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Pregnancy Supplements Could Be A Waste Of Money, Doctors Urge Women To Take Folic Acid And Vitamin D

Are pregnancy supplements really worth the time and money? A new study found that these prenatal multivitamins and minerals do not improve the health of both the mother and baby.

Medicine July 13, 2016

No Longer The Happier Sex: Equality Makes Women As Unhappy As Men

An annual survey found that women are no longer the happier sex. Despite today's bigger and equal opportunities for women, figures showed that today's women are just as unhappy as men.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

Ex-Prisoners Face Higher Risks Of Opioid Overdose Death

Ex-prisoners face higher risks of overdose-related deaths, particularly from opioids, in the period immediately following their release. Findings suggest there is a great need for human intervention including the improved access to naloxone, which blocks the effects of opioid drugs.

Medicine July 9, 2016

Virus Found In Saliva Linked With Unexplained Infertility

This kiss, this kiss! Researchers found a link between unexplained infertility in women and a herpes virus called HHV-6A, which is known to be transmissible by kissing.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2016

Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Could Result In Altered Brain Functions

An open letter warns the public about the risks that come from transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a 'do-it-yourself' type of brain stimulation. Experts warn that they could be doing more harm than good.

Neuroscience July 8, 2016

Prince Harry Makes HIV/AIDS Awareness Priority, Hopes To 'Smash The Stigma'

Prince Harry follows his late mother's footsteps in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. During his recent visit to the King's College Hospital's HIV service, he urged people who might have the virus to get tested.

Public Health July 8, 2016

Banned Breast Enlargement Advert May Cause Harm To Teenagers

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a TV advert featuring fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft, who underwent breast enhancement surgery. The ad irresponsibly implies that bigger breasts can make young women more popular and confident.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Fertility Lessons To Be Given To Young Girls Starting Age 9

Girls as young as 9 years old should be given fertility lessons in school in order to maximize their chances of having children in the future. The advice follows the survey results wherein many young people have misconceptions about later-life fertility.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Seniors With Access To Medical Cannabis Use Less Prescription Drugs

Is medical marijuana the new painkiller? A report from the CDC finds that seniors and disabled patients with legal access to medical cannabis use less prescription drugs.

Medicine July 7, 2016

US Has Highest Death Rate For Car Crashes In The World

The United States has the highest car crash-related death rates in the world. Why are more Americans dying in roadway accidents and what can be done about it?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Is Goat Man's New Best Friend? Scientist Says Goats Are Just As Clever As Dogs

In a new experiment, researchers find that goats gaze imploringly at their human handlers when given an impossible task. Findings suggest that goats are just as smart and affectionate as dogs.

Animals July 7, 2016

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stimulating the vagus nerve in rheumatoid arthritis patients could reduce the autoimmune disease's symptoms, a new study suggests. Findings could lead to new treatments for people who are currently using potent and costly drugs.

Biotech July 7, 2016

Syphilis, Gonorrhea Cases Show Sharp Increase In England Following STI Budget Cuts

Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea diagnoses in England increased sharply following the budget cuts on sexually transmitted infection testing. Experts believe that the diseases are affecting more men who have sex with men.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Reduced Antibiotic Use Does Not Cause More Complications

Lowering antibiotic prescriptions for self-limiting respiratory infections did not increase the risk of complications. The findings could help general practitioners in educating their patients and helping them opt for non-antibiotic treatment methods.

Medicine July 6, 2016

Antidepressant Prescriptions In England Doubled To 61 Million In A Decade

Prescriptions for antidepressants in England doubled in just 10 years. Experts say it could partly be due to the increased awareness of mental illnesses and more people seeking medical help.

Medicine July 6, 2016

Good Fats Could Reduce Death Risks By 27 Percent

Eating high amounts of saturated fat and trans fats can increase the risk of dying, that's a given. But what's new is that people can lower the risks by eating more of the good fats.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2016

Parents Who Give Children Adult-Sized Food Portions Fuel Obesity Crisis

Parents don't realize they are overfeeding their children with adult-sized meal portions and too many snacks, a new study finds. This further fuels the obesity epidemic, including child obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016

Combining Two Fertility Tests Could Improve IVF Success

A new study finds that combining two fertility tests can improve IVF success rates in women. Apart from examining the mitochondrial DNA, fertility experts can combine this with chromosomal screenings.

Biotech July 5, 2016

Regenerative Tooth Fillings Could Make Root Canals Obsolete

Could this be the end of root canals? An award-winning, new regenerative tooth filling helps teeth heal themselves using stem cells, making the dreaded root canal treatments obsolete.

Biotech July 5, 2016

Womb Lining Scratch Could Double Pregnancy Success Rates But Doctors Urge Caution

Scratching the womb lining prior to conceiving could double the success rates of pregnancy and live births. While the quality of existing evidence is low, this could be a massive breakthrough in reproductive medicine when proven effective.

Biotech July 5, 2016

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