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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

Kentucky Teen Jerome Kunkel Who Sued Over School Vaccine Ban Gets Chickenpox

Jerome Kunkel and his family said they do not have regrets they decided not to get vaccinated. Since the teenager is now immune to chickenpox following his infection, he hopes to return to class for the first time since March 15.

Health May 8, 2019

Traces Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Says Study

Drinking water contaminated with arsenic might lead to the thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber that could result in cardiac arrest and stroke. Researchers found that higher levels of arsenic increase the chances of developing a heart condition.

Health May 9, 2019

Over Half Of All Pregnancy-Related Deaths Can Be Prevented, Says CDC

More than half of the deaths associated with complications during pregnancy and childbirth can be prevented, according to a recent analysis by the CDC. Stroke and heart disease were identified as the leading cause of deaths among mothers.

Health May 9, 2019

3 LAPD Officers Contract Possible Antibiotic Resistant MRSA Infection

The Los Angeles Police Department revealed that a potential MRSA outbreak may have occurred at its West Valley station in Reseda. Three of its police officers developed skin infections after coming into contact with a homeless person.

Health May 8, 2019

Computer Games Can Help Train The Brain To Eat Less Sweets And Follow A No-Sugar Diet

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.

Health May 8, 2019

New Technique To Regenerate Severely Damaged Lungs Makes Transplant Possible

About 80 percent of donated lungs are damaged, making it unviable for organ transplantation. A new technique showed that donor lungs can be rehabilitated and repaired outside the human body for at least 36 hours prior to the operation.

Health May 8, 2019

Teeth Whitening Deal Bought From Facebook Leaves 42-Year-Old Clare Clark With ‘Botched Lip Filler’ Pout

A teeth whitening deal that costs only $80 left Clare Clark with serious allergic reaction. She could hardly eat or talk, and she had blisters in her mouth after the treatment.

Health May 7, 2019

Mongolian Couple Die Of Bubonic Plague After Eating Large Rodent's Raw Kidney For Good Health

A couple in Mongolia died after eating the raw meat of a marmot for good health. The incident happened despite warnings that the large rodent is a known carrier of the Yersinia pestis.

Health May 7, 2019

Rising Number Of Health Enthusiasts Turn To Drinking Ginger For Health Benefits

Steeping ginger in hot water can ease digestive issues, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, and combat morning sickness among pregnant women. Ginger is gaining renewed popularity among health enthusiasts for its myriad of health benefits.

Health May 7, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Health May 8, 2019

Here’s How Your Brain Is Permanently Changed By Playing 'Pokémon' Games

Adults who played Pokémon as children have a dedicated brain region that's used solely to recognize Pikachu and the other characters. This is how players 'catch 'em all.'

Health May 7, 2019

Researchers Film How The Human Immune System Kills Off Invading Bacteria

Researchers filmed how the immune system attacks a foreign invader to understand how the human cell remains undamaged after the process. Their findings could lead to weaponizing the immune system to attack rogue cells.

Health May 6, 2019

Citizen Scientists Release Study On New Hampshire Tick-Borne Disease

An increase in tick bites is associated with warmer weather, but research suggested that the threat exists all year round in New Hampshire. They also found the presence of a new pathogen among ticks collected by volunteers in the state.

Health May 6, 2019

Oral, Genital Herpes Viruses Are ‘Having Sex’ And Evolving

Oral and genital herpes are two of the most common viral infections affecting humans on the planet. Now, researchers find that genital herpes is still evolving by "having sex."

Health May 6, 2019

Arizona Health Officials See Surge In Hepatitis A Cases

The number of hepatitis A cases in Arizona has been increasing over the past few months. Most of those infected by the disease were concentrated in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.

Health May 6, 2019

Amputee Stearn Hodge Left To Crawl On Floor After Airline Security Confiscated Scooter Battery

An amputee man has filed a complaint before the Canadian Human Rights Commission for discrimination. Airport security officials allegedly forced him to leave the batteries of his mobility scooter even though he needed them for his trip.

Health May 6, 2019

German Health Minister Jens Spahn Proposes Steep Fines If Children Don't Get Measles Vaccination

A health official in Germany proposed fines for parents who will not vaccinate their children against measles. This proposal came amid a highly charged debate on whether measles vaccination should be mandatory or not.

Health May 6, 2019

Insys Therapeutics Founder, Execs Found Guilty In Opioid Crisis Scheme

A Boston court has found Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four other executives guilty of racketeering conspiracy. The defendants allegedly paid doctors to prescribe the company's opioid painkiller and then lied to insurance companies about its use.

Health May 6, 2019

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Health May 5, 2019

Oklahoma Man Josh Hader Suffers Stroke From Cracking His Neck

28-year-old Josh Hader suffered from a stroke after attempting to stretch out his neck. He had to be brought to the ER after experiencing numbness, double vision, and weakness, but despite this, he is still a lucky man.

Health May 4, 2019

FDA Strengthens Warning Regarding Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer But Continues To Allow Implant Sales

Despite acknowledging that breast implants can increase cancer and autoimmune disease risks, the Food and Drug Administration isn’t planning to ban their sales yet. Instead, it issues guidelines to improve patient and healthcare provider information.

Health May 4, 2019

Don't Wash Raw Chicken Before Cooking, Says CDC

Washing raw chicken does not get rid of bacteria that can cause food poisoning, said the CDC. The only way to make meat safe for consumption is by thoroughly cooking it.

Health May 4, 2019

Sanofi's Dengue Fever Vaccine Gets Green Light From FDA

FDA announces their approval of the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The mosquito-borne dengue virus infects millions of people worldwide and it is endemic in a number of United States territories.

Health May 3, 2019

Why Do People Love Coffee And Beer? It’s Not The Taste, Says Study

For many people, coffee and beer are essentials. Why? In a new study, researchs reveal that it’s not the taste but the 'buzz' that’s behind everyone’s addiction to their beverage of choice.

Health May 3, 2019

FDA OKs Sale Of Philip Morris' New Tobacco Device IQOS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the selling of tobacco stick device IQOS from Philip Morris. Claims of reduced risk of tobacco devices do not outweigh the harmful effects of conventional and e-cigarette smoking.

Health May 3, 2019

Scientists Watch And Record Real-Time Footage Of Neurons Flashing

Adam Cohen got the inspiration for his study from a 2010 experiment made by researchers from MIT. The experiment involved an organism with a special protein that was only discovered in the 1980s in the Dead Sea.

Health May 3, 2019

Moviegoers Watching Midnight Screening Of 'Avengers: Endgame' May Have Been Exposed To Measles

A woman might have exposed movie fans to measles at a screening of 'Avengers: Endgame' in Orange County, California on Thursday. The authorities advised those who were at the cinema to look out for symptoms of the highly contagious disease.

Health May 2, 2019

Maggot Sausage, Insect Ice Cream Are A Part Of Future Cuisine, Says Scientist

Are you willing to try maggots, larvae, and other insects in your food? Australian scientist said that it's time for humans needs to open their minds to alternative protein sources.

Health May 2, 2019

Study Says Autism Can Be Detected In Infants Less Than 14 Months Old

A recent study indicated that children can get a screen for autism as early as 14 months old. The AMA recommends that screening for the disease should be during regular pediatrician visits between 18 and 24 months old.

Health May 3, 2019

Even Infants As Young As 6 Months Old Are Urged To Get Measles Vaccination In Wake Of Outbreak

The measles count in the United States is the highest its been in 25 years. With the surge of sick children and adults in the country, even babies in at-risk places are encouraged to get their vaccinations early.

Health May 2, 2019

Teen Suicide: Increasing Number Of Girls 10 To 15 Years Old Trying To Kill Themselves By Poisoning

A new report revealed that there has been a disturbing increase in the number of young girls trying to kill themselves by poison. The data emphasized how much of an urgent matter teen suicide prevention is.

Health May 2, 2019

Viagra-like Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Be Effective For Heart Failure Treatment

A Viagra-like erectile dysfunction drug may be effective in treating the damage caused by heart failure, a new study revealed. Researchers tested out the Viagra-like drug on sheep and got promising results.

Health May 2, 2019

Scientology Cruise Ship 'Freewinds' Quarantined Over Confirmed Case Of Measles On Board

Only one case of measles is confirmed but it is possible other people on board the vessel have been exposed to the disease. Passengers and crew members of the cruise ship have been quarantined.

Health May 2, 2019

Ambien, Other Insomnia Drugs Get FDA’s Strongest Warning For Their Troubling Side Effects

FDA gives insomnia drugs their strongest warning due to numerous cases of these medications causing serious side effects. In some recorded incidents, the patients have even experienced death or homicide.

Health May 2, 2019

New Drug Improves Empathy And Social Skills In People With Autism

Scientists found that a new medication may improve social skills of patients with autism. Two new studies showed that targeting vasopressin is a safe and effective way to enhance empathy, communication, and adaptive behaviors for both adult and pediatric patients.

Health May 2, 2019

Cannabis-Based Drug Reduces Hard-To-Treat Epilepsy In Children By 50 Percent

Research showed that cannabidiol-based Epidiolex is effective in significantly reducing seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy. Patients above two years old with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome had 50 percent drop in seizure frequency.

Health May 5, 2019

Study Suggests Cannabis Can Help Improve Exercise

Researchers found that 81 percent of runners who participated in a survey smoke marijuana before and after their workout. Some reported that the drug improved their performance while others said that it made them more motivated.

Health May 1, 2019

New Bill May Soon Require Doctors To Treat Unvaccinated Children

A doctor examining a young patient. A new bill in Pennsylvania will prohibit doctors from scolding, harassing, coercing parents of patients to vaccinate their children. They also would not be allowed to deny care for sick unvaccinated patients.

Health May 1, 2019

Bottle-fed Babies 25 Percent More Likely To Become Obese: WHO

Infrequent or the absence of breastfeeding increases the risk of severe childhood obesity by 25 percent. Children who are at risk of developing obesity have poor health outcomes than those who were exclusively breastfed for six months.

Health May 1, 2019

Wisconsin Church ‘House Of Rastafari’ Distributes Marijuana As Sacrament

A church in Wisconsin is using marijuana as part of their spiritual practice, welcoming 6,000 new members in the past few months. However, the church is finding itself locking horns against city authorities who are not happy about their practices.

Health May 1, 2019

New Form Of Dementia LATE Can Be Mistaken As Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms of LATE such as decline in memory and thinking mirror those of Alzheimer's disease. It is also common among older adults, but what make this newly recognized form of dementia different?

Health April 30, 2019

That Viral Flower-Shaped Milk Duct Photo Looks Weird — And Inaccurate

An image depicting women's breasts in a flower-shaped pattern have gone viral on Twitter. Netizens were particularly freaked out by the photo, which was debunked by scientists.

Health May 1, 2019

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