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Yeast Infection Drug Ups Miscarriage Risk During Pregnancy, FDA Warns

The FDA is currently investigating potential oral fluconazole risks, particularly among pregnant women taking the drug as yeast infection treatment. It is reviewing the results of a Danish study that found greater miscarriage risks from using the drug while pregnant.

Health April 27, 2016

Research Shows Why Disciplinary Spanking Isn't Good For Your Child

Research shows that spanking is not good for children. There are a variety of reasons why and these include defiance, absence of compliance and anti-social behaviors among many others.

Health April 27, 2016

FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Down To Sarepta Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug Eteplirsen

Sarepta, a pharmaceutical company that develops RNA-based treatments, fell short of providing substantial evidence that eteplirsen is effective in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The gruelling 11-hour session was attended by patients, their families and drug advocacy groups.

Health April 27, 2016

The Biomeme System Turns Any iPhone Into A Mobile DNA Lab

The company Biomeme developed a mobile genetic diagnostic platform that features hardware used with an iPhone, software, DNA test kits and an app to provide results on the field in under an hour.

Health April 27, 2016

Feeding Infants With Rice Cereals Linked To Increased Levels Of Poisonous Arsenic

Parents often feed their infants with rice cereal. Rice-based food products, however, have been linked to increased levels of toxic inorganic arsenic among babies.

Health April 26, 2016

Do Happiness Genes Exist? Researchers Locate Genetic Variations That May Affect Your Well-Being

Genetic variations that influence how individuals experience happiness have been identified. Researchers suggest further studies should be conducted to find out how genetics and environment affect well-being.

Health April 27, 2016

Fat That Wraps Around Liver, Intestines Is Worse Than Belly Fat: Report

Researchers confirmed that visceral fat is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Further research pointed out that a regulatory molecule is responsible for insulin resistance and inflammation, which eventually lead to serious illnesses.

Health April 26, 2016

Female Pelvis Broadens During Puberty But Shrinks Over Time

A new study reveals fascinating information about the female pelvis: it actually widens during puberty and becomes narrow during menopause. But why is this so?

Health April 27, 2016

More Than A Gut Feeling: Can Gut Microbiome Be Used To Treat Mental Disorders?

Researchers have found the link between gut microbiome and mental health. Study findings reveal that having healthy amounts of probiotics can help combat mental disorders.

Health April 26, 2016

Nurturing Your Child During Preschool Years Is Linked To Better Learning, Memory Response

It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.

Health April 27, 2016

Flu Jab Is More Effective When Given Early In The Morning, Study Says

Flu shots given early in the morning are more effective than ones given later during the day, revealed a new study done by researchers at the University of Birmingham. These findings could prove instrumental in improving the overall vaccination strategies.

Health April 27, 2016

Can Heavy Cannabis Use Increase Chances Of Early Death?

Smoking cannabis while young may be bad for the health later in life. In fact, it may increase the risk of dying prematurely, according to a new study.

Health April 27, 2016

Chick-fil-A Withdraws Chocolate Chunk Cookie Supply Over Allergen Concerns: Signs, Symptoms Of Peanut Allergy

Chick-fil-A's Chocolate Chunk Cookies are being voluntarily recalled by the supplier because of allergen concerns. CSM Bakery Solutions issued an allergy alert on undeclared peanut present in the flour used in the cookies.

Health April 26, 2016

Sandy Weill And Wife Joan Donate $185 Million To New Neuroscience Center In San Francisco

To support neuroscience, medicine’s 'underdog,' power couple Sandy and Joan Weill, donated a hefty million dollars. It will not only bolster research but will also hopefully remove the misperception about mental disorders.

Health April 27, 2016

Eyesight, Hearing Of 2-Year-Old Brazilian Girl Restored After A 'Miracle'

A 2-year-old Brazilian girl who was born deaf and blind underwent surgical procedures in Miami, Florida. After several failed surgeries in Brazil, the one in Miami turned out to be a miraculous success!

Health April 26, 2016

50 Years Of Research Confirms Psychological Risks Caused By Spanking Children

Researchers have conducted a comprehensive study about the effects of spanking and found that it causes detrimental psychological outcomes. Children who experienced spanking have almost similar outcomes with those who were physically abused.

Health April 26, 2016

Scientists Pinpoint Source For Psoriasis, Raise Hope For More Effective Treatments

Researchers identified a signaling pathway that is a valuable target for the formulation of psoriasis treatment. Psoriasis affects as much as 4 percent of the population in the west.

Health April 26, 2016

Deodorant Manufacturer Nivea Launches Body Odor-Detecting App

Germany-based body products maker Nivea announced the creation of Nivea Men NOSE, a smell detector app working hand-in-hand with a sensors-armed mobile phone cover to gauge the body odor level of its user.

Health April 26, 2016

Listening To Music May Sharpen Your Baby's Language Skills

Incorporating music to your baby's playtime may potentially boost language and music skills, a new study revealed. Researchers say music and speech both have rhythmic patterns.

Health April 26, 2016

CVS Recalls Herbal Tea Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

CVS pharmacy announced that it has recalled an herbal tea product due to possible salmonella contamination risk. No reports of illnesses have been reported and the store has already removed all the recalled items from its shelves.

Health April 26, 2016

Laundry Pods More Dangerous To Children Than Other Types Of Detergent

Laundry pods are more dangerous than traditional detergents, a new study has found. Aside from the higher cases of poison report among children, laundry pods also pose more serious consequences, even death.

Health April 26, 2016

This Is How Ads Lure Kids To Start Using E-Cigarettes

A new study shows advertisements increase teen use of e-cigarettes. How these ads lure kids is a question that must be looked into to mitigate the problem.

Health April 26, 2016

It's Rocket Science: ISRO Creates Tiny Heart Assist Device From Rocket Material

Materials and technology usually used in the rocket world have been innovatively leveraged to develop an artificial heart pumping machine. The artificial pump works almost as fast as the human heart!

Health April 26, 2016

Low Zinc Levels May Promote Chronic Inflammation In HIV-Positive Individuals

There’s a lot more to learn about treating HIV. For now, researchers are exploring the connection between zinc and inflammation in HIV-positive individuals to aid in coming up with better therapies for the disease.

Health April 26, 2016

Mobility Assessment Tool Developed To Facilitate Predicting Postoperative Risk In Older Adults

Mobility is an important indicator of overall health in older adults. Scores acquired through Wake Forest Baptist’s mobility assessment tool can help identify older patients at higher risk of adverse postoperative complications.

Health April 26, 2016

Researchers Discover Link Between Hearing Loss And Type 2 Diabetes

There are several possible reasons behind hearing loss, and researchers are adding type 2 diabetes to the list after discovering that the condition has a connection with loss of hearing.

Health April 25, 2016

Living In Places With Greenery May Lower Blood Pressure, Diabetes Risk

Researchers have found that living in neighborhoods with high levels of vegetation lowers risk for chronic diseases. The findings suggest that community planning and development should be done with its residents' health in mind.

Health April 25, 2016

Victoria's $30 Million Crackdown On 'Prescription Shopping' To Stop Overdose Deaths

The Victorian government is spending $30 million to fund its real-time monitoring system to crackdown prescription shopping that could lead to drug overdose deaths. The system will include Schedule 8 drugs such as morphine and would include participation of physicians, pharmacies and hospitals.

Health April 25, 2016

As Height Of Moms Decreases, Chances Of Premature Birth Increase, Study Finds

A new study adds to the growing evidence that maternal height may have a bigger role on pregnancy and its complications than previously thought. Small women may have an increased risk of preterm birth.

Health April 26, 2016

Zika Infographics By CDC And WHO: Everything You Need To Know About The Deadly Virus

To help raise public awareness on the dreaded Zika virus, the WHO and the CDC have each published infographics to present what experts know about the disease so far. These diagrams also contain steps on how people can prevent the spread of the virus in their own way.

Health April 25, 2016

US Teens Are Attracted To E-cigarettes Due To Online Advertising: Study

Teens in the United States were more likely to vape, researchers say. Those who are in middle and high school were more likely to take the habit if they frequently see online advertisements of e-cigarettes.

Health April 25, 2016

Anti-Aging Gin Claims To Make You Look Younger: How It's Supposed To Work

Anti-aGin is an alcoholic drink that claims to protect your skin from wrinkles and keep you looking young. What's behind its anti-aging formula?

Health April 26, 2016

Eating Disorder Anorexia May Be Caused By Bacteria

One of the most common eating disorder, anorexia, may be caused by a bacteria. The physical infection triggers an immune response, but the antibodies attack the brain, causing feelings of personal disgust.

Health April 25, 2016

Heart Disease Patients May Lower Heart Attack, Stroke Risk With Mediterranean Diet

A new study has found that heart disease patients can reduce the risks for stroke and heart attack with a Mediterranean diet. Findings suggest that eating healthy is more beneficial than avoiding unhealthy options altogether.

Health April 25, 2016

KFC Launches Investigation After BBC Probe Finds Feces Bacteria On Ice

KFC has started an investigation after a BBC program revealed that feces from bacteria was present on its ice. Experts say the bacteria may cause illness to anyone who consumes it.

Health April 25, 2016

Listeria Concerns Prompt Voluntary Recall Of Frozen Vegetables

Washington-based CRF Frozen Foods voluntarily recalled 15 frozen vegetable products out of listeria contamination concerns. Find out from an FDA food recalls announcement the details on the distribution sites and list of affected products.

Health April 25, 2016

Trendy Silicone Wearables Can Track Chemical Exposure

Trendy silicone wristbands can track a person's chemical exposure. The bands help determine if a person has been exposed to harmful chemicals.

Health April 26, 2016

Tomatoes, Watermelons Might Lower Your Risk For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that men can acquire, said the National Cancer Institute. Good news is that a diet rich in red fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes and watermelons, can help reduce its risks.

Health April 26, 2016

Anti-smoking Drugs Do Not Increase Risk For Depression, Anxiety: Study

A large random clinical trial settled the belief that anti-smoking drugs can increase the risk of mental health conditions. Not only is there a lack of increased risk, they may also help smokers abstain from the bad habit.

Health April 25, 2016

FDA Wants Advisory Panel To Vote On Sarepta Muscle Wasting Drug Eteplirsen

FDA staff wants the advisory panel to vote on Sarepta's eteplirsen wasting drug after reviewing its effectiveness. An advisory panel meeting will include the recommendations of the FDA.

Health April 26, 2016

Long-term Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Cholesterol Metabolism, Contributes To Heart Disease

Sleep deprivation over a course of time can negatively impact cholesterol metabolism and can lead to the development of killer health diseases, reveals a new study from the University of Helsinki.

Health April 24, 2016

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