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CDC Report Shows Autism Is On The Rise Among 4-Year-Olds In The US

Autism is surging in the United States as researchers from the CDC reveal a 1.9 percent autism rate nationwide. In New Jersey, this number is even higher.

Health April 12, 2019

FDA Issues Final Rule To Ensure Safety Of Hand Sanitizers

The FDA has ruled out 28 active ingredients found in hand sanitizers for evaluation under its OTC Drug Review. However, the agency is still reserving judgment on three other ingredients, including ethyl alcohol, until it completes its analysis.

Health April 12, 2019

Do You Have Privacy Concerns About DNA Test Kits? Here's What You Need to Know

Separating fact from fiction in the home DNA testing industry.

Health April 11, 2019

Researchers A Step Closer To Detecting CTE In Living People

Researchers found a way to possibly detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in living individuals. Diagnosing CTE through an experimental PET scan could help patients get early treatment and prevention.

Health April 11, 2019

NYC, Los Angeles Among Cities With Highest Rate Of Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Traffic Pollution

New York and Los Angeles landed in the top 10 cities with the highest new cases of childhood asthma linked to exposure to traffic pollution around the world. The study examined childhood asthma incidence across 125 major cities.

Health April 12, 2019

OTC Teeth Whitening Products May Do More Harm Than Good: Here's The Real Score

Researchers found that teeth whitening strips not only damage the enamel, it can also penetrate the dentin. An experiment showed that hydrogen peroxide found in these products reduce collagen and other proteins from the two upper layers of the teeth.

Health April 11, 2019

Low Levels Of Bad Cholesterol Ups Risk Of Women For Hemorrhagic Stroke: Study

Many people know that high levels of 'bad' cholesterol are harmful. Now, researchers say that very low levels also put women at increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Health April 11, 2019

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Health Routine Involves 1 Meal A Day, Ice Baths, And Daily Meditation

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed his unorthodox wellness habits during a recent guesting on the Ben Greenfield Fitness' podcast. However, he drew flak from several netizens for his unusual take on eating.

Health April 11, 2019

Candida Auris: Signs And Symptoms If You're Infected By The Deadly Superbug

This fungus is deadly in hospitals and capable of surviving in surfaces for a long time. Learn more about this tenacious superbug that's kiling people all over the world.

Health April 11, 2019

Meijer Recalls 43,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef For Possible Contamination With Hard Plastic

The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Meijer recalled more than 43,000 pounds of ground beef. Some customers complained finding hard plastic in the products.

Health April 11, 2019

Medical Staples Designed To Mimic Porcupine Quills Could Result In Better Healing

The future might not see surgeons and doctors using usual medical staples to stitch up wounds. A team of Harvard researchers are working on an new prototype based on the barbs of porcupine quills.

Health April 11, 2019

New York City Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak In Brooklyn: What You Need To Know

The NYC Health Department issued mandatory vaccination for residents living in or near Williamsburg. Unvaccinated individuals should have their shots within 48 hours or face $1,000 fine.

Health April 11, 2019

2-Year-Old Roman Dinkel With Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Continues To Defy Odds

A 2-year-old boy continues to inspire online users with his charm and fighting spirit despite his condition. Roman Dinkel is walking and running even after being diagnosed with hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

Health April 10, 2019

New Study Links More Severe Allergy Season To Climate Change

A new study suggests that climate change is causing allergy season to become longer and more disruptive every year. The warmer the Earth gets, the more conducive the environment becomes for growing pollen-producing plants.

Health April 11, 2019

Electricity Can Help Reverse Effects Of Aging On Memory

Severe brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia can have a chance of treatment in the near future. Shocking the brain seems to achieve promising results, according to a new study.

Health April 11, 2019

More US Males Now Having Sex Before Age 13, Says Study

Teenagers on average used to have their first sexual experience at age 17. The number is lowering in recent years, according to a recent study based on two national surveys.

Health April 11, 2019

Number Of Children With Suicide Attempts Doubled In The Past 10 Years

The number of emergency room visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children rose to 1.2 million in 2015. More than half of those visits are children from ages 5 to 11.

Health April 9, 2019

Sugar Rush? It's Just A Myth, New Study Suggests

A new study suggested that sugar intake have virtually no health benefits and can impair mood and alertness. Consumption of sweetened beverages in the United States increased by 135 percent from the late 1970s to early 2000s.

Health April 10, 2019

Let The Dogs Out! Canine Sense Of Smell Demonstrates 97 Percent Accuracy In Cancer Detection

Scientists trained four beagles to identify blood samples from volunteers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. The study could lead to new non-invasive methods to detect cancer early and improve the survival rate.

Health April 9, 2019

Spending Much On Dietary Supplements? They're Not The Secret To Living Longer, Says New Study

Dietary supplements don't make much of a difference when it comes to reducing risk of death, after all. New research shows that healthy eating beats vitamins in the long run.

Health April 9, 2019

Oregon Woman Rose Bentley Lived For 99 Years Without Knowing Her Organs Were In The Wrong Places

Rose Bentley lived an ordinary life up to the ripe old age of 99. After her death, researchers discovered how extraordinary her anatomy really is.

Health April 9, 2019

Lawsuit Alleges Conditions Of Maggots And Mice In California Prison

A California state prison faced lawsuit for being lenient in addressing poor living conditions of the inmates. An inmate disclosed that bird feces have painted the walls of the dining hall and a maggot once fell onto his food.

Health April 9, 2019

Blood-based Screen Shows Promise For Colon Cancer Detection

Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.

Health April 9, 2019

New Cancer Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Vaccine’

Researchers come up with a novel type of immunotherapy that involves transforming tumors into 'cancer vaccine factories.' The treatment shows great potential in clinical trials on patients with lymphoma.

Health April 9, 2019

Food Additive Used In Crackers, Meat, And Fried Food Can Make People More Susceptible To Flu

A common food additive suppressed two types of T cells, which respond to the influenza virus when a person is infected, in lab mice. It also affected the immune system's memory response and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines.

Health April 9, 2019

Children Diagnosed Via Telemedicine More Likely To be Given Drugs Instead Of Other Treatments Says Study

Considered as the next healthcare frontier, telemedicine could end up doing more harm than good for the children. A new study suggested the kids were more likely to receive an antibiotic prescription in this method compared to traditional consultations.

Health April 8, 2019

CDC Statement Warns Of Multi-State Outbreak Of E. Coli

A multi-state E.Coli outbreak has been reported by the CDC. The outbreak started on March 2 and has affected five states in the United States.

Health April 9, 2019

Is Smoking Marijuana More Dangerous Than Smoking Tobacco?

Marijuana has been linked to several health benefits, including relief from chronic pain. However, government officials and public health experts remained apprehensive about the legalization of the recreational use of the drug.

Health April 8, 2019

Deadly, Drug Resistant Fungus Could Be Next Global Threat

This superbug fungus can kill people in just 90 days. Find out all about this new drug-resistant fungus that is spreading in hospitals all over the world.

Health April 8, 2019

Screen Time Not Harmful To Teenagers’ Well-Being, Says Study

Contrary to popular belief, heavy screen time, even before bed, doesn't negatively impact the well-being of teenagers. In a new study, researchers reveal there's little evidence linking screen time and mental health.

Health April 8, 2019

Fungus Shows Promise As A Cost-Effective Treatment For African Sleeping Sickness

Scientists genetically engineer a fungus that can produce a cost-effective treatment for the deadly African sleeping sickness. The resulting antibiotic is also a candidate treatment for cancer.

Health April 7, 2019

Psychedelic Drug MDMA May Help Treat PTSD

MDMA, an active ingredient of the drug ecstasy, could help treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. A mice trial showed that MDMA reopened the brain’s critical period responsible for memory and learning social behaviors.

Health April 9, 2019

NIH Starts First Ever Human Trials For Possible Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are hoping that the first clinical trial of the universal influenza vaccine will be successful. The trial will end by 2020.

Health April 8, 2019

Researchers Find Correlation Between Medicaid And Lower Rate Of Heart-Related Deaths

Researchers found that counties, where Medicaid coverage was expanded, saw lower mortality linked to cardiovascular diseases. The findings add evidence to the claim that the presence or absence of health insurance can influence public health.

Health April 7, 2019

21-Month-Old Baby Survives Stage 4 Cancer After Year-Long Treatment

Molly Hughes was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 4 months old. After 130 days in the hospital and endless cancer treatments, she's now in remission.

Health April 7, 2019

Man With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies In ICE Processing Center

A man detained at an ICE facility in Florida died after being placed under medical observation for symptoms of the flu. The 52-year-old is the fourth person to die this fiscal year while in the custody of ICE.

Health April 7, 2019

FDA Releases List Of 'Safe' Blood Pressure Drugs Amid Sartan Recalls

FDA published a list of drugs that the public can take in place of recalled sartan medications. Amid the issues on impurity-containing products, the agency encouraged patients to still take their blood pressure medications.

Health April 6, 2019

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.

Health April 6, 2019

Cannabis Sold In Spain Tested Positive For High Levels Of Fecal Matter

An overwhelming 75 percent of cannabis samples in Spain contained fecal matter while some still smelled like feces, according to a new study. Over 80 percent were unfit for human consumption and posed danger to human health.

Health April 6, 2019

Study Identifies Quick And Easy Way To Sharply Reduce Stress Levels

A study found that taking a 20-minute walk in a park or a garden could significantly lower a person's cortisol levels. Scientists hope that the findings will lead to healthcare practitioners to start prescribing the so-called 'nature pills.'

Health April 6, 2019

Many People Are Forgetting To Use Sunscreen On Areas At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Most people usually skip the eyelids when putting on sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF. When in truth, it is one of the areas of the body most prone to skin cancer.

Health April 8, 2019

Organ Donors With Hepatitis C Eligible For Donating Heart And Lungs, Says Study

A study proved that antiviral drugs can prevent the hepatitis C virus from spreading among patients who received heart and lungs transplant. The new findings prevent organs donated by people who have the disease from being discarded for fear of infection.

Health April 5, 2019

Cigna Wants To Cap Insulin Monthly Out-Of-Pocket Expenses At $25

Cigna announced a new program that offers a 40 percent reduction in the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for members who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The company said that about 700,000 people will benefit from the price change.

Health April 4, 2019

Poor Diet Linked To 11 Million Deaths Worldwide, Study Finds

One in five deaths worldwide could be blamed on poor diet. Diets high in sodium and low in whole grains and fruits are responsible for more than half of these fatalities.

Health April 4, 2019

Seizures Could Be A Side Effect Of E-Cigarette Use: Here Are The Warning Signs To Watch Out For

The FDA said it has received 35 reports of people who experienced seizures with e-cigarette use, indicating a potential safety issue. Seizures do not always cause full body shaking.

Health April 3, 2019

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