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Contaminants In California Tap Water Ups Risk For Cancer: Here's What You Should Know

The Environmental Working Group released a report to warn about the toxic contaminants in California's tap water. They revealed that multiple pollutants could lead to an excess of 15,500 cases of cancer over the course of a lifetime.

Health April 30, 2019

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Available Across The US Before End Of The Year

Burger King partnered with Impossible foods to sell a plant-based burger that looks and tastes the same as a regular Whopper. Public interest in meat alternative food products is reported to be steadily growing every year.

Health April 30, 2019

Dead Will Outnumber Living Facebook Users By 2070

At the end of the century, there will be more than 1 billion memorial pages on Facebook than living users. Researchers from Oxford believes that their findings have implications on the legacy and history of the current generation of users.

Health April 30, 2019

Youth Suicide Rates Increased By Nearly 29 Percent After Debut Of Netflix Drama '13 Reasons Why'

The controversial show '13 Reasons Why' is getting a third season on Netflix. However, new research pointed out that its first season release led to a significant increase in youth suicide in the following month.

Health April 30, 2019

Taller And Heavier Children More Likely To Develop Kidney Cancer

Danish researchers found a link between the height, weight, and body mass index of children and cancer risk factors. Their study indicated that heavier and taller children have increased risks of having renal cell carcinoma later in life.

Health April 30, 2019

Two Spa Patients Contract HIV After Getting Vampire Facial

Facials may be harmless most of the time, but health officials say it's important to be cautious when injections are involved like in 'vampire facials.' Two people who went for a vampire facial are now diagnosed with HIV.

Health April 30, 2019

Drone Successfully Delivers Kidney For Organ Transplant In Historic Flight

A drone takes flight to deliver precious cargo: a donor kidney ready for transplantation. It's the first time an unmanned aircraft has ever delivered an organ.

Health April 30, 2019

Severe Obesity In Middle Age Increases Risk Of Early Death By 50 Percent

A British study has found a potential link between severe obesity and premature death. People who have a BMI of 40 to 45 were said to be 50 percent more likely to die an early death compared to those with normal scores.

Health April 30, 2019

Poor Sense Of Smell May Predict Early Death

A poor sense of smell could indicate deteriorating health conditions, according to a new study. Researchers at Michigan State University said older people with poor olfaction have almost 50 percent increased risk of dying in the next decade.

Health April 30, 2019

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Blood Test May Finally Prove Condition Exists

Chronic fatigue syndrome is often labeled as an imaginary condition, but a new blood test may finally provide scientific proof the disease exists. The test accurately flagged people with CFS in a pilot study.

Health April 29, 2019

Here's Why Cosmetic Clinics Will Screen Botox Patients For Mental Health Problems

Body dysmorphic disorder or BDD affects one in 50 people. The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners in the United Kingdom decided that its member clinics will implement mental health assessments on patients before giving them Botox treatments.

Health April 30, 2019

Indiegogo Crowdfunding Site Wants To Ban Anti-Vaxx Fundraising Campaigns

Anti-vaccination campaigns have spread worldwide, with the misinformation causing more and more parents to hesitate vaccinating their children. Indiegogo has joined other companies in making a stand against anti-vaccination.

Health April 30, 2019

Kentucky Woman Melissa Carmicle Sues K2D Foods Over Kidney Failure Linked To E.coli-Contaminated Beef

K2D Foods faced its first lawsuit after the recall of more than 110,000 pounds of ground beef products due to E. coli contamination. The plaintiff sought damages in excess of $75,000 as she pursues treatment for kidney failure and seizures.

Health April 29, 2019

Opioid Medication Must Now Come With Prominent Warning Labels

Opioid painkillers in the United States will add a warning that highlights the risk of life-threatening addictions that come with taking the drug. In England and Wales, the rate of an opioid prescription rose by 60 percent in the past decade.

Health April 30, 2019

Breast Milk Promotes Brain Growth In Premature Babies

Premature babies can significantly benefit from their mother's milk. Breastfeeding can boost levels of chemicals that are crucial for preemies' brain growth and development.

Health April 29, 2019

This Slimming Pill Expands In Your Stomach To Increase Your Chances Of Weight Loss Success

The hydrogel capsule called Plenity is technically a medical device that helps aid weight loss without serious side effects. How does it work to help obese people lose weight?

Health April 29, 2019

Teen Diagnosed With Hepatitis After Adding Green Tea To Daily Diet

A young girl in the United Kingdom who drank green tea daily for three months had been diagnosed with hepatitis. Doctors believe secondary products in the green tea likely caused the liver damage.

Health April 29, 2019

Comfort Food Can Jeopardize Your Weight Loss Efforts

A new study from Australia showed that there is a clear link between stress, obesity, and neurons in the brain. Experts also discourage indulging in comfort food when feeling stressed as it could lead to instant weight gain.

Health April 29, 2019

Gallup Survey Reveals Most Stressed People In The World

Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, the annual Gallup Global Emotions report revealed. Researchers believe a number of factors have contributed to this stress.

Health April 29, 2019

Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression

Researchers reveal that obesity and emotional problems develop hand-in-hand in children as young as 7 years old. Both conditions are shown to increase throughout childhood and adolescence.

Health April 29, 2019

Japanese Fungus Resistant To Drugs Linked To Death Of 8 Patients In UK Hospitals

Candida auris has been found in 25 hospitals in Britain, and eight of those infected by the superfungus have died. Here's why hospital patients are particularly at risk of the deadly infection.

Health April 28, 2019

Children's Risk For Cavities More Likely Influenced By Environmental Factors, Not Genes

Several environmental factors may play a key role in causing tooth decay and cavities to develop in young children, according to a new study. These include maternal obesity, defects in tooth enamel mineralization, and lack of community water fluoridation.

Health April 28, 2019

Half Of US Marijuana Users Think They Can Drive Safely While High, Study Says

As much as 48 percent of marijuana users in the United States said it is safe for them to drive while stoned. Of the total respondents, 17 percent said they are 'very safe', while 31 percent said they are 'somewhat safe'.

Health April 28, 2019

Ball Pits Are Contaminated With Germs That Can Make Kids Sick: Study

A new study in Georgia revealed that ball pits inside physical therapy clinics are contaminated with germs that can make kids sick. Researchers said the findings emphasize the need for better cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

Health April 28, 2019

Peppermint Can Help Ease Problems In Swallowing Food

A study revealed that taking peppermint tablets before meals may help ease the symptoms of esophageal disorders. People who consumed peppermint before eating said they felt better.

Health April 28, 2019

President Trump Urges Americans To Get Measles Vaccine As Cases Of Disease Hit Highest Level Since 2000

Amid the rising cases of measles in the United States, President Donald Trump has urged Americans to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the disease. The cases of measles have hit an all-time high since 2000.

Health April 28, 2019

WHO Recommends Zero Screen Time For Babies: What Could Happen To Children Exposed To Electronic Screens?

Experts have repeatedly warned against prolonged screen time for children. Several studies have shown that children who are exposed to screens are prone to obesity, delays in cognitive development, and inattentive behaviors.

Health April 28, 2019

Third Case Of Rat Lungworm Confirmed In Hawaii

Hawaii announces the third confirmed case of rat lungworm disease on the island in 2019. Find out more about this parasitic infection that can cause a rare type of meningitis in patients.

Health April 28, 2019

Front Seat May Be Safer Than Back Seat, IIHS Study Says

An IIHS report underscores the difference in safety standards between front seats and back seats of vehicles. Passengers are considered relatively safer when sitting in front of cars because of airbags systems and higher quality seat belts.

Health April 27, 2019

Eating At The Right Time May Reduce Adverse Effects Of Shift Work

British researchers have identified insulin's role in helping keep the body clock functioning properly. The hormone acts as a signal to let different cellular processes operate in line with each other.

Health April 27, 2019

Game App Sea Hero Quest Spots Early Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

How a person plays the game app 'Sea Hero Quest' may offer clues whether or not he is at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The game provides researchers a huge amount of data that can shed light on the neurological disease.

Health April 27, 2019

No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Researchers discourage drinking any amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy. Teens exposed to alcohol in the womb tend to have connectivity issues in brain that have also been been identified in people with depression, autism and schizophrenia.

Health April 28, 2019

Feeding Peanuts To Children To Cure Food Allergy Puts Them At Risk Of Serious Allergic Reaction

The risk of people with peanut allergy suffering from anaphylactic shock increases from 7.1 percent to 22 percent when they take small doses of peanuts to desensitize them. What are the factors that affect how immunotherapies work?

Health April 27, 2019

Ebola Responders Considering Strike If More Effective Protection Measures Not Implemented

Congolese health workers marched to demand increased protection against armed militiamen. Dozens of doctors and nurses who are at the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met by the government.

Health April 26, 2019

Scientists Spot Bacteria Using Viruses As Weapons To Kill Other Bacteria

A bacteria carrying the SW1 virus could attack and kill other bacteria for a food source. However, in order to harness the virus, the bacteria also have to use a virus fossil that it obtained millions of years ago.

Health April 26, 2019

New Imaging Technique That Uses Nanotechnology Helps Scientists Look At DNA Like Never Before

Scientists have discovered a new form of technology that allowed them to study DNA more closely. Researchers from Bionano Genomics in San Diego called it nanochannel technology.

Health April 29, 2019

Thousands Of Non-Smokers Die From Lung Cancer Per Year

As many as 6,000 non-smoking people in the United Kingdom die every year because of lung cancer, a new study said. Exposure to secondhand smoke, carcinogens, and air pollution are some of the most common causes of malignancy.

Health April 26, 2019

Using Antibiotics For More Than 2 Months Increases Women's Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Six of 1,000 women who use antibiotics for at least two months would develop cardiovascular disease. Use of antibiotics can destroy the beneficial gut bacteria and increase prevalence of disease-causing microorganisms.

Health April 26, 2019

FDA Finds Listeria In 19 Ice Cream Manufacturing Plants

Federal inspectors have detected listeria contamination in 19 different ice cream manufacturing facilities. The discovery has led to several product recalls and the closure of one ice cream maker.

Health April 26, 2019

Florida Man Mike Walton, Who Was Pricked By Fish Hook, Nearly Loses Hand To Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Mike Walton contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, through a small prick from a fish hook. The infection spread quickly, and doctors considered to amputate his arm.

Health April 25, 2019

Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter Warns Women Not To Put Garlic In Their Vagina

Some YouTube videos tell women to put garlic in their vagina. Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter cited reasons why it is not a good idea to place garlic in the private parts to treat an infection.

Health April 26, 2019

Many Restaurant Staffers Not Well-Informed About Food Allergies

Researchers reported that only 30 percent of restaurant staff members can name three food allergens. Moreover, nearly half of them do not believe when their customers declare their own food allergies.

Health April 25, 2019

New Technology That Transforms Brain Signals Into Speech May Give Voice To People With Parkinson's, Throat Cancer

Scientists use artificial intelligence to translate brain activity directly into speech. By creating a new system that turns signals into recognizable speech, they give new life to patients who lost their voice.

Health April 25, 2019

Millennials' Health Worse Than GenX, According To Blue Cross Report

Health and wellness may seem like a priority, but millennials are on track to be less healthy than their Gen X counterparts. Why is this important?

Health April 25, 2019

Newly Found Brain Circuit Explains Why We Can't Resist High-Calorie Foods

A study related to the neurobiology of eating discovered a network of cells within the brain that drives binge-eating of calorie-rich and tasty food. This research could also lead to new advances in efforts to curb the obesity problem.

Health April 26, 2019

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