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Salmonella Cases Linked To Raw Turkey Up To 164, 1 Death Reported

A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.

Health November 10, 2018

Utah Man's Rabies Death Is First In State Since 1944

A man in Utah has died from rabies from a possible bat exposure in their property. Evidently, he and his wife were unaware that bats were rabies carriers.

Health November 9, 2018

Newborn Child Of Mother Who Drank Kratom While Pregnant Treated For Withdrawal: Report

A newborn had to undergo withdrawal treatment after his mother drank kratom during her pregnancy. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that this case is not unique.

Health November 9, 2018

FDA Approves Return Of Non-Prescription Asthma Inhaler After 7 Years

Seven years after it was taken off the market, asthma inhaler Primatene may now be purchased again for asthma relief. The new version no longer contains ozone-depleting CFC propellants.

Health November 9, 2018

People With Celiac Disease May Soon Be Able To Consume Gluten With New Vaccine

People with celiac disease might soon be able to eat bread and other products that contain gluten. A vaccine that prevents the immune system from recognizing the protein in gluten as a threat has entered the second phase of clinical trial.

Health November 8, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Health November 7, 2018

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

A young man who had eaten a slug as a dare eight years ago lost his battle against rat lungworm, a type of parasite. He died last Friday surrounded by family and friends.

Health November 6, 2018

Skin Cancer Death Rates Among Men In Developed Countries Significantly Increased In Past 30 Years

Since 1985, skin cancer death rates among men in developed countries saw a sharp increase. On the other hand, skin cancer death rates among women increased more slowly or even declined.

Health November 6, 2018

Glowing Fluorescent Chemical Could Help Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors

Scientists tested the use of the chemical 5-ALA during surgery to help doctors easily identify cancer tumor in the brain. This, they said, can help improve brain surgery survival rate.

Health November 5, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Health November 6, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes That Could Make Some People More Susceptible To CTE

Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.

Health November 5, 2018

4-Year-Old Finds STD-Positive Condom In School Playground

A 4-year-old child is undergoing precautionary treatment for chlamydia after she was found playing with a condom on the school playground. Evidently, the school is located directly across a popular concert spot.

Health November 4, 2018

First Cannabis-Based Drug Approved By FDA Now Available Nationwide

The first FDA-approved cannabis-based medication is finally available across the United States. Epidiolex is an oral solution that is approved for use in patients 2 years and older.

Health November 4, 2018

Coconut Oil Compounds More Effective In Repelling Biting Bugs Than DEET: Study

How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.

Health November 4, 2018

College Student Dies Of Rare Bacterial Infection: What Is 'The Forgotten Disease'?

A college student suddenly died as a result of a rare bacterial infection called Lemierre syndrome or "the forgotten disease." It was initially believed that she had tonsilitis.

Health November 4, 2018

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Health November 3, 2018

10,000 US Children Visit ER Every Year Due To Burns From Hot Soup

A new study found that hot soup accidents have been causing children to get emergency treatments. Every year from 2006 to 2016, 10,000 children got burn injuries related to a microwavable and prepackaged soup.

Health November 3, 2018

Key Ingredient For Universal Flu Vaccine May Be In Llama Antibodies

Are llamas the key to creating a universal flu vaccine? Researchers found that their antibodies can actually attack parts of the flu virus that it cannot change or mutate easily.

Health November 3, 2018

FDA Approves New Opioid Despite Concerns Over Abuse And Misuse

The FDA just approved a powerful new opioid despite criticisms and concerns over its potential to contribute to the opioid crisis. Why was Dsuvia approved?

Health November 3, 2018

Living In America Changes Gut Bacteria Composition For Immigrants

There is an obesity epidemic in immigrants moving to the United States and their changing gut microbiome might be the one to blame. New research revealed that diversity in gut microbiome gets more westernized in immigrants from developing countries.

Health November 2, 2018

Preterm Birth Rates On The Rise For Third Year In A Row

Preterm birth rates are on the rise in the United States for the third year in a row. The rate difference seems small, but it amounts to about 27,000 babies born prematurely since 2014.

Health November 2, 2018

Laparoscopic Surgery For Cervical Cancer Linked To More Recurrence And Deaths Compared To Open Surgery: Studies

Which surgery option is better for cervical cancer patients? Researchers found that the minimally invasive option actually has higher recurrence and death risks compared to open surgery.

Health November 2, 2018

Study Finds Link Between Cellphone Radiation And Cancer In Male Rats, But There's No Need To Worry

Should cellphone users have to worry about cellphone radiation? A major study found that the threat is only for male mice.

Health November 2, 2018

Parkinson's Disease May Have Roots In Appendix Says Study

Could the appendix be the cause of Parkinson's? A new study revealed that people who had appendectomy early in life have reduced risks of getting the neurodegenerative disease.

Health November 1, 2018

Stimulating The Spinal Cord With Pulse Generator Can Help Injured People Walk Again: Study

A new technique has given hope to people who have been paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again.

Health November 1, 2018

Being Above Or Below Recommended Weight Could Shave 4 Years Off Life Expectancy

Having a higher body mass index has been linked to early mortality. A new study claimed that above or below the normal BMI increases a person's risk of dying from serious illnesses.

Health October 31, 2018

Same-Sex Couple First In History To Carry Same Baby

The couple became the first to try effortless IVF, a new procedure that allowed both of them to carry the same baby. Their son, Stetson, was born this year and is now 5 months old.

Health October 31, 2018

Snacking On Cottage Cheese Before Bedtime Can Help People Lose Weight, Says Study

Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.

Health October 31, 2018

Peanut Allergies Becoming More Prevalent: Here's What You Can Do About It

A new study found that the number of children born with a peanut allergy has increased in the past decades. In 2008, one in 70 children has peanut allergy compared to one in 250 back in 1997.

Health October 29, 2018

8th Child Dies At New Jersey Facility, Alleged 'Filthy Conditions' Blamed For Virus Outbreak

New Jersey authorities announced the eighth death related to an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center. Investigations are ongoing amid the questions and allegations.

Health October 28, 2018

Taking Green Tea Extracts Can Be Very Bad For Your Liver

Over-the-counter green tea extracts sent a man from Texas to a hospital for liver damage. According to experts, excessive intake of green tea which contains catechins might cause serious health issues.

Health October 27, 2018

Oct. 27 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Properly Dispose Of Old Unused Prescription Drugs

Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Last April's take back event brought in nearly a million pounds of unused pills from across the country.

Health October 27, 2018

Study Sheds Light On What The Cerebellum Actually Does In Human Brains

The cerebellum is responsible for more than just movements after all. A new research revealed that the region of the brain performs quality control for human's thoughts and actions.

Health October 26, 2018

1 Young Person In Britain Is Diagnosed With STD Every 4 Minutes: Report

One young person in England is said to be diagnosed with an STD every four minutes. Just like in the United States, a majority of the cases are of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Health October 26, 2018

Stress Hormone Linked To Brain Shrinkage And Poorer Memory: Study

How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.

Health October 26, 2018

Tall People More Likely To Get Cancer, Says Study

An American research that looked at more than 10,000 cancer cases linked a person's height to the risk of getting the disease. Tall women are also more likely to get cancer than tall men.

Health October 26, 2018

FDA Approves New Flu Treatment Drug

The U.S. FDA has approved Xofluza to relieve symptoms of flu. It is the first antiviral drug for flu to be approved by the public health body in the past 20 years.

Health October 25, 2018

Study Confirms Lavender Can Help People Relax

A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.

Health October 24, 2018

New Report Shows Medical Crowdfunding Funds Often Go To Shady Treatments

Millions of dollars are being raised to fund treatments that are not backed by any scientific research. A new study warned that these treatments might not be effective or safe.

Health October 24, 2018

6 Children Dead, 12 Other Ill Amid Adenovirus Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Of the 18 children affected by an adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, six have already died. With their immune systems already compromised, they were more susceptible to contracting illnesses.

Health October 24, 2018

Organic Food Can Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

A new study adds to the increasing number of evidence that pesticide in food is causing cancers in humans. Eating organic foods has decreased the risk of getting cancer by up to 25 percent.

Health October 23, 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Could Put 3 Million Surgeries At Risk

The Public Health England warned in a new report about the increase of antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infection in patients after a common surgery. This could lead to more serious, life-threatening complications.

Health October 23, 2018

Microplastics Found In Human Feces Highlight Plastic Problem: First-Of-Its-Kind Study

Just how far has the problem of microplastic pollution gone? All eight human feces samples from different parts of the world were found to be contaminated with up to eight different types of plastic.

Health October 23, 2018

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Health October 22, 2018

WOCC Report Shows Most Women Uninformed About Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that an alarming number of women have not heard of or do not know anything about ovarian cancer. The study also suggested that a number of doctors do not know enough about the disease.

Health October 22, 2018

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