Dark Web Sellers In UK Delisting Fentanyl To Avoid Police Attention

Fentanyl will be more difficult to acquire even from dealers in the dark web. Major sellers have delisted the synthetic opioid because they do not want to risk getting caught by the cops.

Health December 3, 2018

Nurse Fined $500 Over Patient's Death After Outpatient Surgery

A Charleston nurse was fined $500 years after the death of a patient who had undergone outpatient knee surgery. The patient had not woken up on the afternoon after the surgery and died days later.

Health December 2, 2018

AIDS Patient Christopher Seerden Tried To Infect Cop With HIV By Biting Him In The Leg

Christopher Seerden asked a police officer if he wanted to have AIDS before biting him in the leg. Police later confirmed through medical records that indeed the 37-year-old HIV.

Health December 2, 2018

Harvard Professor Sets Off Social Media Wildfire After Saying Portion Of Fries Should Consist Of 6 Pieces

A nutritionist from Harvard recommended that a serving of French fries be reduced to only six pieces. Several studies have already revealed the unhealthy effects of the beloved snack, including obesity and diabetes.

Health December 1, 2018

First Death Of 2018-2019 Flu Season Confirmed By Los Angeles Authorities

The first flu death of the 2018-2019 flu season has been reported in Los Angeles. The person who died was an elderly resident with health conditions.

Health December 1, 2018

Marijuana More Potent When Vaped Than When Smoked: Study

Vaping marijuana has become an increasingly popular means of marijuana administration of late. Researchers found that vaping marijuana is actually more potent when vaped rather than smoked.

Health November 30, 2018

Malnutrition Still High, Affects Every Country: Global Nutrition Report

The global report on malnutrition shows that most countries are off-track in terms of meeting the nine targets against malnutrition. In fact, no country is on track to achieve the adult obesity targets for both men and women.

Health November 30, 2018

Nurse Accidentally Kills Patient After Administering High Dose Of Wrong Drug

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services slammed a Tennessee hospital after it had learned of a death stemming from a nurse's medication error. The hospital staff accidentally gave a high dosage of a non-relaxant drug instead of an anti-anxiety medicine to a patient.

Health November 30, 2018

Measles Cases Increase By 31 Percent In 2017, Parents Partly To Blame

In 2017, 173,330 cases of measles were recorded, a 31-percent increase from 2016. Health organizations partially pointed at parental neglect as a reason for the uptick.

Health November 30, 2018

FDA Recalls More Valsartan Blood Pressure Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

More valsartan blood pressure drugs were recalled due to the presence of NDEA, a chemical used as fuel. Teva Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of two of its valsartan combination drugs for fear it might cause cancer.

Health December 1, 2018

Snoring Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Disease In Women

Women who have obstructive sleep apnea, a severe sleep disorder, have a greater risk of heart disease compared to men. A new research also revealed that many people who snore might not know they have OSA.

Health November 30, 2018

China Halts Work Of Scientist He Jiankui Who Claimed He Used CRISPR To Edit Babies' Genes

China on Thursday ordered to stop the work that led to the birth of gene-edited twins. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping described the work as illegal and unacceptable.

Health November 30, 2018

26-Year-Old Face Transplant Recipient's New Face Revealed 2 Years After Injury

Cameron Underwood was 24 years old when he was injured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Just two years after the injury, he is now the recipient of a landmark face transplant.

Health November 30, 2018

CDC Warns Of Tick Species Spreading In Several States, Poses Possible Disease Threat

Asian longhorned ticks are already spreading in several states in the country. It all began with the discovery of the ticks on a sheep in New Jersey in 2017.

Health November 30, 2018

International Report Says Climate Change Causing Cascading Health Issues

Climate change poses a serious health risk to the public, said 150 experts from the United States. The increasingly warming global temperature could bring extreme weather, food and water crisis, and diseases.

Health November 29, 2018

Study Finds Link Between School Enrollment Month And ADHD Occurrence

A new study found that more children who are the youngest in their kindergarten classes are diagnosed with ADHD. The study used data of over 400,000 children in states where the cut-off of enrollment is Sept. 1.

Health November 30, 2018

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

Americans born in 2017 are expected to reach 78.6 years, which is 1.2 months lesser in life expectancy for the third consecutive year. Last year's number of drug overdose deaths also increased from 2016.

Health November 29, 2018

Missouri Nurse Fired From Job For Refusing To Get Flu Shot

A nurse was terminated by the Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis because of her refusal to get flu shot. She cited religion as a reason for her decision not to be vaccinated.

Health November 29, 2018

HIV Numbers In Europe At Record High, Says Report

Last year, Europe's human immunodeficiency virus cases increased, albeit at a slower pace than the previous years. Health officials urged government officials to take necessary actions to address the issue.

Health November 28, 2018

New Research Says Sweetened Drinks Worse Than Fructose-Packed Food

Soda can increase a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a research said. Added sugars in certain food products such as sweetened beverages and baked goods were found to affect the blood glucose level negatively.

Health November 28, 2018

Resistance Training Not As Effective As Endurance Training In Anti-Aging

A new research from a team of scientists from Germany revealed that endurance training and interval training provide better anti-aging results than strength training. The research involved over 200 participants who underwent different exercises for six months.

Health November 28, 2018

California Man Hector Hernandez's Beer Belly Turns Out To Be A 77-Pound Cancerous Tumor

A doctor brushed off Hector Hernandez's concern over his 'beer belly' but after seeking a second opinion, the 47-year-old from Downey, California learned he had retroperitoneal liposarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in fat cells.

Health November 28, 2018

Rice University Professor Michael Deem Under Investigation For Role In Birth Of Gene-Edited Babies

Rice University has launched an investigation to see if one of its professors had a hand in the controversial project that led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies. Who is Michael Deem?

Health November 28, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Holds No Advantage Over Other Weight Loss Diets

A team of researchers investigated whether intermittent fasting is the best diet to aid weight loss. They found that the effects of intermittent fasting are pretty much similar to traditional calorie counting.

Health November 27, 2018

Autism Now Affects 1 In Every 40 US Children, Says Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed parents to evaluate the prevalence of autism in children across the country. About one in 40 children have autism spectrum disorder.

Health November 27, 2018

Study Finds A Link Between Obesity And Risk Of Asthma

Obese children have a higher risk of developing asthma than the ones of normal weight, according to a new research. The study aimed to look at how weight affects the development of asthma in children.

Health November 27, 2018

Romaine Lettuce From California Linked To Multistate E. Coli Outbreak

Further investigations on the multistate E. coli outbreak so far point to romaine lettuce from California as the possible source of contamination. Harvesting in that region has now ended for the year.

Health November 27, 2018

Experimental Alzheimer's Vaccine Could Prevent Half Of All Cases, Says Study

A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.

Health November 26, 2018

Measles Outbreak In New Jersey County Affects 15

A measles outbreak in Ocean County, New Jersey has already affected 15 people. People who visited certain public locations at specific times may be at risk of being infected.

Health November 25, 2018

Mother Of 8-Year-Old With Cancer Urges Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids As An 'Act Of Compassion'

A mother of a young cancer patient is urging parents to ger their kids vaccinated. People like her daughter, who cannot get vaccinated and have weak immune systems, rely on other people's vaccinations to protect them from diseases.

Health November 25, 2018

Research Volunteers Swallow Lego Heads To Find Out How Long It Takes To Pass

What can people do in the name of science? Research volunteers swallowed lego heads and scoured their feces to find out how long it takes to pass the system.

Health November 25, 2018

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Health November 24, 2018

University Students Fear Dorm Mold Might Be Connected To Freshman's Adenovirus Death

Is the death of a university freshman linked to the mold problem at the students' dorm? Some students are speaking about the problem that began last August.

Health November 24, 2018

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Health November 23, 2018

Infectious Prion Proteins Detected In Eye Tissues Of People With Rare Brain Disease

Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.

Health November 23, 2018

University Freshman Dies Of Adenovirus, Five More Cases Confirmed

A university freshman lost her life from adenovirus-related illness, while five more students are confirmed to be sick from it. The student who died may have been more susceptible to the virus because of her Crohn's disease.

Health November 23, 2018

Hepatitis A Identified In Restaurant Worker In Orlando, Guests Encouraged To Get Vaccinated

Hepatitis A was identified in one of the workers at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs. Guests who visited between Nov. 6 and 16 are advised to get vaccinated.

Health November 23, 2018

Authorities Investigating On Multistate E.coli Outbreak Likely Linked To Romaine Lettuce

An ongoing multistate e.coli outbreak has already affected 32 people from 11 states. Just like the 2017 e.coli outbreak, this one appears to be linked to romaine lettuce as well.

Health November 23, 2018

World's Second Case Of Rat Hepatitis In Humans Reported In Hong Kong

Another case of rat hepatitis was discovered in a 70-year-old woman in Hong Kong. The infection can likely be contracted through contact with rats or from the consumption of contaminated food or water.

Health November 23, 2018

Brexit Vote May Have Caused Rise In Antidepressant Use In The UK

Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.

Health November 22, 2018

Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting Down, Says CDC

Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?

Health November 21, 2018

Lack Of Insulin Supplies Could Spell Disaster For 40 Million People By 2030

Millions of people will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by 2030, but not everyone will be getting the insulin they need. According to a study, 49 million might not have access to insulin in the next 12 years.

Health November 21, 2018

Doctors Respond To NRA By Calling For Additional Research On Gun-Related Injuries And Deaths

In the light of comments from the NRA, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a statement calling for more research that tackles gun-related injuries and deaths. The editorial came a few weeks after the Thousand Oaks shooting in California.

Health November 20, 2018

36 Sick With Chickenpox At North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate

Authorities confirmed 36 chickenpox cases at North Carolina school with one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state. It is considered the state's worst chickenpox outbreak in two decades.

Health November 20, 2018

Human Images From World's First Total-Body Scanner Unveiled

Human images from world's first total-body scanner unveiled

Health November 19, 2018

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