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Statins May Prevent Return Of Breast Cancer Tumors

Statins may actually go beyond their function as cholesterol drugs and help stop ER-positive breast cancer from returning, according to the findings of an early-stage study in the UK.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Concussion Rate In Children May Be Vastly Underestimated

Pediatric concussion rates in the U.S. may be vastly underreported, according to a new report from CHOP and the CDC. The authors recommend seeking pediatric care for these cases instead of rushing to the ER right away.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Louisiana Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Surf Fishing In Gulf Of Mexico

A woman in New Orleans contracted flesh-eating bacteria while surf fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The microbe can infect the body by entering through open wounds or through ingestion of raw oysters that have already been contaminated.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Low-Carb Diet May Cut Risk For Type 2 Diabetes By Almost 90 Percent

A low-carbohydrate diet can help lower type 2 diabetes risk by nearly 90 percent. Findings suggest that a strict diet coupled with regular exercise can benefit pre-diabetes people.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

WHO Rejects Call To Postpone, Cancel Rio Olympics Because Of Zika Virus Threat

The World Health Organization said there is no need to cancel or postpone the Rio Olympics in Brazil as it will not have any significant bearing in the international spread of the disease.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Exposure To Air Pollutants Linked To High Blood Pressure Levels

The association between air pollution and hypertension has long been proposed by experts. Now, a new meta-analysis suggests a linear link between exposure to air pollutants and high blood pressure levels.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

New Gene Involved In Multiple Sclerosis Development Discovered

According to researchers, a new gene associated with multiple sclerosis has been discovered. The discovery offers the possibility of determining individual risk for the disease.

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Does Increasing Minimum Wage Improve Child Health?

According to researchers, minimum wage levels have an effect on the kind of health a young child can have. Do higher minimum wages mean better health for children?

HEALTH June 1, 2016

Changes To Lifestyle Habits Could Improve Symptoms In Kids With ADHD

Kids with ADHD were found to less likely follow healthy lifestyle recommendations. Experts said making changes to their lifestyle could benefit these kids.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Premature Babies At Increased Risk For Osteoporosis In Adulthood

Premature babies may have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. Experts found that adults from premature and low-weight births have low bone mass and bone density.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

New Gene Screening Test To Help Doctors Identify Rare Genetic Diseases In Newborns

The next generation of genetic sequencing could pave the way for the speedy molecular diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in newborns. The pilot study conducted by Canadian researchers diagnosed a number of rare conditions in the babies.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Researchers Use Google Trends To Know If Chickenpox Is A Seasonal Disease

Researchers analyzed Google Trends data to study chickenpox incidence worldwide and the impact of the chickenpox vaccine. Countries with mandated immunization appeared to have lost their seasonal epidemics.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Proposal Seeks To Allow Sale Of Irradiated Ground Beef In Canada

Irradiated ground beef may soon be found on grocery shelves in Canada, as Health Canada has proposed amendments that would allow the food to go through irradiation to kill E.coli bacteria and other pathogens.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Consumer Advocates Call For Tougher Regulations To Protect Children From Dangers Of Button Batteries

Consumer advocates are calling for stricter regulations on button batteries to protect children from accidentally swallowing them. Currently, only the toys meant for children below three years of age come with secure compartments for button batteries.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Pose Illness Risk, Health Officials Warn

Health experts are cautioning the public against the potential dangers of getting exposed to blue-green algae blooms this summer. Toxins from these microorganisms can be particularly fatal to both humans and animals.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

World No Tobacco Day: WHO Urges Countries To Get Ready For Plain Cigarette Packaging

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization urged countries to implement a law that requires tobacco products to have plain cigarette packaging. This is to decrease the attractiveness of products and emphasize the health hazards of smoking.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Can Narcotic Painkillers Actually Worsen And Lengthen Chronic Pain?

Opioids are used to treat and offer relief from chronic pain. However, new research suggests that opioid treatments among lab rats may actually worsen chronic pain.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

Flame Retardants May Up Thyroid Disease Risk In Women

Flame retardants may increase the risk of women to develop thyroid disease, a new study found. Experts discovered that postmenopausal women are particularly more at risk.

HEALTH May 31, 2016

How Effective Is Your Sunscreen? Experts Put Them To Test

Experts put sunscreens to the test to see how effective they are. Results show that most of them failed to meet the SPF content indicated on their labels.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Here's How To Bounce Back From All That Food And Booze You Had Celebrating Memorial Day

Think the Memorial Day weekend got the better of you? Here are a few simple tips to help you effectively bounce back after a holiday binge.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016: How To Avoid Mosquito And Tick Bites This Summer

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and summertime is about to begin. Officials are reminding the public to be extra careful and avoid mosquito or tick bites. We've listed a few tips here.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

American Red Cross Urges Blood, Platelet Donations During Summer Months

The American Red Cross has launched its blood donation campaign in the summer, a time when there are fewer donors making an appointment at blood drives. Learn how to make a blood and platelet donation.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Best Buy Memorial Day Tablet Sale: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book At $150 Off

The Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are $150 off right now at Best Buy. Check out the deals on the tablet and 2-in-1, along with a recap of what specs and features they have to offer.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

How To Select Sunscreen To Prevent Sunburn, Reduce Risk For Skin Cancer

Here are expert tips on how to use sunscreen and choose the right product to protect yourself from sunburn and skin cancer, which affects one out of five in the United States.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Facebook And Instagram Posts May Help Predict Those With Alcohol Drinking Problems

Those Facebook and Instagram posts could be strong indicators of an 'alcohol identity.' A new study found that social media posts about alcohol consumption are stronger predictors of booze problems compared with actual drinking.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Flesh-Eating Disease In ISIS-Controlled Syria Spreads Across The Middle East

The squalid conditions in ISIS-controlled Syria create ideal breeding grounds for a flesh-eating disease that is currently sweeping across the Middle East. The conditions in conflict zones and refugee camps can bring the disease all the way to Europe.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Your Clever Friends, Intelligent Spouse Can Help Boost Your IQ

Being surrounded by relatives and workmates who are smarter than you can help boost your IQ, a renowned psychologist has revealed. His research contrasts the notion that intelligence is static.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Scientists Design 3D-Printed Pills For Personalized Medicine: How It Works

A breakthrough fabrication method developed by scientists in Singapore can be adjusted to suit every patient's personalized medication. This invention is in the form of 3D-printed pills.

HEALTH May 30, 2016

Brains Of Schizophrenia Patients Attempt To Self-Repair, MRI Scans Reveal

Schizophrenia is believed to be a degenerative mental illness. MRI imaging, however, showed that the brains of patients suffering from this condition become more 'normal' over time.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

More Efficient CRISPR Gene Editing May Potentially Help Cure Diseases

Researchers have developed a new gene editing tool that is more efficient and easier to use. CRISPR-EZ addresses the issue of target RNA accuracy and embryo viability in IVF transgenic mice.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

Most Smokers Ignore Pictorial Warnings On Cigarette Packs

The majority of smokers in India ignore visual warnings on cigarette packs, a new survey has found. Despite the government's recent rule to increase the visual warnings from 20 to 85 percent, most smokers remain unaffected.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

Common Painkiller Slows Growth Of Cancer: Study

A new study suggests that the common painkiller celecoxib can help slow down the growth of cancerous tumors in the body. This NSAID is designed to target an enzyme that is crucial to the survival and proliferation of cancer cells.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

At 96 Years Old, Henry Heimlich Performs Maneuver For The First Time To Save Choking Woman

Anti-choking hero, Dr. Henry Heimlich performed the Heimlich maneuver for the first time this week at 96 years old. Every year, thousands of people die due to choking.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

FDA Approves Monthly Zinbryta Injection For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

The U.S. FDA approved the monthly use of Zinbryta injectables for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. The approval came after two successful clinical trials.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

Eating Fruits During Pregnancy May Boost Child's IQ

Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

New Test Indicates Chance Of Comatose Patients To Wake Up

A common test can determine the awareness indication and chances of waking up among comatose patients. The test, which measures the level of the brain’s sugar metabolism, provides hope for families going through a tough time.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

Poor Immune System Linked To Mental Health Problems

A breakthrough study links mental health problems to a compromised immune system. Findings show that a combination of medication and immune system therapies can relive mental health symptoms.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

California Governor Signs Bill To Allow Organ Transplant Between HIV-Infected People

The first organ transplant between an HIV-positive donor and an HIV-positive patient in California can take place this month. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on May 27 that made the procedure legal.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

This Is How Zika Infects Placenta And Fetus

Emory University researchers discovered that the Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta without killing them - a crucial point to explain how it damages developing brain cells in fetuses and causes birth defects.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

Financial Incentives Needed In Fight Against Superbugs

As the problem of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. escalates with the discovery of the superbug mcr-1 gene in the country, drug industry experts are calling for new financial incentives for antibiotic research and development.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

Doctors Want To Postpone Or Move Brazil Olympics As Zika Crisis Grow

Doctors have called on the World Heath Organization to move or postpone Rio Olympics 2016. They pointed out the continuous rise of Zika virus in the country, which may result in a bigger health crisis.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

Music Beneficial To Anxious Eye Surgery Patients

A new study suggests that allowing patients to listen to music before they undergo eye surgery can help them feel relaxed and less anxious. These patients also require minimal sedation throughout the procedure.

HEALTH May 29, 2016

New Rat Study Ignites Debate Over Link Between Cell Phone Use And Cancer

Do cell phones cause cancer? A new report by a federal agency finds a link between cell phone radiation and cancer in rats. However, some experts remain skeptical.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

Here's How The Brain Makes Or Breaks A Habit

Your brain has processes it follows to make or break habits. Researchers are exploring how these brain processes can be manipulated to strike a balance between habitual and deliberate action.

HEALTH May 27, 2016

Diet That Mimics Fasting Shown To Reduce Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis

You are what you eat, or don’t eat, in this case. Researchers have discovered that going on a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may have a hand in reducing multiple sclerosis symptoms.

HEALTH May 28, 2016

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