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Price Hike Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks In Jamie's Italian Restaurants

Raising the price of sugary drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurants causes sales to drop by 11 percent, a new experiment reveals. As a result, the increase in price of those beverages has led to the decrease in sugary drink consumption.

HEALTH October 19, 2017

Promising Obesity Treatment: Engineered Protein Helps Obese Animals Lose Weight

An engineered version of the protein GDF15 caused test animals to lose weight. Researchers also observed a link between increased levels of the protein and lowered cholesterol and insulin levels in the blood.

HEALTH October 20, 2017

Men Who Receive Blood From Mothers Are More Likely To Die Three Years After The Transfusion, Study Suggests

Men are more likely to die when they receive blood from a woman who had been previously pregnant, says a new study. This could ultimately alter blood donation policies in the global scale if future studies support the conclusion.

HEALTH October 18, 2017

Too Much Exercise May Lead To Heart Problems, If You're A White Man

A new study revealed that working out for too many hours a week increases the risk of coronary artery calcification, which is a warning for possible heart disease. Interestingly, the trend was only seen among white men.

HEALTH October 18, 2017

More Than 57 Dead After Devastating Pneumonic Plague Spreads Across Madagascar

Madagascar is seeing an unusually high rate of new plague cases this year. With already more than 680 documented cases just six weeks into the plague season, experts are worried.

HEALTH October 17, 2017

One Out Of Nine American Men Infected With Oral HPV: STD May Lead To Cancer

A new study found that about one out of nine American men is infected with oral HPV. The growing risk of the STD calls for a renewed focus on the available HPV vaccine, but not everyone can take it.

HEALTH October 17, 2017

Arizona Researcher Experiments With EpiPen-Like Injection That Delays The Effects Of Rattlesnake Bite

A University of Arizona doctor is developing a therapy that can delay the effects of a snake bite. It’ll be applied like an EpiPen injection, buying the snakebite victim an extra hour to delay the damaging effects of the venom.

HEALTH October 16, 2017

'Motherese': Baby Talk Is Consistent Across 10 Languages

New research has found that mothers shift the timbre of their voices when they're talking to adults and when they're talking to infants. The shift is so distinct that an algorithm can differentiate the speech with just a one-second recording.

HEALTH October 15, 2017

Wife Claims Excessive Energy Drink Consumption Left Hole In Husband's Skull

A new mother claims her husband suffered from brain hemorrhage and was left with a hole in the skull from excessive consumption of energy drinks. What are the potential dangers of energy drink consumption?

HEALTH October 15, 2017

New Mom Loses Limbs From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Giving Birth, Sues Hospital

A new mother in Canada is suing a hospital and five doctors for negligence for their contributions to her ordeal with flesh-eating bacteria. Lawyer says her ordeal could have possibly been prevented had she been assessed properly at the hospital.

HEALTH October 14, 2017

Magic Mushroom Compound May Reset Brain Of Depressive People

Researchers found that the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms is effective in lessening the symptoms of depression among patients with treatment-resistant depression. Participants used terms such as 'reset,' 'reboot,' and 'defrag' to describe the drug's effect on their brains.

HEALTH October 14, 2017

Holy Guacamole! Spanish Company Rolls Out Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Avocado

A Spanish fruit company has unveiled its new low-fat ‘Avocado Light’ that contains 30 percent less fat than most avocados. The company plans to launch the product during the Fruit Attraction Trade fair in Madrid later this month.

HEALTH October 15, 2017

Some Fertility Tests For Women Might Be Useless: Low Egg Count Not Related To Infertility, Study Shows

Certain biomarkers might be insufficient methods to tell whether or not a woman is infertile. In a new study, researchers found that low egg count might have no relation to reproductive potential.

HEALTH October 12, 2017

The Obesity Problem Worsens: There Were 10 Times More Obese Children And Teens In 2016 Than 40 Years Ago

There were 10 times more obese children and teens in 2016 compared to 40 years ago, according to a joint study between the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization. The worldwide obesity problem is indeed getting worse.

HEALTH October 11, 2017

Curing Blindness Through Gene Therapy Might Soon Be Allowed By The FDA

Patients whose blindness is a result of an RPE65 gene might soon consider Luxturna, a form of gene therapy that improves vision. Its approval will soon be deliberated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

HEALTH October 10, 2017

These Foods May Slash Your Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods such as bananas and avocados can help protect against heart disease, a study reveals. What are some other examples of food that contain high amounts of potassium?

HEALTH October 9, 2017

Genetically Engineered Chickens Lay Eggs That Contain Drug Against Cancer And Hepatitis

Japanese scientists have genetically engineered hens to lay eggs that contain interferon beta, a type of protein used as treatment for malignant skin cancer and hepatitis. Here's how they did it.

HEALTH October 9, 2017

Knowingly Giving Someone HIV No Longer A Felony In California

California Governor Jerry Brown has now signed a bill lowering the punishment for HIV positive people who knowingly have unprotected sex with partners without telling them about their infection. Once a felony, it will soon just be a misdemeanor.

HEALTH October 9, 2017

Here's The Gross Reason Why You Should Stop Taking Your Phone To The Bathroom

Experts have warned about the dangers of using the cellphone inside the bathroom. Here's why it is not a good idea to browse through your Facebook News Feed while sitting on the toilet.

HEALTH October 9, 2017

Avocados And Bananas In Diet May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods like avocados and bananas were seen to be effective in preventing vascular calcification. This suggests that high-potassium diets could possibly prevent heart disease and death from heart disease.

HEALTH October 8, 2017

City Of Newark Sues Opioid Manufacturers For False And Deceptive Advertising

The city of Newark sued pharmaceutical companies for false marketing and advertising. According to the civil lawsuit, the companies committed fraud and created a public nuisance.

HEALTH October 7, 2017

Engineers Develop A Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds In Just 60 Seconds

Scientists have developed a surgical glue that can seal wounds in just 60 seconds, potentially changing the course of surgeries going forward. It’s called MeTro, and it’s scheduled for human testing soon.

HEALTH October 6, 2017

Watching A Hockey Game Can Stress Your Heart Out

Heart rates of hockey spectators almost double during peak moments of the game. At-risk sports fans must be wary of their heart rates so as to avoid adverse cardiovascular events.

HEALTH October 6, 2017

Mother Who Was Ordered To Vaccinate Her Child Didn’t Comply, And Now She’s Going To Jail

The court has ordered a Michigan mother to be sentenced to seven days in jail after failing to vaccinate her child. She was given until Oct. 4 to get her son vaccinated, but she failed to comply.

HEALTH October 5, 2017

The ACLU Wants To Make The Abortion Pill More Accessible To Women Who Need It

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, as it looks to make the abortion pill more accessible to women. According to the ACLU, the FDA imposes 'onerous and medically unnecessary' restrictions over Mifeprex.

HEALTH October 4, 2017

A Woman Was Thought To Have Cancer, But It Was Just Her Tattoo

A 30-year-old Australian woman was thought to have lymphoma, a form of cancer. However, doctors discovered that her enlarged lymph nodes were actually caused by the black pigment of a tattoo that she got at her back 15 years ago.

HEALTH October 3, 2017

Losing Sense Of Smell Linked To Increased Alzheimer's Risk: Other Early Warning Signs Of Dementia

Researchers used a simple and affordable smell test to determine Alzheimer's risk. Besides the inability to detect the scents of peppermint, orange, fish, rose and leather, here are other early warning signs of dementia.

HEALTH October 2, 2017

This Smart Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Is High

What if there was a tattoo that could indicate changes in your body? Well, a group of researchers from Harvard and MIT developed exactly that – a tattoo that could, for example, tell a diabetic if they need insulin.

HEALTH October 2, 2017

White House Lit Up In Pink To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.

HEALTH October 2, 2017

ICU Grandpa: Man Volunteers To Cradle Preemies When Their Parents Can't

'ICU Grandpa' has been volunteering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the past 12 years. See how David Deutchman's simple habit helps the preterm babies.

HEALTH September 30, 2017

Mom Could Go To Jail For Refusing To Vaccinate Son

An Oakland County court judge has ordered a mother to have her child vaccinated within the week. Non-compliance to the order could land the mother in jail.

HEALTH September 30, 2017

Dementia Sniff Test: Inability To Smell Peppermint Predicts Disease Developing Within 5 Years

Peppermint is one of five specific scents researchers used to identify olfactory damage among their participants. Those unable to smell the five scents were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia within five years.

HEALTH September 30, 2017

Wanted Teen Tried To Poison 11-Week-Old Baby: Her Text Messages Revealed The Horrible Plan

Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda tried to poison her 11-week-old niece by mixing a lethal concoction of crushed pills into breast milk meant for the baby. An arrest warrant has been issued for the teenager, who has been charged with attempted murder.

HEALTH September 29, 2017

National Coffee Day: The Good, The Bad, And The Free

Here are some of the shops giving out free coffee on National Coffee Day. Before going on your coffee run, learn the health benefits and risks of the world's leading beverage.

HEALTH September 29, 2017

Bed Bugs Attracted To Dirty Laundry, Study Finds

Researchers have found that bed bugs are more attracted to exposed used clothing compared to clean clothing. The results show a possible explanation for the bed bugs' global expansion.

HEALTH September 29, 2017

Body Art Gone Wrong: Woman At Risk Of Going Blind After Eyeball Tattoo

A woman warns people of the dangers of getting a scleral tattoo after her own botched procedure. Although her eyesight has improved, doctors say her damaged eye is unlikely to get its full eyesight back.

HEALTH September 29, 2017

Woman Dies Of Flesh Eating Bacteria Contracted From Hurricane Harvey Floodwaters

An elderly woman in Houston, Texas, died of flesh-eating bacteria after she fell into contaminated floodwaters. This is the second case of flesh-eating infection related to Hurricane Harvey. What are the symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis?

HEALTH September 28, 2017

A Cancer Tumor Turned Out To Be A Tiny Traffic Plastic Cone: Why Was The Toy Inside A Man's Lungs?

A British man underwent a bronchoscopy as he was suspected to have lung cancer. The tumor, however, turned out to be a tiny plastic cone, a toy that the patient inhaled during his childhood.

HEALTH September 28, 2017

Number Of STD Cases In The US Now At The Highest It’s Ever Been: Report

The number of new STD cases continues to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual STD surveillance report, showing that in 2016, the country recorded its highest rate of new STD cases thus far.

HEALTH September 27, 2017

Here's Another Good Reason To Lose Weight: You'll Save Up To $36,000

A new study showed that obese and overweight adults can stand to save up to $36,000 over their lifetime if they drop to a healthy weight. The money will be saved from direct medical costs and productivity losses.

HEALTH September 27, 2017

Man In A Coma For 15 Years Shows Signs Of Consciousness After Vagus Nerve Stimulation

A 35-year-old man was able to regain some consciousness after researchers in France implanted in him a device that stimulated his vagus nerve. He showed increased signs of brain activity and was able to follow basic commands.

HEALTH September 26, 2017

Parasitic Worm Moves Around And Digs Holes In Boy's Eye For 3 Weeks

A parasitic worm was found wriggling in the eyeball of a teenager in Mexico. The nematode was removed but it has already caused serious eye damage. How did it get into the boy's eye?

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Major Health Problems: You Need To Sleep 7 Hours Every Night, Or Else

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker linked sleep deprivation to major health problems such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. He recommends people to sleep at least seven hours every night to avoid the heightened risk of suffering from these issues.

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Meth-Laced 7Up: Contamination Of Soft Drinks In Mexico Causes 1 Death

Travelers were warned that some bottles of 7Up were tampered and contaminated with methamphetamine in Mexico. Should consumers in the United States also worry about meth-laced soft drinks?

HEALTH September 25, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

HEALTH September 24, 2017

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