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Childhood behavior linked to taking paracetamol in pregnancy
Tylenol (paracetamol) linked to hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children of mothers who took the drug while pregnant. More...


Generation Rx: Children Being Prescribed Off-Label Meds At Increasing Rates, Study Finds
American children are already being prescribed various types of medications at exceedingly high rates to begin with, but a new study conducted at Rutgers University finds that the frequency of off-label medication orders for children is on the rise as well. More...


Can aging be reversed? Harvard professor says it's possible
The search for the fountain of youth is underway at a medical school lab at Harvard. More...


Daytime Naps May Be Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attack And Stroke, Study Finds
A new study has found a potential link between having one or two daytime naps a week, and a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Any more napping than that though, and the benefits disappear. More...


Your Bones Secrete a Hormone That Can Make You Panic, Scientists Find
A new study shows that in both mice and humans, bones secrete a hormone in reaction to stress. More...


Scientists Create A Device That Can Mass-Produce Human Embryoids
Scientists have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos. More...


Cancer Overtakes CVD as Leading Cause of Death in Wealthy Nations
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries (HICs), where it is responsible for twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to findings from a new global report. More...


Health Experts Warn That Mysterious Vaping Lung Disease Is 'Becoming An Epidemic'
Health experts are warning that the mysterious spate of lung diseases believed to be linked to vaping is becoming 'an epidemic', following a surge in severe lung illnesses in recent months. More...


Soda may increase risk of death by digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, study says
A recent study published in JAMA - which followed the health of about half a million people - found that people who drink more than 16 ounces of soda per day have a higher risk of dying from digestive disorders. More...


Teenage boy went blind by living mostly on junk food, study finds
A teenage boy who subsisted primarily on junk food went blind from his poor diet, according to a new study. More...


US health officials investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping
Health officials are investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states, the CDC and FDA said in a joint statement. More...


This very normal habit could be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease
The new reports posit that excessive daytime napping might very well be one of the earliest neurogenerative markers of dementia. More...


Doing housework could substantially lower risk of 'early death,' study says
Doing light physical activity such as cooking or washing dishes each day is enough to substantially lower the risk of early death, a study suggests. More...


CDC sounds alarm over deadly, drug-resistant salmonella
A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...


Smartphones may be leaking more radiation than we think
An investigation by the Chicago Tribune suggests iPhones and Galaxy models may exceed radio frequency radiation safety limits. More...


Could CANNABIS be the key to curing pancreatic cancer?
Cannabis could hold a key to fighting pancreatic cancer - one of the deadliest forms - suggests recent Harvard University research. More...


Air Pollution Linked to Psychiatric Illness
Poor air quality is associated with higher rates of several psychiatric disorders, new research suggests. More...


Vaping Damages Blood Vessels After Just One Use, New Study Says
Vaping one time - even without nicotine - can damage blood vessels, reduce blood flow and create dangerous toxins, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. More...


New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development
A new study raises questions about the role of fluoride as a potential neurotoxin in utero. More...


CDC Launches Probe Into Surge Of Severe Lung Disease Cases Linked To Vaping
The federal health agency reported 94 cases of severe lung disease in 14 states and said the number is climbing. More...


Contaminated food linked to increasing cervical cancer
Rising cases of cervical cancer in Kenya have been linked to consumption of food, especially maize, that is contaminated with aflatoxin. More...


Blood test can identify Alzheimer's 2 decades before symptoms
A blood test can identify the protein that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's nearly 20 years before symptoms appear, a new study shows. More...


Alzheimer's Disease Annihilates The Brain Cells That Keep Us Awake, Scientists Believe
Alzheimer's disease annihilates a network of brain cells which keep us awake, according to scientists who investigated why some people feel sleepy during the day years before they are diagnosed with the condition. More...


High Blood Pressure: Here's how sesame seeds can help to lower your BP reading
Apart from lowering blood pressure, sesame also helps to lower inflammation and cholesterol which are linked to blood pressure. More...


Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: This sign when you sleep could signal a lack of B12
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms are important to recognise because left untreated the condition can lead to serious health complications. While it's not one of the most recognised symptoms, a certain sign when you sleep could signal a lack of B12. More...


Digital Relaxation: Smartphone Games Better For Stress Relief Than Mindfulness Apps, Study Finds
A new study found that smartphone games can relieve more stress after a hard day's work than mindfulness apps that prompt breathing or meditation activities. More...


11 teens hospitalized with lung damage linked to vaping
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- State health officials now say 11 Wisconsin teenagers and young adults have been hospitalized with lung damage that has been linked to vaping. More...


Colon cancer cases rising among adults under 50
Colorectal cancer cases have risen sharply among young people since 1970, new research shows. More...


Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked to lower IQs in kids, study says
Pregnant woman exposed to high levels of air pollution had children with lower IQs, researchers found. More...


Gut bacteria found to help protect brain and central nervous system from harmful viruses
A compelling new study has described a novel association between viral infections, neurodegenerative disease, the gut microbiome, and our immune system. More...


Mental Illness can Reduce Life Expectancy by 20 Years
Australians with mental illness could experience a 20-year lower life expectancy than the rest of the population, a startling new report has warned. More...


Study: Social Media Usage Linked to Teen Depression
A recent study examining the relationship between mental health issues and high levels of screen time revealed that social media usage is linked to depression in teenagers. More...


Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids
Women who are exposed to solvents on the job were 85% more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests. More...


A Potential Hidden Factor in Why People Have So Much Trouble Losing Weight
A new study in mice points to how cell biology, not willpower, might be the root of yo-yo dieting. More...


Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections
Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published today in eLife. More...


Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. More...


Leaves Of Grass: Views Of Greenery From Home, Work Help Reduce Harmful Cravings
A new study has concluded that just seeing greenery on a day-to-day basis can reduce harmful cravings for substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and junk food. More...


Big Pharma Fail: No Evidence Of Added Benefit In Most New Drugs, Study Finds
A new study has concluded that most new medications are not as effective as they claim to be. More...


Patterns in DNA reveal hundreds of unknown protein pairings
Making sense of the DNA data remains complex as researchers have now found a new way to extract useful information out of sequenced DNA. More...


Over 60% of 'tongue-tied' babies could forego snipping surgery and be trained to breastfeed instead, study found
New research suggests over 60% of infants born 'tongue-tied' can breastfeed better with therapy instead of surgery. More...


Having too many sugary drinks linked to higher cancer risk
Sugary drinks aren't just bad for your waistline - they may also lead to an increase risk of cancer, a new study has found. More...


Short Spurts Of Exercise Improve Brain Function, May Make You Smarter
A new study shows that hitting the treadmill every morning may make you smarter. More...


What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up All Sugar
Within a week you can expect lower blood pressure as well as healthier levels of fat and insulin levels in the bloodstream. More...


Giving up alcohol may significantly boost mental health
Now, a new study suggests that people who give up alcohol experience levels of well-being on par with abstainers. More...


Mental health of three generations has been harmed by the Holocaust
The physical effects of the Holocaust are still present in the brains of survivors' grandchildren, research suggests. More...


Researchers identify new way to make cancer self-destruct
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new pathway involving protein ATF4 to cause cancer cells to self destruct. More...


Treatment for overactive thyroid linked to increased risk of dying from cancer
A new study by the National Cancer Institute found an increased risk of cancer from radioactive iodine treatments for overactive thyroid, especially an increased breast cancer risk. More...


Type 2 diabetes: The green juice found by experts to lower blood sugar
Other green leafy vegetables that could prove effective at lowering blood sugar include spinach, cabbage and bok choy. More...


Kentucky court rules in favor of health department over teen who refused chickenpox vaccine
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that state health officials were within their power to ban a chickenpox-afflicted student from school, even at private institutions. More...


Could Israeli Research Allow Humans To Choose Their Children's Sex?
The researchers claim to have proved the concept in mouse models, and that the concept could also be demonstrated in cattle, swine, goats, chickens and other animals - including humans. More...


Junk food loving young men have lower sperm counts than healthier eaters, researchers say
Burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks impact testicular function in young men, new research suggests. More...


Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says
Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia. More...


Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh finds that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)- an often deadly bacterial disease of the intestine- in preterm infants. More...


Intriguing results from first-ever placebo-controlled LSD microdose human study
A new study chronicles the first placebo-controlled investigation into the effects of LSD microdoses on mood, cognition and physiology - and found they did not affect the majority of mood, cognition and physiological measures that were examined. More...


Alert issued for extortion telephone scam targeting DEA registrants, including doctors
Doctors are the latest target of an extortion telephone scam, with the callers posing as federal agents. More...


U.S. death rates from suicides, alcohol and drug overdoses reach all-time high
Rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States. More...


Spending time in nature boosts health, study finds
A new UK study has found that spending two hours per week in nature gives a positive boost to mental and physical health. More...


Almost 400 medical practices found ineffective in analysis of 3,000 studies
Scientists have identified nearly 400 established medical practices that have been found to be ineffective by clinical studies published across three top medical journals. More...


Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer
Higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. More...


A Musical Brain May Help Us Understand Language And Appreciate Tchaikovsky
Humans have developed brain areas that are sensitive to pitch and tone in order to process the sounds associated with speech and music. More...


Vitamin D supplements can cut risk of dying from cancer, scientists find
Vitamin D could cut the risk of dying from cancer by 13% according to research from Michigan State University. More...


Common heartburn drug linked with fatal conditions
New research suggests that drugs commonly used for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may raise the risk of numerous fatal conditions, including heart disease and stomach cancer. More...


The link between sleep deprivation and teens' bad decisions, from risky sex to crime
When listing woes that might accrue to sleep-deprived teens, you can add risky decisions about sex. More...


Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?
Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, has shown. More...


Study: Those energy drinks may be harmful to your health
Energy drinks may promise a boost, but experts are increasingly concerned that their cocktails of ingredients could have unintended health risks. More...


Study suggests e-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk
E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. More...


Teens still commonly prescribed opioids, study finds
Opioids are still commonly prescribed to teens and young adults during emergency room visits. More...


It's in the weeds: Herbicide linked to human liver disease
Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models. More...


Scientists pinpoint just how much coffee is too much coffee
Once coffee consumption topped six cups per day, the risk of cardiovascular disease increased 22%. More...


Low-Dose Aspirin May Lead to Bleeding in the Skull, Study Says
A new report links the practice of taking low-dose aspirin preventatively to a 37% increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage. More...


Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa
Officials confirmed several cases of canine brucellosis have been passed to humans in Iowa. More...


You May Not Need to Have Sex to Transmit Gonorrhea, New Study Suggests
It may be possible to pass gonorrhea through kissing a new study says. More...


Anger is more damaging to health than sadness in old age
Experts say frustrating at losing the ability to do things fuels dangerous inflammation More...


There's a Bizarre Link Between Losing Your Appendix And Parkinson's, Huge Study Shows
There seems to be a link between the degenerative neurological disorder Parkinson's disease and your appendix. More...


Nearly One in Two Americans Takes Prescription Drugs: Survey
About 46 percent of the U.S. population used one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days, according to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics. More...


Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby
Children of mothers who ate 2 to 3 ounces of nuts a week during pregnancy tended to score higher on tests of memory, attention and I.Q. More...


Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids
Side effects include risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death. More...


Rep. Metcalfe pushes bill requiring doctors to treat unvaccinated kids
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe rallied support Tuesday for a bill he introduced in January that would prevent doctors from denying care to children whose parents have chosen not to have them vaccinated. More...


Leeds becomes first UK city to lower its childhood obesity rate
City's Henry programme gives children choices while helping parents maintain boundaries. More...


Put down the protein shake: Variety of protein better for health
New research has shown is that it is best to vary sources of protein to ensure you're getting the best amino acid balance for health. More...


Bottle-fed babies more likely to become obese as breast milk is more healthy
Babies given formula instead of being fed nothing but breast milk for the first six months of life are 25 per cent more likely to become obese. More...


Peanut allergy treatment may increase risk of anaphylaxis, study finds
Oral immunotherapy was associated with higher risk of serious adverse events and allergic reactions such as vomiting and swelling. More...


Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?
Eating a preservative widely used in breads, baked goods and cheese may trigger metabolic responses that are linked to obesity and diabetes, an early study suggests. More...


Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women. More...


Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer
Researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities - and these effects accelerated with each subsequent generation. More...


High Body Fat Linked to Possible 'Brain Shrinkage'
Obesity is tied to a slew of harmful effects in the body, and now, a new study suggests it may also affect brain structure. More...


Millennials are less healthy than Gen X and it may be due to mental illness, Blue Cross report finds
Millennials are less healthy than the generation before them, and the difference is driven by mental illness, substance use disorders, and endocrine conditions such as diabetes. More...


Over 2,000 Death Records Reveal the True Cost of Skipping Breakfast
People who skipped breakfast were 87 percent more likely to have died of cardiovascular disease than those who had a morning meal. More...


Light physical activity reduces brain aging
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. More...


Nearly 60 Doctors, Other Medical Workers Charged In Federal Opioid Sting
Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said Wednesday that if doctors or pharmacists behave like drug dealers, the Justice Department would prosecute them accordingly. More...


Fecal transplants led to long-term reduction in autism symptoms, study reports
A study by Arizona State University researchers found that transforming gut microbiomes led to a significant reduction in autism symptoms. More...


The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer
Obesity and excess weight is linked with an increased risk of getting at least 13 types of cancer, including stomach, pancreatic, colorectal and liver malignancies, as well as postmenopausal breast cancer. More...


Artificial Intelligence breakthrough: 'Better than human' AI algorithm beats brain in test
AN ARTIFICIAL intelligence algorithm designed to interpret images and video has beaten human scientists at mapping active neurons in the brain, a shocking new study has claimed. More...


Autism diagnoses at record high in US state and no one knows why
The national average for autism diagnosis in America is 13 in every 1,000 children. New Jersey's average is 28 per every 1,000 children or 1 in every 35 children - 1 in every 23 boys in NJ. More...


Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
The fungus called Candida auris preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. More...


The wonder drug that could reverse the ageing process
Anti-ageing drugs -'dubbed 'senolytics' - are currently being trialed in humans. More...


Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - four of the most common signs and symptoms revealed
These are the most common warning signs and symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Should you be adding more B12-rich foods to your diet? More...


The human brain never stops growing neurons, a new study claims
A new study published today in the journal Nature Medicine says there is an overwhelming case for the neurogenesis throughout life in humans. More...


Legalized Cannabis Linked To More ER Visits In Colorado
While cannabis enthusiasts assert that weed is harmless, according to a new study, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to an increase in emergency room visits. More...


Kale is now one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables, and the dangers go beyond eating salad
Kale is one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables in the US, according to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG). More...


High potency pot 'strongly linked' to psychosis: study
High potency cannabis, especially when used daily, is 'strongly linked' to the risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, scientists said Wednesday. More...


Sugary drinks linked to 31 percent higher risk of early death, study finds
A Harvard-led study in the journal, Circulation, found people who drink two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day have a 31% higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. More...


Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy
New guidelines suggest aspirin should not be prescribed to most adults who are in good cardiovascular health due to the risk of internal bleeding. More...


Harvard University uncovers DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration
Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. More...


Fertility issues raise the risk of cancer in women
According to new research from Stanford University, women with fertility issues are 18 per cent more likely to develop cancer. More...


Two portions of mushrooms each week could 'HALVE risk of brain decline that leads to dementia in old age'
Mushrooms contain an amino acid which the body can't produce by itself and could cut the risk of mild cognitive impairment, scientists said. More...


Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive? In some cases, yes
A new diet developed at Harvard can boost a woman's chances of having a baby. More...


Online activists are silencing us, scientists say
Scientists researching treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome say they face online abuse and harassment. More...


More Than 2,000 Migrants In ICE Detention Centers Quarantined For Disease Outbreaks
ICE detention centers throughout the country have quarantined migrants after outbreaks of mumps, influenza and chicken pox. More...


Lifting Weights May Lower Your Diabetes Risk
Moderate amounts of muscle lowered type 2 diabetes risk by 32 percent. More...


AirPods, wireless headphones could cause cancer, scientists claim
Those who use wireless headphones such as Apple AirPods are being warned of possible cancer risks due to the Bluetooth technology. More...


More Americans under the age of 40 are having heart attacks
Days after Luke Perry’s death at 52 from a stroke, here is another grim reminder that the young are far from invincible More...


How drinking a protein shake before BED could give you bigger muscles
Study says doing so boosts strength, size and may 'make the body burn fat more effectively' More...


Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking about two cans of non-diet soda may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability More...


U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began
The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by two public health nonprofits. More...


FDA approves form of ketamine for depression treatment
A form of the street drug 'Special K' has been approved by the FDA for depression, a drug that has been used illegally as a party drug for many years. More...


Parents giving natural treatments a shot to help with flu and cold
Some parents say side effects of medications like Tamiflu are as bad as the sickness and include cramping, nausea vomiting, and even hallucinations. They're instead treating the flu with elderberry and other natural remedies. More...


Long-lived parents produce better quality offspring
Genetic manipulation that more than doubles lifespan also leads to better offspring - according to new collaborative research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University. More...


Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds
New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. More...


How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly
Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum - a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay - accelerates the growth of colon cancer. More...


Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss
However, a new study brings us bad news: sleeping in at the weekend does not reverse the damage of chronic sleep loss. More...


Blood pressure medication recall expands again for possible cancer risk
The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer. More...


Type 2 diabetes: Drink THIS healthy juice everyday to lower blood sugar levels and lose belly fat naturally
Aloe vera is a potent food that may be beneficial for diabetics trying to improve blood sugar control and shed pounds. More...


Metabolism may be linked to biological clock, study claims
Your eating regimen may determine weight-loss success, and it starts at a molecular level. More...


Insomnia tied to depression, cardiovascular disease
Insomnia, often blamed on stress or bad sleep habits, may instead be closely linked to depression, heart disease, and other physiological disorders, a pair of deep dives into the human genome now reveals. More...


Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found that growing up near vegetation is associated with an up to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood. More...


Just a half-hour workout before work is 'as good as prescription drugs' for lowering high blood pressure
Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as drugs at lowering blood pressure for the rest of the day, research suggests. More...


Common acid reflux medications linked to increased kidney disease risk
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid have been linked to increased risk of kidney disease in a new study. More...


Donating blood could be harmful for teen girls
More protection for teen donors may be necessary More...


How Many Push-Ups You Can Do Could Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease
Scientists have identified what they think could be a simple, practical test to predict people's heart health, and it's about as quick as saying, 'Drop and give me 40'. More...


Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in U.S., according to CDC data
Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017, according to a 2018 release by the (CDC). In the U.S., syphilis increased 76 percent More...


High blood pressure: One drink proven to lower your reading and prevent complications
Experts have found drinking hibiscus tea can help lower a high blood pressure reading More...


Just One Week Of Eating Organic Lowers Toxin Levels, Study Finds
Researchers UC at Berkeley and UC San Francisco concluded that after less than one week of eating organic, toxin levels in the body were dramatically lowered - including a 95% drop in malathion. More...


Intensive Therapy Effective For Autism Treatment
About one in 59 children are now identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. It's four times more common among boys than girls. More...


Ultra-processed foods could be early death sentence: study
According to a new study ultra-processed foods are linked with a higher chance of early death. More...


Tobacco use by teens soars, erasing past progress, CDC says
An agency report puts the blame squarely on e-cigarettes. 'It is putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,' says the CDC's director. More...


One in seven US children has at least one mental health disorder
A new University of Michigan study found that half of them don't get treatment. More...


FDA alerts more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants
U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease. More...


Nearly all teens in U.S. short on sleep, exercise
Researchers said they were surprised at how little sleep and exercise, and how much 'screen time,' teenagers in the United States are getting. More...


Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression
An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. More...


FDA: Pain Patients Dependent On Opioids Are Not Addicted
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released new guidance to drug makers to streamline the development of buprenorphine products to treat opioid addiction. More...


Alzheimer’s Cognitive Dysfunction Linked to Clotting Factor
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes report that fibrinogen is responsible for a series of molecular and cellular events that can destroy connections between neurons in the brain and result in cognitive decline. More...


Marijuana access is associated with decreased use of alcohol, tobacco and other prescription drugs
A significant amount of data has been generated in recent years showing that cannabis access is associated with reduced levels of opioid use and abuse. More...


Juul ramped up nicotine levels, and competitors followed, study says
Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs spurred a 'widespread rush' of companies seeking to boost their own nicotine concentrations in order to mirror Juul's success, according to a paper published Thursday in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control. More...


Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging
The latest study to explore fasting concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. More...


Women who give birth through IVF are 40% more likely to experience severe bleeding, sepsis or need to spend time in intensive care
Women who have a baby through IVF are more at risk of dangerous pregnancy complications. More...


Vaccinations at workplaces in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana linked to 'multiple infections,' officials say
Vaccinations given out at several businesses across three states may be causing infections, health officials in Kentucky said Friday. More...


Big Health Study Carries Warning for Millennials
Cancers related to obesity are on the rise. Millennials face about twice the risk of cancer as baby boomers. More...


Why almost half of U.S. adults now have some form of heart disease
The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease More...


Survey Finds Higher Risk Of Stroke Among E-Cigarette Users
The use of e-cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to new research. More...


Binge drinking can rewrite your DNA, study claims
Heavy drinking can alter your DNA according to a new study published in the journal Alcoholism. More...


Immune cells in the gut may explain why some people can't lose weight
Immune cells in the gut may determine whether our metabolisms run hot or cold, study finds. More...


A Cure For Cancer? Israeli Scientists May Have Found One
A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer. More...


The 96-year-old who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics reveals his science-backed secret to staying sharp in old age
If you want to age like a 96-year-old Nobel Prize winner, get to work. More...


The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs
Psychiatrists say internet addiction, characterized by a loss of control over internet use and disregard for the consequences of it, affects up to 8 percent of Americans. More...


There Are 'Superbug' Genes in the Arctic. They Definitely Shouldn't Be There.
A 'superbug' gene that was first detected in India - and allows bacteria to evade 'last resort' antibiotics - has now been found thousands of miles away, in a remote region of the Arctic, according to a new study. More...


Survey: Half Of Doctors Considering Leaving Medicine - Because Of Health Insurance Headaches
Poll of 600 physicians shows frustration over insurer policies and delays that doctors say could be leaving patients in prolonged pain. More...


Physical activity protects against depression
Robust evidence supports a protective relationship between objectively-assessed physical activity and major depression risk, according to findings from a two-sample mendelian randomization study. More...


The Spiking Cost of Insulin Is Highway Robbery
A new Health Care Cost Institute study to be released next week found the cost of insulin per patient almost doubled between 2012 and 2016, according to Reuters. More...


Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer’s, study says
A gum infection was found to be a potential risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease in a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. More...


FDA identifies contamination source in blood pressure medicines used by millions
The contamination, including carcinogens like N-Nitrosodimethylamine and N-Nitrosodiethylamine, trace to Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. in China and Hetero Labs in India. More...


China confirms the birth of gene-edited babies and vows to punish scientist He Jiankui who 'violated rules to carry out the unethical study for personal fame'
Investigations reveal He Jiankui had acted on his own and forged review papers. More...


Disturbing Link Found Between Opioid Overdose Deaths And Big Pharma Gifts to Doctors
A recent study links drug company payments to doctors and overdose tolls in their communities. More...


Drugmakers Raise Prices Amid Shortages, Recalls
Patients and pharmacies grapple with sharply higher costs for certain generic drugs More...


Study: Chocolate Works Better Than Cough Syrup
Researchers at the the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England found that chocolate can help suppress a cough better than cough syrup. More...


Doing THIS One Thing in Old Age Can Help Save Your Brain From Dementia
A comprehensive 20-year study by Rush University shows a possible causal link between a sedentary lifestyle and the deterioration of brain power and memory. More...


Eye-opening Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers
A study suggesting dementia may be caused by leaky blood vessels in the brain was welcomed by the Alzheimer's Society who said it could lead to earlier diagnosis and potential treatments. More...


Sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, says study
Sleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study out of Madrid. More...


Cancer expert dies hours after getting yellow-fever vaccine
The Times of London reported Martin Gore, 67, a pioneer in cancer treatment, died suddenly after 'a routine inoculation for yellow fever.' More...


Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road
For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths - vehicle crashes - has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council. More...


Positive thinking IS the key to a healthy old age
Optimists who believe their life has a meaning 'walk faster, have stronger grips and suffer less pain as they get older', study finds More...


Women beware: Uterine cancer rates are rising
Uterine cancer is one of the few cancers with increasing incidence and mortality in the United States. More...


Racial differences in Alzheimer's disease unveiled
African-Americans may be twice as likely as Caucasian Americans to develop Alzheimer's disease. More...


Nearly dead ‘miracle man’ wakes up after children have breathing tubes removed
A man thought to have had an irreversible stroke woke up after his breathing tube was removed. More...


Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline, study says
Walking 3 times a week can improve thinking skills according to new research. More...


US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes
Vaping among America's teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances -- such as alcohol and opioids -- has declined in recent years, according to a new report. More...


Coffee could combat Parkinson's and dementia
Scientists discover two compounds in the pick-me-up prevent the toxic accumulation of proteins in the brain More...


Doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter, illegally prescribing opioids
A Dracut physician has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a patient he is accused of illegally prescribing opioids to died, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. More...


Too much of a good thing? More than 8 hours sleep could hurt your heart: study
Researchers studied 116,632 people in 21 countries over eight years and found that sleeping between eight and nine hours seemed to be associated with a 5% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, or even of dying. More...


Study: Infections may raise risk of kids developing mental illness
Childhood infections, even bronchitis, may increase the risk of developing mental health disorders like schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research. More...


Body fat levels linked to breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women
Older women with excess body fat, even if they have what's considered a normal body-mass index, could be at greater risk for breast cancer, according to a study published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA Oncology. More...


Schizophrenia Is Linked to Lack of Vitamin D in The Womb, Claims New Study
A long-term study of 2,602 individuals has confirmed a link between vitamin D deficiency at birth and developing schizophrenia later in life. More...


Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists
A bood test can detect cancer within just 10 minutes, scientists have found, raising hopes that hard-to-spot diseases could be picked up early when treatment is most effective. More...


Early Puberty Mystery Linked to Family Exposure to Household Chemicals
American girls are now going through puberty significantly earlier than in decades prior, a trend that’s been linked to physiological and psychological risks. More...


Bad News Men - Something In Your Kitchen May Have Made Your Penis Smaller
Teflon pans containing PFCs are harmful to the male hormonal system and cause damage to sperm according to a study from the University of Padua, Italy. More...


Check Your Blood Pressure: These Hypertension Drugs Have Recently Been Recalled
Among the hypertension medications recalled for contamination with cancer causing chemicals are losartan, valsartan, amlopidine, irbesartan, and hydrochlorothiazide. More...


Is the CRISPR baby controversy the start of a terrifying new chapter in gene editing?
He Jiankui reminds us scientists can use CRISPR to quietly meddle with the human genome - without oversight. More...


These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. More...


U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid 'Disturbing' Rise In Overdoses And Suicides
For the second time in three years, life expectancy in the U.S. has ticked downward. More...


Going to the sauna four times a week could drastically cut your risk of heart disease, Finnish study finds
Regular trips to the sauna may reduce the risk of death from heart disease in middle-aged people, a study has found. More...


Sperm count 50 per cent lower in sons of fathers who smoke
Son's of men who smoke at the time of their partner's pregna More...


Sweetened drinks are more likely to cause diabetes than sugary foods
Products with additional fructose bring nutrient poor energy to diet which harms blood sugar levels. More...


Scientists in China Claim First Gene-Edited Babies
He Jiankui of Shenzhen used a powerful new tool to alter the DNA of twin girls born this month in China. More...


Sucking on your infant's pacifier could protect against allergies, research says
Mothers who clean pacifiers by sucking on them have infants with a lower allergic response, according to research from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. More...


British scientists develop a genetically modified virus that kills cancer cells
Scientists at Oxford University have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells. More...


Diabetes type 2 - the breakfast 'superfood' that could prevent high blood sugar
Berries for breakfast can prevent high blood sugar according to several studies. More...


Check the label: FDA says some romaine lettuce safe to eat
The Food and Drug Administration has revised it's warning against eating any romaine lettuce. More...


US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. More...


1 Hour Of Weights A Week May Cut Heart Attack Risk
Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. More...


A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that's used to treat addiction - but some have called it a 'dangerous opioid'
A final decision on the legality of a controversial drug is expected imminently from the US government, despite preliminary findings that show promise in treating drug addicts. More...


These Protein Rich Foods Are A Must For Diabetics
Healthy eating habits and a significant lifestyle change can help lower your blood sugar levels. More...


Vitamin B12 deficiency: If you notice this change in your skin you could be lacking B12
40% of Americans have some level of vitamin B12 deficiency. A pale, yellow tinge to the skin could indicate this deficiency. More...


Screens Might Not Be Ruining Kids' Sleep After All
A study out of the University of Oxford in the UK suggests that the effects of screen time on kids' sleeping habits aren't as dramatic as often assumed. More...


Blue Cross changes opioid coverage, drops standard OxyContin
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has announced new changes to its opioid policy, including a decision that the insurer will no longer cover the standard formulation of OxyContin. More...


Florida surgeon mistakenly removes woman’s kidney during surgery
A Florida doctor is facing losing his license to practice medicine after he mistakenly removed a perfectly healthy kidney from a back-surgery patient because he thought it was a cancerous mass. More...


Second Blood Pressure Med Recalled for Contamination
Irbesartan manufactured by SciGen has been recalled for containing a carcinogenic chemical. More...


High Vitamin D Levels Linked with Better Fitness
High levels of vitamin D are linked with better fitness, according to a new study. More...


Common blood pressure medication linked to greater lung cancer risk, study says
Hypertension medication linked to increased risk of lung cancer according to a new report. More...


Say cheese! Eating fermented dairy products such as cheddar, sour cream and yoghurt reduces your risk of a heart disease
Finnish experts found eating fermented dairy products can lower the risk of the world's leading killer by 26% - but only in men. More...


Organic food lowers blood and breast cancer risk, study finds
Eating only organic food could slash cancer risk by 25% a new study claims. More...


Grandma Was Right: Sunshine Helps Kill Germs Indoors
A study by researchers at the University of Oregon found that sunlight rooms have about 50% less bacteria. More...


Not exercising worse than smoking, according to new study
But a new study goes found that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. More...


Scientists discover 'vaping worse for your health than smoking'
VAPING COULD be worse for your health than smoking, according to newly-published research into the effects of using e-cigarettes. More...


Adequate consumption of 'longevity' vitamins could prolong healthy aging, nutrition scientist says
70 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more these key nutrients linked to longevity. More...


Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiac Researcher
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts. More...


Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline
Ketogenic, or keto, diets may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research in mice seems to suggest. More...


Study: Antisocial behaviors in children linked to parenting
Less parental warmth and a more harsh home environment affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a new study. More...


After trying an intermittent fasting diet, study says 3 diabetic men were able to stop taking insulin completely
A new study suggests that the diet could have additional benefits for people with type 2 diabetes More...


Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - the one 'annoying' symptom you should never ignore
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include feeling tired, a decline in mental abilities, and having a sore tongue. But you could also be at risk of the condition if you have an eye twitch. More...


Men seeing drastic drop in sperm count, study claims
A new study shows that male infertility has been skyrocketing - with the amount of men seeking treatment going up 700% and the quality of semen dropping dramatically over the last 15 years. More...


Study: Artificial sweeteners toxic to digestive gut bacteria
Artificial sweeteners commonly used in foods and drinks have a toxic effect on digestive gut microbes. More...


Researchers find key to slowing the aging process
The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday it may have discovered something akin to the fountain of youth. More...


Processed Meats Linked To Breast Cancer, Study Says
Eating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham could increase the risk of breast cancer, a study has said. More...


Ex-Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Saying Violent Images Caused Her PTSD
A former content moderator for Facebook has filed a lawsuit claiming her job led her to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. More...


Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds
A Mediterranean diet -- rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and fish -- could help lower a person's risk of depression, a new study says. More...


Just 2 minutes of high intensity exercise is as good as 30 minutes of moderate workout, study finds
ust a few minutes of exercising as hard as you can may be just as good for you as a longer work out - at least at the cellular level, a small new study suggests. More...


Walking for 35 minutes a day could halve elderly people's risk of having a severe stroke, study claims
A daily stroll could lower older people’s risk of a severe stroke by 50%, according to a new study. More...


'No evidence' high levels of 'bad' cholesterol cause heart disease, doctors claim
17 physicians from across the world appear to have dispelled the theory that there are links between having high LDL-C levels - known as bad cholesterol - and fatty deposits that clog arteries More...


Raising Kids With Religion Or Spirituality May Protect Their Mental Health: Study
A new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age. More...


Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities
People with low-income and educational attainment, people of color and people who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual had significantly higher chance of having experienced adversity in childhood - and chronic health problems later in life. More...


Green Tea Phytosome: Meet The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss & Detoxification
research suggests that a form of green tea extract known as green tea phytosome may help with weight loss and detoxification. More...


Are household disinfectants making kids overweight?
80% of obese children came from households where disinfectant cleaners were used on a weekly basis, typically multi-surface cleaners. More...


1 in 4 Elderly Americans Hooked on Xanax, Study Says
One in four older Americans who use prescribed drugs such as Xanax for sleep issues and depression end up becoming addicted, according to a new study. More...


Study Shows High Suicide Attempt Rate for Transgender Teens
A new study has confirmed that teenagers identifying as transgender attempt suicide 350% more than teens in the general population. More...


Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric
New research uncovers a surprising fact about numerous types of gut bacteria: they can generate electricity. More...


Having Actual Conversations With Toddlers Boosts Their IQ
Talking with toddlers can improve their IQ and their language skills, according to a new study published this month. More...


Full-fat dairy may boost longevity and health
A large global study has found that people who consume full-fat dairy have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality than those who do not. More...


Number of children in US with ADHD tops 10 percent
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. More...


Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity
A herbal ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines may help you to reduce your body weight, a new study has found. More...


Babies conceived via IVF are SIX TIMES more likely to have high blood pressure at 16 with experts warning the fertility treatment 'comes at a price'
Thousands of children born each year by IVF could be at risk of serious heart problems in later life, a study suggests. More...


Highest levels of viruses at airports found in plastic security trays, study reveals
Plastic security trays retain the highest levels of viruses at airports, a study has found. More...


Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows
Doctors call figures for England alarming and urge people to adopt healthier lifestyles More...


Rapid-onset gender dysphoria linked to social media use
Rapid-onset gender dysphoria might spread through groups of friends and may be a harmful coping mechanism, a new study suggests, but more research is needed. More...


Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation. More...


Scientists Discovered A New Type of Brain Cell That May Only Exist in Humans
The cells, revealed to be inhibitory neurons, may one day unlock the mystery of what makes us truly different from other animals. More...


Study claims red meat, cheese aren't as bad for your diet as previously thought
Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that people who scarf down higher levels of red meat and cheese are likely to live longer. More...


Mom charged after drugs in breast milk killed baby, prosecutors say
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prosecutors are arguing that 30-year-old Samantha Jones killed her 11-week-old son, R.J., by breastfeeding while using drugs. More...


Strawberries could treat bowel disease: The little red fruits may reduce diarrhoea and weight loss in people with Crohn's disease or colitis
Eating a handful of strawberries a day could help millions of people cope with inflammatory bowel disease. More...


Maple leaf extract could nip skin wrinkles in the bud
Scientists report that an extract from the leaves may prevent wrinkles. More...


Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease
Scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to activate oxygen, which wipes out bacteria. More...


Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. More...


Thyroid medication - Levothyroxine and Liothyronine tablets - recalled over ingredient concerns
A pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling a thyroid medication over concerns about an ingredient in the tablets. More...


Vaccines Aren't Linked to Autism, But This Infamous Pesticide Might Be
Exposure to the notorious pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) during pregnancy could raise the risk of a child developing autism. More...


Iowa boy, 14, dies after complaining of headache
Christopher Bunch died following complications from Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) known to occur after either an infection or a vaccination. More...


Toxic 9/11 dust & smoke linked to nearly 10,000 cancer cases in New York
Almost 10,000 people have a cancer diagnosis that is somehow linked to breathing in hazardous particles following the September 11 Twin Tower terrorist attack in New York City. More...


Powerful sleeping pills taken by hundreds of thousands boost the risk of Alzheimer's, major study warns
Sleeping pills taken by hundreds of thousands may boost the risk of Alzheimer's, a study suggests. More...


Weight loss tip: Make sure you include these ‘negative calorie’ foods in your platter
These foods will help you lose weight faster. More...


Expectation to check work email after hours hurting our health and relationships, study says
Being expected to check work email during non-work hours is making employees, as well as their significant others, experience higher levels of anxiety, a study shows. More...


More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows
More than 20 countries have issued recalls of Valsartan due to contamination of cancer causing NDMA by Chinese and Indian manufacturers. More...


Blue light from phones, tablets could accelerate blindness and hurt vision, study finds
The blue light beaming from smartphones and tablets is changing cells in our eyes that could accelerate blindness, according to a study. More...


EU says second China company made tainted heart drug
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and heart drug with an impurity that could cause cancer. More...


The world is getting a harsh taste of China's unsafe medicine supply chain
This summer, medicines from China have led to two global recalls, posting a huge setback for consumer confidence in the safety of Chinese food and medicines. More...


Unregulated food additives could harm children, UW study says
The University of Washington is calling on the FDA to review more than 1,000 food additives 'generally recognized as safe' and to reform the food regulatory process. More...


Diet-driven hair loss and skin damage may be reversible
In a study conducted in mice, researchers from Johns Hopkins were able to confirm that a Western-style diet - high in fats and cholesterol - has a negative impact on hair and skin health. More...


These Are the Foods That Cause the Most Illnesses, the CDC Says
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists foods most likely to cause foodborne disease. More...


Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated
Dehydration is tied to a range of subtle effects - from mood changes to muddled thinking. More...


FDA warns doctors against 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments, says procedures pose serious risks
'Vaginal rejuvenation' procedures - touted as a cure for incontinence or painful sex for older women - can actually lead to 'serious adverse events, including vaginal burns, scarring' and even more pain during intercourse, federal health officials said Monday. More...


FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for several drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure due to the risk of cancer. More...


An earlier dinner may lower risk of some cancers, study says
People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. More...


Diabetes: Eating cucumber could help reduce blood sugar levels
Eating cucumber could reduce symptoms related to high blood sugar levels including increased thirst, headaches and blurred vision. More...


FDA Adds Stronger Warnings to Fluoroquinolones
A powerful class of antibiotics will now come with stronger safety warnings about dangerous drops in blood sugar and neurological side effects that can include delirium and memory problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. More...


Exercise Is Even More Crucial For Your Gut Than We Thought - Here's Why
Research from San Francisco State University has found that cardiovascular exercise can boost the microbiomes in the gut. More...


Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers from Harvard Medical School reported in the journal Neuron evidence suggesting herpesviruses can spark the cascade of events that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. More...


Eating just ONE orange a day reduces people's risk of blindness by 60% due to the citrus' high antioxidant levels
Eating just one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness, new research suggests. More...


4-month-old dies from meningitis likely contracted from unvaccinated person
Two days after Killy had received his 4-month-old vaccinations, Dempsey and her fiance Gabriel Schultz were informed that their baby had most likely contracted meningitis. More...


High blood pressure threatens the aging brain, study finds
High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. More...


Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain
A large study stretching over a 4-year period challenges popular beliefs, as it finds 'no evidence' that cannabis use improves the symptoms of chronic pain. More...


Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution
University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution. More...


'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'
Babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed, according to a new study. More...


Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study
Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. More...


Feeling younger than your age could be a sign your brain is healthy, according to new research
According to a new study, people who feel younger than their age are more likely to have healthier brains. More...


Coffee Really May Help You Live Longer, According to Science
Drinking any amount of coffee, be it regular or decaf, may help you live longer, according to a new study More...


How the keto diet could improve efficiency of a new cancer drug
A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, may improve the effectiveness of an emerging class of cancer drugs, scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found. More...


Heads Up: This Common Food Can Increase Fertility. Here's What You Need To Know
A recent study from Rovira i Virgili University has found that nuts significantly increase sperm count, vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm. More...


Some 35,000 Science Papers Could Have Doctored Images And Need to Be Retracted
A new analysis of almost 1,000 scientific papers has revealed a shocking number contained inappropriately duplicated images. 10% of these ended up being retracted. More...


How Florida's new opioid-prescription law affects you
As Florida's new law on opioid prescriptions went into effect Sunday, patients seeking relief from pain may find there have been changes in what they are prescribed, dosages and physicians who will treat them. More...


Study Confirms Dense Breasts Are Prone to Cancer
Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. More...


Diabetes type 2 - prevent high blood sugar by adding this cheap oil to your diet
Adding olive oil to your dinner could help to prevent high blood sugar symptoms, a doctor has revealed. More...


Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds
As a group, flight attendants get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study. More...


Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease. More...


World Health Organization adds gaming disorder to disease classifications
The World Health Organization proposed adding gaming disorder to its new comprehensive manual of disease classifications, angering the gaming industry. More...


Helicopter parenting linked to behavioral problems
Children with over-controlling parents aged two struggled to manage their emotions later in life, study finds More...


Fatty, high-carb foods light up your brain like drugs
A new study from Yale University indicates that foods like macaroni and cheese and pizza might be stimulating our brains like addictive drugs. More...


Exercise caution, Type 2 diabetes may be a sign of pancreatic cancer
Onset of type 2 diabetes may be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer - one of the most deadliest forms of cancer, scientists say. More...


More than a third of American adults take prescription drugs linked to depression, study says
More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs that carry a potential risk of depression. More...


Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients
Doctors shouldn't routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending. More...


Lonely People Twice As Likely To Die From Heart Problems
Loneliness may double a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research has found. More...


72% of Canadian men are unhealthy, study says.
Men from the Atlantic region are among the unhealthiest of unhealthy Canadian men, according to a study to be released this week by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation. More...


Plant-based diet lowers risk for chronic diseases, weight gain, death
Several studies presented at Nutrition 2018 highlighted the health benefits of a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet. More...


Pre-Cut Melon In 8 States Recalled For Salmonella Outbreak
The FDA and CDC are investigating an outbreak linked to 60 illnesses and at least 31 hospitalizations in five states. More...


Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds
Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found. More...


Study reveals which countries have the highest and lowest levels of cancer
A massive study of 195 countries has found which countries have the lowest and highest levels of cancer, the Daily Mail reported. More...


FDA wants to shorten new drug monopolies to cut costs
In an effort to increase competition and bring down prescription drug prices, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb wants to speed approval times for rivals to promising new first-to-market medicines. More...


Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'
Drugs that boost the immune system have saved the lives of some men with terminal prostate cancer, say doctors in the UK. More...


'Millions' prescribed wrong dose of common drugs
According to updated calculations published this week, over 11 million people in the United States may have been given the wrong prescription for a range of commonly used drugs. More...


No chemo? Triangle doctors excited by new findings for breast cancer patients
Many breast cancer patients may be able to skip the chemotherapy process according to a new study of 10,000 women. More...


Common Antimicrobial in Toothpaste and Household Products Linked to Inflammation and Cancer
The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys. More...


5G Wireless Service Is Coming, And So Are Health Concerns Over The Towers That Support It
300,000 new high frequency antennas installed closer to users is raising concerns. More...


Want to get pregnant fast? Try seafood diet to increase your libido
If you want to get pregnant fast, a new study suggests seafood diet could increase your libido and increase your chances. Such a diet is a good source of important protein and other nutrients for women. More...


NUTRITION: Evidence supports benefits of Nordic diet
The World Health Organization released statements in early May touting its nutritional benefits. More...


Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment-and even prevention strategies-for addiction. More...


52 people sickened by fake CBD oil in Utah
U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah. More...


Purdue Pharma Knew of OxyContin Problems Soon After Release: Documents
A confidential Justice Department report shows drug maker Purdue Pharma knew about “significant” OxyContin abuse in its first years on the market. More...


Having a lie in on weekends might help you live longer
According to a study by Swedish and U.S. researchers, people under the age of 65 who get less than five hours sleep on the weekend had an increased risk of death. More...


14 most dangerous sunscreens for kids, according to experts
73% of the products either don't work or contain hormone disruptors or known carcinogens. More...


Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. More...


Age-related racial disparity in suicide rates among U.S. youth
New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 compared with white children of the same age group. More...


An egg a day may reduce heart disease risk, study finds
Eating one egg a day may significantly cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Chinese researchers. More...


Overdoses on ADHD medications may be on the rise, study finds
The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. More...


More evidence companies pay some doctors to prescribe opioids
Perks such as payments, free meals and speaking fees may be strongly influencing some doctors to prescribe opioids, researchers reported Monday. More...


Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases
A recent study explored the hypothesis that yogurt may help reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining. More...


Major depression diagnoses in US up 33 percent since 2013, study finds
Over the past five years, diagnoses of major depression in the United States have risen by at least 33 percent. More...


New Findings Conclude That Eating Eggs Is Generally Healthy Even For Diabetic Persons
Researchers at the University of Sydney have cleared up a continuing belief that eating eggs could increase cardiovascular risk for pre-diabetic and diabetic persons. More...


Eating fast food hurts women's chances of getting pregnant, increases infertility, study says
Eating fast food is affecting more than just your waistline, a new study suggests it could also decrease your chances of getting pregnant. More...


Why Does Hair Turn Gray? Scientists May Have Found A New Answer
A new study has shed light on the role our immune system could play in our hair turning gray when we deal with stress or illness. More...


Music Could Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients By Stimulating Their Brain, New Research Finds
Provided that the songs are 'meaningful' to the patient, music might have a positive effect on several parts of the brain for dementia patients, including Alzheimer's sufferers. More...


Rate of U.S. kids with autism has gone up a bit
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that while rates of autism in children in the United States continue to rise, some signs suggest things may be leveling off. More...


How bacteria are changing your mood
A controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are related to our brain, including conditions such as depression, autism and neurodegenerative disease. More...


Study: Even mild head injuries increase risk of Parkinson's disease
Even mild head injuries dramatically increase an individual's risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new large-scale study on veterans. More...


Diet Soda Might Still Contribute to Diabetes, Rat Study Suggests
A new study indicates that artificial sweeteners could contribute to health problems like type 2 diabetes. More...


People with allergies and asthma have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder. More...


New tooth treatment could heal your cavities
Researchers may have found a way to rebuild cavity-damaged teeth without the use of expensive and painful treatments. More...


You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.
New research suggests the roots of friendship extend even deeper than previously suspected More...


Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe as scientists get the go-ahead to use DNA-splicing therapy to treat blood disorder
Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy. More...


Scientists find way to treat hearing loss by fixing cells deep inside ear
Scientists have found a new way to fix cells deep inside the ear, which could help millions of people who suffer from hearing loss. More...


Exercise Could Lower Your Chances of Getting Heart Disease Even if You're Genetically at Risk
A new study suggests that even if you have a genetic risk for heart disease, exercise can lower your risk by nearly 50%. More...


Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit
Many who try to quit say they cannot because of withdrawal symptoms they were never warned about. More...


Devices to quit smoking become the devices teenagers can’t quit
School and health officials fear vaping is creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. More...


DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one
Scientists have linked hundreds of genes to intelligence. One psychologist says it's time to test school kids. More...


A blockbuster gene-editing tool just got one step closer to overtaking GMOs
Foods edited with gene-editing tool Crispr won't be regulated as GMOs More...


New vitamin B3 pill mimics the effects of a crash diet and slashes heart attack risk by up to 25%
A twice daily pill can reverse cardiovascular ageing, according to a new study. More...


You're getting a bigger helping of toxic chemicals if you dine out often, study says
People who eat restaurant food more than home-cooked meals have nearly 35 percent higher levels of hormone-imbalancing chemicals called phthalates, scientists at George Washington University say. More...


Heart disease risk may show in your earlobes, eyes, fingers
Studies have shown that there is an association with Frank's sign, the visible external crease on the earlobe, and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. More...


Global Use Of Antibiotics Soars As Resistance Crisis Worsens
In recent years, antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. More...


Medicare Is Cracking Down on Opioids. Doctors Fear Pain Patients Will Suffer.
Officials are close to limiting doses of the painkillers, but doctors say doing so could put older patients into withdrawal or lead them to buy deadly street drugs. More...


Meet Your Interstitium, A Newfound 'Organ'
Scientists discovered the new organ, which consists of fluid-filled spaces, in the body's connective tissue, including in the skin's dermis More...


New research suggests staying active, within reason, is the best medicine for back pain
New University of Alberta research is putting some kinks in assumptions about treating low back pain. More...


Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses
The country is undercounting opioid-related overdoses by 20 to 35 percent, according to a study published in February in the journal Addiction. More...


University Hospitals faces multiple lawsuits over Fertility Clinic incident
University Hospitals now faces multiple lawsuits following an incident at its Fertility Clinic that compromised hundreds of eggs and embryos stored in liquid nitrogen. More...


More kids are going to emergency rooms with severe allergies
More U.S. kids are being taken to emergency rooms with serious allergic reactions, new insurance data shows. More...


Lead Exposure Linked to 10 Times More Deaths Than Reported
A new study found lead exposure is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than previously thought. More...


Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals
Researchers say they may have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle in the legs as people age - and that it is due to a loss of nerves. More...


Human Empathy Linked with Genetic Variation
A study by scientists in the U.K., France, and the U.S. suggests that the degree of empathy we feel toward our fellow man is at least partly down to our genes. More...


Common 'Superbug' Found to Disguise Resistance to Potent Antibiotic
Some common superbugs appear to harbor a little-known type of resistance to a last-resort antibiotic, a new study shows, suggesting a worrying new way in which dangerous bacteria can evade one of the few remaining treatment options. More...


AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan
Given an fMRI scan of someone looking at a picture, an algorithm can reconstruct the original picture from the scan. More...


Crispr gene editing ready for testing in humans
Biotech companies plan to use the technique to treat blood diseases and blindness More...


Nanobots kill off cancerous tumours as fiction becomes reality
Researchers inject tiny devices into the bloodstream to deliver drugs with precision More...


Teens inhale cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes
Fruit flavors have the most chemicals, study finds More...


Gluten-Free Diet May Relieve Neuropathy Pain
A small study by British researchers suggests that a strict gluten-free diet may help protect against the nerve pain caused by gluten sensitivity. More...


Brain Surgery Performed On Wrong Patient After Hospital Id Mix-Up
Four Kenyan medical staff have been suspended from their Nairobi hospital after they inadvertently cut open the skull of the wrong patient for a brain surgery, following an ID mix-up. More...


How a push to cut costs and boost profits at surgery centers led to a trail of death
A Kaiser Health News investigation of public records found that surgery centers have risked lives by operating on frail patients, by skimping on life-saving training and equipment and by sending patients home too soon. More...


These NHS Staff Were Told The Swine Flu Vaccine Was Safe, And Now They're Suffering The Consequences
Dozens of NHS workers are fighting for compensation after developing narcolepsy from a swine flu vaccine that was rushed into service. More...


Potentially Toxic Levels Of Lead And Other Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor
There may be toxic levels of metals -- including lead -- that could be leaking from the heating coils of your device. More...


Blood/Urine Biomarker Tests Developed for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Scientists at the University of Warwick, U.K., have developed biomarker-based blood and urine tests for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which could enable earlier diagnosis in children. More...


Home cleaning products may be as harmful as 20 cigarettes a day
A study by scientists at the University of Bergen in Norway finds that regular use of cleaning sprays can have the same health impact as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. More...


Google has developed an AI that can predict heart disease by staring into your eyes
Our eyeballs apparently contain information that could revolutionize cardiovascular medicine. More...


Drinking Alcohol Tied To Long Life In New Study
Drinking could help you live longer according to a study presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science More...


New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors
Scientists used tiny autonomous bots as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice More...


The maker of OxyContin will finally stop marketing the addictive opioid to doctors
The move comes after the company helped cause an ongoing drug overdose crisis that has killed hundreds of thousands. More...


Flu gone in a day? Japanese maker touts new drug
Japanese drug maker Shionogi claims it has developed a single-dose pill that can halt the flu virus within a day. More...


Parents warn their children are having hallucinations, threatening suicide while taking Tamiflu
As flu cases are on the rise across the country, parents are raising concerns after their children started hallucinating after taking Tamiflu. More...


Pharmacist says natural drugs can work as well as Tamiflu to fight flu
Pharmacists said they are doing their best to keep Tamiflu on the shelves during this historic flu season, but even if they don’t have it, there are great alternatives. More...


Positive age beliefs may protect against dementia among high-risk older adults
Research published in PLOS One indicated that older adults who have positive beliefs about old age are less likely to develop dementia than those with negative age beliefs. More...


UV light may be used to fight the flu in public places
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are developing far-UVC that could kill the airborne flu virus in public places. More...


The American Kratom Association (AKA) Demands FDA Stop Its Disinformation Campaign Against Kratom
Nine leading scientists in substance addiction and safety wrote to White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson requesting they disregard the FDA's latest disinformation campaign against kratom. More...


Ont. couple contract 'hookworms' on Punta Cana vacation
A young couple is warning others about the risks of walking barefoot in the sand after they came home from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. More...


Air pollution can affect menstrual health, says study
According to experts from Boston University in Massachusetts, U.S., the negative health effects from air pollution exposure are infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. More...


6-year-old girl hallucinates, tries to jump out window after taking Tamiflu
A 6-year-old Texas girl suffered shocking side effects from flu medication - and her parents are urging people to be better informed about the common antiviral drug and other meds. More...


Cycling Does Not Damage Men's Sexual Health Or Increase Erectile Dysfunction Risk, Study Finds
Male cycling fans, rejoice! New research suggests cycling will not affect your sex life or impact your ability to get and sustain an erection, despite previous reports on the contrary. More...


Dad-of-two, 30, becomes one of UK's youngest Alzheimer's sufferers
A dad-of-two has become one of Britain's youngest Alzheimer's victims after being diagnosed at the age of 30. More...


Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'
Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found. More...


Florida monkeys could pass killer herpes to people
Feral rhesus macaque monkeys at a Florida state park carry a herpes virus that could be dangerous, possibly deadly, to humans, according to a new study. More...


Magic Mushroom Treats Depression Without Emotional Numbing Effects Of Antidepressants
Psilocybin, the primary mind-altering compound found in magic mushrooms, may help alleviate symptoms of depression particularly in patients who have not benefited from traditional treatments. More...


Regular exercise takes off years of laziness, study finds
A little regular exercise can take away the years of damage people have done by sitting around and doing nothing, researchers reported Monday. More...


Ibuprofen use linked to male infertility, study finds
The ibuprofen dosage commonly taken by high-level male athletes can afflict their testicles with a condition seen often in elderly men and linked to lower fertility. More...


Bimodal Stimulation May Hold Promise As Chronic Tinnitus Treatment
An experimental device could help suppress tinnitus by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain, a team from the University of Michigan reports. More...


From Vegan To 'Keto' And Mediterranean: Experts Rank 2018's Best Diets
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 in its Best Overall Diet category More...


Tea Drinkers May Be Less Likely To Develop Glaucoma
People who make it a daily habit to drink a cup of hot tea may be less likely to develop glaucoma symptoms compared to those who don't drink any, a study suggests. More...




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