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Flint Residents Are Too Scared Of The Water To Wash And They're Getting Sick As A Result

Residents in Flint, Michigan, might have found a way to 'avoid' lead poisoning, but by doing so, they have subjected themselves to a new threat: Shigellosis.

Health October 5, 2016

Researchers Develop Alternative To Blood Sugar Testing: Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses, Anyone?

Researchers have come up with glucose-sensing contact lenses to check sugar levels in body. The contact lenses could be effective non-invasive alternatives to current blood sugar testing devices.

Health October 5, 2016

A Smoker’s Legacy: Study Reveals Carcinogens From Tobacco Smoke Linger Months After Smokers Quit

Smokers' houses were discovered to carry dangerous carcinogen residues responsible for lung cancer even months after quitting. The residues were found in household objects as well as walls because of the substances' capacity to penetrate deep layers of surfaces.

Health October 5, 2016

Breast Density Matters: Women Screening For Breast Cancer Should Be Told If They Have Dense Breasts

Breast cancer is harder to identify on women with higher breast density for their age. The mammograms show in white both the thicker tissues and the tumors, making the detection significantly more complicated.

Health October 5, 2016

Will You Wear An Air Bag Bike Helmet?

Stanford researchers’ version of an air bag bike helmet is a foam helmet that pops out when potential collision is detected. Will you wear one for a safer bike ride?

Health October 5, 2016

Polio-Like Disease That Paralyzes Children On The Rise In The US: How To Protect Kids From Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Fifty cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis have already been reported in the US this year. The CDC provided tips on how to prevent the spread of this paralyzing disease.

Health October 4, 2016

Democratic, Republican Doctors Offer Treatments Differently, Says Yale Study

The physician’s political view, whether he is a Democratic or Republican, could be influencing the way he deals with the politicized health issues like abortion, marijuana and firearm use. Patients might have to choose doctors according to their own political views, suggest researchers.

Health October 4, 2016

Researchers Find Connection Between Feel-Good Hormone Dopamine And Ability To Recognize Faces

A new study has revealed the connection between the pleasure hormone, dopamine, and the brain's pathways of face recognition. This could bring new explanation on the cognitive reasoning of our social activity as an evolutionary survival mechanism.

Health October 5, 2016

Study Finds ‘Brain Training’ Effective In Certain Tasks, Not So Much In Others

A new study has found that brain training exercises are inefficient in improving the entirety og cognitive functions. It has concluded that these types of stimuli can only improve the very task-specific performance at best.

Health October 5, 2016

2016 Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi's Work On Cellular Recycling May Change How We Treat Cancer, Other Diseases

The works of Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi could potentially change how diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington’s and cancer are treated. Trials are already being conducted to test the potentials of manipulating the cellular process autophagy to treat illnesses.

Health October 4, 2016

A Few Drinks Do Make You Feel Better: Researchers Found Alcohol Acts Like Rapid Antidepressants

Researchers compared the short-term effects of alcohol with those of antidepressants and found that the biochemical pathways of both stimuli are the same. This means so are the behavioral effects and changes in attitude brought about by the two.

Health October 4, 2016

Japanese Biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Prize For Cell Recycling

Yoshinori Ohsumi researched autophagy and discovered the cellular degradation and recycling system present in yeast. His discovery led to a new cellular approach in treating diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and neurological conditions.

Health October 3, 2016

Don’t Blame The Bromeliads: Growers Decry Zika Transmission In Miami Beach Being Blamed On The Flowering Plant

The Botanical Garden in Miami Beach, Florida was forced to dispose of the bromeliads because the plant's water-trapping leaves make a good breeding habitat for mosquitoe larvae, which is responsible for the rapid spreading of the Zika virus. However, the measure seemed unnecessary to the locals.

Health October 4, 2016

Researchers Uncover Clues To Heart Disease: Thanks, Thai Water Bug

Heart disease has long been a topic for studies and researchers continue to explore ways to shed light on the health condition. Now, researchers have tapped a surprising study aid: the Thai water bug.

Health October 3, 2016

Caffeine Compounds Show Potential In Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Caffeine-based chemical compounds are capable of halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease, reports a recent study. Meanwhile, caffeine is also found to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older women.

Health October 3, 2016

FDA Warns Against Homeopathic Teething Tablets, Gels For Babies

Teething can appear to be distressing to a baby but the FDA is cautioning parents and guardians against teething tablets and gels. In particular, the agency has issued a warning against homeopathic teething products.

Health October 2, 2016

Scientists Develop Two Universal Flu Vaccines To Protect Against Future Pandemics

Flu season is here and the CDC is urging Americans to get vaccinated. Understanding the importance of flu vaccines, researchers have developed two universal formulations offering better, longer-lasting protection.

Health October 1, 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked To Higher Depression Risk: Study

Contraceptive use has been found to increase the likelihood of antidepressants being prescribed to women, researchers say. It’s important to note side effects but experts urge women not to overreact.

Health October 1, 2016

CDC Urges Americans To Get Flu Shots: Here’s What You Need To Know About The 2016-2017 Flu Season

The CDC is urging people to get their flu shots in preparation for 2016-2017 flu season. The decline in vaccination coverage last season has prompted health experts to emphasize the importance of flu shots.

Health October 1, 2016

Zika Virus Transmission Via Sweat And Tears? It May Be Possible, Warn Experts

Zika virus infection could be acquired by a healthy person from sweat or tears of an infected person. The alarming new report suggests such a possibility if the patient has exponentially high loads of virus in their blood.

Health September 30, 2016

CDC Wraps Up Contaminated Flour Investigation, Warns Illnesses Expected To Continue

The CDC has finished its investigation into the contaminated flour that led to a multi-state E. coli outbreak. But while its questions have been resolved, the agency warned that illnesses may continue.

Health September 30, 2016

CDC Issues Zika Advisory For Pregnant Women Traveling To 11 Southeast Asian Countries

The CDC issued on Thursday a travel advisory for pregnant women traveling to 11 Southeast Asian countries amid the risk of Zika virus infection. Officials say that although local residents may be immune, travelers from the United States may not be.

Health September 29, 2016

Painkillers Like Ibuprofen And Ketorolac May Raise Heart Failure Risk By Up To 83 Percent

Painkilling drugs called NSAIDs were linked to increased risk for hospital admission due to heart problem. Seven traditional painkillers which include Ibuprofen and naproxen were associated with increased heart failure risk.

Health September 29, 2016

DEA To Schedule Kratom: What Is This Medicinal Plant And Why Is It Considered A Public Hazard?

As per DEA’s announcement on Aug. 30, it is unacceptable to use the tropical medicinal plant, kratom, in the country from Friday, Sept. 30. Many people as well as researchers claim that kratom is effective in treating alcohol and painkiller addiction.

Health September 30, 2016

Is It Worth It? Here’s How Your Brain Decides Between Effort And Reward

The brain has always been involved in decision-making processes. Now, researchers have identified specific regions in the brain responsible for assessing if effort required is worth the reward.

Health September 30, 2016

FDA To Redefine ‘Healthy Food,’ Seeks Public Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is turning to the public for help in defining what is “healthy.” Guidelines were released decades ago and no longer meet recent public health recommendations.

Health September 29, 2016

Crohn's Disease: Study Shows Fungi And Bacteria Cause Gastrointestinal Condition

Crohn's disease patients tend to have higher amounts of two species of bacteria and a fungus. Other factors shared by family members may also contribute to the development of the gastrointestinal condition.

Health September 29, 2016

Breastfeeding Also Protects Moms From Premature Death And Serious Diseases: Study

Breastfeeding has long been treated as a child health issue but researchers have found that it also has a hand in protecting mothers. According to their findings, breastfeeding as recommended reduces risks of premature death and serious diseases.

Health September 30, 2016

FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas For Type 1 Diabetes Patients To Monitor Blood Sugar, Deliver Insulin

The FDA gave its approval to Medtronic's MiniMed 670G, the first automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients. The artificial pancreas could automatically monitor and regulate blood sugar levels.

Health September 28, 2016

Combination Treatment To Remove Blood Clots Shown To Reduce Disability After A Stroke

Researchers discovered that combining the use of clot-removal devices and clot-dissolving agents lead to less disability as ischemic stroke patients recover. Turning to combination treatment then can help in improving patient outcomes.

Health September 29, 2016

Acne Sufferers Likely To Live Longer Than People With Flawless Skin

People who suffer from acne are likely to look better than their peers later in life. They are also likely to live longer based on the length of telomeres in their cells.

Health September 28, 2016

Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Nuggets Due To Plastic Contamination

Tyson Foods issued a recall of its Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets, citing plastic contamination. The company has advised consumers to discard affected products bought, releasing information on how to get a full refund.

Health September 28, 2016

Endemic Measles Now Eliminated In The Americas: WHO

Americas, from Canada to Chile, have become measles free. This was announced by the World Health Organization, which said the Americas is the first region in the world to achieve that feat.

Health September 28, 2016

First Three-Parent Baby Born In Mexico: Here's How A Fertility Doctor Made It Possible

Through mitochondrial transfer, a fertility doctor made possible the birth of a three-parent baby. The procedure was performed because the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome.

Health September 28, 2016

Researchers Uncover Secrets Of ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Lets Cancer Cells Hide And Thrive

Researchers have uncovered the secret as to why some cancers spread fast, with their presence going undetected by the body’s immune system. It is understood that such a condition happens after the disappearance of a protein called interleukein-33, or IL-33.

Health September 29, 2016

As Concerns Of Zika In Florida Continue To Rise, Tourism Is Poised To Take A Dive

Tourism in Florida has taken a rather significant hit, as concerns about Zika have made would-be tourists book their vacations in 'safer' locales.

Health September 27, 2016

Morning Sickness Might Be Horrible, But It Could Mean Good Things For The Baby

Morning sickness might be annoying for a pregnant mother, but a recent study has found that those symptoms could mean good things for the unborn child.

Health September 27, 2016

E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Recall Of Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Beef, Veal And Bison Products

An e.coli outbreak that sickened seven people is linked to meat products sold by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, prompting the company to issue a recall. Recalled products have been shipped to several locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and eastern New York.

Health September 27, 2016

Belly Fat Associated With New, Worse Heart Disease Risk Factors

Belly fat increases the risk of heart disease, confirms a recent study. Of the two types of belly fat - the fat present under the skin and the fat present inside the abdominal cavity - the latter poses a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Health September 28, 2016

Happy Wife, Happy Life? Having A Happy Spouse Could Be Good For Your Health, Says Study

Having a happy spouse often leads to good health, researchers have found. Their findings reiterate the importance of social support in an individual’s overall well-being.

Health September 28, 2016

WHO: 9 Out Of 10 People In the World Breathing Bad Air

About six million deaths occur every year due to air pollution, noted a new report released by the World Health Organization on Tuesday, Sept. 17. China suffers more number of air-pollution related fatalities followed by India and Russia.

Health September 27, 2016

Exercise Can Help Seniors Recover Quickly From Disability

Older adults who regularly engage in physical exercise, especially walking, are most likely to recover quickly from a disability, a new study suggests. Researchers say it is not too late for seniors to begin exercising.

Health September 27, 2016

Honey Could Be Used On Medical Devices To Fight Deadly Hospital Infections

Manuka honey can reduce the ability of deadly bacteria such as those that cause urinary tract infection to form into sticky layers that harbor infection. Honey diluted with water may help fight hospital acquired infections.

Health September 27, 2016

Babies Born Addicted To Opioid Drugs Double In The US

The number of babies born suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome due to exposure to drugs their mothers used during pregnancy increased in the U.S. These infants may experience seizures, rapid breathing, tremor and excessive crying.

Health September 27, 2016

More Cancer-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing a new lawsuit from a woman in California who claims the company's talcum powder has given her ovarian cancer. The company argues there is no scientific evidence to support the link.

Health September 27, 2016

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