Tag: Health

Model Who Lost A Leg To TSS From A Tampon Could Lose Her Other Leg Too: What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Lauren Wasser, the model who lost a leg after getting TSS from tampons, is now about to lose her other leg as well. The model wants to raise awareness about TSS and the potential risks of using tampons.

Public Health December 21, 2017

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease

Luxturna was recently approved for the treatment of a blindness-causing RPE65 gene mutation. With two injections in each eye, patients diagnosed with a hereditary retinal dystrophy would be able to experience improved vision.

Medicine December 20, 2017

Are Fitness Trackers Beneficial For Your Health? High-Tech Wristbands Not Good At Measuring Calories

Recent study reveals that fitness wearables do not accurately track burned calories during physical activities. Is it still worth it to rely on fitness trackers?

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Enough Sleep Important For People At Risk Of Heart Disease: How Much Sleep Do We Need Daily?

The length and quality of sleep can be a good indicator of a person’s overall physical and mental health. Just how much sleep can be considered ‘enough?’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Tim Cook Wants Apple Watch To Help Keep You Healthy

Tim Cook has helped push Apple to new spaces with its array of devices. Now, he's looking at the company's smartwatches to help people stay healthy.

Apple May 19, 2017

Many People With Serious Medical Conditions Are Initially Misdiagnosed: Study

A study highlighted that initial diagnosis in serious medical conditions is wrong in many cases. It also revealed that 21 percent of patients received a different diagnosis in a second opinion.

Public Health April 5, 2017

NIH Budget Cuts Disasterous To Life-Saving Research, Leading Heart Doctors Warn

Top U.S. heart doctors and researchers worry that the NIH budget cut in the White House Budget proposal will greatly affect work in producing life-saving heart drugs. Here’s what they have to say at a recent meeting.

Public Health March 28, 2017

Italy Named World’s Healthiest Country In Bloomberg Survey

Italy has been named the healthiest country in the Global Health Index released by Bloomberg with the United States ranked at 34. The indexes found Italians relatively free from high blood pressure, cholesterol, and possess better mental health than others.

Public Health March 27, 2017

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.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 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.

Medicine March 21, 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.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

Components In Soy Products Slow Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells, New Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that components in dietary soy products are quite beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study suggests that it also lowers the growth rate of breast cancer cells.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

January 2017 Emerges As Third Hottest In 137 Years: NASA

January 2017 ranked as the third hottest January since modern record-keeping began in 1880. The recent finding was based on a monthly global temperature analysis by NASA scientists.

Earth/Environment February 17, 2017

Are Married People Healthier? New Study Says Yes

A new study has found that married ones maintained lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than unmarried people. Marriage may serve as a defense against psychological stress, findings reveal.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Liver Disease In Children Linked To Fructose Intake, Says New Study

Liver ailments in children and adolescents may be linked to consumption of fructose, according to researchers. Sugar intake and uric acid levels are independently responsible for the occurrence of liver diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Working More Than 39 Hours Every Week Could Damage Your Health

You might want to rethink doing those long workweeks. A new Australian study revealed that people working more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, including the danger of mental issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

What Is Dripping? Study Finds 1 In 4 Teens Who Smoke E-Cigarettes Tried The Trend

Study found that 1 in 4 teens who have smoked an e-cigarette have also tried dripping before, the method that consists of vaping without the use of a tank cartridge for a strong hit with more clouds.

Public Health February 6, 2017

After Space Study On Kelly Twins, How Will Space Travel Affect Our Brain Health?

NASA’s Twins Study has opened up the debate on health risks among astronauts, especially in high radiation zones of deep space. The study reported genomic changes in the astronauts while in space.

Space February 3, 2017

Chemical Fluorine Found In Fast Food: What Is It And Why Is It Bad For You?

A comprehensive study from Silent Spring Institute found fluorinated compounds in one-third of the fast food packaging they tested. These compounds, which have been previously linked to cancer, are chemicals also used in non-stick cookware.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2017

Party Pooper: Experts Warn Popping Balloons Can Lead To Permanent Hearing Loss

Hearing experts from the University of Alberta measured noise produced from bursting balloons, and discovered that it can be louder than a shotgun blast and cause permanent hearing loss.

Public Health February 1, 2017

Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms Can Be Reversed In Mice, Claim Scientists

Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine have found a way to reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The findings have been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Your Roommate's Genes Can Influence Your Health: Study

A study from the European Bioinformatics Institute explained how the genetic makeup of an individual’s social partner plays a pivotal role in their overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

EpiPen Alternative Auvi-Q Can Be Obtained For 'Free' When It Returns Feb. 14

Kaléo has announced Auvi-Q, a cheaper alternative to Mylan’s EpiPen, will be available throughout the country beginning Feb. 14. With the company's AffordAbility commitment program, patients in the United States will have a chance to get their own epinephrine injections for free.

Medicine January 23, 2017

Researchers Find Link Between Estrogen Levels And PTSD

A new study has revealed that estrogen plays an important role in controlling post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The hormone protects the brain from trauma and even alters the pain perception.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Sharing Good News Can Promote Health And Happiness, Researchers Suggest

A new study reveals that sharing good news can prove to be effective in the promotion of good health and happiness. The study was conducted on military couples living in Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Chewing Your Food Can Protect You From Illness

A recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health showed that proper chewing of food can activate T helper 17 cells in the mouth. The study has been published in the journal 'Immunity.'

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Top 10 Most Popular Foods On Twitter Reveal Health Disparity Across US Neighborhoods

Geotagged tweets from more than 603,000 users revealed that pizza and beer made it to the list of most popular foods on Twitter. What's the most tweeted-about food in the United States?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2016

These Large US Cities Lead In Healthy, Active Living: Here's Why

When it comes to active living, large cities in the United States outrank smaller communities, a new study revealed. Researchers explain how the surroundings -- particularly opportunities for recreation -- affect the overall lifestyle of residents.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 12, 2016

Dr. OZ Talks Saving Lives With Entry Into Smartwatch Space With The iBeat Life Monitor

Dr. Mehmet Oz teams up with Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard to launch a new smartwatch called the iBeat Life Monitor. The device is a more stylish alternative to Life Alert systems and could be used to save lives.

Wearable Tech September 30, 2016

Health Insurance Company Aetna Subsidizes Apple Watch To Boost Health And Wellness Of Employees

Aetna, the U.S. health insurer covering 23 million people, will soon start subsidizing the Apple Watch to promote health and wellness. The company will also offer free Apple Watches to all 50,000 of its employees.

Gadgets September 28, 2016

Happy Wife, Happy Life? Having A Happy Spouse Could Be Good For Your Health, Says Study

Having a happy spouse often leads to good health, researchers have found. Their findings reiterate the importance of social support in an individual’s overall well-being.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2016

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Spend $3 Billion To Cure Diseases: What Are The Plans In Store?

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a new program, the Chan Zuckerberg Science that aims to bring together health professionals and engineers in creating new tools to help cure diseases. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg hopes that the world is free from diseases by the end of the century.

Biotech September 24, 2016

Wearing A Fitness Tracker May Not Help With Weight Loss

Researchers found that wearing an activity tracker does not necessarily motivate people to increase their fitness regimen, and may even prevent them from losing weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

Study Finds Kissing And Cuddling Kittens Could Be Deadly For Cat Owners

A new study from the CDC found that kissing and cuddling cats could be deadly if the animal is infected with cat-scratch disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

Don’t Drop, Then Eat: Study Finds No Truth Behind The ‘Five-Second Rule’

Researchers from Rutgers University found that there is no truth behind the 'five-second rule,' and bacteria can get on food instantly after falling to the ground.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2016

Is Donald Trump 'Fit' For The Presidency? Yes, As Far As His Health Goes

Love him or hate him, when it comes to his health, Donald Trump is fit to become America's next president.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2016

ModiFace Launches New Dermatologist-Created AI Tech That Lets Users Test Out Skin Care Products In Real-Time

Augmented reality experts ModiFace announced the launch of a new technology created alongside dermatologists that could be used to smooth out users' skin and reveal the impact skin care products will have on them in real-time.

Apps/Software September 14, 2016

Gluten-Free Diets Continue To Be A Popular Trend Despite Followers Not Having Celiac Disease

A new study found that, while the rates of celiac disease have plateaued, more Americans continue to take on the trend of following a gluten-free diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016

Yes, Your Dog Can Understand What You Say, Regardless Of Your Positive Tone

A new study found that dogs use the same part of their brains as humans to be able to understand vocabulary and tone in speech.

Neuroscience August 30, 2016

Apple Bets More On Health Technology With Gliimpse Startup Acquisition: Health-Focused Wearable En Route?

Apple acquired health and wellness-focused startup Gliimpse earlier this year, but the deal has only just now come to light. This bolsters claims of a new health-focused wearable product category from Apple, but it remains to be seen what will come of it.

Apple August 22, 2016

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

Seniors Rarely Go Online For Healthcare Needs, Medical Advice

There is a general belief that the advent of digital health technology could improve the health care quality of seniors. However, results of a new study reveal that elders rarely go online to address their health care needs.

Public Health August 2, 2016

McDonald’s Just Made A Major Change To Its Chicken McNuggets

McDonald’s announced that it is making its menu items healthy by removing artificial ingredients in its Chicken McNuggets, only serving antibiotic-free chicken and removing high-fructose corn syrup from its buns.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 2, 2016

Deep Space Travelers Face Higher Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Astronauts who travel to the moon and beyond may face higher risks of dying from heart disease, a new study revealed. The report is the first to look into the long-term effects of deep space travel based on past missions.

Space July 28, 2016

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