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Antibiotics Can Reduce Breastfeeding Benefits In Babies: Study

Breastfeeding is good for babies but not when taken in conjunction with antibiotics. Prescribing antibiotics to infants reduces the health benefits they can get from their mother's milk, which carries lifelong consequences.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

Not-So-Wholesome Products From Whole Foods? FDA Slams Whole Foods For 'Serious Violations'

The FDA has warned Whole Foods regarding several instances of food safety violations that inspectors found in the company's Massachusetts facility. Violations include failing to sanitize food preparation surfaces and placing food near dirty dishes.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

Effects Of Antiobiotics On Your Baby's Microbiome: How Antibiotic Treatment Changes Your Baby's Gut Microbiome

Many scientists are concerned about the effects of C-section and antibiotic treatments to the gut microbiome of newborn infants. Now, two new studies reveal how both could affect your baby.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

New Compression Collar May Help Save Athletes Lives: How Specifically Designed Compression Collar Can Help Prevent Brain Injuries

A new compression collar designed specifically to protect athletes from head-to-head collision has been found to be effective in reducing devastating impact. The wearable collar is a 'game-changer' in helping athletes.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

At Least 650 Dialysis Patients Possibly Exposed To Hepatitis B At Seattle Hospital

Virginia Mason Hospital is contacting at least 650 dialysis patients who may have been exposed to hepatitis B over the past five years. The problem stems from lapses in screening procedures.

HEALTH June 19, 2016

Can Drinking Coffee Cause Cancer? WHO Says Only If Beverage Is Drunk At Very Hot Temperature

WHO reversed its 1991 warning that coffee is a possible carcinogen. Drinking the beverage and other hot liquids at very high temperature, however, may still cause cancer of the esophagus.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

Adequate Intake Of Folic Acid During Pregnancy Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

Proper folate levels during pregnancy can prevent childhood obesity, especially among the children born to obese mothers. Adequate intake of folic acid can provide long-term protection to the unborn child.

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Kellogg's Voluntarily Recalls Keebler, Famous Amos Cookies For Possible Undeclared Peanut Residue

Where have all the cookies - and snacks - gone? Kellogg Company announced the voluntary recall of several products due to possible undeclared peanut residue, following the wheat flour recall of its supplier Grain Craft.

HEALTH June 16, 2016

Can Charlie Sheen-Endorsed LELO HEX Condoms Be A Game Changer In STD Prevention?

The 'condom of the future' is here and Charlie Sheen is endorsing it. Will the innovative LELO HEX condom be a game changer in sexual health and help prevent HIV?

HEALTH June 16, 2016

This New FDA-Approved Weight Loss Device Pumps Food Out Of Your Tummy [Video]

A new surgical weight loss device can help obese patients lose 30 percent of the consumed calories 30 minutes after every meal. The AspireAssist device is designed for obese patients who have failed to lose weight despite various methods except surgery.

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Beyoncé Supports Flint Water Crisis Relief Efforts, Helps Raise More Than $82,000 For Victims

Beyoncé helps raise over $82,000 for the Flint residents who are still suffering from the city's lead-contaminated water supply. Parkwood Entertainment also presented 'college gifts' to several high school students in Detroit where the check presentation was held.

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Just 15 Minutes Of Exercise May Extend Life Span

In a new French study, just 15 minutes of physical fitness in elderly individuals translated to reduced mortality risk. Who says low exercise levels are useless?

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Qsymia Dominates Among Weight Loss Drugs In Slashing 5 Percent Of Body Weight

Qsymia emerged as the top-performing among FDA-approved and over-the-counter weight loss drugs in a new meta-analysis. The drug proved to be the best in slashing 5 percent of body weight among overweight or obese individuals.

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Taking Instagram Photos Makes You Enjoy The Moment More, Study Says

A new study has found that people who took pictures of the moments they were in were happier and enjoyed the moments more than those who did not.

HEALTH June 15, 2016

Over Half Of Patients Prescribed With Opioid Painkillers Receive Extra, Many Share Them

Patients are getting more opioid painkillers than what they really need, a new study found. Many share their opioid medications with others and do not receive adequate information on how to properly store and dispose of them.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Air Pollution Could Increase Mental Illness Risk In Children

Researchers find a link between an increase in air pollution rates and the surge in children's mental illness. Alarmingly, the link persists even in countries with relatively low air pollution levels such as Sweden.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

What Would CDC Do When Zika Virus Hits The US? Send Rapid-Response Teams

The CDC will send rapid-response teams to communities in the mainland and Hawaii when the mosquito-borne Zika virus starts transmitting locally, even if there's only one confirmed case. These teams will help monitor cases and perform lab tests, among other things.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Liraglutide Safely Lowers Cardiovascular Risk By 13 Percent In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

After almost four years of clinical trials, a study on liraglutide has finally concluded. Results showed that the injectable drug can reduce cardiovascular risk by 13 percent in patients with type 2 diabetes, without any serious adverse effects.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Blood Pressure Spikes Don't Always Need Emergency Room Care

Blood pressure elevation does not always require an emergency room visit. Patients who have high blood pressure can be managed and treated as an outpatient.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

US Will Invest $200 Million To Reduce Organ Transplant Wait List

The U.S. government announced a $200 million investment for reducing the long wait list of organ transplant patients. The government will work with private organizations to increase the number of organ donor registrations.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Here's How Much Sleep Your Child Should Get

An expert panel has released the first sleep guideline for children and teens. Experts believe that having enough hours of sleep is important in ensuring the best health for kids.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Eating At Least Four Servings Of Whole Grains Increases Life Span: Study

Harvard researchers analyzed long-term studies and found a link between whole grain consumption and mortality rates. Consumption of at least four servings of whole grains daily reduces death risk significantly.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Study Finds Link Between Kids Exposed To Domestic Violence And Suicide Attempts

New research suggests that adults who were exposed to domestic violence when they were kids are more likely to attempt suicide. Experts advise professionals to consider a wider range of interventions.

HEALTH June 14, 2016

Vaping Teens More Likely To Become Regular Cigarette Smokers: Study

Researchers from the University of Southern California have found that teens who puffed e-cigarettes at least once are more likely to use regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes were initially proposed as a means of weaning off smokers.

HEALTH June 13, 2016

Experimental Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug Offers Hope For Young Cancer Patients

An experimental drug is giving hope to patients suffering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, an aggressive type of blood cancer. In a successful phase 1 trial, the drug nivolumab delivered 'considerable' reductions in the tumors of about 66.3 percent of the patients.

HEALTH June 13, 2016

Child-Friendly Summer: What's The Best Sunscreen For Kids?

The latest EWG sunscreen report reveals the 22 best sunscreen lotions for kids. The top choices were made out of 750 sunscreen brands, with specific focus this year on those marketed for children.

HEALTH June 13, 2016

Changes In Population, Climate Could Predict Diseases

A new model can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases such as Zika, Ebola and Lassa fever. The model uses changes in population growth, land usage and climate to determine outbreak risks.

HEALTH June 13, 2016

Why Heart Disease-Type 2 Diabetes Is A Deadly Combo

New research suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes who were hospitalized due to a major heart disease have higher chances of dying in the next 18 months than others. Researchers hope more attention is given to the matter.

HEALTH June 13, 2016

FDA-Approved Drug Clears Psoriasis In Long-Term Clinical Trials

The new drug called ixekizumab completely or almost completely cleared psoriasis in affected patients who participated in three clinical trials. What are the side effects of the treatment?

HEALTH June 13, 2016

Accidental Deaths Of Americans Reach Record High

Accidental deaths are now more common than ever before across the United States. What is driving this increase in fatalities?

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Car Crashes No Longer The Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths In The US

Vehicular accidents are no longer the number one cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Instead, a growing number of Americans die unintentionally because of drug overdoses.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Kiss Of Death: 20-Year-Old Woman Dies After Kissing Boyfriend Goodnight

A goodnight kiss turned out fatal for 20-year-old Myriam Ducré-Lemay. Her boyfriend just ate a peanut butter sandwich not knowing of her food allergy.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Can Web Searches Help Detect Cancer Early?

A lot of people turn to the internet before they pay their doctors a visit. Researchers are looking to take advantage of this tendency to determine if web searches can be used to facilitate early cancer detection.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

UN Vows To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

The recently concluded United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York announced that they have concrete plans to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The said meeting was well-attended by stakeholders from different fields.

HEALTH June 11, 2016

Mosquitoes In Clark County Test Positive For Encephalitis

Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed the presence of St. Louis encephalitis in the pools of mosquitoes they tested. The health district said that while they rarely cause diseases, areas with high concentration of the mosquitoes should be avoided.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Dozens Of Customers Get Sick After Eating At California Restaurant

Ay, caramba! Dozens of customers get sick after eating at a locally famous Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California. Health officials linked dozens of food poisoning cases to local food joint Alejandro's Taqueria.

HEALTH June 11, 2016

Simple Breath Test Could Offer Lung Cancer Clues and Ease Screening

A simple, inexpensive and non-invasive breath test may be key to determining the return of lung cancer after surgery, a new study has found. See how it can be a game changer in lung cancer diagnosis.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Canada Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana As Soon As 2017

The use of recreational marijuana could already be legal in Canada as soon as next year, with its leaders pursuing legislation soon. Legalizing marijuana in Canada could open up a big market for U.S. traders, too.

HEALTH June 12, 2016

Doctors Not As Mindful Of Hand Hygiene When Not Watched: Study

Doctors and nurses may not be spared from the so-called 'Hawthorne Effect' and are potentially unmindful of hand hygiene when someone isn't looking. How is hand hygiene compliance in hospitals faring?

HEALTH June 11, 2016

HIV Diagnostic Kit Wins Inventors Prize In Europe

Inventors of SAMBA, an HIV diagnostic kit, won a coveted prize in the European Inventor Award. The revolutionary device can also be used to detect hepatitis B in just 2 hours.

HEALTH June 11, 2016

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