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Device That Stimulates Nerves Could Help Improve Quality Of Life For Depressed Individuals

Researchers found that, although it does not alleviate depression symptoms, nerve stimulators can vastly improve the patient's quality of life. A new study claims that the device has seen better responses from treatment-resistant patients.

Health August 23, 2018

Coconut Oil Not Healthy For You: Harvard Professor Says It's 'Pure Poison'

A 50-minute German lecture focused on the claim that coconut oil is not healthy has gone viral. Harvard professor Karin Michels described coconut oil as 'pure poison,' and that it 'is one of the worst foods you can eat.'

Health August 22, 2018

E-Cigarettes Not Safe: Vaping May Damage DNA, Lead To Cancer

Another study, carried out by the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center, revealed that e-cigarettes are not safe. Vaping increases the levels of formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal, which are compounds that damage DNA, in the person's saliva.

Health August 21, 2018

First Case Of West Nile Virus In Arlington Confirmed

A resident of Arlington County has been diagnosed with West Nile, a virus commonly spread through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the virus has been reported in humans in 30 states.

Health August 20, 2018

11-Year-Old Boy Dying From Leukemia Asks People To Send Him Racing Stickers For His Casket

Caleb Hammond, an 11-year-old boy suffering from leukemia, was taken home from the hospital as he was no longer responding to cancer treatment. The young racing fan has a modest request for stickers, which will be used to decorate his casket.

Health August 20, 2018

Football Fan Day Canceled Over Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease Outbreak

According to West Virginia University authorities, five football players were found to have a hand, foot, and mouth disease. As a result, a scheduled Fan Day has been canceled for the safety of all involved.

Health August 19, 2018

Exposure To This Pesticide During Pregnancy Might Lead To Autism

A new study found that exposure to DDT in pregnant women can increase the risk of developing autism in children. The infamous agent was already banned in many countries during the 1960s.

Health August 18, 2018

FDA Approves Device For OCD Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation was previously approved by the FDA as a means to treat depression and headaches. Now, the FDA just approved a TMS device to help patients with OCD.

Health August 18, 2018

Low- And High- Carbohydrate Diets Linked To Greater Death Risk: 25-Year Study

How does a low-calorie diet fare when it comes to mortality risk? Not too well, but it may depend on the type of protein and fat one consumes.

Health August 18, 2018

How Common Are Phantom Smells, Or Smelling Things That Aren’t There?

If you smell rotten eggs, garbage, or spoiled food even when they aren’t there, you might be experiencing what’s called as phantom smells. This shouldn’t be ignored, according to a new study.

Health August 17, 2018

FDA Warns Veterinarians Of Pet Owners Potentially Using Animals To Get Opioid Prescription

The FDA is fighting on all fronts when it comes to the opioid epidemic. Veterinarians are called to partner with the agency in fighting the public health crisis.

Health August 16, 2018

Surgeon Sued For Wrongfully Removing Woman's Kidney In Botched Surgery

A surgeon allegedly removed a woman's healthy kidney during a surgery to remove her adrenal gland. She now suffers from kidney disease and is said to have depression and mental distress.

Health August 16, 2018

Certain Vegetables Might Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer: Study

Everyone always says that vegetables are good for you, but they never tell exactly which ones. Now, researchers have figured out which types of vegetables are beneficial for gut health, potentially preventing colon cancer.

Health August 16, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Kills Social Life By Triggering Feelings Of Loneliness And Isolation

Researchers have linked sleep deprivation with feelings of loneliness and isolation, as people without enough sleep avoid social interactions. Apparently, sleep deprivation has negative effects on a person's physical, mental, and social state.

Health August 16, 2018

21-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Recipient Of Face Transplant In The US

Katie Stubblefield became the youngest person to receive a full face transplant in the United States. Hers was the first total face transplant at Cleveland Clinic and the 40th all over the world.

Health August 15, 2018

Elephants' Cancer Resistance Due To 'Zombie' Gene: Can Humans Benefit From It?

Elephants have more cells than humans due to their size, which means that they should have a higher risk of cell mutations that lead to cancer. However, elephants rarely suffer the dreaded disease due to a newly discovered 'zombie' gene.

Health August 15, 2018

Mosquito Bite Causes Brain Swelling And Seizures Of 6-Year-Old Boy

A mom’s Facebook post warning about a rare condition caused by a single mosquito bite had now gone viral on the internet. Her 6-year-old son had suffered brain swelling and seizures due to a disease identified as La Crosse Encephalitis.

Health August 14, 2018

FDA Approves Digital Birth Control App For 1st Time: Is It Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natural Cycles, a digital birth control app. It is powered by an algorithm that is based on the rhythm method, but its effectiveness is not at 100 percent.

Health August 14, 2018

Scientists Create New Pill That Prevents You From Gaining Weight

Scientists took a pill typically used to treat glaucoma patients and found that it helped prevent weight gain even after intake of a high-fat diet. It only applies to mice for now, however.

Health August 13, 2018

Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

What is polycystic kidney disease? A woman required a kidney transplant for her condition and her husband of nearly three decades gladly donated his kidney just months before their 30th anniversary.

Health August 12, 2018

Pet Owners May Be Harming Pets On Purpose For Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Are people bringing their pets to veterinarians in hopes of opioid prescriptions? A new study finds that even veterinary clinics are not immune from the opioid epidemic.

Health August 12, 2018

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue light from smartphones are dangerous for your eyes. According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness.

Health August 11, 2018

Number Of Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorder Quadrupled In 15 Years

More and more pregnant women are being affected by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the country. Even the infants are affected, and some of them even experiencing withdrawal symptoms after birth.

Health August 11, 2018

Woman Dies From Rare Infection Days After Dog Bite

Two cases of a rare infection were reported just miles apart and days apart last June. One caused a man to lose four limbs, while the other cost a woman her life.

Health August 11, 2018

Man Fights Off And Kills Rabid Beaver That Attacked Him And Daughter While Kayaking

An afternoon of kayaking turned into a nightmare when a beaver attacked a father and daughter. Local authorities eventually confirmed that the beaver was indeed rabid.

Health August 11, 2018

Opioid Prescriptions Drop After Doctors Get Notified Of Own Patients' Fatal Overdoses

Can sending letters help reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths? Hundreds of doctors were sent notifications of the overdose deaths of their patients, leading to a reduction in opioid prescriptions.

Health August 10, 2018

Eating Crickets Good For Gut Health: Study

Edible insects are slowly becoming more maianstream in the United States and Europe. A new study shows just how beneficial edible insects can be, apart from their healthy nutritional content.

Health August 10, 2018

Exercise Is Good For The Brain Too, But Too Much Will Be Bad For It

Exercise has been further confirmed to be good both for a person's body and brain. However, people should refrain from exercising too much, as that will instead have a negative effect on mental health.

Health August 10, 2018

A Varied Diet Is Actually Making You Fat, Says Study

Many people think varied diets, or eating from a wide selection of different foods, lead to healthier eating patterns. According to the American Heart Association, however, it’s not that simple.

Health August 10, 2018

Men Who Wear Boxers More Likely To Have Higher Sperm Count, Says New Harvard Study

Listen up, men who want to have babies: wearing boxers might do you a favor instead of wearing briefs or other close-fitting undergarments. It turns out men who wear boxers have higher sperm count and concentration.

Health August 9, 2018

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?

Health August 9, 2018

Maryland Woman Tests Positive For Opiates While Giving Birth Because Of What She Ate For Breakfast

A woman was told that she tested positive for opiates while in labor at a Maryland hospital. She was confused by the drug test result, but eventually realized that the culprit was what she ate for breakfast that day.

Health August 8, 2018

American Heart Association Finds Link Between Prolonged Screen Time And Heart Disease In Children

Parents are encouraged to keep their children away from prolonged screen time since it’s linked to poor cardiovascular health and obesity. The American Heart Association recommends no more than two hours a day.

Health August 8, 2018

Lyme Disease Detected In All 50 States: Protect Yourself From The Tick-Borne Illness

Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness, is now found across all 50 states of the USA. This means that even people in places where Lyme disease was traditionally not a problem should start learning how to protect themselves from being infected.

Health August 7, 2018

Women Are More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Their Doctor Is A Woman, Too

A female doctor might be better than male doctors at treating female heart attack patients, according to a new study. It brings to light the issue of gender diversity in the emergency room.

Health August 7, 2018

You Shouldn’t Microwave Food In Plastic Containers, Or Put Them In The Dishwasher, Says New Research

The American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning the public against microwaving or dishwashing plastic containers, as they contain harmful chemicals that can be released upon being heated. The group also criticized additives that are presumed safe.

Health August 6, 2018

Pot Breathalyzer: California Company Creates THC-Detecting Breathalyzer For Safer Roads

The "world's first marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer" was developed by a California company. Several police departments are expected to test the device by this fall.

Health August 5, 2018

Human Swine Flu Cases Linked To Pigs At Family Fair

Human swine flu cases have been confirmed in relation to a recently concluded family fair in Michigan. The CDC recommends both exhibitors and attendees to be extra careful when dealing with pigs, especially ones suspected to be ill.

Health August 5, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Declared In Congo War Zone

A new Ebola outbreak has just been declared in a Congo war zone. This outbreak is much harder to combat because of the large refugee population and the higher chances of encountering militant groups in the region.

Health August 5, 2018

Young Man Survives ‘Internal Decapitation’ Where His Skull Was Separated From His Spine

A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.

Health August 5, 2018

Unapproved Antidepressant Is Causing Opioid-Like Symptoms, Raises Drug Abuse And Misuse Concerns

Tianeptine is considered an effective antidepressant drug that can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, its toxicity and opioid-mimicking characteristics make it a potential public health risk.

Health August 4, 2018

Snapchat Dysmorphia Alert: Doctors Concerned About Patients Getting Plastic Surgery Based On Snapchat Filters

Today, over 50 percent of people who go to plastic surgeons do so in order to look better in selfies. Doctors are concerned that social media filters and photo editing has caused many to experience Snapchat dymorphia.

Health August 4, 2018

Woman Sues California Hospital That Allegedly Performed C-Section On Her Without Anesthesia

What happens when a C-section is performed without anesthesia? A California mom was left screaming, pleading for help, and begging the doctors to stop cutting her.

Health August 4, 2018

Nearly 700 People Have Gotten Sick After Eating Chipotle

It’s not looking good for Chipotle. The Mexican grill fast food chain is now facing a bunch of lawsuits after nearly 700 people got sick from eating at one of its branches in Ohio.

Health August 3, 2018

Man's Limbs Amputated Due Rare Blood Infection Caught From Dog Licks: What Is Capnocytophaga?

A man remains positive even after losing four limbs to a blood infection that he got from dog saliva. The bacteria that infected him are not often harmful to humans but may cause severe illness in people with compromised health.

Health August 3, 2018

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