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Heart Disease, Stroke Statistics 2017: Cardiovascular Disease Still Leading Cause Of Death, Reports AHA

The 2017 update of Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics of the American Heart Association confirms that cardiovascular disease is still leading cause of death. The number of deaths attributed to it is expected to rise by 46 percent by 2030.

Health January 30, 2017

Here’s Why Eye Muscles Are Unaffected By ALS

A new research has revealed that some eye muscles have the unique capacity to stay immune from the degenerative disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The crippling disease is known to paralyze voluntary muscles and makes breathing difficult.

Health January 31, 2017

Dentist Faces Court Rap Over Death Of Teen During Wisdom Tooth Removal

A family in Minnesota is now finally filing charges against a dentist for the death of their daughter during routine wisdom tooth removal. It was a change of heart as they have formerly expressed no intention to sue the doctor for malpractice.

Health January 29, 2017

Food Additive Under Review After Study Finds Cancer Links In Animal Study

Titanium dioxide used as food additive to make food whiter and brighter has been linked to carcinogenesis in an animal study. What are other potential health concerns associated with this substance?

Health January 29, 2017

France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills To Tackle Obesity: Should US Follow Suit?

France has banned unlimited refills of sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants and other fast food places, in accordance with the WHO's recommendations. It remains to be seen if the U.S. government implements a similar measure to counter obesity.

Health January 31, 2017

Here’s Why You Get Sick When You Don’t Sleep Enough

A new study by researchers at the UW Medicine Sleep Center has shown that reduced sleep is a health hazard and results in a depressed immune response involving the circulation of white blood cells.

Health January 30, 2017

Researchers Turn To Artificial Intelligence To Reach New, Previously Unachievable Cancer Outcomes

Researchers used an AI-based model to better understand the biophysics of cancer. The machine-learning model successfully completed a task which consisted of identifying reagents capable of generating a unique cancer-like phenotype.

Health January 29, 2017

France Fights Obesity By Banning Unlimited Soda Refills

France has banned unlimited refills of sugary drinks in an attempt to combat obesity. Although the country is not among the ones with the highest obesity rates, the number of obese people has increased over the last few years.

Health January 29, 2017

FDA Confirms Elevated Belladonna Levels In, Warns Against Hyland Homeopathic Teething Products

The FDA has confirmed inconsistent amounts and raised quantities of belladonna in some homeopathic teething tablets, and warns consumers that these products 'pose an unnecessary risk' to children. The agency particularly warns against the use of Hyland's products.

Health January 30, 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Rooted In Vitamin A Deficiency

Alzheimer’s disease typically occurs in old age but now researchers have discovered the neurodegenerative condition may take root earlier when vitamin A deficiency is present during pregnancy or early after birth.

Health January 28, 2017

Researchers Identify Brain Hormone That Triggers Fat Burning

Researchers have identified the brain hormone responsible for triggering the gut’s fat-burning process. Their findings open up new health possibilities as scientists now have another drug target to consider in an effort to facilitate fat burning.

Health January 28, 2017

Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms Can Be Reversed In Mice, Claim Scientists

Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine have found a way to reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The findings have been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Health January 28, 2017

Flu Shots For Dogs: Scientists Develop Vaccines Against Canine Influenza

New vaccines for the prevention of Canine Influenza have been developed by scientists. The new live-attenuated vaccines are more effective in preventing the development and spread of the virus.

Health January 29, 2017

Age Restriction Aimed At Limiting E-Cigarette Use Caused More Pregnant Teens To Smoke Cigarettes

New research has shown that more pregnant teens tend to smoke traditional cigarettes in the aftermath of the e-cigarette regulation. The study suggests a better implementation of the laws in force.

Health January 29, 2017

Fat Shaming Brings Greater Health Risks Than Obesity Itself, Says Study

A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.

Health January 28, 2017

Combining 3 Antibody Drugs Shown Effective In Suppressing HIV

A new research at the Rockefeller University has shown that HIV can be suppressed by combining three antibodies in the treatment. This checks the ability of the virus to escape the immune system and mutate.

Health January 28, 2017

Woman Goes 6 Days Without Lungs In Doctors’ Bid To Save Her Life

Doctors in Canada recall how they were forced to remove a young mother’s lungs for six days while she waited for an organ transplant. The last-ditch procedure is considered a world first.

Health January 28, 2017

More Than 1 In 4 US Adults, Almost 1 In 10 Youth Use Tobacco: Study

Latest findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study suggest that more than one in four adults and almost one in every four teenagers use tobacco.

Health January 28, 2017

New Jersey Giving Parents Free Baby Boxes To Lower Infant Mortality Rate

New Jersey is now the first U.S. state to launch a universal baby box program. How can the program help reduce infant mortality rate?

Health January 27, 2017

Even After Death, Not All Cells Die: Study

A new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Biology looked into the gene expression of recently deceased animals and found that some cells are still active up to 96 hours postmortem.

Health January 28, 2017

Researchers Gain Insight Into How The Brain Perceives Meaning With Help From LSD

Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.

Health January 28, 2017

Human-Animal Hybrid: Scientists Grow Human Cells Inside Pig Embryos

Scientists injected pig embryos with human stem cells to produce animal embryos that contain human cells. What are the dangers and potential benefits of this technology?

Health January 27, 2017

As Early As Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely To Feel Brilliant Than Boys

Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe their gender is poised for brilliance, and they instead tend to veer away from activities that require those smarts. These are some findings of a new study that probes how far back those gender perceptions set in.

Health January 27, 2017

George And Amal Clooney Expecting Twins Thanks To IVF: Here's The Science Behind In Vitro Fertilization

George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, to complete their family. Learn the basic science behind the artificial reproductive technology that made this possible.

Health January 29, 2017

14 New Developmental Disorders In Children Identified

The largest genetic study on children who suffer from rare developmental disabilities identified 14 new disorders. According to the research team, one in every 300 newborns in the United Kingdom suffers from a rare condition caused by a mutation in an already existing genetic disease.

Health January 28, 2017

Majority Of Primary Care Physicians Don’t Support Repealing All Of Obamacare: Survey

According to a survey, most physicians don't support repealing the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. However, many of them would improve the health policy.

Health January 28, 2017

Trump Restricts Funding For US Abortion Services Provided By Foreign Groups: Dutch Counter With Global Abortion Fund

Representatives from the Dutch government have held preliminary discussions addressing the issue of partial abortion banning in the United States. President Trump reinstated the abortion funds in his fourth day of mandate.

Health January 27, 2017

More People Are Dying From Diabetes In The US Than Earlier Thought

Diabetes accounts for 12 percent of the total number of deaths in the United States. This is a number higher than previously thought, raising concerns even more about the disease.

Health January 27, 2017

Drug Compound Found To Halt, Prevent Brain Damage Related To Alzheimer’s Disease

A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says a synthetic molecule can reverse neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by inhibiting the production of tau protein tangles.

Health January 27, 2017

Doctors Pull Out 6-Foot-Long Tapeworm Curled Up Inside Man's Gut

Doctors in India discovered a 6-foot-long tapeworm in a man's gut and extracted it through the patient's mouth. An endoscopy revealed a long tapeworm curled up inside the man's intestines.

Health January 26, 2017

Your Roommate's Genes Can Influence Your Health: Study

A study from the European Bioinformatics Institute explained how the genetic makeup of an individual’s social partner plays a pivotal role in their overall health.

Health January 27, 2017

Smartphones Could Soon Be The First Step To Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Computer scientists from Stanford University set out to produce an AI-driven algorithm for skin cancer, making a database of almost 130,000 skin disease images. They trained the algorithm to visually diagnose cancers like melanoma.

Health January 26, 2017

Mouse Pancreas Grown In Bodies Of Rats Helped Reverse Diabetes

Using stem cells, researchers grew mouse pancreas in bodies of rats and later transplanted the organ into diabetic mouse. The technique offers hope of reversing diabetes and alleviating shortage of donated organs for transplant patients.

Health January 26, 2017

Lesbianism Listed As Condition On North Carolina Woman’s Medical Record

A mother from Indian Trail in North Carolina has discovered something shocking written on her medical chart. The record notes "lesbianism" as a medical condition, prompting her to cry foul.

Health January 26, 2017

Your Brain Shape May Indicate Your Personality Type And Risk For Mental Illness

Brain scans revealed a link between the shape of the brain and personality types. The structure of the brain also hints of risk for mental health problems.

Health January 25, 2017

Cholesterol-Fighting Statins Show Potential As Cancer Treatment

Research has shown that statins, usually used as prescription drug for lowwering cholesterol, could be employed in cancer treatment. While the results are promising, more studies will be carried out to validate this hypothesis.

Health January 26, 2017

Women Who Had Their Periods Early, Don’t Have Children Are At Higher Risk Of Premature Menopause

New research underlined a connection between women whose periods started early and entering menopause prematurely. This connection was observed to be more powerful when women don't have children.

Health January 26, 2017

World Still ‘Grossly Underprepared’ For Outbreaks, Warn Experts

In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak, a research team reviewed major reports discussing key problems and recommendations. According to the paper, the world is "grossly unprepared" to deal with health emergencies of the scale.

Health January 27, 2017

Later School Start Times Could Help Improve Teen Health, Grades, Says Study

Research from Canada suggests that schools starting later in the morning could help children perform better. The study also underlined that most of the teenagers don't sleep as many hours per night as they should.

Health January 27, 2017

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Area Linked To Bipolar Disorder

Through magnetic resonance imaging and an advanced segmentation approach, researchers discovered decreased volumes of subfields of the hippocampus in subjects with bipolar disorder. The hippocampus controls our memories and emotional behavior.

Health January 27, 2017

Potential Tumor-Suppressing Protein Actually Promotes Colon, Breast Cancers

A potential tumor-suppressing protein was linked to the development of a series of common types of cancer. The results of the research could be employed in creating less invasive treatment methods for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.

Health January 26, 2017

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