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Did Anyone Notice McDonald’s Ditching Artificial Ingredients In Its Ice Cream Treats?

The saga of artificial ingredients in fast food continues. Some months ago, McDonald's vanilla ice cream has started to get rid of artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors in a bid for healthier offerings.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Scientists Are A Step Closer To Produce Limitless Supply Of Blood

Scientists made a breakthrough discovery where they found a method to produce limitless blood supply. This procedure could potentially be used to treat blood disorders and life-threatening infections.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Woman Fights For Her Life, Others Hospitalized For Botulism After Consuming Gas Station Cheese Sauce

A woman from Sacramento has spent the last three weeks in the ICU after consuming contaminated nacho cheese from a gas station. What is botulism, and can it cause an outbreak?

HEALTH May 19, 2017

Diarrhea-Inducing Parasites In Pools On The Rise: CDC

CDC warns about increasing reports of parasite infection from pools and water parks. The 2016 Crypto outbreaks more than doubled the number of reported cases in 2014.

HEALTH May 19, 2017

10-Year-Old Girl Nearly Chokes On Fidget Spinner, Mom Warns

Fidget spinners are all the rage among kids of all ages, yet a Texan mother claims her daughter almost choked on one of the fidget toy’s metal bushings. Are fidget spinners a choking hazard?

HEALTH May 18, 2017

How Did This Arkansas Baby End Up With 100 Rat Bites?

A couple from Magnolia in Arkansas faces Class B felony as their baby has suffered a maximum of 100 rodent bites. The couple has revealed knowing about the rat infestation in their house but didn't do anything, according to investigation.

HEALTH May 18, 2017

Millions Of US Travelers Skip The Measles Vaccine: Here Are The Potential Consequences

More than half U.S. travelers who are eligible for the MMP vaccine don’t get immunized against measles before traveling abroad, revealed a new study. Almost half of them simply refused vaccination, increasing their chances of importing the virus.

HEALTH May 17, 2017

South Carolina Teen Dies From Caffeine Overdose: How Much Is Too Much Caffeine?

Last month, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe collapsed in class because of caffeine overdose leading to probable arrhythmia. How much caffeine is enough to result in caffeine intoxication, and how does one stay in the safe limit?

HEALTH May 17, 2017

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Most US Soldiers Dismissed For Misconduct Suffer From Mental Illness

GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?

HEALTH May 16, 2017

1.2 Million Deaths Among Adolescents Could Have Been Prevented: WHO Report

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among adolescents worldwide, says a WHO report, stating most victims are pedestrians or cyclists. Almost 1.2 million teens lose their life every year, and most teenage death causes are highly preventable.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Mean Or Funny Drunk? Study Says Alcohol Doesn’t Change Your Personality Much

Drinkers may find that their sober and drunk selves are a far cry from each other, but a study has found that observers don't actually see much difference in one's drunk personality. The findings are hoped to assist in new ways for alcohol intervention.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Caffeine Overdose Blamed For Death Of 16-Year-Old Teen

A highschool student collapsed in his class after drinking three caffeinated beverages over a period of two hours. The coroner said that the teenager died due to caffeine-induced heart event.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Try Not To Cry: On Mother’s Day, Iowa Woman Meets Transplant Patient Who Received Her Late Son’s Heart

On Mother’s Day, Anna Hutt, a mother who lost her teenage son in 2014, meets Gary Flint, the man who had a second chance to live thanks to her son's heart. Learn about this touching organ donation story.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

10-Year-Old NY Boy Overdoses On Cannabis-Laced Sour Candy: Here Are The Details

A 10-year-old boy from Rockland County in New York has been brought to the emergency room after consuming sour gummy candy laced with medical marijuana. Find out more about the case and how THC in marijuana affects the body.

HEALTH May 15, 2017

Want To Add Extra Years To Your Lifespan? High Levels Of Physical Activity Can Help

A study revealed that people with high physical activity levels age lesser than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Researchers studied the cellular structure to determine how the aging process altered with the variation of the activity levels.

HEALTH May 16, 2017

Green Chile Frozen Burritos Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Green Chile Foods recalls meat and poultry frozen products after traces of Listeria monocytogenes was found during a routine test. Find out if your frozen burrito is affected.

HEALTH May 14, 2017

Avocado Hand Cases On The Rise: What Is The Proper Way To Prepare An Avocado?

Doctors are warning of the serious injuries that improper avocado preparation can inflict. Find out the safest way to enjoy avocados without getting avocado hands.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

Rare Human Rabies Case Confirmed In Virginia Resident Who Was Bitten By A Dog

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed a case of rare human rabies in a Virginia resident. The infected individual suffered a dog bite while traveling abroad.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

Global Cyberattack Targets Over 70 Countries, UK Hospitals Held At Ransom

UK’s National Health Service was severely hit by a cyberattack that targeted over 70 countries. The latest cyberattack stamps the medical industry as a vulnerable target.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

WHO Confirms At Least One Ebola Death In Congo: Another Outbreak At Hand

Another Ebola outbreak has been reported out of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization was quick to respond to DRC’s eighth Ebola outbreak since 1976.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

Fewer US High Schoolers Drink, Yet Binge Drinking Still Common: Study

Teen drinking has decreased in the last 20 years, from almost half of high school students in the '90s to only about a third of teens in 2015. However, teenage binge drinking remains a major concern, just like underage drinking.

HEALTH May 13, 2017

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over With Drop In Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Virus

Brazil has lifted its public health emergency over the mosquito-borne illness Zika virus. This occurs 18 months after its worst outbreak, which causes severe birth defects like microcephaly in newborns.

HEALTH May 12, 2017

Cotton Swabs Cause Injury: Here's How You Should Clean Your Ears, According To Experts

Experts are continuous in their warnings against using cotton swabs to clean the ears, though they remain to be household staples. Here is what the experts are saying about ear cleaning.

HEALTH May 12, 2017

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Existed Even Before The Dinosaur Age

A study indicated that drug resistant enterococci or Superbugs existed even before the dawn of the dinosaurs. The research conducted also isolated the genes responsible for the superior resistance in these bacterial strains.

HEALTH May 12, 2017

Parasites Could Be Lurking In Your Sushi: Food Safety Tips To Avoid Anisakiasis

A man was hospitalized after complaints of abdominal pain turned out to be a parasitic infection from sushi. Here's what you need to know about Anisakiasis and food safety.

HEALTH May 14, 2017

Fond Of Eating Sushi And Other Undercooked Seafood? It Could Cause Anisakiasis Caused By Parasites

Scientists cautioned people about a particular dangerous strain of parasite, which infests raw fish and seafood. The parasite infested food when consumed and caused severe stomach pain, vomiting, and many other digestive problems.

HEALTH May 14, 2017

Avocado Hand: Slicing For Guacamole Sends People To The Hospital

Doctors have seen an increase in injuries caused by slicing avocados. What is behind incidents of people lacerating their hands while preparing the green fruit for their guacamole?

HEALTH May 12, 2017

Heroin Epidemic Triples Cases Of Hepatitis C In The US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports of higher hepatitis C incidences due to the heroin epidemic. The report calls for state policies for HCV prevention, and testing for at risk individuals.

HEALTH May 12, 2017

New Study Says Cheese Won’t Up Your Heart Disease And Stroke Risk: What’s The Beef With Full-Fat Dairy?

The recent study saying full-fat dairy products such as cheese, butter, and milk don’t increase the risk of heart disease was rapidly contested by some medical organizations. The cheese debate lays down the pros and cons of saturated fat.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

Medication May Slash Risk Of Car Crashes Among Drivers With ADHD

Car accidents occurred at drastically lower rates among drivers with ADHD taking their prescribed medications than those who aren't, a new study has found. Learn more about this potential benefit of taking ADHD medications religiously, especially for safe driving.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

Hanford Nuclear Site Incident: What Are The Health And Human Risks?

The tunnel breach detected in Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the United States has triggered concerns about radiation hazards, and workers have been alerted. The facility is famous for having supplied plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

How To Stay Sun-Safe In The Summer: Tips From The Experts

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and you simply can't take chances during the summer season. Here are sun protection tips straight from the experts, including optimal sunscreen protection.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

Minnesota Health Department Needs $5 Million To Combat Measles Outbreak In The State

The Minnesota Health Commissioner revealed that the state needed $5 million to combat the outbreak of infectious diseases in the state, including measles. The measles outbreak has stretched the state’s resources.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

Cannabis May Reverse Aging Process In Brain: Here Are 5 Other Health Benefits Of Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

HEALTH May 10, 2017

Painkillers Up Risk Of Heart Attack, But Here's Why Your Doctor Will Not Stop You From Taking Them

A new study links routine use of common over-the-counter painkillers to an increased risk of heart attack. Read more about the dangers of NSAIDs and the association made between these NSAIDs and heart attack.

HEALTH May 10, 2017

Medication Error Causes Woman's Skin To Burn From Inside

A 26-year-old woman's skin melted off after she was given an incorrect dosage of the prescription drug Lamictal. The woman suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a rare skin disorder as a result.

HEALTH May 10, 2017

You Can Eat Cheese To Your Heart's Content Without Increasing Risk Of Heart Diseases

A study revealed that consuming high fat dairy products did not increase the risk of heart disease. However, other experts claimed that these products introduced salts and saturated fats, both of which are harmful for the heart.

HEALTH May 11, 2017

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