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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

New York Senate Outlines Plan To Combat Heroin, Opioid Abuse

The New York State Senate has unveiled its recommendations on how to address heroin and opioid abuse in the state. The proposals include suggestions from doctors, addiction experts, law enforcement and even victims of drug addiction and their families.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Potatoes Could Lead To High Blood Pressure: Study

Potatoes can raise blood pressure, according to a new study. You may be surprised which form is the healthiest.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Four Common Surgical Procedures Much Safer, Cheaper In Rural Critical Access Hospitals Than In Cities

Common surgical procedures are found to be much safer and cheaper in rural hospitals than in city counterparts, a new study has revealed. The findings confirm what rural surgeons have long suspected.

HEALTH May 19, 2016

Magic Mushroom Curbs Symptoms Of Depression: Could It Revolutionize Treatment?

A psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms has been found to lift depression in volunteers. Could this drug revolutionize treatment?

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Decision-Makers For Critically Ill Patients Hold Overly Optimistic Beliefs About Prognosis

Decision-makers of critically ill patients have overly optimistic beliefs when it comes to prognosis, a new study has found. While this may have benefits, being overly positive may result in more invasive treatments, which may increase suffering.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Drinking Red Wine May Reverse Effects Of Unhealthy Diet

Red wine lovers may have another reason to celebrate. The benefits of resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in grape skins, have been revealed in a new study.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Teen Poisoning Cases In The UK On The Rise Because Of Heavy Drinking Among Girls

Teen poisoning cases surged in the UK because of heavy drinking. The rates were particularly high among teenage girls and young women, especially the ones living in the UK's poorest areas.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

This Wearable Monitor May Help Detect 'Masked' Hypertension

Around-the-clock blood pressure monitoring through the use of a wearable device may help spot 'masked' hypertension, a new study revealed. The study may help patients pay closer attention to their BP levels.

HEALTH May 17, 2016

Minimally Invasive Coil Implant May Improve Breathing Of Lung Patients

Researchers have developed a new minimally invasive therapy that can help improve the exercise ability and overall quality of life of some lung patients. The treatment involves inserting small metal coils into the lungs of patients.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Scientists Find Protein That May Prevent Miscarriages

A new study discovers a protein that can potentially prevent miscarriages and other pregnancy complications. Understanding early embryo development can enhance existing interventions in the fight against repetitive miscarriages.

HEALTH May 18, 2016

Engaging In Physical Activity May Lower Risk For 13 Cancers

Individuals who have an active lifestyle are less likely to develop 13 cancers. Having at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week already shows significant results.

HEALTH May 17, 2016

Heart Attacks Are Silent Killers, Target Women More Than Men

Silent heart attacks account for nearly half of all heart attacks. While men are at higher risk to suffer from it, women were found to die from it.

HEALTH May 17, 2016

What Happens When Kids Hear Their Mom's Voice? The Brain Lights Up

A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.

HEALTH May 17, 2016

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