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Health Care Companies Use Up $30 Billion Every Year To Market Products And Services

Health care companies in the United States doubled their ad spending in the past 10 years. From $17.7 billion, companies are now spending $29.9 billion to advertise to consumers and health care professionals.

Health January 9, 2019

Eye Color May Be Linked To Seasonal Depression, Says Study

Scientists found that people with brown eyes are likely to suffer from winter blues. According to the new study, the dark irises may trigger increased melatonin production that makes people more vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

Health January 9, 2019

Geneticists Are Considering Creating A Spicy Tomato

New research suggests that tomatoes may be engineered to produce capsaicinoids using the latest gene-editing techniques. Capsaicinoids have important medical uses, specifically in the treatment of cancer.

Health January 9, 2019

FDA Warns Candy From Kentucky Could Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A

FDA warned about eating Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas after a facility worker tested positive for hepatitis A. Here's what consumers should do if they have eaten potentially contaminated candies.

Health January 9, 2019

Confusion In Handwritten Prescription Causes Woman To Use Erectile Dysfunction Cream For Dry Eye

A woman who bought a lubricant for her dry eye ended up being given an erectile dysfunction cream. This resulted to an ocular chemical injury, no thanks to the mix up in the prescription.

Health January 9, 2019

Children's Hospital Wants To Restrict Young Visitors To Keep Flu At Bay

To prevent more children from contracting the flu, a hospital is temporarily restricting children under the age of 12 from visiting. The new policy will take effect this week as the 2018-2019 flu season continues to peak.

Health January 9, 2019

Tobacco Smoking In US Hits Record Low But Results Vary Across Neighborhoods

New research found that smoking continues to be popular in areas where people are more likely poor and nonwhite. In a paper, they recommend stricter regulations and higher taxes to dissuade the public from consuming tobacco products.

Health January 8, 2019

Fluctuating Income Places You At Risk Of Heart Attack And Early Death

Individuals with volatile income have higher risk of suffering from heart events such as stroke and heart attack. They also have higher risk for early death compared with those with more stable income. Here's why.

Health January 8, 2019

Researchers Pin Down Biomarkers That Could Speed Up Detection Of Heart Problems

New research identified biomarkers that could predict atrial fibrillation or AF. Through blood testing, doctors can screen patients for the heart condition and, therefore, reduce the risk of stroke.

Health January 8, 2019

House Passes New Alzheimer's Bill That Gives $20 Million To Research Annually

A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Health January 7, 2019

Can Food Allergies Be This Severe? 11-Year-Old Cameron Jean-Pierre Dies Due To Smell Of Fish Cooking

An 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn died from a severe form of an allergic reaction after smelling a fish being cooked. Experts said that hypersensitivity to food particles is increasingly becoming a problem among children.

Health January 9, 2019

Popular Gay Dating App Halts Registration Following Reports Of Underage Users Contracting HIV

The gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration. The decision was made after a report had emerged claiming that juvenile users contracted AIDS-causing HIV after going on dates that were set up through the app.

Health January 7, 2019

Man Who Had His Prostate Removed After He Was Told He Had Cancer Sues For Misdiagnosis

A man who was misdiagnosed of cancer prompting him to undergo surgery to remove his prostate filed a lawsuit. The pathologist explained that a glitch in the scanner was the reason for the mix-up.

Health January 7, 2019

NHS’ Historic 10-Year Plan Reduces Waiting Time To Access Mental Care Services

The NHS’ expanded 10-year plan will allow young and adult citizens to access mental care services with reduced waiting period. Apart from funding, critics said the agency is faced with a difficult task to prioritize specific areas of healthcare.

Health January 7, 2019

Hy-Vee Pharmacies Change Policies To Help Stop Opioid Abuse

Hy-Vee pharmacies changed prescription policies to help combat the national opioid epidemic in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 47,000 deaths in 2017 werer related to opioid abuse, the highest number ever recorded in a given year.

Health January 6, 2019

Women Who Suffer From Frequent Hot Flashes More Prone To Breast Cancer, Says Study

Women who experienced persistent hot flashes during menopause are likely to develop breast cancer, new research revealed. Scientists claimed that highs and lows in estrogen exposure may trigger the condition years later.

Health January 6, 2019

Chicago Hospital Makes History With Back-To-Back Triple Organ Transplants

A team of surgeons from the University of Chicago Medicine created history by successfully performing back-to-back triple organ transplants. The surgeries lasting 17 and 20 hours replaced failing heart, liver, and kidney of two 29-year-old patients.

Health January 5, 2019

Breathalyzer-Like Test That Can Detect Several Types Of Cancer Cleared For Clinical Trials

A new device being tested in the United Kingdom has the potential to significantly improve the rate of cancer mortality through early detection. By simply breathing into a device, doctors can screen patients for different types of cancer.

Health January 5, 2019

19 US States Now Beset With High Numbers Of Flu

The number of children who have died because of the flu has risen to 1, according to the most recent report of the CDC. Public health officials encourage everyone to get their vaccines.

Health January 5, 2019

Population Of Florida Macaques With Potentially Deadly Herpes Virus Expected To Double By 2022

Experts believe that the population of Rhesus Macaques in Florida could double by the year 2022. Twenty-five percent of them are actually carriers of a potentially deadly herpes virus.

Health January 5, 2019

Measles Cases Confirmed In New York And Oregon

Two cases of measles were recently confirmed by authorities, one on New York and another in Oregon. The case in New York involves an unvaccinated child.

Health January 5, 2019

Over 10 Percent Of US Adults Have Food Allergies, But Nearly Twice As Many Think They Do

How many U.S. adults are actually dealing with food allergies? A new study shows that more adults think they have food allergies that those who actually have them.

Health January 5, 2019

Swedish Patient Who Sparked Fears After Vomiting Blood Tests Negative For Ebola

A Swedish patient came from Burundi when he began exhibiting symptoms of Ebola. Although Burundi is not known to be Ebola active, authorities had to take precautions.

Health January 5, 2019

Doctors Want To Use Smartphone Apps To Check Depression In Teens

Experts point their fingers to young people's depression and rising suicide rates to the heavy use of smartphones. However, those same devices might also be used to alleviate mental health crises among teens.

Health January 4, 2019

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Health January 4, 2019

Sugar Substitutes No Better Than Real Sugar For Weight Loss And Health Outcomes, Study Finds

Are sugar substitutes any better than real sugar when it comes to weight loss and health outcomes? A comprehensive new research suggests no significant health benefits from the substitutes.

Health January 4, 2019

Woman Dies Of Rabies After Puppy Encounter During Yoga Retreat In India

Tour members confirmed that a woman was bitten by a puppy outside a hotel in India. The wound was simply washed with water and she was given no further treatment.

Health January 4, 2019

Scientists Look At Worms To Understand Longevity And Aging

LSI researchers used Caenorhabditis elegans or roundworms as a genetic model organism for studying aging. They found the cause of the physiological functional decline in tiny aging worms and how to delay the process.

Health January 4, 2019

Pros Say Wearable Tech Will Be A Big Fitness Trend Hit In 2019

In a new survey, experts revealed the top 20 big fitness trends for 2019. Although wearable technology dropped to no. 3 for 2018, it is now back to the no. 1 spot for 2019 while group training and HIIT rank second and third respectively.

Health January 4, 2019

Study Shows Marked Increase In Both Price And Potency Of Cannabis In Europe

A recent study revealed that herbal cannabis and cannabis resin have increased significantly in price and potency. The study findings are first of its kind to report the changes in cannabis across Europe.

Health January 4, 2019

Second Deadliest Congo Ebola Outbreak Hits Recorded 600 Cases

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported 600 cases of Ebola since an outbreak was declared in the country last year. Fear of Ebola spreading to neighboring countries was heightened after hundreds of Congolese had sought refuge in Uganda.

Health January 3, 2019

'Dry January' Can Help People Control Alcohol Intake For The Rest Of The Year, Says Study

Start the new year by participating in a campaign that encourages people to reduce their alcohol consumption. Those who joined last year's Dry January reported improved health and better control of their drinking throughout 2018.

Health January 3, 2019

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Experts Say Eat In Moderation

Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.

Health January 2, 2019

Police Department Offering To Test Crystal Meth In Louisiana For Zika Virus

The Harahan Police Department posted a warning on Facebook about crystal meth infected with Zika virus. The authorities explained that the aim of the post was to highlight the drug problem in the community.

Health January 2, 2019

New Wireless 'Pacemaker' For The Brain May Prevent Seizures, Tremors In Patients With Epilepsy, Parkinson's

The device called WAND offers hope for patients with neurological conditions who suffer from unwanted movements. It acts like a pacemaker for the brain that can prevent tremors and seizures.

Health January 1, 2019

What Is Cute Aggression? Study Finds Brain Response To Too Much Adorableness May Lead To Violent Urges

Researchers found an association between cute images and increased activity in brain area involved in emotion. They also found a link between cute aggression and the brain's reward system. Should people worry if they experience this phenomenon?

Health December 31, 2018

HealthPlus Surgery Center In NJ Faces Lawsuit For Exposing Nearly 3,800 To HIV, Hepatitis

A couple filed a lawsuit against HealthPlus Surgery Center alleging it exposed nearly 3,800 patients to bloodborne infections. One patient has so far tested positive for hepatitis C.

Health December 30, 2018

12-Year-Old Girl In A Comatose Due To Staph Infection

12-year-old Deja Smith is fighting for her life from a deadly staph infection. She was just a typical pre-teen weeks ago until she fell ill and was rushed to the hospital a day later.

Health December 30, 2018

Authorities Warn Against Consuming Raw Milk After New Yorker's Brucellosis Case

Authorities released a warning against consuming raw milk from a Pennsylvania farm after a New York resident fell ill with Brucellosis. Anyone with milk from the farm are advised to dispose it.

Health December 29, 2018

Boy Had Holes In Intestines From Swallowing Magnetic Toys, His Mom Now Warning Of Dangers

A young boy had to undergo emergency surgery to remove parts of his colon, intestines, and appendix after swallowing magnets. His mom is now warning other parents of the dangers of magnetic toys.

Health December 29, 2018

American Doctor Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Central Africa Brought To The United States

A doctor may have been exposed to Ebola while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He will be brought to a medical center that has previously treated Ebola patients.

Health December 29, 2018

Scientists Having Hard Time Keeping Track Of Patients Who Have Undergone Gene-Editing Treatments In China

While gene therapy is yet in its early stages, scientists need to keep tabs of patients who have received gene-editing treatments. However, scientists in China were not keeping track of patients who had the experimental gene therapy that may trigger health problems later on in life.

Health December 30, 2018

Drinks Sweetened With Sugar Can Increase Chances Of Developing Kidney Disease

Sweetened fruit juices have been linked to a higher chance of developing chronic kidney disease. Alongside soda, the researchers found that beverages containing high sugar content have serious health consequences.

Health December 29, 2018

Children Are Also Dying From Accidental Opioid Poisoning

A report from Yale University researchers found that almost 9,000 children and teens died from opioid poisoning in the past 18 years. Majority of the deaths involving children were due to accidental ingestion of narcotics either a prescription or illegally procured.

Health December 29, 2018

Flu Cases On The Rise, 11 Pediatric Deaths Already Reported

The CDC states that flu cases are already on the rise in the United States for the 2018-2019 flu season. The 11 flu-related pediatric deaths have already been reported.

Health December 29, 2018

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