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Original Penicillin Mold Sells For Over $14,000: Here’s The Story Behind The Prized Relic

The original mold from penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming almost 90 years ago, was sold on March 1 at the auction house Bonhams in London. Here are facts and trivia about the prized capsule that was auctioned off for $14,597.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Melanoma Survivors Should Limit Sun Exposure To Reduce Risk Of Second Diagnosis, New Study Reveals

Melanoma survivors should limit sun exposure, as it would increase the survivor’s risk for a second recurrence of the cancer per a new study. Even though most survivors avoid sun exposure, some reportedly get suntans and get sunburn.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Colon And Rectal Cancer Rates Up Among Generation X And Millennials: Symptoms, Risk Factors And What To Do

Colorectal cancer incidents in young adults are going up in the United States, according to a new study. Here are the signs, symptoms and other useful information to give you a clearer picture about this disease that claims thousands of lives every year.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis And Coeliac Disease Could Increase Risk Of Dementia In Later Life

Diseases like multiple sclerosis and coeliac disease may increase the risk of suffering from dementia in later life. According to the research, patients with auto immune diseases are at a grater risk of developing memory related disorders.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

The Icky Truth: How Much Pee Is In Swimming Pools?

People are actually peeing in swimming pools. Now Canadian researchers have ventured to know the concentration of urine in pools and hot tubs by measuring the amount of sweetener acesulfame potassium in the water.

HEALTH March 2, 2017

Missing Early Warning Signs Of Hearth Attack Can Result In Death, New Study Reveals

A new research reveals that missing early signs of a heart attack can be detrimental. Doctors are reportedly failing to notice the early symptoms of heart attacks in hospitals, but the cause has not been determined.

HEALTH March 1, 2017

Nail-Patella Syndrome: New Spotlight On 'No Kneecap' Disorder

The rare genetic disease nail-patella syndrome manifests as a lack of kneecaps, the improper development of nails, and other physical abnormalities. In most cases, the syndrome leads to kidney disease as well.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Why Are Colon And Rectal Cancers Rising Among Young US Adults?

More Gen Xers and millennials are suffering from colon and rectal cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society study. While the rates are climbing steeply among young and middle-aged Americans, they kept dropping among adults 55 years old and above.

HEALTH March 1, 2017

Men And Women Differ On Heart Attack Symptoms

Women are just as vulnerable to heart disease as men are, but the symptoms in women are subtler. Symptoms in men are more dramatic, while those in women include pain that is often overlooked.

HEALTH March 1, 2017

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Such As Viagra May Give Longer Life To Heart Attack Patients: Study

Latest Swedish study suggests that a class of erectile dysfunction drugs may be beneficial for heart attack patients. Can ED drugs such as Viagra actually be helpful for heart disease?

HEALTH March 10, 2017

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

Experts consider antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to global health. What is it, what causes it, and how can it cast us back to the dark ages of medicine?

HEALTH March 6, 2017

Blood Of Komodo Dragons: The Antidote For Antibiotic Resistance?

A team of scientists from George Mason University believes the blood of Komodo dragons, the largest lizards in the world, contain potent antimicrobial properties that can solve antibiotic resistance.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Tanning Devices Reponsible For Increasing Number Of Skin Cancer Cases In US, Report Suggests

The use of indoor tanning techniques in U.S. are the leading cause of skin cancer per a new study. Around $343.1 million goes into medical costs to treat skin cancer caused due to tanning devices in U.S.

HEALTH February 28, 2017

How Do Fad Diets Actually Affect Heart Health?

New diet trends in the United States include juicing, gluten-free diets, and intake of antioxidant supplements. A new review seeks to investigate their actual effects on heart health and whether they're helping improve cardiovascular wellness or not.

HEALTH February 28, 2017

Say Hello To ZeitZeiger, Computer Method That Tells Time According To Your Body Clock

ZeitZeiger a computerized method developed by Dr.cHughey and his team of researchers uses blood samples to measure the circadian time of the body. This method can be used in both humans as well as animals.

HEALTH February 28, 2017

Kids More Likely To Use Marijuana If They See Parents Using It

A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that there has been a growth in teens using marijuana for recreational purposes. It indicates that kids are more likely to use the drug if they see their parents using it.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

Subway Chicken Contains Less Than 50 Percent Chicken DNA

The Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki that Subway restaurants serve to customers contains less than 50 percent chicken DNA, a Marketplace investigation revealed. What is actually in the chicken meat?

HEALTH February 28, 2017

‘Priority Pathogens’: WHO Sounds Alarm On These 12 Superbugs

The WHO has published its first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens,” which details the 12 superbugs believed to pose the greatest threat to human health. Find out what these drug-resistant bacteria are.

HEALTH February 28, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

One-Third Of Eating Disorder Patients Not Referred For Proper Care: Survey

One-third of eating disorders sufferers are not endorsed to a mental health service for treatment when they visit a doctor. This has prompted a UK charity to call for better medical school training in spotting anorexia nervosa and similar conditions.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

Trader Joe’s Voluntarily Recalls Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products Due To Potential Glass Content

Trader Joe’s has recently issued a voluntary recall of its Unsweetened Apple Sauce products due to potential glass contamination. Read on for the affected products and what might have led to the presence of glass in the products.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

Intense Physical Exercise May Reduce Men's Libido: Other Factors Than Can Lower Sex Drive

Strenuous physical exercise was linked to lower libido in men. Other factors that can lower sex drive include certain medications, alcohol and drugs, sleep problems and depression.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

Are You Sleep Deprived? Living With Children Could Be The Reason: Study

Women tend to be sleep deprived if they have children in the house per a new research. By comparison, the sleep of men is not affected by the presence of kids.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

1 In 4 Drug Overdoses In The US Is Related To Heroin

Latest figures from the CDC showed that 25 percent of drug overdoses in the U.S. are related to heroin. What's behind the rising use of this opioid drug in the country?

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Recreational Cannabis Use Dangerous To Teenagers: Here's Why

Cannabis is dangerous for teenagers, as it can cause memory loss and daytime sleepiness, affecting their development. Additionally, new study suggests that smart kids are more likely to consume it.

HEALTH February 28, 2017

Imagery Training Effective In Improving Everyday Happiness, Finds Study

New research has shown that imagery training is an effective tool when it comes to improving everyday happiness. People could do this at home, but the process requires psychological flexibility.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

More Than 9 Hours Of Sleep Could Indicate Alzheimer's Disease: Here Are Other Warning Signs Of Dementia

Prolonged sleeping could indicate chemical changes in the brain that occur with the development of dementia. Besides longer sleep, here are other warning signs that may hint at an increased risk for the neurological condition.

HEALTH February 26, 2017

New DNA Vaccine Designed To Boost Immunity And Fight Off Tumors

Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed a new DNA vaccine designed to improve anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients. How does it work and is it different from other cancer vaccines?

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Antibiotics For Treating Cystic Fibrosis Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss, New Study Reveals

A study reveals that the antibiotics used to treat Cystic Fibrosis have some serious side effects. Researchers were able to prove that use of the drug leads to kidney infections and even permanent hearing loss.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

Tool For Mapping RNA-DNA Interactions Developed: Converting Gene Sequences Into Functions Made Easy

A new tool that maps out interactions between RNA and DNA molecules has been developed. MARGI works by providing a full account of RNA molecules that interact with DNA and their locations in bulk.

HEALTH February 27, 2017

Cocaine: What Happens To The Son If The Father Uses It

New research has shown the negative effects of cocaine on sons of male rats. Male children of cocaine-using fathers could suffer from cognitive impairment and memory loss.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

Fasting-mimicking Diet: Could It Reverse Diabetes?

New research suggests that fasting-mimicking diet managed to reverse diabetes in adult mice. The subjects were able to produce insulin, and their insulin resistance was also reduced after being administered with this diet.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

Do Men Sweat More Than Women? Gender May Play A Role In Sweating

New research suggests that sweating more is not related to the gender of a person, but to the weight. Previous studies underlined a causality between the gender of a person and sweating.

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths On The Rise In US, Mortality Rate Rose Twice Since 1999

A new report has been released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report suggests that the U.S. has seen a tremendous increase in the death rates due to drug overdose since 1999.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

Take A Digital Detox: Constantly Checking Social Media Can Drive You Insane

Social media is more stressful than people think. A recent survey shows that social media addiction and mental health issues are connected and affect most Americans.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

3 Things Could Boost Female Orgasm Potential, According To Researchers

It's called the 'golden trio' of sexual moves. According to a new study, a combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing, and oral sex could boost the chances of female orgasm.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Back Pain Could Be Warning Sign Of Early Death: Study

A team of Australian researchers found that people who reported lower back pain had a significantly greater chance of early death compared with their peers. They used data from over 4,300 elderly Danish twins.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Your Fitness Regimen Could Be Killing Your Sex Life: Study

Researchers from UNC in Chapel Hill have found that men with more strenuous exercise routines had a lower libido than those with lighter workouts. What could account for this link between male exercise and libido?

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Here's Why Using More Sugar May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Pregnant Women With Genital Herpes Twice As Likely To Have Child With Autism

Pregnant women with genital herpes are at higher risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. The study shows that inflammation during pregnancy may have effect on the developing brain of the fetus.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Speedy Typing For People With Paralysis

Researchers record high communication performance by people with paralysis with the use of a brain-computer interface. Results show higher typing speeds compared to previous studies.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

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