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Lilly's Type 2 diabetes drug trials halted by the FDA

The FDA has denied an application for approval of Type 2 diabetes drug empagliflozin, citing quality control standards at the manufacturing plant. The drug is been produced by Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Childhood ADHD connected to teen obesity, study claims

Previous studies have associated ADHD with obesity, but the cause of the relationship has remained unclear.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2014

The not-so-sweet truth: Sugar intake 'should be halved,' says WHO

The World Health Organization has recommended that sugar intake not exceed five percent of one's daily energy intake per day - half of the previous guidelines, established in 2002. Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to obesity and tooth decay.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Medical marijuana bill wins support in Florida

A particular strain of marijuana referred to as "Charlotte's Web" has a normal amount of CBD, which can be used to treat seizures.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Sleep apnea may increase pneumonia risk, study says

An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts sleep due to airway obstruction.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

CDC's Vital Signs report finds antibiotics are inconsistently prescribed

CDC report finds that hospitals often over or mis-prescribe antibiotics, a practice that can lead to higher drug resistance, diarrhea, and allergies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Boys suffer more than girls after moving out of poor neighborhoods

A recent study indicates that while girls are fairing better after moving from poor neighborhoods, boys are having a harder time.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

New U.S. guidelines successful in making school kids eat more veggies and fruits

Kids in schools are eating more fruits and vegetables, thanks to new guidelines released by USDA.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

White mothers drive record surge in home births in U.S.

Out-of-hospital births seem to be rising in popularity, and the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more white, non-Hispanic women are opting for this mode, compared to non-Hispanic black women and American Indian women. Nevertheless, pediatricians and obstetricians alike explained that mothers must be told of all the risks and benefits prior to making a decision.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Palliative chemotherapy ignores cancer patient's last wishes

Researchers have found that terminally ill cancer patients who opted to undergo palliative chemotherapy were likely to end up dying in an intensive care unit (ICU) and not in the place that they wanted.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Antibiotics overuse in U.S. hospitals is a growing problem, CDC warns

CDC has recommended new practices to curb poor prescription practices as health experts found that antibiotic overuse and misuse are prevalent in the U.S.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Passive smoking can permanently damage your kid's arteries

You can permanently harm your kids if you expose them to secondhand smoke. A new study provides evidence that parents who smoke can damage their kids' arteries permanently.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

High protein diet as bad as smoking for middle-aged people

Depending on your age, a high protein diet may either be good or bad for you. If you are in your middle age though, a high protein diet can increase your risks of cancer and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Slow release antiretroviral drug holds promise to HIV prevention

A study conducted on monkeys gives hope for a new drug that could prevent HIV infection in humans. One shot of the experimental drug can give protection for up to three months.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Mississippi is America's fattest state, according to Gallup-Healthways obesity poll

The 2013 Gallup-Healthways State of the States obesity poll has found that Mississippi is the nation's fattest state, with 35.4 percent of its population obese.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Hangover proves no barrier to further drinking

Researchers have found that hangovers are not seen as a deterrent to frequent drinkers, due to the association of drinking with the more pleasant sensation of intoxication than the symptoms that characterize the morning after.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Obama increases funds to combat 'nightmare bacteria'

A proposed budget increase would help the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2014

Genome pioneer Venter launches company to take on aging

Craig Venter says cancer is "one of the most actionable areas right now."

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Yoga may prompt a drop in cortisol levels among breast cancer sufferers

Research has found that breast cancer sufferers who undertook a committed yoga regime had a lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who simply stretched or remained sedentary.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Survey shows decline in early baby deliveries

Many doctors warn against early scheduled births, saying that babies may not have fully matured by the time of delivery.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Rate of mental disorders much higher in soldiers than civilians, study finds

A recent study found that rates of depression were five times as high among soldiers as civilians.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Inconceivable! Kids are eating more fruit and veg, says Harvard study

The USDA's nutritional guidelines, introduced in 2012, have seen increased consumption of fruits and vegetables at low-income school cafeterias.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

3D printer makes custom pacemaker

Atrial fibrillation affects three to five million people in the U.S. each year. Now, researchers hope a new heart "sleeve" will help with detecting heart conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Surprise! Surprise! Prescription painkiller abuser's drug sources are not drug dealers

A new study has revealed that most people addicted to opioid pain relievers acquire their pills from unsuspecting friends and relatives, and from physicians who prescribe them. In light of this new data, the federal government has taken steps to control the rising cases of nonmedical opioid use.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2014

Gilead Sciences' blockbuster $84k Hepatitis C drug has just made its CEO a billionaire

Gilead's earnings generated mostly by its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi benefit its CEO John Martin as well, as he owns 4.2 million shares of the company.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Angry outburst may trigger heart attack

A new study has shown that angry outbursts can increase your risks of having a heart attack, giving you another reason why you should avoid losing your temper and keep your cool even if you're under stressful situations.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

TV in children's bedroom may make them obese

A new study suggests that children's weight is influenced by whether or not they have a television in their bedroom and regardless of the amount of time they spend watching TV.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

TV and video games may have opposite influence on childhood weight management

Children with TVs in their bedroom were found to gain an average of an extra pound per year; however, active video games were seen to increase physical activity and thus curb weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Hepatitis C cases fall in the U.S. but it's not because of any cure

It may appear that the declining number of hepatitis C cases is due to the availability of new and better treatments but researchers think otherwise as most patients with the disease will find them too expensive.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Incidence of food allergies spikes among black children

Food allergies have risen 2.1 percent in black children, compared to 1.2 percent in Hispanic children and 1 percent in white children. Doctors are urging children with suspected allergies to undergo formal testing.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Study finds children aren't sleeping enough

A recent survey found that about three out of four American children sleep with an electronic device in the bedroom.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Are clinical researchers neglecting women? Probably

Even when diseases primarily affect women, they are ignored in studies. Here's why that might happen.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 6, 2014

Smoking may influence physical structure of teen's brain

Tobacco use among young people causes addiction, and may even change the structure of the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Women who received womb transplants impregnated via IVF

Experts stress the importance of babies receiving enough nutrients during an experimental process.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Brain structure of young smokers throws a curve ball at scientists

Scientists have found the insula - or the decision making part of the brain - is thinner in smokers who pick up at habit at an earlier age.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Women overlooked in medical research, study suggests

Researchers have found that data from female test subjects is rarely considered when treatments are developed, due to a higher proportion of male test subjects and inaccurate reporting of the gender breakdown.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Roche stops research on cancer drug

An independent data monitoring committee has said that Roche's lung cancer drug wasn't working in certain patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Sound machines may be a detriment to early auditory development

Research from the University of Toronto has found that some white noise sound machines used to soothe babies may be harmful to their hearing.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

FDA approves morning-after pill for all ages

After more than a decade of wrangling, the FDA has made what reproductive health advocates are calling a significant decision in birth control access.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

Scientists develop nanoscale method of fighting cancer

A new cancer-fighting technique holds promise for those with stomach, breast, colon and other tumors.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Twitter data may help predict HIV outbreak

A new study suggests that Twitter has a practical, scientific use. An algorithm was developed to detect certain words and phrases in tweets and identify them as indicative of drug use and risky sexual behavior, which enables researchers to predict and prevent an HIV outbreak.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Mattress protector not enough to keep off allergy-inducing dust mites

A new study has found that dust mite covers may not really be helpful in alleviating allergy problems. Some doctors, however, will continue recommending the use of dust mite covers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Infant sleep machines aka white noise machines may hurt baby's hearing, new study warns

Making your baby fall asleep using an infant sleep machine may actually do him more harm than good. A new study has found that infant sleep machines may not be good for the baby's hearing.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2014

Gene mutation that can reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes gets drugmakers' attention

Drug companies are already working on programs that would develop drugs based on a study which found a genetic mutation that decreases one's risks of Type 2 Diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

FDA allows Plan B generic morning-after pills to be sold OTC without age restrictions

The FDA's decision to allow the generic versions of the morning-after pill available over the counter and without age restriction could make contraception more accessible and cheaper for many women.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2014

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