Toxic Chemicals In Plastic, Air, Food Affect Children's Brain Development

A group of scientists, experts and children's health advocates signed an agreement highlighting the dangers brought on by toxic chemicals in plastic, food and air. They said that these common and widely used chemicals could affect brain development of children.

HEALTH July 3, 2016

Paracetamol May Increase Child’s Future Autism Risk Among Pregnant Women

Women who take paracetamol during their pregnancies could be increasing their child's future autism risk. A new study finds that children exposed to the drug have higher risks of developing autism spectrum symptoms by as much as 30 percent.

HEALTH July 2, 2016

Smartphone Menstrual Cycle Apps Rarely Work, May Cause Unplanned Pregnancy

Many women are using fertility or menstrual mobile apps as a form of contraception instead of a tool to help them conceive. A new study finds that many of these apps are ineffective and can even lead to unplanned pregnancies.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Skin Cancer Rate Among Over 55s Spikes As 'Sun, Sea And Sangria Generation' Seeks The Sun

The older generation is paying the price for their sun-filled holidays years ago. Skin cancer rates among people aged 55 and above spiked dramatically in the past 20 years.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Here Are The Most Expensive Cities To Give Birth In The US

Sacramento is the most expensive city to have a baby through routine vaginal delivery and C-section. A report finds that the cost varies greatly not just from city to city but also from one hospital to another.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Top 10 Leading Causes Of Death In The US: What Is The No. 1 Killer In America?

What are the top 10 leading causes of death in America? A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds heart disease and cancer continue to top the list.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Hundreds Of Clinics In The US Are Selling Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

A federal oversight led to hundreds of companies and clinics offering unapproved stem cell treatments across the United States. These therapies, which offer solutions — from skin aging to spinal cord injuries, could cause serious harm to patients.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Manual Laborers Top List Of Highest US Suicide Rates By Job

Manual laborers such as farmers and lumberjacks topped the list of highest suicide rates by job in the United States, a new federal study has revealed. Researchers say the findings may help industries develop better suicide prevention programs.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Is Eating Raw Cookie Dough Bad For You? Why The FDA Warns Against It

The FDA wants you to stop nibbling on raw cookie dough. The rough ordeal may be linked to a recent outbreak of a sickening bacteria.

HEALTH July 1, 2016

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk In Men

Men who get too much or too little sleep are at higher risk of developing diabetes, new research suggests. This, however, does not apply to women, experts said.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Stem Cell Research May Help ALS Patients, Study Shows Promise But Has Yet to Confirm Benefits

Scientists test the safety of large quantity stem cell injections in 15 ALS patients. The initial findings show promise but have yet to confirm if the therapy benefits patients in the long run.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

More Women Shave Their Pubic Hair For Hygiene But Practice Poses Health Risks: Doctors

To shave or not to shave? Majority of women said they shave down south for hygiene purposes but doctors said shaving, waxing or trimming can aggravate the area and even lead to bacterial growth.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Could Cannabis Fight Against Alzheimer's? Marijuana Ingredient Helps Remove Plaque From Brain Cells

A compound found in marijuana may help remove plaques from brain cells that signify Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings may someday lead to treatments for the debilitating brain disorder.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Eating Butter Does Not Increase Risk For Heart Disease: Study

Butter has long been considered as bad for the health because of its saturated fats. Now, new research reveals that butter should neither be antagonized nor considered as the road to good health.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Heart Problem Behind Many Sudden Deaths Among Minority Athletes

The rate of sudden cardiovascular death among athletes belonging to minority groups is five times higher than those of whites. Many of these cases are due to a genetic heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Electronic Health Records Contribute To Major Burnout And Stress For Doctors

Having to deal with electronic health records may be contributing to the burnout and stress that most doctors experience, new research suggests. They spend more time on clerical tasks than their peers.

HEALTH June 30, 2016

Future Beyond Cancer: What Makes Biden's Cancer Moonshot A Massive Breakthrough?

Cancer Moonshot 2020, a national initiative led by VP Joe Biden, aims to double the rate of progress in cancer research and ultimately put an end to the disease. But what makes it a real game changer?

HEALTH June 29, 2016

This New Technology Could Deliver Drugs And Nanoparticles To Brain Injuries

A new technology based on peptides may help doctors deliver drugs to injured brains areas without invasive means. The procedure could assist patients of traumatic brain injuries such as mild concussions.

HEALTH June 29, 2016

These Microbes Are Your Companions On The Boston Subway: Study

Every time you ride the T, you are accompanied by thousands of microbes and germs. New research suggests that these tiny microorganisms are not as dangerous as you think.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Super Bacteria Found In Rio Olympics Venues: Should Tourists, Athletes Be Worried?

Scientists in Brazil have found super bacteria CRE in the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, where Olympic games are set to take place. The superbug can cause gastrointestinal, pulmonary and bloodstream infections.

HEALTH July 7, 2016

FDA Approves Gilead Drug That Can Treat All Forms Of Hepatitis C Virus

FDA green-lighted the first drug that can treat all major forms of the viral disease hepatitis C. How effective is Gilead's Epclusa and how much does it cost?

HEALTH June 29, 2016

Marijuana-Derived Drug Effective In Treating Rare Form Of Epilepsy

Once again, GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex drug has been found to be effective in treating the symptoms of a rare form of childhood epilepsy. The company hopes the drug will be approved by the FDA soon.

HEALTH June 29, 2016

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Make Better Grades In School: Experts

Play and exercise improve learning and boost brain power in school kids. An international panel of experts says time-out exercise or physical activities in school can help improve academic performance, promote core values and develop important life skills.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Diet Pepsi Classic Brings Back Sweetener Aspartame Despite Health Concerns

Pepsi replaced aspartame in its Diet Pepsi last year due to the sweetener's cancer link. What prompted the beverage company to reintroduce the controversial ingredient?

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Teen Health Checks Should Include Screenings For Suicide Risks: Pediatricians

Leading pediatrician group in the United States urges doctors to include suicide risks screenings during routine health checks among teenagers. The recommendation follows the recent information that suicide is now the second-leading cause of adolescent deaths.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Dramatic Inequality Among World's Richest, Poorest Children: 69 Million Will Die Of Preventable Causes, Says UNICEF

A UNICEF report has found that around 69 million children will die from preventable causes by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed. Half of the deaths could occur in sub-Saharan Africa communities before the children even turn 5.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Disease Type May Dictate Quality Of End-Of-Life Care: Study

Patients suffering from dementia or cancers may receive more end-of-life care compared with people dying from other diseases. Findings suggest that illness type may dictate the quality of care dying patients receive.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

This Is How Dogs Help Detect Diabetes In Patients

Here's another reason why dogs are wonderful: new research affirms that dogs can be trained to help detect diabetes in patients. The secret lies in their superior sense of smell.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Is Inflammation Causing Period Pain, Mood Changes And Bloating?

Every month, millions of women across the world suffer from premenstrual symptoms such as cramps, mood changes and bloating. A new research suggested that chronic inflammation may be to blame for the condition.

HEALTH June 28, 2016

Many Americans Clueless About Chemicals Present In Cigarette Smoke

Cigarette smoking remains to be a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but a new survey revealed many Americans are clueless about the chemicals present in cigarette smoke and tobacco products. Many of these are toxic and carcinogenic.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Hot Climate Lead To Less Self-Control, More Violence: Study

The combination of a hot climate and less variation in temperatures result in faster life strategy and less focus. This contributes to increased aggression and violence, researchers revealed.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Is Extra-Hot Coffee Or Tea Bad News For Your Health?

Is a very hot cup of coffee or beverage a cause for concern, particularly with the links of high-temperature drinks to esophageal cancer? Here's what the IARC and other experts know so far.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Can Smartphone Use Lead To Vision Loss? What You Need To Know About 'Transient Smartphone Blindness'

Regularly using your smartphone in the dark may result in a condition called 'transient smartphone blindness,' new research suggests. Here's what you need to know about it.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Second In Two Weeks: Another Texas Man Infected With Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Barely two weeks after the right leg of Brian Parrott from Houston was amputated, a man from Buda in Texas fights for his life after contracting flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus at the beach.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Are You Naughty Or Nice? Scientists Use Mathematical Model To Understand Why

Some people are genetically wired to be nice despite living side to side with opposites who seem to exploit such niceness. Scientists developed a mathematical model to understand how some people evolve to become nice while others stay nasty.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

State Laws Have Little Effect On Opioid Overdose Among Disabled Workers: Study

Opioid-related state laws have little effect on misuse and overdose cases among disabled Medicare beneficiaries. Report findings suggest that laws passed between 2006 and 2012 failed to address the fundamental pain and isolation that lead many Americans toward opioid abuse.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Babies With Genetically Low Birth Weight More Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes In Later Life

Babies born with genetically low birth weight have increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. This is the first research to analyze the possible causal association between type 2 diabetes risk and low birth weight.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Effects Of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful To Children

Parents often push their kids to excel in school in pursuit of good grades. However, new research suggests that this type of parenting may be harmful to children. How does it affect youngsters?

HEALTH June 26, 2016

Electric Shocks Reduce Fats In Chocolate, Make Treat Healthier

Sending electric shocks to cocoa particles improves the flow of liquid chocolate without the need for extra cocoa butter. The process can reduce chocolate's fat content by up to 20 percent.

HEALTH June 26, 2016

US National Whitewater Center Suspends Whitewater Activities After Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen

Officials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center will have to rethink their facility's water testing and regulation after a single-celled, brain-eating amoeba took the life of an 18-year-old woman.

HEALTH June 26, 2016

The Hotter The Girl, The Less Likely Men Will Want To Wear Condom: Study

In what may come as a surprise to someone out there, scientists have confirmed that guys are less inclined to want to wear condoms during casual sex when they're really attracted to their hook up.

HEALTH June 27, 2016

Supreme Court Verdict: Refusing Breathalyzer Is A Crime

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 set limits on both law enforcers and motorists in an effort to ensure safety from drunk driving and personal privacy. Refusing a machine breath test is now considered a misdemeanor.

HEALTH June 25, 2016

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