DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2015



Rare Diseases Are Back
Diseases that are considered rare or almost entirely wiped out, especially in developed countries, are surprising making a deadly comeback, according to a new London study. More...


The DNA Diet Is On Its Way, The Ultimate Secret to Weight Loss
In less than 5 years from now, genome-specific diets could be the answer. More...


Gonorrhea Could Become Untreatable, UK's Chief Medical Officer Warns
In a warning issued just months after the outbreak of a highly drug-resistant gonorrhea in the region, England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies warned Sunday that the disease could soon become untreatable. More...


Twin birth rate hits a new high in United States
The number of twins born in the United States reached a new high in 2014, recent birth statistics from the Centers for Disease Control indicate. More...


Chipotle Says Outbreak Source May Never Be Determined
Chipotle Mexican Grill said on Thursday it might never pinpoint what caused an E. coli outbreak last month. More...


The spit test that can predict how long you will live
Researchers found that levels of a particular antibody falls the nearer a person gets to death. More...


Intelligence genes discovered by scientists
Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright. More...


Gum disease linked to breast cancer risk in older women
Middle-aged and older women with gum disease are slightly more likely than those without gum problems to develop breast cancer, suggests a new study. More...


NFL pulls out of head trauma study
The National Football League has reportedly removed its funding from an upcoming Boston University study into diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living athletes. More...


Autism Linked to Key Brain Neurotransmitter
Neuroscientists have found what may be a link between autism and a key neurotransmitter. More...


Secret to living to 100 may be hidden in genes
New research examining the genes of centenarians suggests they have fewer genes associated with serious diseases such as Alzheimer's and heart disease. More...


Folic acid deficiency poses high risk to thousands of babies
Folic acid deficiency poses a high risk to thousands of babies, having already led to countless birth defects, such as spina bifida. More...


Most states unprepared to handle disease outbreak
Less than half the states in the United States score a five or higher on 10 indicators experts say are key to detecting, diagnosing and responding to outbreaks, according to a new report. More...


Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87 percent
Ground breaking study looks at outcomes of 145,456 pregnancies after antidepressant use More...


Stress May Raise Risk of Memory Problems in Older People
Feeling very high amounts of stress may increase older people's risk of developing the memory problems that often precede Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows. More...


Google helps researchers track down worst STD cases
With sexually transmitted diseases on the rise, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago think they might have a powerful new weapon to fight their spread: Google searches. More...


Daily Alcohol Consumption Linked To Reduced Alzheimer's Death Risk
Drinking up to three units of red wine lowered death rates in Alzheimer's disease patients. More...


FDA approves genetically modified chicken
Yesterday, the US government approved a genetically modified chicken. Its purpose? To make a drug in its eggs. More...


More than one in 10 US kids have ADHD as diagnosis rates surge
More than 10 percent of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reflecting a surge in recent years particularly among girls and minority groups, a new study finds. More...


Aspirin doesn't help breast cancer outcomes, may aid detection
Researchers found no link between taking aspirin and improved breast cancer outcomes, however the drug's effect on breast density may help with earlier diagnosis, according to two new studies presented at a conference on breast cancer. More...


Men have a better sense of direction than women, study says
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology recently conducted experiments to learn more about gender and sense of direction. More...


New STD mycoplasma genitalium emerges
A recent study suggests that there is a new STD that we all have to start worrying about: mycoplasma genitalium, or MG. More...


Negative Thoughts Speed Up Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease
People who tend to have negative perceptions may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life than those who do not have such thoughts, a new study says. More...


Preventive, no-drill dentistry can stop tooth decay
Researchers found treating teeth with fluoride, preventing excess sugar in patients' diets, and focusing on brushing skills can stop and reverse tooth decay, preventing the need for drilling and filling cavities. More...


Chipotle's greatest strength now its greatest weakness too
The E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill has sickened at least 52 people in nine states. More...


Frugal antibiotic prescribing associated with lower GP satisfaction scores
Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction on the national General Practice Patient Survey, according to a new study by King's College London. More...


New study shows diabetes linked to tooth loss
Duke University researchers have found that diabetics and African-Americans are at high risk for tooth loss. More...


Entering peak flu season, studies show skepticism of vaccine
According to a recent study conducted by National Public Radio and Truven Health Analytics, more than one-third of Americans said they had not received a flu shot this year and do not plan to. More...


4 N.J. hospitals given top marks by national rating group
Four New Jersey hospitals have gotten top marks from a national non-profit that rates their performance on everything from infection prevention to high-risk surgery outcomes. More...


Nationwide E.Coli outbreak spreads to Starbucks
Starbucks has just recalled food due to fears of a massive E.coli outbreak. More...


Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists had thought, according to a new study. More...


Concussions symptoms persist after initial hit
A new study performed by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin brought to light some previously overlooked facts regarding concussions. More...


China clone factory scientist eyes human replication
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. More...


Anti-aging drug could let you live to 120 in good health
The world's first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could result in people being able to live healthily well into their 120s. More...


Study shows sugar-free drinks can wreak havoc on teeth
A recent study found many sugar-free drinks can be just as harmful to teeth as their sugared counterparts due to their chemical composition. More...


New study highlights massive prescription price hikes
A survey of 19 dermatology products found they had increased an average of 400% between 2009 and 2015 More...


Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well
After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price. More...


Produce In Costco Salad Linked To E. Coli Is Recalled
Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states. More...


Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain
Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brains white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient. More...


A handful of walnuts a day may help lower cholesterol
Results of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of those at high risk of developing diabetes lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet. More...


New Study Suggests Microbes Influence Your Hunger Center
Certain microbes in the body have a way of letting the brain know they have had enough nutrients. More...


Lactation May Lower Diabetes Risk After Gestational Diabetes
Higher intensity and duration of lactation may reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in women after gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a new study has suggested. More...


Study finds increase in infant death due to crib bumpers
Crib bumpers are supposed to keep infants from bumping their head or getting a limb stuck between slats, but after a new study showed the cushions pose a potential death risk experts are suggesting parents not use them. More...


Lawyers Have Lowest Health, Highest Rates Of Alcohol Use
Lawyers have the lowest health and well-being among all white-collar workers, according to a new study. More...


Study: Your Morning Cup Of Coffee Is Adding Years To Your Life
Harvard researchers found that drinking coffee every day will add years to your life. More...


ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms. More...


Study Ties Erratic Schedule for Sleep to Cardiovascular Disease
A new study completed in the U.S. found a link between sleeping schedule changes and metabolic disorders. More...


Study Says Its OK To Drink Coffee While Pregnant
A new study has found that it's okay to indulge in coffee habits while pregnant without it affecting the IQ of your unborn child, according to researchers. More...


2 states lead on pharmacist-prescribed birth control
Groundbreaking laws in two Western states will soon make access to birth control easier for millions of women by allowing them to obtain contraceptives from pharmacists without a doctor's prescription. More...


Parasitic Worm May Increase Women’s Fertility, Study Suggests
Women who are infected with a certain parasitic worm may be more likely to become pregnant, according to a new study. More...


E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria
Researchers in China have found that the bacteria not only are increasingly resistant to colistin, but have developed a mechanism to transfer resistance to neighboring bacteria. More...


Healthy foods are relative to the person
Healthy foods for one individual may be the same foods that cause others to gain weight. More...


Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab
Scientists have succeeded in growing functional vocal cord tissue in the lab -- a step toward a new treatment for people with substantial vocal cord damage. More...


Light Therapy May Help Treat Major Depression
A new randomized clinical trial suggests that fluorescent light may work for major depressive disorder. More...


McDonald's operator sued after diners exposed to hepatitis A
A customer sued the operator of a McDonald's restaurant in Waterloo, New York, on Wednesday after diners were exposed to food and drinks prepared by a worker with hepatitis A, the virus that causes contagious liver infections. More...


Alarming new superbug gene found in animals and people in China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers said on Wednesday. More...


STDs including chlamydia hit a record high in the U.S., reports CDC
Centuries old sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis are spreading at an alarming rate. More...


'Dangerously high' antibiotic resistance levels worldwide: WHO
Antibiotic resistance, which can turn common ailments into killers, has reached dangerous levels globally, the World Health Organization warned Monday, saying widespread misunderstandings about the problem was fuelling the risk. More...


Moderate coffee drinking may be tied to lower risk of death
People who drink coffee daily, even up to four cups per day, are less likely to die from heart disease, neurological disease, type 2 diabetes or suicide than others, according to a new study. More...


Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning
Losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. More...


This year's flu vaccine less effective than previously thought
This year's vaccine is only 18% effective. More...


U.S. Smoking Rate Dips To Record Low, Report
Last year, the number of cigarette smokers dropped steeply, as just 16.8 percent of adults were smoking. It was a 20 percent drop from the rate in 2005, according to HNGN. More...


Antibiotics in animal feed can harm children, doctors warn
Doctors' ability to treat life-threatening infections in children is being compromised, according to a new report from the nation's largest pediatricians group. More...


New survey finds 1 in 45 kids has autism
A new government survey finds that more than 2 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with autism - or 1 in 45 children aged 3 and older. More...


U.S. maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada
Women are twice as likely to die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the United States than in Canada says a new global survey of maternal mortality published by the United Nations and the World Bank. More...


1 in 5 New Yorkers have mental issues
New reports found that 1 In 5 New Yorkers have mental issues and many of them do not seek help More...


Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady
Although obesity rates continued to climb among U.S. adults over the past decade, they stabilized for children and teens, federal health officials reported Thursday. More...


Some Antibiotics Make The Superbug MRSA Stronger Instead Of Killing It
A new study suggests that treatment with the wrong antibiotic could make MRSA-induced infections worse. More...


Your beer belly may kill you
A new study concludes that excess belly fat, even if you are skinny everywhere else, may be even more deadly than being obese or overweight More...


Signs Of Heart Disease Seen In Obese Children As Young As 8
Medical researchers say imaging tests on obese children as young as eight years old have revealed evidence of significant heart disease. More...


Long-acting birth control use is on the rise
Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods - such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants - are gaining popularity More...


Home Cooking Decreases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
Home cooking lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 13 percent, a new study said. More...


Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Your diet may influence your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis, two new studies suggest. More...


Cancer Breakthrough: High Vitamin C Doses Could Pulverize Cancer Cells: Study
A breakthrough study shows that vitamin C might be effective in battling colorectal cancer. More...


Differences in vitamin D status may account for disparities in breast cancer survival rates
The American Cancer Society just published a paper reporting that while breast cancer incidence rates for 2008-2012 were similar for black and white women, death rates were 42% higher for black women. More...


Scarlet Fever Re-Emerges In Asia, Europe And May Be Resistant To Antibiotic
Despite having been largely eliminated from countries for almost a century, outbreaks of the childhood disease known as scarlet fever (scarlatina) have been tracked in Europe and Asia in the past five years. More...


Tapeworms can transmit cancer cells to humans
Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified a puzzling and unsettling new cancer-like condition in a 41-year-old man, who is believed to have become ill through a common stomach bug. More...


3 Cases Of Life-Threatening Typhoid Fever Linked To Qdoba In Firestone
Three cases of life-threatening typhoid fever have been confirmed in Colorado. More...


Sweetener In Some Sugarless Gums Can Be Deadly For Dogs
The sugar substitute Xylitol could actually kill your pet. More...


Prescription drug use has risen in the US
Prescription drug users rose from 51 percent of U.S. adults in 1999 to 59 percent of adults in 2011, according to a new study. More...


Death rate up for middle-aged white Americans
Increase caused by drugs, alcohol, suicide, liver disease More...


Oregon official: Chipotle E. coli likely due to contaminated produce
Produce imported from Mexico likely contaminated with E. coli in the fields due to unsanitary work conditions. Bacteria is then absorbed through the roots and is embedded inside the produce. More...


Acne treatment slowed by antibiotic overuse, delays in trying stronger drugs
Antibiotics are often used to treat moderate levels of acne, however researchers say doctors may be waiting too long to stop the treatment and switch to stronger drugs -- increasing levels of antibiotic resistance and allowing the condition to worsen. More...


Study: Laws Banning E-Cigarettes INCREASE Teen Smoking
The drive to ban people under 18s from buying and using e-cigarettes could have the exact opposite effect that policy makers intended, a new study has revealed. More...


Mammograms Do Not Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
The occurrence of metastatic breast cancer essentially remained unchanged since 1975, despite the widespread use and promotion of breast cancer screening – mostly through mammography – since the 1980s. More...


Increased TV watching increases death risk
There is a close link between increasing number of television viewing hours per day and high risk of death from most of the major death causes in the United States, according to the findings of a new study. More...


Why more painkiller addicts are using heroin too
Addicts who have moved from narcotic painkillers to heroin are helping researchers understand this deadly tradeoff. More...


Singing more soothing to crying babies than talking
Singing has been proven to be more soothing to crying babies than talking, according to a study published recently in the journal Infancy. More...


Marriage Linked To Better Recovery After Heart Surgery
Marital status contributes to better recovery after heart operations, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania revealed. More...


TB Now Ranks With AIDS as a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide
The tuberculosis (TB) rate has fallen by nearly half (47%) since 1990, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More...


Chemicals in personal products may stimulate cancer more than thought
A group of chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and other personal-care products may stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells at doses much lower than previously thought, a new study finds. More...


Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study
Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests. More...


Whole Foods is recalling two types of salads due to listeria concerns
If you bought these salads, throw them away and bring your receipt to the store for a full refund. More...


Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, World Health Organization declares
A new World Health Organization study found that processed meat like bacon and hot dogs cause cancer. It is the most prominent group to declare it a cause of the disease, and the U.S. beef industry isn't happy about it. More...


Mediterranean diet linked to healthier aging brain
Following a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats may preserve a more youthful brain in old age, a U.S. study suggests. More...


Childhood Antibiotic Exposure Could Make Children Heavier
A new study has linked antibiotic use in early childhood with long-term weight gain. More...


Marijuana use, disorders doubled since 2001
As attitudes and laws in the U.S. have become more tolerant of marijuana, the proportion of adults using and abusing the substance at least doubled between 2001 and 2013, according to a new study. More...


Food allergies can be prevented by exposure to allergens
Starting at 5 months old, introducing foods children may be allergic to can prevent the development of those allergies. More...


Talk therapy better for schizophrenia
Schizophrenia patients who received a program intended to keep dosages of antipsychotic medication as low as possible and emphasize one-on-one talk therapy and family support made greater strides in recovery More...


Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain
Ebola virus hides in survivors' bodies and evade detection by the immune system. Doctors have detected Ebola 6 months and more after 'recovery'. More...


China-made Halloween makeup contains toxic chemical agents
Most makeup products manufactured in China contain toxic chemical agents such as lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium More...


Female Libido Pill Is On Sale
Addyi is the first female libido pill, but it can't be taken with alcohol which likely will limit its use. More...


The $1.6 billion business of flu
About 40% of worldwide flu vaccine production is for the American market. More...


No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say
hile some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians' group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant. More...


Study: Modern life returned sleep habits to ancient patterns
Researchers found temperature may be more important to sustaining sleep than thought. More...


Breast Cancer Is Especially Dangerous For Black And Hispanic Women
Black and Hispanic women in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and less likely to survive the disease than white women, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. More...


Brain Inflammation May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
Researchers say they've found a link between brain inflammation and schizophrenia. More...


New Test to Predict Relapse of Testicular Cancers
Scientists have developed a new test to identify patients who are at risk of suffering a relapse from testicular cancer. More...


Cancer survivors not eating as well as general population
Cancer survivors eat a little less healthy than the rest of the population, a new study revealed - and even its lead researcher was stunned. More...


US prescription opioid misuse and deaths increase
The proportion of people reporting use of prescription opioids for reasons other than medical necessity fell between 2003 and 2013, but use disorders and overdose deaths increased, according to a new study. More...


Vaccine-Derived Polio Kills 8-Year Old Boy In Laos
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s goal to eradicate polio worldwide suffered a blow when a death due to the vaccine was confirmed last Sept. 11 in Laos. More...


Study: Summer babies are healthier adults
Sunlight may be key to this phenomenon. More...


Hospital workers' gloves and gowns are filthy, study finds
A new study shows that a significant amount of bacteria are transferred when doctors remove their gloves and gowns, causing serious sanitary concerns in major hospitals across the U.S. More...


U.S. cancer doctors drop pricey drugs with little or no effect
U.S. oncologists, aware that patients are paying more of the costs of expensive cancer drugs, are increasingly declining to prescribe medicines that have scant or no effect, even as a last resort. More...


CDC report says more US hospitals support for breastfeeding
Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report released today. More...


Is Google rotting your BRAIN?
A third of adults search for answers without trying to remember and 25% immediately forget what they've found out. More...


30 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Is Not Enough
People may need to amp up their exercise times as the recommended 30 minutes per day duration may not be enough to fight off heart failure. More...


In-person social contact may influence risk for depression in older adults
As frequency of in-person contact - but not telephone or written or e-mail contact - decreased, likelihood for depressive symptoms steadily increased, according to researchers. More...


Sex dramatically increases fertility
A new report shows that sexually active women have a much better chance of getting pregnant than those who remain abstinent, a press release from Eurekalert reports. More...


Washing The Dishes Can Help Relieve Stress
Washing dishes can produce feelings of inspiration and reduced nervousness. More...


Late Bedtime Linked to Weight Gain in Teens
A new study has discovered a link between staying up late at night and having a higher body mass index (BMI) in teenagers. More...


Spark Therapeutics restores vision for some patients in key clinical trial
Spark Therapeutics, a Philadelphia company at the forefront of gene-therapy research, reported Monday that patients in its most important clinical trial had some eyesight restored after treatment by Spark's product. More...


Scientists find roadmap that may lead to exercise pill
New research reveals more than 1000 molecular changes in the body that happen during exercise, which researchers at the University of Sydney believe could help lead to an exercise pill. More...


Here's What You Need to Know About ICD-10
The medical community has officially started using ICD-10 or the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision, the new code set aims to assist doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and insurance companies in timely payments to providers and reducing fraud. More...


Tall Women Have Higher Cancer Risk
Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden. More...


Certain gut bacteria may be tied to asthma risk in babies
A new study suggests that certain gut microbes could be indicators of future asthma risk in babies. More...


Effectiveness of Talk Therapy Is Overstated, a Study Says
Medical literature has overstated the benefits of talk therapy for depression, in part because studies with poor results have rarely made it into journals, researchers reported Wednesday. More...


Computer algorithm created to encode human memories
Researchers in the US have developed an implant to help a disabled brain encode memories, giving new hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers and wounded soldiers who cannot remember the recent past. More...


Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients. More...


Dried Plums May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
The sweet snack can affect gut bacteria, researchers say. More...


Gene test lets women skip chemo for breast cancer
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk. More...


Fidgeting might be good for your health
Fidgeting may be doing your health some good, new research suggests. More...


Linking brains: Scientists say they've done it
The experiment is believed to be the first one to demonstrate that two brains can be directly linked through the internet. More...


1 in 10 pregnant American women drink alcohol, many binge
One in 10 expectant mothers aged 18 to 44 drink alcohol during their pregnancies, and many of them binge-drink, a study released on Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. More...


Dizziness After Standing Could Lead To Serious Health Problems And Increased Risk Of Death
If you get dizzy a few minutes after you stand up, you could be facing big health problems, perhaps even death. Just getting giddy could be due to a sudden drop in blood pressure, which is linked to dehydration. More...


Sex is safe after heart attack
A study has found out that sexual activity is not a risk factor for those with heart disease. More...


Europe has alarming rates of smoking, drinking and obesity, says WHO
Europe has the world's highest rates of drinking and smoking, and more than half its people are too fat, putting them at high risk of heart disease, cancer and other deadly illnesses, health officials warned on Wednesday. More...


Infections, deaths from cucumber-linked salmonella outbreak continue to rise
The number of salmonella infections linked to cucumbers continues to soar with a U.S. health agency reporting 558 cases on Tuesday, a figure that's 140 more than just a week prior. More...


Study: West Virginia has 2nd highest obesity rate
West Virginia has the second-highest rate of obesity among adults in the nation, according to a report released Monday. More...


Apples reign supreme as kids’ favorite fruit
A new survey reveals that apples are the favorite fruit of American children, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all fruit consumption. More...


Most ex-NFL players suffer from brain disease
According to a recent study, a staggering majority of NFL players are affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), as a result of concussions experienced on the football field. More...


UK Scientists Apply for Permission to Edit the Genes of Human Embryos
Biologists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have applied for a license to edit the genome of human embryos, a highly controversial practice that is currently banned in the U.K., as well as the United States and most of Western Europe. More...


5,000 Percent Increase in Drug Costs Raising Questions
Daraprim is not the only drug which has recently seen a dramatic price increase. More...


New Research Shows Heart Attack Damage Can Be Reversed
In the trial researchers stimulated new muscle growth in animals after they had had a heart attack. More...


Artificial pancreas provides real-time monitoring of insulin
A new 'artificial pancreas' system can vastly improve glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes, according to new research presented at a conference on diabetes and treatment for the condition. More...


Sitting for too long can trigger liver disease
Sitting for long hours may lead to liver disease More...


CDC: One-third of kids still eat fast food every day
About one-third of U.S. children and teens eat pizza or other fast food every day, a new government report shows. Thats about the same as it was in the 1990s. More...


Diabetic women 40% likelier to suffer from heart attack than diabetic men
A new study of approximately 11 million patients shows that diabetic women are around 40% more likely to suffer from heart attack than diabetic men. More...


Study gives warning about fast-food meat
Some of the country's most popular restaurants are getting failing grades for using meat with antibiotics, according to a new study by consumer advocacy groups. More...


Making Kids Play Outside Reduces Rates of Myopia in Study
Could making your kid play outside help prevent nearsightedness later? A Chinese study published Tuesday suggests it can. More...


Low Vitamin D Status Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline
For ethnically diverse older adults, low vitamin D status is associated with accelerated decline in cognitive function, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. More...


Marijuana use can lead to prediabetes
Researchers have found that people who used large amounts of marijuana during young adulthood are 40 percent more likely to develop prediabetes as middle-age adults than those who had never tried the drug. More...


Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
Breathing in tiny particles of toxic chemicals from the air could lead to an increased risk of premature death, a large new study suggests. More...


Higher intake of fish can prevent depression
A new study from China has unveiled that fish being rich in many useful vitamins and nutrients can help lower the risk of depression. More...


Robotic arm gives paralysed man ability to feel fingers again
Brain-controlled prosthetic developed by US government body Darpa allows a man paralysed for 10 years to feel his prosthetic fingers being touched More...


Mediterranean diet may prevent breast cancer
Eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil may lower risk of breast cancer in women, a new study suggests. More...


Red Wine Ingredient and Alzheimer's Progression
High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. More...


Struggles with sleep linked to heart disease risk
dults who get too much or too little sleep may have the beginnings of 'hardening' of the arteries, which can be an early sign of heart disease, according to a new study. More...


24-hour cancer blood test could be a game-changer
A new blood test could identify cancer-specific gene mutations. More...


Heart rate in teen boys linked to violent crime in adulthood
Boys with a low resting heart rate during their teen years may be at increased risk for committing violent crimes as adults, a Swedish study suggests. More...


Eating apples and green tomatoes can reduce muscle weakness in old age
Ursolic acid, which is found in apple peel, and Tomatidine, found in green tomatoes, can prevent acute muscle wasting caused by starvation and inactivity More...


Implant Captures Wandering Cancer Cells
Scientists in the United States say they have created a tiny implant which, in mice for now, captures cancer cells spreading through the body. More...


Smoking worsens diabetes complications, quitting may help
People with type 2 diabetes who smoke have significantly higher risks of heart disease, stroke, and death than diabetic non-smokers, a new study shows. More...


Brain region that plays central role in addiction identified; may unveil ‘quit’ trigger
Scientists have identified a region of the brain that may hold the key to helping people quit smoking and to treating other forms of addiction. More...


Stress at the work is just as bad as the secondhand smoke
Work stress is just as harmful as secondhand smoke according to a study from Stanford University and the Harvard Business School. More...


Teens using e-cigarettes with pot face greater risk
Nearly one in five high-school students who said they used electronic cigarettes to vaporize nicotine also used them to vaporize pot, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 Connecticut teens. More...


TAG Kaiser Permanente, Truvada, HIV, Preexposure prophylaxis 3 Year Study Shows Truvada Effective In Preventing HIV
Kaiser Permanente announced the findings of a latest study on the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). More...


Mysterious and incurable brain disease now linked to mad cow
Scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) identified a type of misfolded brain protein known as prion as the potential cause of a rare and incurable brain disorder with strong similarities to Parkinson's disease. More...


Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death
Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. More...


Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. More...


Exercise can relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Recent studies found that patients with Parkinson’s showed a 35-percent decrease in symptoms after participating in a cycling program. More...


Hip and Knee Replacements Can Briefly Increase The Risk of Heart Attack
urgery for hip or knee replacement appears to increase the risk of heart attack in short term and the risk of blood clots in the long term, according to a recent study. More...


Sleep shortage increases likelihood to catch a cold, study finds
A new study is reaffirming that to avoid getting sick be sure to get enough sleep. More...


Rise of the bizarre cannabis vomiting syndrome
Cannabinoid hypermesis syndrome symptoms include severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting and is increasing acutely. More...


Research shows healthy school lunch program leading to wasted vegetables
The USDA mandate implemented in 2012 and championed by first lady Michelle Obama has led to an even lower consumption of fruits and vegetables. More...


Spanish-style siesta could reduce blood pressure, medications
Taking midday naps as they do in Spain was associated with lower blood pressure and the need for fewer antihypertensive medications in a new study. More...


Depression can lead to suicide
Suicide risk can be high among people who are depressed and this calls for constant monitoring, say researchers. More...


Neurotic people tend to be more creative
Neurotic people who constantly worry and brood over negative thoughts are likely to be more creative, a new study has found. More...


Healthy pre-pregnancy diet cuts heart defects in newborns
A new study undertaken by researchers from University of Utah suggests that women who eat healthy diet before pregnancy may cut down the risk of certain congenital heart abnormalities in their babies, HealthDay News reports. More...


Drink up more water guys! It's the easiest way to lose weight
Researchers have shown that drinking 16 oz of water half-an-hour before eating the three main meals of the day may help you lose weight. More...


People live longer but sicker lives: study
According to a new study, people throughout the world are living longer life, but they spend this longer life battling with several sicknesses. More...


Breast cancer can be detected through blood test
A simple blood test can detect the likelihood of breast cancer returning in patients that have already suffered. More...


Gene study finds link between multiple sclerosis and low vitamin D
A major genetic study Tuesday found a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis, a finding that experts say could lead to better treatment and prevention. More...


Colon Cancer May Be Prevented By Aspirin Daily
Study by Danish researchers discovered that having 1 or 2 small aspirin tablets everyday for a minimum of five years may significantly decrease the occurrence of colon cancer More...


Turning cancer back into healthy tissue
Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue. More...


Autism linked to more creativity
A British study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has revealed that people with autism spectrum disorder may actually have certain advantages in the creative and problem solving spheres. More...


Growers returning to unaltered crops
High sale prices of non-GMO yields have many buying conventional seeds. More...


Vast majority of contact lens wearers regularly risk blindness
Virtually everyone who wears contact lenses is committing a string of cardinal sins which puts them at risk of blindness, a new report has warned. More...


Herbicide Use Questioned In Latest Controversy About GMO Food
A paper released on Wednesday, Aug 19, suggested that the use of herbicides has been driven by flawed and outdated data allowing its massive use across the U.S. to go uninterrupted. More...


Working Longer Hours Increases Stroke Risk, Major Study Finds
Danger highlighted by research suggesting those working a 55-hour week face 33% increased risk of stroke than those working a 35- to 40-hour week. More...


Daily Glass of Wine Raises Risk of Breast Cancer in Women
US study finds light drinking linked only to minimal increase in risk of all cancers but daily drink raises chances of breast cancer for women significantly More...


Unhealthy vaginal bacteria among women lead to premature births
The bacteria in a pregnant woman’s body could provide clues to her risk of going into labor early, according to a new study. More...


FDA approves controversial drug for women with low sex drives
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday evening approved the world's first drug designed to stir a woman's waning desire for sex, a condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10 U.S. women. More...


Lice in at Least 25 States Show Resistance to Common Treatments
Scientists report that lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments More...


Coffee could prevent colon cancer's recurrence: study
Drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily may significantly reduce the chance that colon cancer will return in patients who were diagnosed with stage III of the disease, a study said Monday. More...


Women who work more, lift heavy loads may struggle to conceive
Women who work more than 40 hours a week or routinely lift heavy loads may take longer to get pregnant than women who don’t, a US study suggests. More...


Violent video games DO trigger aggressive behaviour, decade-long review claims
Team conducted review of 300 studies published between 2005 and 2013. More...


Women respond more to romantic cues after a good meal, study shows
Study shows that women are far more responsive to romantic cues after a good meal More...


Parents Often Become Sadder after Having First Child, according to latest study
The results from a recent study says that more than 70% of the sample size felt depressed and or unhappy after the birth of their first child. More...


Scientists genetically modify mice to be super-intelligent, less anxious
Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super-intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More...


Playing Tetris can help ease cravings
Urges for cigarettes, alcohol and coffee, among other substances and activities, were decreased by one-fifth among those playing the game. More...


Almost 1 Million Signed Up for Obamacare After Open Enrollment
Close to 1 million Americans signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, after the open enrollment period ended earlier this year, U.S. health officials reported. More...


World population will exceed 11 billion by 2100: are we ready?
The world's population could be in excess of 11 billion people by the end of this century, with experts warning the number could have serious implications for global health. More...


Trans fats, but not saturated fats, linked to risk of death
A large new review of existing research suggests that for healthy people, a reasonable amount of saturated fat in the diet poses no health risk. More...


A systematic review finds major lapses in hospital cleaning practices
A systematic review of hospital cleaning practices has revealed that major lapses were found in hospital cleaning practices. More...


Frozen Eggs IVF Success Rate Not As Good as Fresh Ones: Study
A new study reveals that fresh eggs yield better results for successful live births through in vitro fertilization (IVF) than frozen ones for women who plan to delay motherhood. More...


Testosterone therapy may not improve sexual function in men
Testosterone therapy may not improve sexual function or quality of life in men with lower levels of the sex hormone, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. More...


Faith Really Can Battle Cancer, Study Shows
Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest. More...


Every mother-to-be should take iodine to boost baby’s brain
Giving pregnant women a simple supplement would boost babies' brain power and make billions for the economy, experts say. More...


How Coltrane, Mozart Help Epilepsy Patients Cope
Mozart and Coltrane may have been gone for a long time, but their music continues to live on. And if this study suggests anything, it's that their work can actually be a good therapy for people who suffer from epilepsy. More...


Southern US diet tied to heart disease
People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with the Southern U.S. may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. More...


Sexting can boost romance and sex in your relationship
A study reveals that greater levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a relationship. More...


Mindfulness-based therapy successful in curing post-traumatic stress disorder
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder were treated by meditation and mindfulness-therapy with no side effects. More...


Food that Could up the Risk of Depression
According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating food high in refined carbohydrates such as white bread and white rice may increase the risk of depression in postmenopausal women. More...


Spicy Foods Linked To Longer Life
The large-scale study included almost half a million people. More...


Teenage pot smoking not linked to health problems later in life
Frequent marijuana use as a teenager does not appear to be linked to physical or mental health issues later in life. More...


Lack Of Exercise Will Kill As Many As Smoking
Inactivity “will end up killing as many people as smoking,” warns a new study. More...


Cellphone radiation can cause cancer: study
The scientists were right - your cell phone can give you cancer. More...


How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it
One researcher has created an infographic that explains what happens to the body within an hour of drinking a can of Coca-Cola. More...


Black men likelier to die from prostate cancer than white counterparts
A new study has claimed that black men are twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer as compared to white men. More...


Five subtypes of prostate cancer identified, paving way for more personalized treatments
Through genomic profiling of 259 men with prostate cancer, scientists have identified five groups of prostate cancer with distinct DNA signatures. More...


Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced
he U.S. health care system has scored a medical hat trick, reducing deaths, hospitalizations and costs, a new study shows. More...


Consumer Reports Investigation Reveals How Hospitals Can Make Patients Sick
While hospitals are thought to be sterile, safe environments where sick people get better, not sicker a new investigation by Consumer Reports into hospital-acquired infections says that's not always the case. More...


High-frequency spinal cord stimulation relieves chronic back, leg pain
Out of the patients receiving high frequency SCS treatment, 83% of those with chronic leg pain and 85% of the patients with back pain felt much better, stating that their aches have seen an improvement of at least 50%. More...


Unstable Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Disease, Heart Failure
A study that was recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine, has discovered a link between fluctuating blood pressure and heart failure. More...


Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors
Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, a new study reports. More...


Imperfect vaccines can help viruses become stronger
According to a study in PLOS Biology, live Marek's disease virus (MDV) vaccine can lengthen the disease transmission period, allowing stronger strains of the virus to reach unvaccinated birds. More...


Doctors protest high costs of cancer drugs
According to nola.com, 118 of top doctors of the US are protesting against high cancer drug costs. More...


Medical break-through helps four paralyzed men stand
A new study that involves an innovative development in spinal cord injury has come up with a new way that could be beneficial for paralyzed patients. More...


Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study
Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests. More...


Researchers Find That Sugary Drinks Increase Diabetes Rates Even In Slim People
In a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge conducted over a ten year period strongly indicate that sugary drinks will cause type 2 diabetes rates to increase markedly. More...


Raw tuna in sushi linked to salmonella outbreak in California, 10 other states
In a salmonella outbreak linked to eating raw tuna in sushi, California has the most reported cases - 34 - among consumers sickened in 11 states. More...


CBD may help heal broken Bones
A study by Tel Aviv University researchers has affirmed that a component known as cannabidiol (CBD) found in cannabis may help heal broken bones. More...


Exercise Can Be Beneficial In Preventing Memory Loss And Dementia
People suffering from Alzheimer's disease may benefit from regular exercise in terms of lowering the levels of dementia and memory loss, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC. More...


Chemotherapy makes life worse for patients nearing end of life
Giving chemotherapy to cancer patients nearing the end of life can do more harm than good, a study has found. More...


Eye drop gives hope for knifeless cataract cure, study finds
An eye drop tested on dogs suggests that cataracts, the most common cause of blindness in humans, could one day be cured without surgery, says a new study. More...


Seeing is believing: World's first AMD bionic eye implant a triumph
In a first for ophthalmology, a British man suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was able to see again after receiving a bionic eye implant. More...


Daily dose of coffee helps prevent diabetes
Coffee beans include inflammation-lowering antioxidants that can lower the risk of diabetes. More...


Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing
More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive. More...


Sudden cardiac arrest more likely in African-Americans
Black Americans are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest than their white counterparts, a new study suggests. More...


Antibiotics may boost risk of juvenile arthritis: study
Researchers noted that the risk of developting juvenile arthritis grows as children go on more courses of antibiotics, but cautioned that there are other factors behind the condition. More...


Poverty Affects The Brain, Causes Lower Test Scores: Study
Researchers have identified the developmental differences that poverty causes on the growing brain. More...


Flight attendants and shift workers are at higher risk of developing breast cancer
A study hints that irregular sleeping patterns could give rise to cancer in tests conducted on mice. More...


Restaurant Food as Fattening as Fast Food, Study Says
However, a study confirms restaurant meals can just be as fattening as their fast food counterparts. More...


Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief
OHSU and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Portland Medical Center were able to discover a potential cure for tinnitus in the form of transcranial magnetic stimulation. More...


Cannabis could help heal fractured bones
Researchers using the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) component of the plant found that it significantly helps fractured bones. More...


Increased sitting time linked with breast and ovarian cancer risk
Women who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting may be at increased risk of multiple myeloma, breast and ovarian cancers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. More...


Study: Smart Phones Accurately Detect Depression
To determine symptoms of depression, doctors may only need to look no further than a patient’s smart phone. More...


Drug abuse significantly cuts brain volume in women
A recent study has claimed that the long-term stimulant abuse has more significant effects on brain volume in women than in men. More...


Alzheimer's might develop silently years before the actual symptoms appear
New study finds the disease starts much earlier than previously thought. More...


New HIV infections fall 35% since 2000
New HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000, according to the United Nations, but the organisation has stressed that AIDS spending has to be dramatically increased to roll back the disease. More...


China-made crayons, toys contain cancer-causing Asbestos
Some of the crayons and toys made in China contain extremely dangerous carcinogenic chemicals. More...


Fruit Vegetable Intake Low Among Many Americans
A new study has revealed that Americans do not include enough fruits and vegetable in their diet on a daily basis. More...


Telemedicine Improves Healthcare Access For Patients In Rural Areas
Telemedicine is convenient and cost effective, and is taking off in India. More...


Review of HPV vaccine side-effects
The European Medicines Agency has begun a review of HPV vaccines, looking into possible rare side-effects. More...


10 Foods That Make You Look Younger
You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. More...


New analysis of smoking and schizophrenia suggests causal link
In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say they have found that cigarettes may be a causal factor in the development of psychosis. More...


FDA strengthens heart safety warnings on popular pain relievers
Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels on popular pain relievers to reflect new information about their risks of heart attack and stroke. More...


Staying in school would help people live longer, study suggests
A new study estimates that more than 145,000 deaths per year could be averted in the United States. More...


These Plastic Chemicals May Be Just As Dangerous As What They Replace
Two new studies find that DEHP substitutes behave just like the chemical they replaced More...


Should you be taking Prozac or Paxil while pregnant? CDC finds link to birth defects
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have weighed in on the debate about the use of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs during pregnancy and birth defects, confirming a link with some but not others. More...


Gene therapy shows hope for the deaf to hear again
The successful restoration of hearing in mice suffering genetic form of deafness with the help of gene therapy has opened doors for researchers to try the same on humans. More...


Study: playing tetris could help prevent traumatic memories from forming
In the search to help trauma victims through painful memories and flashbacks, researchers in the U.K. are investigating if a simple computer game like Tetris might be helpful. More...


New Drug Entresto For Heart Failure Might Cost $4,500 A Year
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug called Entresto for the treatment and management of heart failure. More...


Signs of aging appear in mid-20s, study finds
Aging is typically studied in the elderly, but a study released Monday said different rates of aging can be detected as early as the mid-20s. More...


Heroin Deaths Nearly Quadruple in a Decade, CDC Finds
Heroin use has soared in recent years, with death rates from the drug nearly quadrupling in the past decade, according to a new CDC study that blames much of this epidemic on the overuse of prescription painkillers. More...


Adventurous eaters have healthier diets
A recent survey says that adventurous eaters have healthier diets and thinner bodies, which could be good news for those passionate about trying out unusual dishes. More...


Mammograms may not lead to overdiagnosis
Breast cancer screenings may not lead to fewer deaths but may lead to overdiagnosis, U.S. researchers suggest. More...


Rate of aging can be tracked in early adulthood, not just later in life
A new study now suggests that the rate of aging can be tracked in early adulthood and not just later in life. More...


Traders' hormones increase financial risk-taking
The hormones cortisol and testosterone can influence stock market traders to take more financial risks in a stressful and competitive environment, researchers say. More...


That Bad Attitude May Be Making You Sick
A growing body of research suggests that negative emotions and thoughts may also have links to other serious health problems, like heart disease. More...


Simple sniff test could detect autism
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test to accurately detect autism, a new study has found. More...


Encouraging results from Cystic Fibrosis gene therapy trial
An early-stage trial of a new gene therapy for people with Cystic Fibrosis has delivered what scientists claim are encouraging results. More...


Individual neurons encode memories, asserts study
Researchers have identified individual neurons that encoded memories. More...


Almost 4 of 10 Kids in the US Exposed to Violence: Study
A study recently revealed that four out of 10 children and teens in the United States fall victims to violence and abuse over the past year, according to Press TV. More...


Study finds link between high Consumption of Citrus and Risk of Melanoma
A new research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has unveiled about a link between high consumption of citrus and risk of melanoma, most dangerous form of skin cancer. More...


Umbilical Milking Improves Blood Flow in Certain Preemies
Umbilical cord milking (UCM) resulted in higher systemic blood flow than delayed cord clamping among preterm cesarean-delivered infants, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial published online June 29 in Pediatrics. More...


Lower Risk For Alzheimer’s Associated With High Blood Pressure
People with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new study. More...


Drinking too much water when exercising could pose serious health risks
A new statement has been released that urges people to drink when thirsty when performing physical activities More...


Fat intake vital for nutritious diet
Experts said that good fats known as polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats are essential for good health. More...


Anti-depressant use during menopause raises risk of broken bones
SSRIs appear to increase fracture risk among middle-aged women without psychiatric disorders. More...


Intermittent Fasting Helps Body Rejuvenate and Repair: Study
A new study by a team at the University of Southern California finds that restricting calories for just five days out of the month can have profound effects on cancer risk, heart disease, inflammation, and maybe even brain disease. More...


Nighttime fasting can help with weight loss and blood sugar levels
Recent studies have commended the benefits brought by avoiding food for 12 or 15 hours a day More...


Doctors warn against dangers of skinny jeans: Don't squat
Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat -- at least not for long. More...


Blood pressure medication may stop drug, alcohol addiction
High doses of isradipine appeared to erase behavioral memories in rats formed by addiction. More...


Fat is back: New guidelines give vilified nutrient a reprieve
Polyunsaturated fat, the 'good' fat, is found in fatty fish like salmon and in some vegetable oils. More...


Trans fats may hurt memory, too
Artificial trans fats in processed foods, which were all but banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, may interfere with memory, according to a new study. More...


Weaker working memory linked to risky sexual activity
Weaker working memory can increase the risk of both early sexual activity and unprotected sexual involvement during adolescence, says a new study by an Indian American researcher. More...


The Banned Chemical That Keeps on Killing
Researchers in California published findings this week connecting maternal exposure to DDT during pregnancy to breast cancer. More...


FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods
Action expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year More...


The ATS stresses the importance of a good night's sleep
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) warns that not getting enough hours of sleep is not only dangerous to the individual’s health, but it also puts the lives of others in danger. More...


More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits
Eating milk chocolate or dark chocolate regularly may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. More...


How avocado could help fight cancer
Fat from the fruit 'targets leukemia cells and stops them growing' - raising hopes for a new drug More...


Scientists find way to disrupt brain tumor stem cells
A group of U.S. scientists say they have discovered a way to attack the root of some of the deadliest brain tumors. More...


More Likely To Get Dehydrated; Majority Of US Children And Juveniles Don’t Drink Enough Water
A new study shows that over 50% of American children and adolescents are not drinking adequate amounts of water a day. More...


A Spinal Implant Can Cure Paraplegics
An implant called e-Dura, made from a silicon substrate embedded with electrodes, has already allowed a man with a severed spinal cord to recover his walking capacities. More...


Underage Drinking on the Decline, Report Says
Underage drinking and binge drinking by minors is on the decline across the United States, according to a new government study. More...


Eating Nuts Could Save You From Early Death, Study Says
A recent study found a 23% lower chance of death over 10 years in people eating at least 10 grams of nuts per day. More...


Heartburn drugs may increase risk of heart attack
Proton-pump inhibitors, one of the most widely prescribed types of drugs in the world, may increase the risk of heart attack up to 21 percent. More...


San Francisco Approves Warning Label for Sugary Drink Ads
San Francisco measure is aimed at curtailing locals' consumption of high-calorie drinks More...


Autism risk higher in kids of teen moms, couples with large age gaps
The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk has found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. More...


Woman Has Baby With Transplanted Ovarian Tissue
A woman who had her ovarian tissue removed and frozen as a child has given birth to a baby after the tissue was successfully transplanted back into her, enabling her to get pregnant. More...


Study links creativity and mental illness
A study has found that the relatives of patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely than the general public to be creative professionals such as actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists or writers. More...


Many US hospitals mark up prices 1,000 percent, study says
The price for procedures is often 10 times the cost, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Health Affairs. More...


Injectable Electronics May Treat Neuro-degenerative Diseases
Researchers at Harvard have developed a method for fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. More...


How Your Cat Could Make You Mentally Ill
New research links the cat-carried parasite toxoplasma gondii and schizophrenia More...


New blood test can reveal past viruses
A new and inexpensive test is making it possible to identify all of a person’s past and present viral infections by simply analyzing a drop of blood. More...


Scientists Grow Fully Working Rat Arm in the Lab
The growth of a rat forelimb grown in the lab offers hope that one day amputees may receive fully functional, biological replacement limbs More...


Twitter Declared Ebola Outbreak Three Days Before The Health Agencies
In 2014, Twitter announced Ebola outbreak three days before the official declaration. Around 60 million people received tweets regarding the deadly epidemic. More...


Study Links 'Infectious' Bacteria To Increased Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
Bacteria are one of the primary causes of infectious diseases in people, but according to a new study, these microorganisms could also be linked to the spread of type 2 diabetes. More...


Western diet may reduce survival odds for prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer who eat a so-called Western diet heavy in red meat, cheese and sugary treats may be more likely to die of their disease than those who consume mostly plants, whole grains and fish, a U.S. study suggests. More...


New cancer treatment immunotherapy could replace chemo
Experts have hailed a 'new era' for cancer treatments after achieving 'spectacular' results from trials on a new class of drugs More...


92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon
A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. More...


Research has Shown that HIV Slows Down When Deprived of Sugar & Nutrients
Vanderbilt University and Northwestern Medicine’s HIV Translational Research center scientists have discovered how to control the HIV virus’ sugar and nutrient supply. More...


New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma
Compared to Yervoy, nivolumab more than doubled time to disease progression, researchers found More...


How green tea could cut prostate cancer development in men
In a new study, scientists have revealed that a component found in green tea may help reduce development of prostate cancer in men facing high risk. More...


MIT researchers regain lost memories in mice
MIT researchers have found a way to get back those memories you thought were lost, a study published Thursday reported. More...


Low Vitamin D Tied to Testosterone Dip in Healthy Men
Low levels of vitamin D are significantly and independently associated with low levels of testosterone in otherwise healthy middle-aged men, according to a study presented at the American Urological Association 2015 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. More...


Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer
Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. More...


Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes
The authors of two separate studies have reengineered E. coli to detect cancerous tumors in the liver and the spilling of sugar into urine More...


'Itchy, Scaly' Tattoo Ink Allergies More Common Than Thought
A surprising number of people who get tattooed say they develop severe itching and swelling lasting for months or even years, a new survey suggests. More...


Kids' motor and social skills improve when cord clamping delayed at birth
Boys, more prone to iron deficiency after birth than girls, showed more improvements More...


Kentucky and Indiana among worst states for obesity according to a new report from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Kentucky and Indiana are among the fattest states in the nation. More...


Coffee safety warning: Drink no more than four coffees a day - or two if you're pregnant, say experts
Drinking more than four mugs of instant coffee a day could be dangerous – and even healthy adults are at risk, experts said yesterday. More...


Can 'Moderate' Drinking Damage Aging Hearts?
Seniors who consume two or more drinks a day may be doing some damage to their hearts, according to a large imaging study published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging More...


Depression can kill heart failure patients
If you have suffered from heart failure and suffer from depression, it is important that you seek medical help as your depression might kill you. More...


Obese Teenage Boys Could Have Higher Risk of Bowel Cancer, Study Says
Researchers find men who were overweight or obese when they were 16-20 are more likely to develop disease in their 50s. More...


Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's
Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent More...


Two-three cups of coffee a day can boost your sex life
According to researchers from the University of Texas, men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED). More...


Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More
Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds More...


Study: Men With Sleep Apnea More Likely To Suffer From Depression
Sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke - and now to an increased likelihood of depression. More...


Marijuana: Boys who Smoke Cannabis are 4 Inches Shorter, Study Says
A new study suggests boys who smoke marijuana are on average 4 inches shorter than their nonsmoking peers. More...


An orgasm a day can lower a man's risk of prostate cancer by 20%, study reveals
Regular orgasms can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, a study has found. More...


80% of Sunscreens Don’t Really Work or Have 'Worrisome' Ingredients: Report
New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology finds many sunscreens don't work, and many contain toxic ingredients. More...


Peppermint Oil Eases IBS: Study
Peppermint oil has been found to help ease the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. More...


Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain
A new study suggests meditation and yoga may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders. More...


Suicide Rate Is Up Among Young Black Children
A new study shows that the number of black kids between the ages of 5 and 11 who commit suicide has almost doubled since 1993. More...


Type of B vitamin shown to reduce risk of common skin cancers
A simple daily vitamin may help prevent the most common types of skin cancer in people at high risk of the disease, according to new research from Australia. More...


Global Study Shows Grip Strength Is A Simple And Powerful Predictor Of Death
A large global study finds that grip strength is a simple, powerful, and broadly applicable test that can help predict the risk of death and cardiovascular disease. More...


More than 40 per cent of U.S. bee hives died in past year: survey
More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey. More...


Why Are Girls Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder Less Often Than Boys?
According to research, girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) less commonly than boys - a fact attributed to unique underlying genetic and neurobiological characteristics in girls and boys with ASD. More...


Mediterranean diet benefits brain power: clinical study
With olive oil or nuts added, a traditional diet rooted largely in southern Europe helped fend off cognitive decline. More...


WHO wants to politically correct disease names
In an astonishing example of political correctness, World Health Organisation officials have called for terms such as swine flu, bird flu and monkey pox to be banned in order to protect animals from needless slaughter. More...


Celiac Disease Linked To Nerve Disease In Neuropathy Patients - Is Gluten To Blame?
Celiac disease appears to be linked to nerve damage known as neuropathy. More...


Drug-resistant typhoid threatens global health
An antibiotic-resistant strain of typhoid bacterium is spreading globally and posing a public health threat, especially in developing countries, a new study has warned. More...


Report: Binge Drinking by Young People Is Increasing
Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades but dangerous binge drinking has increased among the young, according to a new study released Tuesday. More...


Childlessness Is Down Among Highly Educated Women
More women with advanced degrees are having children, but they are having fewer kids. More...


Smartphone 'scans' blood for parasites
A smartphone has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples. More...


Under pressure, FDA to hold public meeting on off-label us
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting this summer to address drug company concern that restrictions on what they can say about off-label use of drugs violate their First Amendment right to free speech. More...


Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans Seem To Have Worst Health
On Tuesday, a government report was released stating that, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health among Hispanic groups in the United States. More...


Global cancer drug spending hits $100 billion in 2014, report says
Worldwide spending on cancer medicines reached $100 billion in 2014, an increase of 10.3 percent from 2013 and up from $75 billion five years earlier, according to IMS Health's Global Oncology Trend Report released on Tuesday. More...


ER Visits Continue to Rise Since Implementation of Affordable Care Act
Three-quarters of emergency physicians report that emergency visits are going up, according to a new poll. More...


Study: Breast Feeding Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer
A recently published study showed that women who breastfed had a lower risk of breast cancer reoccurring. More...


Chemicals found in everyday products pose health threats, study finds
Hundreds of scientists around the world are campaigning to urge manufacturers to halt the use of common chemicals present in thousands of products from electronics to pizza boxes. More...


Nearly Half the U.S. Population Still Breathes Polluted Air, Report Says
High ozone levels and particulate matter plague 138 million Americans, despite recent improvements, American Lung Association-backed study shows. More...


Relaxed DNA may contribute to aging
Research suggests that loosely wrapped DNA promotes aging in the rest of the population. More...


Being bullied is worse than child neglect or abuse
Youngsters tormented at school are much more likely to suffer anxiety, depression or self-harm. More...


U.S. calls for less fluoride in tap water to help kids' teeth
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because 40% of American children have fluorosis. More...


Air Pollution Will Damage Your Brain; May Cause Stroke & Dementia Says Study
A recently published study discovered that air pollution can damage the brain and lead to dementia or stroke. More...


CDC: E-cigarette use among young people tops regular cigarettes
E-cigarette use among young people in Utah and across the U.S. is topping regular cigarettes. More...


First DIY test for HIV goes on sale in UK
Self-testing equipment has a 99.7 per cent accuracy More...


Extra sleep improves memory
New research, found in the journal Current Biology, indicates that getting extra sleep can help the brain to conquer neurological defects that could bar the ability to form memories. More...


Researchers uncover asthma's root cause
Researchers found the body's calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) as the main culprit in triggering asthma symptoms More...


HPV vaccine increases infection rate of high risk virus strains
The women who received the vaccine were more likely to be infected with other high-risk HPV strains not included in the vaccine. More...


Study: Just 2 Weeks Of Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Risk Of Heart Disease
High fructose corn syrup significantly increased heart disease risk factors after just 2 weeks in the study. More...


Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, driving obesity
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, scientists say. More...


Dogs find prostate cancer by smell
Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. More...


Fasting reduces breast cancer risk
Overnight fasting may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, says a study. More...


Mindfulness therapy can prevent depression relapse
For those who wish to avoid the side-effects of long-term use of anti-depressant drugs, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer as effective a treatment in preventing them from relapsing, new research says. More...


ADHD drugs more commonly used by white collar job workers
To cope up with the situation and perform well, workers have started taking the support of ADHD drugs to increase productivity. More...


Amazonian Tribe Has Unprecedented Bacteria Diversity
In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and on the human body. More...


Opiate overdoses fall after debut of abuse-resistant OxyContin
Opiate prescriptions and overdoses in the U.S. have declined since the debut of an abuse-resistant version of the painkiller OxyContin and the market withdrawal of the narcotic Darvon, a study finds. More...


We Can Spread Happiness Through The Power Of Sweat
A new study, which was published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that the smell of sweat can play a role in spreading happiness, according to the publication Voice Chronicle. More...


Study Shows Maple Syrup May Help Fight Bacterial Infections
Latest research suggests that concentrated polyphenolic extracts of a maple syrup could make the infection-causing bacteria vulnerable to common antibiotics, based on clinical trials by scientists at the McGill University. More...


ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke
A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project said on Friday. More...


Walking regularly improves quality of life in prostate cancer survivors
The effects of treatment for prostate cancer deteriorate the quality of life in survivors, but engaging in a regular walk routine can improve well-being, new study suggests. More...


Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles
eavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests. More...


Study suggests potential cause of Alzheimer's links to immune system
New research suggests that the immune system has a big role to play in the onset and progression of the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's Disease. More...


Opioid Painkillers Linked with Higher Risk of Birth Complications
New research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center suggests that women who take prescribed opioids during pregnancy may increase their respective infants’ risk of a variety of serious birth complications. More...


Divorce Tied to Higher Chance of Heart Attack
People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests. More...


Dog flu in Chicago likely originated in Asia, scientists say
The flu strain that has infected at least one thousand dogs in Chicago likely stems from a canine that traveled from Asia to the United States, MyFoxChicago.com reported. More...


Muscle-building supplements containing creatine could cause testicular cancer, experts warn
Muscle-building supplement creatine may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer. More...


Marijuana extract found to reduce epileptic seizures in kids by 55%
A new medical hope is now in the horizon for children suffering from epileptic seizures – and this new help is in marijuana extracts which has been found to be very helpful to epileptic kids during research studies. More...


Human Head Transplant Confirmed, Critics Warn of ‘Worse Than Death’ Consequences
Valery Spiridonov will be the first attempted person in human history to go on to a new life with his own head on a full donor body. More...


Paracetamol kills feelings of pleasure as well as pain
Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure including emotional pleasure, a new study suggests. More...


Eating Out Frequently May Be Linked To High Blood Pressure
There may be an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure, according to a recent study. More...


Growth In Drug Spend Is Hitting A 13-Year High
In 2014, the U.S. healthcare system spent $373.9 billion on drugs—13.1% more than it did the previous year. More...


New breath test detects stomach cancer
Scientists have discovered a new type of technology that senses compounds in exhaled breath that can be used as a screening tool to detect stomach cancer. More...


Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones
The key to longevity is to live like people who live in the world's blue zones. More...


Study finds low-quality carbs as culprit for weight gain
A new study found a correlation between glycemic index and long term weight. More...


Desire to learn is driven by our genes, study claims
Our willingness to learn - or lack thereof - is significantly influenced by our genes, according to a large study. More...


Being short ups your risk of heart attack: study
Every 2.5 inches in a person's height affected their risk of coronary heart disease by 13.5% according to the study. More...


Mutant stomach bug from abroad spreading in US, CDC says
A drug-resistant form of a bug that causes traveler’s diarrhea is causing outbreaks in the United States - and it’s got federal officials worried. More...


No Surprise Here: Too Much Time On Facebook Can Lead To Feeling Depressed
A new study reveals using the social media site could lead to symptoms of depression. More...


Antidepressants at Normal Doses Linked to First-Time Seizures
Antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), have been linked to an increased risk for first- time seizures in patients being treated for depression, new research shows. More...


Physical therapy may be good as surgery for back problems
A study from the University of Pittsburgh concludes that physical therapy may be as effective as surgery for treating lumbar spinal stenosis as surgery - a common cause of nerve damage and lower back pain in older adults. More...


Vigorous Exercise Linked To Longer Life, Study Says
A large new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that indeed vigorous exercise, regardless of body weight or chronic disease status, can reduce early mortality significantly More...


Bubonic Plague Confirmed In Fleas Of Arizona Prairie Dogs
Public health officials in Arizona say fleas collected in Picture Canyon, a popular hiking area northeast of Flagstaff, have tested positive for bubonic plague. More...


Excessive Iced Tea Consumption Linked To Kidney Failure
According to doctors, consuming a gallon of iced tea regularly could have caused kidney failure in a 56-year-old U.S. man, Reuters reported. Doctors call it a case of iced-tea nephropathy. More...


The 12 Most Pesticide-Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables Of 2015
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables, called the Dirty Dozen list. More...


Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds
Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring More...


CDC warns Packaged and Processed Foods contain too much Salt
As per a new report by the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), packaged and processed foods have high amount of salt. More...


Poverty Linked To Smaller Brains In Children, Study Finds
Scientists found that infants in the lower socioeconomic brackets have smaller brains than their wealthier counterparts. More...


Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say
New focus on tumor subtypes could help patients, according to medical groups More...


E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors
Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds. More...


Modern superbug may respond to medieval cure
The medieval cure killed up to 90% of MRSA bacteria in the infected mice in the study. More...


Hospitals Can’t Sue Over Medicaid Reimbursement, Court Says
Hospitals and other health-care providers can’t sue to challenge reimbursement rates set by states under the Medicaid insurance program for the poor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. More...


Apple-a-day keeps pharmacist away
Apple munchers were 27 per cent less likely to need to visit the pharmacist for drugs, a study found More...


Stay Alert in Old Age by Eating Veggies
Study found that older adults who ate vegetables held onto their mental abilities better than those who didn't. More...


Sugar-seeking MRI could be used to detect early-stage cancer
A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, suggests that detecting sugar molecule biomarkers by magnetic resonance imaging may make biopsies more effective. More...


Study: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from American cattle have become airborne
DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Texan cattle have become airborne. More...


Coffee Lowers the Risk of Liver Cancer, New Study Suggests
Study, by the World Cancer Research Fund, found strong evidence that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of the disease. More...


Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline
Higher consumption of green tea was associated with a lower risk for dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), even after possible confounding factors were considered, a Japanese study shows. More...


First Hawaiian woman to receive bionic eye sees again
A Japanese woman living in Honolulu, Hawaii underwent the four hour procedure of bionic eye transplant at the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii. More...


Father of autistic child calls for research into links between brain and gut bacteria
Following a remarkable improvement witnessed in his autistic child, a molecular biologist, John Rodakis, has called on research agencies and professional scientists to conduct studies into the link that exists between the brains of autistic children and their gut bacteria. More...


Modern Marijuana Is Often Laced With Heavy Metals and Fungus
The more potent weed today comes at a cost - modern marijuana mostly lacks the components touted as beneficial by medical marijuana advocates, and it is often contaminated with fungi, pesticides and heavy metals. More...


Bringing chefs into school kitchens proves effective in randomized trial for healthy eating
Involving professional chefs in the creation of school meals - to make healthy choices more palatable to kids - has been tested in a randomized trial of the intervention, with the results showing a positive effect on the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed by children. More...


Study: Men Prefer Curvy Women Due To Evolution
Most men were attracted to images of women having a 45.5 degree curve from back to buttocks. More...


Short Naps could be Helpful in improving Memory
A study conducted by researchers at Saarland University in Germany has found that power naps could help an individual in improving memory. More...


Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer
Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. More...


Kansas high school finds 27 positive tuberculosis cases
Twenty-seven people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a suburban Kansas City high school where a student was recently found to have an active case, Kansas state and county health officials said on Wednesday. More...


CDC Credibility Threatened By 'Inconsistent' Laboratory Protocols
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been slammed by an external advisory committee over 'inconsistent and insufficient' safety commitments. More...


Wearable computers as harmful as cigarettes?
Based on existing cell phone research by the WHO, radiation from wearable wireless devices might cause cancer. More...


Folate Supplements Cut Strokes in Hypertension
Folic acid supplements significantly decreased risk of first stroke in those with hypertension, results of a Chinese trial showed. More...


GAO Report Claims DEA to Blame for Many Drug Shortages
The DEA and the FDA should work together more closely to prevent shortages of prescription medications containing controlled substances, said a blistering new report from the General Accountability Office. More...


Doctors commit mistakes in Breast Cancer Biopsies, Study says
New study has revealed that doctors commit mistakes in diagnosing breast cancers. About 75 percent of the breast cancer biopsies are wrong. More...


Diet Soda Consumption Linked to Belly Fat, Study
A team of researchers from the University of Texas’s Health Science Centre has found that consuming diet sodas on a regular basis results in adding 3 more inches around the waist over a period of 10 years. More...


Babies who breastfeed have higher IQs and get paid more as adults
A new study from Brazil, published in The Lancet, found that breastfed babies were more likely to have higher IQs, spend more time in school, and end up in higher-paying jobs. More...


Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
A new study finds that nearly everyone will suffer more memory lapses as they age, with men being more vulnerable to failing memory than women. More...


Listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions
According to a latest study, listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulated the genes mediating neurodegeneration. More...


Loneliness and social isolation linked to early mortality
New research suggests loneliness and social isolation to be risk factors for early mortality. More...


Consumption of Energy Drinks Linked to Blood Pressure Problems
A new study conducted by a team researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that regular consumption of energy drinks leads to several unhealthy impacts on the body. More...


Advertising Increases the Urge to Smoke Traditional Cigarette: Study
Researchers from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania said that advertisements can have huge impact on the lives of people. Ads can increase the urge to engage in smoking. More...


Coca-Cola paid nutritionists to tout Coke as heart healthy snack
Coca-Cola, struggling with declining soda consumption in the USA, is paying fitness and nutrition experts to suggest its cola is healthy. More...


Mexico, Canada, EU ban imports of Arkansas poultry
Mexico, Canada and the European Union have banned poultry imports from Arkansas. China and South Korea imposed total bans on US poultry imports due to earlier cases of avian influenza. More...


Sloppy lab practice cited in bioterror bacteria release
Contaminated worker clothing at the Tulane National Primate Research Center is cited as the likely way dangerous bacteria got out of a high-security lab. More...


Oregon, Washington Immunization Exemption Bans Fail
Legislators in Oregon and Washington were unable to advance measures banning personal exemptions in vaccinations. More...


Most Clinical Trial Results Not Reported on Time to Government
Only about one out of 10 clinical trials met federal requirements to report their results on ClinicalTrials.gov within one year. More...


Now, Drugs That May Increase Lifespan
A team of experts have reached one step closer to developing drugs that can slow down the ageing process and can also aid in extending the lifespan. More...


Too much praise can turn kids into narcissists
Telling your children they are special could turn them into narcissists, according to a new study. More...


Genetic markers for PTSD linked to immune system response, study says
Researchers have identified genetic markers associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are linked with regulating the immune system. This finding may lead to the ability to identify individuals at risk of PTSD. More...


Banned antibiotics still showing up in milk, FDA says
A study by the FDA reveals that a small percentage of dairy farms with histories of industry guideline violations are still producing antibiotics-tainted milk. More...


Dunkin' Donuts to remove potentially harmful ingredient from recipe
Dunkin' Donuts has announced that it plans to remove the potentially harmful nanomaterial from its doughnuts after pressure from an advocacy group. Titanium dioxide is a whitener most commonly used in paints, varnishes, paper, and plastic products. More...


Breakthrough: Electric 'Noise' Treats Parkinson's Symptoms
A wearable device that stimulates the sense of balance with electric “noise” could help Parkinson’s disease patients, according to Swedish scientists. More...


CKD: Individual Risk Tops 50% in Midlife, Study Estimates
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) rates are projected to rise dramatically during the next 20 years, with more than half of individuals aged 30 to 64 years likely to be affected, according to a simulation study published in the March 2015 issue of the American Journal of Kidney Disease. More...


Endocrine Disruptors Cause Range of Diseases; €157 Billion Cost
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals results in a range of human diseases and abnormalities, costing a total of roughly €157 billion (about $175 billion) annually in the European Union, a new analysis shows. More...


Losing 30 minutes of sleep daily triggers weight gain
Losing as little as half an hour of sleep per day on weekdays can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, new research has found. More...


Study Finds: Psychedelic Drugs Not Linked To Mental Health Issues
An extensive survey of nearly 135,000 people shows that psychedelic drugs are not linked with mental health issues. More...


High-salt diets can help the immune system fight skin infections
Dietary salt can help humans and animals fight off skin-microbes. More...


Divorce more likely when wife has serious illness
Married couples are more likely to untie the knot when a wife gets sick, compared to when a wife remains healthy, according to a new study. More...


Hospitals Don't Have to Tell You About Deadly Superbug Risks
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are deadly and increasingly common - but patients don't always find out when they've been exposed More...


Plant-based diet reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, doctors claim
Experts say it's not essential to be fully vegetarian but substituting some meat for plant-based foods can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. More...


FDA OKs sale of 'biosimilar' knockoff of Amgen drug
The FDA approved the first copycat version of a biologic drug in the United States, allowing a Swiss company to sell a knockoff of Amgen Inc.’s chemotherapy recovery drug Neupogen. More...


Testosterone-boosting drugs are harmful if overused – the FDA warns
The Food and Drug Administration in U. S. has warned medical practitioners against over-prescribing these drugs, because they have been linked to a larger number of heart attacks, strokes and other severe problems in the male population. More...


Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, protect damaged heart after heart attack
Taking omega-3 fatty acids appeared to lower inflammation and guard against further declines in heart function among recent heart attack survivors. More...


Heroin Overdose Deaths Are Skyrocketing In The U.S.
According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin overdose deaths are skyrocketing across the United States. More...


US heroin overdoses shifting to young, white, Midwestern
The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report. More...


Peanuts May Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease
Peanuts may reduce the risk of death from heart disease, a large study found, suggesting that the health benefits of this low-cost nut may be similar to pricier options like almonds and pistachios. More...


McDonald's Plans to Change Chicken and Milk Products
Fast-food chain plans to stop using chicken with antibiotics and milk from cows with rbST. More...


Acetaminophen Risks May Have Been Underestimated
Paracetamol, known as acetaminophen in the United States, may have more risks than originally thought, particularly when it is taken at the higher end of standard therapeutic doses, according to a new systematic review. More...


Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe. More...


High-intensity workouts work better against diabetes than lower counterparts
Both low intensity and high intensity workouts are effective for weight loss, but higher intensity workouts may do a better job of decreasing blood sugar levels. More...


Study finds doctors agree with parents to spread out children’s vaccines over time
Nearly 1 in 5 parents have urged their doctors to postpone vaccinating their children, or just spread out the shots over a period of time. More...


Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas
An international team of researchers says it has confirmed that two of the four known groups of HIV strains affecting humans originated in western lowland gorillas in Africa. More...


Got ADHD? You May Live a Shorter Life, Study Shows
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition - and the causes tend to include freak accidents and car crashes, researchers reported Wednesday. More...


Widely Used Food Additive in Processed Foods May Cause Obesity
Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can promote colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome More...


Sleeping too much could raise risk of stroke
Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. More...


Painkiller abuse sparking HIV outbreak in southern Indiana
An outbreak of HIV among people injecting prescription drugs prompted health officials in southern Indiana to step up warnings on Wednesday against needle sharing and unprotected sex. More...


3 Men 1st to Get Reconstructed Bionic Hands After Amputation
Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs. More...


Frequent Aspirin use can cause more severe strokes
A new study finds that aspirin resistance can play a major role in determining the severity of a stroke. More...


Detect Cancer Early With a Simple Blood Test: Scientists
Researchers in the US, led by an India-born physician scientist, have said they have developed a new blood test that has the potential to detect cancers in their earliest stages. More...


Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks
Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna can actually prolong life for middle-aged men More...


Soft Drinks Ingredients Causing Cancer Identified By Scientists In U.S.
Soda, the second most popular drink in America, poses serious health risk to consumers, a recent study revealed. More...


Children have fewer allergies when families do dishes by hand, study finds
Doing dishes the old-fashioned way - by hand - might help curb a modern-day problem: rising rates of childhood allergies, a new study suggests. More...


Breastfed babies 'have lower exposure to arsenic'
The health benefits of breastfeeding for newborns are widely documented. Now, a new study provides another reason for new mothers to breastfeed: it could significantly reduce infants' risk of arsenic exposure. More...


Insufficient sleep may lead to diabetes
Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, a new research reveals. More...


Can super strong weed cause psychosis?
New research suggests 1 in 4 new instances of psychosis can be linked to habitual use of extra-strong varieties of cannabis. More...


Moderate Exercise Twice A Week Lowers Stroke, Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Women
Middle-aged women who perform moderate exercise just twice a week are at a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals a new study. More...


Meditation helps improve sleep quality, lifestyle
Regular meditation may improve sleep quality and also prevent insomnia among the older people, finds new research. More...


Focusing on fiber may work for weight loss
People who only focused on eating 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet, according to a new year-long study. More...


Higher opioid doses associated with increase in depression
Patients who increased doses of opioid medicines to manage chronic pain were more likely to experience an increase in depression, according to Saint Louis University findings in Pain. More...


Auditory brainstem implant: Hearing experts break sound barrier for children born without hearing nerve
Medical researchers have successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) device in four children who previously could not hear. More...


Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Women who use hormone therapy after menopause -- even for just a few years -- may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research. More...


Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans
Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal. More...


US poised to withdraw warnings about cholesterol
The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel will drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings. More...


Whooping Cough Outbreak in Elk Grove Indicates Ineffectiveness of Vaccine
Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California, is witnessing a high number of whooping cough cases in spite of the fact that the city has high rate of immunization. More...


Low vitamin D in youth linked to higher risk of heart issues in adulthood
A new study has found that adults who had low levels of vitamin D as children and teens may be at a heightened risk of heart issues. More...


Energy drinks leave kids hyper and unfocused
Middle-school children who drink heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention problems, new research shows. More...


Stress in America Caused by Money
Most of the stress felt in America is caused by money. A recent survey shows that people from low- and high-income households feel the pressures, despite the economy of the country increasing. More...


Can Drinking Wine Really Help Burn Fat?
A recent study conducted by a researcher out of Oregon State University stated, 'that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating them or drinking juice or wine, might help people better manage obesity and related metabolic disorders such as fatty liver.' More...


3 daily cups of coffee linked to reduced endometrial cancer risk
Researchers say that women who drink multiple cups of coffee per day may reduce their risk of developing the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs by almost a fifth. More...


In fight against vaccine mandates, skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative Republicans
As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. More...


Moderate drinking linked to lower heart failure risk
People who have up to seven drinks a week in middle age have a lower risk of heart failure over the long term. More...


Death Rate For Black Americans With HIV Drops 28 Percent
For many years, black Americans infected with the AIDS virus have died at much higher rates than whites. But the gap appears to be closing. More...


Japanese Ebola drug works: France
The French National Institute of Health said Thursday that the Japanese influenza drug Avigan Tablet are showing encouraging results. More...


Woman Becomes Obese After Fecal Transplant from Overweight Donor
A woman that underwent a fecal transplantation procedure in 2011 to cure an infection caused by bacteria resilient to antibiotics became obese after less than 1 and a half year. Doctors believe that the feces taken from her overweight daughter may have caused the problem. More...


Stanford researchers find similarities in mental disorders
A study from the Stanford School of Medicine has revealed striking similarities in brain-matter loss of patients suffering from a variety of mental illnesses. More...


E-cigarettes may harm lungs
E-cigarettes may damage the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes. More...


Smartphone Device Detects HIV, Syphilis
A smartphone accessory that can detect HIV and syphilis has been developed by Columbia University researchers. More...


Heavy Facebook Use Makes Some People Jealous And Depressed: Study
Paying too much attention to your Facebook friends' updates could be bad for your mental health, according to a new study. More...


Lung cancer now top cancer killer for women in rich nations
For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries. More...


Cost of having diabetes doubles
A new analysis published in Diabetes Care found that the cost of managing diabetes has more than doubled in the past two decades. More...


When it comes to jogging, less is more, study argues
A Danish health study has concluded that light and moderate joggers have lower mortality than sedentary nonjoggers, whereas strenuous joggers have a mortality rate not statistically different from that of the sedentary group. More...


New Eye Tracking Technology Can Detect Concussions
A new eye tracking technology might help physicians to detect concussions and estimate their severity. More...


Fructose increases risk of type-2 diabetes
A new study shows that reduction of processed food consumption can definitely reduce risk of developing type-2 diabetes. More...


“Expensive” Parkinson Placebo Showed Better Results Than “Cheaper” Placebo
A new study of a so called, expensive Parkinson placebo has proved more efficient than the placebo was called cheaper. More...


NFL: Tackling Before 12 Linked to Memory, Thinking Problems in New Study
Playing tackle football in childhood has been linked to memory and cognition problems in adulthood. More...


Study finds that certain Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients
An all-new study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that some insurers selling policies under Obamacare might be structuring the drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers. More...


Study finds link between depression, brain inflammation
Canadian scientists say they’ve made a big breakthrough in depression research with a new study that found inflammation deep in the brains of patients suffering from the illness. More...


Pediatrician: Dangers of measles outbreak being over promoted
The current outbreak is around 100 people. The last fatal case of measles in the United States was over 11 years ago. More...


Physicians Strike Over Unfair Practices
Doctors at all 10 University of California campus health centers affiliated with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) conducted an unfair labor practice strike Tuesday to protest a year-long labor conflict surrounding allegedly illegal contract negotiating by UC. More...


Sugary drinks linked with earlier menstruation in girls
Girls who drink a lot of soda and other sugary drinks may get their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who don't often consume these drinks, a new study suggests. More...


Medicare payments to tie doctor, hospital payments to quality rather than volume of care
The Obama administration Monday announced an ambitious goal to overhaul the way doctors and hospitals are paid, tying their fees more closely to the quality of care rather than the quantity. More...


Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. More...


Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structure
Kids who were raised in a Romanian institution for abandoned children have smaller heads, smaller brains, and different white matter structure than similar kids who were moved into high-quality foster care at an early age. More...


E-cigarettes Not Safer than Ordinary Cigarettes, Contains High Concentration of Formaldehyde
A new study suggests that e-cigarettes contain a high concentration of formaldehyde, which is a probable human carcinogen. More...


Giving Birth is a Laughing Gas Matter
While still rarely used in the U.S., in New Zealand, approximately 70 percent of laboring women opt for laughing gas. More...


CDC Report Warns High Opioid Use Among Young Women
A recent report has brought to light that an alarming number of women of child-bearing age are also taking potentially dangerous opioid medications. More...


Coffee consumption linked to lower melanoma risk
A new study suggests that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by as much as 20%. More...


Sitting too long can kill you
The University of Health Network reported via Newswise on Jan. 19, 2015, sitting for extended periods of time increases your risk of disease and death regardless of exercise. More...


Long Working Hours Lead To Heavy Drinking
According to a new study, individuals who work long hours are actually more prone to heavy drinking. More...


Couples Who Work Together to Get Healthy Have More Success
Couples who work together to change their unhealthy habits appear to have more successful outcomes, a new study suggests. More...


Health experts say kids are eating too much pizza
A new study suggests kids are eating too much pizza, and that at least part of America's childhood obesity epidemic is to blame on the round pie of pepperoni and cheese. More...


Falls Among Seniors On The Rise
According to a recent University of Michigan study, falling is the most frequent cause of injury among older adults, and their risk of falling may be higher than it has ever been. More...


Researchers say babies learn better before sleep
If you want your baby to remember a lesson, teach them right before a nap. More...


Vaginal Cutting During Childbirth Is on the Decline
It is becoming less common for doctors in the U.S. to make incisions in a woman's vagina and pelvic floor muscles during childbirth, in the wake of 2006 recommendations against the procedure, new research finds. More...


BPA’s Replacement Also Under Scrutiny
In a new study, researchers have found that BPS, a possible substitute for BPA, also has negative health effects, reports The Washington Post. More...


Study: Many people take aspirin unnecessarily
Nearly 12 percent of patients appeared to be prescribed aspirin unnecessarily. More...


Be optimistic to have a healthy heart
Optimism boosts overall health but its positive impact on the heart is even greater, the findings showed. More...


New Drug Formulated From Dirt Could be New Age Antibiotic
A new method for developing antibiotics from dirt may prove the key to overcoming the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria. More...


The “Zero” Belly-fat Miracle
Of all the tips and tricks, the ‘Zero Belly’ diet is trending among weight watchers and obesity-inclined individuals. More...


Eating Whole Grains May Be Linked to Living Longer
People who eat more whole grains live longer and are less likely to die of heart disease, according to an analysis of two large studies. More...


Common cold really is triggered by chilly weather, Yale scientists find
Yale University has found that when core body temperature inside the nose falls by five degrees the immune system does not work as well to fight the cold virus. More...


Letting kids have smartphones in bed not smart
Children who sleep with smart phones or other 'small screens' in their bedrooms reported sleeping less during the week compared to children without the devices in their rooms, according to a new study. More...


New weight loss pill 'like an imaginary meal'
Dieting might become easier, as scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large meal, igniting the fat burning process and cutting the appetite. More...


'Healthy obesity' doesn’t last
People who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, according to a study that followed more than 2500 people for 20 years. More...


Multiple Pay Cuts Hit Doctors In 2015
A flurry of pay cuts for doctors hit today as physicians struggle to implement electronic health records, deal with new measurements to improve quality and deal with myriad changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement formulas. More...



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