Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Eating Less Fat, More Fruits May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Death

A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Pressure Outcomes In Teens

NIH researchers have found some potential benefits of early gastric bypass surgery for teenagers. Results show that teens who received the procedure had better outcomes in terms of their diabetes and blood pressure management compared to their adult counterparts.

Public Health

Millions Of People And Animals Are At Risk Of Naturally Occurring Anthrax

A new CDC study outlines the potential threat of naturally occurring anthrax to people and livestock around the world. As many as 1.83 billion people and 1.1 billion livestock live in areas where the bacterial infection can be found.

Public Health

CVS Will Only Sell Vitamins, Supplements Tested By Third Parties For Safety

CVS Pharmacy is launching its "Tested to Be Trusted" program designed to ensure the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and supplements available in-store and online. Only those that have passed third-party testing will be made available.

Public Health May 18, 2019

Parents Play Important Role During Child's Early Puberty

When children begin puberty much earlier than their peers, it often leads to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Experts warned that this could cause mental health concerns that might continue until adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2019

Scientists Created A Living Organism With An Entirely Synthetic Genome

Is this the next step for artificial life? By streamlining and rebuilding the E. coli genetic code, scientists have created the first-ever organism with a genome that is completely human-made.

Biotech May 18, 2019

US Birth Rate Hits 32-Year Low In 2018, CDC Says

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the number of new birth in the United States has dropped to about 3.7 million in 2018. This is 2 percent lower compared to birth rates recorded in the previous year.

Public Health May 18, 2019

FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks Because Of Bacterial Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled six tattoo inks with microorganisms that can cause bacterial infection. Consumers, retailers, and tattoo artists are advised to avoid the recalled products.

Public Health May 17, 2019

Twitter Adds New Features Aimed At Curbing Anti-Vaxer Activity

Twitter joined Facebook and YouTube in the fight against the spread of misinformation online. The social media platform has announced a new tool that will prevent users from encountering anti-vaccine content.

Public Health May 17, 2019

3D Images Show How Baby's Head Changes During Birth

How amazing is it that baby heads can fit through a mother's birth canal? In a new study, doctors watched it happen in real time to learn more about childbirth.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Philadelphia Soda Tax Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks

People in Philadelphia seem to be trying to avoid buying soda from stores within the city due to the new soda tax. However, they are choosing to buy their sugary drinks from nearby areas to avoid the levy.

Public Health May 18, 2019

Twitter Users With Depression And Anxiety Tend To Post Grayscale And Low-Aesthetic Images

A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Microscope Can Diagnose And Treat Skin Cancer, Other Diseases Without Cutting Skin

Doctors develop a special microscope that's a diagnostic and treatment instrument in one. Ultra-precise and sensitive, this new device from the University of British Columbia is so cutting-edge that it doesn't even need to cut the skin to perform surgery.

Biotech May 18, 2019

Transgender Women Who Had Sex Change Face Increased Breast Cancer Risk

A new study in the Netherlands suggests that transgender women undergoing hormone treatment are at a higher risk for breast cancer compared to cisgender people. Health risks increased during a relatively short duration of the treatment.

Public Health May 17, 2019

Experts Say Doctors Are Overtreating Thyroid Diseases

Patients with hypothyroidism might not see benefits from taking daily pills to replace their missing hormones, new research revealed. Researchers found that hormone therapy does not ease symptoms like weight gain and low mood.

Public Health May 16, 2019

Good Diet, Exercise Lower The Risk Of Dementia: WHO

New guidelines from the World Health Organization stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing dementia. To reduce the risk of cognitive decline, experts say good food and exercise are even more effective than pills.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2019

Alabama Passes Bill That Bans Nearly All Abortions

The most restrictive abortion law in the United States just got passed by the Alabama state senate. The bill, which makes performing abortion a criminal act for doctors, does not allow exceptions for rape or incest.

Public Health May 15, 2019

California Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion In Roundup Cancer Trial

A California jury reaches a verdict awarding more than $2 billion to couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod who both contracted cancer after long-term exposure to the popular herbicide Roundup. The key ingredient of the weed killer is glyphosate.

Public Health May 15, 2019

American Psychological Association Releases New Therapy Guidelines For 2019

The new guidelines released by the APA encourages mental health professionals to be more aware of biases and recognize the different experiences of girls and women. It offers new recommendations that reflect changes in the society for the past decade.

Public Health May 15, 2019

1.2 Million Pigs Culled In Vietnam In Effort To Combat African Swine Fever Spread

African swine fever virus has been detected in 29 provinces across Vietnam. According to the Southeast Asian country's government, over 1.2 million pigs have been culled to prevent the further spread of the highly-contagious and deadly disease.

Public Health May 15, 2019

Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste Could Cause Tooth Decay, Other Damages: Study

Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2019

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Elevated Risk Of Bleeding In The Skull

Aspirin can do more harm than good in patients who do not have a history of heart disease. New research has found that this common medication could actually lead to bleeding in the skull.

Medicine May 14, 2019

Doctors Are Less Likely To Screen Cancer Patients Later In The Day: Study

New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.

Public Health May 14, 2019

Older Fathers Risk Health Of Unborn Children And Partners

Men should consider their own biological clock when planning their families. A new study found that, like women, men over the age of 45 experience physical changes that might affect the wellbeing of their partners and children.

Public Health May 14, 2019

Study Reveals The Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Everyday To Live Longer

Researchers found that even moderate coffee consumption can help individuals live longer. However, at a certain point, the effects of coffee become more negative than positive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2019

Health Officials Confirm Cases Of Canine Brucellosis In Iowa

Several cases of canine Brucellosis have been reported at a commercial breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa. While the disease primarily affects dogs, it can also be transmitted to humans.

Public Health May 13, 2019

Penis Extensions Are Ineffective, Risky, And Wrong On Every Level: Study

A study in London reiterated that penis extension and penis enlargement procedures mostly don't work and are ineffective. Researchers said such procedures carry risks such as penile deformity and erectile dysfunction.

Medicine May 12, 2019

Want Better Grades? Recreational Sports Helps Boost Student Academic Success

A new study suggests that taking part in sports activities can help improve students' grades in college. Those who played sports had a grade point average of 3.25, while those who did not only had a 3.07 GPA.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2019

Diabetes Drug Linked To Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

A popular diabetes drug is found linked to a flesh-eating infection known as Fournier gangrene. This disease is a rare but life-threatening infection that kills skin tissue in the genital or anal area.

Medicine May 10, 2019

Gilead To Donate HIV Prevention Pill Truvada To 200,000 People

American drug maker Gilead Sciences is donating up to 2.4 million bottles of Truvada to the CDC each year until at least 2025. This will allow 200,000 more people to have access to the life-saving drug.

Medicine May 10, 2019

Disfigured Burn Victims Sue Cooking Spray Company For Exploding Cans

Several lawsuits were filed against Conagra, maker of Pam and other cooking spray brands, following injuries sustained by individuals as faulty cans exploded or caught fire. Conagra claimed their product is 100 percent safe if used properly.

Public Health May 10, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Family Accuses Him Of Spreading Dangerous Vaccine Misinformation

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s siblings and niece call him out for his anti-vaccination views in an an op-ed piece. The three Kennedy family members stress how dangerous this way of thinking is, calling Kennedy Jr. an ‘outlier’ in the family.

Public Health May 10, 2019

Can Brain Implants Treat Drug Addicts? Chinese Doctors Use Eye Deep Brain Stimulation For Opioid Addiction Treatment

Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.

Biotech May 9, 2019

Child Finds $40K Worth Of Meth Inside Lego Box From Thrift Store

Local authorities in Georgia report that a 10-year-old child stumbled upon a package containing methamphetamine. The illegal drugs were stored inside a Lego set bought from a store in South Carolina.

Public Health May 9, 2019

Kentucky Teen Jerome Kunkel Who Sued Over School Vaccine Ban Gets Chickenpox

Jerome Kunkel and his family said they do not have regrets they decided not to get vaccinated. Since the teenager is now immune to chickenpox following his infection, he hopes to return to class for the first time since March 15.

Public Health May 8, 2019

Traces Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Says Study

Drinking water contaminated with arsenic might lead to the thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber that could result in cardiac arrest and stroke. Researchers found that higher levels of arsenic increase the chances of developing a heart condition.

Public Health May 9, 2019

Over Half Of All Pregnancy-Related Deaths Can Be Prevented, Says CDC

More than half of the deaths associated with complications during pregnancy and childbirth can be prevented, according to a recent analysis by the CDC. Stroke and heart disease were identified as the leading cause of deaths among mothers.

Public Health May 9, 2019

3 LAPD Officers Contract Possible Antibiotic Resistant MRSA Infection

The Los Angeles Police Department revealed that a potential MRSA outbreak may have occurred at its West Valley station in Reseda. Three of its police officers developed skin infections after coming into contact with a homeless person.

Public Health May 8, 2019

Computer Games Can Help Train The Brain To Eat Less Sweets And Follow A No-Sugar Diet

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

New Technique To Regenerate Severely Damaged Lungs Makes Transplant Possible

About 80 percent of donated lungs are damaged, making it unviable for organ transplantation. A new technique showed that donor lungs can be rehabilitated and repaired outside the human body for at least 36 hours prior to the operation.

Biotech May 8, 2019

Teeth Whitening Deal Bought From Facebook Leaves 42-Year-Old Clare Clark With ‘Botched Lip Filler’ Pout

A teeth whitening deal that costs only $80 left Clare Clark with serious allergic reaction. She could hardly eat or talk, and she had blisters in her mouth after the treatment.

Public Health May 7, 2019

Mongolian Couple Die Of Bubonic Plague After Eating Large Rodent's Raw Kidney For Good Health

A couple in Mongolia died after eating the raw meat of a marmot for good health. The incident happened despite warnings that the large rodent is a known carrier of the Yersinia pestis.

Public Health May 7, 2019

Rising Number Of Health Enthusiasts Turn To Drinking Ginger For Health Benefits

Steeping ginger in hot water can ease digestive issues, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, and combat morning sickness among pregnant women. Ginger is gaining renewed popularity among health enthusiasts for its myriad of health benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

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