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Researchers Uncover Potential Reason Why COPD Patients Lose Ability To Repair Lung Damage On Their Own

COPD patients lose the ability to repair lung damage as their disease progresses. Researchers now know why and how this happens exactly, taking a step closer to developing new COPD treatment.

Health December 20, 2016

Turning Off Fat Protein Improves Blood Sugar, Reduces Body Fat: Study

Fatty liver disease and obesity typically coincide. Now, researchers have found that turning off a protein in liver and fat tissues can have a hand in improving blood sugar levels and reducing body fat.

Health December 20, 2016

Black Lung Disease Resurgence: CDC Report Identifies Cases Of Progressive Massive Fibrosis In Kentucky

The number of black lung disease cases could be 10 times more than estimated by federal regulators, noted recent reports. About 60 black lung cases were reported in miners from eastern Kentucky in a single radiology practice, revealed the CDC.

Health December 20, 2016

Alcohol Poisoning In Russia: Dozens Die After Drinking Lotion Containing Toxic Methanol

Dozens of people in Russia died after drinking lotion with toxic alcohol. Although the bottles have a warning stating that they are not intended for internal use, the contents were still consumed like alcohol.

Health December 19, 2016

Drug Companies Poured 780 Million Painkiller Pills Into West Virginia

West Virginia has shipped a giant number of painkillers inside the state, from 2007 to 2012. Prior to the investigation, which found these alarming numbers, nobody ever reported suspicious activities of the pharmacies throughout state.

Health December 20, 2016

Got Weight Loss New Year's Resolutions? Here Are The Best Apps To Help You Lose Weight

Your smartphone can be your best health guru for the New Year. There are many weight loss apps you can use to help you lose weight without the need for expensive trainers, dietitians or gym memberships.

Health December 20, 2016

Diet Trends 2017: Say Hello To Souping, Bush Food, Vegetarian Comfort Food And More

Going vegetarian will be trendy in 2017. Increasing demand for meat-free food, lower prices for plant-based food and the rapid growth of home-delivery food ventures seem to augment the popularity of vegetarian food, soups and dairy-based products.

Health December 19, 2016

Scientists Are Looking To Improve People's Confidence By Tapping Into Their Brains

Researchers have found a way to stimulate confidence in patients' brains. The technique they are using is called neurofeedback, and it refers to the type of pattern of the brain activity that can be stimulated while completing a task.

Health December 19, 2016

HEB, Albertsons, Safeway Voluntarily Recall Bakery Products Due To Salmonella Contamination

Albertsons, H-E-B and Safeway are recalling a number of bakery products on potential Salmonella contamination in products supplied by Dawn Food Products. High Heat Nonfat Dry powdered milk supplied by Valley Milk Products to Dawn is reportedly the reason behind the recall.

Health December 20, 2016

Early Risers Can Never Be Night Owls: Researchers Discover Why Morning People Should Not Work At Night

Researchers find out the science of how night owls can perform admirably even when faced with sleep deprivation.

Health December 23, 2016

ALERT! Nightmare Superbug CRE May Be Spreading Beyond Hospitals: CDC

New cases of a superbug infection may have been contracted outside of healthcare facilities. Six people in Colorado were recently reported to have the 'nightmare superbug.'

Health December 18, 2016

9,600 Emergency Responders May Have Mistakenly Been Exposed To Deadly Ricin

Federal Emergency Management Agency exposed about 9,600 first responders to toxic ricin for the past five years. The agency shipped toxic version of ricin believing that it was purchasing less toxic one since 2011.

Health December 19, 2016

Researchers Develop New Way To See Proteins In Motion

A new imaging technique helping to see proteins in live motion has been developed. Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center made this stride by applying electric field pulses and X-ray beams on the protein strands.

Health December 20, 2016

Living Bandage: Researchers Trial New Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Injuries On Humans

Meniscal tears are some of the most common injuries that affect sportsmen around the world. Due to a new treatment developed in the United Kingdom, these injuries could be treated by using stem cells, thus improving the recovery process.

Health December 18, 2016

Deaths From Synthetic Opioid Overdose Up By 72 Percent: CDC

The number of deaths caused by overdose of synthetic opioids in 2014 dramatically increased in 2015. According to CDC, fentanyl is one of the most powerful drugs that contributed to this status quo.

Health December 17, 2016

Obama Admin Abandons Medicare Drug-Reimbursement Plan

Medicare Plan B will not be finalized before the Obama administration leaves office. Most of the Republicans and even a few Democrats were thrilled to hear the news.

Health December 18, 2016

US Federal Judge Blocks Texas Rules On Fetal Tissue Burial

A Judge in the United States halted the regulation demanding the burial or cremation of fetal tissues of abortion and miscarriages. However, the supporters of the law note that funeral practices are like providing dignity to the dead fetus.

Health December 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders Is Back To Work After Skin Cancer Was Removed From His Cheek

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders underwent a minor surgery on Thursday, Dec. 15, to remove a small basal cell carcinoma from his cheek. His staff said the senator was able to return to work following the hour-long procedure.

Health December 17, 2016

Synthetic Drug 85 Times More Potent Than Marijuana Caused 'Zombie' Outbreak In New York

Researchers have identified the synthetic drug that caused several New Yorkers to enter a 'zombielike' state in July as AMB-FUBINACA. Originally developed by Pfizer, its patent was likely used by illegal drug labs to produce a new drug compound.

Health December 17, 2016

Can Pets Benefit From Medical Marijuana?

The use of medical marijuana may still be a controversial topic for most people. But how will the conversation change when it comes to treating our beloved pets who are in pain?

Health December 17, 2016

Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Also Triggers Inflammatory Response In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bacteria that are responsible for causing periodontal diseases could be contributing to rheumatoid arthritis, reports a recent study. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans stimulates the citrullinated protein production in the body, which could be leading to a series of reactions that results in arthritis.

Health December 18, 2016

Obama Admin Bans States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

A new rule of the Obama administration, which would forbid states from choosing not to fund Planned Parenthood, is to become active just two days before President-elect Trump begins his term. The rule is seen as a last attempt to maintain the status quo, but it will most likely be challenged.

Health December 17, 2016

DEA Declares CBD And Other Marijuana Extracts Illegal Under New Rule

A new ruling of the DEA declared CBD along with other marijuana extracts as illegal. While widely contested, the classification uses the potential threat that misuse and abuse pose.

Health December 16, 2016

Airline Pilots Report Having Suicidal Thoughts: Other Occupations With High Suicide Rates

Many airline pilots suffer from depressive symptoms and more than 4 percent have suicidal thoughts. What other occupations in the United States have high suicide rates?

Health December 16, 2016

Cancer Can Spread Even Before Tumors Develop: Here’s How

Researchers from two renowned universities have found independently that breast cancer metastases could be caused as a result of spreading of early stage cancer cells. The turning off of the tumor suppressor p38 and switching on of HER2 oncogene could be assisting the dissemination, report the studies.

Health December 18, 2016

Alternative Pacemaker Therapy: First Functional Pacemaker Cells Developed From Human Stem Cells

Scientists at McEwen Centre, Toronto, Canada created the first ever biological functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells. The biological pacemakers could be the future replacements of the electronic ones.

Health December 18, 2016

MRI During Pregnancy Helps Detect Brain Defects In Fetus: Study

Ultrasounds are a standard for most expecting mothers. Now a UK based study suggests expecting mothers to go a step further and undergo an additional MRI scan for a more accurate diagnosis of fetal brain defects.

Health December 23, 2016

Can Aging Be Reversed? Scientists Discover Anti-Aging Breakthrough In Older Mice

Scientists from the Salk Institute were able to reverse cellular aging in mice through genetic partial programming. By manipulating four genes, the researchers converted the cells back into their embryonic states.

Health December 24, 2016

Higher Income Linked To Lower Stress Levels And Better Health

With the rich becoming richer and the poor becoming poorer, just how does this trend affect the population's overall health? Those among the higher-income Americans report having lower stress levels and being in better health compared to their lower-income counterparts.

Health December 17, 2016

Regular Use Of Painkillers May Cause Hearing Loss In Women

Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen regularly over a long time is linked to increased risk for hearing loss in women. How do these painkillers compromise hearing?

Health December 15, 2016

Lab-On-A-Chip Technique Simplifies Detecting Cancer DNA Biomarkers, Enables Development Of Viable Diagnostic Tests

Lab-on-a-chip or LOC technique is an innovative technique that helps in detecting cancer at an early stage and facilitates the development of feasible diagnostic tests. It requires low volume of fluids and improves portability, consistency and pace of lab processes.

Health December 17, 2016

Researchers Turn To RNA Nanoparticles To Overcome Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer

New research showed that using nanoparticles in the treatment of breast cancer can stop the disease from spreading and make cancer cells respond to tamoxifen therapy. The nanodelivery system showed promise in overcoming treatment resistance among breast cancer patients.

Health December 16, 2016

Aspirin Found To Slow The Spread Of Colon, Pancreatic Cancer

Latest study shows that aspirin can be efficient in reducing the spread of colon and pancreatic cancer. The anti-platelet effect of the medicine prevents the growth of certain types of tumors.

Health December 15, 2016

UK Becomes First Country To License IVF Treatment For 3-Parent Babies

Britain's fertility regulator has approved to license three-parent baby fertility treatment. Babies conceived through mitochondrial transfer could be born as early as next year.

Health December 15, 2016

Runners Have Greater Functional Connectivity In Their Brains, Says Study

Running is a great way to keep the body healthy. Now, researchers have discovered that the physical activity also imparts advantages for the brain by offering greater functional connectivity.

Health December 16, 2016

Women Denied Abortion Access May Have Higher Risk Of Mental Health Issues

A longitudinal study showed that women who had abortion are less exposed to mental health issues than the ones who didn't. Research also suggests women should be informed about medical facts to make the right choice.

Health December 15, 2016

Hundreds Of Airline Pilots Depressed And Some Have Suicidal Thoughts

An anonymous online survey revealed that hundreds of airline pilots likely suffer from depressive symptoms and some have suicidal thoughts. Last year, a Germanwings copilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed the plane.

Health December 15, 2016

FDA Issues Safety Warning Against Anesthetic Use In Pregnant Women, Children Below 3

FDA warning raised concern about prolonged or repeated use of anesthetics in infants or mothers in their third trimester of pregnancy. The practice was associated with cognitive development issues as well as behavioral consequences.

Health December 15, 2016

Cholesterol-fighting Statins Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk: Study

Statins are effective at lowering cholesterol levels but researchers have also discovered that the drug also holds potential as treatment to lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Health December 15, 2016

Men To File Lawsuit Over Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal That Caused Them To Grow Breasts

Thousands of men who suffered from the side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal prepare to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The drug cause boys and men to grow breasts.

Health December 14, 2016

Mutations In Genes Essential To Life Play A Role In Autism Spectrum Disorder Development

ASD development has been connected to essential genes. According to new research, mutations at the level of essential genes is crucial in developing autism spectrum disorders.

Health December 15, 2016

Can’t Smell Asparagus In Your Pee? Here’s Why

A study published in The BMJ analyzed the reason why only some people detect the unpleasant smell of urine in people who eat asparagus. It seems the causes of the phenomenon are related to several genetic variations.

Health December 15, 2016

Narcolepsy Drug Could Aid Weight Loss For Food Addicts

People addicted to food could be treated with a regular narcolepsy drug, reports a recent study. Modafinil, a drug used in treating impulsiveness in ADHD and schizophrenia, might help reduce the impulsiveness in food addicts as well, noted the researchers.

Health December 15, 2016

Having More Social Connections Ups Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A large study has found that breast cancer patients with more social connections have higher chances of survival. Everything truly is better when you’re with friends.

Health December 15, 2016

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