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Surgeon Sued For Talking On Phone During Surgery

A surgeon is being sued for inappropriate behavior after taking a language proficiency test over the phone during an operation. The doctor has since admitted to his mistake.

Health December 8, 2017

Pfizer Slashes Viagra's Price In Half As It Launches Generic Version Of Impotency Drug

A generic version of Viagra will be sold by pharmaceutical company Pfizer from Monday onward in the United States. The drug will be half the price of Viagra and compete against generics of the drug manufactured by other companies.

Health December 7, 2017

Hormone Contraceptives Linked To Higher Risk For Breast Cancer

Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?

Health December 7, 2017

High Fat Diet May Help In Weight Loss: Study

A new study showed that a diet high in fat may help in losing weight. The researchers discovered a method in which altering the Hedgehog pathway signaling system, resulted in suppressing obesity.

Health December 6, 2017

Birth Of Baby From Transplanted Uterus Raises Ethics Question

The first successful pregnancy from a transplanted uterus in the United States gave a new hope to many women who are unable to give birth. But, it also sparked an intense debate about the ethics of the risky surgery.

Health December 6, 2017

Those Who Eat Cheese Every Day Are Less Likely To Get Heart Disease, But Don't Eat Too Much

Researchers who analyzed cheese consumption of more than 200,000 people have discovered that eating cheese every day is linked to lower risks of heart disease and stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should eat as much as you want.

Health December 6, 2017

Montana Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue Over Its Contribution To The Opioid Crisis

Pharma Purdue, the drugmaker behind OxyContin, marketed its medication so aggressively that it contributed to the opioid crisis. That’s according to a new lawsuit by the state of Montana.

Health December 6, 2017

Viagra For Free: Villagers Claim Men And Dogs Get Arousing Effects From Fumes Of Factory Producing Erectile Dysfunction Drug

Residents of a small village claimed that fumes from a factory that produces the impotence drug Viagra have an arousing effect on men and their dogs. Here's Pfizer's response to the tale of "Viagra in the air."

Health December 5, 2017

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked To Higher Risk For Esophageal Cancer

Oral bacteria linked to gum disease were found to be associated with higher risk for esophageal cancer. Researchers also found two types of bacteria in the mouth that may reduce risk of developing esophageal tumor.

Health December 4, 2017

Study Reveals How Saturated Fatty Acids Affect Your Health

Saturated fatty acids, such as those obtained from lard, is harmful to health. Now, researchers have found why and how are they toxic.

Health December 4, 2017

Dengvaxia: Philippines Probes Immunization Program Involving Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine That May Pose Health Risks

Earlier recommendations greenlighted administration of Sanofi's Dengvaxia in healthy individuals to prevent dengue fever. Findings of a new long-term study, however, found the dengue vaccine could pose risk to certain individuals.

Health December 4, 2017

Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance: Here's How To Address The Problem

Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.

Health December 4, 2017

Woman Could Lose Eyeball After Botched Eye Tattoo: Other Risky Body Modifications

A woman could lose her eyeball because of her botched eyeball tattoo. Here are some body modification prodecures that are as risky as a scleral tattoo.

Health December 4, 2017

Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus Gives Hope To Thousands Of Women: Here's How The Procedure Works

A baby born in Texas from a transplanted uterus gave hope to thousands of women who are unable to give birth. Here is how the uterus transplant surgery works, especially for those who are interested in participating in the study.

Health December 3, 2017

Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned?

Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny.

Health December 2, 2017

FDA Gives Green Light To Monthly Injection For Opioid Addiction

The FDA gave its approval to a once-a-month injectable treatment for patients recovering from opioid addiction. What's the monthly cost of Suboxone and what are its side effects?

Health December 2, 2017

Reading Out Loud: Study Finds Reading Aloud Helps Improve Memory

Researchers find that reading text out loud can make a person remember it better. The act adds action to the task and makes it more personal.

Health December 2, 2017

Medical Breakthrough: First US Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus Delivered In Texas

The first baby born from a transplanted uterus in the United States was delivered at a hospital in Texas. He was born thanks to a generous uterus donor.

Health December 2, 2017

Unconscious Man's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Baffled Doctors: What Was The Right Thing To Do?

Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.

Health December 3, 2017

Think Twice Before Going On That Dirty Water Ride: Pennsylvania Man Victimized By Eye-Eating Parasite

Robert Trostle sued Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, claiming that he contracted an eye-eating parasite from the Raging Rapids ride. Trostle is still not cured even after a painful surgery that tried to scrape the parasite off his eye.

Health December 1, 2017

Smartphone And Internet Addiction Causes Brain Imbalance: Study

Compared to the control participants, the MRS results of the smartphone and internet-addicted young participants showed chemical imbalance in their brains. Fortunately, their brain chemistries returned back to normal after being subjected to therapy.

Health December 1, 2017

Youth Suicide Rates In Utah Up By 141 Percent: Report

There was a 141 percent jump in suicide rates among Utah youths aged 10 to 17 between the years of 2011 and 2015. Interestingly, 12 percent of suicide victims experienced familial conflicts related to gadget restriction.

Health December 1, 2017

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Inspiration Anthony Senerchia Dies At 46

Anthony Senerchia, one of the people who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, passed away at the age of 46. Because of the global movement, the ALS Association has since raised $115 million.

Health November 30, 2017

Young Mother Dies Just One Day After Flu Diagnosis

Alanie 'Joie' Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona, had died on Nov. 28 just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu. The flu caused Murrieta to develop pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs.

Health December 5, 2017

First Migraine Drug In 2 Decades Can Cut Monthly Migraine Days In Half

Researchers tested a new drug called Erenumab on nearly 1,000 migraine sufferers and found that it was very effective at reducing migraines. They said the new drug managed to cut the number of migraine attacks in half.

Health November 30, 2017

This Popular Vitamin To Make Hair Grow Faster Is Screwing Up Blood Tests

Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.

Health November 30, 2017

More Than Half Of US Children Will Be Obese By Age 35: Here's How To Prevent Weight Problems In Kids

More than 50 percent of teens and children in the United States will be obese by their 35th birthday. What are the factors that contribute to obesity epidemic and how can parents prevent weight problems in kids?

Health November 30, 2017

Prehistoric Women Had Bones Stronger Than Today’s Athletes, Study Finds

Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.

Health November 30, 2017

Dog Bone Treats Unsafe: Here Are Other Foods You Shouldn't Feed Your Canine Friend

Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.

Health November 29, 2017

CDC Urges Consumers Who Drank Raw Milk To See A Doctor

If you drank Udder Milk’s raw milk within the last six months, you should go ahead and see a doctor right away. CDC said a woman in New Jersey was found infected with a rare bacteria after she drank contaminated raw milk.

Health November 29, 2017

Marriage May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

A recent study suggested that people who have never been married have a higher chance of getting dementia. Widowed people also have a relatively increased risk of developing the mental affliction.

Health November 29, 2017

Processed Bone Treats May Kill Your Dog, FDA Warns After 15 Dogs Die

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.

Health November 29, 2017

Light Therapy May Help People Suffering From Bipolar Depression

A new study suggested that bipolar depression can be treated with light therapy. Currently, it is used to treat the seasonal affective disorder.

Health November 28, 2017

Vaginal Mesh Operations Should Be Banned: NICE

NICE recommended the ban of a transvaginal mesh implant to treat organ prolapse. The operation reportedly left women in permanent pain, in addition to various health complications.

Health November 28, 2017

Can Chronic Wasting Disease Affect Humans? What To Know About This Deer Disease

Chronic wasting disease or CWD has been found in 23 states in the United States and two Canadian provinces. Many people who are unaware of this disease are probably wondering whether it can also affect humans.

Health November 28, 2017

'Cigarette Smoking Kills' Is The New Ad Tobacco Companies Run

Tobacco companies have been ordered to stop the lies and inform the public of the dangers of smoking. They now have to run TV and newspaper ads that clearly outline the harmful effects of cigarettes, including secondhand smoke.

Health November 27, 2017

Woman 'Drowning In Poo' After Botched Surgery: Here's What's Happening And How To Help

Kelly Yeoman, a 34-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, is currently 'drowning in poo' after a surgeon accidentally damaged her bowel. Medical staff have been draining the toxic waste from her body daily to prevent her from suffocating.

Health November 27, 2017

Perk Of Social Withdrawal: Being Alone Can Help Boost Your Creativity

New research finds that unsociability is positively associated with creativity. Researchers believe that the motivation for social withdrawal is important in assessing its risks and benefits.

Health November 25, 2017

Dopamine Makes Us Smarter Than Apes: Other Ways 'Happy Hormone' Makes Us Human

Humans are more intelligent than other primates possibly because they produce more dopamine. Here are other ways the brain signalling chemical influences human characteristics and behavior:

Health November 26, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Health November 25, 2017

Flies Carry Hundreds Of Bacteria But Can Help Monitor Disease Outbreaks: Study

Like bees, flies are also pollinators that are important members of the ecosystem. Though they could carry hundreds of bacteria species, researchers believe they could potentially benefit public health monitoring.

Health November 25, 2017

Avatar Therapy Can Help Schizophrenia Patients Who Hear Voices

A new study has found that 'avatar therapy' was more effective than supportive counseling in bringing down auditory hallucinations in patients with schizophrenia. Researchers say the therapy could offer a promising new approach for schizophrenia treatment.

Health November 26, 2017

World's Smallest Tape Recorder Built From Gut Bacteria

Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impact works that seek to find treatment for conditions such as Parkinson's disease?

Health November 24, 2017

Dopamine Is The Reason Why Humans Are So Unique From Other Animals

For years, scientists have asked the same question over and over. What makes the human brain so different from other species on Earth? Well, perhaps it’s dopamine.

Health November 24, 2017

Nearly Half Of Cancers In United States Linked To Lifestyle Causes: Study

Research finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases and deaths may be attributed to preventable exposures such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Preventing exposure and increasing access to health care may reduce cancer cases and deaths.

Health November 23, 2017

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