Sydney Man Steven Spencer Contracts HIV Despite Taking PrEP Anti-HIV Drugs

A man in Sydney has contracted HIV despite taking PrEP anti-retroviral drugs. Advocates hope the case does not discourage potential patients from taking the medication.


Autism Cure Cease Therapy Can Seriously Harm Children, Watchdog Warns

Autism Cease therapy can seriously harm children, a watchdog in the United Kingdom warned. At least 150 therapists were ordered to stop advertising Cease therapy as a cure, as it lacks credibility.

Public Health

Vegan YouTuber Yovana Mendoza Caught Eating Fish, Explains Health Issue

YouTuber Yovana Mendoza is now explaining herself after a video of her eating fish surfaced. She explains that she had to add meat to her diet due to a health condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2019

Students Flock To Sign Online Petition To Close Temple University Amid Mumps Crisis

A petition calling for the temporary closure of Temple University over mumps outbreak has received over 10,000 signatures. As of Monday, 74 people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious disease.

Public Health March 22, 2019

Genetic Research Could Be Suffering From Racial Bias To Detriment Of Science

Researchers found that the majority of participants in genomic studies of human diseases are of European descent, ignoring the diverse populations around the world. They argued that this might exacerbate health inequalities and even harm the public.

Public Health

Anesthesia May Help Take Away Painful Memories Of PTSD Patients

A new study shows that anesthesia can help lessen the sting of painful memories. Researchers hope that their findings eventually lead to an effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Medicine March 22, 2019

Some ADHD Drugs May Increase Risk For Psychosis

Can medication for ADHD increase the risk for psychosis? Researchers of a new study found that while the risk is still low, the Adderall type of drugs can.

Medicine March 22, 2019

Department Of Defense May Soon Pay For Troops To Freeze Eggs, Sperms Before Deployment

A bill was filed requiring the Department of Defense to shoulder expenses for expanded health services and infertility treatments for service members and their families. Once legislated, the law will allow troops to store their eggs and sperms before deployment.

Public Health March 22, 2019

Researchers Examined Facebook Profiles Of People Who Post Anti-Vaccination Messages Online: Here's What They Learned

Anti-vaccination campaigns are spreading like wildfire on social media platforms. In a new study, researchers classify the anti-vaccination Facebook users into four distinct sub-groups.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Strawberry, Spinach, Kale Top Dirty Dozen List Of Food With Cancer-Causing Pesticide Residues

What are the fruits and vegetables included in the most recent 'dirty dozen' report? The popular kale is nearly at the top of the list, following strawberries and spinach.

Public Health March 22, 2019

New Poll Shows Growing Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

More Americans believe that marijuana use should be legalized. Advocates hope that the growing endorsement of the public would encourage the government to reclassify the substance.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Sharp Rise In Fentanyl Deaths Shows Opioid Crisis Far From Over

There has been an exponential increase in the rate of overdose deaths linked to fentanyl. In a new report, the CDC revealed that the number of lives claimed by the synthetic opioid has doubled every year since 2013.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Intentionally Exposed His Unvaccinated Kids To Chickenpox To Build Their Immunity

Bevin said in an interview he intentionally exposed all of his nine children to chickenpox instead of having them vaccinated. The CDC, however, advises against this method of immunizing children. Here's why.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Massimiliano Fedriga, Politician Who Opposed Italy's Mandatory Vaccination Rules, Hospitalized After Contracting Chickenpox

An anti-vaxx political leader in Italy was given a taste of his own medicine. Massimiliano Fedriga has contracted chickenpox as Italy schools start sending unvaccinated children home.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Teen's Sudden Schizophrenia Turns Out To Be A Bad Case Of Cat Scratch Disease

For two years, doctors tried several tests to solve the mystery of a teen who had a sudden schizophrenia. It only took one doctor to observe a cat scratch on his skin to end the boy's struggle.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Hot Tea Nearly Doubles Risk Of Esophageal Cancer: Study

Drinking piping hot tea is shown to be linked to esophageal cancer, nearly doubling the risk of the disease. The new study reveals the connection, becoming the first time researchers showed a link with a specific temperature.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Video Game Therapy Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Movement

Scientists in Illinois have designed a new video game that helps stroke survivors regain arm movement. This inexpensive and wearable treatment is hope for patients, researchers said.

Biotech March 21, 2019

Doctors May Soon Be Prescribing Veggies Instead Of Drugs

Researchers found that insurance-coverage of healthy food could improve the health of beneficiaries and reduce healthcare utilization. It also found that encouraging a healthy diet is more cost-effective than purchasing medicine for chronic illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2019

Bayer's Roundup Weedkiller Is Major Factor In Man's Cancer, Jury Finds

Edwin Hardeman’s case convinced a San Francisco jury that Roundup herbicide is a major factor in his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup maker, Monsanto, faces 11,200 other related lawsuits.

Public Health March 21, 2019

CDC Study Says Most HIV Infections Are Transmitted By Undiagnosed Individuals

Eight in 10 new HIV infections were transmitted by people who do not receive the care they need to suppress the virus. The CDC launched an initiative to reduce new infections and keep those who are infected in treatment.

Public Health March 21, 2019

FDA Approves First Postpartum Depression Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the drug Zulresso in the treatment of postpartum depression among mothers. This marks the first time a specific medication will be used for treatment.

Medicine March 21, 2019

Frequent Use Of Marijuana Linked To Increased Risk For Psychosis

A new European study has linked marijuana use to psychotic episodes. The research showed evidence that heavy weed users especially those who use more potent strains are more likely to develop pyschosis later in life.

Public Health March 21, 2019

FDA Keeps Secret Database Of Medical Device-Related Injuries And Malfunctions, Report Claims

More than a million injuries and malfunctions have been recorded in a hidden database accessible only to the FDA. Under the alternative summary reporting program, companies obtained exemptions from making reports of their product malfunctions public.

Public Health March 20, 2019

Start-Up Creates Smart Lighter To Help People Stop Smoking

A Lebanese start-up created a smart lighter that promises to help smokers reduce cigarette consumption and eventually quit smoking. The device called Slighter creates a personalized plan based on the user's smoking habits.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2019

Colon Cancer Becoming More Common In Young Adults

Colon Cancer risk among younger adults has increased over the years. Experts believe that unhealthy food consumption and a sedentary lifestyle might be some of the factors contributing to the alarming trend.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Unvaccinated Student Jerome Kunkel Sues Health Department For Banning Him From School During Chickenpox Outbreak

18-year-old Jerome Kunkel filed a lawsuit against the health department because he was banned from school during a chickenpox outbreak. The high school student is not vaccinated because of religious reason.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Russia Fits Warships With New Weapon That Can Cause Mass Hallucination

Russia's latest weapon system Filin 5P-42 blinds and causes hallucinations in enemies. Two naval ships are already equipped with this newly revealed system and more are expected in the near future.

Public Health March 19, 2019

This Is The Amount Of Diet Soda That Can Increase Women's Risk For Early Death

Researchers found that women who excessively drink artificially sweetened beverages such as diet sodas face higher risk for early death. They recommend a healthier option to sugary drinks.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Pediatricians Issue New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with a new guideline on how parents can prevent their children from developing food allergies and other allergic conditions. The key lies in the early introduction of allergenic foods to young children's diet.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Chewing Sounds Can Set Off People Suffering From Misophonia

Some people are driven crazy by the sound of a normal activity such as eating or breathing. The condition called misophonia can trigger an intense physical and emotional reaction.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2019

Coffee Compounds May Stop Prostate Cancer Growth

Kahweol acetate and cafestol, two hydrocarbons found in Arabica coffee, showed a potential to retard the growth of prostate cancer in mice. Researchers are now looking at the possibility of using the compounds to prevent cancer development in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2019

US Seizes 1 Million Pounds Of Smuggled Pork From China Amid African Swine Fever Concerns

1 million pounds of smuggled pork from China were seized by federal agents in New Jersey. The illegally imported meat was hidden in containers of laundry detergents and ramen noodles.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Could Lead To Drop In Cardiac Surgery

According to a new study, TAVR might be superior to open-heart surgery even among patients with low operational risks. The researchers found that the rate of death, stroke, and rehospitalization is lower among those who had the minimally invasive procedure.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Bacteria And Viruses In Children's Noses Can Indicate Lung Infections

Lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia are among the leading causes of death in young children. Researchers found the makeup of bacteria and viruses in children's noses may improve diagnosis and treatment of lung infections.

Public Health March 18, 2019

EPA Bans Household Use Of Toxic Paint Stripping Chemical Methylene Chloride

The United States Environmental Protection Agency imposed a final ban on the consumer sale of highly-lethal methylene chloride. Methylene chloride has been implicated in the deaths of several people.

Public Health March 18, 2019

Chemicals Found In Home And Food Products Harm Sperm Of Men And Dogs

Man and his best friend share the same problem: lower sperm quality and male fertility issues due to exposure to toxic environmental pollutants.

Public Health March 18, 2019

New Guidelines No Longer Recommend Daily Low-Dose Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

Doctors may still prescribe daily low-dose aspirin for some patients, but aspirin therapy is now a class 2b recommendation under the new guidelines. What will experts recommend for preventing heart attack and stroke?

Public Health March 17, 2019

Dementia Related Deaths In US Have Doubled In Recent Years Says CDC Report

Researchers found that the number of deaths associated with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia significantly rose between 2000 and 2017. Last year, over 200,000 people in the United States died because of the neurodegenerative disease.

Public Health March 16, 2019

Medications And Surgery For Atrial Fibrillation Similarly Effective Says Study

Researchers found that catheter fibrillation, an invasive procedure, significantly improves a patient's quality of life. However, when it comes to preventing stroke and cardiac failure, it is not more effective than drug therapy.

Medicine March 16, 2019

Scientists Use Light And Sound To Clear Alzheimer's Plaque In Mice

Neuroscientists discovered that a combination of lights and sounds may help clear out brain plaques in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. The findings, although observed in mice, brought new hope that treatment breakthrough may be on its way.

Neuroscience March 16, 2019

Three Or More Eggs A Week Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Disease

Are eggs more good or bad for the health? A new study adds to the debate, and unfortunately, it's not very good news for people who love to eat eggs.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2019

Anti-Vax Parents Want Kids Back In School But Judge Disagrees

A federal judge refused the appeal of parents to allow their unvaccinated children back to school in Rockland County. The decision was a response to the current measles outbreak, which has already reached 147 confirmed cases.

Public Health March 15, 2019

Distant Relatives' Medical History May Indicate Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Individuals with first-degree and second-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's have an increased risk of developing the same disease. Data also showed significant differences in gender and maternal or paternal origin.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Compound Found In Green Tea May Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms

Scientists have identified two compounds found in green tea and carrots that can help retard the effects of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The team believes these components can have the same effects on human sufferers as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019

Mushrooms May Help Reduce Risk Of Memory Problems: These Are The Healthiest Ways To Cook Them

Reduced prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in people who eat mushrooms may be due to a compound called ergothioneine. What are the healthiest ways to cook mushrooms according to a 2016 scientific study?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019

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