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DEA Declares CBD And Other Marijuana Extracts Illegal Under New Rule

A new ruling of the DEA declared CBD along with other marijuana extracts as illegal. While widely contested, the classification uses the potential threat that misuse and abuse pose.

Health December 16, 2016

Airline Pilots Report Having Suicidal Thoughts: Other Occupations With High Suicide Rates

Many airline pilots suffer from depressive symptoms and more than 4 percent have suicidal thoughts. What other occupations in the United States have high suicide rates?

Health December 16, 2016

Cancer Can Spread Even Before Tumors Develop: Here’s How

Researchers from two renowned universities have found independently that breast cancer metastases could be caused as a result of spreading of early stage cancer cells. The turning off of the tumor suppressor p38 and switching on of HER2 oncogene could be assisting the dissemination, report the studies.

Health December 18, 2016

Alternative Pacemaker Therapy: First Functional Pacemaker Cells Developed From Human Stem Cells

Scientists at McEwen Centre, Toronto, Canada created the first ever biological functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells. The biological pacemakers could be the future replacements of the electronic ones.

Health December 18, 2016

MRI During Pregnancy Helps Detect Brain Defects In Fetus: Study

Ultrasounds are a standard for most expecting mothers. Now a UK based study suggests expecting mothers to go a step further and undergo an additional MRI scan for a more accurate diagnosis of fetal brain defects.

Health December 23, 2016

Can Aging Be Reversed? Scientists Discover Anti-Aging Breakthrough In Older Mice

Scientists from the Salk Institute were able to reverse cellular aging in mice through genetic partial programming. By manipulating four genes, the researchers converted the cells back into their embryonic states.

Health December 24, 2016

Higher Income Linked To Lower Stress Levels And Better Health

With the rich becoming richer and the poor becoming poorer, just how does this trend affect the population's overall health? Those among the higher-income Americans report having lower stress levels and being in better health compared to their lower-income counterparts.

Health December 17, 2016

Regular Use Of Painkillers May Cause Hearing Loss In Women

Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen regularly over a long time is linked to increased risk for hearing loss in women. How do these painkillers compromise hearing?

Health December 15, 2016

Lab-On-A-Chip Technique Simplifies Detecting Cancer DNA Biomarkers, Enables Development Of Viable Diagnostic Tests

Lab-on-a-chip or LOC technique is an innovative technique that helps in detecting cancer at an early stage and facilitates the development of feasible diagnostic tests. It requires low volume of fluids and improves portability, consistency and pace of lab processes.

Health December 17, 2016

Researchers Turn To RNA Nanoparticles To Overcome Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer

New research showed that using nanoparticles in the treatment of breast cancer can stop the disease from spreading and make cancer cells respond to tamoxifen therapy. The nanodelivery system showed promise in overcoming treatment resistance among breast cancer patients.

Health December 16, 2016

Aspirin Found To Slow The Spread Of Colon, Pancreatic Cancer

Latest study shows that aspirin can be efficient in reducing the spread of colon and pancreatic cancer. The anti-platelet effect of the medicine prevents the growth of certain types of tumors.

Health December 15, 2016

UK Becomes First Country To License IVF Treatment For 3-Parent Babies

Britain's fertility regulator has approved to license three-parent baby fertility treatment. Babies conceived through mitochondrial transfer could be born as early as next year.

Health December 15, 2016

Runners Have Greater Functional Connectivity In Their Brains, Says Study

Running is a great way to keep the body healthy. Now, researchers have discovered that the physical activity also imparts advantages for the brain by offering greater functional connectivity.

Health December 16, 2016

Women Denied Abortion Access May Have Higher Risk Of Mental Health Issues

A longitudinal study showed that women who had abortion are less exposed to mental health issues than the ones who didn't. Research also suggests women should be informed about medical facts to make the right choice.

Health December 15, 2016

Hundreds Of Airline Pilots Depressed And Some Have Suicidal Thoughts

An anonymous online survey revealed that hundreds of airline pilots likely suffer from depressive symptoms and some have suicidal thoughts. Last year, a Germanwings copilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed the plane.

Health December 15, 2016

FDA Issues Safety Warning Against Anesthetic Use In Pregnant Women, Children Below 3

FDA warning raised concern about prolonged or repeated use of anesthetics in infants or mothers in their third trimester of pregnancy. The practice was associated with cognitive development issues as well as behavioral consequences.

Health December 15, 2016

Cholesterol-fighting Statins Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk: Study

Statins are effective at lowering cholesterol levels but researchers have also discovered that the drug also holds potential as treatment to lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Health December 15, 2016

Men To File Lawsuit Over Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal That Caused Them To Grow Breasts

Thousands of men who suffered from the side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal prepare to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The drug cause boys and men to grow breasts.

Health December 14, 2016

Mutations In Genes Essential To Life Play A Role In Autism Spectrum Disorder Development

ASD development has been connected to essential genes. According to new research, mutations at the level of essential genes is crucial in developing autism spectrum disorders.

Health December 15, 2016

Can’t Smell Asparagus In Your Pee? Here’s Why

A study published in The BMJ analyzed the reason why only some people detect the unpleasant smell of urine in people who eat asparagus. It seems the causes of the phenomenon are related to several genetic variations.

Health December 15, 2016

Narcolepsy Drug Could Aid Weight Loss For Food Addicts

People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.

Health December 15, 2016

Having More Social Connections Ups Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A large study has found that breast cancer patients with more social connections have higher chances of survival. Everything truly is better when you’re with friends.

Health December 15, 2016

Benefits Of ‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ Technique In Premature Babies Persist 20 Years Later

Kangaroo Mother Care, a technique used 20 years ago for premature babies in Colombia, appeared to influence their lives in a most positive manner. According to recent research, babies whose parents use this technique have fewer behavioral problems and are more successful than their counterparts placed in normal incubators.

Health December 14, 2016

Drug Abuse, Alcohol And Cigarette Use Down In US Teens: NIH Survey

According to a new report, the rates of drug abuse have significantly decreased among high school seniors in the United States. The declining trend began approximately a decade ago and it has hit new lows in 2016.

Health December 14, 2016

Improvements In Malaria Control Evident In Africa But Global Efforts Still Lacking, Says WHO Report

It is revealed in the World Malaria Report 2016 released on Dec. 13 that there is great progress in malarial intervention and control in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is a shortfall in malaria control measures in many African countries, which are attributed to insufficient funding and weak healthcare systems, noted the report.

Health December 14, 2016

1 In Every 6 Adults In America Fills At Least One Prescription For Psychiatric Drugs In A Year

According to a new research letter, one in six adults in the United States used prescription drugs in 2013. The research, which only analyzed the span of a year, signals strong ethnic differences correlated with drug use.

Health December 13, 2016

Study Finds Running Lowers Knee Joint Inflammation, Slows Osteoarthritis Development

Regular exercises like walking and running could help in postponing the initiation of chronic knee diseases, reports a recent study. Researchers at Brigham Young University noted that the molecules causing inflammation in the knee joints essentially reduce after running.

Health December 14, 2016

Individual Athletes More Likely To Experience Depression Than Athletes In Team Sports

A study conducted by German researchers reveals the fact that individual athletes are more likely to suffer from depression than those involved in team sports. The new discoveries offer interesting insights and may help provide better support and mental health aid in the future.

Health December 13, 2016

3D Imaging Technology Displays Details Undetectable To The Naked Eye During Brain Surgery

Brain surgeons have employed, for the first time in California, a 3D imaging technique in order to better scan the brain pathways during surgery. The technique has the potential to replace the traditional two-dimensional tools.

Health December 12, 2016

Testimonial Warning Labels On Tobacco Products More Effective At Motivating Attempts To Quit Smoking: TCORS Report

Warning labels are there to deter smoking. However, researchers have found that testimonial warning labels are better than text-based ones in motivating smokers to quit.

Health December 12, 2016

Hospice Staff At Florida Hospital Left Body Of Deceased Veteran In Shower Room For 9 Hours

Hospice staff at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Florida failed to follow appropriate procedures by leaving the body of a dead veteran in shower room for nine hours. The staff members were also found to have tried to cover up the mistake.

Health December 11, 2016

Food-Borne Bacterium From Improperly Cooked Chicken Found To Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Researchers have found that improperly cooked chicken meat contain a bacterium that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Their findings also hinted at how treating the autoimmune condition can be improved.

Health December 11, 2016

Artificial Beta Cells Produced From Human Kidney Cells: Better Diabetes Treatment?

A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich produced artificial beta cells for the treatment of diabetes. The artificial beta cells have the ability to balance the blood glucose level just like real pancreatic cells, reports the study.

Health December 11, 2016

Scalp-Cooling Cap Reduces Hair Loss In Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Hair loss adds emotional stress to cancer patients, especially women. Researchers tested a scalp-cooling device and found the cap effective at reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, addressing this concern.

Health December 10, 2016

GNC Pays $2 Million Fine, Settles Allegations Of Selling Misbranded Supplements

GNC agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Moving forward, the retailer would maintain a list of restricted ingredients as well as ingredients that are deemed safe to be sold.

Health December 10, 2016

How You Breathe Affects How You Judge Emotions And Recall Memory: Study

New study suggests that the way people breath could be responsible for an easier recognition of fearful facial expressions. The research started after an observation of the brain activity fluctuation correlated to the breathing process.

Health December 10, 2016

Studies Link Eye, Ear Problems To Zika Infections In Adults

Zika virus was associated with vision and hearing impairment, according to two new studies. Only a small number of patients reported the symptoms, which means further investigations will have to be conducted.

Health December 10, 2016

Cancer-stricken 'Jeopardy!' Contestant Dies A Week Before Episode Airs

'Jeopardy!' contestant Cindy Stowell lost the battle against cancer eight days before the show airs the episode that features her. The said episode is set to air Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Health December 9, 2016

Surgeon General Deems E-Cigarette Use Among Young People A ‘Major Public Health Concern’

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy noted in a public service announcement that smoking e-cigarettes is a ‘major public health concern,’ explaining nicotine is harmful to developing brain regardless of the means of exposure.

Health December 9, 2016

Damaging Chemical Imbalance Leads To ‘Brain Rust,’ Contributes To Schizophrenia

Recent discoveries made by a team from Harvard medical school may help detect the causes of schizophrenia and develop new treatments. Patients' brains present much higher levels of oxidation than their healthy counterparts, according to their research.

Health December 10, 2016

Researchers Develop Molecule That Could Be The First Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Antidote

New research in mice created an antidote for carbon monoxide intoxication. The research will have to be conducted before performing a trial on humans.

Health December 9, 2016

Unique ‘Flashing Light Therapy’ Holds Promise As New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

MIT researchers have devised a unique flashing light therapy that holds a lot of potential as a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease patients, utilizing a strip of LED lights to induce certain brain changes.

Health December 8, 2016

Optimism May Lower Risks Of Premature Death In Women: Harvard Study

Optimistic women have decreased risk of death from various health issues including stroke, heart disease, cancer, and infection, reports a recent study. Women with high degree of optimism have 30 percent reduced risk of death from diseases compared with their less optimistic counterparts.

Health December 9, 2016

Study Releases State Well-Being Rankings, Lists US States Where The Happiest Older Americans Are

People over 55 scored higher results in their overall well-being index than their younger counterparts, according to a new Gallup study. The study analyzed five inclusive criteria.

Health December 9, 2016

US Life Expectancy Down For First Time In Decades, Says NCHS Report

Analysis of the U.S. demographics and leading causes of death suggests that the overall life expectancy dropped in 2015 for the first time in decades. This could be due to the increase of deaths caused by the leading causes.

Health December 9, 2016

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