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Apple, Lettuce Found Effective Against Garlic Breath

Eating raw apple and lettuce can help control bad breath caused by consuming garlic. Apples and lettuce have been found to contain enzymes that can counteract bad breath-causing volatiles in garlic.

Health September 27, 2016

Amazon UK Guilty Of Mislabeling And Airmailing Dangerous Packages: Is Amazon In The US Just As Bad?

Amazon UK is facing a penalty amounting to 65,000 pounds, or more than $84,000, for air freighting dangerous materials. According to Royal Mail, a total of 782 packages have been mislabeled by the E-Commerce group between November 2013 and May 2015.

Health September 27, 2016

Temporary Nanoparticle Tattoo Shows Promise In Controlling Chronic Disease

Temporary tattoo using nanoparticles could help treat autoimmune diseases, reports a recent study. When antioxidant carbon nanoparticles attached to polyethylene glycol are injected under the skin, they deactivate T lymphocyte and help treat chronic diseases.

Health September 26, 2016

More Than Just A Feeling: Researchers Uncover Gene Activity Responsible For 'Sixth Sense' Sensation

Our brain has a special ‘sixth sense’ that makes it understand the position of our bodies in space. Some people's sixth sense is sharpened by a special gene, the mutation of which can make anyone lose a sense of movement and balance.

Health September 27, 2016

CrossFit Enthusiasts Need Rest Day In Between Workouts To Avoid Impairing Immune System

CrossFit enthusiasts especially beginners and those recovering from illness should take a break after two consecutive days of intense workout. Otherwise, they risk impairing their immune system.

Health September 26, 2016

Belly Fat Linked To Diversity Of Bacteria In Human Feces

Individuals with more diverse bacteria in their feces were found to have lower levels of belly fat. How do you improve the diversity of fecal microbes?

Health September 26, 2016

More Hispanic Women Received Breast Cancer Treatment After Obamacare

More Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and participated in clinical trials after the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Hispanic women had the third highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S. in 2013.

Health September 26, 2016

Order A Daddy: Tinder-Style App Allows Women To Pick Sperm Donor

The new smartphone app 'order a daddy' allows women to browse for and choose sperm donors who could become father of their child. Women can also use the app to pay for sperm samples.

Health September 26, 2016

US Cities Reconsider LED Streetlights After AMA Warning

Cities in the United States are likely to reevaluate their use of high-intensity LED lights after a warning in June linked the bulbs to several health conditions. Others, however, are not convinced of the light's negative effects.

Health September 26, 2016

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Every Year After Wisdom Teeth Removal

The surplus of prescribed opioid pills that are left unused in the United States is one of the potential causes of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the country. Limiting opioid painkiller prescription and giving adequate information on the proper disposal of excess pills could help contain opioid abuse.

Health September 25, 2016

Police Release Video Of Mom Who Overdosed Beside 2-Year-Old In Dollar Store

A woman overdosed at a dollar store, much to the distress of her 2-year-old daughter, who tried her best to revive her mother. Police released a video of the incident to shed light on the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.

Health September 26, 2016

Can Nicotine Protect An Aging Brain?

Outside of tobacco use, nicotine may have protective benefit for aging brains. This opens the possibility that the substance can be used in addressing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

Health September 25, 2016

Hangover-Free Alcohol? 'Alcosynth' May Someday Replace Normal Liquor

A British scientist claims to have designed a non-toxic synthetic alcohol that mimics the effects of normal liquor without the hangover. Advocates believe such a drink would be beneficial to public health.

Health September 24, 2016

Flavoring, Higher Voltage Make E-Cigarettes More Toxic

Using flavored and high voltage e-cigarettes elevate the toxicity of the products. Of many different flavors like methanol and coffee, strawberry is said to be associated with increased toxicity.

Health September 24, 2016

Cancer-Causing Chromium 6 Featured In 'Erin Brockovich' Movie In Tap Water Of More Than 200 Million Americans

Dangerous amount of chromium 6, a carcinogen that can also cause liver and reproductive problems, is present in the tap water used by millions of Americans. What states have the highest levels?

Health September 23, 2016

Supplier Counters Blue Bell Claims Cookie Dough Has Listeria

Two of Blue Bell’s ice creams were recently recalled by the company over listeria concerns. According to the ice cream maker, the cookie dough ingredient it used was the cause of the contamination, but supplier Aspen Hills refutes this claim.

Health September 23, 2016

Magnetic Bacteria Could Be The Future Of Cancer Drug Delivery Systems

A type of magnetic bacteria called Magnetococcus marinus could be used to deliver drugs in target cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. Researchers found that the bacteria have the potential to deliver a large amount of drug into the cells.

Health September 23, 2016

Global Crisis: UN Pledges To Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the United Nations elevated the antibiotic resistance crisis on par with other major health issues such as Ebola and HIV. World leaders have pledged to strengthen efforts against the issue.

Health September 23, 2016

Real-Life 'Fault In Our Stars' Couple: Katie Prager Dies 5 Days After Husband Dalton's Death

It was a love story like no other. Almost a week after her husband Dalton passed away, Katie Prager died of cystic fibrosis at her home in Kentucky. Although their time together was cut short, their story remains a heartwarming inspiration.

Health September 23, 2016

Swedish Scientist May Be First In The World To Edit Healthy Human Embryo Genes

Editing the genes of healthy human embryos is considered highly controversial. However, a scientist in Sweden announced that he is trying to edit such genes for research, according to NPR.

Health September 23, 2016

Meet the EpiPencil: The $30 DIY EpiPen Alternative Created By Pharma Hackers

EpiPencil, a cheaper alternative for EpiPen, is developed by a group of pharma hackers, Four Thieves Vinegar Collective. The DIY EpiPencil costs just $30 and can be made easily using off-the-shelf parts.

Health September 22, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Health September 22, 2016

Another Day, Another Listeria Scare: Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls Select Ice Cream Products Over Listeria Concerns

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling some of its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream products on potential Listeria contamination. The company has announced this recall as a precautionary measure to contain potential outbreak.

Health September 22, 2016

Feeding Babies Eggs, Peanuts Early May Prevent Food Allergies From Developing Later On

Babies are prone to allergic reactions because their immune system is still developing. Researchers, however, found that feeding babies eggs and peanuts early may reduce the risks of developing allergies to these food later on in life.

Health September 22, 2016

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Spend $3 Billion To Cure Diseases: What Are The Plans In Store?

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a new program, the Chan Zuckerberg Science that aims to bring together health professionals and engineers in creating new tools to help cure diseases. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg hopes that the world is free from diseases by the end of the century.

Health September 24, 2016

Painkiller Codeine Not Safe For Children: Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics urged parents and doctors to stop giving medications with codeine such as pain relievers and cough syrups to children. What makes codeine dangerous?

Health September 22, 2016

Organ Transplants Linked To Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Organ transplant patients have up to 250 times increased risk for squamous-cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. The risk also applies to Black, Asian and Hispanic patients

Health September 22, 2016

People In US, Germany, Japan Gain Weight During Different Holidays: Study

A new study confirms that most people really do gain weight during the holiday season. The trend was seen particularly among 3,000 participants from the United States, Japan and Germany.

Health September 21, 2016

Mosquito Saliva Found Effective At Keeping Dengue Virus At Bay

Mosquito saliva could offer protection against Dengue virus, reports a recent study. It is found that the protein D7 present in the mosquito spit inhibits the transmission of virus into the host.

Health September 22, 2016

FDA Turns To Technology, Launches App Competition To Combat Opioid Overdose Epidemic

FDA announced a tech challenge called 2016 Naloxone App Competition to contain deaths caused by opioid overdose. Innovators are urged to develop an app to help overdosed individuals connect with people carrying the reversal drug naloxone.

Health September 21, 2016

Obese, Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria: Study

Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.

Health September 21, 2016

MIT Machine Uses Radio Waves To Read Human Emotions

MIT's new device called EQ-Radio can read four human emotions using radio signals. It can be used as a lie detector but it has other potential applications in the the field of medicine and film industry.

Health September 21, 2016

Smoking Cigarettes Can Permanently Damage Your DNA: Study

Many of the smoking-related damages to the DNA fade within five years after a smoker quits. Findings of a new study, however, revealed that changes on at least 19 genes can last for decades.

Health September 21, 2016

If You're Dealing With Stress, Say Buh-Bye To Benefits Of Your Healthy Diet

Stress cancels out the health benefits of eating a healthy breakfast rich in unsaturated fat. How does a stressful day erase the benefits of a healthy meal?

Health September 21, 2016

Wearing A Fitness Tracker May Not Help With Weight Loss

Researchers found that wearing an activity tracker does not necessarily motivate people to increase their fitness regimen, and may even prevent them from losing weight.

Health September 20, 2016

Study Finds Kissing And Cuddling Kittens Could Be Deadly For Cat Owners

A new study from the CDC found that kissing and cuddling cats could be deadly if the animal is infected with cat-scratch disease.

Health September 20, 2016

Wynwood Now Zika-Free: Florida Governor Rick Scott Urges Community Effort To Keep Zika Transmissions At Bay

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Monday, Sept. 19 that Miami’s Wynwood region is free of Zika virus transmission. The governor also urged people to visit Wynwood later this month for the 'Dine Out Wynwood' event to support businesses in the region.

Health September 21, 2016

Eggos Need To Go: Kellogg’s Recalls Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles For Possible Listeria Contamination

Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being recalled. According to the Kellogg Company’s recall notice, the Eggo product is being pulled out because of possible Listeria contamination.

Health September 20, 2016

Depression During Early Pregnancy Linked To Gestational Diabetes: NIH Study

A study by the National Institutes of Health found a 'two-way link' between depression and diabetes among pregnant women. It said depression in the early stages of pregnancy could escalate the chances of gestational diabetes and postpartum depression may follow.

Health September 21, 2016

H1N1 ‘Swine Flu’ Vaccine Unlikely To Cause Increased Risks Of Birth Defects

A number of factors can lead to birth defects but swine flu vaccine is unlikely to be one of them. Researchers were able to determine this after comparing children exposed and not exposed to the vaccine in Sweden.

Health September 20, 2016

Getting A Vasectomy Not Linked With Increased Prostate Cancer Risks, Says Study

A new study has debunked speculated linkages between vasectomy and prostate cancer. The research by the American Cancer Society gives an encouraging message for those wanting to go for a vasectomy.

Health September 20, 2016

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