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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

Travelers Who Went Through Newark Airport On Christmas Eve Possibly Exposed To Measles

People who were at Newark Liberty International Airport might have been exposed to measles from a passenger who was ill. It is unrelated to the ongoing measles outbreak at Ocean County.

Health December 29, 2018

US Facing Drop In Life Expectancy But Massachusetts Breaks Trend

Americans can now only expect to live until the age of 78.6 on average, indicating a decline from 78.9 in 2014. Residents of Massachusetts, on the contrary, will reach 80 years and 8 months on average, an increase from 80 years and 5 months in 2015.

Health December 28, 2018

Pedialyte Introduces Powder Packets For Adults In Time For Holiday Hangovers

The makers of Pedialyte, believed to cure hangovers, recently released the Sparkling Rush powder line that's marketed toward adults. This came right in time before the New Year's Day.

Health December 28, 2018

Google Fit's New Challenges Will Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolution

Google Fit will be launching on New Year's Day 30-day challenges that will help people get back in shape after the holiday feasts. Aside from that, it will be giving out incentives, a point for moderate activities, while two points for more intense ones.

Health December 28, 2018

Is 'Selfie Wrist' A New Health Problem In The Digital Age?

Is selfie wrist the new health problem to look out for among selfie lovers? It's just one of the emerging risks related to taking selfies.

Health December 27, 2018

FDA Approves Pediatric Vaccine That Protects Children From 6 Diseases

The Food and Drug Administration approved Sanofi and Merck's vaccine called Vaxelis. This will protect kids from six diseases of the 14 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised to get immunized against.

Health December 27, 2018

Baby With Rare Condition Fought Cancer, Will Undergo Surgery To Reduce Large Tongue

Just after surviving cancer, a young boy is in need of help to reduce his tongue. Because of the size of his tongue, Baker is having difficulties eating and breathing.

Health December 28, 2018

Doctors Warn Of Respiratory Syncytial Virus After Infant Gets Hospitalized

Doctors are now warning of a respiratory virus after a 14-month-old infant was hospitalized. What is RSV and who are most at risk of developing more severe illnesses?

Health December 27, 2018

Short People Have Higher Risk Of Dying In The ICU

Researchers found a link between a patient's height and the chances of survival in the ICU. They found that short patients who are critically ill are more likely to die during treatment.

Health December 27, 2018

Chemicals In Beauty Products Linked To Early Puberty Among Girls, Study Says

Girls tend to mature faster than usual because of certain chemicals found in everyday beauty products, research said. These substances are parabens, phthalates, and phenol.

Health December 26, 2018

Study Identifies Individuals With Increased Risk For Violent Sleep Disorder

People with REM sleep behavior may act out their dreams by yelling, punching, and kicking, sometimes to the point of becoming violent. Who are at risk of this dangerous sleeping disorder?

Health December 27, 2018

4-Year-Old Boy Develops Rare Brain-Damaging Disease After Contracting The Flu

Andre Carson, a 4-year-old who loves basketball, developed acute necrotizing encephalopathy after he contracted the H1N1 flu virus. He is lucky to survive because 30 percent of those who contract the illness die.

Health December 26, 2018

Flagstaff Police Warning Locals About Rabies Infected Foxes

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a warning after three attacks by suspected rabid foxes had been reported over the weekend. Two people have been confirmed to be bitten by the creatures.

Health December 26, 2018

NC Wildlife Officials Urge Public To Watch Out For Deer Disease

NC Wildlife Officials urged the public to help look for signs of CWD in deer — if they are disoriented, stumbling around, or emaciated. This will help stop or at least delay the spread of chronic wasting disease in North Carolina.

Health December 26, 2018

Coffee And Alcohol Could Help People Live Past 90 Says Study

Drinking two cups of coffee every day significantly decreased the risk of early mortality for people who participated in a recent study. Those who drank moderate amounts of beer and wine also lived a longer life than those who abstained.

Health December 26, 2018

New Jersey Surgery Center May Have Exposed 3,778 Patients To HIV And Hepatitis

The HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook sent out a letter to 3,778 patients who may have been exposed to blood-borne infection. Most of those at risk are from New York and New Jersey.

Health December 25, 2018

Two-Year-Old Boy Dies Following Botched Circumcision In Italy

A toddler in Italy died from severe blood loss following a botched circumcision at a migrant center. His twin brother was also hospitalized. Police has arrested the doctor who carried out the operation.

Health December 24, 2018

Holidays More Challenging For People Struggling With Mental Illness

A survey by NAMI found that the holiday season worsen the condition of 64 percent of people living with mental illness. Called the 'holiday blues,' the condition can lead to clinical anxiety or depression.

Health December 25, 2018

Americans Are Getting Heavier, But Not Taller

How is the United States faring when it comes to the fight against obesity? Not well, apparently, because new CDC data showed that Americans are still getting fatter while not getting taller.

Health December 23, 2018

FDA Recommends You Wash Avocados Before Eating Them

Most people discard the dark green avocado skin but the FDA said it is still necessary to wash the fruit before eating it. Findings of a 2014-2016 study reveal why.

Health December 22, 2018

Teen Now Recovering After Singing Her Way Through Brain Surgery

It was four years ago when 19-year-old Kira Iaconetti started noticing strange changes about her musical abilities. She is now recovering after a personalized brain surgery.

Health December 22, 2018

Strokes And Heart Attacks Could Be Early Warning Signs For Cancer

A recent study revealed that the probability of heart attack increases in patients months before they are diagnosed with cancer. The researchers found that patients with lung and colorectal cancers are at the highest risk.

Health December 24, 2018

Two Commonly Prescribed Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Raise Risk For Heart Attack

Type 2 diabetes patients prescribed sulfonylureas or basal insulin as second-line drugs are at higher risk for cardiovascular events. Researchers urge doctors to prescribe newer class of diabetes medications.

Health December 21, 2018

Erectile Dysfunction Likely To Affect Men Predisposed To Type 2 Diabetes

The study, which involved more than 220,000 men, provided evidence strong enough to suggest a causal link between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction. What practices can influence men's risk for both conditions?

Health December 21, 2018

Are Doctors Telling Parents That Their Partially Paralyzed Children Are Faking Symptoms?

Do some children fake illness symptoms as an emotional reaction? Several parents of children with AFM have reportedly been told by physicians that their children were merely faking.

Health December 21, 2018

Car Crashes, Firearms, And Cancer Are Major Causes Of Death Among US Children And Teens

What are the most common causes of death among youths in the United States? Guns still play a significant role in those deaths despite persistent efforts.

Health December 21, 2018

AI Can Predict Which People Will Age Better Than Others

Scientists used machine learning to find signs that can predict whether a person will remain strong and healthy up to old age. They found biosignatures that can be used to someday develop treatments for diseases associated with age.

Health December 21, 2018

Ebola Cases Soared To 560, Outbreak Will 'Certainly' Continue For 3 To 4 Months More

Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo ballooned to 560. Furthermore, the health minister, who recently visited the affected areas, believes the outbreak will last for three to four months more.

Health December 21, 2018

Veterinarians Face Higher Risk Of Suicide, Study Says

A study that looked at data of more than 30 years showed that veterinarians dying because of suicide continue to rise. Moreover, it showed that animal doctors were far more likely to kill themselves compared to the general population.

Health December 21, 2018

Blood Pressure Medicine Losartan Recalled Due To Traces Of 'Unexpected Impurity'

A pharmaceutical company recalled lots of its Losartan potassium medicine used in in treating hypertension. This was after it found traces of a carcinogenic substance N-nitrosodiethylamine.

Health December 21, 2018

Former Gymnast Loses Limbs To Toxic Shock Syndrome

A former gymnast is now fighting for her life because of toxic shock syndrome. Unlike former cases, however, hers is not related to tampon use, and doctors are still unsure how she contracted the infection.

Health December 21, 2018

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Prescibed For UTI And Respiratory Infections May Cause Aneurysm

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics used for more than 30 years to treat serious bacterial infections may raise a patient's risk for aortic aneurysm. Patients with increased risk for aortic dissections should consider other treatment options.

Health December 21, 2018

FDA Warns Against Teething Jewelry After Reports Of Infant Injuries And Death

The FDA is warning parents against using teething bracelets or necklaces. There are already several reports of injury or death from choking or strangulation because of teething jewelry.

Health December 20, 2018

Stem Cell Injections Linked To Multistate Bacterial Infection Outbreak That Sickened 12 People

At least 12 individuals in Arizona, Florida, and Texas were hospitalized after receiving stem cell injections. The patients received the shots to treat problems such as joint pain and back pain.

Health December 20, 2018

Nutrient Levels In Blood Linked To Cognitive Ability In Older Individuals

Researchers found that specific nutrient patterns can affect the brain. In a study, researchers looked at key nutrients based on the Mediterranean diet in the blood and assessed brain health and cognition.

Health December 20, 2018

Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain

People who experienced cognitive decline can still reverse its effects by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. In a study, participants saw their brain age improve after only six months.

Health December 20, 2018

THC In Marijuana Can Cause Genetic Changes In Sperm Cells

Researchers found that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, can change how genes work in sperm cells. Do these changes get passed down to the pot smoker's children conceived during the time they were using cannabis?

Health December 20, 2018

Exercise As Good As Drugs When It Comes To Lowering Blood Pressure

According to a recent study, exercising can be as effective as medication in keeping your blood pressure in check. However, the researchers caution patients to continue taking their medication until further clinical trials and studies are carried out.

Health December 21, 2018

Babies Feel Less Pain When Gently Stroked Before Medical Procedures, Says Study

Gently stroking a baby before medical procedures can reduce the activity in the infant’s brain that is linked to experiencing pain. The study researchers were able to identify the ideal speed of stroking for optimum analgesic impact.

Health December 19, 2018

Study Shows Bacteria In Intestine Also Regulate Immune System

Brown University researchers found that the gut microbiome has a hand at regulating the immune system, preventing it from attacking the good bacteria that aid the body. It plays the role of moderating the production of active vitamin A.

Health December 19, 2018

Some Neurons Can Fight Alzheimer's With Self-Cleaning Mechanism

Researchers found that certain neurons that have components of a cellular cleaning system can dispel build-up of tau proteins. Tau proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's.

Health December 19, 2018

Opioids Not As Effective In Treating Chronic Pain As We Think, Study Says

Researchers found that opioids, commonly prescribed to treat headaches and back pains, do not work well for those with chronic pain. Furthermore, the study pointed out that there were better drugs and treatment for the non-cancer patients.

Health December 19, 2018

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