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Gun study shows U.S. kids most vulnerable

Twenty children in the U.S. are brought to the hospital everyday because of gunshot wounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 29, 2014

Yoga may help beat fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors

A new study shows that regular yoga can significantly reduce levels of inflammation and fatigue being experienced by patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2014

Pesticide DDT exposure may lead to Alzheimer's

A new study has found that patients with Alzheimer's disease had almost four times as much DDT in their body than healthy people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2014

Rare genetic mutations may be tied to schizophrenia

Two new studies shed light on possible relationship between genetic mutations and schizophrenia.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2014

Music therapy may help younger cancer patients heal

A new study shows that music-based intervention aided by a music therapist can help young cancer patients cope with grueling treatments.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2014

Impulsive people are more likely to be food addicts

Researchers found that people who have impulsive personalities are more likely to be addicted to food.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2014

Bedtime smartphone usage may get you fired from your job

Using your smartphone at night could sap the energy you need to be focused and efficient during the day.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2014

CDC investigates cause behind mysterious illness aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas

A mysterious virus has struck Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas, leaving over 300 people ill and prompting an investigation by the CDC.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2014

Pregnant mother's diet determines baby's obesity risk

A new study shows that pregnant mothers on a high-fat diet are likely to give birth to children that suffer from lifelong obesity and related metabolic problems due to altered brain structure in the region of the brain that regulates metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2014

Electric shock leaves California electrician starry-eyed

Fourteen thousand volts of electricity passing through the body and optic nerves of an electrician in California has left him with star-shaped cataracts and poor vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2014

Mobile devices and apps not very effective in educating U.S. kids

A recent study shows that as kids spend more time on mobile devices, their study habits suffer and they tend to learn less.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2014

Vitamin D supplements not very effective in preventing or curing diseases and illnesses, new study claims

A new study that analyzed about 40 different trials, has concluded that Vitamin D supplements may not be very effective in preventing and curing diseases and illnesses, contrary to what was previously believed.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2014

Nutrition label makeover proposed by FDA will make it easier to understand and more useful

The FDA is set to finally update the standard nutritional label on food packaging, and has submitted a draft proposal to the White House.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2014

First trimester linked to baby's growth and heart disease risk

Researchers believe that heart health doesn't shape during adulthood, but during birth.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2014

The stethoscope is past its prime and will give way to handheld ultrasound technology: Report

The stethoscope, which has been around for nearly 200 years, may soon get replaced by hand-held ultrasound devices, doctors have predicted.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2014

Canine cancer CTVT is 11,000 years old and was transmitted sexually, scientists say

Cancer can apparently spread by sexual contact, at least in dogs, and it is the oldest and most widely spread form of cancer on the planet.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2014

The caramel color in your cola may kill you, Consumer Reports warns

If you love drinking cola, beware! A potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) is found in some types of the artificial coloring used in sodas, Consumer Reports has warned. The FDA is probing how dangerous it can be.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2014

Is Instagram's butt star Jen Selter the next big thing in fitness?

Jen Selter has been dubbed as "the next Jillian Michaels" regardless of the fact that she doesn't have any formal fitness training. Thanks to her butt.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2014

Pancreatic cancer screening may soon be possible, a new blood test suggests

Preliminary results of a new research has given hope for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2014

Hate winter? Don't, it may help you lose weight

A new study suggests that a mildly cold temperature may help boost the efficacy of your weight loss efforts.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2014

Omega-3 aka fish oil may help preserve brain cells in older people

Eating fish and food rich in Omega-3 fatty acid may preserve your brain power in old age.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2014

Sedentary lifestyle may increase heart failure risk

A study suggests that sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of heart failure in men.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2014

Your doctor's white coat may be cesspool of germs

Experts suggest a new voluntary dress code for health workers to help mitigate the spread of germs from clothes and accessories.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 22, 2014

Working night shift may wreck your body, warns new study

A new study warns that working on a night shift can lead to long-term damage to your body.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 22, 2014

Don't eat that Velveeeta Cheesy Skillet, it contains soy

Kraft has recalled over a million pounds of its Velveeta Cheesy Skillets products due to a failure to declare the inclusion of soy based products. Soy products are known allergens that can cause reactions in certain people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 22, 2014

Smarties snorting on the rise in middle schools: Why you should worry

Buying Smarties may seem normal and harmless but some kids buy them not to eat them but to snort them.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

H7N9 bird flu may turn into outbreak in China, 2 deaths confirmed

Two deaths caused by the H7N9 Bird Flu virus have already been confirmed by Chinese authorities. Experts are growing increasingly concerned of a possible outbreak.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2014

Can chocolate and red wine beat diabetes? Not so fast, says NHS

The National Health Service (or NHS) in the UK said the study published in the Journal of Nutrition did not prove that flavonoid - found in chocolates and red wine - can reduce the risks of diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

Can sunshine help lower blood pressure? British researchers say yes

Sunlight may apparently reduce one's risks of a heart attack and stroke by helping reduce high blood pressure, a new study has suggested.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 22, 2014

Older people who love life, are more active

A new study suggests that people who enjoy life are healthier and more active in old age than unhappy people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

California teen recovers from coma, thanks to fish oil

California teen, Grant Virgin, was in a horrific accident that left him in a coma and the chance of never waking up again. However through sheer desperation and faith, his parents pushed against the odds to bring their son back from certain death. This is what led them to a new type of treatment that allowed Grant to make a miraculous recovery - all thanks to fish oil.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

Decoding hookworm genome may make treatments easier

The genome of hookworm has been decoded and experts are hoping that the sequenced genome will help provide clues to more efficient treatment methods.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

ACEP gives U.S. D+ for failing poor emergency care support: How did the states perform?

An organization of emergency medicine experts has released its latest report on the picture of emergency care in the U.S.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

Biocon CANMAb to make breast cancer treatment affordable in India

CANMAb will be sold 25 percent cheaper than Roche's Herceptin, which is already priced significantly lower in India than in developed countries.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

Gene therapy may help remove traumatic memories in PTSD patients, MIT researchers say

Researchers have found a new drug that may make the brain better at coping with and overcoming traumatic memories.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2014

Deadly norovirus outbreak hits passengers of Royal Caribbean cruise

A Royal Caribbean cruise turned into a nightmare for scores of passengers who fell victim to a suspected norovirus outbreak.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

Chinese herbal medicine may be effective in controlling type 2 diabetes

According to a new study, the ability of Tianqi, a Chinese herbal medicine, to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, is similar to that of diabetes drugs, metformin and acarbose.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2014

Statin may help reduce delirium in critically ill patients

Delirium, a state of sudden, severe confusion, may be prevented by the cholesterol-lowering drug statin in critically ill patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

Illumina $1000 HiSeq X Ten genome sequencing machine will shake up health industry

HiSeq X Ten, a new genome sequencing machine lowers the cost of the sequencing process to $1,000. The new technique could bring about a new revolution in the health industry.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

WHO discovers cesspool of polio virus in Peshawar

Pakistan is the only country in the world that has experienced a rise in polio cases last year. Thanks to Peshawar.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

U.S. surgeon general celebrates 50th anniversary by scaring us about perils of smoking

The U.S. surgeon general has published a new report linking tobacco smoking to even more diseases and health problems, on its 50th anniversary.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Comedians and people with psychotic disorders share common personality traits: Scary or funny?

A new study suggests that comedians can make people laugh because they have personality characteristics often found in people who have psychotic disorders. Does that make comedians funny or scary?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Vitamin D supplements may help ease pain of Fibromyalgia patients and reduce fatigue too

A new study shows that taking Vitamin D supplements may ease chronic pain and fatigue in people afflicted with fibromyalgia.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Drinking diet soda may actually make you put on more calories: Here's why

A new study shows that overweight adults who drink diet beverages actually tend to consume more calories than those who drink regular regular sugary beverages.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2014

South Korea on red alert after bird flu outbreak prompts culling of nearly 100,000 poultry

South Korea has confirmed outbreak of H5N8, a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, prompting the government to send out a red alert and order culling of nearly 100,000 poultry in the southwestern part of the country.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2014

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