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FDA Hopes To Reduce Food Waste With ‘Best If Used By' In Expiration Labels

The FDA urged the food industry to use the phrase 'best if used by'in date labels of packaged food. This can give consumers more autonomy in deciding when a food has gone bad.

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New Study Suggests Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who became known for his inventive mind and many creations, also became notorious because of his abandoned works and lack of discipline. Scientists now suggest Da Vinci may have suffered from ADHD.

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World's Most Expensive Gene Therapy Zolgensma Treats Rare Genetic Disease In Infants

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Zolgensma in treating a rare genetic disease in infants. At a one-time treatment, Zolgensma costs at least $2.1 million.

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Stepping On The Scale Daily May Help You Avoid Weight Gain

People tend to overindulge during the holidays. Results of a study from the University of Georgia indicated that daily self-weighing is a potentially effective approach in preventing holiday‐associated weight gain in adults.

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FDA Gives Thumbs Up To 2 New Extragenital Tests For Gonorrhea And Chlamydia

Two new devices that detect chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat and rectum have received the approval of the FDA. These are the first devices to test for sexually transmitted infections using extragenital specimens.

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62,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day Over Fears Of E. Coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 62,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are getting recalled due to potential contamination of E. coli. An E. coli infection could be severe and even life-threatening.

Health May 24, 2019

Stimulating Parts Of The Brain May Enhance Or Suppress Memories

Scientists find a way to dial the emotional impact of memories up or down, essentially dulling the trauma of particularly debilitating memories. The findings of the study could lead to new treatments for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Health May 24, 2019

Over 200 People Die From Snakebites Every Day

Public health officials have called snakebites a 'hidden health crisis' affecting thousands every year. The Wellcome Trust UK and the World Health Organization have stepped up to address the problem and prevent thousands from dying from snakebites around the world.

Health May 24, 2019

CRISPR-Modified Viruses Could Be Next Potent Weapon Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Scientists are looking at CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop a treatment to antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs. A company called Locus Biosciences claimed that it has a 'living antibiotic' made up of viruses that only attack harmful pathogens.

Health May 24, 2019

Ebola Outbreak: Health Workers In Congo Fear Violent Attacks

Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to deal with the outbreak amid recent violent attacks by armed groups. Efforts to curb the spread of the disease have been hampered by threats to health workers.

Health May 23, 2019

CDC Advises Not To Kiss Or Snuggle Chickens After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Backyard Poultry

CDC gave a fair warning: always wash hands after handling backyard poultry animals and do not hug or snuggle chicks and ducklings. These animals were found as the source of a salmonella outbreak.

Health May 23, 2019

Improper Use Of Car Seats For Sleeping Babies Is Dangerous: Study

A new study warns against the improper use of car seats for sleeping babies because it could increase the risk for early death. What must parents do to keep their babies safe?

Health May 23, 2019

Thousands Of US Cancer Cases Linked To Poor Diet: These Popular Food Products May Increase Your Cancer Risk

More than 80,000 new cases of invasive cancer cases in the United States are linked to poor diet. What popular food products can increase a person's risk of developing the deadly disease?

Health May 22, 2019

Starbucks Lawsuit Alleges NYC Stores Exposed Customers To Toxic Pesticide

Customers of Starbucks in Manhattan filed a lawsuit claiming that the iconic coffee store exposed them to poisonous pesticide. The legal complaint said Starbucks' sanitation and infestation problem led to the reckless exposure.

Health May 22, 2019

Bacteria Can Alter Their Behavior To Navigate Microscopic 'Obstacle Course'

Researchers discovered that E.coli does not slow down when presented with obstacles. In an experiment, instead of swimming and tumbling, the bacteria changes its behavior to get to its target rapidly.

Health May 22, 2019

Nearly 500 Pakistani Children Infected With HIV

Since April, 607 individuals have tested positive for HIV in Pakistan and most of the cases involve children as young as 2 years old. Experts say unsafe medical practices are likely the root of the outbreak.

Health May 22, 2019

These Are The US Cities With Worst Mosquito Infestation

Diseases from vectors are becoming increasingly common, so it's important to protect yourself from vectors, especially mosquitoes. Find out if your city is part of Orkin's list of top mosquito cities in the country.

Health May 22, 2019

Cannabis-Derived CBD May Help Treat Heroin Addiction: Study

The CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, already provides relief for a slew of health conditions. Now, it's showing promise in helping curb cravings and anxiety of heroin-addicted individuals.

Health May 21, 2019

Google AI Predicts Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

A team of researchers at Google is planning to use deep learning to look for signs of lung cancer in people. So far, the AI has detected malignancies in CT scans of patients, with an accuracy of 94.4 percent.

Health May 21, 2019

Biohacker Who Injected Himself With Gene-Editing Tech Now Under Investigation By Health Officials

A celebrity biohacker was summoned by California's Department of Consumer Affairs to discuss a complaint against him. The former NASA scientist and the CEO of The Odin was accused of practicing medicine without license.

Health May 21, 2019

Fixing Sleep Problems May Be As Simple As Limiting Screen Time For A Week

Screen time plays a big part in sleep quality and adolescent health. By cutting back on screen time, teenagers can significantly improve their sleep in just a single week.

Health May 20, 2019

Scientists Figure Out How Coffee Affects The Bowels By Studying Rat Poop

There's something about coffee that makes drinkers go to the bathroom. Scientists attempt to study the effects of coffee on the gut by feeding rats coffee and observing its impact.

Health May 20, 2019

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.

Health May 19, 2019

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.

Health May 19, 2019

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.

Health May 19, 2019

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.

Health May 19, 2019

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.

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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

Health May 14, 2019

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