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High Sodium Intake Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease might want to start cutting down on salt. A new study linked high sodium intake with increased clinical cardiovascular disease risk.

HEALTH May 26, 2016

Genetic Analysis May Help Diagnose, Treat Kids With Mysterious Developmental Delays

Thanks to genetic analysis, Canadian researchers were able to unlock the underlying cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Find out how gene sequencing diagnoses and helps potentially treat these developmental ailments in young patients.

HEALTH May 26, 2016

Global Economic Crisis Tied To 260,000 Additional Cancer Deaths

A new study suggests that unemployment can lead to higher rates of cancer-related deaths. However, this can be mitigated if governments introduce stronger systems for public health.

HEALTH May 26, 2016

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Newest Weapon In War On Zika

The Zika virus is a danger to people around Latin America and the Caribbean. But has it met its match in the same mosquitoes that spread the virus?

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Online Conspiracy Theories May Hurt Efforts To Fight Zika Virus

Conspiracy theories and unscientific claims about Zika virus may hurt future programs involving Zika vaccine. Researchers say online information may mislead the public and render them uninterested in actions that aim to halt the spread of the disease.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

GOP Congressman Admits Using Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

GOP congressman admits to using medical marijuana for arthritis pain. The Republican lawmaker said that for the first time, he was able to get a decent sleep again.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Most Americans Unwilling To Join Clinical Trials

Despite the role of clinical trials in cancer research and advances in disease treatments, many Americans are not willing to enroll in one. A new survey reveals why.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Drink Spiking Is Prevalent Among US University Students: Study

Drink spiking is not a myth. In fact, students in U.S. universities often fall victim to drug lacing while out partying with friends.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Air Pollution Heightens Risk Of Stillbirth During Third Trimester

The plot (and air) thickens. A recent analysis strengthens the alleged link between air pollution and increased stillbirth risks during the 28th week of pregnancy or even later.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

It's OK To Let Babies Cry Themselves To Sleep: Study

Let them cry it out. A new study suggests that letting babies cry themselves to sleep might be a good sleep training method that will not cause long-term emotional problems for both babies and parents.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

France Tightens Rules After Fatal Clinical Drug Trial

French regional authorities will inspect medical centers across the country to ensure they meet the standards for clinical trials. This follows the aftermath of a clinical drug study that went horribly wrong in January wherein one participant died.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Utah Baby Born With Incomplete Skull Defies All Odds

A baby boy born in Utah was diagnosed in-utero to have encephalocele and has low chances of surviving. The baby survived, but is now diagnosed to have cutis aplasia.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

More Young Adults Now Living With Parents Than Partners

Young people are now more likely to live with their parents than with romantic partners. What is driving this change, which is taking place around the world?

HEALTH May 25, 2016

1 in 4 Heart Attack Patients Face Threats Of Heart Failure Within Four Years

Improved treatments boost survival chances of first heart attack patients. Certain health conditions and risk factors, however, up their risks for heart failure.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Nearly Half Of Antidepressants Prescribed To Treat Pain, Anxiety And Insomnia

Antidepressants are being used under off-label purposes such as treating conditions that are not depression-related. Researchers in Canada have determined the extent of off-label prescribing.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Gas-Filled Balloon Pill May Be The Next Big Thing In Obesity Treatment

Gas-filled balloon pill may be the key to obesity treatment, a new study has found. The inflatable pill called Obalon has shown better weight loss outcomes than diet modifications and exercise alone.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Pregnant Smokers Increase Their Baby's Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

Mothers who continue to smoke during pregnancy are putting their child's health in jeopardy. Researchers have found that aside from neurologic and immunologic health problems, children born from mothers who smoke are more likely to develop schizophrenia.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Loss Of Y Chromosome Linked To Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease In Males

Men who lose their Y chromosome as they age are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe that LOY testing, when done on the general population, can significantly reduce male mortality rates.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Healthy Stool Transplant May Cure Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Ulcerative colitis affects thousands of Americans every year. New research suggests that transplanting healthy stool into patients with ulcerative colitis may help alleviate symptoms or even cure the disease.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Baby's Cry Can Change The Way Parents Think

Hearing a baby's cry can reduce the ability of parents to focus on tasks, a new study says. However, findings show that it could also teach adults how to focus their attention more selectively by triggering greater cognitive conflict processing.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Only 5 Percent Of Patients With Advanced Cancer Understand Their Prognosis

A new study highlighted the need for doctors to effectively communicate with their patients the status of their health, treatment process and term of prognosis. Patients, first and foremost, must have an active role in making decisions regarding their health.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

New Study Supports Lawsuit Claims Of Fitbit Inaccuracy

New claims about Fitbit trackers' inaccuracy could raise some pulses and fuel the class-action lawsuit to court. A new study found a 20-beats-per-minute average difference between Fitbit devices and a conventional electrocardiogram.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

More Than 1,100 Sign Up For Trial Of New HIV Drug In Australia

A clinical trial in Australia for the new HIV drug recruits over 1,100 participants. According to doctors, the PrEP drug called Truvada could help in significantly reducing the rates of infection.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Extremely Premature Babies Likely To Have Poorer Health, Wealth Later In Life

Premature babies born with extremely low birth weights have higher chances of developing lifelong health and socioeconomic issues. According to a research these preemies are also more likely to earn less and remain single.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Young Female Cancer Survivors Need More Information On Fertility Preservation

New research reveals that most young female cancer survivors need more information about preserving their fertility before and after treatment. Experts urge for increased reproductive health counseling.

HEALTH May 25, 2016

Scientists Want To Create Part-Human Part-Animal Chimeras To Find Cure For Diseases

A new study by the University of California, Davis explores the potential of developing human-animal chimeras to benefit disease research. Bioethicists, however, say such experiments could end up damaging people's sense of humanity.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Higher BP Fluctuations Linked To Faster Decline In Brain Function

Higher fluctuations in blood pressure may increase the risk of brain function decline, a new study has found. Higher variability in BP readings may signify inconsistent blood flow, which may lead to cognitive problems and other health conditions.

HEALTH May 24, 2016

Antibiotics May Stop Growth Of New Brain Cells

Researchers have discovered that long-term antibiotic treatment could produce adverse effects on memory function. It could also prevent the production of new brain cells in the hippocampus of the brain.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

This Is Why Ovarian Cancer Becomes Resistant To Chemotherapy

The reason why ovarian cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy has been identified by researchers. The discovery may pave the way for more effective treatments for the said cancer.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

New Study Finds GMOs Safe: Why Skeptics Are Not Convinced

A major study has confirmed that GMOs are safe for consumption for both humans and animals. However, skeptics are not easily convinced, with some saying that the recent findings are influenced by biotech companies.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Person Infected With Measles Attends Northern Illinois University Graduation Ceremony

A relative of a graduating student might have exposed other people to measles during the Northern Illinois University graduation ceremony on May 14. The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed it as northern Illinois's first measles case.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Beyond Meat To Start Selling Plant-Based Burger

Beyond Meat starts offering the plant-based burger patty Beyond Burger at a Whole Foods store in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more about this novel product that joins other plant-based meat alternative and is sold alongside actual meat.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Jillian Michaels Disagrees With Study Saying 'The Biggest Loser' Changes Contestants' Metabolism

Jillian Michaels disagrees with a study that says 'The Biggest Loser' changed the metabolism of the contestants. For her, exercising and eating right would never interfere with diet.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

30 Years Of Faulty Dietary Advice Is Dangerous For Fight Against Obesity: Health Charity

A new report by the National Obesity Forum suggests that urging people to adhere to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet is dangerous for the fight against obesity. The report has provoked a backlash in the scientific community.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Puerto Rico Faces Zika Virus Spread Amid Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico is faced with Zika virus spread and an ongoing debt crisis. These two problems may take a toll on the country's tourism industry.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk For Leg And Foot Amputations: FDA

Results of an ongoing clinical trial show a potential danger of using Canagliflozin, which is sold under the brand names Invokana and Invokamet. The diabetes drug has been linked with increased risk for foot and leg amputations.

HEALTH May 23, 2016

Low-Salt Diet Bad For Your Heart? Not So Fast!

Heart disease and stroke may be more common in people on a low-salt diet compared to those who consume moderate levels of sodium, according to a new study. However, this new idea is already generating controversy.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

Bright Light Can Influence Metabolism And Insulin Resistance

Exposure to light sources influences sleep patterns. Now, a new study shows it may also affect metabolism and insulin resistance.

HEALTH May 21, 2016

Patients With HIV Face Limited Access To Cancer Treatment

HIV-infected patients with concurrent cancers are not getting the necessary treatment for their malignancies. Researchers are calling for the creation of a national treatment guideline for HIV patients with cancer.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

New Urine Test Could Detect Lyme Disease Much Faster

Researchers highlight the promising results of a novel urine test for Lyme disease. The diagnostic test seeks to find trace amounts of the Lyme bacteria through a urine sample instead of the antibodies found by current tests.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

Alcohol Intervention Programs Unsuccessful On Fraternity, Sorority Members

Some kids are not all right. A study revealed that alcohol interventions among college fraternity and sorority members were unsuccessful in reducing alcohol consumption rates and its consequences.

HEALTH May 21, 2016

Added Sugar Warning Coming To New Nutrition Labels

After two long decades, updated nutrition labels are coming to prepackaged foods in the United States. What do these changes mean for the average consumer?

HEALTH May 22, 2016

Caregivers Can Benefit From Early Patient Palliative Care

Early integration of palliative care among cancer patients can also benefit family caregivers, a new study has revealed. Caregivers experienced better quality of life and fewer depression symptoms.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

FDA Unveils New Food Label To Help Consumers Make Healthy Choices

The FDA has released a new food label to help people make better health choices. The new Nutrition Facts includes revamps on vitamin and information on 'added sugars.'

HEALTH May 22, 2016

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