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Parkinson's Disease May Have Roots In Appendix Says Study

Could the appendix be the cause of Parkinson's? A new study revealed that people who had appendectomy early in life have reduced risks of getting the neurodegenerative disease.

Health November 1, 2018

Stimulating The Spinal Cord With Pulse Generator Can Help Injured People Walk Again: Study

A new technique has given hope to people who have been paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again.

Health November 1, 2018

Being Above Or Below Recommended Weight Could Shave 4 Years Off Life Expectancy

Having a higher body mass index has been linked to early mortality. A new study claimed that above or below the normal BMI increases a person's risk of dying from serious illnesses.

Health October 31, 2018

Same-Sex Couple First In History To Carry Same Baby

The couple became the first to try effortless IVF, a new procedure that allowed both of them to carry the same baby. Their son, Stetson, was born this year and is now 5 months old.

Health October 31, 2018

Snacking On Cottage Cheese Before Bedtime Can Help People Lose Weight, Says Study

Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.

Health October 31, 2018

Peanut Allergies Becoming More Prevalent: Here's What You Can Do About It

A new study found that the number of children born with a peanut allergy has increased in the past decades. In 2008, one in 70 children has peanut allergy compared to one in 250 back in 1997.

Health October 29, 2018

8th Child Dies At New Jersey Facility, Alleged 'Filthy Conditions' Blamed For Virus Outbreak

New Jersey authorities announced the eighth death related to an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center. Investigations are ongoing amid the questions and allegations.

Health October 28, 2018

Taking Green Tea Extracts Can Be Very Bad For Your Liver

Over-the-counter green tea extracts sent a man from Texas to a hospital for liver damage. According to experts, excessive intake of green tea which contains catechins might cause serious health issues.

Health October 27, 2018

Oct. 27 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Properly Dispose Of Old Unused Prescription Drugs

Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Last April's take back event brought in nearly a million pounds of unused pills from across the country.

Health October 27, 2018

Study Sheds Light On What The Cerebellum Actually Does In Human Brains

The cerebellum is responsible for more than just movements after all. A new research revealed that the region of the brain performs quality control for human's thoughts and actions.

Health October 26, 2018

1 Young Person In Britain Is Diagnosed With STD Every 4 Minutes: Report

One young person in England is said to be diagnosed with an STD every four minutes. Just like in the United States, a majority of the cases are of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Health October 26, 2018

Stress Hormone Linked To Brain Shrinkage And Poorer Memory: Study

How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.

Health October 26, 2018

Tall People More Likely To Get Cancer, Says Study

An American research that looked at more than 10,000 cancer cases linked a person's height to the risk of getting the disease. Tall women are also more likely to get cancer than tall men.

Health October 26, 2018

FDA Approves New Flu Treatment Drug

The U.S. FDA has approved Xofluza to relieve symptoms of flu. It is the first antiviral drug for flu to be approved by the public health body in the past 20 years.

Health October 25, 2018

Study Confirms Lavender Can Help People Relax

A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.

Health October 24, 2018

New Report Shows Medical Crowdfunding Funds Often Go To Shady Treatments

Millions of dollars are being raised to fund treatments that are not backed by any scientific research. A new study warned that these treatments might not be effective or safe.

Health October 24, 2018

6 Children Dead, 12 Other Ill Amid Adenovirus Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Of the 18 children affected by an adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, six have already died. With their immune systems already compromised, they were more susceptible to contracting illnesses.

Health October 24, 2018

Organic Food Can Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

A new study adds to the increasing number of evidence that pesticide in food is causing cancers in humans. Eating organic foods has decreased the risk of getting cancer by up to 25 percent.

Health October 23, 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Could Put 3 Million Surgeries At Risk

The Public Health England warned in a new report about the increase of antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infection in patients after a common surgery. This could lead to more serious, life-threatening complications.

Health October 23, 2018

Microplastics Found In Human Feces Highlight Plastic Problem: First-Of-Its-Kind Study

Just how far has the problem of microplastic pollution gone? All eight human feces samples from different parts of the world were found to be contaminated with up to eight different types of plastic.

Health October 23, 2018

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Health October 22, 2018

WOCC Report Shows Most Women Uninformed About Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that an alarming number of women have not heard of or do not know anything about ovarian cancer. The study also suggested that a number of doctors do not know enough about the disease.

Health October 22, 2018

Dozens Of Unvaccinated Students And Staff Pulled From School Because Of Chickenpox Outbreak

Because of a chickenpox outbreak, 38 students have been requested to stay out of class for several weeks. Unvaccinated staff members were also advised to stay away.

Health October 21, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Health October 20, 2018

Tuberculosis Affecting The World Today Was Spread By European Colonizers Says Study

A study found that the emergence of the most widespread strain of tuberculosis coincided with the arrival of European explorers. It suggested that the introduction of Lineage 4 TB in Asia, Africa, and the Americas was caused by colonizers.

Health October 20, 2018

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse For Health And Mortality Than Smoking, Heart Disease, And Diabetes: Study

A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.

Health October 20, 2018

Moving Location Of Fruit And Vegetables Can Lead To 15 Percent Sales Increase

A new research by Warwick Medical School/the University of Warwick suggests that a simple 'nudge' can lead to healthier diets for young adults.

Health October 16, 2018

Simple Stickers May Save Lives Of Patients, Athletes And Lower Medical Costs

Purdue University researchers have created wearable electronic devices that someone can easily attach to their skin. They can be used to monitor physical activity and alert a wearer about possible health risks in real time.

Health October 16, 2018

FDA Warns Vape Company Over Vape Liquids With Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

The FDA issued a warning to an e-cigarette company regarding their products containing prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction. The products are considered misbranded under federal law.

Health October 15, 2018

Flu Vaccination Very Important For Pregnant Women Says CDC

The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.

Health October 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Face Shortage Of Specialist Nurses

The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.

Health October 15, 2018

Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Tainted With Unapproved Ingredients Such As Viagra And Steroids

Nearly 800 dietary supplements were found to be tainted with hidden drug ingredients. Less than half of said products were recalled, and some are still available in the market.

Health October 13, 2018

Worldwide C-Section Births Rapidly On The Rise, Experts Call For Reduction

Worldwide rates for c-section births are on the rise, and experts are concerned. What are the possible risks of c-section births for mothers and their children?

Health October 13, 2018

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.

Health October 13, 2018

Cases Of Rare Polio-like Illness Recorded Around United States

Cases of a very rare polio-like illness have been reported in patients in various states. Although cases are on the rise, it is still considererd a very rare condition.

Health October 12, 2018

Eczema Drug Helps Regrow Hair In Patients With Alopecia

An eczema drug has caused a 13-year-old with alopecia to grow hair on her scalp for the first time since she was a toddler. A new study hopes this could lead to clinical trials that could prove whether or not the drug can counter alopecia.

Health October 11, 2018

Researchers Identify Gene That Could Be Responsible For Erectile Dysfunction

A new study has identified the gene that might have been causing erectile dysfunction in men. Researchers hope that their findings will lead to better options for prevention and treatment.

Health October 11, 2018

Starbucks Indonesia Shows Off Pink-Themed Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.

Health October 10, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder Study Might Explain Why Some People Are Resistant To Depression

A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.

Health October 9, 2018

Study Shows 'Higher Levels Of PTSD' Affecting More Veterans

Researchers from the UK found that the rate of probable PTSD among military personnel increased in the past two years. The increase was mostly noticed among ex-servicing military personnel deplyed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Health October 9, 2018

Therapy Dogs Can Transmit Superbugs To Young Patients, But It Can Be Prevented: Study

Therapy dogs are there to help the patients, but evidently, they can inadvertently pass them superbugs as well. A simple antibiotic wash can help prevent the therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to young patients.

Health October 7, 2018

Vitamin D Supplements Give Little To No Improvement To Bone Health Says Study

According to researchers, vitamin D supplements do not give special health benefits to people who are not deficient. In a review of previous trials, they found that supplements do not improve bone health nor prevent fractures and falls.

Health October 7, 2018

FDA Expands Usage Of HPV Vaccine To Adults Aged 27 To 45

The FDA has approved the HPV vaccine Gardasil to be administered to men and women aged 27 to 45. The vaccine can protect individuals from nine types of HPV that cause certain cancers such as cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal.

Health October 7, 2018

Los Angeles Hit With Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak, Some Parts At Epidemic Levels

Los Angeles County has been hit by a series of flea-borne typhus illnesses, with cases in Pasadena reaching epidemic levels. What can be done to prevent flea-borne typhus?

Health October 7, 2018

Study Warns Of Marijuana Effects On Teen Brains

Researchers found a link between marijuana use and poor cognitive skills in teenagers. A new study warned that using the recreational drug might cause teenagers, whose brains are still growing, to perform badly in school.

Health October 6, 2018

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