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Children Conceived With DNA From Three People Now In Their Teens, Doing Well

Some children were conceived as a result of a fertility treatment trial more than a decade ago, using DNA from three different people. According to research, these children have grown well and are healthy today.

Health October 27, 2016

'Patient Zero' Was Innocent: New Study Shows HIV Spread In The US Earlier Than Previously Thought

New research denies the influence of 'Patient Zero' on the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. in the 1980s. Far from being the epicenter of the disease, Gaétan Dugas was simply a patient who volunteered to help the research.

Health October 27, 2016

Artificial Hand Makes It Possible For Amputees To Feel Touch, Squeeze Again

A new study has confirmed the possibility for arm prosthetics to mimic the sensations patients have in their intact hands. The research connected the intensity of pressure with the electrical signals in the brain.

Health October 27, 2016

One In Seven Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air: UNICEF

UNICEF revealed that 300 million children worldwide are exposed to toxic fumes, which is more than six times the recommended international guidelines. Air pollution kills more children than malaria and HIV combined.

Health October 31, 2016

Researchers Turn To Gene Editing System CRISPR To Facilitate Research On Curing HIV

Researchers used a gene editing system, CRISPR, to test on different series of mutations. The team looked into the differences that could be responsible for some immune cells resistant to HIV.

Health October 27, 2016

3D-Printed Heart On A Chip May Be The Future Of Personalized Medical Care

Scientists created a 3D-printed heart on a chip, featuring sensors. The breakthrough could help replacing scientific research on animals.

Health October 26, 2016

Parent-Led Early Autism Intervention Reduces Symptoms In Children

Early intervention for children suffering from autism spectrum disorders has been found to be long-term efficient. Communication and severity of the symptoms have improved, especially on children whose parents were part of the treatment.

Health October 26, 2016

USPSTF Releases Recommendations On Primary Care Interventions, Highlights Role Doctors Play In Proper Breastfeeding

The US Preventive Services Task Force suggests that appropriate intervention by healthcare providers could help promote rate and duration of breastfeeding. The recommendations also challenge WHO’s advice on pacifier use.

Health October 27, 2016

A Healthy Halloween? Make It Possible With These 8 Tips

The Halloween spirit shouldn't change your healthy habits, not even for a day. We put together eight important guidelines for a healthy celebration of the year's most eccentric holiday.

Health October 27, 2016

Prescription Testosterone, Other Steroid Drugs Product Labels Get New Warning From FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug administration is stepping up with warnings for prescription drugs that treat low testosterone. The abuse of the said drugs has been proven to be linked with heart-related and mental health problems, among others.

Health October 26, 2016

Vending Machines Dispense HIV Testing Kits At A Chinese University As Virus Becomes Widespread Among Youth

A university in China's Sichuan Province has started selling inexpensive self-administered HIV testing kits to students. China's HIV/AIDS cases continues to grow, with 501,000 cases recorded at the end of 2014.

Health October 26, 2016

MRI Scans Of Children With PTSD Show Disruptions In Brain Structure

A study published by Chinese scientists suggested neural changes in the brain activity of PTSD patients. The study was carried on 47 children who experienced the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Health October 26, 2016

How To Avoid Obesity? E-Cigarettes Can Help Prevent Weight Gain In Ex-Smokers

Scientists have found a connection between people who are trying to quit smoking and vaping electronic cigarettes. According to the research, the latter could help control the weight gain associated with quitting the habit.

Health October 27, 2016

FDA Gives Merck Green Light To Market Keytruda Lung Cancer Drug

Merck's cancer drug Keytruda got the nod of U.S. regulators as a first-line drug for treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. For the pharmaceutical company, the FDA approval opens a big market for it.

Health October 26, 2016

Zika Virus And Pregnancy: Pregnant Miami Woman Gets Infected With Zika, But Doctors Say Her Baby Is Safe

Doctors in Miami are monitoring the medical status of a pregnant woman who tested positive for Zika virus. Despite the infection being detected during the 16th week of pregnancy, the woman's baby seems to be developing normally.

Health October 26, 2016

New Study Explores How Doctors Can Combat Discrimination By Their Patients

Researchers at Stanford University have developed strategies on how medical trainees can deal with discrimination from patients and their families. One of these is putting the importance of the patient's health above all other matters, including the family members’ prejudice.

Health October 27, 2016

Brain Changes In Children Who Play One Season Of Football Found

A new study has revealed that playing football for one season can affect a child's brain development. Researchers have found that cumulative hits lead to a change in the brain's white matter, a development associated with brain abnormalities.

Health October 25, 2016

Small Lies Lead Down 'Slippery Slope' To Much Bigger Ones, Study Finds: The Brain Will Adapt To Dishonesty

A new study reveals that telling small lies could lead down a slippery slope into making even bigger ones. Researchers discovered that the brain becomes desensitized as people tell more lies.

Health October 25, 2016

Babies Sharing Parents' Room Prevents SIDS : Tips To Make Sleeping Environment Safe For Infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics gave parents advice to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The recommendations largely discuss creating a safe sleeping environment for an infant to avoid SIDS.

Health October 25, 2016

Cigarettes Account For About 30 Percent Of Cancer Deaths In The US

The American Cancer Society found that smoking caused 30 percent of cancer deaths in the United States. The rate hovered around this percentage for all states except Utah, which registered 22 percent.

Health October 26, 2016

Ebola Survivor Nina Pham Reaches Settlement With Dallas Hospital Over Negligence, Deception Lawsuit

Ebola survivor Nina Pham has reached a settlement with Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the hospital where she used to work. The lawsuit accused the hospital of negligence and deception in handling the case of Thomas Duncan.

Health October 25, 2016

Georgia Woman Rushes To Hospital For Kidney Stones, Goes Home With A Baby

A woman gave birth to her third child, the same night she went to the hospital accusing kidney stone-related pains. Stephanie Jaegers had no idea she was pregnant, although 38 weeks far.

Health October 24, 2016

How To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? Parents Should Sleep In The Same Room, Experts Recommend

Sudden death syndrome among infants has urged the American Academy of Pediatricians to issue a series of updated recommendation. Sleeping in the same room, but not the same bed, for the first six months up to a year is recommended.

Health October 24, 2016

Not Just Gluten: Other Proteins In Wheat Can Cause Upset Stomach And Trigger Chronic Health Conditions

Some individuals may experience stomach symptoms after ingesting wheat products despite not suffering from celiac disease. A group of proteins called ATI may be responsible for this.

Health October 24, 2016

Bundle Of Cuteness: Mom Cradles Separated Twin For First Time A Week After 27-Hour Surgery

Nicole McDonald, mother of the conjoined twins who underwent a separation surgery, has held one of her sons. The touching moment happened one week after the operation was performed.

Health October 24, 2016

Vibrio Vulnificus Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Signs, Symptoms And Everything You Need To Know

Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria, may cause potentially fatal septic shock and skin lesions in infected individuals. People with a compromised immune system are at increased risk of fatality.

Health October 25, 2016

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus Kills Man In 4 Days

A man died after contracting a flesh eating bacteria. Vibrio lurking in the waters of Assawoman Bay infected the man through a wound in his body.

Health October 23, 2016

Baby 'Born Twice' Doing Well After Lifesaving Surgery

A woman gave birth to her daughter 'twice,' after complications occurred during the pregnancy. Sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common of tumors that afflict babies.

Health October 22, 2016

Researchers Discover Physical Source Of Depression

Researchers have uncovered the physical source of depression in the brain, allowing them to take a step closer toward helping improve treatment options for a condition that affects millions of Americans.

Health October 22, 2016

Red Wine Compound May Correct Hormone Imbalance In Women With PCOS

The resveratrol compound, which can be found in the skin of grapes and red wine, was found effective at correcting hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS is a leading cause of infertility.

Health October 22, 2016

Researchers Create 3D Atomic-Level Image Of Brain’s Marijuana Receptor

Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.

Health October 22, 2016

Seattle Man Saved By App Connecting Cardiac Arrest Victims With CPR-Trained Bystanders

A location-aware mobile app saved a man's life after he entered cardiac arrest. The lifesaving app notifies people in the network who are nearby to intervene, in case of emergencies, before the paramedics arrive.

Health October 21, 2016

Swiss Doctors Use Nose Cartilage To Repair Knee Joint Injuries In First-In-Human Trial

Swiss doctors have completed 10 successful cases of new knee cartilage repair using nose cartilage. For this to become a standard treatment, more patients will have to react positively to the mechanical stress in future research.

Health October 22, 2016

Avoid Screen Time For Toddlers: New Guidelines For Children’s Media Use Released By American Academy Of Pediatrics

Exposure to media is potentially damaging for children, especially toddlers. Aside from setting some 'ground rules', the conference of the American Association of Pediatrics did not impose a strict interval for the time spent by children consuming media every day.

Health October 21, 2016

Suffering From Jet Lag? A Blast Of Low-Oxygen Air Might Just Be What You Need

Frequent travelers experience jet lag a lot and it’s never pleasant. According to researchers, getting your circadian rhythm on track again and getting proper sleep may just be a blast of low-oxygen air away.

Health October 21, 2016

Total Reported STD Cases In The US Highest Ever In 2015

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis recorded an abnormal increase in 2015 compared to 2014. Young people, men who have sexual intercourse with other men and ethnic minorities were the most affected.

Health October 20, 2016

More Than Half Of American Adults With Mental Health Issues Not Getting Needed Treatment

Mental Health America's annual report revealed better access to mental health care in the country. However, more than half of adults with mental illness are still not getting the treatment they need.

Health October 20, 2016

CDC Updates Zika Guidance, Advises Pregnant Women Traveling To, Living In Miami-Dade To Get Tested

CDC updated its travel and testing guidance on Oct. 19 to apply recommendations to all of Miami-Dade County. The region is labeled as yellow, not red, which makes it a cautionary region.

Health October 21, 2016

HPV Vaccine For Pre-Teens: How Many Doses Of HPV Vaccines Do Kids Need And Everything You Need To Know

For children in their pre-teen years, the CDC is recommending a different dosage schedule for the HPV vaccine, simplifying the vaccination process touted to protect against certain types of cancers.

Health October 20, 2016

When Eating Contests Go Wrong: Ghost Pepper Puree Tears Hole In Man’s Esophagus

A man suffered a spontaneous esophageal rupture after eating ghost pepper on a contest. He was hospitalized for 23 days, connected on a plastic tube.

Health October 19, 2016

Your Mouth Bacteria May Be What’s Causing Your Migraine

Nitrates transformed into nitrites in patients suffering from migraines could be one of the causes of the severe headaches. From the 38 million Americans experiencing migraines, most find a connection between nitrates consumption and the symptoms.

Health October 19, 2016

Dental Sealants Effective Against Cavities But Most US Children Don’t Have Them: CDC Vital Signs Report

Dental sealants are proven to be highly efficient among children, preventing up to 80 percent of cavities. However, up to 7 million children are in need of dental sealant programs, which could save up to $300 million in dental treatments.

Health October 19, 2016

Zika Virus: Miami Beach Plans To Use Bats To Get Rid Of Zika Virus-Infected Mosquitoes

In the fight against the dangers of Zika virus, the officials of Miami Beach have decided to attract a bat population into the area. The pilot project aims at reducing the mosquitoes, since air spraying was inefficient.

Health October 18, 2016

Outpatient Care In The US Has Not Improved In Critical Areas: Study

According to a new report examining the past decade, health care for the U.S. adult population has shown inconsistent improvements. While four of the clinical composites improved, two dropped and three showed no progress.

Health October 18, 2016

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