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Membrane In Digestive System Identified As New Organ Of The Human Body

The mesentery is previously thought to be a fragmented structure in the digestive system but evidence suggests it is one continuous organ. What is the significance of recognizing the membrane as an organ?

Health January 4, 2017

L’Oreal’s Smart Hairbrush Unveiled At CES 2017, Offers Clues Of Hair Damage And Breakage

The Kerastase Hair Coach, developed by French cosmetics and beauty company L'Oreal and consumer electronics firm Withings, is a connected smart hairbrush launched recently at CES 2017.

Health January 4, 2017

Put The Q-Tip Down: Doctors Release New Guidelines For Earwax Removal

Updated clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology released last Jan. 3 warned about the dangers of using cotton swabs on one’s ears, urging people to let their earwax naturally protect their ears.

Health January 4, 2017

Here Are The US States With The Worst Bed Bug Infestations

Baltimore comes in at number one in a pest control company's annual list of U.S. states with the worst bed bug infestations. Ten percent more people nationwide, too, are now affected by these crawlies.

Health January 4, 2017

Researchers Urge Caution Around Psilocybin Use, Warn About Bad ‘Magic Mushroom’ Trips

Psilocybin-containing magic mushrooms can give quite the trip, and when it’s bad, it’s bad, according to a survey carried out by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Health January 4, 2017

Experts Advise Creatine Not For Below 18 But Supplement Stores Are Not Listening

Even after pediatricians’ warning on the usage of creatine among children less than 18 years of age, the supplement stores and retailers are still recommending it to youngsters. Creatine supplement is used for muscle building and to improve athletic performance.

Health January 4, 2017

Nanohyperthermia Uses Heat To Soften, Make Tumors More Receptive To Cancer Treatment

Treating cancer can get tricky because targeting tumor cells leads to the destruction as well of healthy cells. Now, researchers have discovered how to soften tumors with heat, making them more receptive to treatment.

Health January 5, 2017

What Made Zika So Deadly? 7 Proteins May Be To Blame, Say Researchers

Zika caused a public health emergency last year. Now, researchers have identified key proteins that may have been responsible for the virus’ severity, taking them a step closer to mitigating threats Zika still has.

Health January 4, 2017

Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Often Misdiagnosed: What Are Its Symptoms?

A newly recognized illness blamed to heavy and long-term use of marijuana is often misdiagnosed because it is relatively unknown. What are its symptoms and how is it treated?

Health January 2, 2017

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.

Health January 4, 2017

Pakistani City Launches New Anti-Polio Drive As Rare Strain Surfaces

The Southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan launches a special anti-polio drive as the rare Type 2 polio virus surfaced in sewage samples. Officials have recruited religious leaders for the mission amid resistance of extremists to immunization campaigns.

Health January 3, 2017

Adult Women Who Eat More Fruits, Vegetables And Fish Have Fewer Acne: Study

Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help lower the risk of developing acne for adult women, a new study says. Keeping stress levels low can also reduce a person's likelihood for the skin condition.

Health January 3, 2017

Stem Cell Research: How Scientists Grew Stomach Tissue In A Lab

Researchers have successfully developed a tissue-engineered human stomach in a laboratory using stem cells. The resulting organ can be used to understand various diseases in the digestive system, as well as develop better treatment for them.

Health January 6, 2017

Children With Obese Parents May Be At Risk Of Developmental Delays, Say NIH Researchers

Parental obesity can directly affect children, according to NIH researchers. In a study, they showed that obese mothers and fathers can increase risks of child developmental delays.

Health January 2, 2017

Going On A New Diet? Don’t Expect Your Gut Bacteria To Be On Your Side, Says Study

The new year is a great time to get started on a new diet. Researchers, however, warn that your gut bacteria may have other things in mind, not letting you enjoy right away the benefits of eating healthier.

Health January 2, 2017

Iron Deficiency Anemia Linked To Hearing Loss: JAMA Study

A recent study suggests that iron deficiency anemia could be associated with the hearing loss condition. While IDA is a common and an easily correctable disease, further understanding of the link between the two is required to open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of hearing loss.

Health January 3, 2017

Nearly Half Of Deployed US Soldiers Drink 1 Energy Drink Per Day: Why This Is Bad For Military Performance

Many U.S. soldiers see energy drinks as a mission essential. Excess consumption though poses health risks that can impair performance in the military setting.

Health December 31, 2016

10-Month-Old Massachusetts Baby Revived Twice After Being Exposed To Deadly Fentanyl

A 10-month-old baby girl had to be resuscitated by doctors twice after she had suddenly stopped breathing. It was later discovered that the child had ingested traces of the dangerous opiate fentanyl in her system.

Health January 3, 2017

Lack Of Standards For Baby Cereals Puts Health Of Children In Low-Income Countries At Risk

Premixed baby cereals can provide young children with the nutrients they need to develop properly. However, inconsistent nutritional content in complementary food products can lead to malnutrition instead.

Health December 31, 2016

Blue Bell Wants To Return To Normalcy After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell wants the precautions, placed on the company by federal regulators, to be removed. The company proposes that a testing approach should replace it, which would require it to destroy products only if listeria contamination is confirmed.

Health December 31, 2016

US Department Of Defense Warns Soldiers About Consuming Too Much Energy Drink

Health experts in the U.S. military warn servicemen about the dangers of drinking too much energy drink. This type of beverage contains high amounts of caffeine and sugar, which could cause serious damage to the body.

Health December 31, 2016

Facial Wash St. Ives Apricot Scrub Faces Lawsuit Over Ingredient That May Cause Skin Damage

St. Ives Apricot Scrub parent company Unilever faces a lawsuit over the ingredient used in its popular skin product. The plaintiffs said this ingredient can cause skin damage.

Health December 30, 2016

CAR-T Cell Therapy Effective Against Aggressive Brain Tumors, Say City Of Hope Researchers

New case study published reported regression in brain cancer patient after a CAR-T based treatment. The patient, who was a 50 year old man with methastasis, now has a chance at surviving the disease.

Health January 1, 2017

Top 10 Health News Of 2016: Zika Virus, Opioid Crisis, Marijuana Legalization, And More

Throughout 2016, many health issues have come to the attention of the public space. From discovering potential treatments addressed at curing deadly diseases to concerns on people's unhealthy lifestyles, this year has shed new light on various public health topics.

Health December 31, 2016

Obesity And Inactivity: Study Uses Mouse Model To Show Why Obese Individuals Have Low Motivation To Move

Is it inactivity that causes obesity or obesity that makes people turn into couch potatoes? It’s a “chicken and egg” scenario that a recent study clarified using a mouse model.

Health January 1, 2017

CRISPR Has An Off Switch: Researchers Identify Anti-CRISPR Proteins To Inactivate Gene Editing System

CRISPR holds a lot of promise but there’s definitely room for improvement. Researchers have identified anti-CRISPR proteins that can act as an off switch for the gene editing system, making it safer to use.

Health December 31, 2016

Spending Time At The Sauna Lowers Dementia Risk For Men: Study

Going to the sauna may be a way of relaxing one’s mind and body but it actually has hidden advantages. According to a recent study, men who take frequent sauna baths have a lower risk of dementia.

Health December 31, 2016

Indoor Smoking Bans Helping Children Breathe Easier: Fewer Asthma-Related ER Visits In Kids Reported

The indoor smoking ban has remarkably helped children breathe easier, reported a recent study. Researchers have found that the number of asthma-related emergency room visits by children has been reduced following the ban.

Health January 1, 2017

Mysterious Illness Linked To Marijuana Use Spikes In States That Legalized Weed

Doctors see rising cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in states that legalized marijuana. What are the symptoms of this condition and how can it be treated?

Health December 29, 2016

Researchers Develop Heat-Activated Penile Implant That Can Restore Sexual Function In ED Sufferers

A newly developed penile implant offers better relief for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. The device works by expanding the size of the penis using a heat-activated exoskeleton made from nitinol.

Health December 30, 2016

Bill Gates: World Is Vulnerable To Deadly Flu Epidemic In Next Decade

In an interview with the BBC, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates expressed his concern about the world's inability to handle deadly epidemics in the future. He said global emergency response systems need to be strengthened and better treatments developed.

Health December 31, 2016

Children With Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis Can Achieve Remission Through Diet Therapy

Children suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can achieve remission by mere intake of a special nutritious diet called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Eating SCD saves patients, particularly children, from life long side effects of medication and steroids.

Health January 1, 2017

Researchers Discover Crucial Component In The Brain Responsible For Delayed Trauma After A Stressful Event

Researchers from India recently found how a single incident of trauma causes delayed but long-term psychological stress. The stressful event increases the electrical activity of a specific region of the brain, noted the study.

Health December 30, 2016

This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases With Just One Puff From A Patient

Diagnosing illnesses can sometimes take a lot of time and money. But a new type of breathalyzer, developed by researchers in Israel, can now determine a person's illness simply by getting a quick read of their breath.

Health December 29, 2016

Big Brains Are Rare: Here’s Why

New research suggests that larger brains have a higher energy expenditure. The study can be paired with the results of another research, concerning the metabolic implications of larger brains.

Health January 1, 2017

Researchers Discover New Drug Agent For Glioblastoma Multiforme: New Treatment Option For The Deadliest Brain Cancer?

A team of researchers discovered a new drug for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. A novel pharmaceutical agent carefully designed with certain chemical properties could help in preventing invasion of GBM cells as a result of radiation, reports the study.

Health January 1, 2017

Over 2,000 Genetic Mutations Can Be Present In Tumors Of The Same Cancer Type: Study

The analysis of tumor cells belonging to patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer may explain why such tumors are so hard to treat. More than 2,000 genetic variations can be found in the same tumor, sometimes only in particular places.

Health December 31, 2016

Melanoma Cases, Deaths Down In Northeast States, Says Study

New research analyzing the incidence of melanoma cases within the United States from 2003 to 2013 reveals disparities among states and regions. Awareness programs would be among the most effective means of preventing this type of cancer.

Health December 29, 2016

NIH Testing Injectable Cabotegravir To Prevent HIV: Move Over, Truvada?

Injectable cabotegravir is being tested by the NIH in an effort to develop other HIV prevention options. Currently, the oral tablet Truvada is the only HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis approved for use.

Health December 29, 2016

Fertility Clinic Investigates Possible Mix-Up That May Have Left 26 Women Fertilized With Wrong Sperm

A procedural error may have resulted in 26 women being wrongly fertilized. Fertility clinic UMC Utrecht launched an investigation to determine the best course of action for the incident.

Health December 29, 2016

FDA Warns Against Hacking Medical Devices Like Artificial Pacemakers: New Cybersecurity Guidelines Set

The threat of hacking comes with the many technological advancements of late, and medical devices are not an exception. The FDA now issues stricter guidelines when it comes to the privacy of medical facilities and medical device users.

Health December 31, 2016

Medical Marijuana: Traffic Deaths Drop In States That Legalized Cannabis Use

While the debate on medical marijuana continues, a surprising new finding relating to its legalization has surfaced. Traffic death rates dropped significantly in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Health December 30, 2016

Cancer Research In 2016: Obama, Silicon Valley Pledge Support In The Fight Against Cancer

Influential people stepped up in 2016 to join the fight against cancer. Find out just how much these influencers invested in cancer research.

Health December 31, 2016

Taking Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Help Lower Asthma Risk For Babies: Study

Researchers in Denmark have discovered a potential link between fish oil and better protection from asthma. Their study suggests that mothers who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy make their babies less likely to develop the respiratory condition.

Health December 29, 2016

Can People Be Addicted To Caffeine?

A man's fight to clear his name of DUI charges raises a question about one of the world's most popular beverage: coffee. What does this incident tell us about the effects of caffeine on the human body?

Health December 30, 2016

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