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Mediterranean Diet Benefits: Italians Healthiest People In The World, Global Health Index Finds

A diet rich in pasta, bread, and cheese has made Italians the healthiest people worldwide. Americans, on the other hand, scored considerably lower on the Bloomberg Global Health Index because of obesity.

HEALTH March 22, 2017

Infant Mortality Rate Declining In US, Thanks To Various Initiatives

Infant mortality rate has decreased significantly in the US by 15 percent for the first time in a decade. The decline in deaths is attributed to various initiatives in the country to counter the issue.

HEALTH March 22, 2017

Balanced Diet Can Improve Mental Health: Study

A study has revealed that a balanced diet can help in maintaining good mental health. The required amount of nutrients not only aid in the maintenance of physical health, but keep mental aliments at bay.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol Ups Injury Risks

The mixture of energy drink and alcohol increases risk of injury in individuals. The mixing of caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol masks the level of intoxication and could lead to the person getting seriously injured.

HEALTH March 22, 2017

Children Age 5 And Below Get Exposed To Opioids: How To Keep Kids Away From Prescription Drugs

Sixty percent of young people exposed to opioids are children 5 years old and below. What can parents do to protect their children from the dangers of prescription drugs?

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Infections During Pregnancy Linked To Prenatal Brain Development

Maternal infections during pregnancy can lead to abnormal development of the fetus. The defense mechanism used by the mother’s immune system can influence the child’s brain development in the womb.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Researchers Find New And Faster Way Of Treating Depression

Researchers at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine found that intake of Glyoxalase can help reduce depression faster. The experiment has been conducted on mice, but human trials may be far off for now.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

CDC Monitoring New Threat In US: Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection

A fungal infection dubbed 'Candida auris’ has raised concerns in the U.S. According to the CDC, around 53 people in the U.S. have fallen sick as a result of the infection after being admitted to hospitals due to unrelated ailments.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

From Foe To Friend: Deadly Funnel-Web Spider Could Help Save Stroke Victims From Brain Damage

A molecule found in the deadly venom of funnel-web spiders can reduce neuron damage after stroke by 80 percent. If successful in human trials, the compound could drastically improve treatment options.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Climate Change Can Increase Diabetes Cases In US, Suggests New Study

A new study has revealed that climate change is related to diabetes, and with each degree of temperature rise, the risks from it are also increased. This study proves the real-world effect of climate change upon humans.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Colon Cancer: Doctors Stress At Importance Of Screening

Colon cancer can be treated easily upon early detection. However, people avoid regular testing and checkups through which early detection and diagnosis is possible.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Patients Less Likely To Die In US Hospitals During Surprise Inspections: Study

Patients during surprise hospital accreditation surveys may have a slightly lower risk of dying within 30 days of their admission, a new study has found. What could account for these lower mortality rates?

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Doctors Prescribe Low Ketamine Dose To Severe Depression Patients: Experts Question Safety Of Such Practice

Ketamine, a powerful antidepressant, is being used in the treatment of depression. Experts have raised concerns, as the drug is a strong anesthetic and may prove to be fatal to humans in case of an overdose.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Rare Strep Throat Infection Results In Tennessee Woman Losing Fingers And Toes

A rare case of strep throat infection has led to a patient getting most of her toes and fingers amputated. The incident took place in Tennessee, where a simple case of throat infection led to severe complications.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Houston Officials Consider Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika Virus

Officials of Harris County are considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika virus and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases. The technology may fill in the gaps in existing methods to contain the spread of all mosquito-borne diseases.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Toxic Tea: San Francisco Woman Dies After Drinking Poison Brew From Chinatown Herbalist

A San Francisco woman died after drinking herbal tea she bought from a Chinatown shop. The brew was found to contain aconite, a deadly plant-based toxin often used as a herbal medicine.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Fat Cells Give Liver A Hand During Fasting, Finds Study

New research suggests that fat cells are helpful for the liver during fasting and regulating uridine and glucose. These findings could change the way we address a number of diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

HEALTH March 22, 2017

What Makes Conception Successful? Study Says It's About Mathematics Of Sperm Rhythm

A new study uncovered sperm cells move in a specific rhythm, which helps propel them toward the egg. The math behind their trajectory could help improve male infertility treatments.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

Daily Cup Of Tea Protects Elderly Against Cognitive Decline

Researchers have found that drinking one cup of tea can help the elderly in preventing cognitive decline. The study was carried out on Chinese people but it could be applied to all races.

HEALTH March 21, 2017

First Blood Test To Accurately Diagnose Depression And Schizophrenia Developed

Current diagnostic tools are limited to behavior observations and verbal communication, making it difficult to differentiate between depression and schizophrenia in their early stages. This is the first physiological test to detect both conditions.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

NIH Budget Cut Proposal: Demotivating To Scientists, Students, And More

The NIH Budget cut proposal is expected to majorly affect scientists, as well as students studying at the institute. According to the budget document, NIH funding has been reduced by $5.8 million, which is a 20 percent reduction.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Under New Bill, Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Status To Sex Partner Faces Lighter Punishment

New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Cholesterol Drug Repatha Slashes Heart Attack Risk By 27 Percent But Disappoints Doctors And Investors

Amgen's cholesterol-reducing drug Repatha reduced heart attack rate by 27 percent and stroke by 21 percent. Why are doctors and investors disappointed at the results of the drug's clinical trial?

HEALTH March 20, 2017

How To Survive Spring Allergies And Limit Pollen Exposure

The early allergy season we are experiencing this year caused a spike in pollen counts, which trigger allergic reactions. Find out how to keep your home allergen-free and how to avoid pollen exposure outdoors.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

High Blood Pressure: Here's Why Many People Do Not Need Treatment

Continued usage of manual blood pressure gauging devices has led to misdiagnosis in many cases. A new study has suggested that people need to get their pressure tested properly before resorting to any medicines or treatment.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

E-Cigarettes Can Benefit Public Health, New Study Reveals How

Researchers have developed a predictive model, which shows that e-cigarettes will help people control and cut down tobacco cigarette addiction. The study has been conducted by researchers at the British American Tobacco.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Kids Exposed To Prescription Opioids: US Poison Control Centers Get 1 Call Every 45 Minutes

New research has shared that children are exposed to prescription opioids more frequently than thought. The US Poison Control Center receives one call every 45 minutes related to poisoning.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Social Difficulties Following Diagnosis

A study has affirmed that young cancer survivors face an array of issues fitting into society following their diagnosis. This social isolation can lead to psychological distress, as well as higher physical symptoms from the disease.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Listeria Fears Prompt Nationwide Recall Of Edamame In Grocery Stores, Sushi Counters

Edamame sold at retail sushi counters in supermarket chains and cafeterias nationwide has been recalled due to listeria contamination. Learn more about this food recall and other recent product recalls due to listeria.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

AstraZeneca’s Farxiga Drug For Type 2 Diabetes Cuts Heart-Related Complications

Studies show that the SGLT2-based type 2 diabetes drug helped in the mitigation of heart failure risks. The drug works by removing the excess blood sugar from the body through one's urine.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Brazilian Butt Lift Goes Wrong In Miami Clinic: Woman Dies Following Surgery

A 25-year-old woman died after undergoing a butt lift surgery in Miami, Florida, which went wrong. The death of Ranika Hall is being investigated by authorities to zone in on the exact cause.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Putting Paper On Toilet Seat To Prevent Infection Is Not A Good Idea: Here's Why

Putting a cover paper on a toilet seat to prevent acquiring infection only makes the matter worse. Toilet seats, according to public health experts, are not vehicles for the transmission of any infectious agents.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Amazon Tribe Offers Clues To Preventing Heart Disease

The Tsimane tribe that lives primitive life in the Amazon jungle has the healthiest heart in the world. Elements of its people's lifestyle can be translated to Western behaviors to reduce risk for heart disease.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Your Nose Shape Offers Clues Where Your Ancestors Lived

The shape of the nose can give you an idea where your ancestors likely lived. Here’s what your wide or narrow nostrils tell you about where you ancestors possibly came from.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Growing Human Tissues On Apples: Regenerative Medicine Gets A Leg Up From Biohacking Advancements

Marking a new advancement in biohacking to add traction in regenerative medicine, scientists at the University of Ottawa have grown human tissues on apples. It shows plant kingdom offers affordable open source materials vis-à-vis costly organic methods.

HEALTH March 20, 2017

Counterfeit Machines Playing Critical Role In Getting Fake Pills To Americans

Counterfeit pill presses have been seized by the U.S. customs. The easy availability of fentanyl and counterfeit pill press machines made it easier to process pills.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Fentanyl Overdose: Symptoms And Treatment Of Drug Abuse

An overdose of fentanyl is known to cause several thousand deaths each year. Here's a detailed look at the various symptoms and signs of fentanyl overdose and abuse.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Researchers Find Positive Effect Of Anti-Alcohol Drug In Trial

Balcofen the drug which reflected positive results in curing alcohol addiction, has been approved by French health authorities for treating alcoholism. Knowledge about this drug was obtained from a book titled 'Le Denniver Verre.'

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Opioid Addiction Can Start As Early As 5 Days Of Use, According To Study

A new report by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that a few days on opioid drugs are enough to trigger opioid dependence among Americans.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Strep Throat Infection: Causes, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Strep throat is a common infection among children and causes sore and painful throat, along with high fever. This infection is highly infectious and can be transferred to anyone coming in contact with the infected person.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Happy Spouse, Happy House? Focusing On Your Partner Indicates Strong And Healthy Relationship, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that choosing the right words in a conversation between partners can help in improving the quality of marriage. It also aids in keeping the spouse happy, which fuels a healthy relationship.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

Colon Cancer: Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Researchers have found that most people ignore symptoms that could be an indicator of colon or other forms of cancer. These symptoms may be a warning sign for cancer and early detection may save more lives.

HEALTH March 18, 2017

Pricey Cholesterol Drug From Amgen Reduces Heart Risks, Could Cost $14000

An expensive drug manufactured by Amgen will reportedly reduce the rate of heart problems. The cost of this effective cholesterol drug, however, is more than $14,000 a year.

HEALTH March 19, 2017

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