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36 Sick With Chickenpox At North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate

Authorities confirmed 36 chickenpox cases at North Carolina school with one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state. It is considered the state's worst chickenpox outbreak in two decades.

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Study: Healthcare providers -- not hackers -- leak more of your data

Study: Healthcare providers -- not hackers -- leak more of your data

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Human images from world's first total-body scanner unveiled

Human images from world's first total-body scanner unveiled

Science

Experimental Drug Could Yield Good Results For People Allergic To Peanuts

An experimental drug for people with peanut allergies has come out of the Phase 3 trial with positive results. Kids who received the treatment were able to ingest peanut protein without experiencing symptoms associated with food allergies.

Medicine November 19, 2018

One Of Raccoons Thought To Be 'Drunk' On Crabapples Actually Had Distemper

Were the raccoons thought to be 'drunk' really intoxicated or were they actually sick? One of them, as well as another raccoon, was euthanized because of distemper.

Public Health November 17, 2018

Woman Says Hospital Removed Both Of Her Healthy Kidneys

Did a hospital remove both of a woman's kidneys because they were cancerous? The biopsy records showed no evidence of malignancy in the removed tissue.

Medicine November 17, 2018

FDA Warns Against Honey Pacifiers Following 4 Infant Botulism Cases In Texas

The FDA is reminding parents not to feed honey to their infants, as their digestive systems are still immature. The warning comes after four infant botulism cases were reported in Texas.

Public Health November 17, 2018

Milk Allergy The Most Common Allergy In Kids, Many Are Undiagnosed: Study

How common are milk allergies? A new study found that only less than half of children who are allergic to milk are properly diagnosed by a physician.

Public Health November 17, 2018

Chinese Authorities Issue Public Warning Over 'Serious' African Swine Fever Crisis

Chinese authorities issued a rare public warning about the African swine flu crisis hitting country's farm since August. The strain is so virulent that it has killed 100 percent of affected pigs.

Public Health November 17, 2018

Man's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

A man thought it was his runny nose that ruined his family's Thanksgiving dinner last year. What he didn't know was that his 'runny nose' was actually leaking brain fluid.

Neuroscience November 17, 2018

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 17, 2018

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD

Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

NFL Pours $35 Million Into Research On Neuroscience

The NFL revealed five studies that will receive up to $15 million grant as part of its 'Play Smart. Play Safe' initiative. The sports league is committed to developing technology and medical research in 2016.

Neuroscience November 16, 2018

CDC Report Shows Increasing Suicide Rates Among American Workers

CDC data show an increase in suicide rates across many occupational groups in the United States. As such, the agency is working on comprehensive suicide prevention resources that include work-based approaches.

Public Health November 16, 2018

Teen Dies After 'Huffing' Deodorant Spray To Get High

How can deodorant be misused and abused? A case study shows how a teen lost his life after inhaling deodorant spray to get high.

Public Health November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

Raccoons Thought To Be Rabid Actually Drunk On Fermented Crabapples

Two supposedly 'rabid' raccoons turned out to be drunk from eating fermented crabapples. Authorities captured them after receiving several reports of strange behavior from neighborhood residents.

Public Health November 16, 2018

Low-Carb Diets Effective At Maintaining Healthy Body Weight Says Study

A clinical trial found that eating less carbohydrates and more fat could aid people who want to lose weight. Participants who were obese and overweight lost an average of 250 calories per day during the duration of the study.

Public Health November 15, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2018

Cancer May Soon Surpass Heart Disease As Top Cause Of Death In US

A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.

Public Health November 13, 2018

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.

Public Health November 13, 2018

FDA May Soon Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes

A report said that the FDA might follow Canada and the European Union into banning traditional menthol cigarettes. The regulatory board might also crack down on flavored e-cigarette cartridges or pods.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.

Public Health November 14, 2018

Dog Food Products Recalled Due To Elevated Vitamin D Levels

The FDA recalled tainted dog foods with dangerously high vitamin D content. At abnormally high levels, vitamin D may cause serious health problems in dogs.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Salmonella Cases Linked To Raw Turkey Up To 164, 1 Death Reported

A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.

Public Health November 10, 2018

Utah Man's Rabies Death Is First In State Since 1944

A man in Utah has died from rabies from a possible bat exposure in their property. Evidently, he and his wife were unaware that bats were rabies carriers.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Newborn Child Of Mother Who Drank Kratom While Pregnant Treated For Withdrawal: Report

A newborn had to undergo withdrawal treatment after his mother drank kratom during her pregnancy. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that this case is not unique.

Public Health November 9, 2018

FDA Approves Return Of Non-Prescription Asthma Inhaler After 7 Years

Seven years after it was taken off the market, asthma inhaler Primatene may now be purchased again for asthma relief. The new version no longer contains ozone-depleting CFC propellants.

Medicine November 9, 2018

People With Celiac Disease May Soon Be Able To Consume Gluten With New Vaccine

People with celiac disease might soon be able to eat bread and other products that contain gluten. A vaccine that prevents the immune system from recognizing the protein in gluten as a threat has entered the second phase of clinical trial.

Medicine November 8, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

A young man who had eaten a slug as a dare eight years ago lost his battle against rat lungworm, a type of parasite. He died last Friday surrounded by family and friends.

Public Health November 6, 2018

Skin Cancer Death Rates Among Men In Developed Countries Significantly Increased In Past 30 Years

Since 1985, skin cancer death rates among men in developed countries saw a sharp increase. On the other hand, skin cancer death rates among women increased more slowly or even declined.

Public Health November 6, 2018

Glowing Fluorescent Chemical Could Help Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors

Scientists tested the use of the chemical 5-ALA during surgery to help doctors easily identify cancer tumor in the brain. This, they said, can help improve brain surgery survival rate.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes That Could Make Some People More Susceptible To CTE

Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

4-Year-Old Finds STD-Positive Condom In School Playground

A 4-year-old child is undergoing precautionary treatment for chlamydia after she was found playing with a condom on the school playground. Evidently, the school is located directly across a popular concert spot.

Public Health November 4, 2018

First Cannabis-Based Drug Approved By FDA Now Available Nationwide

The first FDA-approved cannabis-based medication is finally available across the United States. Epidiolex is an oral solution that is approved for use in patients 2 years and older.

Medicine November 4, 2018

Coconut Oil Compounds More Effective In Repelling Biting Bugs Than DEET: Study

How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2018

College Student Dies Of Rare Bacterial Infection: What Is 'The Forgotten Disease'?

A college student suddenly died as a result of a rare bacterial infection called Lemierre syndrome or "the forgotten disease." It was initially believed that she had tonsilitis.

Public Health November 4, 2018

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Public Health November 3, 2018

10,000 US Children Visit ER Every Year Due To Burns From Hot Soup

A new study found that hot soup accidents have been causing children to get emergency treatments. Every year from 2006 to 2016, 10,000 children got burn injuries related to a microwavable and prepackaged soup.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Key Ingredient For Universal Flu Vaccine May Be In Llama Antibodies

Are llamas the key to creating a universal flu vaccine? Researchers found that their antibodies can actually attack parts of the flu virus that it cannot change or mutate easily.

Medicine November 3, 2018

FDA Approves New Opioid Despite Concerns Over Abuse And Misuse

The FDA just approved a powerful new opioid despite criticisms and concerns over its potential to contribute to the opioid crisis. Why was Dsuvia approved?

Medicine November 3, 2018

Living In America Changes Gut Bacteria Composition For Immigrants

There is an obesity epidemic in immigrants moving to the United States and their changing gut microbiome might be the one to blame. New research revealed that diversity in gut microbiome gets more westernized in immigrants from developing countries.

Public Health November 2, 2018

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