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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

Fungus Shows Promise As A Cost-Effective Treatment For African Sleeping Sickness

Scientists genetically engineer a fungus that can produce a cost-effective treatment for the deadly African sleeping sickness. The resulting antibiotic is also a candidate treatment for cancer.

Health April 7, 2019

Psychedelic Drug MDMA May Help Treat PTSD

MDMA, an active ingredient of the drug ecstasy, could help treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. A mice trial showed that MDMA reopened the brain’s critical period responsible for memory and learning social behaviors.

Health April 9, 2019

NIH Starts First Ever Human Trials For Possible Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are hoping that the first clinical trial of the universal influenza vaccine will be successful. The trial will end by 2020.

Health April 8, 2019

Researchers Find Correlation Between Medicaid And Lower Rate Of Heart-Related Deaths

Researchers found that counties, where Medicaid coverage was expanded, saw lower mortality linked to cardiovascular diseases. The findings add evidence to the claim that the presence or absence of health insurance can influence public health.

Health April 7, 2019

21-Month-Old Baby Survives Stage 4 Cancer After Year-Long Treatment

Molly Hughes was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 4 months old. After 130 days in the hospital and endless cancer treatments, she's now in remission.

Health April 7, 2019

Man With Flu-Like Symptoms Dies In ICE Processing Center

A man detained at an ICE facility in Florida died after being placed under medical observation for symptoms of the flu. The 52-year-old is the fourth person to die this fiscal year while in the custody of ICE.

Health April 7, 2019

FDA Releases List Of 'Safe' Blood Pressure Drugs Amid Sartan Recalls

FDA published a list of drugs that the public can take in place of recalled sartan medications. Amid the issues on impurity-containing products, the agency encouraged patients to still take their blood pressure medications.

Health April 6, 2019

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.

Health April 6, 2019

Cannabis Sold In Spain Tested Positive For High Levels Of Fecal Matter

An overwhelming 75 percent of cannabis samples in Spain contained fecal matter while some still smelled like feces, according to a new study. Over 80 percent were unfit for human consumption and posed danger to human health.

Health April 6, 2019

Study Identifies Quick And Easy Way To Sharply Reduce Stress Levels

A study found that taking a 20-minute walk in a park or a garden could significantly lower a person's cortisol levels. Scientists hope that the findings will lead to healthcare practitioners to start prescribing the so-called 'nature pills.'

Health April 6, 2019

Many People Are Forgetting To Use Sunscreen On Areas At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Most people usually skip the eyelids when putting on sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF. When in truth, it is one of the areas of the body most prone to skin cancer.

Health April 8, 2019

Organ Donors With Hepatitis C Eligible For Donating Heart And Lungs, Says Study

A study proved that antiviral drugs can prevent the hepatitis C virus from spreading among patients who received heart and lungs transplant. The new findings prevent organs donated by people who have the disease from being discarded for fear of infection.

Health April 5, 2019

Cigna Wants To Cap Insulin Monthly Out-Of-Pocket Expenses At $25

Cigna announced a new program that offers a 40 percent reduction in the out-of-pocket cost of insulin for members who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The company said that about 700,000 people will benefit from the price change.

Health April 4, 2019

Poor Diet Linked To 11 Million Deaths Worldwide, Study Finds

One in five deaths worldwide could be blamed on poor diet. Diets high in sodium and low in whole grains and fruits are responsible for more than half of these fatalities.

Health April 4, 2019

Seizures Could Be A Side Effect Of E-Cigarette Use: Here Are The Warning Signs To Watch Out For

The FDA said it has received 35 reports of people who experienced seizures with e-cigarette use, indicating a potential safety issue. Seizures do not always cause full body shaking.

Health April 3, 2019

FDA Updates Fluoride Level Standard For Bottled Water

FDA proposed to update the allowable levels of fluoride in bottled water. The action was made to ensure that the public gets the benefits of fluoride, without experiencing its adverse effects.

Health April 4, 2019

3D-Printed Implants May Save Athletes From Career-Ending Injuries In The Future

Through the use of 3D-printing technology and osteochondral tissue engineering, bioscientists were able to produce a cartilage-to-bone scaffold that can be implanted into injured body parts. This can benefit athletes and ordinary people.

Health April 3, 2019

Experts To Look Into Low-Carb Diets In Time For US Dietary Guidelines Update

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines is scheduled to be updated and some are hoping that low-carb diets will be added. Health officials will review the diet to be considered for the new guideline that will be released next year.

Health April 4, 2019

Judge Sides With Kentucky School On Banning Unvaccinated Student

A judge from Kentucky sided with the decision of the state health department to ban unvaccinated students from attending classes at Assumption Academy. A total of 32 cases of chickenpox have been reported in the school since February.

Health April 3, 2019

Children Of Lesbian Parents More Likely To Have Same-Sex Relationships As Adults: Study

Research that started in 1986 showed that young adults raised by lesbian parents are more inclined to have same-sex relationships. Children from sexual minority families are also as mentally healthy as children from heterosexual parents.

Health April 3, 2019

Do You Have Astigmatism? Some Use These Viral Twitter Photos To Diagnose Themselves

A Twitter photo is making the rounds online, showing two photos side-by-side that compare regular eyesight and astigmatism. Is this viral tweet really the way to detect your astigmatism?

Health April 2, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Spreading At Its Fastest Rate, WHO Says

The Ebola virus has spread and infected over a thousand people in Congo. The World Health Organization has called on the international community to help in the efforts to end the outbreak.

Health April 3, 2019

New Nose Job Technique Takes Only 5 Minutes And Requires No Surgery

The technique called electromechanical reshaping, or EMR, requires only tiny needles and an electric current. It can be done in as little as five minutes. How does this work in reshaping the nose?

Health April 2, 2019

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Vaping may be more harmful than what a lot of people think, according to multiple studies. Preliminary research suggests it may increase the risks of cardiovascular disorders and events, as well as encourage traditional smoking among the youth.

Health April 3, 2019

Mysterious Polio-Like Paralyzing Illness Afflicting Children May Become Common

Children in the United States were affected with a polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis that causes paralysis among other symptoms. CDC said no data were available to determine the rate of complete, partial, or non-recovery from the disease.

Health April 3, 2019

Researchers Develop Cancer Detection Wearable Device

A wearable device that can detect cancer cells shows promise during animal testing. The new technology screens for cancer cells in larger volumes of circulating blood, making liquid biopsies obsolete.

Health April 3, 2019

Fish Slime Could Be Next Big Thing In Antibiotics

The microbes found in fish slime could lead to the development of new antibiotics to treat infections caused by superbugs. Researchers already found strains of bacteria that have the potential to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Health April 2, 2019

10-Year-Old Girl Contracts Parasitic Infection After Playing In Pigsty Mud

Parasitic fleas burrowed into the girls feet while she played in a muddy pigsty in Brazil. The symptoms indicate that the 10-year-old contracted a tropical disease known as tungiasis.

Health April 2, 2019

Skrillex's Dubstep Music Protects Against Mosquito Bites: Study

Can dubstep actually save you from mosquito bites and potential diseases? According to scientists, evidence shows that this specific Skrillex tune can drive away the mosquitoes.

Health April 2, 2019

US Measles Hit Second Highest Level Since Disease Was Eliminated In 2000

It's only April and 2019 is already the United States' second-worst year for measles in nearly 20 years. With 387 cases in 15 states, the country marks the second-highest number since the disease was eradicated in 2000.

Health April 2, 2019

Some Congo Residents Think Ebola Isn't A Real Virus

A new Harvard University study revealed the increasing level of mistrust some Congo residents have on the government. About one in every four surveyed didn’t believe Ebola virus is real.

Health April 2, 2019

Reused Cooking Oil Ups Risk Of Metastases In Breast Cancer Patients

Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.

Health April 1, 2019

Drinking A Bottle Of Wine A Week Is Like Smoking 5 to 10 Cigarettes: Now What?

How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine? Scientists said that when it comes to cancer risk, a bottle of wine per week is just as dangerous as smoking five to 10 cigarettes.

Health April 1, 2019

Immune System Therapy Shows Promise In Fighting Blood Cancers: How Does it Work?

CAR-T therapy is known to help patients with blood cancers immensely. Now, researchers show great promise in using the same methods in treating other types of cancer as well.

Health April 1, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Warns Pet Owners Not To Kiss, Snuggle Hedgehogs

Hedgehog pet owners are urged to take extra care when handling their pets amid the ongoing multistate salmonella outbreak. Hand washing and cleaning the pet hedgehog's toys outside are just some of the advised precautionary measures.

Health March 31, 2019

Woman With Rare Double Uterus Condition Gives Birth Twice In 1 Month

A Bangladeshi woman who experienced abdominal pains a month after she had delivered her first child was discovered to be pregnant with twins. The new mom has a rare condition in which she has two functioning uteruses.

Health April 1, 2019

Hawaii Could Be First US State To Completely Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Hawaii proposed a bill that will ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids that are popular among young users. The bill aims to control the rising number of teens who vape.

Health April 1, 2019

Dogs, Other Companion Animals Are Potential Carriers Of Killer Flu Virus: Study

Pet owners, beware: a new study revealed that companion animals such as dogs and ferrets may be carriers of a new strain of influenza virus. The virus may potentially spread quickly if not prevented.

Health March 31, 2019

Oregon Sees Unusual Spike In Tick-Borne Disease

CDC reported more than usual numbers of tick-borne disease in Oregon. Investigators found that there are more cases of CTF in the summer of 2018 than in the previous average numbers per year.

Health March 30, 2019

Climate-Driven Mosquito Boom Could Spread More Disease

Canada and northern Europe might become the new breeding grounds of mosquito if the global temperature continues to rise. A new study found that climate change will place more people at risk of Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and other diseases.

Health March 30, 2019

Senator Wants Investigation On New Jersey Hospital Where 11 Children Died

State Senator Richard Codey penned a letter to urge to the state attorney general to open an investigation on the adenovirus outbreak that killed 11 children in a hospital in New Jersey. He demanded accountability for the tragic deaths.

Health March 30, 2019

Mexico Considering Legalizing Marijuana Use

Mexico’s government asked its citizens whether it should legalize marijuana for recreational use in a Twitter poll. It’s unclear what it intends to do with the results, but the majority responded yes.

Health March 31, 2019

Genetic Mutation Causes Former Teacher Jo Cameron To Feel No Pain Or Anxiety

A Scottish woman felt no pain or fear several surgeries later due to a previously unknown gene mutation. Researchers said the FAAH-OUT gene was responsible for regulating pain signals, mood, and memory.

Health March 30, 2019

Living HIV Patient Donates Kidney In First Transplant Of Its Kind

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine carried out the first-ever HIV-to-HIV organ transplant, where both donor and recipient are still alive. The milestone event challenges how the public views the debilitating disease.

Health March 29, 2019

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