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Woman Develops 'Black Hairy Tongue' After Car Crash: What Caused It?

A 55-year-old woman developed black hairy tongue after getting into a car crash. Even if it looks alarming, the condition is not as scary as it seems.

Health September 7, 2018

Trays Used By Airport Security Contain More Germs Than Airport Toilets, Says Study

A study has revealed a dirty truth: airports are teeming with viruses that cause respiratory diseases. Researchers found influenza A and other viruses on surfaces inside of the airport, most commonly on plastic trays at the security checkpoint.

Health September 7, 2018

Widely Used Painkiller Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Use of diclofenac, a commonly used NSAID for treating pain and inflammation, is linked to increased risk for cardiovascular events. The painkiller is also associated with higher risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Health September 6, 2018

Swarms Of Tiny Magnetic Nanobots Could Be Used To Treat Blood Clots In The Near Future

Scientists have found a way to control swarms of nanobots that will be used to treat blood clots in humans. They expect to enter clinical trials with human patients in five years.

Health September 5, 2018

How To Prepare Your Family For The Flu Season

The CDC has issued a guideline to prevent contracting and spreading the flu this fall and winter. The first line of defense is to get vaccinated by September or October before flu season begins.

Health September 6, 2018

Inspirational YouTuber Claire Wineland Passes Away After Lung Transplant

Claire Wineland, the young woman who was an advocate for patients with cystic fibrosis, passed away earlier this month. The news came a week after she undergone a double lung transplant to help her breathing problems.

Health September 5, 2018

Embattled Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Shut Down For Good

Theranos will reportedly dissolve soon after Elizabeth Holmes was charged of fraud. The blood-testing company is seeking to keep part of its remaining assets to pay off investors.

Health September 6, 2018

CDC Finally Issues Guidelines For Managing Concussions In Kids

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first guidelines for managing concussions in children. Over 800,000 kids seek treatment for concussions annually, amid increased concerns due to their link with other serious health issues.

Health September 5, 2018

New Study Sheds Light On Sickle Cell Behavior In Blood Vessels

Scientists at MIT might have paved the way to predicting and, eventually, preventing vaso-occlusive pain crisis. A new study sheds light to the mechanisms that make sickle cells stick together and block blood vessels.

Health September 7, 2018

Girl Catches Deadly Infection After Trying On New Shoes Barefooted

A 4-year-old girl developed sepsis, a potentially deadly complication. Doctors said bacteria may have entered the child's body through an open wound when she tried new shoes barefooted.

Health September 3, 2018

Adjusting Breakfast And Dinner Times Aids Fat Loss: Study

Watching what you eat to lose weight? Researchers of a new study found that when one eats may just be as important as what is being eaten.

Health September 2, 2018

CDC Data Reveals Sharp Increase In STD Cases In Recent Years

CDC data reveals that the United States is at its fourth consecutive year of all-time high in regard to STD cases. The rise persists amid fears about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

Health September 2, 2018

Children's Hospital Sued Over Newborn's Death Amid Virus Outbreak In Facility

The parents of a premature infant that died in 2016 are suing the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to the lawsuit, their child died because of the virus outbreak that occured among 23 babies at the time.

Health September 2, 2018

FDA Announces Approval For 2 New HIV Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs for patients diagnosed with HIV-1. Delstrigo and Pifeltro will be widely available across the country in the coming months.

Health September 3, 2018

FDA Warns Against Consuming Food Products Made Using Liquid Nitrogen

Food products prepared with liquid nitrogen pose serious injury risk if the liquid nitrogen is infused to the product immediately before consumption or sale. It may cause skin damage, internal organ injury, and even breathing difficulties.

Health September 1, 2018

FDA Warns Of Link Between Flesh-Eating Genital Infection And Diabetes Medicines

Twelve patients developed the flesh-eating genital infection Fournier’s gangrene several months after using the type 2 diabetes medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors. The patients had to undergo surgery. One died.

Health September 1, 2018

At Least 17 Fall Ill During Salmonella Outbreak: 1 Death Confirmed Says CDC

At least a person has died and 17 people have gotten sick due to Kosher chicken. The reported cases of salmonella outbreak are in states including New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Health September 2, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Health September 3, 2018

Dog Gene Editing Study Could Lead To Future Treatment For Human Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists were able to make improvements to four dogs that were suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Scientists used CRISPR gene-editing to restore dystrophin into the muscle and heart cells.

Health September 3, 2018

New Experimental Drug More Potent Than Morphine Minus The Addictive Side Effects

An experimental drug can cure chronic pain, but without activating the part of the brain that makes the patient dependent or addicted to opioid. A study claimed that AT-121 might help the increasing opioid crisis in the United States.

Health September 1, 2018

Texas Hospital Fires Nurse For Anti-Vaccine Post On Social Media

A nurse at the Texas Children's Hospital was fired after posing anti-vaccine opinions on social media. The nurse even reportedly considered infecting her own child with measles.

Health August 31, 2018

Age Limit Removed In New Expert Recommendations For Children's Car Seats

The current guideline for using children's rear-facing car seats recommends usage until the child is 2 years old. Experts now suggest using the seat as long as the child's height and weight are within the seat's limits.

Health August 31, 2018

Clinical Trials Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug Shows It Can Reduce Rate Of Brain Shrinkage

A clinical trial in the United States found that the experimental drug ibudilast can slow down brain atrophy in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. The treatment went into Phase 2 testing and succeeded in a study sponsored by the NIH.

Health September 1, 2018

Study Sheds Light On How Compound Found In Marijuana Helps Fight Psychosis

A new study by researchers from the King’s College of London shed light on how Cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana can help treat psychosis. The research was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Psychiatry.

Health August 31, 2018

Weight Loss Researchers Will Pay You $300 To Eat Avocados Every Day

Researchers across four universities are willing to pay $300 for test subjects to eat one avocado every day for six months. The study looks to determine whether avocados, containing the highest fat content of any fruit, help with weight loss.

Health August 30, 2018

Man Loses Left Arm To Amputation After Painful Infection From Eating Sushi

A 71-year-old man from South Korea saw large blisters appear and quickly spread on his left-hand hours after eating sushi. The man suffered a vibrio vulnificus infection, and had his forearm amputated.

Health August 30, 2018

Ketamine May Be Good For Treating Depressions Due To Opioid-Like Characteristics

Scientists warned against the regular use of ketamine, a party drug, for treatment of severe depression. A new study claimed that the known anesthetic activates the opioid system to alleviate symptoms rapidly.

Health August 29, 2018

China Refuses To Share Bird Flu Virus Samples, Placing Thousands Of Lives In Danger

Medical experts around the globe share viral samples with one another to develop treatments and vaccines that will prevent outbreaks of pandemics. However, China has refused to share bird flu samples with the United States for over a year.

Health August 29, 2018

Meet The Rosehip Neuron: A Newly Identified Type Of Brain Cell In Humans

The rosehip neuron was found in the human brain but was absent in the brains of laboratory mice. The discovery might shed light on what makes the human brain special.

Health August 29, 2018

THC In Marijuana Can Linger In Breast Milk Close To A Week After Use

A research found that marijuana can seep into breast milk up to six days after the mother used the recreational drug. The American Academy of Pediatrics warned breastfeeding women to stay away from inhaling pot in the meantime.

Health August 29, 2018

Doctors On The Fence About Aspirin Heart Benefits

New research proved that taking aspirin once a day cannot prevent heart diseases in relatively healthy people. The blood thinner can also pose a serious risk of bleeding in patients diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Health August 27, 2018

How Long Do Hangovers Last? Apparently, Longer Than You Think

Hangovers last longer than most people think, according to researchers from the University of Bath. Even if there is little to no alcohol left in a person's bloodstream, there remain negative cognitive effects such as impaired psychomotor speed and memory.

Health August 27, 2018

Pharmacist Admits To Filling Fake Opioid Prescriptions For Sexual Favors

A pharmacist in Maryland admitted to filling out fake opioid prescriptions for three women in exchange for sexual favors. When one woman rejected his advances, he called the doctors to report the fraud.

Health August 26, 2018

African Swine Fever Hits Europe After Multiple China Outbreaks

After four outbreaks in China this month, African swine fever has now reached Europe. It is said to have contaminated a farm in Romania with over 130,000 pigs.

Health August 26, 2018

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Back On CDC Approved List

The CDC has finally approved the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine in time for flu season this year. People aged 2 years and older can get vaccinated.

Health August 26, 2018

Probiotic Cocktail: Research Finds Baby Poop A Good Source Of Beneficial Probiotics

Researchers found that a cocktail derived from baby poop can aid the production of short-chain fatty acids and therefore promote good gut health. Is baby poop the new probiotic trend?

Health August 25, 2018

E-Cigarette Companies Warned In May No Longer Selling In 'Kid-Friendly' Packaging: FDA

E-cigarette companies that were sent warning letters have already complied to the FDA and FTC's push. They no longer sell e-liquids that closely resemble the packaging for kid-friendly products.

Health August 25, 2018

Constipated Man Gets Emergency Surgery After Feces-Filled Colon Rips

A 24-year-old man nearly dies after his colon ripped from being so full of feces. Doctors had to perform emergency surgery, for his kidneys were already beginning to shut down.

Health August 25, 2018

Global Study Confirms There Is No Such Thing As Safe Alcohol

A new study revealed that alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Even moderate drinking of any kind of liquor, including beer or wine, increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Health August 24, 2018

In The US, Cancers Related To HPV Are On The Rise

A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that cases of HPV-related cancers are rising in the country. Despite this, the vaccine which can prevent the virus is still underused.

Health August 24, 2018

Nationwide Recall Issued For 32 Children's Medicines For Possible 'Microbial Contamination'

King Bio issued a nationwide recall of over 30 types of its products over a potential microbial contamination. No illnesses have been reported, but the recall was set in place 'out of an abundance of caution.'

Health August 24, 2018

Woman Contracts First Case Of Flesh-Eating STD In UK

A woman's case of the flesh-eating STD is reportedly the first case of the disease in the UK. What are some important things to know about donovanosis?

Health August 24, 2018

Man Bitten By Shark Develops Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A man suffered from unbearable pains due to flesh-eating bacteria just a week after being treated for a shark bite. He now warns people to take caution when it comes to swimming in potentially bacteria-infected waters.

Health August 24, 2018

Chagas Disease Caused By 'Kissing Bug' Spreading Around The World, Warn Doctors

The American Heart Association published a statement warning about the Chagas disease, an infection spread by the kissing bug. The infection has been spreading in the United States and about 300,000 people have already been diagnosed.

Health August 24, 2018

A Certain Type Of Gut Bacteria Might Be Able To Convert Your Blood Type

Researchers led by Stephen Withers from the University of British Columbia have found a way to revolutionize blood transfusion. The team discovered that an enzyme found in the human gut can transform blood types.

Health August 23, 2018

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