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Stress During Pregnancy Linked To Lower Sperm Count In Male Children

It's possible that mothers actually play a significant part in their adult son's fertility problems. New research revealed that women's stressful experiences during early gestation are associated with lower sperm quality and testosterone concentrations in adult male children.

Health May 31, 2019

Newly Discovered Virus Infecting People In China May Be Transmitted By Ticks

The taiga tick could be spreading the Alongshan virus, which has sickened more than 80 farmers and forestry workers in northeastern China. What are the symptoms of the infection and how is it treated?

Health May 30, 2019

Money Problems Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

A new study revealed that troubles in managing money among aging adults may be an early warning signal of dementia. According to researchers, this condition could be correlated to the number of protein deposits built up in the brain.

Health May 31, 2019

Psychiatrists Warn About Dangers Of Taking Antidepressants

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in UK has warned against prolonged use of antidepressants and the resulting withdrawal symptoms when coming off medication. It also recommended a range of actions to promote the optimal use and management of antidepressants.

Health May 30, 2019

Ready Meals, Other Heavily Processed Food Increase Risk For Heart Attack And Early Death

Researchers from France and Spain have conducted two separate studies on the adverse effects of eating ultra-processed food. The French paper explores its impact on disease risks, while the Spanish paper discusses how it can increase early death rates.

Health May 31, 2019

Elderly Man Bitten By Rabid Bat Hiding In iPad Case

A man was bitten by a bat inside his home in New Hampshire. Roy Syvertson reported that he was using his iPad inside his living room when he felt pain similar to a bee sting.

Health May 30, 2019

1 In 4 Middle-aged Men At Risk Of Osteoporosis: Here Are The Symptoms Of Brittle Bones

A new study showed that more than 25 percent of men aged 35 to 50 years have weakening bones and increasing risk of osteoporosis. Experts recommend weight-lifting exercises to strengthen bone density, such as running.

Health May 30, 2019

Playing Sports During Teen Years Can Help Heal Effects Of Childhood Trauma

New research linked participation in team sports to a decreased likelihood of anxiety and depression among teens who have childhood trauma. However, those who have adverse childhood experiences are less likely to have access to sports.

Health May 29, 2019

84-Year-Old Frank Dewhurst Becomes Oldest Living Kidney Donor In US

Wimberly, Texas-native Frank Dewhurst donated one of his kidneys to his neighbor who was suffering from lupus. Despite already being an octogenarian, Dewhurst proved to be healthy enough to undergo transplant surgery.

Health May 29, 2019

Some Experts Concerned Over FDA Fast-Track Cancer Treatment Approval Program

A new study evaluated new cancer treatments that received accelerated approval from the FDA. It found that out of 93 drugs in the program, only 19 were proven to extend the lives of patients who took them.

Health May 29, 2019

WHO Stops Classifying Transgender People As Mentally Ill

Transgender people are no longer classified as having a mental health disorder in the updated manual of the World Health Organization. Now, 'gender incongruence' is listed under sexual health in a move that’s hoped to benefit transgender people worldwide.

Health May 29, 2019

E-cigarette Flavorings Can Raise Cardiovascular Risk : Here Are The Most Dangerous Flavors

Researchers found that exposure to e-cigarette flavorings can cause damage to the endothelial cells, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. These are the e-cigarette flavors that pose the biggest risk to heart health.

Health May 28, 2019

Father-Friendly Cues In OB-GYN Offices May Get Men To Be More Involved In Prenatal Care

A room or OB-GYN clinic with more father-friendly cues increased an expectant father’s confidence to be more involved in prenatal care and in fatherhood. A study by a New Jersey university conducted trials related to this research.

Health May 30, 2019

New Compound That Kills Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Could Be A Weapon Against Superbugs

Scientists discover a new compound that could be the key to fighting antibiotic resistant superbugs. A cure is crucial as infections from these bacteria are predicted to kill more people than cancer by 2050.

Health May 29, 2019

Chemicals in California Tap Water Could Cause Over 15,000 Cancer Cases

Each day, more and more news pieces and researches pop that highlight overwhelming issues regarding U.S. drinking water supply quality that puts Americans at risk for a number of diseases and health complications. The state of California makes no exception, unfortunately. A recent investigation reveals that cancer cases will exponentially grow as a result of water pollution.

Health May 28, 2019

Service Dogs May Help In The Rehabilitation Of Veterans With PTSD

An ongoing study by Purdue University revealed how veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from using service dogs. The research aims to understand the physiological and behavioral processes, PTSD symptoms, and service dogs in general. 

Health May 28, 2019

Doctors Are Still Prescribing Opioid To Large Number Of Teens And Young Adults

Majority of opioid prescription among teenagers and young adults are given to treat dental disorders, new research has found. The findings cause serious alarm because young people are at high risk of drug misuse.

Health May 29, 2019

Vietnam Culls 1.7 Million Pigs As African Swine Fever Spreads

A total of 1.7 million pigs were culled in Vietnam as the African Swine Fever virus further spreads. The disease has been proven fatal to animals up to 100 percent mortality but considered not harmful to humans.

Health May 28, 2019

Medical Student Claudia Martinez Survives 6 Brain Surgeries While Pursuing Dream To Be A Doctor

Twenty-eight-year-old Claudia Martinez received six brain surgeries to address a Chiari malformation in her brain. Despite her struggles, she is now on track to recovering and is about to become a doctor herself.

Health May 28, 2019

Maine Becomes 4th US State To End Religious, Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions

Governor Janet Mills has signed a bill formally lifting all non-medical exemptions to immunization in the state of Maine. Residents will have to secure a written statement from healthcare professionals if they wish to secure an exemption.

Health May 28, 2019

Burnout Is Now A Legitimate Medical Condition: WHO

A good chunk of employees feel burnout from work and now, WHO is recognizing it as a real medical condition. Burnout is included in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases.

Health May 28, 2019

Gaming Disorder Now A Recognized Disease By The World Health Organization

All member states of WHO agreed to adopt the ICD-11, which added gaming disorder to the list of recognized illnesses. The condition is in a subcategory called 'Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors'.

Health May 28, 2019

Study: Regulating Gut Bacteria May Help Ease Symptoms Of Anxiety

A meta-analysis of several studies showed that eating well and taking probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. The study highlighted the importance of regulating gut bacteria to positively impact anxiety levels.

Health May 27, 2019

Antibiotics May Help Slow Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers in Chicago have observed how long-term antibiotic treatment may affect the onset of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in rodents. Results showed that the therapy can help limit the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain.

Health May 28, 2019

Colorado Places Bets On Medical Marijuana To Help Curb Opioid Problem

Colorado passed a new law to help slow down the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Instead of giving an opioid prescription, doctors can instead recommend the use of medical marijuana to alleviate symptoms of their conditions.

Health May 28, 2019

All-Purpose Flour Sold At Aldi Grocers In 8 States Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

A grocer chain recalled a flour product sold in its retail locations across eight states due to E. coli. Consequently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its warning to the public against eating raw dough and batter.

Health May 27, 2019

Teva Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Pay $85 Million As Settlement In Oklahoma Opioid Case

Teva Pharmaceuticals has reached a settlement with Oklahoma state attorneys over allegations that the company contributed to the state's opioid crisis. The Israel-based company is the second company to agree in a settlement in the historic lawsuit.

Health May 27, 2019

American Tourist Contracts Rat Lungworm In Hawaii After Eating Slug On A Dare

Three tourists from the mainland contracted rat lungworm while visiting Hawaii. One contracted the illness after eating a slug on a dare. How does the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis infect humans?

Health May 26, 2019

Eating Egg Everyday Does Not Raise Stroke Risk Even In APOE4 Carriers

Researchers found that neither dietary cholesterol nor daily consumption of eggs is associated with risk of stroke. They did not find a link even in individuals who are genetically predisposed to greater effects of dietary cholesterol.

Health May 26, 2019

Dog Owners Warned Of Serious Hand Injury Risk From Misusing Leads And Collars

Improper use of dog leads and collars may lead to serious hand injuries, which may require long and even costly treatments. How should pet owners handle their dogs to avoid injury?

Health May 25, 2019

High-Intensity Exercise May Reverse Heart Function Loss In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

HIIT could be an inexpensive way to improve heart health of type 2 diabetes patients. High-intensity interval training is also beneficial for the elderly and obese individuals.

Health May 25, 2019

Health Officials Proposing 'No-Fly' Measures To Prevent Spread Of Measles

Eight individuals who might be infected with measles have been warned that they might be placed on the CDC's Do Not Board List. The measure was adopted to prevent people who are contagious from traveling on a plane.

Health May 27, 2019

New Home-Testing Kit Measures Stress Levels In Sweat And Blood

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have created a new diagnostic that can measure just how stressed out a person is. The simple test was specially designed so that people can do it even in the comfort of their home.

Health May 27, 2019

FDA Hopes To Reduce Food Waste With ‘Best If Used By' In Expiration Labels

The FDA urged the food industry to use the phrase 'best if used by'in date labels of packaged food. This can give consumers more autonomy in deciding when a food has gone bad.

Health May 25, 2019

New Study Suggests Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who became known for his inventive mind and many creations, also became notorious because of his abandoned works and lack of discipline. Scientists now suggest Da Vinci may have suffered from ADHD.

Health May 25, 2019

World's Most Expensive Gene Therapy Zolgensma Treats Rare Genetic Disease In Infants

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Zolgensma in treating a rare genetic disease in infants. At a one-time treatment, Zolgensma costs at least $2.1 million.

Health May 25, 2019

Stepping On The Scale Daily May Help You Avoid Weight Gain

People tend to overindulge during the holidays. Results of a study from the University of Georgia indicated that daily self-weighing is a potentially effective approach in preventing holiday‐associated weight gain in adults.

Health May 24, 2019

FDA Gives Thumbs Up To 2 New Extragenital Tests For Gonorrhea And Chlamydia

Two new devices that detect chlamydia and gonorrhea in the throat and rectum have received the approval of the FDA. These are the first devices to test for sexually transmitted infections using extragenital specimens.

Health May 25, 2019

62,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day Over Fears Of E. Coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 62,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are getting recalled due to potential contamination of E. coli. An E. coli infection could be severe and even life-threatening.

Health May 24, 2019

Stimulating Parts Of The Brain May Enhance Or Suppress Memories

Scientists find a way to dial the emotional impact of memories up or down, essentially dulling the trauma of particularly debilitating memories. The findings of the study could lead to new treatments for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Health May 24, 2019

Over 200 People Die From Snakebites Every Day

Public health officials have called snakebites a 'hidden health crisis' affecting thousands every year. The Wellcome Trust UK and the World Health Organization have stepped up to address the problem and prevent thousands from dying from snakebites around the world.

Health May 24, 2019

CRISPR-Modified Viruses Could Be Next Potent Weapon Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Scientists are looking at CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop a treatment to antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs. A company called Locus Biosciences claimed that it has a 'living antibiotic' made up of viruses that only attack harmful pathogens.

Health May 24, 2019

Ebola Outbreak: Health Workers In Congo Fear Violent Attacks

Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to deal with the outbreak amid recent violent attacks by armed groups. Efforts to curb the spread of the disease have been hampered by threats to health workers.

Health May 23, 2019

CDC Advises Not To Kiss Or Snuggle Chickens After Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Backyard Poultry

CDC gave a fair warning: always wash hands after handling backyard poultry animals and do not hug or snuggle chicks and ducklings. These animals were found as the source of a salmonella outbreak.

Health May 23, 2019

Improper Use Of Car Seats For Sleeping Babies Is Dangerous: Study

A new study warns against the improper use of car seats for sleeping babies because it could increase the risk for early death. What must parents do to keep their babies safe?

Health May 23, 2019

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