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Large Parts Of Europe Could Be At Risk From Diseases Spread By Insects

Scientists warned that climate change will bring mosquitos that carry diseases like dengue and chikungunya to Europe. The authorities should begin preparing for outbreaks of tropical diseases transmitted through insect bites.

Health April 16, 2019

Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard Who Made Breakthroughs In Neuroscience Passed Away At 93

Dr. Paul Greengard was awarded the Nobel Prize for his study that led to the understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other. His research also led to the advancement of treatment for neurological disorders.

Health April 15, 2019

Trials Underway For 5-Minute iPad Test To Spot Early Signs Of Dementia

UK-based researchers have developed a quick and easy way to diagnose early signs of dementia. The test makes use of AI and different images to determine whether a patient is suffering from symptoms of the disease.

Health April 15, 2019

DNA Tests Show Fertility Doctor Jan Karbaat Used Own Sperm To Father 49 Children

Jan Karbaat had impregnated several of his fertility clients using his sperm. His repeated violation of patients over the years resulted in 49 children.

Health April 15, 2019

High Stress Can Lead To Heart Attacks: 5 Simple Ways To Manage And Reduce Stress Levels

A new Swedish study found that stress and even anticipating stress can increase the risks of heart-related diseases. Suggested techniques on managing stress include eating healthy, exercising regularly, and meditating.

Health April 15, 2019

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Drug May Also Prevent, Slow Kidney Disease

A drug commonly used for diabetes is shown to make an impact on kidney disease as well. Research test Janssen Pharmaceuticals' Invokana in a landmark study that could change the lives of millions around the world.

Health April 15, 2019

Arizona Woman Michelle Myers Wakes Up With British Accent After Sleeping With Headache

For two years, an American who has never stepped foot outside the country has been speaking completely in a British accent. What is Foreign Accent Syndrome and who is vulnerable to it?

Health April 15, 2019

NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot Warns About 'Measles Party': Why Deliberate Exposure To Infectious Disease Is Dangerous

In New York City, where the measles outbreak has been wreaking havoc, parents are holding 'measles parties' to help their unvaccinated children contract the disease. Here's why purposefully exposing young people to measles is a bad idea.

Health April 14, 2019

Measles Outbreak Kills Over 1,200 In Madagascar Amid Lack Of Resources To Fight Infectious Disease

The current measles outbreak has killed over 1,200 in Madagascar. The World Health Organization and the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar have coordinated nationwide response activities to address the epidemic.

Health April 15, 2019

Scientists Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.

Health April 15, 2019

14,000 Pounds Of Pork And Beef Recalled From Denver Processing Plant That Operate After Hours And Without Inspection

The Department of Agriculture ordered Denver Processing to recall thousands of its raw pork and beef products from markets. The company had allegedly violated the agency's guidelines by producing after regular operation hours.

Health April 15, 2019

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melons

Pre-cut melon and fruits produced by Caito Foods were identified as the possible sources of the Salmonella outbreak in nine states. The CDC and FDA issued public warnings on the recalled food product.

Health April 14, 2019

11-Year-Old Autistic Boy Danny Bullen Speaks First Full Sentence Hours After Stem Cell Treatment

Human embryonic stem cell proved to be beneficial to an 11-year-old boy who is non-verbal and autistic. Danny Bullen’s family said he should undergo the treatment for two or three times to achieve optimal results.

Health April 16, 2019

Forcing Smiles At Work Leads To Heavy Drinking, Study Finds

Can faking a smile for customers affect employees at work? A new study finds that it leads employees to engage in heavy drinking during their off hours.

Health April 14, 2019

Taking Cancer Genetic Instructions Apart Could Lead To New Treatments

By using CRISPR, scientists have found a way to target the vulnerable genes in cancer and destroy them in the process. Chemotherapy might not be an option for cancer treatment in the near future.

Health April 14, 2019

Pet Immunization Rate Drops Amid Growing Anti-vaxx Movement

Anti-vaxx sentiments have spread even to pet owners. Veterinarians have recorded declining pet immunization — a situation that could be dangerous to animals and even humans.

Health April 14, 2019

Microbiome In Newborn Baby's Stool May Predict Risk Of Weight Problems By Age 3

Bacteria present in a newborn baby’s first poop could determine the risk of obesity later in life. Researchers also found that antibiotic use during pregnancy could alter the composition of microbiome responsible for a range of health outcomes.

Health April 14, 2019

Fecal Transplant Reduces Nearly 50 Percent Of Autism Symptoms In Children

Children with ASD who received healthy donor gut bacteria through Microbiota Transfer Therapy showed improvements in behavior and digestive symptoms. Fecal transplant thus holds potential as a treatment for children with ASD who also have gastrointestinal problems.

Health April 13, 2019

How To Protect Yourself And Your Family This Tick Season

The beginning of spring also means the start of tick season. This year, experts warned that there will likely be high tick activity after a wet winter and warm weather.

Health April 13, 2019

Immune System May Contribute To Tooth Decay And Cavities

A new study suggests that immune cells in the human body can help cause teeth to decay and tooth-colored fillings to fail. Neutrophils have been shown to produce more damage to the teeth than bacterial infections.

Health April 13, 2019

Zinc Oxide Reduced Body Odor By Killing Responsible Bacteria

Zinc oxide could effectively reduce body odor and heal wounds, a new study in Amsterdam revealed. This means deodorants could someday contain zinc oxide to treat body odor.

Health April 14, 2019

Fisher-Price Issues Recall Of Millions Of Rock 'N Play Baby Sleepers

With over 30 infant deaths linked to its popular Rock n' Play sleeper, Fisher-Price conducted a voluntary recall of the product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also advised parents to immediately stop using the product.

Health April 14, 2019

Microbes Living In Different Parts Of Human Body Can Still Swap Genes

Researchers found that 60 percent of the horizontal gene transfer in the human body take place between microbes that are far apart. The process can help understand the evolution of microbes and address the emergence of superbugs.

Health April 13, 2019

Ground Beef Linked To E. Coli Outbreak That Sickened 109 From 6 States

More than a hundred people have suffered from the sudden outbreak of E. coli in the United States. Now, CDC has traced the source to ground beef.

Health April 13, 2019

Hospital Curtains Could Be Carriers Of Deadly Bacteria: Study

A new study revealed that privacy curtains in hospitals could be potential carriers of deadly bacteria. Other hospital equipment and tools could also be contaminated, experts said.

Health April 13, 2019

Limiting Carbohydrates Intake At Breakfast May Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Restricted carbohydrate intake during breakfast was found to be effective in preventing blood sugar spikes among type 2 diabetes patients. Excess sugar levels in the blood could make the body struggle to produce insulin.

Health April 13, 2019

Inmate Rebecca Smith Files Lawsuit Over Scabies Outbreak At Michigan Women's Prison

The lawsuit alleges the outbreak started in 2017, but the Michigan Department of Correction only publicly acknowledged the issue this year. It said the defendants failed to make reasonable steps to mitigate the infection and treat inmates.

Health April 13, 2019

US Emergency Rooms See Spike In Children Who Swallow Coins, Toys: What To Do If Your Child Swallows Foreign Object

Cases of foreign-object ingestions among young American children has nearly doubled over the past 20 years. Child safety experts advise parents and caregivers to always keep an eye out for signs of accidental swallowing.

Health April 14, 2019

Smiling Can Actually Make People Happier, Study Finds

Can the simple act of smiling really make a person feel happy? The debate has been going on for decades, but researchers now find that it actually can.

Health April 13, 2019

Taking Short Breaks Helps Solidify Memory When Learning A New Skill

A new study suggests taking short breaks can help when trying to learn a new skill. It is during the breaks that the mind helps to 'solidify' the new skill in our memory.

Health April 12, 2019

Woman Discovers Tie-dye Rash All Over Her Body Was Rare Sign Of Anal Cancer

A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.

Health April 12, 2019

ER Visits For Kids Swallowing Small Objects Has More Than Doubled Says Study

Researchers found that more than 759,000 children ended up in the emergency room for ingesting a foreign object. Coins and small toys or toy parts were identified as the most common objects swallowed accidentally by children younger than 6 years old.

Health April 12, 2019

A Whopping One-Third Of Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine Without Informing Their Doctors

A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.

Health April 13, 2019

Ketamine Can Fix Broken 'Bridges' In Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

The anesthetic drug ketamine triggers a two-step process in fixing symptoms of depression. Scientists have discovered this breakthrough by using mice in an experiment.

Health April 13, 2019

$6,000 Sperm Extractor Used In Chinese Hospitals To Help Men Who Want To Donate Sperm

A sperm extractor developed by a Chinese company could help urge men to donate their semen in a busy environment like hospitals. The Chinese government is exhausting all efforts to increase their birth rate, including offering rewards to sperm donors.

Health April 13, 2019

Older Mothers More At Risk Of Cesarean Section Complications

Cesarean delivery or C-section poses a risk of complications both for the mother and the baby. A new study revealed that maternal age is linked to a higher risk of complications.

Health April 13, 2019

Herbal Supplement Kratom Linked To Nearly 100 US Deaths: Here Are The Symptoms Of Potentially Deadly Kratom Overdose

Deaths due to kratom overdose rose to an alarming rate within just a five-month period beginning July 2016. It is largely known as an herbal supplement, but large doses could lead to seizures, coma, and even death.

Health April 12, 2019

CDC Report Shows Autism Is On The Rise Among 4-Year-Olds In The US

Autism is surging in the United States as researchers from the CDC reveal a 1.9 percent autism rate nationwide. In New Jersey, this number is even higher.

Health April 12, 2019

FDA Issues Final Rule To Ensure Safety Of Hand Sanitizers

The FDA has ruled out 28 active ingredients found in hand sanitizers for evaluation under its OTC Drug Review. However, the agency is still reserving judgment on three other ingredients, including ethyl alcohol, until it completes its analysis.

Health April 12, 2019

Do You Have Privacy Concerns About DNA Test Kits? Here's What You Need to Know

Separating fact from fiction in the home DNA testing industry.

Health April 11, 2019

Researchers A Step Closer To Detecting CTE In Living People

Researchers found a way to possibly detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in living individuals. Diagnosing CTE through an experimental PET scan could help patients get early treatment and prevention.

Health April 11, 2019

NYC, Los Angeles Among Cities With Highest Rate Of Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Traffic Pollution

New York and Los Angeles landed in the top 10 cities with the highest new cases of childhood asthma linked to exposure to traffic pollution around the world. The study examined childhood asthma incidence across 125 major cities.

Health April 12, 2019

OTC Teeth Whitening Products May Do More Harm Than Good: Here's The Real Score

Researchers found that teeth whitening strips not only damage the enamel, it can also penetrate the dentin. An experiment showed that hydrogen peroxide found in these products reduce collagen and other proteins from the two upper layers of the teeth.

Health April 11, 2019

Low Levels Of Bad Cholesterol Ups Risk Of Women For Hemorrhagic Stroke: Study

Many people know that high levels of 'bad' cholesterol are harmful. Now, researchers say that very low levels also put women at increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Health April 11, 2019

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Health Routine Involves 1 Meal A Day, Ice Baths, And Daily Meditation

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed his unorthodox wellness habits during a recent guesting on the Ben Greenfield Fitness' podcast. However, he drew flak from several netizens for his unusual take on eating.

Health April 11, 2019

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