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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

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

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