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How Suicide Rates In US Skyrocketed To 30-Year High

The CDC reports suicide rates are up across most demographics in the United States. What is driving this increase in self-inflicted fatalities?

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Feeling Sleepy? High-fat Meals Could Make You Experience Daytime Drowsiness

University of Adelaide researchers reported that high fat intake causes daytime sleepiness. Further sleep study revealed that a large percentage of those who consume high-fat foods have sleep apnea.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Did Flu Kill Pop Icon Prince? What You Should Know About Influenza

Pop superstar Prince was reportedly hospitalized because of influenza several days prior to his death. While there were no immediate details released regarding the singer's passing, some health experts believe the cause of death may be connected to his recent respiratory infection.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

24 Percent Rise In US Suicide Rate Highest In 30 Years: CDC

Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent since 1999, signifying the highest surge in 30 years, a new report has revealed. Experts say prevention techniques are effective, but funding is scarce.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Chemotherapy Drugs Not Linked To Fogged Mental Condition, Study Says

Chemotherapy is a two-faced cancer treatment as it kills cancer cells but posts other health problems. The chemo drug anthracycline has been said to cause fogged mental condition among breast cancer patients, but new research says otherwise.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Non-Invasive Light Therapy May Be Used To Treat Chronic Pain Sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers may soon benefit from a non-invasive light therapy. The mice study, according to the researchers, can be translated into humans using viral expression.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Aunt Creates Rare Three-Way 'Kidney Chain' To Save Her Niece's Life

In a unique three-way kidney swap chain, an aunt helped save not only her niece’s life, but also enhanced the lives of two others who were in need of kidney transplants.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Genes That Defend Against Cognitive Decline Linked To Healthy Aging: Wellderly Study

The Wellderly study, which included adults aged 80 to 105 years old, has found that genetic variants preventing cognitive decline is associated with overall healthy aging. The study is still ongoing and aims to find clues on what makes individuals live longer.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Young Survivors Of Childhood Cancer Feel Older Than Their Age

Young survivors of childhood cancer feel older than their real age, research says. The research studied the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors and compared it with the general population, and found that young survivors have the same health-related quality of life with 40-year-old adults.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Chemicals Found In Nail Polish, Soap Can Make You Fat

A new study by researchers from the University of Georgia finds that exposure to an ingredient in common items may possibly lead to obesity because of its effect on the body's fat accumulation. Find out more.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Teen Moms May Not Follow Sleep Practices To Reduce SIDS Risk In Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can be avoided but a new study has found that many teen mothers reject expert recommendations on how to avoid it in favor of relying on their instincts.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Here's Why We Do Not Sleep Well In A New Place

Tossing and turning on your first night sleeping in a new place? Researchers have found that your brain may have something to do with what is known as the first-night effect.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

NYC Hospital To Pay $2.2 Million For Allowing Reality TV Show To Film Patients Without Consent

New York Presbyterian submits itself for a corrective action plan after losing a case filed against it in Federal court. NYP maintains it did not violate any HIPAA rules despite court ruling.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia More Common In All-Girls Schools

Young girls studying in all-girls schools are twice as likely to have eating disorders compared to those attending mixed schools, according to a new study. Anorexia nervosa is no laughing matter as it leads to six-fold risk of death.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Researchers Launch Largest Autism Study: Here's How You Can Participate

A nationwide research is looking for participants for the largest autism study in the United States. The goal is to better analyze genetics' role in autism development and speed up treatments and supports.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Celebrity Cancer Treatments May Influence Women's Breast Cancer Choices

A new study finds that celebrities' choice of cancer treatments strongly influence women's breast cancer therapy options. This is further propelled by the media's extensive coverage of the celebrities' diagnosis and chosen treatments.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

Having problems in finding your way around could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. The research focused on the biomarkers involved in the buildup of brain plaques in the caudate and hippocampus.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

AstraZeneca To Partner With Gene Pioneer Venter To Incorporate Genomics In Drug Research And Development

AstraZeneca will work with biotechnologist Craig Venter and other companies to incorporate genomics in drug research and development. The bold move is aimed at searching for new medicines that uses the advanced technology of genome sequencing.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

People With HIV May Age Faster: Virus Causes Premature Aging Of Cells

HIV treatment may cause cells to age faster, a new study has found. This means people with HIV must also take action to curb the effects of premature aging.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Aggressive 'Mini Stroke' Treatment May Cut Risks Of Major Strokes In Half

Aggressive mini stroke treatments may help cut down stroke risks in half. A new study found that early therapy and urgent assessment for all patients may help spare them from suffering recurrent strokes.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Strengthening Blood Vessels Seen As A Way To Mitigate Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious problem that affects over 19 million people around the world every year. Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science are looking to address the condition by boosting blood vessel strength.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Caltech Researchers Map Neurons To Improve Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

Brain neurons extend everywhere, making pathways difficult to identify. Researchers from Caltech, however, were able to do so for neuronal pathways specific to Parkinson’s-related motor impairment, opening a path to a possible new treatment for the disease.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Owning A Dog Shown To Be Particularly Beneficial For Senior Adults

Having a furry friend, it turns out, not only can make you happy but healthy as well! Researchers have discovered that dog ownership brings particular benefits to adults, particularly in seniors.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Canadian Man To 'Run For Wellness' In 10 Half-Marathons For Mental Health Awareness

In a bid to raise awareness about the positive effects exercise has on mental health, Jacob Morris intends to run 10 half-marathons in 10 Canadian cities, around mid-June to mid-July.

HEALTH April 21, 2016

Women's Survival Rate For 13 Cancers Is Higher Than Men: Statistics Canada

In a report by Statistics Canada, women have better survival rates than men in 13 of 18 cancers investigated. It was postulated that female hormones and better health practices contribute to more positive cancer prognosis.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

Researchers Create Micro Heart Muscle From Stem Cells

Medical researchers at Gladstone Intitutes successfully stimulated bio-engineered heart muscles created via IPSCs to resemble adult heart muscles. Find out what this means for coronary heart disease treatments.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

This Is How Your Brain Recognizes Other People's Facial Expressions

The brain functions in so many ways, including recognizing people's facial expression. A new study has revealed what part of the brain is responsible for recognizing facial expressions.

HEALTH April 22, 2016

New Breakthrough Method CRISPRainbow Tracks DNA Rather Than Edit Genes

Researchers from University of Massachusetts Medical School has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to track and label chromosomes in live cells. The breakthrough modification of CRISPR technology can become an invaluable tool in studying treatment effects on cells.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Health Awareness In Men Linked To Lower Dementia Rates

Smoking cessation, better diets, increased exercise and other public health measures are pinpointed for the surprising fall in UK dementia rates particularly among men. Authors are convinced brain health in the UK is improving.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Twins Conceived At The Same Time Born Two Years Apart

Twins born two years apart are virtually unheard of, but they are a living miracle. They were conceived at the same time through in vitro fertilization and from the same batch of embryos in a successful fertility treatment.

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Cow's Milk Allergy Linked To Weaker Bones In Children

Children who are allergic to cow's milk tend to have weaker bones compared with kids who have other food allergies. What can parents do to help alleviate calcium deficiency in these kids?

HEALTH April 23, 2016

Mosquito Killer Billboard Helps Prevent Zika Spread In Brazil

Mosquito killer billboards installed in Rio de Janeiro attract and trap mosquitoes that carry Zika virus. This is how the billboards work.

HEALTH April 24, 2016

Subtype Of Thyroid Tumor No Longer Considered As Cancer

A type of tumor characterized by a lump in the thyroid encapsulated by fibrous tissue is no longer considered as cancer. How would the reclassification of this thyroid tumor impact patients?

HEALTH April 19, 2016

Hundreds Hit The Streets To Protest Ontario's Vaping Ban Proposal

The new legislation on the ban of vaping in venues where regular tobacco smoking is already prohibited was met with protests in Ontario, Canada. While protesters claim that vaping has helped them quit smoking, experts still believe it is not a good way to effectively get rid of the habit.

HEALTH April 12, 2016

Zika And Pregnancy: How To Protect Yourself, Transmission, Microcephaly And Everything You Should Know

Zika virus is known for causing microcephaly and other birth defects to infants born from infected mothers. Here's what every woman, pregnant or not, should know.

HEALTH March 26, 2016

Clearing The Air: Monsanto Breaks Silence On Zika Virus, Microcephaly And Sumitomo Larvicide

Amid allegations about Monsanto's link to a toxic larvicide that is believed to be the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak, the biotech company spoke out on Monday to clear up 'rumors and misinformation.' Monsanto says it has no connection whatsoever to the Zika virus or microcephaly.

HEALTH February 16, 2016

Planning To Get Pregnant? Here's What You Should Know About Zika Virus

Pregnant women are the ones most affected by the new Zika virus outbreak that has ravaged the Americas in the past few months. Health officials urged pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant to practice abundance of precaution.

HEALTH February 15, 2016

Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause Of Brazil's Microcephaly Outbreak: Doctors

A group of Argentine physicians claim that the sudden microcephaly outbreak in Brazil was not driven by the Zika virus, but by a larvicide injected into the country's water supplies.

HEALTH February 14, 2016

Cheese Is Addictive As Drug: Dairy Product Triggers Brain Region Linked To Addiction

A chemical found in most addicitve drugs was found to be present in dairy products. Such discovery may explain why cheese is hard to resist.

HEALTH October 23, 2015

Lone star tick can make you allergic to red meat

A growing number of people were forced to give up their love for red meat after they were bitten by the lone star tick. The bite induces an allergic reaction that causes people to get hives and experience swelling after beef, venison and other red meats.

HEALTH August 14, 2014

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