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Can Taking Antibiotics For Extended Period Increase Precancerous Colon Growths?

Consumption of antibiotics for an extended period could increase the risk of colon cancer in women. However, using antibiotics for a short period doesn't eliminate the risk of precancerous colon growths.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Many People With Serious Medical Conditions Are Initially Misdiagnosed: Study

A study highlighted that initial diagnosis in serious medical conditions is wrong in many cases. It also revealed that 21 percent of patients received a different diagnosis in a second opinion.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Strep Throat Infection Leads To Leg Amputation Of 6-Year-Old Girl

Tessa Puma, a 6-year-old dancer from Ohio, lost her left leg to a rare case of strep throat. The kindergartner was recovering in the hospital, but needed further surgery to survive.

HEALTH April 6, 2017

Zika Poses Higher Risk Of Birth Defects In US Than Previously Estimated

A CDC study has found that one in every 10 pregnant women infected by Zika virus gives birth to babies with birth defects. Researchers have recommended CT scans for babies infected with Zika to check for underlying abnormalities.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Wearable Fitness Tracker Alerts Woman To Dangerous Health Condition

Harwinton-based Patricia Lauder had no idea her Fitbit smart watch would save her life. Through dictating her very fast heartbeat, the Fitbit device clued her in on a pulmonary embolism inside her body.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Here’s How Doctors Successfully Created First ‘Three-Parent’ Baby

The birth of a three-parent baby in Mexico was a big news, but the project had many risks. According to the details published by the doctors, the process involved in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mitochondrial replacement therapy.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Mayo Clinic Helps Paralyzed Man Move Legs Via Spinal Cord Stimulator

Following an implant surgery, a man that had sustained a spinal cord injury was able to move his paralyzed legs and eventually stand up again. The technique is called epidural stimulation and, combined with physical therapy, produced pioneering results.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Can Maple Syrup Extract Make Antibiotics Kill Bacteria Easily?

Scientists may have discovered a way to increase the potency of antibiotics. An extract derived from maple syrup could possibly decrease the consumption of antibiotics by 90 percent.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Researchers Discover New Possible Explanation For Female Infertility

A research may have discovered the reason behind age-related infertility among women. Scientists studied mice eggs to determine a defect during cell division that may inhibit the process.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Miami Construction Boom Brings Back Zika Virus Worries

Mosquito control inspectors warn construction sites in Miami-Dade still pose a threat for the transmission of the Zika virus. County officials met on Monday, April 3, to discuss Zika preventive measures that reduce these sites’s role in virus reemergence.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Top The List Of 'Most Stressed' States

A research ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on the basis of stress levels among residents in each area. Alabama is the most stressed state in the country, whereas Minnesota residents are the least stressed.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Healthy Kids Can Die From Flu: What Health Experts Recommend To Prevent This

Children with medical conditions have increased risk for flu-related complications and death. A new study by researchers from CDC, however, revealed fatal cases of children who were healthy before contracting the influenza virus.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Flu Vaccination Can Save Lives Of Children: Study

A CDC study revealed that vaccinated children run a lesser risk of succumbing to flu virus, compared with non-vaccinated kids. The result was determined after a data analysis of four flu seasons from 2010 to 2014.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Joe Biden Criticizes Proposed Budget Cuts For Medical Research

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed his displeasure toward the proposed medical spending cuts by the Trump administration. According to Biden, the budget cut would undermine future prospects of clinical studies and search for medical treatments.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Can Being Slightly Overweight Decrease Your Life Span?

According to a new study, being slightly overweight could potentially decrease the life span of a person. An overweight individual is at a higher risk of death when compared to slimmer peers.

HEALTH April 5, 2017

Microchip That Can Track What Employees Do Gets Implanted Into Hands Of Sweden Company Workers

Swedish company Epicenter offers to implant its employees with a microchip that allows them to open doors and operate printers with the wave of the hand. The technology comes with privacy concerns, so why do people want to get chipped?

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Beyond Autism Awareness: Here’s How You Can Foster Acceptance Of Autism

Autism Day celebrated on April 2, with “Light It Up Blue” theme, had buildings lit up in blue marking solidarity to the cause of autism awareness. The event was an opportunity to expand campaigns and acceptance of autism.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Flame Retardants, Other Factors Drive Thyroid Cancer Increase In The US

A new study has reported a surge in thyroid cancer cases among Americans. Flame retardants in home products are acting as a major causative factor for papillary thyroid cancer, the study says.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

1 Dead, 14 Others Hospitalized In Carbon Monoxide Pool Leak In Michigan Hotel

A 13-year-old boy is dead and 14 other kids have been hospitalized because of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. The victims were found lying unconscious around a Michigan hotel's indoor pool.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Conagra Recalls Hunt's Chili Kits Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Conagra Brands Inc. issued a recall of a few of its Hunt’s Chili Kits batches due to probable Salmonella contamination. A supplier alerted the company to the probable existence of the bacterium inside the chili seasoning pack.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Before You Go Up In Smoke: E-Cigarettes Safety Tips

One of the dangers of electronic cigarettes is fatal explosion. If you can’t quit the vaping habit, then try to be safe with these safety tips.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Researchers Find Novel Way Of Detecting Skin Cancer From Gene-Based Blood Tests

Researchers developed new blood tests to aid in the identification of signs for recurring metastatic melanoma. Currently, the tests are available for research purposes, but would become available in clinics in the near future.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Depression Is Leading Cause Of Ill Health Worldwide: How To Combat The Scourge

The upcoming World Health Day is themed around depression and the importance of recognizing symptoms and offering support to people living with this mental health condition. As such, WHO promotes talking therapy and calls for bigger investments in depression treatments.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

E-Cigarette Popularity Increasing, But Battery Explosion Cases Also On The Rise

E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens, have gained popularity in recent years. However, reports of batteries explosions, that cause severe injuries and burns, question the safety of these vaping pens.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

SoyNut Butter Maker Facility Closed After E.Coli Breakdown

FDA suspended the food facility registration of Dixie Dew Products after inspections revealed sanitary oversight during the manufacturing process. The SoyNut maker would not be able to sell or distribute any products made in the facility due to the suspension.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Can Cigarette Price Hike In California Make People Quit Smoking?

Lawmakers in California imposed a strict price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products from April 1. Many people have made up their mind to kick the habit as a result of this decision.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Electricity-Based Therapy Extends Survival Of Brain Tumor Patients

Brain tumor patients who use the cap-like device Optune plus chemotherapy survived longer than patients who received only chemo. How does this therapy called tumor treating field work?

HEALTH April 3, 2017

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Benefits vs Side Effects Of Caffeine In The Body

The world’s strongest coffee has just been named. Here’s what you need to know about coffee and caffeine: health benefits, side effects, and safety levels.

HEALTH April 2, 2017

A New Blood Test Could Help Doctors Prescribe More Appropriate Medications To Treat Depression

Researchers discovered that measuring C-reactive protein levels in finger prick blood tests can help doctors accurately prescribe more effective medication to patients diagnosed with depression.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

Space Station Crew Begins Research On Improving Crystal Growth For Drug Development

The crew aboard the International Space Station begins their study on crystal growth in microgravity to enhance and speed up the drug development process on Earth.

HEALTH April 3, 2017

One Cup Of This Coffee Can Cause Irregular Heartbeat: Other Dangerous Caffeinated Products That Can Potentially Kill You

Experts warned that too much of Black Insomnia coffee could cause cardiac arrhythmia. Here are other products whose caffeine content may cause potential health risks and possibly death.

HEALTH April 2, 2017

Climate Change Can Negatively Affect Mental Health, Says Study

New research finds that climate change can affect mental health negatively. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and eco-anxiety are just some of the mental health issues incited by climate change.

HEALTH April 4, 2017

Study Finds That Using High Doses Of Vitamin C For Cancer Treatments Is Safe For Humans

Medical researchers have just proven a hypothesis rejected in the 1970s through successful clinical trials. High doses of vitamin C can weaken lung and brain cancer cells.

HEALTH April 2, 2017

Carfentanil Overdose: Elephant Tranquilizer 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl, Kills 5 In Minnesota

An overdose of carfentanil, a deadly elephant tranquilizer, killed five people in Minnesota. The opioid is said to be 100 and 10,000 times more potent than fentanyl and morphine, respectively.

HEALTH April 2, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

HEALTH April 1, 2017

Death Of The Founder Of A Mental Health Community Ruled As Suicide; Learn The Warning Signs Of Suicide

The death of Project Semicolon's founder has been ruled as a suicide. Learn how to spot the warning signs of someone at risk of committing suicide and how to help a struggling loved one.

HEALTH April 2, 2017

Cigarette Prices On The Rise In California: Here's Why

Under Proposition 56, the government increased the price of a packet of cigarettes by $2 and a carton by $20 in California. The additional money collected will go toward research on tobacco-related diseases and prevention programs.

HEALTH April 1, 2017

Experimental Zika Vaccine Successfully Moves To Broader Testing

The phase 2 trials of an experimental Zika vaccine have started. The first volunteer received the DNA-based experimental vaccine in Houston, at the Baylor College of Medicine.

HEALTH April 1, 2017

Want To Snack Healthier? Vending Machines With A 25-Second Delay May Be The Answer

Getting snacks from a vending machine can now be healthier with the help of the DISC system. Making people wait for less healthy snacks could use people’s need for instant gratification to help them snack better and healthier.

HEALTH April 1, 2017

Annual Report Shows A Downward Trend In Overall Cancer Death Rates In The United States

Overall cancer death rates in the United States are seeing a downward trend according to a report. Authors call for more attention and resources for the prevention and treatment of several cancer types.

HEALTH April 1, 2017

Rate Of Double Mastectomy Rises In US Women With Early Stage Cancer In One Breast

The proportion of women in the United States diagnosed with cancer affecting only one breast who opted to undergo double mastectomy has increased. What are the potential reasons behind this?

HEALTH March 31, 2017

Scientists Explain How Deep Breaths Calm The Mind

A new study has found that deep breathing is crucial to combat depression and anxiety. However, the research was conducted on mice and a study of the same on humans is on its way.

HEALTH March 31, 2017

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