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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

Loneliness More Prevalent Among People In Their late-20s, Mid-50s, And Late-80s

It has been established that more and more adults have moderate to severe loneliness. However, a new study specified those in the late 20s, mid-50s, and late 80s to be the most attacked by feeling of 'subjective distress.'

Health December 18, 2018

Implantable Device Can Help People Lose Weight By Supressing Hunger

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed an extraordinary device that offers a promising solution to the problem of obesity. The device is planted in the body to stimulate a nerve that can suppress appetite by reducing feelings of hunger.

Health December 21, 2018

AAP Urging Doctors To Step Up Depression Screening In New Mothers

A new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics urged doctors to screen new mothers for perinatal depression. The report also highlights that at least 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression that often goes untreated.

Health December 18, 2018

Anxiety And Depression Can Be Just As Bad For General Health As Smoking And Drinking

Patients with anxiety and depression are more likely to have major illnesses such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, or stroke compared to those who do not. Mental health conditions should be considered predictors of major illnesses by health care professionals.

Health December 19, 2018

Follow Up Study Indicates Barbershop Intervention Still Effective In Lowering Blood Pressure

Barbershop intervention continues to lower the blood pressure of African-American men in Los Angeles, a study revealed. After a year, over 300 African-American men decreased their average systolic blood pressure to 123.8 mm Hg from 152.4 mm Hg.

Health December 18, 2018

Inoperable Brain Tumor Of Texas Girl Roxli Doss Miraculously Disappears

Roxli Doss was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Doctors said that there is no cure for her condition, but MRI scan showed the tumor has disappeared.

Health December 17, 2018

Magnesium Can Boost Effectivity Of Vitamin D, Says Study

Scientists found that taking vitamin D alone might not improve deficiency. Magnesium has been found to raise vitamin D levels in people who are deficient and lower it in people who have too much vitamin D.

Health December 17, 2018

Vaping Among Teens Increases As Drinking Declines, Survey Says

The number of American teens using vape increased in the past year, worrying officials who were pressed of enforcing stricter measures to curb the issue. Others expressed concern on the youth's potential addiction to nicotine.

Health December 17, 2018

Soy Sauce Cleanse Left Woman With Brain Damage

A woman who drank a liter of soy sauce in under two hours had cardiac arrest and severe nerve damage. She was diagnosed of the neurological disorder central pontine myelinolysis.

Health December 17, 2018

Man's Fungal Infection In Lungs Linked To Habit Of Sniffing Smelly Socks Every Day

A Chinese man who was fond of sniffing his socks after a long day's work found himself at a hospital for a lung infection. Doctors confirmed this was a result of his habit.

Health December 17, 2018

Fox Station Meteorologist Who Took Her Own Life Suffered From Lasik Surgery Complications

Jessica Starr suffered from rare complications of Lasik surgery before she died last week. The 35-year-old underwent a new procedure called Lasik smile, which involves making two small cuts to remove lenticule in the eye.

Health December 16, 2018

Metal Found In Toddler's Intestines After Taking Gummy Vitamins

Samantha Anderson said that she found metal shavings in her child's Zarbee's Naturals multivitamins. The Kansas woman had been giving the gummy vitamins to her daughter for three months.

Health December 16, 2018

'Zombie Deer' Disease Detected In Tennessee Deer, Authorities On Alert

Authorities have confirmed chronic wasting disease on a white-tailed deer in Tennessee. They are now following the Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan to monitor the disease.

Health December 16, 2018

Gun Deaths In The United States At Record High

How much have gun deaths increased in recent years? Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a record number of gun deaths in the past 40 years.

Health December 16, 2018

Gene Editing May Help Obese People Who Want To Lose Weight

A new study by scientists from the University of California, San Francisco showed how CRISPRa can be used to amplify the genes that curb human's appetite for food. The researchers believe this new gene-editing technique could tackle the obesity crisis.

Health December 15, 2018

Newborn Miraculously Recovered From Ebola, The Youngest To Have Ever Survived

The youngest survivor from the Ebola outbreak in the Congo was a newborn whom officials called 'young miracle.' The infant was admitted to a treatment center just six days after being born.

Health December 15, 2018

Better Asthma Treatment May Be In Sight With New Genetic Study

One of the largest genetic studies involving people with moderate-to-severe asthmatic conditions offered interesting insights. The study findings revealed that the fundamental cause of the disease could help in early diagnosis and make the treatment more effective.

Health December 14, 2018

Asian Self-Cloning Tick Invader Could Wreak Havoc In US

A new study revealed the areas in the United States and Canada that have the most suitable climate and environment for Asian longhorned ticks. The creatures have already been found in nine states.

Health December 14, 2018

UNAIDS Head Asked To Resign Following 'Culture Of Bullying' Scandal

Michael Sidibe announced that he will end his term as executive director of UNAIDS in 2019. A recent report called out Sidibe and the agency for fostering a culture of bullying and harassment.

Health December 14, 2018

Scientists Figure Out Simple Rules For CRISPR Genome Editing In Human Cells

A new set of rules that could predict the outcome of gene editing might pave the way for the wider use of CRISPR/Cas9 to treat diseases. According to scientists, after a thorough analysis, they found a pattern that foresees mutations.

Health December 14, 2018

Bobcat That Attacked People Killed By Authorities, Tests Positive For Rabies

A bobcat in Vermont was able to bite three people in Upper Valley before getting shot by authorities. Testing revealed that the creature was positive for rabies.

Health December 14, 2018

Obesity Rate Among Americans Rose In 2018, Exceeds 30 Percent Of Adults: Report

American adults have gotten bigger again this year. A new report shows that the American adults' obesity rate increased by 5 percent this year, leaving over 30 percent of American adults considered obese.

Health December 13, 2018

Heart Attack Risks Spike On Christmas Eve: Study

Research finds that Christmas and certain holidays up the risk for heart attacks. It is still uncertain what exactly causes the spike, whether it’s the stress, long-distance travel, or excessive food intake.

Health December 14, 2018

HIIT Exercise Can Help Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Dysfunction In Obese Patients

High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is widely known to burn a lot of calories. However, a recent research from Florida Atlantic University indicated that it has another crucial health benefit: prevention of cognitive dysfunction in obese people.

Health December 13, 2018

Contaminated Stethoscopes May Be Spreading Infections, Says Study

Stethoscopes used in the intensive care unit have been found to be contaminated with bacteria, including Staphylococcus. Doctors and nurses are encouraged to disinfect their equipment regularly to prevent the spread of infection.

Health December 13, 2018

Problematic Medical Devices Force FDA To Change Rules

An explosive report forced the U.S. FDA to reconsider its application system for new medical devices. The overhaul was a response to thousands of injuries from medical devices based on older technology.

Health December 13, 2018

Tennessee Congressman-elect Mark Green Says Vaccines Cause Autism

Tennessee Congressman-elect Mark Green made headlines when he said that there was a link between autism and vaccines. The Republican even accused CDC of data fraudulence, challenging the health agency to be transparent with their research.

Health December 13, 2018

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Deadliest Drug In The US

Fentanyl led the list of drugs related to overdose deaths in 2016. Moreover, fatalities linked to the synthetic opioid soared from 4 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016.

Health December 12, 2018

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