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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

Clinic Blames Computer Glitch Amid Complaints From Parents Who Received Identical 3D Ultrasound Images

Soon-to-be moms in Toronto are outraged after having been given identical images of ultrasound sessions by their prenatal imaging clinic. The clinic, however, said the issue was caused by a virus that had infected its printing system.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Cigarettes In UK To Be Sold In Plain Standardized Packaging

It's a huge win for all anti-smoking groups worldwide. A new law in the United Kingdom will have all cigarettes sold in plain, standardized packaging to discourage the purchase of tobacco products and reduce the country's smoking rates.

HEALTH May 22, 2016

Regulators Approve Sale Of Genetically Modified Salmon In Canada

A biotechnology company gained the approval of Health Canada to sell its genetically modified salmon. The regulators found that the nutritional value of the modified fish products is the same as farmed salmons.

HEALTH May 21, 2016

EPA Sets New Health Advisory For Toxic Chemical In Drinking Water

A new EPA advisory set recommended limits for chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid in drinking water. The move came about after growing pressure from health experts and studies showing the effects of toxic chemicals in drinking water.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Unethical Amnesia May Explain Why We Forget Our Bad Behavior

Forgetting unethical actions and practicing dishonesty seem very common. A new study found that unethical amnesia may explain why people tend to forget their bad behavior.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Theranos Voids Thousands Of Edison Blood-Test Results

It's another miss for Theranos, as the Silicon Valley start-up has voided the results of its 2014 to 2015 blood tests conducted on the Edison machines. What are the implications on patients’ health decisions in the last two years?

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Up To 40 Percent Of US Cancer Cases Due To Bad Habits

A new study has found that most cancers can be prevented by sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Researchers are calling on more individuals to use healthy living as a means of cancer prevention.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Teens Who Like To Eat Fatty Foods May Have Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

Teenage girls who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of unsaturated fats tend to have greater breast density, which is linked to a higher breast cancer risk later on.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Yellow Fever Outbreaks In Africa Serious But Not An Emergency: WHO

WHO said on May 19 that the outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a cause of great concern. However, the situation does not constitute a declaration of a public health emergency internationally.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

US House Approves $622.1 Million Zika Funding Bill

U.S. House approved $622.1 million for Zika virus funding. The said approval was released just a day after the Senate also issued its own version of the bill.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Thousands Of Public Pools Set To Close Due To Serious Health Violations: CDC

CDC has reported that thousands of public pools close due to serious health violations. Inspections of swimming pools revealed that these public water venues may pose health risks if operation continues.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Tumor Location May Affect Survival Chances Of Colon Cancer Patients

Why do some colon cancer patients survive longer than the others? A new study found a link between the location of tumor and survival odds.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

FDA Approves New Immunotherapy Medication For Blood, Bladder Cancers

The FDA approved on May 18 two new immunotherapy drugs, including atezolizumab for advanced bladder cancer. These medications are designed to boost the immune system's own ability to find and kill cancer cells.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Amgen Researchers Find Gene That May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

DeCODE genetics, an Amgen-owned company, claimed it has identified a new genetic variant involving the ASGR1 gene, a finding that can reduce heart disease risk by 35 percent.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Woman Announces Pregnancy Using IVF-Related Drugs, Syringes To Show Her Infertility Journey

A woman used IVF treatment drugs to make her pregnancy announcement. She posted an Instagram photo of a onesie alongside vials and syringes to represent her struggle to conceive.

HEALTH May 20, 2016

Fatal Mix Of Drugs May Be Cause Of Prince's Death

Police suspect that a fatal mix of drugs may be the reason for singer Prince's death. Although the investigations are not yet finished, the authorities are particularly interested to see if combination medicines are present in his body.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Infant Bike Helmets Sold at Target Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Infant bike helmets sold at Target have been recalled due to choking hazards. No injuries have been reported so far, but the company wants to ensure the safety of consumers.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Three Out Of 10 Gay Men In Southern Cities Have HIV: Report

A new report has found that HIV frequency rate is most dire among men who have sex with men (MSM) population in southern cities of the U.S. Findings show that three out of 10 gay men are diagnosed with HIV.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Jimmy Carter's Immune Drug Keytruda Helps Cancer Patients Live Three Years Longer

Merck's Keytruda drug was shown in a new study to help about 40 percent of advanced melanoma patients stay alive for three more years. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter used the medication after he was diagnosed with cancer last year.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Will Kill Every 3 Seconds By 2050

Drug-resistant bacteria may kill every 3 seconds by the year 2050, a new report has suggested. The increasing cases of antimicrobial resistance pose serious threats to public health and therefore must be addressed as soon as possible.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

ADHD May Appear During Young Adulthood For Some People, Then Lead To Misdiagnosis

ADHD is a disorder that commonly strikes during childhood, but new research suggests that for some people, it emerges until much later. This late-onset of ADHD may be a distinct disorder altogether, scientists said.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Antimicrobial Agent In Toothpaste, Soap Does Not Impact Our Gut Microbiome: Study

Antimicrobial agent triclosan was found to have no impact on gut microbiome. The antibiotic, which is found in household and personal hygiene products, may cause some changes in oral and gut flora, but nothing major on microbial communities.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Medicine For Epilepsy, Pain Linked To High Risk Of Birth Defects When Taken During Pregnancy

A widely prescribed drug used to treat pain or epilepsy has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects. Researchers gathered data from hundreds of women in different countries.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

South Carolina Bans Abortion After 19 Weeks

South Carolina has passed a bill to ban abortion after 19 weeks of pregnancy. The said bill will hold no exceptions, including pregnancies due to rape or incest.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Woman Dies In Florida Following Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure: What Happened

A woman died in Florida after undergoing a cosmetic surgery called Brazilian butt lift. The cause of death is said to be fat embolism syndrome, wherein the patient developed fat clots.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

In The Age Of IoT, There's A Smart Tampon That Tells You When It's Time To Change

my.Flow is a Bluetooth sensor connected to a traditional tampon to notify a user when it's time to change. Is this smart tampon the menstruation tracking device we need, or do we need one at all?

HEALTH May 18, 2016

A Packed Daily Schedule Is Good For Your Brain

Is your to-do list always filled with seemingly never-ending tasks? A new study reveals a busy lifestyle is actually good for the brain.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

US Senate Approves $1.1 Billion Funding To Fight Zika, But Is It Enough?

The U.S. Senate passed a compromise $1.1 billion fund for fighting the Zika virus, with the White House originally requesting $1.9 billion in emergency funds. Is it enough and appropriate as Zika virus funding?

HEALTH May 18, 2016

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