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Tall Men At Higher Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer: Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer among men. Now, researchers have found that taller men and heavier men are more at risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer and of death from prostate cancer.

HEALTH July 14, 2017

Powdered Mac And Cheese May Contain Toxic Chemicals Banned From Kids' Toys

Advocacy groups are conducting a test of the phthalate content of dairy products in the market. Out of the 30 cheese products tested, 29 turned out positive for containing phthalates.

HEALTH July 14, 2017

PTSD Not Just A Mental Health Condition: Psychiatric Disorder May Also Have Physical Effects On The Brain

PTSD is considered a mental health condition but sufferers have bigger amygdala, a region in the brain linked to fear. What is behind these changes in the brain?

HEALTH July 14, 2017

Mac And Cheese May Contain Dangerous Phthalates: Other Processed Food With Toxic Ingredients

Macaroni and cheese powder may contain harmful phthalates that have been banned in baby products, but potentially toxic ingredients are also present in other popular food products. Here are some of them.

HEALTH July 15, 2017

Mentally Ill Inmates Held In Confinement Longer, Federal Watchdog Says

The Office of Inspector General revealed that mentally ill inmates in federal prisons are being placed in confinement for long periods. The report alleges that the Bureau of Prisons has done a poor job at providing care for such inmates.

HEALTH July 13, 2017

New Report Ranks Laziest Nations, And US Is In Bottom Half With Lowest Average Steps

Nations with large differences in walking rates in their citizens have higher obesity levels than those who do not see such a vast spread, a new study has reported. Find out more about activity inequality and why walkable cities matter.

HEALTH July 13, 2017

These Energy-Recycling Stairs Make Climbing A Breeze

Researchers have developed energy-recycling stairs that can help the elderly and disabled individuals who have difficulty negotiating stairs. Here's how these assistive stairs work.

HEALTH July 13, 2017

Novartis CAR-T Cancer Therapy For Leukemia Gets Landmark Recommendation From FDA Panel

A new gene therapy developed by Novartis has received crucial recommendation from an FDA advisory panel on July 12. Experts believe the treatment’s approval will pave the way for new gene-based medicines.

HEALTH July 13, 2017

Vatican Says No To Gluten-Free Communion

The Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed its ban on the use of gluten-free altar breads to celebrate the Eucharist during mass. The Vatican only allows low-gluten hosts provided they still contain enough gluten to obtain the confection of bread.

HEALTH July 12, 2017

‘Unacceptable Tragedy’: Measles Claims 35 Child Lives In Europe

In a new statement, the World Health Organization has released details on measles deaths in Europe. The U.N. agency has hit low coverage of the measles vaccine for the spread of the contagious disease.

HEALTH July 12, 2017

Coffee Recalled Over Ingredient Similar To Viagra And Undeclared Milk

A coffee sold over the counter as a male enhancement product contains an ingredient similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Why is this a bad thing?

HEALTH July 20, 2017

Teen Electrocuted When Cellphone Accidentally Falls In Bathtub

A girl died after attempting to use her cellphone while charging in the bathtub. Her family is now spreading awareness about the dangers of using electrical devices near water.

HEALTH July 12, 2017

Poor Night Sleep May Increase Alzheimer's Risk: How To Get Better Sleep According To Scientists

Poor quality sleep can lead to buildup of amyloid and tau, compounds linked to Alzheimer's disease. Experts and studies, however, offer hints that may help people with sleep problems such as insomnia.

HEALTH July 11, 2017

Vaccine Fuels Hope In The Tough Fight Against Gonorrhea

In a new study, a mass vaccination campaign for a meningitis outbreak in New Zealand has offered the unintended benefit of helping reduce gonorrhea incidence. Should we expect a gonorrhea vaccine soon amid the threat of antibiotic resistance?

HEALTH July 11, 2017

Drinking Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Pair Of New Studies Confirm

Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, showed a link between coffee and longer life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. Coffee benefits held up even if one drank a decaffeinated cup.

HEALTH July 11, 2017

Tobacco Use In Movies Jumps By 80 Percent, May Affect Teen Smoking

The depiction of tobacco in Hollywood movies increased by about 80 percent. Health experts are concerned about the potential effects on young people given the causal link between smoking in movies and teens starting to smoke.

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Nepalese Teen Dies In 'Menstruation Hut' Ritual

A teenage girl in Nepal died after being bitten by a poisonous snake while undergoing the traditional 'menstrual hut' ritual. The practice involves having women on their period being separated from the families as they are considered 'impure' by society.

HEALTH July 11, 2017

Sense Of Purpose In Life Could Help You Get Better Sleep: Study

A new study shows that having a purpose in life can help one sleep better at night. Here's how purpose translates to less insomnia, less sleep disturbances, and a good night's sleep.

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Ohio Mom Gets Death Threats After Posting Fake Photo Of 'Pierced' Baby

An Ohio woman is being accused of bad parenting for posting a photo of her child on social media with a 'pierced' cheek. However, the mother claims that it was really meant to protest the practice of having children pierced.

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Snortable Chocolate: Crackdown Called For Caffeinated Cocoa Powder Snorted Like Cocaine

Sen. Charles Schumer called for the FDA to investigate the health effects of Coco Loko amid its growing popularity. What are the potential dangers of inhaling the caffeinated cocoa powder?

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Men Urged To Masturbate 21 Times A Month To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A study finds that men who ejaculate more frequently are less at risk of developing prostate cancer. The results of the decade-long study are in line with other such studies with similar results.

HEALTH July 9, 2017

Ohio Sheriff Refuses To Equip Police With Opioid Overdose Antidote Narcan

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says there is no law that requires police officers to carry Narcan. Here are his reasons why he does not want deputies to carry the opioid antidote.

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Endo Pulls Opioid Opana ER From The Market After FDA Request

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that they will voluntarily be removing Opana ER from the market as per the FDA's request. Despite this move, the company still believes in Opana ER's safety and efficacy.

HEALTH July 8, 2017

CDC Warns Of Trichinosis Outbreaks Linked To Walrus Meat

The CDC reports two trichinosis outbreaks associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked walrus meat. The numbers of walrus meat-related trichinosis cases have significantly lessened since 1975 due to still unknown reasons.

HEALTH July 8, 2017

Pet Owners At Greater Risk Of Finding Tick On Household Members

Researchers surveyed mor than 2,000 households in Lyme disease-endemic states to study the differences in tick encounters among the household members. Do ticks crawl on pet owners more?

HEALTH July 8, 2017

Oral Sex Helps Spread Super-Gonorrhea Resistant To Antibiotic

WHO warned that oral sex spreads dangerous antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea that can be potentially untreatable. What are the symptoms of oral gonorrhea and how can it be avoided?

HEALTH July 8, 2017

11 Indiana Teenagers Fall Ill From Consuming Drug-Laced Gummy Bears

Almost a dozen Indiana teenagers were sent to the hospital after experiencing adverse effects of consuming drug-laced gummy bears. The local authorities call this incident a 'wake-up call' to parents and teens.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Spread Of ‘Superbug’ Gonorrhea Is Now Imminent, WHO Warns

Health officials warn about the spread of super gonorrhea, one that is antibiotic resistant. Gonorrhea spreads due to a number of factors, including a decline in condom use and oral sex.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Opioid Prescriptions Have Dropped But Remain High: CDC

Opioid prescriptions in the United States have dropped 18 percent from 2010 to 2015 but they remain high overall, according to a new CDC report. Learn the opioid prescription trends that fuel a drug overdose epidemic in the country.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Red Cross Asks For Donations To Address Blood Shortage

Red Cross is holding several blood donation drives to manage blood shortage this summer. The organization is in dire need of volunteers to donate blood.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

High Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Linked To Child's Increased Risk For Asthma And Allergies

In the United States, per capita refined sugar consumption increased by 25 percent from 1970 to 2000. Researchers found that children whose mothers had a high-sugar diet during pregnancy had higher risks for allergic asthma.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Vagina Glitter Capsules Receive Thumbs Down From Gynecologists

Pretty Woman Inc. is making noise because of its product, which is essentially a vaginal glitter bomb. Doctors are quick to express their concerns over the possible hazards involved in using the product.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Fishing In Gulf Of Mexico

A woman from Mississippi contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after her hand was pricked by a live shrimp in a bait bucket during a fishing trip in Alabama. Her doctors describe her ordeal and survival as a miracle.

HEALTH July 7, 2017

Smelling Your Food First Can Make You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

A new study by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that a person's sense of smell can affect how the body will deal with calories. The results show a relationship between the olfactory system and brain regions known to control metabolism.

HEALTH July 6, 2017

Sleep Problems Tied To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Poor sleep quality, morning drowsiness, and other sleep problems may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed. Researchers detected several hallmarks of Alzheimer’s in healthy elderly.

HEALTH July 6, 2017

Coco Loko: New 'Snortable' Chocolate Can Get You High

A Florida-based businessman is marketing his 'snortable' chocolate powder as a new way to get a quick boost of energy. Health experts, however, warn that inhaling such powders into the nose could cause serious health risks.

HEALTH July 6, 2017

Here's How Veterans With PTSD Cope With Independence Day Fireworks

The Fourth of July fireworks can cause panic attacks to veterans with PTSD. Here's what former combatants, their families and organizations do to avoid psychological stress on Independence Day.

HEALTH July 4, 2017

Google DeepMind Medical Trial Violated UK Privacy Law

A top privacy watchdog has revealed that the Royal Free NHS Trust broke UK law when it shared patient health records with Google DeepMind. The data was used in a medical trial involving the artificial intelligence division in 2015.

HEALTH July 5, 2017

Australian Class Action Case Filed Against Johnson & Johnson Over Vaginal Mesh Implants

More than 700 women in Australia have filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its vaginal mesh implants. The plaintiffs argued that the devices caused them to suffer excruciating and irreparable pain.

HEALTH July 5, 2017

Your Heartburn Drug Could Be Sending You To An Early Grave

Participants in a new study who took proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) emerged with a 25 percent higher risk of death from heartburn drugs. Learn more about the potential dangers of this class of heartburn medications.

HEALTH July 4, 2017

Man Behind Ice Bucket Challenge Back In Hospital Fighting ALS

The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, 32-year-old Pete Frates, is now back in the hospital for the very condition he helped raised awareness for. Learn how he has changed research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) forever.

HEALTH July 4, 2017

Health Blogger Poisons Herself On Live Video While Biting Poisonous Plant Mistaken As Aloe Vera

A Chinese health vlogger was supposed to demonstrate the health benefits of the aloe vera plant on live stream. Unfortunately, she was poisoned because she used the wrong plant, the Agave americana.

HEALTH July 3, 2017

Does Pope’s Hospital Prioritize Profits Over Patients? AP Reveals Findings From Probe

Associated Press has released its findings on an investigation on Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital in Italy. Results pointed to a declining level of health care and the drive for profit instead of patient care.

HEALTH July 3, 2017

Heart Transplant Patient Dies Hours After Giving Birth To Baby Girl

A 31-year-old woman who had received heart transplant surgery died after giving birth to her daughter. She had developed complications hours after the delivery.

HEALTH July 4, 2017

New Brain Game May Help Improve Memory Of Dementia Patients: Study

A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.

HEALTH July 3, 2017

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