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Woman Who Blames Baby Powder For Her Ovarian Cancer Wins Lawsuit: Should You Stop Using Talcum Powder?

Johnson & Johnson has lost another lawsuit connected to its cosmetic powders but the company continues to defend its products. Is it time to throw out talc-based products?

HEALTH May 6, 2017

Lyme Disease And Powassan Virus Abound: What's The Deal With Tick-Borne Diseases?

This year is expected to have a particularly bad tick season, with experts warning of increases in Lyme disease and Powassan virus. Here are some things you may want to know about tick-borne diseases in the United States.

HEALTH May 6, 2017

FDA Approves New ALS Treatment Drug After 20 Years

The FDA approves an intravenous drug for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) more than 20 years after the first drug was approved. The drug’s price will be steep in the United States.

HEALTH May 6, 2017

How To Beat Cancer? CRISPR Stares Into Its Eyes Then Snips Out The Bad Genes

Scientists used the CRISPR tool to replace cancer-causing fusion genes with cancer-fighting genes in mice. This experiment could pave the way for the gene-editing tool to be used against cancer in the future.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Swearing Aloud While You Exercise Can Make Your Muscles Stronger

Researchers said people can reap physical benefits from uttering swear words during an intense workout. Swearing pushes people to try harder and make muscles stronger.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Speech Delay In Babies And Toddlers May Be Blamed On Mobile Devices Like Smartphones And iPads

Many babies and toddlers start to use mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads before they can talk. A new study revealed these children are at risk for delay in expressive language

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Health Insurance In America: Here Are Pre-Existing Conditions Under The GOP Health Plan

The U.S. Congress has approved the Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill. Check out the list of pre-existing health conditions under the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay More Than $110 Million In Baby Powder, Shower To Shower Powder Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $110 million to a woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products for many years. What do studies say about the talcum powder and ovarian cancer link?

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Will An Increase In Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Products Curb Smoking In Teens?

Minnesota state legislature announced a regulation that raised the minimum buying age for all tobacco products from 18 years to 21 years. The SF-2370 legislation could lead to a reduction in tobacco addiction in teens.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Bombay Sapphire Recall: Gin Contains Nearly Double The Advertised Amount Of Alcohol

Bacardi issues a nationwide recall for Bombay Sapphire in Canada after discovering incorrect alcohol content. The company urges consumers to throw out or return bottles from the affected batch.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

World's Heaviest Woman Loses Hundreds Of Pounds Through Bariatric Surgery: See Her Transformation

The world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, has lost hundreds of pounds since her bariatric surgery and therapy. Learn her story and see her transformation through these videos.

HEALTH May 5, 2017

Gray Death: Authorities Warn About Latest And Scariest Opioid Drug Threat

Authorities warn the public about a new drug mix that could lead to more deaths in the opioid epidemic. Heroin and a drug used as elephant tranquilizer are just some of the dangerous components of gray death.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

New Lyme In Town? Here’s The Fuss Over The Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

There’s a new and nastier reason to add to the list of why tick season is a nightmare – Powassan virus. Rumor has it, it’s even worse than Lyme disease.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

Playing Video Games Can Help Boost Memory And Prevent Dementia In Elderly People: Study

A study revealed that physically intensive video games helped increase memory and brain functions among the elderly. It was reported that physical activity through these games was more beneficial than ordinary exercise and activity among elderly.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

So You’ve Decided To Go Gluten-Free: Here’s How Your Body Will Likely React

What happens to the body on a gluten-free diet? Here are some potential effects, including in those who do not test positive for celiac disease but have gluten sensitivity.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

Frozen Tuna Recalled In Hawaii Due To Hepatitis A Contamination

A shipment of frozen ahi cubed tuna was found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus in Hawaii. The distributor of the product recalled it from all retailers and apologized for the mishap.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

Even A Mild Zika Outbreak In US Could Have Massive Financial Impacts

An analysis revealed that even a mild Zika outbreak in the United States would result in astronomical financial losses. The study shared that an infection rate of 0.01 percent would incur losses over $183 million.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

Cure For HIV May Already Exist: Here's How CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Can Kill AIDS-Causing Virus

In experiments with mice, researchers found that the gene editing technology CRISPR works for active and dormant forms of HIV. How does treatment with this controversial technique differ from currently available drugs?

HEALTH May 4, 2017

How Intermittent Fasting Could Work For Weight Loss And Overall Health

Intermittent fasting is getting quite popular and the trend is catching up with many, including celebrities. A debate is on whether a controlled diet is better than intermittent fasting.

HEALTH May 4, 2017

'Exercise-In-A-Pill' Can Help Increase Stamina Without Expending Loads Of Energy

Researchers developed a new chemical dubbed GW that replicated beneficial effects of exercise in a sedentary mouse. It can be used to increase endurance without exercising, but it is not clear if the chemical compound would benefit humans.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Got Vitamin D Deficiency? Your Sunscreen Might Be The Culprit

Research found that over a billion people in the world suffered from vitamin D deficiency. Scientists claimed that the rate of deficiency increased due to people's propensity to use sunscreen lotion and fear of exposure to sunlight.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Limited Interaction With Pharma Reps Could Be Leading Doctors To Prescribe More Generic Drugs

Restrictions governing pharmaceutical companies' practice of 'detailing' have translated to reduced brand-name prescriptions, according to a new study. This means keeping med reps away from doctors may lead to more generic drug prescriptions, too.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Trump Administration Loosens Obama-Era School Lunch Guidelines: What’s In Store For The Kids Now?

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a rule eliminating certain nutritional standards in place in school cafeterias. His office seeks to relax guidelines on sodium, whole grain, and milk set during the Obama administration.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

New York State Health Department Faces Lawsuit From Medical Marijuana Companies

Medical marijuana manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the New York State Health Department. This lawsuit challenged the health department's plan of expanding registered marijuana manufacturers in the state from 5 to 10.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Save Yourself A Trip To A Heart Doctor: Don't Go Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease

A new study revealed that a low-gluten diet does not necessarily safeguard an individual from heart disease risks. The research advised people without celiac disease to not restrict their intake of gluten or food products having the storage protein.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Life Expectancy Of Black Americans Improves, But It's Still Lower Than Whites

A new CDC study stated that the life expectancy of black Americans improved significantly during a 17-year period. However, their life expectancy still lags behind the white population by four years.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Blood Type May Determine Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Non-O blood type people have been found to have higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Those who belong to blood group type AO, BO, or AB, though have ways to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks.

HEALTH May 2, 2017

Skin Cancer Awareness: Advice From Sportscaster Holly Rowe and Melanoma Research Foundation

Sportscaster Holly Rowe decided to team up with the Melanoma Research Foundation in skin cancer awareness campaign. Melanoma Awareness Month is dedicated to informing people on the dangers of skin cancer and sun exposure.

HEALTH May 2, 2017

Tick Season Is Here: What You Should Know To Prevent Lyme Disease

Save yourself from disease-causing ticks. Know more about the first symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for and tick-prone areas in the country you should avoid for now.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

US States Ramp Up Efforts To Fight Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses As Warm Weather Approaches

As warm weather makes its way to the United States, the threat of Zika virus is revived anew, and states are gearing up for battle. Various states, for instance, are now acting against the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

HEALTH May 2, 2017

Regular Use Of Low-Dose Aspirin Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk In Women: Study

A new research suggested that consumption of low doses of aspirin lowered breast cancer risk in women. The study focused specifically on baby aspirin due to its cheap price and easy availability in pharmaceutical stores.

HEALTH May 3, 2017

Unemployed Heart Failure Patients Face 50 Percent Higher Risk For Death

Heart failure patients who are unemployed have higher risk for death and rehospitalization compared with their employed counterparts. How can this finding benefit people with the heart condition?

HEALTH May 2, 2017

Is Alternate-Day Fasting Better Than Traditional Diet For Weight Loss? Study Offers Answer

A new study compared the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting and traditional calorie-restricted diet for weight loss. Which one is better for those who want to lose and maintain weight?

HEALTH May 1, 2017

Surgeon Plans Human Head Transplant, Eyes Chinese National As First Patient

In a new development, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero said his proposed head transplant operation will be on a Chinese national and not on a Russian patient. According to the surgeon, China offers many favorable factors for the operation.

HEALTH May 2, 2017

How New Trend Called ‘Stealthing’ Is Actually A Sex Crime

‘Stealthing,' the new trend that implies nonconsensual condom removal, could be construed as sexual assault. Already punishable under Irish law as a sex crime, this practice inflicts emotional and physical trauma comparable to other forms of sexual abuse.

HEALTH May 1, 2017

Alcohol Ups The Risk Of Breast Cancer In African-American Women: Study

A new study indicated that alcohol increases risk of breast cancer in African-American women. Previous studies conducted on the subject did not involve women from the African-American ethnicity.

HEALTH May 2, 2017

Anti-Vaccine Drive Continues Despite Increased Number Of Measles Cases In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials faced opposition from anti-vaccine activists even as measles cases in the state increase. The outbreak is mostly centered on the Somali-Minnesotan community of Hennepin County who opposed vaccines for fear of triggering autism in children.

HEALTH May 1, 2017

Some Antibiotics Linked To Increased Miscarriage Risk In Early Pregnancy

Certain antibiotics may raise miscarriage risk when taken by women in the early stage of pregnancy. Which antibiotics are safe and which may possibly cause pregnancy loss?

HEALTH May 1, 2017

Is Testosterone To Blame For Men Making Snap Judgments?

A new study stated that testosterone is linked with impulsive judgments men tend to make. The testosterone increased the confidence level, which prompted men to make snap judgments based on their gut.

HEALTH May 1, 2017

FDA Approves Rydapt For Treatment Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia In Adult Patients

The FDA approved the Novartis AG's Rydapt on April 28. The drug is targeted toward AML patients and the FDA lists it for $22,500 for an average 42-day treatment.

HEALTH May 1, 2017

Can Human Head Transplant Become A Reality? Scientist Plans To Test Procedure By December 2017

Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero and his team claimed to have transplanted a small rat's head into another rat and now want to move forward to doing this on humans. What do other experts think about the feasibility of head transplant surgeries?

HEALTH April 30, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

HEALTH April 30, 2017

Removing Old Cells Could Prove Effective In Stopping Osteoarthritis

Researchers discover that removing senescent cells from joints reverses osteoarthritis and promotes cartilage growth in mice. The procedure could also benefit advanced osteoarthritis cases in humans.

HEALTH April 30, 2017

Rice University Engineering Students Develop An Algorithm That Effectively Predicts And Prevents Seizures

A team of engineering students have designed an algorithm that is very good at predicting and stopping seizures in real time. The project could be a product in the next seven years.

HEALTH April 29, 2017

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