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Takeda Dengue Vaccine Showing Promising Results In Phase 3 Of Testing

In a press release, the company revealed that the experimental drug, TAK-003, was proven to be effective and safe. The upcoming vaccine showed immunity against four strains of dengue fever.

Health January 30, 2019

Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Health January 30, 2019

Israeli Biotech Company AEBi Claims Complete Cure For Cancer Could Be Ready Within A Year

AEBi said the MuTaTo cancer treatment will have minimal side effects and will be offered at a much lower cost compared with other treatments on the market. When will it become available?

Health January 29, 2019

Employee At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Infected With Hepatitis A Virus

A cast member of the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue dinner show at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. What were the precautions made to prevent more infections?

Health January 30, 2019

1 Percent Of US High School Seniors Use Dangerous Synthetic Drug: What Is Flakka?

Nearly 1 percent of high school seniors have used flakka. Of those who used the synthetic drug, more than 19 percent said they used it more than 40 times.

Health January 30, 2019

GMO Chickens Can Lay Eggs That Can Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens to produce proteins with cancer-fighting abilities. Researchers believe that this method can help develop an economical way to produce drugs in the future.

Health January 29, 2019

3 Most Dangerous Pandemics Threatening Humanity Share Alarming Link, Says Report

Researchers blamed Big Food, the entities that have vested commercial interest, for the three pandemics that threaten humanity: obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. They call for political intervention to address the issues.

Health January 29, 2019

New Guidelines Steer Doctors Away From Prescribing Warfarin For Atrial Fibrillation

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued a new guideline that encourages the use of novel oral anticoagulants for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. The drug warfarin should only be prescribed to some patients.

Health January 29, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment Linked To Dementia

Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Health January 28, 2019

High Level Of Screen Time Linked To Delays In Child Development

A study that involved about 2,400 toddlers found that the more screen time children have, the worse they fare in development tests. How much time should children spend viewing screens?

Health January 28, 2019

New Treatment Programs In US Aim To Treat 'Internet Addiction'

Reboot, a program in a mental health center in Ohio, targets 'internet addiction' in children. It is only one of the programs in the United States that offers treatment for people who might be addicted to the internet and electronic devices.

Health January 28, 2019

Experimental Procedure Could Help Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers reported that a patient who has gone through gene therapy to cure sickle cell disease no longer experiences symptoms and has an increased level of fetal hemoglobin. The researchers will continue clinical trials before offering it to the public.

Health January 28, 2019

US Faces Blood Pressure Drug Shortage Due To Recalls

Batches of blood pressure medicines were recalled over the past six months because of cancer-causing impurities. The FDA said Valsartan drugs are already in shortage, and more could become short in supply.

Health January 27, 2019

Common Painkillers Such As Aspirin And Ibuprofen Can Improve Survival Rate Of Patients With Head And Neck Cancer

Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen improved the survival rate of head and neck cancer patients with mutated PIK3CA gene. How do these drugs block tumor growth?

Health January 27, 2019

Authorities Investigating Tuberculosis Outbreak In Minnesota Campus

Authorities are investigating on a number of tuberculosis cases affecting a university campus in Minnesota. They are looking for the other people who might have been exposed to the illness in the campus.

Health January 27, 2019

Ebola Spreads To High-Security Risk Area, WHO Says

The World Health Organization recently said that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made its way to another area, Kayina. The strife-torn area has reported five cases.

Health January 26, 2019

Electric Scooter Injuries Are Sending People To The ER

Only 4 percent of electric scooter riders who were sent to the ER were wearing a helmet. Many are below 18 years old. Researchers said people could be underestimating the hazards of these vehicles.

Health January 25, 2019

Some Schools In At Least 12 States Close Due To Flu Outbreaks

States such as Alabama, Idaho, and North Carolina have lost one or more school days because of flu outbreaks. At least 12 state districts have canceled classes this flu season.

Health January 26, 2019

Hedgehogs May Be To Blame For Salmonella Outbreak In 8 States

The federal health agency warned pet owners to be cautious in holding their pet hedgehogs after 10 of the 11 cases reported from eight states had contact with the animal. There is no death reported and only one was hospitalized.

Health January 26, 2019

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Found In Americans After Surgery In Mexico

Several American travelers who went to Tijuana returned with an antibiotic-resistant infection. The kind of infection they have is rare in the United States and considered difficult to treat.

Health January 25, 2019

Exposure To Lead During Childhood Linked To Mental Health Issues Later In Life

A study claimed a link between exposure to high levels of lead in childhood and mental health issues in adulthood. The researchers warned that the negative effects of the toxic metal might show up to three or four decades later.

Health January 25, 2019

Liberian Bat Carries Ebola Virus, The First In West Africa

A Liberian bat was found to carry the deadly Ebola virus, the reason for the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This marks the first time that a disease-carrying animal was discovered in West Africa.

Health January 24, 2019

Rocking Motion Helps Improve Sleep And Memory In Adults

In a study, people fell asleep faster and had deeper slumber when they were tucked into a gently swaying bed. They were also better at remembering words after a night on the rocking bed.

Health January 24, 2019

More Physical Activity Can Help Prevent Depression, Study Finds

Do physical activities reduce depression, or does depression reduce physical activity? A new study finds the strongest evidence so far of physical activity's protective effect against depression.

Health January 24, 2019

Study Links Body Size And Exercise To Longer Lifespans In Women

New research found that weight and height are indicators on whether a woman will reach 90 years old. According to data, tall and lean women have significantly higher chances of having a longer lifespan than short and heavier women.

Health January 24, 2019

Eating Fried Chicken Daily Increases Risk Of Death By Over 10 Percent

For longer life, eat less fried chicken or fish. New research linked eating one to two servings of fried food to a higher risk of death from any cause except cancer.

Health January 24, 2019

Scientists Pinpoint Gum Disease Pathogen As Possible Cause Of Alzheimer's

New research identified the bacteria responsible for gum disease, as the possible culprit behind Alzheimer's disease. In mice, they found that the oral infection led to brain colonization of the bacteria as well as increased production of amyloid beta.

Health January 24, 2019

Alcohol-Related Diseases Dethrone Hepatitis C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

Alcohol-related diseases are the top reason for liver transplant in the United States and not Hepatitis C anymore. Researchers pointed out that this might be because the latter is easier to treat with effective drugs.

Health January 23, 2019

Immunity To Dengue Could Also Help Prevent Zika Infection

Children who have had dengue infection are less likely to be sick from Zika virus, new research found. Both diseases are spread through the bite of the mosquito Aedes aegypti.

Health January 23, 2019

Avian Cholera Kills Thousands Of Birds In Salton Sea

An avian cholera outbreak has been declared in California and Indiana. Thousands of dead birds tested positive with the highly contagious viral disease have been found and collected by the authorities.

Health January 23, 2019

Price Of Insulin Almost Doubled Over A 5-Year Time Frame

Prices of insulin nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, according to a study, and usage of the medication only rose to 3 percent. This is a nod to the growing number of people airing their grievances to the soaring costs.

Health January 22, 2019

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used To Diagnose Alzheimer's A Decade Before It Manifests

The researchers found that detecting the concentration of a protein in the blood can lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers hope that the new discovery can lead to better therapy and treatment for the neurodegenerative disease.

Health January 22, 2019

Pigeon Poo Infection Leaves 2 Patients Dead At Glasgow Hospital

Two patients at the Queen Elizabeth University hospital died after contracting a fungal infection linked to pigeon droppings. Investigations are underway and control measures have been implemented to prevent further infections.

Health January 22, 2019

Chinese Company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals Involved In Another Blood Pressure Drug Recall

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled Irbesartan blood pressure drugs for containing trace amounts of a potentially carcinogenic ingredient. The drugs' APIs were manufactured by the same company linked to Valsartan and Losartan recalls.

Health January 21, 2019

Investigation Shows CRISPR Researcher He Jiankui's Work On First Gene-Edited Babies Broke The Law

Chinese CRISPR Scientist He Jiankui was found to have illegally edited the genes of the babies. Law authorities said he and others involved will be dealt with accordingly.

Health January 21, 2019

Women Can Skip The Placebos And Take Birth Control Pills Every Day, Says NHS

The NHS finally recognized that the inactive pills in a packet of oral contraceptives are not necessary. In the new guidelines, the agency noted that there is no harm in taking birth control pills continuously without a seven-day break.

Health January 21, 2019

Study Says Brain Training App Can Help Improve Focus And Concentration

A science-backed app has improved the focus of participants in a new study by the researchers of the University of Cambridge. Decoder, which has recently been released on the Apple App Store, promises to help users perform tasks with better attention.

Health January 21, 2019

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Warns E-Cigarettes May Be Pulled Out Of Shelves If Makers Continue To Target Teens

Amid increasing youth vaping rates, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned e-cigarette products may be pulled out of market if makers continue to market them to young people. Why is e-cigarette use dangerous for kids?

Health January 21, 2019

North Seattle Health Authorities Issue Public Warning After Sudden Spike In Opioid Overdoses

North Seattle authorities issued a public health warning after a spike in opioid overdoses. Those who use illicit drugs are cautioned not to do so alone.

Health January 20, 2019

Controversial Startup Ambrosia Offers Adults Young Blood Transfusions As Anti-Aging Therapy

A controversial startup is offering plasma therapy for adults as an anti-aging treatment. One liter of young plasma costs $8,000, while two liters would cost $12,000.

Health January 20, 2019

Researchers Narrow Down Specific Cells Responsible For Pain In Human Brain

Scientists from Stanford temporarily disabled the brain cells responsible for the emotional experience of pain in mice. They hope this could lead to the future treatment of chronic pain in humans.

Health January 19, 2019

Study Shows Significant Number Of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Not Necessary

Researchers found that 23 percent of prescription antibiotics were handed to patients who might not need them. They warned that the high rate of antibiotics prescription is contributing to the rise of superbugs.

Health January 19, 2019

More Affected By Measles Outbreak In Washington Including Attendee At Trail Blazers Game In Portland

Authorities so far confirmed 19 cases of measles related to the ongoing outbreak in Washington state. One of the affected was one of over 19,000 audience members at a basketball game.

Health January 19, 2019

Study Links Drugmakers' Marketing To Doctors To More Opioid Overdose Deaths

A new study found increases in opioid overdose deaths for every three additional payments of drugmakers to doctors. These 'payments' are not just in money, but in subtler forms such as meals.

Health January 19, 2019

Maggots Used To Treat UK Man Matthew Blurton's Rotting Foot Caused By Insect Bite In Africa

UK doctors used medical maggots to treat Matthew Blurton, who contracted a serious foot infection when he was bitten by an unknown insect while doing volunteer work in Africa. How does maggot therapy work?

Health January 18, 2019

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