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Underweight baby girls have higher chances of fertility problems in adulthood: Study

Baby girls born underweight or small, have a higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood due to advances in medicine. However, a new study has shown that they may have problems with fertility later in life.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2014

Study indexes places with best brain health

Maryland may be a small state but according to the 2014 America's Brain Health Index, it has the healthiest brains in the country. Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in Maryland is also low and there are very few smokers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2014

Glucosamine supplement found ineffective in treating knee pain

Researchers from the University of Arizona have completed a double-blind study to test the efficacy of glucosamine in treating knee pain, cartilage damage, and bone bruises (bone marrow lesions). The findings have revealed that glucosamine is no more effective than a placebo.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

One is one too many: Low alcohol consumption during first trimester linked to underweight and premature babies

Researchers have found a link between low-level alcohol consumption in the early stages of pregnancy and increased risk of birth complications, including premature delivery and low birth weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Obesity bumps up likelihood of developing ovarian tumors

Research has found that overweight and obese women have a higher chance of developing ovarian cancer, with each additional five points on the Body Mass Index (BMI) meaning an increase likelihood of developing tumors by six percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Doctor in your pocket: smartphones become real-time diagnostic tools

Researchers from the University of Houston have created a smartphone attachment that can diagnose illness by determining the chemical reaction between pathogens and molecules, allowing for real-time diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Pharma co. Chimerix receives flak for refusing to treat dying kid with experimental drug

A drug company has been receiving unwanted attention after it refused to donate a potentially lifesaving but still experimental drug to a seven-year old cancer survivor.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Memory fails us when we 'step' out of the body

Findings of a new study suggest that the body plays a crucial role in how we remember things as the brain creates experiences based on information from the different senses.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 12, 2014

Heroin-related deaths are 'growing public health crisis,' warn US Atty Gen. Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that the increasing number of heroin-related deaths in the U.S. is an "urgent public health crisis" and said that his agency is working to combat the problem through tougher enforcement and improved drug treatment efforts.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Gallup-Healthways poll finds number of uninsured Americans dropping: Is Obamacare the answer?

A Gallup-Healthways poll has found that more Americans have purchased health insurance, with coverage attributed to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

Co-author of revolutionary stem cell study calls for retraction

Japanese scientist Teruhiko Wakayama has called for a retraction of the breakthrough stem cell study - focused on the STAP method - claiming that the data and images do not align with the findings.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

Traffic pollution may alter structure of the heart; promote heart failure

Researchers have found the increase exposure to nitrogen oxide - commonly found in traffic air pollution - change the structure of the human heart, leading to a higher incidence of heart failure in previously healthy patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

Mobile devices may distract parents and caregivers at the dinner table

Research from the Boston Medical Center finds that parents and caregivers often pay attention to their mobile devices during meal times.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

Experimental blood test promises to predict Alzheimer's disease...but raises ethical concerns

An accurate test for predicting Alzheimer's disease may soon be available as a team of researchers have found biomarkers in the blood that can predict the onset of the disease two to three years before the symptoms show up.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Ouch! Tick bites may make you allergic to red meat

Getting bitten by lone star tick, commonly found in wooded areas, can get you to develop an allergy to a type of sugar found in red meat known as alpha-gal.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Measles outbreak in Manhattan and Bronx make epidemiologists scratch their heads

Two of the children infected in the measles outbreak were not vaccinated because their parents did not want them to. Health officials urge everyone to get vaccinated because measles could lead to complications and even death.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Flu vaccination rule for preschoolers or daycare kids helped bring down hospitalization rates

A Connecticut law that requires children entering preschool or daycare to have flu shots has led to increased vaccination rates and led to a decline in flu-related hospitalization in young children by about 12 percent, findings of a new study showt.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2014

Tampa family falls ill after unknowingly consuming LSD-laced beef

A family in Tampa unwittingly ate beef contaminated with the hallucinogenic drug, LSD, purchased at a local Walmart. The Tampa Bay police force is conducting an investigation with Walmart and supplier Cargill's cooperating to determine how the beef came to be tainted.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2014

Wake up and smell the bacon with Oscar Mayer

Oscar Mayer and Apple have teamed up to release Wake Up and Smell the Bacon, an iOS alarm clock app that sounds and smells like frying bacon. The app and accompanying scent attachment are only available to winners of an Oscar Mayer promotion.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

FDA requests investigation of cholesterol drug's neurocognitive risks

The FDA has asked that Sanofi and Regeneron test a new cholesterol-fighting drug, alirocumab, for the possibility of neurocognitive inference or damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Your sleep may be disrupted by Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time can be more of a challenge than the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall, a sleep expert says.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

New drugs edge hemophilia towards more effective treatment

New agents may reduce the number of regular infusions needed by those who suffer from hemophilia.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Young skin cancer survivors at higher risk of different cancers in the future

A large study has found that patients who develop skin cancer prior to the age of 25 are 23 times more likely to develop further cancers in the future, particularly bone, blood, and brain cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Free birth control does not encourage unsafe sex, study shows

Researchers have found that no-cost contraception does not lead to a higher incidence of risky sex or increased promiscuity. Free birth control is instead tied to lower rates of abortion, sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned pregnancies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Pfizer recalls antidepressant Effexor after wrong drug found in bottle

Pfizer said the use of Tikosyn, a drug recently found in an Effexor bottle, could cause serious side effects in Effexor patients. The company has now recalled the antidepressant.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Higher vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival

Researchers have found that increased levels of vitamin D in breast cancer sufferers can bode well for their recovery, with an anticipated survival rate 44 percent higher than those with low vitamin D levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

E-cigarettes likely encourage teens to smoke later but one expert says 'no evidence'

Teens who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to turn to real cigarettes eventually, according to a new study. One health expert, however, says the research provides no clear evidence.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2014

Novartis drug sees positive results

Novartis drug Jakavi could become a highly popular treatment for a rare blood cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2014

Obese kids plus lack of sleep equals increase in heart attack risk

A new study has shown that obese children who stay up late all night are at much higher risk for cardiometabolic disease. In the study sample, only 13 percent met the minimum sleep requirements of 8.5 hours a day for their age group, and this makes them more likely to contract type 2 diabetes or heart disease later on in life, compounded by the obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2014

Malaria spreading to higher grounds, thanks to global warming

Malaria's domain is now expanding to include regions with higher altitudes. People tended to chose to live in higher altitudes that have cooler temperature because malaria-carrying mosquitoes do not thrive in cooler climates. However, because of climate change, there is now malaria in regions that used to be malaria-free.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2014

Volte-face: Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins list of medical marijuana supporters

It has been eight months since CNN's chief medical correspondent changed his mind on marijuana but his support for medical pot has not waned since. He even said he is "doubling down" on the medical weed.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2014

Rising temperatures lead to rising malaria rates, suggests study

A study from the University of Michigan has linked global warming to higher rates of malaria contraction. Researchers observed fluctuating temperatures in elevated highlands of Ethiopia and Colombia, observing an increase in patients with the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2014

No escape from allergies: study shows prevalence doesn't vary

A new study finds that allergies tend to cluster in groups.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Thoratec issues warning about heart pump controller linked to four deaths

Thoratec has issued a warning about its popular heart pump, the HeartMate II, after four people died due to misuse of the controller.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Texas abortion provider shuts down last two clinics

Some abortion clinic advocates argue that the closings will result in more women turning to illegal providers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Efforts increase to clarify controversial stem cell technique

A new technique for creating stem cells is stirring up controversy, but that isn't stopping scientists from taking it a step further.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Something fishy going on: bacterial infection linked to New York's Chinatown districts

The aquarium granuloma infection, from the mycobacterium marinum, has surface in New York City's three Chinatowns - in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens. The fish is still safe to eat, but those handling it have been advised to take precautions to prevent the development of lesions and pain in hands and arms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

E-cigarettes don't discourage teen smoking, study claims

While some say e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes, others cite a lack of information on their long-term safety.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Testosterone replacement drug Aveed gets the FDA's stamp of approval

Endo Pharmaceutical's testosterone replacement drug, Aveed, has been approved by the FDA. Aveed is used in cases of male hypogonadism, characterized by a lack of testosterone production.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Prostate surgery reduces death risk, study claims

A new study is causing doctors to question previous beliefs on the effectiveness of prostate cancer surgery.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

WHO wants you to cut down daily sugar intake to 5 percent of total calories

In order to combat the ill effects of too much sugar intake, such as obesity, diabetes and dental problems, the World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed that daily sugar intake be reduced to just 5 percent of a person's total calorie intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Gene therapy may be the wonder 'drug' to cure HIV

Doctors are interested in gene therapy for treating HIV as there are some people who have natural immunity to the virus. A study conducted by a team of researchers shows that genome editing can be a safe treatment option for HIV.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2014

Facebook frequenters may be at higher risk of disordered eating

A recent study demonstrates a link between frequent Facebook use and disordered eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

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