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Mosquito Bite Causes Brain Swelling And Seizures Of 6-Year-Old Boy

A mom’s Facebook post warning about a rare condition caused by a single mosquito bite had now gone viral on the internet. Her 6-year-old son had suffered brain swelling and seizures due to a disease identified as La Crosse Encephalitis.

Health August 14, 2018

FDA Approves Digital Birth Control App For 1st Time: Is It Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natural Cycles, a digital birth control app. It is powered by an algorithm that is based on the rhythm method, but its effectiveness is not at 100 percent.

Health August 14, 2018

Scientists Create New Pill That Prevents You From Gaining Weight

Scientists took a pill typically used to treat glaucoma patients and found that it helped prevent weight gain even after intake of a high-fat diet. It only applies to mice for now, however.

Health August 13, 2018

Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

What is polycystic kidney disease? A woman required a kidney transplant for her condition and her husband of nearly three decades gladly donated his kidney just months before their 30th anniversary.

Health August 12, 2018

Pet Owners May Be Harming Pets On Purpose For Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Are people bringing their pets to veterinarians in hopes of opioid prescriptions? A new study finds that even veterinary clinics are not immune from the opioid epidemic.

Health August 12, 2018

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue light from smartphones are dangerous for your eyes. According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness.

Health August 11, 2018

Number Of Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorder Quadrupled In 15 Years

More and more pregnant women are being affected by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the country. Even the infants are affected, and some of them even experiencing withdrawal symptoms after birth.

Health August 11, 2018

Woman Dies From Rare Infection Days After Dog Bite

Two cases of a rare infection were reported just miles apart and days apart last June. One caused a man to lose four limbs, while the other cost a woman her life.

Health August 11, 2018

Man Fights Off And Kills Rabid Beaver That Attacked Him And Daughter While Kayaking

An afternoon of kayaking turned into a nightmare when a beaver attacked a father and daughter. Local authorities eventually confirmed that the beaver was indeed rabid.

Health August 11, 2018

Opioid Prescriptions Drop After Doctors Get Notified Of Own Patients' Fatal Overdoses

Can sending letters help reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths? Hundreds of doctors were sent notifications of the overdose deaths of their patients, leading to a reduction in opioid prescriptions.

Health August 10, 2018

Eating Crickets Good For Gut Health: Study

Edible insects are slowly becoming more maianstream in the United States and Europe. A new study shows just how beneficial edible insects can be, apart from their healthy nutritional content.

Health August 10, 2018

Exercise Is Good For The Brain Too, But Too Much Will Be Bad For It

Exercise has been further confirmed to be good both for a person's body and brain. However, people should refrain from exercising too much, as that will instead have a negative effect on mental health.

Health August 10, 2018

A Varied Diet Is Actually Making You Fat, Says Study

Many people think varied diets, or eating from a wide selection of different foods, lead to healthier eating patterns. According to the American Heart Association, however, it’s not that simple.

Health August 10, 2018

Men Who Wear Boxers More Likely To Have Higher Sperm Count, Says New Harvard Study

Listen up, men who want to have babies: wearing boxers might do you a favor instead of wearing briefs or other close-fitting undergarments. It turns out men who wear boxers have higher sperm count and concentration.

Health August 9, 2018

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?

Health August 9, 2018

Maryland Woman Tests Positive For Opiates While Giving Birth Because Of What She Ate For Breakfast

A woman was told that she tested positive for opiates while in labor at a Maryland hospital. She was confused by the drug test result, but eventually realized that the culprit was what she ate for breakfast that day.

Health August 8, 2018

American Heart Association Finds Link Between Prolonged Screen Time And Heart Disease In Children

Parents are encouraged to keep their children away from prolonged screen time since it’s linked to poor cardiovascular health and obesity. The American Heart Association recommends no more than two hours a day.

Health August 8, 2018

Lyme Disease Detected In All 50 States: Protect Yourself From The Tick-Borne Illness

Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness, is now found across all 50 states of the USA. This means that even people in places where Lyme disease was traditionally not a problem should start learning how to protect themselves from being infected.

Health August 7, 2018

Women Are More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Their Doctor Is A Woman, Too

A female doctor might be better than male doctors at treating female heart attack patients, according to a new study. It brings to light the issue of gender diversity in the emergency room.

Health August 7, 2018

You Shouldn’t Microwave Food In Plastic Containers, Or Put Them In The Dishwasher, Says New Research

The American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning the public against microwaving or dishwashing plastic containers, as they contain harmful chemicals that can be released upon being heated. The group also criticized additives that are presumed safe.

Health August 6, 2018

Pot Breathalyzer: California Company Creates THC-Detecting Breathalyzer For Safer Roads

The "world's first marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer" was developed by a California company. Several police departments are expected to test the device by this fall.

Health August 5, 2018

Human Swine Flu Cases Linked To Pigs At Family Fair

Human swine flu cases have been confirmed in relation to a recently concluded family fair in Michigan. The CDC recommends both exhibitors and attendees to be extra careful when dealing with pigs, especially ones suspected to be ill.

Health August 5, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Declared In Congo War Zone

A new Ebola outbreak has just been declared in a Congo war zone. This outbreak is much harder to combat because of the large refugee population and the higher chances of encountering militant groups in the region.

Health August 5, 2018

Young Man Survives ‘Internal Decapitation’ Where His Skull Was Separated From His Spine

A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.

Health August 5, 2018

Unapproved Antidepressant Is Causing Opioid-Like Symptoms, Raises Drug Abuse And Misuse Concerns

Tianeptine is considered an effective antidepressant drug that can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, its toxicity and opioid-mimicking characteristics make it a potential public health risk.

Health August 4, 2018

Snapchat Dysmorphia Alert: Doctors Concerned About Patients Getting Plastic Surgery Based On Snapchat Filters

Today, over 50 percent of people who go to plastic surgeons do so in order to look better in selfies. Doctors are concerned that social media filters and photo editing has caused many to experience Snapchat dymorphia.

Health August 4, 2018

Woman Sues California Hospital That Allegedly Performed C-Section On Her Without Anesthesia

What happens when a C-section is performed without anesthesia? A California mom was left screaming, pleading for help, and begging the doctors to stop cutting her.

Health August 4, 2018

Nearly 700 People Have Gotten Sick After Eating Chipotle

It’s not looking good for Chipotle. The Mexican grill fast food chain is now facing a bunch of lawsuits after nearly 700 people got sick from eating at one of its branches in Ohio.

Health August 3, 2018

Man's Limbs Amputated Due Rare Blood Infection Caught From Dog Licks: What Is Capnocytophaga?

A man remains positive even after losing four limbs to a blood infection that he got from dog saliva. The bacteria that infected him are not often harmful to humans but may cause severe illness in people with compromised health.

Health August 3, 2018

Both Alcohol Abstinence And Heavy Drinking Linked To Raised Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers of a two-decade study found that both heavy drinking and abstaining from alcohol are linked to increased dementia risk. The study also highlights the importance of safe alcohol consumption to overall health.

Health August 3, 2018

Bacteria Increasing Tolerance Of Hand Sanitizers In Hospitals: Study

A common gut bacteria that's responsible for many healthcare-related infections has become more tolerant to hand sanitizers in hospitals. What does this mean for our everyday use of hand sanitizers?

Health August 3, 2018

Having Trouble With Weight Loss? Blame Your Gut Bacteria

The thing about weight loss is that no magic plan will work on all types of people. A new research from Mayo Clinic supports this concept, suggesting that gut bacteria may affect the success of weight loss.

Health August 2, 2018

Chicken Meat Most Likely To Make People Sick, According To CDC

Chicken sickened the most number of people during related outbreaks, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings from the report resulted in divided opinions among poultry experts.

Health August 3, 2018

Boy Loses Part Of Brain, But Now He's A Mostly Normal 10-Year-Old

A boy lost one-sixth of his brain before he turned 7 years old as part of a tumor surgery. Three years later, he is doing very well, with his brain forming new neural connections to compensate for the missing parts.

Health August 2, 2018

CDC: For The Love Of God, Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms

Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.

Health August 1, 2018

Pressuring Picky Eaters May Actually Be Useless, Says New Study

Most parents have trouble forcing their children to eat certain types of food. However, a new study says that picky eaters shouldn’t be pressured to eat what they don’t want.

Health August 1, 2018

Man Loses All Limbs After Getting Rare Blood Infection From Dog Licking

A man from Wisconsin lost all four limbs to amputation after contracting an infection from bacteria known as capnocytophaga. The man's body reacted aggressively with a rapid drop in blood pressure, causing circulation in his limbs to quickly decline.

Health August 1, 2018

FDA Cautions Against ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Treatments, Says They Might Cause Serious Side Effects

The FDA says vaginal rejuvenation devices have not gone through the correct approval process required to show they’re effective or let alone safe to use. These alternative treatments have increased in popularity thanks to the media.

Health July 31, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Health July 31, 2018

Some Men Feel Sad, Tearful, And Irritable After Sex, Too: Study

Men also get conflicted feelings after sex, not just women. A new study on postcoital dysphoria sheds light on the male sexual experience, and argues men’s feelings after sexual intercourse might be more complicated than previously thought.

Health July 30, 2018

Teen Suffers 2nd Degree Burns From The Hot Water Challenge, Another Stupid Internet Craze

The Hot Water Challenge, which has been around for years, claimed a new victim in a 15-year-old teenager from Indiana. The teen suffered second-degree burns to his chest, back, and face after a prank gone wrong.

Health July 30, 2018

Boston Officials Warn Of Possible Measles Exposure In Restaurant And Airport

People who passed Logan Airport and went to a restaurant in Boston in mid-July may have been exposed to the measles virus. The United States technically eradicated measles in 2000, but the virus still gets into the country.

Health July 29, 2018

Parents Sue School District Over Teacher Who Allegedly Strapped Their Autistic Daughter To Chair

An 8-year-old girl with autism was allegedly strapped to a chair by her teacher. It is prohibited to use any kind of physical restraint on a child unless there is imminent danger of harm to self or others.

Health July 29, 2018

Scientists Just Discovered A Brand-New Shape, And There’s Tons Of It In You

A new shape could explain why epithelial cells are able to pack tightly together as they turn into the linings of our organs. It all has to do with scutoid, a prism-like cell that acts like Lego pieces.

Health July 28, 2018

US Considered One Of The Worst Countries For Childbirth: Here’s Why

Doctors and nurses know how to properly care for a woman during childbirth, including constantly monitoring blood pressure and blood loss. So why aren’t they doing it?

Health July 28, 2018

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