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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea On The Rise: Are You At Risk Of Drug-Resistant STD?

WHO has warned of rising cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea amid declining use of condom and inadequate treatments. Who are the people most likely to get infected with this drug-resistant sexually transmitted infection?

HEALTH July 10, 2017

Gene Editing-Technique Can Help Identify CRISPR Mistakes

CRISPR is a significant gene editing tool that allows for the editing or manipulation of the genetic code, but it still has its flaws. CHAMP is the new development that can help CRISPR to be more accurate.

HEALTH July 2, 2017

Brain-Eating Amoeba Detected In Two Water Systems In Louisiana

Two water systems in Louisiana tested positive for the presence of the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. Authorities remind the pubic that the tap water is safe for drinking, but must be prevented from entering the nose.

HEALTH July 1, 2017

Breastfeeding For More Than 2 Years Places Children At Higher Risk Of Dental Cavities

Children who were breastfed for over two years are more at risk of developing severe dental cavities. Prolonged nighttime feeding and the composition of human milk may also be contributing factors.

HEALTH July 1, 2017

PPI Heartburn Drugs Linked To Increased Risk Of Early Death: Should You Stop Taking These Medicines?

PPI drugs, which are used to treat heartburn and reduce stomach acid, are linked to higher risk of early death. Does this mean that people who take these medications should stop using them?

HEALTH July 5, 2017

4th Of July Celebration Fireworks May Trigger PTSD In Veterans

People usually enjoy festive 4th of July fireworks, but not everyone can enjoy it. Combat veterans tend to suffer from painful memories triggered by fireworks.

HEALTH July 1, 2017

Study Reveals Chocolate May Improve Immediate Cognitive Performance

A review of the current literature shows chocolate’s potential to improve cognitive performance. Studies show both short- and long-term benefits related to flavanols from coca products.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Fentanyl Spill At Police Station Prompts Changes To Drug Evidence Repackaging Procedures

Two people were transporting drug evidence when fentanyl leaked through a box. The incident became a hazmat situation and prompted GBI's Crime Lab to modify current procedures for repackaging and returning drug evidence.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Charlie Gard's Story: Parents Spend Last Few Hours With Terminally Ill Baby After European Court Rejects Intervention

After fighting to send Baby Charlie to the United States for an experimental treatment, parents Chris and Connie are spending the last few hours with their son before his life support gets removed.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Blacks, Asians And Latinos At Higher Risk For Early Death Due To Air Pollution

Particulate matter known to cause cardiovascular conditions are more dangerous to seniors who belong to minority groups and are poor. Here's why these people are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Placenta Pills Blamed For Oregon Baby’s Dangerous Infection

Placenta consumption is believed to aid in a new mother’s recovery and help prevent postpartum depression through its nutrients. But it's now blamed for strep infection in a newborn in Oregon.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Rat Lungworm Parasite Spreads Across Florida: Here's How You Can Get Infected

Researchers find rat lungworm infection in five out of 18 counties in Florida. Find out why humans are just accidental carriers of the disease, and how you can prevent being infected.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Brain-Invading Parasite That Can Cause Meningitis Now In Florida, Thanks To Climate Change

The rat lungworm parasite that can cause potentially deadly meningitis has been found in Florida. Here are the five counties where researchers detected the presence of the parasite in snails and rats.

HEALTH June 29, 2017

Ohio City Proposal For Opioid Abuse: No One Will Help On Third Drug Overdose Call

Responding to drug overdose calls costs money and other resources. A councilman in Middletown City in Ohio proposed a controversial solution for drug addicts who keep overdosing opioids.

HEALTH June 30, 2017

Maximum Life Span: No Known Limit To How Long Humans Can Live, Scientists Say

Is human life span limitless? Researchers who studied the longest-living people from different parts of the world said that there is no evidence that backs up the idea of a longevity limit.

HEALTH June 29, 2017

Air Pollution Level Considered Safe May Still Cause Early Death

Air pollution levels far below federal standards can still cause premature death, highlighting the importance of aiming for cleaner air. Reducing the level of fine particulate matter can save thousands of lives.

HEALTH June 29, 2017

New Fentanyl Strains Resistant To Opioid Overdose Antidote Narcan

Naloxone, more popularly known as Narcan, can help bring back people from overdose. Two new strains of highly potent fentanyl, acrylfentanyl, and tetrahydrofuran are likely resistant to this drug.

HEALTH June 29, 2017

Kenya Becomes First African Nation To Test Generic HIV/AIDS Drug

Kenya is the first African country to get a generic version of dolutegravir, the current first-line drug for people living with HIV. Experts also highlight the continuing importance of antiretroviral therapy in tackling HIV/AIDS.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

1 In 3 Dogs And Cats In US Are Overweight: Study

A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Painless 'Microneedle' Patches Work As Well As Flu Injections

Researchers have developed new microneedle patches that can administer flu vaccines without the pain of using regular shots. People can simply press the patches on their skin and wait for the vaccine to be absorbed by their bodies.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Health Problems Linked To Cosmetics And Haircare Products Underreported

The number of health problems linked to use of cosmetics and hair care products has increased, but researchers think cases are underreported. FDA investigation revealed one company received more than 21,000 complaints about its haircare products.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

What This Viral Photo Of Child With Rare Disorder’s Expensive Hospital Bill Says About TrumpCare

A mother whose son was hospitalized for a rare disorder has shared a photo of his astronomical medical bills on Twitter. The viral photo shows the grave implications that repealing and replacing ObamaCare would have on Americans.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

80-Year-Old Woman Gets Attacked By Rabid Bobcat, Needed Up To 60 Body Stitches

80-year-old Elsie Dabrowski from Sunapee, New Hampshire, has suffered bobcat mauling in her own garden. Know what to do and how to stay safe from animal attacks, particularly with rabid ones.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Monsanto's Weed Killer Roundup May Get Cancer Warning Label

Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.

HEALTH June 28, 2017

Older Fathers Likely To Have Geekier Sons: Study

Geekiness is higher in boys whose dads were older than 35 years old when they were conceived, study suggests. Children with older fathers also scored better on STEM exams.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Pharmacy Head Faces Up To 35 Years In Prison For 2012 Meningitis Outbreak

Former Massachusetts pharmacy head Barry Cadden is set to receive sentencing for his role in the 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak. Cadden was convicted by a Boston federal jury in March of racketeering and fraud.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Here's Why Coconut Oil Does Not Deserve A Bad Rap

Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Airborne Fungal Toxins From Wallpaper Pose Serious Health Risk To Homeowners

Researchers have warned about the dangers posed by molds and fungi often found growing on the walls of homes. These organisms can release toxins that can trigger severe allergic reactions in humans and animals.

HEALTH June 26, 2017

Overhill Farms Recalls 54,000 Lbs Of Frozen Chicken Bites After Bones Were Found Inside

USDA warns of possible bone contamination in frozen chicken products for toddlers. Here are the Yummy Spoonfuls products shipped nationwide that are affected by the recall.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Oklahoma Doctor Charged With 5 Counts Of Murder After Prescribing High Amounts Of Opioids To Patients

The Oklahoma Attorney General has filed charges against a Midwest City doctor after several of her patients died because of opioid drug overdose. The victims had dangerously high toxicity levels as a result of taking multiple controlled substances.

HEALTH June 24, 2017

FDA Approves Portola Drug Betrixaban For Blood Clot Prevention

The Food and Drug Administration has approved betrixaban for preventing blood clotting among patients with deep vein thrombosis. The oral treatment is the first extended duration treatment for hospitalized acutely ill patients.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Researchers Identify Which Animal Is The Most Likely To Spread Diseases

Scientists have identified which specific mammals are the most likely source of animal-to-human diseases. They also mapped out different areas of the world where these animals are located to find out where potential outbreaks could occur.

HEALTH June 24, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Texas Mom Arrested After Intentionally Shutting Two Toddlers Inside Hot Car

Two children died after accidentally getting locked inside a hot car in May. Investigators found that their mother was actually responsible for their untimely demise.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

NASA Reviews Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site issues an apology after NASA denies one of its claims. There is no spacesuit component in its healing stickers, after all.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Experts Find 3 Things That Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

Pharmacy Faces Federal Charges After Selling Drugs That Sickened Newborns

The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana-based pharmacy are facing criminal charges over the sale of adulterated drugs. The case against the two includes the fraudulent acts that they allegedly committed to cover up their adulterated products’.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

Wellness Sticker Promoted By Gwyneth Paltrow's Brand Not Made Of NASA Material: Other Goop Claims Debunked By Experts

The wellness sticker posted on Goop is not made of astronauts' spacesuit material, NASA said. This is not the first time a product promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand gets debunked by experts.

HEALTH June 27, 2017

Yemen Now Faces Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World

Yemen faces cholera epidemic that has so far killed more than 1,300 people. Cases may climb to 300,000 by the end of August given the factors that contribute to the disease's ability to spread in the war-torn country.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

Librarians Learn To Use Narcan As Libraries See Increase In Drug Addicts Who Overdose On Opioids

The opioid epidemic in the United States have become so bad, librarian in at least three cities now learn how to treat drug addicts who overdose with Narcan. One librarian has saved at least six people since April.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

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