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Epilepsy Drug May Help Restore Normal Brain Activity In Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Alzheimer's disease patients may benefit from using epilepsy drugs. The treatment was found to have effect on the brain activity of patients with mild form of the progressive brain disorder.

HEALTH June 25, 2017

This Tick Can Make You Allergic To Meat With One Bite

Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.

HEALTH June 23, 2017

More US Teens Are Using Contraception When They Have Sex For The First Time: CDC

A new CDC study suggests that more American teenagers are now using contraceptives during sex than in previous years. Many even choose to use some form of contraception when they have intercourse for the first time.

HEALTH June 22, 2017

'Fraud, Deception' Led To Opioid Crisis In Missouri, Says Attorney General

Missouri has accused three pharmaceutical companies of putting up a "deliberate campaign" of fraud and deception that led to the current opioid crisis. On Wednesday, June 21, the state's attorney general filed a lawsuit against these companies.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

New Mice Study Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

More Americans Are Taking Too Much Vitamin D Supplements: Study

Health experts warn that more American adults are taking high doses of vitamin D supplements. This could lead to an over-absorption of calcium, resulting in soft tissue damage.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Treating Lower Back Pain: Study

Chronic back pain sufferers can look to yoga as an alternative form of treatment for their condition. A new study suggests that the practice could provide the same amount of pain and function improvement as physical therapy.

HEALTH June 21, 2017

Cholesterol-Lowering Vaccine May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

In mice study, an experimental vaccine that lowers cholesterol led to less narrowing of the arteries and reduced markers of blood inflammation. What makes the vaccine different from currently available medications for decreasing cholesterol levels?

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Outdoor Park Where Teen Contracted Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

The family of a girl who died after contracting brain amoeba infection is suing the U.S. National Whitewater Center. What are the allegations of the lawsuit?

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Zika Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Detected In Long Beach: How To Avoid Getting Bitten

Public health officials in Long Beach, California have detected disease-carrying mosquitoes in the area for the first time. Residents and visitors have been advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent getting bitten by these insects.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

AstraZeneca's Lynparza Could Be Transformed Into Precision Medicine For Prostate Cancer

Following the development of a three-in-one blood test, AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza could be transformed into precision medicine for prostate cancer, experts said. Doing so could have a major impact in the treatment of prostate cancer patients.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Fidget Spinners: Popular Toy Marketed To Help Kids With ADHD Poses Choking Hazards

Fidget spinners have small metal parts that pose choking hazards to children. What do experts say about the benefits of these toys to kids with ADHD and anxiety?

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Acupuncture May Ease Pain In ER Patients: Study

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical procedure, has been shown to be an effective alternative to painkillers. It could soon be used to provide long-term relief for patients suffering from considerable pain.

HEALTH June 20, 2017

Summer-Smart Tips: 5 Ways To Naturally Prevent And Treat Sunburn

Spending too much time under the sun may end up increasing your risk for sunburns. If you happen to develop these painful skin sores, these five simple tips can help reduce the discomfort you might feel.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Every Day, 19 Kids In The United States Are Killed Or Injured In Shootings

Shootings in the United States are responsible for at least 19 deaths or injuries among children, a new report has warned. The study underscores the urgency of tackling gun violence today, as well as preventing child deaths from shootings.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

New Blood Test May Pave Way To Precision Treatment For Prostate Cancer

A three-in-one blood test can change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated and pave way for precision medicine for cancer. The blood test can even improve survival of patients, so here's how it works.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Top Members In Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Resign Because 'Trump Doesn't Care About HIV'

Six top members of Trump’s presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned on June 13 to protest the administration’s lack of HIV/AIDS policies. What will happen to the ongoing fight against this disease?

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Laundry Pods Pose Lethal Risks To Adults With Dementia

An elderly woman with dementia passed away two days after ingesting two packets of laundry pods. Hers is the sixth death of an adult with dementia due to ingesting laundry pods.

HEALTH June 18, 2017

New Mice Study Links Common Household Chemicals To Birth Defects

A chemical found in common household items such as disinfectants and preservatives could be linked to birth defects in newborn mice, a new study revealed. The findings raise a possible red flag that this chemical may be toxic to humans.

HEALTH June 18, 2017

Coconut Oil Is Not Healthy: Here Are The Best Oils For Heart Health

The American Heart Association said in a new advisory that coconut oil is not healthy. Here are healthier cooking oil options that contain less amount of saturated fat.

HEALTH June 19, 2017

Concerning Coconut Oil: Here's The Deal About The Different Types Of Fats

A recent health advisory had many worried about the saturated fat content of coconut oil. Here is the low-down on the different types of fats, both good and bad.

HEALTH June 18, 2017

Arguments Against California's Right-To-Die Law For The Terminally Ill Will Proceed

A California judge allowed legal arguments to proceed against California’s End of Life Option Act. The act that allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs has been in effect for a little over a year.

HEALTH June 17, 2017

Man Wins $870,000 In Malpractice Lawsuit After Doctor Removes Wrong Testicle

A man from Pennsylvania is awarded a total of $870,000 after his doctor removed the wrong testicle. The rare case of medical malpractice in the community shows the importance of competent care even in smaller counties.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

Yoga And Meditation Can Alter Stress-Related DNA: Study

Researchers find that mindfulness activities such as yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi can steer our DNA to react differently toward stress-inducing experiences. The reversed reaction to stress could lead to better physical and mental health.

HEALTH June 17, 2017

Cheaper EpiPen Alternative Symjepi Gets FDA Approval

Epipen has a new rival as a low-cost alternative to Mylan's epinephrine autoinjector has been approved. Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s Symjepi will be sold at less than the price of generic EpiPens.

HEALTH June 17, 2017

Coconut Oil Not Healthy, Increases Bad Cholesterol Level That Can Cause Cardiovascular Disease: US Heart Experts

Coconut oil is marketed as a health food. An advisory from the American Heart Association, however, urges consumers to avoid it because of its saturated fat content that can elevate risk for stroke and heart disease.

HEALTH June 17, 2017

ISS Scientists Begin Tests On Cancer Treatment Drug

Scientists aboard the ISS have started investigations on an antibody drug for cancer treatment. Microgravity will play a major role in advancing the cancer research.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

Blue-Green Algae And Light Could Help Improve Cardiac Function: Study

Researchers discover that photosynthetic bacteria could help improve heart functions when injected in beating hearts. Cyanobacteria exposed to light produce enough oxygen to keep the heart beating.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

Just 3 Genetic Mutations Could Make Bird Flu Strain Fuel Another Human Pandemic: Study

A few genetic tweaks to the H7N9 bird flu virus can pave the way for another human pandemic, researchers have warned. Learn more about these genetic tweaks to a property of the bird flu virus and how likely human transmission is.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

Chemical In Broccoli May Lower Blood Sugar Of Diabetes Patients

Scientists discover that type 2 diabetics can reap great benefits from broccoli. A powder containing concentrated extract of broccoli reduced blood sugar levels by 10 percent.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents Declines In 2016: FDA

The number of middle and high school users of tobacco and e-cigarettes declined from 2015 to 2016. Despite the promising news, the 2011 to 2016 numbers show almost no significant change in any tobacco use.

HEALTH June 16, 2017

French Fries May Cause Early Death: Here Are Other Food That Can Shorten Life Span

Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?

HEALTH June 16, 2017

Analysis Of FDA Data Shows Presence Of Lead In Baby Food Samples As Hidden Health Threat

An analysis of various food products shows that certain infant and toddler food types have detectable lead levels. The Environmental Defense Fund calls for stricter lead regulations as children are more vulnerable to lead.

HEALTH June 15, 2017

HS Students In Texas To Undergo Tuberculosis Testing After Active Case Has Been Detected

There's a case of active TB in George Bush High School in Fort Bend County in Texas, and authorities have initiated a public health probe. Learn more about the health inspection to be done among students and teachers.

HEALTH June 15, 2017

Constipated Since Birth, Man Now Freed Of 28 Pounds Of Poop After Surgery

Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.

HEALTH June 15, 2017

Taking Aspirin Daily May Be Deadly For Elderly: Study

Long-term daily intake of aspirin may lead to internal bleeding for elderly patients aged 75 and above, a new study suggests. Researchers recommend prescribing proton pump inhibitors to offset the negative side effect.

HEALTH June 14, 2017

Michigan Health Officials Charged With Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

The handling of the Flint water crisis that started in 2014 was a mess to say the least, resulting in 14 people dying from lead exposure. Because of this, four Michigan health officials are facing manslaughter charges as the city still works on recovering.

HEALTH June 14, 2017

Is Your Decision-Making Influenced By What You Ate For Breakfast?

Researchers revealed that the amount of carbohydrates and proteins in one's breakfast may affect decision making throughout the day. However, the study's results did not conclusively prove the link and more research was needed.

HEALTH June 15, 2017

Eating French Fries Frequently Can Double Your Death Risk: Study

A new study revealed that regular consumption of fried potato products can lead to higher death risk. Frequent consumption of french fries can also cause early deaths.

HEALTH June 14, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

What If Your Child Gets Bitten By A Black Widow Spider? Massachusetts Couple Learns The Hard Way

Josh and Kristine Donovan of Massachusetts were shocked to find out that their 5-year-old daughter got bitten by a black widow spider. These spider bites are deemed very rare and usually strike in southern and western U.S. regions.

HEALTH June 13, 2017

J&J Drug May Reduce Heart Events In Diabetes Patients But Doubles Risk For Toe, Lower Foot Amputations

Invokana can significantly reduce heart events in type 2 diabetes patients but doubles risk for toe and lower foot amputations. How does Johnson & Johnson's Invokana fare compared with rival drug Jardiance?

HEALTH June 13, 2017

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