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Lyme Disease Control: What To Do After A Tick Bite

With Lyme disease concerns growing, it’s important to understand which ticks carry the disease and which areas are more at risk for housing them. Here’s what to do if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a Lyme-infested tick.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Donates Her Milk To Babies In Need After Losing Her Own Child

A woman from Utah decided to donate her breast milk to those in need after her six-week-old child died. The woman already donated over 4,000 ounces.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Asthma Risk High Among Kids With Moms Short On Vitamin E

Children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels bear a higher risk of asthma and require medication in early years. In mothers, the problem is accentuated by the shortage of alpha-tocopherol that comes from sunflower and safflower oils.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

HEALTH March 9, 2017

Components In Soy Products Slow Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells, New Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that components in dietary soy products are quite beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study suggests that it also lowers the growth rate of breast cancer cells.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Tasty Allies in Battling Weight Gain: 8 Common Superfoods That Burn Fat Right Off You

Committing to a carefully planned diet may not be enough to ensure weight loss unless you pay close attention to your metabolism. Make sure to include these food items in your meal plan to boost your fat burn.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

How To Age Gracefully: Lifestyle Changes That Keep You Looking Young

If beauty is only skin deep, then the best way to preserve your youth is to take care of your epidermis. Study suggests that sleep, exercise, and sunscreen could shave 10 years off your appearance.

HEALTH March 7, 2017

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Zika Virus: Disease In Canadian Travelers More Common Than Expected

A study was conducted to examine the widespread Zika virus, an infectious mosquito-borne disease. Researchers found that the disease was more common among Canadian travelers than previously expected.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Gene Variants Linked To Fatal Gallbladder Cancer, New Study Finds

A recent study suggests that several gene variants can develop gallbladder cancer in many individuals. The revelation was asserted by comparing the genetic features of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Does Your Child Suffer From A Migraine? Novel Treatment Provides Relief For Kids

Researchers have revealed that the use of SPG blocks can effectively treat migraines in teens and young children. This novel treatment does not involve the use of needles and has long-term benefits.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Starting Periods At An Early Age Associated With Diabetes During Pregnancy

Women whose menstrual cycle started at 11 years or less may develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Weight control management may help lower the risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Here’s How Google’s AI Helps Detect Cancer Via Deep Learning

Google has trained algorithms using the deep-learning approach GoogLeNet to match or exceed a pathologist’s performance in breast cancer diagnosis. Learn the potential of the technology in speedier, more accurate cancer detection.

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Bird Flu Strain Detected In Tennessee Farm Under Tyson Foods Contract

A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

HEALTH March 6, 2017

New Breathalyzer That Measures Fat-Loss Is Now Available In Seattle

A breathalyzer that measures fat loss is now available in Seattle. The device’s ability to detect the burning of fats helps to monitor the effectiveness of a nutrition and fitness regimen.

HEALTH March 5, 2017

In Depth: How Sickle Cell Anemia Was Cured With Genetic Engineering, According To Doctors

For the first time, doctors have claimed that sickle cell anemia is curable with gene therapy. Doctors at the Necker Children's Hospital in Paris, who treated a teenager with the blood disorder, claimed complete cure after gene therapy.

HEALTH March 5, 2017

CDC Report Highlights Rise In Number Of Children Getting Sick For Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers make it more convenient to keep bacteria at bay but easy access to the alcohol-based product has also led to a spike in ingestion, which puts children’s health at serious risk.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Vaccination Saved Millions Of Lives In US Between 1963 And 2015

A new study reveals that vaccination has saved millions of lives in the U.S. from 1963 to 2015. Approximately 200 million cases of several diseases were prevented in the country in the same duration due to vaccination.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Cocoa, Caffeine Go Together To Boost Attention, Ease Anxiety, Says Study

Separately, cocoa and caffeine have benefits but researchers have shown that combining the two also produces positive health effects. Looks like those who love their mocha lattes are on to something!

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Pee In Swimming Pools: Can Amount Of Urine Present In Pool Water Make You Sick?

The artificial sweetener ACE helped researchers determine how much pee is present in swimming pools. Are there health hazards to worry about when you swim in pools with urine?

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Subway Disputes Canadian Report Alleging Products Are Only 50 Percent Chicken

Subway disputes reports by Canadian TV show 'Marketplace' that its products are only 50 percent chicken. The company executive fired back saying the allegation is '100 percent wrong.'

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Oball Rattle: Nearly 700000 Baby Rattles Recalled By Kids II Due To Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has directed that Kids II recall its Oball rattles due to chiking hazards. The plastic disc located outside the ball can break down causing the beads to release, posing a serious threat to young children.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Recalled As People Hospitalized With E. Coli

The SoyNut Butter Co, has voluntarily issued a recall for the I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter after people were hospitalized due to E. coli. Nearly 12 people, primarily children, have been hospitalized in five U.S. states.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

H7N9 Bird Flu Cases On The Rise In China, CDC Working On Vaccine

The CDC has shared that a sudden surge in cases of H7N9 strain of bird flu has been reported in China. The CDC is now reportedly working on the vaccine to eradicate this large epidemic wave.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

150 Health Advocates Raise Awareness On Kidney Disease In Washington DC Summit

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 90 percent of more than 26 million adults in America are unaware they have kidney disease. For this reason, 150 advocates will convene in Washington D.C. to raise awareness.

HEALTH March 5, 2017

MIT Predicts 1,200 Premature Deaths In Europe Due To Excess Emissions From German Cars

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predict that 1,200 people in Europe are likely to die early due to excess emissions from Volkswagen cars sold between 2008 and 2015. These were the cars found to have been installed with 'defeat devices.'

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Artificial Embryo: How Researchers Engineer Life In A Petri Dish

The world’s first embryo grown in a lab offers groundbreaking insight into early embryonic development, with unparalleled potential in reproductive medicine. This breakthrough may pave the way for advancements in IVF and stem cell therapy.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Study Shows Exercise Provides Relief Against Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise has always been good for the health. Now, researchers are saying it’s also more effective at providing patients with relief against cancer-related fatigue compared with medication.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Hearing Loss In Americans Expected To Double By 2060, Reveals New Study

Hearing loss in Americans is anticipated to see a rapid rise by 2060. The condition is expected to double in the next five decades and is caused due to exposure to loud noises.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Shares Story Of Losing Baby After He Accidentally Starved

Jillian Johnson, a mother who decided to breastfeed her son Landon, shares the story of his death after he accidentally starved. 'Breast is best, but follow with the bottle,' she says.

HEALTH March 4, 2017

Planned Parenthood Advocates Urge Legislators To Protect Women's Access To Health Care

New York and Washington-based women's health advocates sat down with legislators to share their stories and urge lawmakers to stop the administration's plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Labiaplasty, Lip Reduction Surgery On The Rise In The US

Lip reduction procedures, labiaplasty, and breast augmentation enjoyed year-on-year growth in cosmetic surgeries in 2016. New figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reflect current plastic surgery trends.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Parents File Charges Over 14-Month-Old Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

The parents of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn who died after a dental procedure in North Austin have filed a lawsuit against the dentist, an anesthesiologist, and the dentist office. Learn more details about the alleged dental malpractice.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Smart Condom Tracks Performance, Warns Against STIs: Another Privacy Threat On Hand?

The world's first smart condom that can record intercourse variables and possibly detect STIs is set to be released some time in 2017. Is there a potential privacy threat to this bedroom wearable?

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Teenager's Sickle Cell Disease Reversed With Help Of Gene Therapy

A teenage boy's sickle cell disease was reversed after gene altering therapy. While still not considered a cure, scientists are optimistic about the new therapy's merits in the search for a cure.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Obamacare: Republicans Keep Draft Of Affordable Care Act Replacement Under Wraps

House GOP leaders were reportedly ready with their new Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill but kept it under wraps. It was made available on Thursday to House Energy and Commerce Committee members and staff for reading only but no one was allowed to have a copy.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Researchers May Have Found Potential Treatment For Incurable Kidney Disease

Researchers have found a potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease, an incurable genetic disorder. Currently, approximately 600,000 in the United States suffer from this disease .

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Children Who Watch Too Much TV May Face Lower School Readiness: Study

Parents who worry that their children are watching too much TV may find their concerns justified when it comes to the impact on academic skills. More than two hours of screen time proved to affect school readiness in kindergartens.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

How To Unfreeze Cryopreserved Organs: New Technology Thaws Heart, Kidneys With Minimal Risk Of Tissue Damage

A major scientific breakthrough promises to revolutionize cryopreservation and make organs readily available to patients. The technology minimizes the damage associated with unfreezing cryopreserved tissue.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Colorectal Cancer: 'Very, Very Subtle' Signs And Symptoms To Heed

In light of new findings that more Gen Xers and millenials are getting colorectal cancers, what signs and symptoms should one look for? Quite subtle ones, according to experts who remind about common indicators of the disease.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Probiotic Combination May Ease Allergy Symptoms: Study

Allergy season is soon to befall us. With that, a new study found that a certain probiotic combination may be effective in alleviating symptoms of mild seasonal allergies.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Roche Breast Cancer Drug Shows Positive Results In Clinical Trials

A clinical trial was conducted to test the results of Roche drugs on breast cancer patients. The trial with the drug combo showed positive results on the patients and was quite successful.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Facebook, Twitter Push For Healthy Social Media Use: What This Means For Users' Well Being

Facebook and Twitter announced the adoption of bold moves to foster a healthier social media experience. What could this mean for their users' well being?

HEALTH March 5, 2017

Other Mosquito Species Could End Up Carrying Zika Virus

The Zika virus has become a major public health concern, especially since studies reveal even more species of mosquitoes than previously thought can transmit the disease. Studies identify 26 additional vector species, seven of which occur in the continental United States.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

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