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US Delegates Oppose WHO Resolution Encouraging Breastfeeding

A report said U.S. delegates tried to block a breastfeeding decree discussed during a World Health Organization assembly. The delegates allegedly wanted to omit a particular language of the resolution that highly encourages breastfeeding over formula milk.

Health July 10, 2018

New IVF Regulation Protects Patients From Expensive And Potentially Dangerous Fertility Add-Ons

Additional treatments for in vitro fertilization did not show evidence of safety and efficacy. The UK government implemented a color coding scheme so patients can know which treatments are supported by clinical data.

Health July 9, 2018

Child Visiting US May Have Spread Measles: These Are The Public Places The Youngster Visited

A visiting foreign minor was confirmed to have contracted measles during a stay with the host family in Snohomish County in Washington state. Local health officials released the list of public places visited by the sick child.

Health July 9, 2018

If You've Ever Felt Sleepy While Driving, It May Be Your Car's Fault

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of fatal road accidents. According to researchers from Australia, the cars themselves may be to blame for making drivers feel sleepy while behind the wheel.

Health July 9, 2018

Just Thinking About Stress In The Morning Could Lower Cognitive Capacity Throughout The Day

Waking up in the morning anticipating stress could affect how a person learns and retains memory throughout the day. A new study further investigates the use of wearable devices to analyze how stress affects the body and behavior.

Health July 9, 2018

Wearing Neckties Can Reduce Blood Flow To The Brain By 7.5 Percent

Wearing necktie may hamper a person's creative and thinking abilities as it obstructs blood flow. An earlier study also found a link between wearing ties regularly and the risk for blindness.

Health July 8, 2018

Common Heart Medication Recalled In 22 Countries For Possibly Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

Why is a commonly prescribed drug being recalled in 22 countries? Authorities learned that certain batches of an active ingredient are tainted with a possibly carcinogenic chemical.

Health July 7, 2018

Woman Rushed To ER After Being Bitten By Brown Recluse Spider, Finds 50 More In Apartment

A woman was rushed to the emergency room after she was bitten by multiple brown recluse spiders. The woman was unaware the spiders were in her apartment.

Health July 7, 2018

Loneliness Can Be Linked To A Person's Genes, New Study Suggests

A new study from the University of Cambridge suggested that loneliness is found in a person's genetics. The study also noted that loneliness and obesity could also be linked.

Health July 7, 2018

New Selfie App Could Help Infertile Women Choose Lookalike Egg Donor

A new app created at a clinic in Spain uses facial recognition to match the egg donor with the mother. Scientists suggested that this is a better way of ensuring the children will look like the mother.

Health July 7, 2018

Rare Outbreak: Knox County Investigation On E.coli Outbreak Finds 2 Separate Sources

What caused the cluster of E.coli cases that sickened 15 children last June? Investigations revealed that the cases were actually from two different E.coli strains that affected children at the same time.

Health July 7, 2018

‘Mosaic’ HIV Vaccine Shows Promise In First Human Trial

An experimental HIV vaccine showed promise of protecting healthy adults from contracting the deadly virus that killed millions of people in the past years. The drug showed it could boost the immune responses against HIV.

Health July 7, 2018

West Nile Virus Reported In Over 20 States In 2018

Over 20 U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in humans, mosquitoes, and birds since the beginning of 2018. The presence of the disease in birds is actually one way to test the disease's presence in a location.

Health July 8, 2018

CDC Reports Parasite In Del Monte Vegetable Sickens More Than 200 People

The recent cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays had already sickened more than 200 people, CDC announced on July 5. Meanwhile, Texas health officials have been investigating separate reported cases of cyclosporiasis in the state.

Health July 7, 2018

Poisonous Books Discovered In University Library: Why Were They Covered In Arsenic?

Researchers used a scanning technique to try to read hidden texts in the covers of three books in a university library in Denmark. They discovered that the books were coated with poisonous paint.

Health July 8, 2018

Bananas Could Become Extinct Due To 'Devastating' Disease

According to scientists, bananas may go extinct due to a disease. The disease has spread to other parts of the country and scientists worry that if it reaches South America, the bananas will not be edible.

Health July 6, 2018

'Curious' 13-Year-Old Boy Taken To Hospital After Inserting USB Into His Penis

A teen from North China inserted a USB cable into his genitals out of curiosity. The teen was admitted into the hospital after he was unable to take the cable out.

Health July 6, 2018

Why Do We Yawn? Researchers Continue To Search For The Answer

Scientists have tried to discover why people yawn and why it is contagious. Scientists have also discovered that contagious yawning also occurs among dogs as well.

Health July 6, 2018

The Real Reason Why Americans Are Having Fewer Babies

A new comprehensive survey shows that parents don’t want to have more children right now because it’s too expensive to have a kid. There’s also the fact that women now have more freedom to choose not to have a child.

Health July 7, 2018

No Strong Evidence That Medical Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain: Study

A large study from Australia found no strong evidence that medical marijuana eased the chronic non-cancer pain. The four-year study is among the longest in-depth analysis on opioid medication for chronic pain.

Health July 6, 2018

Child Suffers Second-Degree Burns From Wearing Popular Light-Up Sneakers

A 9-year-old child suffered from chemical burns after the batteries of his Skechers brand "Sketch Rayz" sneakers spewed corrosive when the shoes got wet. The incident gave the boy phobia of wearing shoes.

Health July 6, 2018

4-Year-Old Takes First Independent Steps After Spine Surgery: What Is Cerebral Palsy?

A young girl just took her first steps weeks after a spinal surgery to help her be more mobile even with cerebral palsy. What Maya has is the most common motor disability among children.

Health July 6, 2018

Colorado Woman Rescues Baby Raccoon, Exposes 21 People To Rabies

A Weld County woman's rescue of a baby raccoon turned into the largest rabies exposure case in the county. Authorities advise the public to stay away from wildlife, even if they appear to have been abandoned.

Health July 6, 2018

Johns Hopkins Declares Zero Risk After Accidental Release Of Tuberculosis Bacteria

Vials of tuberculosis were accidentally released in two buildings at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Authorities said employees on the site do not need to do additional tests as authorities declared no incidence of health risks.

Health July 6, 2018

Older Adults That Are 'Skinny Fat' May Develop Dementia

Scientists believe that adults that are considered to be skinny fat may develop dementia later on in their life. The researchers conducted tests on over 300 people to test this theory.

Health July 5, 2018

4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps After Spine Surgery

A 4-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy took her first step without the assistance of a walker. The young girl received spinal surgery in May 2018.

Health July 5, 2018

Woman Trapped By Subway Train Did Not Want To Call An Ambulance Because She Can't Afford It

A woman who had an accident at a Boston train station last week asked other passengers not to call the ambulance because it is expensive. How much does an ambulance ride cost?

Health July 6, 2018

Mother's Lifestyle Habits May Influence Risk Of Obesity In Children

Researchers found that children whose mothers observe healthy habits have lower risk for obesity. What are the lifestyle habits in women that are strongly associated with obesity in children?

Health July 6, 2018

Champion Swimmer Deteriorated After Petting Panda In China: What Happened To Her?

Sophia Ward was 14 years old when her family went on a trip to China to watch the Beijing Olympics of 2008. The champion swimmer's health rapidly deteriorated after coming home, with her illness traced back to petting a panda.

Health July 5, 2018

Probiotics May Help Strengthen Your Bones, Says New Study

There might be a way to prevent the onset of poor bone health instead of treating the effects of the condition once it’s begun. The possible solution? Probiotics.

Health July 5, 2018

Party Food Contaminated With Feces Spreads Highly Contagious Disease

At least 40 people were infected with shigella germs after attending a potluck party in Charlotte. Health officials suspected that one of the foods served was contaminated with fecal matters.

Health July 5, 2018

Improve Sperm Quality By Eating About 2 Handful Of Nuts

A study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology suggested that men should add nuts to their daily food intake to improve sperm count. The researchers said a healthy diet is one key to fertility among men.

Health July 5, 2018

Walking Isn’t Enough Exercise, Strength Training Also Key: Study

A new review from Public Health England warned that walking and aerobic exercises aren’t enough for good health and fitness. It promoted bone and muscle strengthening exercises for optimal wellness, even among older adults.

Health July 5, 2018

‘Supramolecular’ Drug Assembled Like LEGO Pieces Promises Cure Against Cancer

Scientists created a drug using a self-assembling supramolecular system. The drug was designed to perform two jobs in one take: release the major immune cells in the body and stop certain cells from helping cancer cells grow.

Health July 4, 2018

Why Are Men Drawn To Luxury Brands? Blame Testosterone, Study Says

A new study found that testosterone plays a role in men’s tendencies to be drawn toward luxury brands of cars, watches, and clothes. The male sex hormone emerges as a factor dictating male consumer behavior.

Health July 4, 2018

Working 45 Hours Per Week Can Increase Women's Diabetes Risk: How To Prevent This Lifestyle Disease

Women who work at least 45 hours per week have a 63 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here are ways hardworking individuals can lower their risk for this lifestyle disease.

Health July 4, 2018

Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure

A young woman's toenails stopped growing and began to fall off after she got a fish pedicure. A fish pedicure is when toothless carp fish eats away someone's dead skin on their feet. The treatment has been banned in 10 states.

Health July 3, 2018

Mom Moved To Tears As She Watches Her 1-Year-Old Deaf Daughter Hear For The First Time

A clip that showed a deaf 1-year-old girl hearing for the first time has gone viral. The mom reads to her daughter as the baby responds.

Health July 3, 2018

Suburban Mom Who Robbed 12 Homes Blames PTSD For Two-Day Crime Spree

A stay-at-home mom from Ohio was found guilty of stealing packages from 12 different homes. The woman claimed to have been suffering PTSD and that stealing the packages brought excitement to her life.

Health July 3, 2018

Health Experts Urge People To Stay Indoors And Watch For Heat-Related Illnesses During Brutal Weather

Health experts advised people in the United States to stay indoors while the heat wave continues. Weather experts claimed that the high temperatures will continue until the fourth of July.

Health July 4, 2018

Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.

Health July 3, 2018

Parasite Sickens Dozens Of People In Texas: Symptoms Of Cyclospora Infection

At least 56 people in Texas have been sickened by the parasite Cyclospora since May. Past outbreaks were associated with consumption of fresh produce. How is this intestinal illness treated?

Health July 3, 2018

Electrical Brain Zapping Reduces Violent Tendencies And Promotes Moral Judgment

A new study proposed that an electrical brain zapping device can reduce the violent tendencies of people. The study also suggested that the method can improve people’s moral perception on whether an act is right or wrong.

Health July 3, 2018

Workaholic Women Have Greatest Risk Of Diabetes: Study

There’s now another study that adds to the growing understanding of how being overworked affects overall health. This time, however, the focus is on women.

Health July 3, 2018

'Vacation Bliss' Disappears Faster For Americans Who Are 'Stressed-Out' Workers

A survey found that many Americans who work full-time or part-time still feel stressed out after returning from vacation. The study also notes that at least 55 percent of the participants felt more motivated following their vacation.

Health July 2, 2018

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