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Thousands Of US Cancer Cases Linked To Poor Diet: These Popular Food Products May Increase Your Cancer Risk

More than 80,000 new cases of invasive cancer cases in the United States are linked to poor diet. What popular food products can increase a person's risk of developing the deadly disease?

Health May 22, 2019

Starbucks Lawsuit Alleges NYC Stores Exposed Customers To Toxic Pesticide

Customers of Starbucks in Manhattan filed a lawsuit claiming that the iconic coffee store exposed them to poisonous pesticide. The legal complaint said Starbucks' sanitation and infestation problem led to the reckless exposure.

Health May 22, 2019

Bacteria Can Alter Their Behavior To Navigate Microscopic 'Obstacle Course'

Researchers discovered that E.coli does not slow down when presented with obstacles. In an experiment, instead of swimming and tumbling, the bacteria changes its behavior to get to its target rapidly.

Health May 22, 2019

Nearly 500 Pakistani Children Infected With HIV

Since April, 607 individuals have tested positive for HIV in Pakistan and most of the cases involve children as young as 2 years old. Experts say unsafe medical practices are likely the root of the outbreak.

Health May 22, 2019

These Are The US Cities With Worst Mosquito Infestation

Diseases from vectors are becoming increasingly common, so it's important to protect yourself from vectors, especially mosquitoes. Find out if your city is part of Orkin's list of top mosquito cities in the country.

Health May 22, 2019

Cannabis-Derived CBD May Help Treat Heroin Addiction: Study

The CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, already provides relief for a slew of health conditions. Now, it's showing promise in helping curb cravings and anxiety of heroin-addicted individuals.

Health May 21, 2019

Google AI Predicts Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

A team of researchers at Google is planning to use deep learning to look for signs of lung cancer in people. So far, the AI has detected malignancies in CT scans of patients, with an accuracy of 94.4 percent.

Health May 21, 2019

Biohacker Who Injected Himself With Gene-Editing Tech Now Under Investigation By Health Officials

A celebrity biohacker was summoned by California's Department of Consumer Affairs to discuss a complaint against him. The former NASA scientist and the CEO of The Odin was accused of practicing medicine without license.

Health May 21, 2019

Fixing Sleep Problems May Be As Simple As Limiting Screen Time For A Week

Screen time plays a big part in sleep quality and adolescent health. By cutting back on screen time, teenagers can significantly improve their sleep in just a single week.

Health May 20, 2019

Scientists Figure Out How Coffee Affects The Bowels By Studying Rat Poop

There's something about coffee that makes drinkers go to the bathroom. Scientists attempt to study the effects of coffee on the gut by feeding rats coffee and observing its impact.

Health May 20, 2019

Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Health May 19, 2019

Eating Less Fat, More Fruits May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Death

A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.

Health May 19, 2019

Weight Loss Surgery May Improve Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Pressure Outcomes In Teens

NIH researchers have found some potential benefits of early gastric bypass surgery for teenagers. Results show that teens who received the procedure had better outcomes in terms of their diabetes and blood pressure management compared to their adult counterparts.

Health May 19, 2019

Millions Of People And Animals Are At Risk Of Naturally Occurring Anthrax

A new CDC study outlines the potential threat of naturally occurring anthrax to people and livestock around the world. As many as 1.83 billion people and 1.1 billion livestock live in areas where the bacterial infection can be found.

Health May 19, 2019

CVS Will Only Sell Vitamins, Supplements Tested By Third Parties For Safety

CVS Pharmacy is launching its "Tested to Be Trusted" program designed to ensure the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and supplements available in-store and online. Only those that have passed third-party testing will be made available.

Health May 18, 2019

Parents Play Important Role During Child's Early Puberty

When children begin puberty much earlier than their peers, it often leads to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Experts warned that this could cause mental health concerns that might continue until adulthood.

Health May 18, 2019

Scientists Created A Living Organism With An Entirely Synthetic Genome

Is this the next step for artificial life? By streamlining and rebuilding the E. coli genetic code, scientists have created the first-ever organism with a genome that is completely human-made.

Health May 18, 2019

US Birth Rate Hits 32-Year Low In 2018, CDC Says

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the number of new birth in the United States has dropped to about 3.7 million in 2018. This is 2 percent lower compared to birth rates recorded in the previous year.

Health May 18, 2019

FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks Because Of Bacterial Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled six tattoo inks with microorganisms that can cause bacterial infection. Consumers, retailers, and tattoo artists are advised to avoid the recalled products.

Health May 17, 2019

Twitter Adds New Features Aimed At Curbing Anti-Vaxer Activity

Twitter joined Facebook and YouTube in the fight against the spread of misinformation online. The social media platform has announced a new tool that will prevent users from encountering anti-vaccine content.

Health May 17, 2019

3D Images Show How Baby's Head Changes During Birth

How amazing is it that baby heads can fit through a mother's birth canal? In a new study, doctors watched it happen in real time to learn more about childbirth.

Health May 16, 2019

Philadelphia Soda Tax Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks

People in Philadelphia seem to be trying to avoid buying soda from stores within the city due to the new soda tax. However, they are choosing to buy their sugary drinks from nearby areas to avoid the levy.

Health May 18, 2019

Twitter Users With Depression And Anxiety Tend To Post Grayscale And Low-Aesthetic Images

A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.

Health May 16, 2019

Microscope Can Diagnose And Treat Skin Cancer, Other Diseases Without Cutting Skin

Doctors develop a special microscope that's a diagnostic and treatment instrument in one. Ultra-precise and sensitive, this new device from the University of British Columbia is so cutting-edge that it doesn't even need to cut the skin to perform surgery.

Health May 18, 2019

Transgender Women Who Had Sex Change Face Increased Breast Cancer Risk

A new study in the Netherlands suggests that transgender women undergoing hormone treatment are at a higher risk for breast cancer compared to cisgender people. Health risks increased during a relatively short duration of the treatment.

Health May 17, 2019

Experts Say Doctors Are Overtreating Thyroid Diseases

Patients with hypothyroidism might not see benefits from taking daily pills to replace their missing hormones, new research revealed. Researchers found that hormone therapy does not ease symptoms like weight gain and low mood.

Health May 16, 2019

Good Diet, Exercise Lower The Risk Of Dementia: WHO

New guidelines from the World Health Organization stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing dementia. To reduce the risk of cognitive decline, experts say good food and exercise are even more effective than pills.

Health May 15, 2019

Alabama Passes Bill That Bans Nearly All Abortions

The most restrictive abortion law in the United States just got passed by the Alabama state senate. The bill, which makes performing abortion a criminal act for doctors, does not allow exceptions for rape or incest.

Health May 15, 2019

California Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion In Roundup Cancer Trial

A California jury reaches a verdict awarding more than $2 billion to couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod who both contracted cancer after long-term exposure to the popular herbicide Roundup. The key ingredient of the weed killer is glyphosate.

Health May 15, 2019

American Psychological Association Releases New Therapy Guidelines For 2019

The new guidelines released by the APA encourages mental health professionals to be more aware of biases and recognize the different experiences of girls and women. It offers new recommendations that reflect changes in the society for the past decade.

Health May 15, 2019

1.2 Million Pigs Culled In Vietnam In Effort To Combat African Swine Fever Spread

African swine fever virus has been detected in 29 provinces across Vietnam. According to the Southeast Asian country's government, over 1.2 million pigs have been culled to prevent the further spread of the highly-contagious and deadly disease.

Health May 15, 2019

Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste Could Cause Tooth Decay, Other Damages: Study

Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.

Health May 14, 2019

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Elevated Risk Of Bleeding In The Skull

Aspirin can do more harm than good in patients who do not have a history of heart disease. New research has found that this common medication could actually lead to bleeding in the skull.

Health May 14, 2019

Doctors Are Less Likely To Screen Cancer Patients Later In The Day: Study

New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.

Health May 14, 2019

Older Fathers Risk Health Of Unborn Children And Partners

Men should consider their own biological clock when planning their families. A new study found that, like women, men over the age of 45 experience physical changes that might affect the wellbeing of their partners and children.

Health May 14, 2019

Study Reveals The Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Everyday To Live Longer

Researchers found that even moderate coffee consumption can help individuals live longer. However, at a certain point, the effects of coffee become more negative than positive.

Health May 13, 2019

Health Officials Confirm Cases Of Canine Brucellosis In Iowa

Several cases of canine Brucellosis have been reported at a commercial breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa. While the disease primarily affects dogs, it can also be transmitted to humans.

Health May 13, 2019

Penis Extensions Are Ineffective, Risky, And Wrong On Every Level: Study

A study in London reiterated that penis extension and penis enlargement procedures mostly don't work and are ineffective. Researchers said such procedures carry risks such as penile deformity and erectile dysfunction.

Health May 12, 2019

Want Better Grades? Recreational Sports Helps Boost Student Academic Success

A new study suggests that taking part in sports activities can help improve students' grades in college. Those who played sports had a grade point average of 3.25, while those who did not only had a 3.07 GPA.

Health May 11, 2019

Diabetes Drug Linked To Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

A popular diabetes drug is found linked to a flesh-eating infection known as Fournier gangrene. This disease is a rare but life-threatening infection that kills skin tissue in the genital or anal area.

Health May 10, 2019

Gilead To Donate HIV Prevention Pill Truvada To 200,000 People

American drug maker Gilead Sciences is donating up to 2.4 million bottles of Truvada to the CDC each year until at least 2025. This will allow 200,000 more people to have access to the life-saving drug.

Health May 10, 2019

Disfigured Burn Victims Sue Cooking Spray Company For Exploding Cans

Several lawsuits were filed against Conagra, maker of Pam and other cooking spray brands, following injuries sustained by individuals as faulty cans exploded or caught fire. Conagra claimed their product is 100 percent safe if used properly.

Health May 10, 2019

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Family Accuses Him Of Spreading Dangerous Vaccine Misinformation

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s siblings and niece call him out for his anti-vaccination views in an an op-ed piece. The three Kennedy family members stress how dangerous this way of thinking is, calling Kennedy Jr. an ‘outlier’ in the family.

Health May 10, 2019

Can Brain Implants Treat Drug Addicts? Chinese Doctors Use Eye Deep Brain Stimulation For Opioid Addiction Treatment

Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.

Health May 9, 2019

Child Finds $40K Worth Of Meth Inside Lego Box From Thrift Store

Local authorities in Georgia report that a 10-year-old child stumbled upon a package containing methamphetamine. The illegal drugs were stored inside a Lego set bought from a store in South Carolina.

Health May 9, 2019

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