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'First Finger Food' Products For Infants Fail To Meet Safety Standards

An association of pediatricians has just released an abstract that should serve as a warning to parents. It turns out, some of the first finger food products you know may not be completely safe for babies.

HEALTH May 3, 2016

Common Hairstyles Can Lead To Alopecia: What You Need To Know About This Condition

Is your hairstyle causing you to be bald? Find out whether you have traction alopecia and learn how you can treat the condition.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

One Third Of Kids With Autism Wander Away From Safe Environments

One third of kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders were found to wander more out of a safe place. The study call for more strategies to ensure safety of these kids at all times.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Cancer Drug Prices Up By 600 Percent: What Drives Increase In Medication Costs?

The prices of cancer drugs administered orally have increased over the past decade and a half. The reason for the price hike is not clearly identified, but analysts have determined some possible causes.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Expectant, New Moms Suffer Increasing Amount Of Unfair Treatment At Work: Citizens Advice

Pregnant women and new moms continue to suffer an increasing amount of unfair treatment at work, a report by Citizens Advice revealed. This suggests that pregnancy discrimination is still prevalent.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Being Fat Ups Your Risk Of Getting This Skin Disease

Obesity and type 2 diabetes have both been linked to psoriasis in a recent Danish twin study. Scientists have explored a potential genetic connection between psoriasis and obesity, possibly improving the skin disease's treatment and prevention.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Alzheimer's Is No Laughing Matter: Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Ronald Reagan Comedy

Will Ferrell has backed out of a project on Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's disease, as confirmed by his management. The Ronald Reagan comedy drew flak from the late U.S. president's family as well as non-profit Alzheimer's groups.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

These Common Hairstyles Can Cause Traction Alopecia In Women

Learn how high-risk hairstyling - such as braiding or weaving treated and processed hair - can translate to traction alopecia, or hair loss due to damage from prolonged or repeated tension on the roots.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Risk For General Anesthesia In Infants Is Same With Local Anesthesia

The risk of administering general anesthesia to babies is the same with giving local anesthesia at two years of age, a new interim study based in Melbourne revealed. Researchers said there was no difference in the effects in babies.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Stressful Days Make Kids More Prone To Nightly Asthma Attacks

Stressful days could increase the risk of nightly asthma attacks in children. Researchers found that kids who had a rough day are more likely to experience nocturnal asthma, missed school days and more visits to their doctors.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Newborn Babies Of Older Moms May Fare Better Later In Life Than Peers: Study

Although having child at older ages is linked to different birth complications, there are still some benefits accompanying it. A new study revealed that people born to older mothers may fare better in the long run compared with those who were born to younger mothers.

HEALTH May 3, 2016

You Don't Need To Fast Before A Cholesterol Test, New Guidelines Reveal

A new guideline showed that people do not need to fast before heading for a cholesterol test. A team of international experts reported that there is no significant change in the blood test results of those people who fast and did not fast before having a cholesterol test.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Best Way To Treat Jellyfish Stings Is By Using Hot Packs Or Hot Water

What's a better way to treat jellyfish stings: cold or hot water? For two Hawaiian researchers, the answer is the latter, and it has to do with the nature of jellyfish venom.

HEALTH May 2, 2016

Drinking Apple Juice, Other Fluids OK To Treat Vomiting, Mild Diarrhea In Kids

When it comes to treating mild dehydration in children, it may be better to give in. A new study recommends a more patient-centered approach to it by letting children drink apple juice or their preferred drink.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Ozone Gas Treatment Used To Sterilize Medical Implants Can Save Money, Time

An existing sterilization technique holds so much promise for surgeries performed with polymer medical devices. Not only can ozone gas save time, it may also save money.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Aerial Pesticide Spraying Linked To Autism

Autism in children may be driven, in part, by aerial spraying of pesticides. How serious is the problem?

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Hairstyle Choice Could Be Reason Behind Balding

Balding in women could be driven, at least in part, by choice of hairstyle. Which styles are best - and worst - to prevent thinning hair?

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Retiring Early? Working Past Age 65 Is Linked To Longer Life, New Study Says

Working after the retirement age of 65 has its own share of benefits, finds a new research from the Oregon State University. "Longer life" being one of the prime benefits!

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Craving For Junk Food? You're Likely Bored

People who are bored tend to crave unhealthy food such as sweets and chips, researchers have found. Why does being bored trigger cravings for junk food?

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Researchers Want To Repurpose Old Drugs To Prevent, Treat Zika Virus

Medical scientists are exploring the potential of existing drugs to treat and even prevent Zika infection. One such drug that is typically used to treat Alzheimer's has been shown to have promise protecting cells from the virus.

HEALTH May 3, 2016

Zika Is A Deadly Virus: This Is How It Can Kill You

Recent deaths of patients infected with Zika show the mosquito-borne virus, which do not often cause symptoms in infected individuals, can kill. Here's how the virus attacks.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

What Happens Inside Women's Brains During Pregnancy? There Is An Increase In Gray Matter

Women undergo a lot of bodily changes during pregnancy but a recent study showed that neurological changes also occur. The gray matter of the brain regions increases in volume and helps in regulating certain responses related to the reward system.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Constant 'Retweeting' Can Interfere With Your Memory, Learning

Constant retweeting or sharing information on social media networks can affect memory and learning process. Researchers have found that those who often repost information experience some form of cognitive overload.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Don't Fall For Those Instagram Weight Loss Teas: Here's Why (Read: L-A-X-A-T-I-V-E-S)

A lot of weight loss teas are really just laxatives. Some people say self-inflicted diarrhea cleanses the colon, while others assert that it's a serious health risk.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Male Sex Hormone May Help Treat Diabetes

Male sex hormone testosterone may help treat diabetes, a new study has found. The findings may help pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Eating Small Amounts Of Chocolate Daily May Lower Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Chocolates are known to be related to many weight disorders such as obesity. However, a new study revealed that small amounts of chocolates taken every day could lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Newborn Babies To Be Tested For Alcohol Over Concerns That Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Newborn babies were tested for alcohol molecules over concerns that mothers are drinking alcoholic beverages during their pregnancy. The researchers initially tested some fecal samples and found significant traces of alcohol molecules.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Could Redheads Hold The Secret To Youth? Scientists Find A Ginger Gene To Staying Young

Researchers have found that the gene responsible for red hair also makes people appear younger than they truly are. Could redheads be holding the secret to eternal youth?

HEALTH April 30, 2016

First Drug To Treat Psychosis Linked To Parkinson's Gets FDA Approval

FDA approves the first Parkinson’s-related psychosis drug. Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets are designed to treat psychosis-related delusions and hallucinations among some patients with Parkinson’s disease.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Dole Officials Aware Of Listeria Problem At Salad Plant: FDA Report

An FDA report found that Dole Food Company officials knew about the listeria issues at their Ohio salad plant more than a year before the factory closed in January. The Department of Justice is also conducting its own investigation.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

Research Shows The More Friends You Have, The Higher Your Tolerance For Pain Is

A new study showed that having a large social network could increase tolerance for pain. Researchers found that having more friends could increase endorphin activity in the brain that serves as a pain killer.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Belgium Residents To Get Iodine Pills In Case Of Nuclear Incident

Belgium is distributing iodine pills to its citizens to prepare them for any potential nuclear fallout. The Netherlands has followed suit, considering some of its people live near two aging Belgian nuclear plants.

HEALTH May 1, 2016

GSK Reformulates Mouthwash Into Antiseptic Gel To Prevent Infection In Newborn Babies

Antiseptic chlorhexidine gel Umbipro from GlaxoSmithKline was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency for use against umbilical cord infection in newborns. The product developed from GSK's mouthwash is targeted to address omphalitis in developing countries.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Peppermint Tea May Help Boost Long And Short-Term Memory

Peppermint tea may help enhance mood and memory, a new study has found. Experts say that compared to chamomile, which has calming effects, peppermint tea provides more alertness and cognition to people, especially in older adults.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Psoriasis Linked To Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Psoriasis are shown to correlate with each other in a new study out of Denmark. What could be responsible for this link?

HEALTH April 29, 2016

Metabolism-Boosting Vitamin Also Found Effective At Stopping Organ Aging

The regenerative capacity that organs have generally diminishes with age. In a study, researchers showed that an organ's ability to repair itself after injury can be maintained with a vitamin that protects against aging.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Feeling Too Stressed Out? Living Near The Beach May Boost Your Mental State

Feeling stressed? Having a view of the ocean or living by the beach might prove to be beneficial to your mental health, reveals a new study.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Not Like The Movies: Using Ballpoint Pen To Create Airway Passage Is Not Recommended

A study in Germany revealed that using ballpoint pens to establish airflow is not effective but can be dangerous. Researchers only recommend ballpoint pens as a breathing tube once airflow is present.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Your Gut Microbiome Is Influenced By Medications You Take, Food You Eat

While gut diversity is one of the best ways to increase a person’s immunity, it may be significantly affected by food and medications. What can make you less protected?

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Scent Of Rosemary May Help You Remember Your Tasks, Events For The Day

The scent of rosemary may help you remember tasks and events for the day. The researchers would want to further study if the finding has any long-term benefits.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Orally Administered Cancer Drugs See Spike In Cost

Oral cancer drugs have become significantly more expensive compared with those from 15 years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into rising drug prices in the U.S., particularly among specialty medications.

HEALTH April 29, 2016

Breakthrough Gene Therapy Reverses Vision Loss In Patients With Inherited Blindness

Gene therapy fuels hope for slowing or reversing loss of vision in patients with choroideremia, a rare form of inherited blindness. The trial, a first of its kind in the world, saw sustained benefits in its patients.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Portable Testing Device Can Detect Ebola At Once

A new portable device the size of a smartphone may be the lifesaver we’ve been waiting. Not only does it produce results at once, it is also highly accurate and may be designed for diagnosis of other diseases.

HEALTH April 30, 2016

Can Using E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking? British Medical Group Thinks So

An influential British medical group endorsed e-cigarette use as an effective smoking cessation method. How did they arrive at such a conclusion despite the presence of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and some widely documented e-cigarette dangers?

HEALTH April 29, 2016

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