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Microbes Living In Different Parts Of Human Body Can Still Swap Genes

Researchers found that 60 percent of the horizontal gene transfer in the human body take place between microbes that are far apart. The process can help understand the evolution of microbes and address the emergence of superbugs.

Health April 13, 2019

Ground Beef Linked To E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened 109 From 6 States

More than a hundred people have suffered from the sudden outbreak of E. coli in the United States. Now, CDC has traced the source to ground beef.

Health April 13, 2019

Hospital Curtains Could Be Carriers Of Deadly Bacteria: Study

A new study revealed that privacy curtains in hospitals could be potential carriers of deadly bacteria. Other hospital equipment and tools could also be contaminated, experts said.

Health April 13, 2019

Limiting Carbohydrates Intake At Breakfast May Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Restricted carbohydrate intake during breakfast was found to be effective in preventing blood sugar spikes among type 2 diabetes patients. Excess sugar levels in the blood could make the body struggle to produce insulin.

Health April 13, 2019

Inmate Rebecca Smith Files Lawsuit Over Scabies Outbreak At Michigan Women's Prison

The lawsuit alleges the outbreak started in 2017, but the Michigan Department of Correction only publicly acknowledged the issue this year. It said the defendants failed to make reasonable steps to mitigate the infection and treat inmates.

Health April 13, 2019

US Emergency Rooms See Spike In Children Who Swallow Coins, Toys: What To Do If Your Child Swallows Foreign Object

Cases of foreign-object ingestions among young American children has nearly doubled over the past 20 years. Child safety experts advise parents and caregivers to always keep an eye out for signs of accidental swallowing.

Health April 14, 2019

Smiling Can Actually Make People Happier, Study Finds

Can the simple act of smiling really make a person feel happy? The debate has been going on for decades, but researchers now find that it actually can.

Health April 13, 2019

Taking Short Breaks Helps Solidify Memory When Learning A New Skill

A new study suggests taking short breaks can help when trying to learn a new skill. It is during the breaks that the mind helps to 'solidify' the new skill in our memory.

Health April 12, 2019

Woman Discovers Tie-dye Rash All Over Her Body Was Rare Sign Of Anal Cancer

A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.

Health April 12, 2019

ER Visits For Kids Swallowing Small Objects Has More Than Doubled Says Study

Researchers found that more than 759,000 children ended up in the emergency room for ingesting a foreign object. Coins and small toys or toy parts were identified as the most common objects swallowed accidentally by children younger than 6 years old.

Health April 12, 2019

A Whopping One-Third Of Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine Without Informing Their Doctors

A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.

Health April 13, 2019

Ketamine Can Fix Broken 'Bridges' In Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

The anesthetic drug ketamine triggers a two-step process in fixing symptoms of depression. Scientists have discovered this breakthrough by using mice in an experiment.

Health April 13, 2019

$6,000 Sperm Extractor Used In Chinese Hospitals To Help Men Who Want To Donate Sperm

A sperm extractor developed by a Chinese company could help urge men to donate their semen in a busy environment like hospitals. The Chinese government is exhausting all efforts to increase their birth rate, including offering rewards to sperm donors.

Health April 13, 2019

Older Mothers More At Risk Of Cesarean Section Complications

Cesarean delivery or C-section poses a risk of complications both for the mother and the baby. A new study revealed that maternal age is linked to a higher risk of complications.

Health April 13, 2019

Herbal Supplement Kratom Linked To Nearly 100 US Deaths: Here Are The Symptoms Of Potentially Deadly Kratom Overdose

Deaths due to kratom overdose rose to an alarming rate within just a five-month period beginning July 2016. It is largely known as an herbal supplement, but large doses could lead to seizures, coma, and even death.

Health April 12, 2019

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

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