managed to trick the brain into thinking that sugar tastes bitter.

Health May 31, 2018

Drug That Can Prevent Migraine Without Significant Side Effects Shows Promise In Clinical Trial

In a clinical trial involving more than 800 patients who frequently suffer from a migraine, galcanezumab reduced monthly migraine days by 4.7 days. The side effects are also very minimal that fewer than 5 percent of the participants quit the trial.

Health May 31, 2018

If You Quit Smoking, Your Lung Cancer Risk Will Drop Significantly Within 5 Years: Study

Good news: quit smoking now and your risk of developing lung cancer will drop substantially in five years. Bad news: even if you quit, your risks will still be higher than a person who has never smoked before.

Health May 31, 2018

A 43-Year-Old Man Had 4,100 Gallstones Removed From His Body In A 2.5-Hour Surgery

A 43-year-old hardware store manager in India just had 4,100 gallstones removed from his gallbladder during a two-hour surgery. He had complained about pain for some time.

Health May 31, 2018

President Trump Says Major Pharmaceutical Companies To Slash Drug Prices In Two Weeks

Drug company executives would visit the White House to announce voluntary drug price cuts, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Here are the comments of major pharmaceutical companies on the president's announcement.

Health May 30, 2018

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