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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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

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.

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.

Health 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?

Health March 15, 2019

Amazon Removes Books Claiming Unscientific Autism 'Cures'

Amazon is the latest online giant that's cracking down on unscientific and potentially dangerous misinformation. Two books were removed from the online platform, both promoting unproven cures for autism.

Health March 15, 2019

Claire's Recalls Makeup Products Because Of Asbestos Contamination

Claire's is conducting a voluntary recall of three cosmetics products for possible asbestos contamination. If inhaled, asbestos can cause serious adverse health issues.

Health March 14, 2019

28-Year-Old Mom Issy Fox Paralyzed By Stroke From Taking The Pill

Young mother Issy Fox finds her life changed after taking a contraceptive pill that causes stroke and temporary paralysis of her face and hand.

Health March 14, 2019

Actors Show DIfferent Brain Activity When Acting A Role

When actors take on a role, they transform into the character they are portraying and literally get lost in themselves. A new study on brain activity may help explain the science behind acting.

Health March 16, 2019

More Young Adults, Teens Experience Mental Health Problems In Past Decade

The percentage of teens and young adults with mental health issues increased sharply in the past decade. What may be the cause of the increase?

Health March 14, 2019

Man Who Used Cotton Bud In Ear Canal Suffers From Deadly Brain Infection

Fatal brain infection almost awaited a man who used cotton bud to clean his ears. The cotton swab lodged in his ear, causing him to have seizures and a traumatic near-death experience.

Health March 14, 2019

Gathering Of Top Experts Urge Moratorium On Gene-Editing Experiments Involving Babies

Two of the principal inventors of the CRISPR system signed a new moratorium on germline editing. The move was a direct response to a controversial experiment by Jiankui He in China four months ago.

Health March 14, 2019

Inactive Ingredients In Pills Such As Gluten And Dyes Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

A vast majority of oral medication contain elements that could trigger an allergy reaction on sensitive individuals, a new study reveals. Researchers break down the numbers and explain how proper labeling is important.

Health March 14, 2019

Viral Infection That Sickened 10 In UK Traced To Blood-Shedding Religious Ritual

Doctors wondered how the men contracted HTLV-1 because they did not engage in acts associated with infection. Scars found at the back of one of the patients revealed all men participated in religious self-flagellation.

Health March 14, 2019

Unvaccinated Kids Banned From Attending Schools In Italy

Three hundred children without mandatory vaccinations are turned away from kindergarten after parents failed to provide proper documentation of their immunizations. These measures are implemented under the Lorenzin law passed in 2017.

Health March 14, 2019

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Could Be Alternative For People Who Experience Side Effects From Statin

The new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered LDL levels by 18 percent with fewer side effects than statin. Esperion Therapeutic is seeking FDA approval for the cholesterol-lowering drug.

Health March 13, 2019

Bill Aims To Allow Minors To Receive Vaccinations Without Parental Consent

New York legislators passed a bill to allow minors to get vaccines even without their parents' consent. The proposed law came after an unprecedented number of recent measles outbreaks in the state erupted.

Health March 14, 2019

Health Officials Warn LAX Travelers Of Possible Measles Exposure

A passenger who tested positive for measles had a layover at LAX on Feb. 21. Public health officials warned those who were in the area last month might have been exposed to the contagious disease.

Health March 13, 2019

More Than 250 Scientists Warn EMF From Wireless Devices Such as Apple's Airpods Poses Cancer Risk

Scientists signed a petition calling for stronger guidelines on wireless devices They cited scientific studies linking these gadgets to health problems such as cancer. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning?

Health March 13, 2019

National Cancer Institute Director Ned Sharpless To Be Acting FDA Commissioner

Physician-scientist Norman ‘Ned’ Sharpless will take over FDA leadership from outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb starting April. Sharpless is expected to continue the agency’s critical public health mission.

Health March 14, 2019

Pregnant Women Who Smoke 1 Cigarette A Day Doubles Baby's Risk For SUID

A new study found that the number of cigarettes smoked by pregnant women impacts a baby's risk of dying from SUID. Adding even one cigarette per day could double the risk associated with infants' sudden, unexpected deaths.

Health March 12, 2019

Orthodox Jews In New York Hit With The Worst Measles Outbreak In Decades, And Here’s Why

New York had the highest cases of measles since October 2018 due to lack of herd immunity. Public health officials said that most of the infected individuals are from the Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Health March 14, 2019

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.

Health March 13, 2019

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