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Teen Brought To ER For Seizures Has Tapeworm Infestation In Brain: Here Are The Symptoms Of Neurocysticercosis

The young man brought to a hospital in India for seizures turned out to have neurocysticercosis. The potentially fatal condition is caused by ingestion of pork tapeworm's eggs. What are the symptoms?

Health March 29, 2019

Cheat Day While On Keto Diet Can Damage The Blood Vessels

A sudden spike in glucose levels while on keto diet may damage the blood vessel walls. Researchers warn having a cheat day may undo the positive impacts of the popular high fat, low carbohydrate diet on health.

Health March 28, 2019

Cannabis Edibles Causing More ER Trips In Colorado

A new study suggested cannabis edibles are responsible for 10 percent of cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado due to acute mental disorders and severe panic attacks. This is despite the fact less than a percent buys edibles in the state.

Health March 29, 2019

Monsanto Ordered To Pay $80 Million To Edwin Hardeman Who Jury Says Contracted Cancer From Roundup Herbicide Exposure

A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Health March 28, 2019

Patients Who May Benefit From Statins Don't Take Them: Here's Why

A study found that 59 percent of American adults who are eligible to take statins were not offered with the medication. Meanwhile, a significant number of patients stopped taking the cholesterol-lowering drug because of fear of side effects.

Health March 30, 2019

FDA Publishes New Standards and Updated For Mammograms

For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA issued amendments to the national mammography standards. According to the federal agency, the proposed changes will improve and modernize breast cancer screening.

Health March 29, 2019

Graphic Design Student Jasmine Banovic's Daydreaming Turns Out To Be Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic seizures do not always occur in the same way. For some people like Jasmine Banovic, seizures are quiet and nondescript, but they're no less serious.

Health March 28, 2019

Synthetic Alcohol That Does Not Cause Hangover Could Be Available In 5 Years

People who want to enjoy the benefits of drinking booze without the nasty hangover can look to new synthetic alcohol for the answer. Alcarelle can trigger the same warm, relaxing feeling as beer but not the nauseating aftereffects.

Health March 28, 2019

Sitting Down At Least 6 Hours A Day May Be Causing 70,000 Deaths Per Year

Lying or sitting down for at least six hours a day caused 70,000 deaths in 2016 and almost £1 billion in health care spending. Concerns about decreased work productivity might be stalling policymakers to implement effective intervention on sedentary lifestyle.

Health March 28, 2019

Shoppers Who Buy Food On Supermarket Special Offers 54 Percent Likely To Be Overweight

It might be time to think twice on great deals and special offers at the supermarket. New research links special offers and obesity, showing how it promotes unhealthy dietary choices of shoppers.

Health March 28, 2019

Women Lose Less Weight From Keto Diet Compared To Men

New research found that female lab mice are less likely to lose weight and maintain blood sugar control when fed with a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet. The findings suggested that the popular ketogenic diet might not be suited for everyone.

Health March 27, 2019

Marijuana Use For Joint Pains Now More Popular In Seniors

The number of seniors who use marijuana to alleviate symptoms of illnesses has increased over the years. The drug has been proven to provide relief for several health conditions that come with old age.

Health March 27, 2019

FDA Gives Thumbs Up To Multiple Sclerosis Drug From Novartis

The Food and Drug Administration approved a Novartis drug that can help patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Mayzent (siponimod) showed benefits in delaying the progression of disability and cognitive decline.

Health March 29, 2019

Male Birth Control Pill Just Passed Safety Tests: Here’s What To Expect

Scientists are one step closer to making the first ever birth control pill for men. Find out more about the experimental pill that successfully passed through the first set of clinical trials.

Health March 27, 2019

Working Night Shift Increases Risk For Miscarriage Among Pregnant Women

Working night shift increases the risk for miscarriage among pregnant women, a new study revealed. Researchers explained a disrupted circadian rhythm is bad for pregnancies.

Health March 27, 2019

Surgeons Circumcised Man By Mistake Because Of Medical Notes Mix-Up

A man in UK who was supposed to receive a cystoscopy was accidentally circumcised by doctors instead. The National Health Service said the patient's medical notes were mixed with those of another person before surgery.

Health March 27, 2019

People With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder More Likely To Have Money Problems

A charity in the United Kingdom has found that people with mental health issues such as obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to have money problems. There is a way to change that, the charity said.

Health March 27, 2019

Patients Use Digital Health Apps As Suicide Crisis Hotlines

Health and medical apps on smartphones were designed for non-emergency purposes. However, these apps are becoming suicide prevention crisis hotlines for distressed patients expressing suicidal thoughts.

Health March 27, 2019

Measles Outbreak: New York County Declares State of Emergency, Bans Unvaccinated Minors In Public

Rockland county declares a state of emergency as a response to the longest measles outbreak in the United States since the disease was eradicated in 2000. As of writing, there are 153 confirmed cases of measles in the county.

Health March 27, 2019

Toddlers Benefit More From Print Books Than E-Books: Study

Print is still better than e-books, especially when reading to toddlers, a new study says. Researchers found that print fosters better interaction between parent and child, which is essential to healthy child development.

Health March 26, 2019

Woman's Liver Damage Linked To Red Yeast Rice Supplement

Red yeast rice supplement can cause serious liver damage, doctors warn. Levels of monacolin K, the active ingredient found in statin medications, are typically unmeasured and unregulated in over-the-counter supplements.

Health March 27, 2019

Maryland Yogi Rebecca Leigh Suffers Stroke While Performing Yoga Pose

Rebecca Leigh is warning other yogis to be more careful. She suffered from stroke and aneurysms after doing a tutorial on yoga hollowback handstand in October 2017.

Health March 26, 2019

Traveler With Measles Exposed Santa Clara County Residents To Virus: Here Are The Places He Visited

The unnamed traveler was infectious when he visited 20 places in Santa Clara County between March 16 and 23. The health department warned unvaccinated individuals to watch out for symptoms.

Health March 26, 2019

3 Philadelphia Dental Practices May Have Exposed Patients To HIV And Hepatitis

Three dental clinics in Philadelphia may have exposed their patients to HIV and Hepatitis. The dental practices were prohibited from operating after the health department found out that they have unsafe infection control practices.

Health March 26, 2019

Doctors Are Calling For More Taxes And Policy Changes For High-Sugar Drinks

In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants more strategic approaches to decrease the excessive consumption of high-sugar drinks among children. These include higher excise tax on the beverages and decreased marketing efforts targeting the young ones.

Health March 27, 2019

Women Often Diagnosed Much Later Than Men For Same Diseases: Study

On average, women receive diagnoses for any type of disease four years later compared to men. Researchers said that the findings should encourage doctors to consider sex when screening for health conditions.

Health March 27, 2019

Fathers-To-Be Who Smoke May Raise Baby's Risk For Congenital Heart Defects

Scientists found that paternal smoking or secondhand smoke coming from fathers-to-be can lead to congenital heart defects in babies. This new study reinforces the need for men and women to quit smoking.

Health March 27, 2019

Breast Implant Safety Under Debate With New Cancer Risks

FDA reviews the safety risks of breast implants at a public hearing where multiple women spoke out against breast implant surgery. Breast implants have been linked to a number of health issues, including a rare type of cancer.

Health March 26, 2019

Mysterious Condition Drives Spike In Marijuana-Related ER Visits: What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

One of Colorado's largest hospitals saw a spike in cannabis-related ER visits following the legalization of marijuana. Many of the patients suffer from a poorly understood condition known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Health March 25, 2019

Adults As Old As 87 May Still Grow New Brain Cells

Neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons, may still occur in older adults. Researchers, however, found that the process of making new cells is suspended in those with Alzheimer's disease.

Health March 25, 2019

Sperm Quality May Deteriorate Because Of Dirty Air

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to an air pollutant known as PM2.5 can lead to reduced fertility. The researchers believe their findings could lead to better policies on air quality control, especially in large cities.

Health March 25, 2019

Medtronic Admits Hackers Can Take Over Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators

Hundreds of thousands of Medtronic heart devices were flagged for security flaws. The vulnerabilities can allow hackers and cyber attackers to access and modify the devices.

Health March 25, 2019

New Guidelines For Adult Diabetes Released By Endocrine Society

A new guideline created by the Endocrine Society aims to improve compliance and prevent complications among older patients diagnosed with diabetes. The new guideline was released during the opening of the ENDO 2019 conference.

Health March 25, 2019

Dozens Shave Their Heads To Raise Funds For Child Cancer Research

On Sunday, March 24, dozens of people turned up at a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in West Michigan. Volunteers aim to raise money to fund research that will benefit children diagnosed with cancer.

Health March 25, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Hits 1,000-Case Mark

The second worst Ebola outbreak in history has reached over 1,000 cases with more than 600 people dead. According to WHO, violence in the affected areas is the reason for the increase in new cases.

Health March 25, 2019

CVS Stores Now Sell Cannabis-Derived CBD Products In 8 States

Cannabidiol creams, roll-ons, and salves are now being sold in 800 CVS stores in eight different states. CVS reveals that the company decided to make CBD products available to customers looking for alternative relief sources.

Health March 25, 2019

Allergies On The Rise Because Of High Pollen Counts

Spring season is also the start of the pollen season. High counts of pollen were recorded, resulting in allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose.

Health March 25, 2019

Diabetic Prisoner Annabella Landsberg Dies After Being Left On Floor Without Food And Medicine For Nearly A Day

A 45-year-old diabetic inmate in the UK died in prison after being restrained and left on the floor by officers for 21 hours. She was later found unresponsive and taken to the hospital, where she died soon after.

Health March 25, 2019

Eating Later In The Day Linked To Weight Gain

Compared with early-day eaters, late-day eaters tend to have higher BMI and body fat, researchers found. Here's why eating late in the day may lead to weight gain.

Health March 25, 2019

Another Trial Fails To Find Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical trials for the drug aducanumab have now been halted as it has failed to rid patients of Alzheimer's disease. The heartbreaking news has left scientists looking for more ways to treat the condition.

Health March 26, 2019

Avocado Company Recalls Fruits Sold In 6 States For Potential Listeria Contamination

Make sure to check the label and brand of avocados before buying them. Henry Avocado Corporation, a major avocado producer, has recalled its products due to possible listeria contamination.

Health March 25, 2019

Recalled Ground Beef That Caused Salmonella Outbreak May Still Be In Your Freezer, CDC Warns

CDC warned the public about double checking freezers for possible remnants of recalled ground beef. People should know the necessary measures to take so the outbreak can completely come to a close.

Health March 24, 2019

Researchers Produce 3D Images Of Beating Baby's Heart Inside The Womb

A newly developed technique in 3D imaging presents great potential in the treatment of unborn infants with congenital heart disease. Doctors will now be able to spot issues more clearly even before birth.

Health March 24, 2019

Monkey Birth Heralds Possible Solution To Fertility Problems Of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Researchers have successfully restored the fertility of non-human primates after chemotherapy. They hope that the new study will lead to solving the fertility issues that arise among childhood cancer survivors.

Health March 24, 2019

CDC Says Current Flu Season Is 'Relatively Long'

The 2018-2019 flu season continues to record high levels of influenza activities across the United States. The CDC does not expect the current flu season to wind down in the next couple of weeks.

Health March 24, 2019

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