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Rice University Professor Michael Deem Under Investigation For Role In Birth Of Gene-Edited Babies

Rice University has launched an investigation to see if one of its professors had a hand in the controversial project that led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies. Who is Michael Deem?

Health November 28, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Holds No Advantage Over Other Weight Loss Diets

A team of researchers investigated whether intermittent fasting is the best diet to aid weight loss. They found that the effects of intermittent fasting are pretty much similar to traditional calorie counting.

Health November 27, 2018

Autism Now Affects 1 In Every 40 US Children, Says Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed parents to evaluate the prevalence of autism in children across the country. About one in 40 children have autism spectrum disorder.

Health November 27, 2018

Study Finds A Link Between Obesity And Risk Of Asthma

Obese children have a higher risk of developing asthma than the ones of normal weight, according to a new research. The study aimed to look at how weight affects the development of asthma in children.

Health November 27, 2018

Romaine Lettuce From California Linked To Multistate E. Coli Outbreak

Further investigations on the multistate E. coli outbreak so far point to romaine lettuce from California as the possible source of contamination. Harvesting in that region has now ended for the year.

Health November 27, 2018

Experimental Alzheimer's Vaccine Could Prevent Half Of All Cases, Says Study

A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.

Health November 26, 2018

Measles Outbreak In New Jersey County Affects 15

A measles outbreak in Ocean County, New Jersey has already affected 15 people. People who visited certain public locations at specific times may be at risk of being infected.

Health November 25, 2018

Mother Of 8-Year-Old With Cancer Urges Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids As An 'Act Of Compassion'

A mother of a young cancer patient is urging parents to ger their kids vaccinated. People like her daughter, who cannot get vaccinated and have weak immune systems, rely on other people's vaccinations to protect them from diseases.

Health November 25, 2018

Research Volunteers Swallow Lego Heads To Find Out How Long It Takes To Pass

What can people do in the name of science? Research volunteers swallowed lego heads and scoured their feces to find out how long it takes to pass the system.

Health November 25, 2018

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Health November 24, 2018

University Students Fear Dorm Mold Might Be Connected To Freshman's Adenovirus Death

Is the death of a university freshman linked to the mold problem at the students' dorm? Some students are speaking about the problem that began last August.

Health November 24, 2018

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Health November 23, 2018

Infectious Prion Proteins Detected In Eye Tissues Of People With Rare Brain Disease

Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.

Health November 23, 2018

University Freshman Dies Of Adenovirus, Five More Cases Confirmed

A university freshman lost her life from adenovirus-related illness, while five more students are confirmed to be sick from it. The student who died may have been more susceptible to the virus because of her Crohn's disease.

Health November 23, 2018

Hepatitis A Identified In Restaurant Worker In Orlando, Guests Encouraged To Get Vaccinated

Hepatitis A was identified in one of the workers at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs. Guests who visited between Nov. 6 and 16 are advised to get vaccinated.

Health November 23, 2018

Authorities Investigating On Multistate E.coli Outbreak Likely Linked To Romaine Lettuce

An ongoing multistate e.coli outbreak has already affected 32 people from 11 states. Just like the 2017 e.coli outbreak, this one appears to be linked to romaine lettuce as well.

Health November 23, 2018

World's Second Case Of Rat Hepatitis In Humans Reported In Hong Kong

Another case of rat hepatitis was discovered in a 70-year-old woman in Hong Kong. The infection can likely be contracted through contact with rats or from the consumption of contaminated food or water.

Health November 23, 2018

Brexit Vote May Have Caused Rise In Antidepressant Use In The UK

Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.

Health November 22, 2018

Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting Down, Says CDC

Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?

Health November 21, 2018

Lack Of Insulin Supplies Could Spell Disaster For 40 Million People By 2030

Millions of people will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by 2030, but not everyone will be getting the insulin they need. According to a study, 49 million might not have access to insulin in the next 12 years.

Health November 21, 2018

Doctors Respond To NRA By Calling For Additional Research On Gun-Related Injuries And Deaths

In the light of comments from the NRA, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a statement calling for more research that tackles gun-related injuries and deaths. The editorial came a few weeks after the Thousand Oaks shooting in California.

Health November 20, 2018

36 Sick With Chickenpox At North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate

Authorities confirmed 36 chickenpox cases at North Carolina school with one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state. It is considered the state's worst chickenpox outbreak in two decades.

Health November 20, 2018

Human Images From World's First Total-Body Scanner Unveiled

Human images from world's first total-body scanner unveiled

Health November 19, 2018

Experimental Drug Could Yield Good Results For People Allergic To Peanuts

An experimental drug for people with peanut allergies has come out of the Phase 3 trial with positive results. Kids who received the treatment were able to ingest peanut protein without experiencing symptoms associated with food allergies.

Health November 19, 2018

One Of Raccoons Thought To Be 'Drunk' On Crabapples Actually Had Distemper

Were the raccoons thought to be 'drunk' really intoxicated or were they actually sick? One of them, as well as another raccoon, was euthanized because of distemper.

Health November 17, 2018

Woman Says Hospital Removed Both Of Her Healthy Kidneys

Did a hospital remove both of a woman's kidneys because they were cancerous? The biopsy records showed no evidence of malignancy in the removed tissue.

Health November 17, 2018

FDA Warns Against Honey Pacifiers Following 4 Infant Botulism Cases In Texas

The FDA is reminding parents not to feed honey to their infants, as their digestive systems are still immature. The warning comes after four infant botulism cases were reported in Texas.

Health November 17, 2018

Milk Allergy The Most Common Allergy In Kids, Many Are Undiagnosed: Study

How common are milk allergies? A new study found that only less than half of children who are allergic to milk are properly diagnosed by a physician.

Health November 17, 2018

Chinese Authorities Issue Public Warning Over 'Serious' African Swine Fever Crisis

Chinese authorities issued a rare public warning about the African swine flu crisis hitting country's farm since August. The strain is so virulent that it has killed 100 percent of affected pigs.

Health November 17, 2018

Man's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

A man thought it was his runny nose that ruined his family's Thanksgiving dinner last year. What he didn't know was that his 'runny nose' was actually leaking brain fluid.

Health November 17, 2018

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Health November 17, 2018

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD

Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Health November 16, 2018

NFL Pours $35 Million Into Research On Neuroscience

The NFL revealed five studies that will receive up to $15 million grant as part of its 'Play Smart. Play Safe' initiative. The sports league is committed to developing technology and medical research in 2016.

Health November 16, 2018

CDC Report Shows Increasing Suicide Rates Among American Workers

CDC data show an increase in suicide rates across many occupational groups in the United States. As such, the agency is working on comprehensive suicide prevention resources that include work-based approaches.

Health November 16, 2018

Teen Dies After 'Huffing' Deodorant Spray To Get High

How can deodorant be misused and abused? A case study shows how a teen lost his life after inhaling deodorant spray to get high.

Health November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Health November 16, 2018

Raccoons Thought To Be Rabid Actually Drunk On Fermented Crabapples

Two supposedly 'rabid' raccoons turned out to be drunk from eating fermented crabapples. Authorities captured them after receiving several reports of strange behavior from neighborhood residents.

Health November 16, 2018

Low-Carb Diets Effective At Maintaining Healthy Body Weight Says Study

A clinical trial found that eating less carbohydrates and more fat could aid people who want to lose weight. Participants who were obese and overweight lost an average of 250 calories per day during the duration of the study.

Health November 15, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Health November 14, 2018

Cancer May Soon Surpass Heart Disease As Top Cause Of Death In US

A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.

Health November 13, 2018

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.

Health November 13, 2018

FDA May Soon Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes

A report said that the FDA might follow Canada and the European Union into banning traditional menthol cigarettes. The regulatory board might also crack down on flavored e-cigarette cartridges or pods.

Health November 12, 2018

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.

Health November 14, 2018

Dog Food Products Recalled Due To Elevated Vitamin D Levels

The FDA recalled tainted dog foods with dangerously high vitamin D content. At abnormally high levels, vitamin D may cause serious health problems in dogs.

Health November 12, 2018

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.

Health November 9, 2018

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