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Knee Bone Fabella Thought Lost To Human Evolution Shows Up In People With Arthritis

The fabella used to be rare in humans. Researchers now said that 39 percent of the world's population in 2018 likely have the knee bone. Arthritis sufferers are twice as likely to have fabella.

Health April 19, 2019

Researchers Identify Common Virus As Cause Of Mysterious Disease Paralyzing Children

AFM is a polio-like illness that causes paralysis in children. Researchers from the University of Minnesota now report they have found a link between the condition and a common virus.

Health April 19, 2019

32 Percent Of Gluten-Free Restaurant Food Contain Gluten: Study

About one-third of the foods served in restaurants in the United States tested positive for gluten despite being labeled gluten-free. People with celiac disease might become vulnerable when they eat out unless they scan their food to know the ingredients.

Health April 20, 2019

CDC Links Recent Listeria Outbreak With Deli Meat And Cheese

The CDC released a report confirming that deli products have caused eight people to be hospitalized due to Listeria infection. The public health agency is warning people who are at high risk of infection, including pregnant women and older adults.

Health April 20, 2019

EPA Announces New Rule Aimed To Limit Use Of Asbestos In The US

The EPA's Significant New Use Rule is designed to curb the continued use of asbestos in the United States. Under the initiative, companies will have to seek an EPA permit first before they could make or import the dangerous substance.

Health April 19, 2019

USDA Faces Lawsuit Over Claims There Is Poo On Chicken Meat

Feces in food? A non-profit group filed a lawsuit against USDA for failing to respond to their petition pushing for new food regulations that would prevent fecal contamination on poultry and meat products.

Health April 19, 2019

Scientists Discover Genes That Prevent People From Getting Fat

Genetics play a significant role in determining overall health, including weight. New research finds certain genetic variants that protect people from obesity as well as variants that trigger obesity.

Health April 19, 2019

Two Hours Screen Time Linked To Children's Behavioral Problems

A study by researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada revealed that kids who spend too much screen time than the average recommended time have a seven-fold increased risk of meeting the criteria for ADHD.

Health April 19, 2019

Late Ultrasound Scan May Prevent Thousands Of C-Section Births Per Year

Researchers in the UK are exploring the possibility of implementing late ultrasound screening for women who are in their 36th week of pregnancy. A new study suggests that the procedure can help reduce emergency caesarean deliveries.

Health April 19, 2019

Carl's Jr. To Sell CBD-Infused Burger: What To Expect From The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight

A cannabis-infused burger is coming Denver’s way. For one day only, Carl’s Jr. is testing out the double patty Rocky Mountain High cheeseburger on Saturday, April 20, for $4.20.

Health April 18, 2019

Google's Silicon Valley Employees Exposed To Measles After Visit Of Sick Individual

Silicon Valley employees were put at risk of measles after a Google visitor was found diagnosed with the disease. The public health department urged the public to get vaccinated.

Health April 18, 2019

New Type Of Antibody Can Hold HIV Virus At Bay For 4 Months

A clinical trial of an experimental injectable drug was proven effective in suppressing the HIV virus among patients diagnosed with it. Researchers reported that it is as effective as taking a cocktail of pills every day.

Health April 18, 2019

Programs Aimed At Improving Employee Wellness Yield Little Benefits, Says Study

New research found that employees exercised more regularly and had better weight management after enrolling in a wellness program. However, it does not result in a significant reduction on employee absenteeism nor healthcare cost in the short term.

Health April 18, 2019

Late Dinner And No Breakfast Can Be Deadly For Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack patients who skip breakfast and eat late-night dinners are likely to develop severe health effects. These include developing chest pain, suffering another heart attack, and or even dying within 30 days after their initial heart attack.

Health April 19, 2019

These Are The Best Breakfast Food For People With Type 2 Diabetes According To Science

People with type 2 diabetes would benefit the most from a low-carb breakfast, a previous study states. There are many options for a healthy, low-carb breakfast that are nutritious and easy to prepare.

Health April 18, 2019

Flight Attendant Who Works For Israel Airline El Al In Coma After Getting Measles

A woman who contracted measles has slipped into a coma after developing encephalitis. Health officials believe that she was vaccinated, but with just a single dose rather than the recommended two doses.

Health April 18, 2019

Cuddle Hormone Oxytocin May Help Treat Alcoholism

Alcohol-dependent individuals may benefit from a love drug called oxytocin. Scientists at Scripps Research found that oxytocin successfully blocked GABA signals, which are responsible for stress and addiction.

Health April 18, 2019

McDonald’s Apologizes To Chinese Customer Who Was Hospitalized After Sipping Chlorine-Contaminated Milk Tea

McDonald's lands itself in hot water as a customer lands in the hospital after drinking their milk tea. It turns out, the drink was laced with a chlorine compound used to kill bacteria.

Health April 18, 2019

Vaccinated Adults May Still Get Measles: Find Out If You Need Another Jab

The steady rise of measles cases prompts urgent vaccination to help prevent the spread of the disease. Even adults who have received measles vaccine as kids may consider getting reimmunization.

Health April 19, 2019

Genetic Test May Reveal Why Texas Baby Ja'bari Gray Was Born Without Skin

Three-month-old Ja'bari Gray was born without most of his skin, and doctors still can't confirm why. Now, medical experts say genetic testing may be the key.

Health April 18, 2019

Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies Recalled Due To Contamination With Unexpected Solidified Ingredient

Chewy Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies are the subject of a recent food recall. Company Mondelēz Global announced the recall of a selected batch of products after an ingredient solidified in the baking of the cookie.

Health April 18, 2019

Doctors Use HIV, Gene Therapy To Cure Bubble Boy Disease

Researchers developed a new way to treat SCID and doctors call this a cure. Children who received the new therapy are now producing the type of cells needed to fight infection.

Health April 17, 2019

Arsenic Could Be Next Big Thing In Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Drugs

A team of researchers believes that arsenic-based antibiotic could combat the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that affects 2 million people in the United States every year. The new antibiotic has been tested effective against multiple types of bacteria.

Health April 18, 2019

FDA Bans Sale Of Pelvic Mesh Product Amid Reports Of Injuries In Women

The FDA said pelvic mesh makers failed to provide a reasonable assurance that their products are safe and effective to use. This led to the agency banning the sale and distribution of all such products in the market.

Health April 17, 2019

Men With Beard Carry More Bacteria Than Dogs

Researchers who looked at bacterial samples from bearded men and dogs found that all 18 men had high microbial counts. Only 23 of the 30 dogs had high bacterial counts. Seven of the men also had so much bacteria in the beard they were likely to get sick.

Health April 17, 2019

Statins Do Not Produce Desired Effect In Half Of Patients

A new study says statins are only successful on one of two patients prescribed the medication. However, experts warn that there could be many reasons for this.

Health April 17, 2019

Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Risk For Premature Death

Resting heart rate is extremely important in assessing overall health. In a new study, a higher resting heart rate is found linked to a higher risk of death from any cause in men 50 years old and older.

Health April 17, 2019

Embracing 'Oneness' Helps Improve Satisfaction With Life, Study Finds

A new study explores the idea of oneness as it relates to people's life satisfaction. Results show that the higher oneness levels individuals have, the more satisfied they are about their lives.

Health April 17, 2019

Parents File Lawsuit Against Emergency Vaccination Orders In New York

An anonymous lawsuit filed against the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene claimed that the mandatory measles vaccination was unjustifiable and a violation of their legal rights. The petitioners appealed for a preliminary injunction and restraining order.

Health April 18, 2019

Two Cancer Patients In The US Receive Gene-Editing CRISPR Treatment

Two cancer patients in the United States have been treated using the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. Scientists confirmed that a U.S. CRISPR study is already underway.

Health April 17, 2019

No, 5 Hours Of Sleep Is Not Enough For Adults: Researchers Identify Common Sleep Misconceptions That Make People Sick

A new study by New York University researchers highlights the different myths surrounding sleep. The team aims to set the record straight regarding many of these misconceptions.

Health April 17, 2019

Intestinal Bacteria Can Sense Pregnancy And Help In The Development Of The Baby

The abundance of the bacteria Bifidobacterium increases during pregnancy. Researchers now find evidence the bacteria senses pregnancy and responds to it. How does this affect the baby’s development?

Health April 16, 2019

Large Majority Of Teen Dating Violence Victims Are Female, Says Study

Not only is teen dating violence common, but it can also be deadly. Most of the victims are females with crimes perpetrated by men older than them, according to a new study.

Health April 17, 2019

Many People Hold Unfounded Beliefs Regarding Sleep, Says Study

Researchers found that many Americans believe in sleep myths that might be detrimental to one's overall health. In a new study, they identified these common myths about sleep in order to debunk them.

Health April 16, 2019

Smelling Vanilla, Coffee, Or Peppermint May Reduce Cigarette Cravings

Most adult smokers say they want to quit, yet only about one in 10 cigarette smokers give up smoking for good each year. A study found that pleasant smells could actually help people give up smoking.

Health April 16, 2019

Superbug Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Hospital Patients' Hands And Nostrils

Researchers in Michigan have detected superbug antibiotic-resistant bacteria among hospital patients' hands and nostrils. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of following a strict hand-washing practice.

Health April 16, 2019

Animals In Petting Zoos Carry Highly Virulent Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Health experts warn about the potential of petting zoos becoming breeding grounds for multidrug resistant bacteria. Zoogoers can come into direct contact with these microbes when they interact with infected animals.

Health April 16, 2019

Neck Cracking Leaves Paramedic Natalie Kunicki Paralyzed

A young paramedic in London has suffered from stroke after cracking her neck last month. The patient now warns young people against the dangers of neck cracking.

Health April 16, 2019

FDA Added Sugar Label On Packed Food And Drinks May Prevent 1 Million Cases Of Cardiometabolic Diseases

A cost-effective study revealed that implementing the Food and Drug Administration's added sugar labeling policy could generate substantial health gains and cost savings. Among these gains include the reduction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Health April 16, 2019

Cannabis Users Need Twice As Much Anesthesia For Medical Procedures

Patients who regularly use cannabis are found to need much higher dosages of medication to achieve optimum sedation. With cannabis use becoming more common, medical experts are trying to better understand cannabis and its effects on the human body.

Health April 16, 2019

First 3D-Printed Heart With Human Tissue Offers Hope For Personalized Organs For Transplant

Scientists produce the first ever 3D printed heart complete with blood vessels and cells. Made from tissue taken from a patient, this 'personalized' organ is perfectly matched to the patient and expected to be received by the body without problems.

Health April 15, 2019

Falling For Phone Scams Could Be Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease In Seniors Who Showed No Symptoms Of Dementia

Seniors who have little or no awareness of potential scams were found to be at greater risk for mild cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope that a scam awareness test could help diagnose dementia sufferers in the future.

Health April 15, 2019

This Is How Tiger Woods Recovered From Crippling Back Injury

Tiger Woods showed that he has fully recovered from his crippling back injury with a recent Masters win. His journey was a tough road to tread, with numerous surgeries and painful setbacks along the way.

Health April 16, 2019

New York Heroin Use Figures Higher Than US Average

Many New York workers tested positive for heroin, according to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. The state’s average use rate for the opiate is higher than the national average.

Health April 15, 2019

Parental Behavior Important To Helping Kids With Anxiety Cope

A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children's anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.

Health April 16, 2019

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