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Hep C Antiviral Lowers Risks Of Premature Deaths And Liver Cancer Progression

People who test positive for chronic hepatitis C infection could benefit from direct-acting antivirals. A French study found that the treatment reduces chances of premature death and progression to liver cancer.

Health February 12, 2019

Bat Showing Up At Indiana Pacers Game Triggers Rabies Scare

A bat that invaded last week's Indiana Pacers versus Los Angeles Clippers game last week might have rabies, public health officials said. The state health department is urging everyone who touched the bat to look into getting a rabies vaccination.

Health February 11, 2019

Authorities Confirm Mumps Cases In Houston ICE Facility

Several people were confirmed to have had mumps while at the ICE facility in Houston, Texas. Despite this, authorities say they do not think this poses a threat to the community.

Health February 9, 2019

Study Takes On 'Beer Before Wine' Drinking Myth

Will drinking wine before beer, as a popular age-old adage suggests, ease next day's hangover? A total of 90 people participated in a study that involves heavy drinking for science.

Health February 9, 2019

Burn Injuries From Viral Boiling Water Challenge Sending People To The Hospital

The viral boiling water challenge became popular amid record low temperatures in the United States. Unfortunately, the stunt is sending people to the hospital because of burns. Some suffered from face scald injuries.

Health February 9, 2019

Hundreds Join Antivax Rally In Washington Following Measles Outbreak

Parents and guardians marched down to Washington to oppose a bill that will require measles vaccination for students in public school. The bill is a response to an ongoing measles outbreak in the state.

Health February 9, 2019

Diabetes Pill Releases Insulin In The Gut Without Painful Injections

Researchers at MIT have developed an oral pill that can deliver insulin levels comparable to injectables. The capsule mimicked the self-orientation capability of African leopard tortoises that can blend with the shape of their environment.

Health February 9, 2019

Diet Drugs Make Mosquitoes Stop Biting, Study Finds

Is there a way to stop mosquitoes from biting humans? A team of researchers found that human diet drugs also worked to suppress the apetites of mosquitoes.

Health February 8, 2019

J&J First Big Pharma Company To Add Prices To Television Product Ads

Johnson & Johnson became the first company to add pricing information on pharmaceutical products being advertised on television. The anticoagulant Xarelto will soon have a list price and out-of-pocket cost in commercials.

Health February 9, 2019

FDA Statement Warns Of Link Between Breast Implants And Cancer

The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.

Health February 9, 2019

Common Protein May Be Causing Heart And Metabolic Health Issues, Says Study

New research suggested that a form of protein known as clusterin is linked to cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) risk due to its actions in the liver. CMS is a collection of conditions that elevates a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Health February 9, 2019

Los Angeles City Hall Planning To Remove Carpets Amid Typhus Outbreak

Amid a rat infestation, the Los Angeles city hall might remove all its carpets and replace it with different floorings. The City Council president has submitted a motion to conduct an investigation on the vermin problem.

Health February 7, 2019

Marijuana Use May Cause Sperm Count To Rise According To Harvard Research

Researchers investigated the effects of marijuana on fertility, particularly in a man's sperm count. They found that those who had smoked pot have a higher sperm concentration per ejaculate than those who never had the substance at all.

Health February 7, 2019

Most Common Reason For Medical Marijuana Use Is To Deal With Chronic Pain

A team of researchers probed whether people who reported to using medical marijuana do so because of evidence-based reasons. They found that 85 percent of users suffer from symptoms, which, according to previous research, can be alleviated using the drug.

Health February 6, 2019

Trump Puts Goal Of Eradicating AIDS Squarely In His Sights

President Donald J. Trump has joined the fight against HIV/AIDS. At his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he declared that he will ask for a budget that will go toward eradicating the epidemic in the United States.

Health February 6, 2019

Recent Study Strengthens Suspected Link Between Gut Microbiome And Depression

Researchers found that people who do not have a certain strain of bacteria typically found in the gut are more likely to experience depression. The findings are part of a larger study that links gut microbiome to mental health.

Health February 5, 2019

Women's Brains Are Aging Slower Compared To Men's Brains

Researchers found that on average, women's brains are three years younger than men's brains. The team believes that this explains why women tend to experience less cognitive decline in old age.

Health February 5, 2019

Hill's Recalls Select Canned Dog Food Over Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Hill's Pet Nutrition confirmed that its canned dog foods have elevated levels of vitamin D, which might seriously affect the health of pets, hence the voluntary recall of these products. The company said it was due to a supplier error.

Health February 4, 2019

New Study Notes Rise In Obesity-Related Cancer Cases In Younger Americans

The risk of obesity-related cancers has increased among millennials in the past two decades. The researchers blame the steep rise in the prevalence of obesity in young people in the United States and around the world.

Health February 4, 2019

Vaccines Administered At Workplaces Across 3 US States May Have Caused Infections

Kentucky Department of Public Health is conducting an investigation over contaminated vaccines that were administered at some businesses across three states. Workers who had the vaccine are encouraged to contact the DPH immediately.

Health February 4, 2019

Inflatable Smart Pill That Stays In Gut For A Month Could Better Track GI Disorders

A smart pill, resembling the texture and consistency of Jell-O, can track GI temperature for up to one month. The design was inspired by the defense mechanisms of pufferfish or blowfish.

Health February 4, 2019

Authorities Warn Of Possible Rubella Exposure In Detroit Auto Show

Attendees of an auto show might have been exposed to rubella from another attendee who was possibly contagious at the time. Rubella is also known as German measles.

Health February 3, 2019

Nearly 50 Percent Of Americans Have Heart-Related Disease, Study Finds

Nearly 50 Percent Of Americans Have Heart-Related Disease, Study Finds

Health February 2, 2019

Aerobic Exercise Good For The Brain, Says Study

A first-of-its-kind study revealed that daily aerobic exercise significantly improves brain health in young and middle-aged adults. The findings suggested that aerobic training may prevent or delay some age-related cognitive decline.

Health February 4, 2019

Youths Who Vape 4 Times Likelier To Try Cigarettes, Study Finds

How does vaping really affect teenagers? A new study finds that the teenagers who vape are four times more likely to try cigarettes and three times likelier to continue using them.

Health February 2, 2019

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste; Here's What The CDC Recommends

The government health agency found that many young kids are using too much toothpaste than they should be. This could lead to streaks on the teeth when they age.

Health February 2, 2019

Indulging In Alcohol Can Trigger DNA Change That Leads To Craving Even More Alcohol

Researchers found that heavy drinkers have altered their DNA. They hope that the new findings could one day help develop a treatment for excessive drinking, which continues to kill millions around the world.

Health February 1, 2019

American Lung Association Says The FDA Isn't Doing Enough To Keep E-Cigs Away From Children

American Lung Association issued a report that reviews the efforts of the federal government to restrict children's access to e-cigarettes. The FDA received a failing mark for allowing e-cigarette use among youths to rise in 2018.

Health February 1, 2019

Deleting Facebook Is Great For Mental Health, Says Acclaimed ‘Gold Standard’ Study

Deleting Facebook might do wonders for your mental health. A major new study found that unplugging from the site resulted in improved well-being, happiness, reduced anxiety, and more.

Health February 1, 2019

Study Sheds Light On Why Sleep Deprivation Makes Your Body Ache

A recent study at the UC Berkeley identified the reason why sleep loss increases body’s sensitivity to chronic pain. Their findings also explained how lack of sleep contributes to global issues such as consistent pain and even opioid addiction.

Health January 31, 2019

Researchers Uncover Secret To Lager Yeast's Effectiveness

Researchers identified the aspects that give lager beer its cold and crisp traits that many people around the world love. In two papers, they demonstrated how modern lager yeast became accustomed to the cold and sugar-hungry.

Health January 31, 2019

Climate Change Is Causing Higher Birth Defect Rates, Warns Study

The extreme heat caused by climate change will lead to more cases of congenital heart disease in the United States, according to researchers. Between 2025 and 2035, as many as 7,000 new cases will be reported, especially in the Midwest.

Health January 31, 2019

Gut Immune Cells Slow Down Metabolism And May Explain Why Some People Tend To Get Fat

In mice study, animals that lack the immune cell IEL remained trim despite consuming diets high in fat, salt, and sugar. Normal mice developed high blood pressure and became obese.

Health January 30, 2019

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support

Researchers in UK found that smokers who vaped are nearly twice as likely to quit the habit. The trial compared the efficacy of e-cigarettes and licensed smoking cessation aids.

Health January 30, 2019

Study Links Mental Health Problems With Body Clock

People who wake up early are more likely to have better mental health than night owls who stay up too late. In a massive new study, researchers identified genes responsible for the body clock.

Health January 30, 2019

Takeda Dengue Vaccine Showing Promising Results In Phase 3 Of Testing

In a press release, the company revealed that the experimental drug, TAK-003, was proven to be effective and safe. The upcoming vaccine showed immunity against four strains of dengue fever.

Health January 30, 2019

Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Health January 30, 2019

Israeli Biotech Company AEBi Claims Complete Cure For Cancer Could Be Ready Within A Year

AEBi said the MuTaTo cancer treatment will have minimal side effects and will be offered at a much lower cost compared with other treatments on the market. When will it become available?

Health January 29, 2019

Employee At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Infected With Hepatitis A Virus

A cast member of the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue dinner show at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. What were the precautions made to prevent more infections?

Health January 30, 2019

1 Percent Of US High School Seniors Use Dangerous Synthetic Drug: What Is Flakka?

Nearly 1 percent of high school seniors have used flakka. Of those who used the synthetic drug, more than 19 percent said they used it more than 40 times.

Health January 30, 2019

GMO Chickens Can Lay Eggs That Can Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens to produce proteins with cancer-fighting abilities. Researchers believe that this method can help develop an economical way to produce drugs in the future.

Health January 29, 2019

3 Most Dangerous Pandemics Threatening Humanity Share Alarming Link, Says Report

Researchers blamed Big Food, the entities that have vested commercial interest, for the three pandemics that threaten humanity: obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. They call for political intervention to address the issues.

Health January 29, 2019

New Guidelines Steer Doctors Away From Prescribing Warfarin For Atrial Fibrillation

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued a new guideline that encourages the use of novel oral anticoagulants for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. The drug warfarin should only be prescribed to some patients.

Health January 29, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment Linked To Dementia

Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Health January 28, 2019

High Level Of Screen Time Linked To Delays In Child Development

A study that involved about 2,400 toddlers found that the more screen time children have, the worse they fare in development tests. How much time should children spend viewing screens?

Health January 28, 2019

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