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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

Americans improving eating habits, making healthier choices: Study

A recent study indicates that Americans are cutting down on high-calorie fast food and starting to eat healthy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2014

Gene therapy may help cure eye disease choroideremia

Gene therapy may hold the solution for patients suffering from choroideremia, a rare form of progressive blindness, as researchers find that it's possible to improve vision after injecting the eye with the missing or defective gene.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Microparticles injection may reduce heart attack damage

Scientists have accidentally discovered that microparticles injected into the bloodstream within 24 hours of a heart attack can significantly reduce damage to the heart.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Experimental drug pritelivir reduces viral shedding among genital herpes patients

A preliminary study shows that experimental drug pritelivir reduces viral shedding in people with genital herpes, raising the possibility that there may be a medication someday to cure the incurable disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Overdose of acetaminophen may damage your liver, warns FDA

The FDA is all set to implement 2011 guideline that recommends lower levels of acetaminophen in painkillers as response to reports of acetaminophen-caused liver damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Chicago has just banned e-cigarettes

After New York, Chicago has become the second major city to ban people from smoking e-cigarettes from most indoor public places.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Traumatic brain injury may increase death risk of survivors

People, who were victims of traumatic brain injury, are at a higher risk of dying early from suicide, injuries or assaults, a new study warns.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2014

Obesity paradox debunked: Being obese is not healthy, especially if you're diabetic

A new study concluded that the obesity paradox is a myth for those with Type 2 diabetes

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

Heavy drinking increases memory loss risk in middle-aged men

A new study suggests that middle-aged men who drink more than two and a half or more alcoholic beverages a day, are likely to show more signs of cognitive decline than men who are light drinkers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

Speech requires both sides of brain to process, reveals breakthrough study

A new research has overturned widely held belief that only one side of the brain is responsible for speech.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

Fitbit Force users complain of rash and sores, offered refund

Fitbit Force users have reported of rashes, blisters and peeling skin after using the fitness tracker.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2014

Autistic kids cannot sync sight and sound, claims breakthrough research

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery linking between autism and sensory functions.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2014

Pregnant women should screen for gestational diabetes mellitus after week 24, doctors urge

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that pregnant women who have not been previously diagnosed with diabetes, should take the blood test for the condition after week 24.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2014

Womb transplants successfully carried out in Sweden

There is new hope for women who have lost their womb to cancer or who were born without womb, as a new trial has been successfully carried out in Sweden, implanting wombs from living donors into childless and womb-less women.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2014

School drug tests ineffective in keeping teens away from substance abuse

A new study shows that where a drug testing policy in schools does not deter students from taking drugs, a positive school environment might accomplish that.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Cognitive mental training may help elderly people stay sharp

The elderly can be trained to develop their cognitive skills, with effects that can last up to ten years.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Penis pumps are major drain on Medicare

The U.S. government has overspent on penis pumps, according to the review conducted by the Office of the Inspector General.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Can probiotic drops ease colic? Doctors think so

A new study suggests giving probiotic drops to healthy infants may result in fewer bouts of colic.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Quick DIY test can now help detect Alzheimer's early

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) tests a person's language ability, reasoning, problem-solving skills and memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Preservative in baby wipes culprit behind acute dermatitis

Researchers claim that a preservative found in many baby wipes can cause acute dermatitis.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Green tea reduces efficacy of blood pressure drug nadolol

Researchers have found that drinking green tea prevents nadolol, a blood pressure drug, from being absorbed well by the body.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Polio-free India is now 3 years old

India, which once had the highest number of polio cases in the world, is marking three years since its last reported polio case.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2014

Google Glass helps Indian doctor successfully conduct foot and ankle surgery

A doctor has successfully conducted a foot and ankle surgery in India with the help of Google Glass.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2014

Caffeine can wake up your memory too, new research claims

Caffeine can do more than just wake you up. It can boost some parts of your memory too.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2014

STD cases on the rise in U.S. especially among homosexuals, warns CDC

The latest CDC report on sexually transmitted disease (STD) tracks an increase in cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, mainly in men, for 2012.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Complementary and alternative medicine becoming popular as treatment for autism and development delay

As parents of autistic children continue to face a significant lack of approved medications to treat autism, they turn to complementary and alternative medicine in an effort to alleviate their children's autistic symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Behavioral therapies may help cancer patients sleep better

People with sleep disorders, especially cancer patients, can be relieved of their symptoms by undergoing behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) or mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2014

Weight loss secret of Avocado revealed

Avocado, which is high in calorie and carbohydrate, can help people with weight management by making them feel satiated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2014

A simple blood test can detect cervical cancer, study claims

A new study indicates that cervical cancer can be detected by a simple blood test.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2014

Moderate coffee consumption doesn't lead to dehydration

A new study indicates that regular coffee drinkers are not in danger of dehydration. Coffee may actually be a substantial source of fluids that can rehydrate the body and keep it healthy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2014

Ke$ha has a problem but it's not drinking: Mom

Ke$ha is not in rehab because of drinking problem, her mother said. It's because of bulimia and her producer is to be blamed, she said.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2014

Does Rocco DiSpirito's 'pound a day' diet plan really work?

DiSpirito's diet plan program allows dieters to lose up to 5 pounds in five days while allowing them to eat the food that they love. Does it really work?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2014

Not all fad diets work equally well, warn health experts

Health experts have warned that fad diets can deliver certain results, but it still takes a lot of hard work.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2014

Male Y chromosome is not dying, assure researchers

A new study indicates that the Y chromosome is here to stay. The study also showed that while the Y chromosome has changed over the last 200 million years, the chromosome will continue to exist far into the future.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2014

FTC cracks down on bogus weight loss products

Four companies manufacturing and marketing weight-loss products, have been charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for using untrue and misleading ads.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2014

Can heart attacks be predicted and prevented by blood test? Researchers say yes

Researchers have developed a way to identify individuals who are at high risk of a heart attack.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2014

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