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Michael Phelps On Mental Health: 'I Struggled With Depression And Anxiety'

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.

Health May 24, 2018

Woman Suffers Brain Damage From Cosmetic Surgery: Doctor Charged With Medical Malpractice, Again

A woman suffered permanent brain damage from a cosmetic surgery procedure that was performed in Georgia. The doctor behind the operation was charged with medical malpractice, but it appears that this is not her first case.

Health May 22, 2018

One Way To Prevent Heart Disease? Eat An Egg Per Day, Says New Study

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. But what about eating more than one egg a day?

Health May 22, 2018

Robots Growing Organs From Stem Cells: The New 'Secret Weapon' Against Disease

Scientists from the University of Washington developed a system that uses robots to grow human organs from stem cells. The automated process, which also tasks the robots to analyze the organoids, was described as the new 'secret weapon' against disease.

Health May 22, 2018

Obsolete Pregnancy Drug DES Might Have Triggered A 36 Percent Increase Of ADHD In Grandchildren

Researchers found that defunct pregnancy drug DES might have caused users' grandchildren to be 36 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD. DES was around from 1938 to 1971.

Health May 21, 2018

Childhood Leukemia Can Be Prevented And More Than Likely Triggered By Common Infections Such As Flu

Children who are more exposed to other children and not kept in a "ultra-clean" environment or more less likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The new findings were based on research that has been collected for the past 30 years.

Health May 22, 2018

Study Shows People With Higher Levels Of Belly Fat Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency could be linked according to a new study. The study showed that men and women who had higher levels of fat around their abdomen suffered from vitamin D deficiency.

Health May 21, 2018

Removing Shoes After Coming Home Could Help With Weight Loss By Keeping Chemicals That Affect Hormones Out

Researchers in Portugal claimed that chemicals from outdoors can affect a person's hormones, which could lead to weight gain. The scientists suggest that one way to keep the chemicals out is to remove shoes when arriving home.

Health May 21, 2018

Deadly Nipah Virus With A 70 Percent Mortality Rate Kills At Least 9 People In India

Several people in India have died due to the Nipah Virus. The disease, which has a 70 percent mortality rate, is often transmitted by animals, such as fruit bats.

Health May 21, 2018

Ziyad Brand Tahini Recalled Nationwide Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Ziyad Brothers recalled its Tahini Sesame Paste once it was alerted to a potential contamination of salmonella through a random sampling. No salmonella infection related to the product has been reported yet.

Health May 22, 2018

Exercising 4-5 Days A Week Could Help Your Heart Remain Youthful, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by various researchers in Texas showed that exercising four to five days a week helped decrease aging in the heart and major arteries. Participants of the study ranged from 60 years and older.

Health May 21, 2018

Accidental Exposure To ADHD Medications On The Rise, Says New Study

Children and adolescents have been exposed intentionally and unintentionally to ADHD medications. The results of the study came after the NRA linked ADHD drugs to the increasing incidences of gun violence.

Health May 23, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Diets Could Increase Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

A group of researchers warned people against the potential health risk of the popular intermittent fasting diet fad. Their finding was presented during an annual meeting that is being held by the European Society of Endocrinology from May 19 to May 22.

Health May 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Health May 21, 2018

Study Says Tinder Users Don’t Have More Casual Sex Than Nonusers

Researchers surveyed the Tinder usage of 600 students ranging from ages 19 to 29. The survey revealed that users do not acquire more casual sex partners than those who are not Tinder users but similarly engage in casual sex.

Health May 21, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak From Caterer Sickens 70 People And Hospitalizes 4 In Newton County, Georgia

At least 70 people in Newton County, Georgia received medical treatment following a salmonella outbreak. Officials believe that a local catering company caused the outbreak.

Health May 19, 2018

Research Finds How Long-Term Social Isolation Changes The Brain

Socially isolated mice were found to be more aggressive, persistently fearful, and hypersensitive to threat stimuli. Researchers found specific brain chemistry changes associated with social isolation-related behavior, but they also found a potential treatment.

Health May 21, 2018

Researchers Say More Young People Are Selecting Marijuana As Their First Drug

Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.

Health May 18, 2018

Bill Gates Tells Story About The 2 Times He Explained To Donald Trump The Difference Between HPV And HIV

Bill Gates told a story to an audience where it showed that the current president of the United States doesn't know the difference between HPV and HIV. Gates had to explain the difference between the two on two separate occasions.

Health May 18, 2018

How The Resistance To Antifungal Drugs Became An International Problem During The Past 30-40 Years

During the past 30 to 40 years, resistance to antifungal drugs increased. Researchers say that this is largely due to the overuse of antifungal chemicals, especially on farms.

Health May 18, 2018

Eating Fish Twice A Week Could Strengthen Heart Health, Study Says

The American Heart Association released a new advisory that recommended that Americans should increase their fish intake. Researchers believe that consuming fish at least twice a week could strengthen heart health.

Health May 18, 2018

Migraine Prevention Drug Receives FDA Approval: Aimovig By Amgen Is The First Of Its Kind

Aimovig, designed for long-term migraine prevention, will now go on sale after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug is the first of its kind, and it could soon mean the end of chronic migraines.

Health May 18, 2018

CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools If You Have Diarrhea

A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.

Health May 17, 2018

An 18-Year-Old Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For 3 Weeks

An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.

Health May 17, 2018

Current And Former Smokers Refuse To Get Screened For Lung Cancer, Study Claims

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a study revealing that only a few amount of current and past smokers received low-dose computed tomography screenings. The screenings would diagnose if someone has lung cancer.

Health May 17, 2018

Moderate Exercise May Not Be Able To Slow Down Dementia, Study Says

The British Medical Journal published a study that showcased moderate to intense exercise might not improve people diagnosed with dementia. The study involved nearly 500 people that were divided into two groups.

Health May 17, 2018

Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat Again: Contaminated Lettuce Behind E. Coli Outbreak Now Past Shelf Life

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing the Food and Drug Administration, said that it is now safe to eat romaine lettuce. The vegetable was behind a recent E. coli outbreak that victimized 172 people across 32 states.

Health May 17, 2018

Opioid Overdose Deaths Boost Number Of Transplantable Organs

Organ donations from donors who died of a drug-overdose has increased over 10-fold in the United States since the year 2000. Is this related to the opioid epidemic?

Health May 17, 2018

FDA Approves Lucemyra, The First Non-Opioid Drug For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Up To 14 Days

The Food and Drug Administration approved of Lucemyra, a treatment for adults suffering from opioid withdrawal symptoms. It has been approved for patients to use up to 14 days.

Health May 16, 2018

4,000 Ebola Vaccines Arrive In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Officials Say

The World Health Organization sent the Democratic Republic of Congo 4,000 vaccines in hopes that it would contain the country’s latest Ebola outbreak. The current Ebola outbreak was announced on May 8.

Health May 16, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Health May 21, 2018

More Parents Use Marijuana, Expose Children To Secondhand Smoke: Study

Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.

Health May 21, 2018

Rabies Alert: Health Officials Issue Warning In Indian River County After Cat Tests Positive

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River issued a rabies alert in Indian River County on Tuesday, May 15 after a stray cat tested positive for rabies. The alert is set to last 60 days.

Health May 20, 2018

More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.

Health May 16, 2018

If Your Body Clock Is Messed Up, Your Mental Health Is At Risk

A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.

Health May 16, 2018

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Linked To Hormone Imbalance Before Birth, Possible Treatment Developed: Study

Researchers found the specific hormone that may be responsible for the development of PCOS. Fortunately, they were also able to find a potential treatment for it.

Health May 16, 2018

Egg Farm That Spread Salmonella Throughout The Country Had 'Unacceptable Rodent Activity'

The farm responsible for the current salmonella scare in the United States was found to have a rodent problem by the US Food and Drug Administration. Dead and live rodents were found near the hen houses.

Health May 16, 2018

Eating Yogurt May Help Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Study Says

A study done by a team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison found that consuming yogurt could reduce chronic inflammation. The university recruited premenopausal women for a nine-week experiment.

Health May 15, 2018

WHO Wants Trans Fat Out Of Food Supply: Types Of Food To Avoid To Cut Back On Trans Fats

World Health Organization recently released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. Here's how one can restrict the consumption of the artery-clogging fat.

Health May 16, 2018

Changes In Body Odor Can Indicate Malaria Among Asymptomatic Carriers

An international team of researchers classified the changes in the odor of people infected with malaria. The team hopes that the scent they identified could help them detect infections among asymptomatic carriers.

Health May 15, 2018

Physically Exhausting Jobs May Shorten Men’s Lifespan: Study

Working out is good for your health. Or is it? A new study has found that physically demanding jobs may actually endanger your overall health.

Health May 16, 2018

Blood Donor Saved Millions Of Babies: What Are The Benefits Of Donating Blood?

An Australian man with unique antibodies in his blood saved the lives of million of babies over the past 60 years. You do not need special blood to become a donor though, and donating blood comes with several benefits.

Health May 15, 2018

Meditation, Breathing Exercises May Help Improve Brain Health

Researchers from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Global Brain Health Institute in Dublin dissected the neurophysiological link between breathing exercise and brain health. They provide a scientific explanation of how exactly pranayama, yoga, and mindfulness improve people’s concentration.

Health May 15, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Health May 15, 2018

New Pig Virus Could Potentially Jump To Humans And Animals

Scientists at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands were concerned about the possibility of the porcine deltacoronavirus infecting humans in the future. Their laboratory experiment showed that the virus could jump to human cells.

Health May 15, 2018

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