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Brain 10 Times More Active Than Previously Thought

New research has shown that human brain activity is 10 times more intense than previously thought. This discovery could significantly impact the way neurological disorders are treated.

HEALTH March 16, 2017

Conservative Activist Groups Disapprove Of House Republicans' New Health Care Plan To Replace Obamacare

The Republicans have unveiled the ObamaCare replacement bill entitled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). However, conservative groups are not pleased and called the new legislation “critically flawed.”

HEALTH March 11, 2017

6-Pound Tumor Removed From Gambia Girl's Mouth

A team of doctors successfully removed a 12-year-old girl's mouth tumor. The girl, who is from Gambia, was only given six months to live before the surgery, as the melon-sized tumor didn't allow her to eat properly.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

This Toddler’s Message To His Terminally Ill Baby Brother Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

A mother witnessed her older son comforting his younger sibling, who is diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer. The preschooler’s show of love for his baby brother is heartfelt and deeply moving.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Science Reveals 3 Types Of Porn Users: Which Of Them Is Actually Healthy?

There are recreational, distressed, and compulsive porn users around today, according to a new study. Find out which porn-watching behavior is considered healthy, and which type men and women are actually leaning toward.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Cheese With Listeria Linked To 2 Deaths: What You Should Know About Listeria

A multi-state Listeria outbreak has been detected by health officials and they are reportedly looking into the issue. This bacterium has already caused two deaths and has resulted in hospitalization of four more individuals.

HEALTH March 12, 2017

Bottled Water More Popular Than Soft Drinks Among Americans

Bottled water topped the list of the most popular beverage, beating carbonated drinks and sodas. This change may evidence the fact that people in the U.S. are finally embracing a healthier lifestyle.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Scientists Create 5 New Synthetic Yeast Chromosomes: Are We Closer To Creating ‘Designer’ Organisms?

An international team announced that they have constructed and integrated five new synthetic chromosomes into baker's yeast. Here are the next steps and prospects toward creating "designer" organisms in the future.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Arthritis Crippling One Fourth Of American Adults: Study

Nearly one-fourth of American adults are suffering from arthritis, leaving many unable to conduct daily activities, such as lifting a bag of groceries or holding a cup. Arthritis is accentuated by the lack of exercise, according to a CDC report.

HEALTH March 11, 2017

Strawberries Top ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Pesticide-Laden Fruits And Vegetables

Strawberries topped this year’s 'Dirty Dozen' of the EWG in its annual list of the best and worst produce when it comes to pesticide content. But should you really get these fruits and vegetables organic?

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Epilepsy Patients In Australia Resort To Cannabis To Manage Seizures: Survey

A nationwide survey in Australia found that adult and children with epilepsy use cannabis to manage their condition when traditional anti-epileptic drugs do not work properly for them.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Listeria In Raw Milk Cheese Leaves 2 Dead, At Least 4 Hospitalized In Multi-State Outbreak

Two people died and at least four more were hospitalized in a multi-state listeria outbreak involving soft raw milk cheese. Vulto Creamery of New York has implemented a cheese recall after the incidents.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Can A Gluten-Free Diet Help You Dodge Diabetes? New Study Says No

Find the truth about a gluten-free diet and type 2 diabetes. Major Harvard study begs you to think twice before jumping on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Cancer Pill Can Keep Leukemia Patients Alive For More Than 10 Years: Study

The cancer drug was hailed a wonder drug for chronic myeloid leukemia patients when it was approved by the FDA in 2011. Now, study found 83 percent of patients who used it as initial therapy were alive 10 years after diagnosis.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian: Ancient Dental Plaque Reveals Details On Neanderthal Diet

Scientists have found new information on Neanderthals' diet and behavior by studying fossilized dental plaque. Evidence suggests that some Neanderthals lived on a more vegetarian diet.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Loses More Than 100 Kilograms: Here's How She Did It

The world's heaviest woman lost more than 100 kilograms before she underwent bariatric surgery to remove the fats in her body. She is expected to lose another 100 kilograms more in the next 45 days.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Receives Bariatric Surgery In India

The world's heaviest woman underwent bariatric surgery in India. The Egyptian woman, who suffers from elephantiasis, has lost approximately 220 pounds since her arrival in Mumbai in February 2017.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Playing Violent Video Games Doesn’t Increase Aggression, Decrease Empathy: Study

Graphic video games don’t make us aggressive, proves a new study focused on their long-term effects on social behavior. Tests revealed avid gamers have the same level of empathy as people who’ve never played violent video games.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

Looking After Dementia Patients Can Take A Toll On Caregivers

Dementia leaves emotional and physical distress in its wake. However, not just the patients, but also the caregivers are at a risk due to the continued emotional stress and may suffer a setback financially, emotionally and physically.

HEALTH March 10, 2017

How To Super-Size Your Memory: It’s Just A Matter Of Training, Science Says

The brains of memory champions do not have something different in structure. Instead, the trick lies in training people with typical memory skills using mnemonics.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Inhalation Of Common Manufacturing Material May Lead To Brain Damage, Says Study

A new study shares the adverse effects of inhaling a common manufacturing material i.e. carbon nanotubes. The study links ingalation of carbon nanotubes, which is used in building tennis rackets, to severe brain damage.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Fair And Short Men More Likely To Bald Prematurely, Reveals Study

A genetic study has revealed that fair and short men tend to suffer from premature baldness. The study states that premature hair loss is not just an isolated phenomenon and is linked to various other physical illness and characteristics.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Americans Having Less Sex Than They Used To: Is This A Bad Thing?

Is it bad when adult Americans are having less sex than they used to? A study says yes. In addition to sleeping habits and marital satisfaction, the nightly sexual behavior determines how an employee performs his work the following day.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil, Is The US At Risk?

The U.S. may be at risk of Yellow Fever as this deadly disease has already caused a major outbreak in Brazil. Researchers suspect that the disease may spread in the U.S. in a localized manner, similar to the Zika virus outbreak.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Neanderthal Tooth Plaque Hints Prehistoric Humans Used Medicinal Plants To Treat Ailments

DNA from dental plaque suggests the Neanderthals may have had knowledge about medicines. The prehistoric humans may have self-medicated using medicinal plants that produce painkiller and antibiotic substances.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Trump’s Immigration Policy Affects Health Care Interests: Travel Ban Keeps Doctors Out

The new travel ban signed by President Donald Trump on March 6 might affect the nation’s health care system in ways that haven't been thoroughly considered. The regions that most stand to lose are rural areas facing an unresolved shortage of doctors.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

What Caused A Canadian Town’s Tap Water To Turn Bright Pink?

The public water of Onoway in Alberta, Canada, has suddenly turned fluorescent pink. The culprit: potassium permanganate, which is commonly incorporated in treatment processes to remove iron and manganese.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Are Millennials Having Less Sex? Research Says Yes

New research finds a decline in sexual frequency among American adults, with millennials having the least amount of sex compared to their grandparents in their youth.

HEALTH March 12, 2017

Alzheimer’s Fatalities Doubled: Twice As Many Americans Died From Dementia In The Last 15 Years

The number of Alzheimer’s patients who succumb to the disease has doubled in the last 15 years. As the aging population grows larger, the Alzheimer’s Association calls for early diagnosis.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Here’s How Interval Training Can Stop Aging In Its Tracks

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is seen to help slow the aging process. In a new study, it appears to lead cells into creating more proteins to feed their energy-producing mitochondria.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Naples Tops The Chart As The Healthiest, Happiest City In US

Naples has become the happiest and healthiest city in the U.S. for the second time in a row. To have a better life, one can use the nine golden rules followed by Naples' residents.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Your Coffee Habit Could Be Protecting You Against Dementia

Need a reason to justify your coffee habit? Here’s one: your regular dose of caffeine could be protecting you against dementia, according to research from Indiana University.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths Plague West Virginia, Deplete State Funding For Indigent Burials

Fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia have kept increasing and are nearly three times the national average. They are taking their toll on the state burial assistance program, which is facing a looming budget deficit.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Why Americans Stopped Dieting: Study Shows Drop In Weight Loss Interest

Fewer Americans are striving to shed extra pounds as being overweight is becoming more socially acceptable, a new study has found. The research reveals a surge in obesity rates in the last three decades.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Sound Waves Synced With Brain Waves Can Enhance Memory, Deep Sleep In Adults

Studies showed sound therapy can improve deep sleep and memory in older adults. Northwestern University scientists studied how sound waves, when synced with brain waves, can enhance memory.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Find Out Why Americans Are Having Less Sex Than Before

People in the United States have been engaging in less sex than a quarter century ago, according to a new study. What could be possible factors affecting the frequency of sex among Americans?

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

HEALTH March 8, 2017

Brain Can Be Rewired To Make Better Choices, Says Award-Winning Study

Our behavior and decisions are greatly influenced by dopamine, a brain chemical that associates different actions with pleasure. By using the brain’s reward system, we can learn more about compulsive behaviors and possibly correct them.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds Of Genes, Lead To Serious Brain Diseases

Traumatic injuries hurt the brain but now researchers are saying damaging effects extend to altering genes, which then give rise to risks for serious brain diseases.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease: More Than 16 Million Americans Over 65 Years Could Be Affected By 2050

Latest annual report by Alzheimer’s Association suggests that an American of the age 65 years and above is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease by 2050. The report also stated that Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in U.S.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Huge Leap Forward In Understanding Autism: 18 New Genes Identified

Extensive DNA scan reveals additional 18 genes associated with autism. Study shows genetic mutations differ for each affected individual, offering a deeper comprehension of the autism spectrum.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Chicken, Egg Producers In US Gearing Up For Tighter Biosecurity Measures And Quarantines To Combat Bird Flu

With a case of Avian Flu being confirmed in Southern Tennessee farm, several chicken and egg producers are beefing up biosecurity measures to combat the disease. Several farms have also been quarantined in a bid to counter bird flu.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Kids Suffer From Severe Mouth And Throat Burns After Drinking Apple Juice At Buffet Restaurant

Two children who ordered apple juice at a Chinese restaurant serving all-you-can-eat buffet suffered from burn-type injuries. A test revealed the presence of a toxic ingredient in the juice.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Active Sex Life Could Be Behind Productive Employees At Work: Study

Employees who had sex tend to be happier and more engaged at work the next day. What can couples who have issues with their sex life do?

HEALTH March 6, 2017

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