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In Italy, Kids Now Need To Get 12 Vaccines Before Enrolling In State-Run Schools

The Italian cabinet just approved a new law requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. Proof of vaccination is required upon enrollment or parents will be fined.

HEALTH May 20, 2017

Zika Virus Carrying Mosquito Can Also Transmit Chikungunya And Dengue In One Bite

Researchers discovered that Aedes aegypti, the mosquito responsible for transmitting Zika virus, can also infect people with dengue and chikungunya in one bite. However, scientists claimed that infection with three diseases through a single bite may be rare.

HEALTH May 21, 2017

‘Kissing Bugs’ In Your Home: Chagas Disease May Be More Fatal That Previously Thought

New research suggests that fatalities from Chagas disease may be under-reported due to its non-symptomatic stage. Trypanosoma cruzi increases the risk of death in infected individuals.

HEALTH May 20, 2017

100-Year-Old Fertility Technique Can Help Women Get Pregnant Without Undergoing IVF

Researchers discovered that the 100-year-old method of flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil or water improved their chances of conceiving. This fertility technique could potentially negate the need for women to undergo IVF to become pregnant.

HEALTH May 20, 2017

WHO Aims To Bring Test Vaccine To Ebola-Hit Democratic Republic Of Congo

DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak poses a major challenge to the World Health Organization. Should the government approve, WHO hopes to bring the Ebola vaccine to the affected region within one week.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Healthy Diet And Nuts Tied To Better Post-Colon Cancer Survival

Studies reveal that a healthy diet lowers the risk of recurrence and death from colon cancer after treatment. Eating a variety of nuts should also be part of the weekly menu.

HEALTH May 20, 2017

Did Anyone Notice McDonald’s Ditching Artificial Ingredients In Its Ice Cream Treats?

The saga of artificial ingredients in fast food continues. Some months ago, McDonald's vanilla ice cream has started to get rid of artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors in a bid for healthier offerings.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Scientists Are A Step Closer To Produce Limitless Supply Of Blood

Scientists made a breakthrough discovery where they found a method to produce limitless blood supply. This procedure could potentially be used to treat blood disorders and life-threatening infections.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Want To Reduce The Risk Of Death From Colon Cancer? Healthy Lifestyle Could Help

A new study indicated that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet will reduce colon cancer death risk. The researchers also emphasized the importance of medical treatment for colon cancer.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Best Sunscreen Lotions: How Effective Is Your Sunblock In Warding Off UVA And UVB Rays?

Consumer Reports conducted a test that revealed that all sunscreen lotions were not labeled with the correct SPF rating. They also found 15 products they recommended for use, which they claimed offered the best protection.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Woman Fights For Her Life, Others Hospitalized For Botulism After Consuming Gas Station Cheese Sauce

A woman from Sacramento has spent the last three weeks in the ICU after consuming contaminated nacho cheese from a gas station. What is botulism, and can it cause an outbreak?

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Diarrhea-Inducing Parasites In Pools On The Rise: CDC

CDC warns about increasing reports of parasite infection from pools and water parks. The 2016 Crypto outbreaks more than doubled the number of reported cases in 2014.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Can A Doctor's Age Affect Patients' Mortality Rate?

A study revealed that a doctor's age may affect their patient's mortality risk. Researchers revealed that doctors over the age of 60 increased the death risk in patients, whereas younger physicians decreased the risk.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

10-Year-Old Girl Nearly Chokes On Fidget Spinner, Mom Warns

Fidget spinners are all the rage among kids of all ages, yet a Texan mother claims her daughter almost choked on one of the fidget toy’s metal bushings. Are fidget spinners a choking hazard?

HEALTH May 18, 2017

Maryland Awards First Full License To Company For Growing Medical Marijuana

Maryland's ForwardGro LLC was awarded the first full license in the state for growing and manufacturing medical marijuana. The company was awarded the license after several delays, which were caused by several lawsuits against the marijuana licensing program.

HEALTH May 18, 2017

Lead Test By Magellan Diagnostics For Children And Women May Yield Inaccurate Results: FDA

The FDA and CDC alerted Americans of faulty lead tests Magellan Diagnostics conducts. Children and women who underwent such tests were advised to go for a retest.

HEALTH May 18, 2017

How Did This Arkansas Baby End Up With 100 Rat Bites?

A couple from Magnolia in Arkansas faces Class B felony as their baby has suffered a maximum of 100 rodent bites. The couple has revealed knowing about the rat infestation in their house but didn't do anything, according to investigation.

HEALTH May 18, 2017

Millions Of US Travelers Skip The Measles Vaccine: Here Are The Potential Consequences

More than half U.S. travelers who are eligible for the MMP vaccine don’t get immunized against measles before traveling abroad, revealed a new study. Almost half of them simply refused vaccination, increasing their chances of importing the virus.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

Don't Put Down The Chopsticks: Doctor Says Eating Sushi May Not Cause Health Issues Despite Parasite Warning

A parasitic infection that affected a 32-year old man after consuming sushi alarmed people and made them wary of the dangers of eating raw fish or seafood. However, doctors claim that fish certified in the United States are parasite free.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

South Carolina Teen Dies From Caffeine Overdose: How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

Last month, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe collapsed in class because of caffeine overdose leading to probable arrhythmia. How much caffeine is enough to result in caffeine intoxication, and how does one stay in the safe limit?

HEALTH May 17, 2017

Michigan Doctor's License Suspended For Illegally Performing Liposuction In Pole Barn

Dr. Bradley Bastow's osteopathic license was suspended after authorities determined he performed liposuction procedures in his unfinished pole barn. The Michigan doctor also stored the excess fat in plastic bags.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

How Effective And Safe Is Medical Abortion Via Online Telemedicine?

A new study deemed online Telemedicine service a safe and effective method for non-invasive abortion. Post an online consultation, these services provided drugs for abortion in countries that have strict abortion laws.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

Narcan Revives Pet Rat Overdosed On Heroin: Here's What Happened

A pet rat called Snuggles overdosed on heroin was revived with the help of Narcan in Vancouver, Canada. The owner brought the pet rat to the Overdose Prevention Site where the antidote saved the creature.

HEALTH May 18, 2017

Mouse Mates And Successfully Gives Birth With 3D-Printed Ovary

A mouse infused with a 3D-printed ovary gave birth to healthy pups. This led scientists to wonder whether this technology can be used on humans in the future to cure infertility.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Most US Soldiers Dismissed For Misconduct Suffer From Mental Illness

GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Measles Cases Continue To Rise In Minnesota, 2 Cases Reported In Le Sueur County

The Minnesota measles outbreak spread to the Le Sueur County, where two cases were confirmed on May 15. These additional cases took the total number of people infected to 58, making it the worst measles outbreak since 1990.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

1.2 Million Deaths Among Adolescents Could Have Been Prevented: WHO Report

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among adolescents worldwide, says a WHO report, stating most victims are pedestrians or cyclists. Almost 1.2 million teens lose their life every year, and most teenage death causes are highly preventable.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Mean Or Funny Drunk? Study Says Alcohol Doesn’t Change Your Personality Much

Drinkers may find that their sober and drunk selves are a far cry from each other, but a study has found that observers don't actually see much difference in one's drunk personality. The findings are hoped to assist in new ways for alcohol intervention.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Caffeine Overdose Blamed For Death Of 16-Year-Old Teen

A highschool student collapsed in his class after drinking three caffeinated beverages over a period of two hours. The coroner said that the teenager died due to caffeine-induced heart event.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Yemen Declares State Of Emergency In Capital Sanaa After Cholera Outbreak Kills Over 100

Medical emergency was declared in Yemen due to a cholera outbreak. The outbreak has hit Yemen's capital Sanaa the worst and health officials are finding it difficult to handle the situation in the war-torn nation.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

Try Not To Cry: On Mother’s Day, Iowa Woman Meets Transplant Patient Who Received Her Late Son’s Heart

On Mother’s Day, Anna Hutt, a mother who lost her teenage son in 2014, meets Gary Flint, the man who had a second chance to live thanks to her son's heart. Learn about this touching organ donation story.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

10-Year-Old NY Boy Overdoses On Cannabis-Laced Sour Candy: Here Are The Details

A 10-year-old boy from Rockland County in New York has been brought to the emergency room after consuming sour gummy candy laced with medical marijuana. Find out more about the case and how THC in marijuana affects the body.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

Want To Add Extra Years To Your Lifespan? High Levels Of Physical Activity Can Help

A study revealed that people with high physical activity levels age lesser than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Researchers studied the cellular structure to determine how the aging process altered with the variation of the activity levels.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Green Chile Frozen Burritos Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Green Chile Foods recalls meat and poultry frozen products after traces of Listeria monocytogenes was found during a routine test. Find out if your frozen burrito is affected.

HEALTH May 14, 2017

Avocado Hand Cases On The Rise: What Is The Proper Way To Prepare An Avocado?

Doctors are warning of the serious injuries that improper avocado preparation can inflict. Find out the safest way to enjoy avocados without getting avocado hands.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

Rare Human Rabies Case Confirmed In Virginia Resident Who Was Bitten By A Dog

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed a case of rare human rabies in a Virginia resident. The infected individual suffered a dog bite while traveling abroad.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

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