Flea And Tick Medicine Can Cause Nerve Related Side Effects, Says FDA

The FDA issued a warning against a type of anti-flea and tick medicines that might cause adverse neurological issues. Dogs and cats that have taken these veterinary products experienced muscle tremors and seizures.


Pet Store Puppies Spread Drug-Resistant Diarrhea To Over 100 People: CDC

Did puppies cause an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant diarrhea? The illnesses began in 2016 with over a hundred people falling ill with diarrhea, 29 of whom were pet store employees.

Public Health

How To Keep You Family Safe From West Nile Virus

The CDC has issued a guideline to help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus. A thousand people across the United States have been infected since the summer season started.

Public Health

New Research Challenges Myers-Briggs Personality Types With 4 New Personality Groupings

A group of researchers identified four distinct personality types from over 1.5 million volunteers who took online quizzes in a major new study. The four personality types include average, reserved, role-model, and self-centered.

Public Health September 20, 2018

How To Keep Yourself Healthy During A Ketogenic Diet

Diet fads come and go, but some leave a lasting impact. Recommended by prominent people in the entertainment industry such as Halle Berry, the ketogenic diet has catapulted into one of the most famous ways to lose weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2018

Over 2 Million Middle And High School Students In The US Have Vaped Marijuana, According To Study

A new study found that vaping marijuana is prevalent among children in middle school and high school in the United States. Up to 2 million children across the country have admitted to using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana at least once.

Public Health September 19, 2018

Common Household Cleaners Can Make Your Children Fatter: Study

A study found that those common cleaning products such as home disinfectants can affect a child's gut microbiome and increase the risk of obesity later in life. However, ecologically friendly products have opposite results.

Public Health September 18, 2018

Landmark Australian Study Shows Aspirin Not Effective In Preventing Cardiovascular Problems In Elderly Patients

A study found that there is no benefit to be reaped from taking a low-dose aspirin every day. In fact, the practice might even increase the risk of hemorrhage in elderly people.

Medicine September 17, 2018

How To Stay Alchohol-Free This Coming 'Sober October'

For 'Sober October,' people are encouraged to quit drinking for 31 days for charity and to reduce health risks associated with alcohol. Here are three ways to help make abstaining for one whole month easier.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 18, 2018

Pins And Needles Found In Strawberries In Australia: Manhunt Launched For Culprit

Strawberry lovers, beware: pins and needles have been found inside the fruits in Queensland, Australia. Authorities have launched the manhunt for the culprit behind the dangerous scheme, while the public is urged to slice strawberries before eating them.

Public Health September 17, 2018

Man Dies From Shark Attack In Cape Cod, First In Over 80 Years In Massachusetts

Arthur Medici, a 26-year-old, died from a shark attack in Cape Cod's Newcomb Hollow Beach. The incident, the first death due to a shark attack in over 80 years in the state, was believed to be due to mistaken identity.

Public Health September 16, 2018

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

Can cancer be transmitted to people through organ donation? Four people who received organs from a single donor eventually developed breast cancer long after the transplantation.

Medicine September 16, 2018

Marshmallow Test Pioneer Walter Mischel Passes Away At 88

Walter Mischel, known for the Marshmallow Test, died in his home in Manhattan this week. The psychologist and author published an infamous study on delayed gratification and its correlation to success later in life.

Public Health September 15, 2018

San Diego Authorities Warn Of Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine After Three Deaths In Beach Areas

Three deaths and two overdoses were reported in San Diego this past week because of fentanyl-laced cocaine. Authorities believe more of the drug is still being sold by drug dealers in San Diego.

Public Health September 16, 2018

Man Severely Injured In Hunting Accident Is World's Oldest Face Transplant Recipient

A 64-year-old man is the world's oldest face transplant recipient after his successful surgery in Canada. Now four months after his surgery, the man is said to be doing well.

Medicine September 15, 2018

FDA Findings Show Yet Another Impurity In Heart Drug Valsartan

The FDA has found NDEA, another known carcinogen, in some batches of valsartan drugs used for treating heart conditions and high blood pressure. The drugs have been added to the recalled list.

Medicine September 15, 2018

BPA-Free Plastic May Not Be Safer After All

BPA-free plastic products were supposed to be safer compared to those that contained the infamous ingredient. However, researchers accidentally discovered that BPA alternatives are still as dangerous, resulting to chromosomal abnormalities in exposed mice.

Public Health September 15, 2018

Mom Admits To Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Medications, Charged With Felony

A mom admitted to stealing her own terminally ill daughter's pain medications and to having an opioid addiction. Addiction can cause people to do risky things to seek out the source of their addiction.

Public Health September 14, 2018

Americans Getting Fatter: Obesity Rates Over 35 Percent In 7 States

The State of Obesity 2018 report revealed that Americans are getting fatter. Seven states had obesity rates of more than 35 percent in 2017, compared to five in 2016 and none in 2012.

Public Health September 13, 2018

Europeans Are Living Longer But Certain Health Issues Can Reverse The Trend, Says WHO

Europeans can expect to live up to 77 years thanks to the ongoing health initiative overseen by the World Health Organization. However, certain lifestyle factors like drinking and smoking are prohibiting progress.

Public Health September 13, 2018

State Of Emergency Declared In Zimbabwe Due To Cholera Outbreak

Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency after a recent cholera outbreak had killed 20 people in the capital city of Harare. An additional 2,000 people have been infected by the bacterial disease.

Public Health September 13, 2018

UCLA's Michael Grunstein Awarded Prestigious 2018 Lasker Price For Research In Genetics

Michael Grunstein is being recognized by the Lasker Foundation for his work on the histone protein and its role in gene expression. He shares the award with C. Davis Allis.

Public Health September 13, 2018

How Do You Spot Prostate Cancer Early On?

Thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, but the disease is curable especially if detected early. Men aged 55 and older should watch out for these symptoms.

Public Health September 13, 2018

One-Third Of All Opioid Prescriptions Lack Proper Reason, Says Study

Doctors and clinics might have contributed to the worsening opioid crisis across the United States. A study found that an alarming number of patients were given an opioid prescription to treat pain not related to cancer.

Public Health September 11, 2018

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here's Why You Need To Know

Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018

Is Alzheimer's An Infectious Disease? 'Germ' Theory Of Alzheimer's Regaining Momentum

Leslie Norins wanted to prove that Alzheimer's is caused by a germ. Earlier this year, he launched a challenge for the scientific community to find the virus or bacteria that causes dementia in millions of people around the world.

Public Health September 12, 2018

Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate?

Is it too early to get the yearly vaccination against the flu? October is the recommended vaccination time, but some members of the community are recommended to get it earlier.

Public Health September 9, 2018

Doctors Remove 61-Pound Uterine Tumor From Woman Already Struggling To Breathe

Doctors in Singapore successfully removed a woman's 'giant' uterine tumor. The tumor was so massive it was already causing the patient breathing and movement problems.

Medicine September 9, 2018

News Anchor Who Reported On Opioid Abuse Loses Daughter To Fentanyl Overdose

A journalist who has been covering the opioid crisis in the United States for 10 years lost her daughter to fentanyl overdose. Angela Kennecke hopes that her family's tragedy could save the lives of people addicted to the drug.

Public Health September 9, 2018

Chronic Nail-Biter Has Thumb Amputated Due To Rare Cancer

A young woman's thumb had to be amputated as a result of a rare cancer diagnosis. The chronic nail-biter kept her blackened thumb from family and friends for years after she bit the entire nail off.

Public Health September 8, 2018

Selfie Savior: Strange-Looking Selfies Alert Woman Of Stroke Symptoms

A woman was alerted to her own stroke symptoms thanks to the selfies that she took. What are some of the signs and symptoms of stroke?

Public Health September 8, 2018

Marijuana Use Becoming More Prevalent With Baby Boomers

More baby boomers aged 50 and above have started using marijuana for various reasons, including medicinal purposes. Researchers attribute the increase to the changing attitude toward pot across the country.

Public Health September 7, 2018

Effects Of Probiotics Vary Greatly, May Impair Natural Gut Microbiome: Studies

Do generic probiotics really affect people's gut microbiomes? Two new studies reveal that the effects of probiotics vary greatly, and may even impair natural microbiome establishment after antibiotics.

Public Health September 7, 2018

Woman Develops 'Black Hairy Tongue' After Car Crash: What Caused It?

A 55-year-old woman developed black hairy tongue after getting into a car crash. Even if it looks alarming, the condition is not as scary as it seems.

Medicine September 7, 2018

Trays Used By Airport Security Contain More Germs Than Airport Toilets, Says Study

A study has revealed a dirty truth: airports are teeming with viruses that cause respiratory diseases. Researchers found influenza A and other viruses on surfaces inside of the airport, most commonly on plastic trays at the security checkpoint.

Public Health September 7, 2018

Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Use of diclofenac, a commonly used NSAID for treating pain and inflammation, is linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events. The painkiller is also associated with higher risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Medicine September 6, 2018

Swarms Of Tiny Magnetic Nanobots Could Be Used To Treat Blood Clots In The Near Future

Scientists have found a way to control swarms of nanobots that will be used to treat blood clots in humans. They expect to enter clinical trials with human patients in five years.

Biotech September 5, 2018

How To Prepare Your Family For The Flu Season

The CDC has issued a guideline to prevent contracting and spreading the flu this fall and winter. The first line of defense is to get vaccinated by September or October before flu season begins.

Public Health September 6, 2018

Inspirational YouTuber Claire Wineland Passes Away After Lung Transplant

Claire Wineland, the young woman who was an advocate for patients with cystic fibrosis, passed away earlier this month. The news came a week after she undergone a double lung transplant to help her breathing problems.

Public Health September 5, 2018

Embattled Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Shut Down For Good

Theranos will reportedly dissolve soon after Elizabeth Holmes was charged of fraud. The blood-testing company is seeking to keep part of its remaining assets to pay off investors.

Public Health September 6, 2018

CDC Finally Issues Guidelines For Managing Concussions In Kids

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first guidelines for managing concussions in children. Over 800,000 kids seek treatment for concussions annually, amid increased concerns due to their link with other serious health issues.

Public Health September 5, 2018

New Study Sheds Light On Sickle Cell Behavior In Blood Vessels

Scientists at MIT might have paved the way to predicting and, eventually, preventing vaso-occlusive pain crisis. A new study sheds light to the mechanisms that make sickle cells stick together and block blood vessels.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2018

Girl Catches Deadly Infection After Trying On New Shoes Barefooted

A 4-year-old girl developed sepsis, a potentially deadly complication. Doctors said bacteria may have entered the child's body through an open wound when she tried new shoes barefooted.

Public Health September 3, 2018

Adjusting Breakfast And Dinner Times Aids Fat Loss: Study

Watching what you eat to lose weight? Researchers of a new study found that when one eats may just be as important as what is being eaten.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2018

CDC Data Reveals Sharp Increase In STD Cases In Recent Years

CDC data reveals that the United States is at its fourth consecutive year of all-time high in regard to STD cases. The rise persists amid fears about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

Public Health September 2, 2018

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