DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2017



Can Eating Fish More Regularly Actually Help You Sleep Better?
A recent study shows eating fish regularly may help you sleep better. More...


Exercise can slow progression of Parkinson’s disease
Exercise can stop accumulation of a harmful protein which is believed to play a central role in the brain cell death associated with Parkinson’s disease, new research has found. More...


Girls' early puberty tied to depression, behavior problems into adulthood
Girls who go through puberty early could be more likely to experience depression and behavior problems that last into their 20s compared to peers who start menstruation later, a U.S. study suggests. More...


Fish May Be Good for the Growing Brain
Children who eat fish tend to sleep better and score higher on IQ tests, a new study has found. More...


Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women
A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a U.S. study suggests. More...


Excessive Video Gaming to be Named Mental Disorder by WHO
The World Health Organization will add 'gaming disorder' to its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. More...


Canola oil could cause weight gain and memory loss
According to a recent study conducted on mice, just two tablespoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe progression of Alzheimer's disease. More...


Use of chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer declines
Chemotherapy use for early stage breast cancer declined from 2013 to 2015, possibly due to a preference for less toxic treatments, according to researchers at Stanford and the University of Michigan. More...


Philippine Senator Criticizes 'Reckless Disregard' in Dengue Vaccine Program
Philippine public officials showed 'reckless disregard of processes' in carrying out a program to immunize hundreds of thousands of children, a senator leading an investigation into the government's use of a new dengue vaccine said on Monday. More...


Video Games May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, A New Study Finds
A recent study at the University of Montreal found that playing video games benefits an area of the brain which is particularly important to our memory functions. More...


Type 2 diabetes may be reversible with weight loss, study finds
A British study has found that type 2 diabetes could potentially be reversed through weight loss and with the long-term support of a medical professional. More...


Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Women using birth control pills have a 24% higher rate of breast cancer. More...


Eating 40g of cheese a day may reduce heart attack and stroke risk
Eating a small portion of cheese every day could reduce your chance of developing heart disease or stroke More...


Warning signs that your child is screen-addicted
A new study says it's not the time spent on screen but the way children use it that should concern parents. More...


Anti-Vaxxers Are Hung Up On Moral Values Of Purity And Liberty
Parents who are hesitant to vaccinate their children may not respond to the traditional messaging around vaccines because of the moral values underpinning their choices, according to research published Monday in Nature Human Behavior. More...


Esophageal Cancer: Gum Disease Bacteria May Increase Risk By 21 Percent
A recent study found that oral health may also alter people's risk of developing esophageal cancer. More...


Sex Before Bedtime Helps With Sleep Quality
Sex could help people get a good night’s sleep, but it depends entirely on the satisfaction levels of both partners, a new study suggests. More...


Semi-Synthetic Life Form Now Fully Armed and Operational
Could life have evolved differently? A germ with 'unnatural' DNA letters suggests the answer is yes. More...


Babies Learn What Words Mean before They Can Use Them
Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to understand how they do it. More...


Deadly sugar addiction - why carbs, not fats, are the problem
Some doctors say sugar may be the number one killer in America right now. More...


Only 1 in 10 adults eats enough fruits or veggies, study finds
Only 1 in 10 Americans are eating the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...


Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity
A little spit may help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. More...


Broken heart can cause same type of long-lasting damage as a heart attack
Severe emotional stress can prompt a sudden heart condition that poses the same sort of long-term damage as a heart attack, new research has found. More...


President of American Heart Association has heart attack at organization conference
The president of the American Heart Association had a heart attack during the organization's flagship scientific conference. More...


US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease. More...


Drinking Java Linked To Prevention Of Heart Disease And Stroke
A new study indicated that drinking coffee could help reduce heart disease and stroke risk, according to a release. More...


E-cigarettes: the dangers and health risks of vaping
A recent study found that e-cigarettes trigger the same potentially deadly immune responses that normal cigarettes do, but they also spur their own unique immune responses. More...


Reddit’s Favorite Diet Trend is Horrifically Outdated, Nutritionists Say
For once, this trend-following corner of the Internet is way behind the times More...


Sex rarely makes heart stop beating
Most people who worry that having sex might stop their heart can probably just relax and enjoy themselves, a new study suggests. More...


Poor Social Skills A Danger To One’s Physical, Mental Health, Study Finds
A new study finds that people who lack sound social skills are at a greater risk of suffering from loneliness, high stress, and poorer physical health. More...


Sleep-deprivation and being drunk equally influence our brain: Study
Lack of adequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much, a study has found. More...


Breakthrough discovery helps scientists reverse aging cells in humans
Scientists have discovered a way to help humans age without as much deterioration in their bodies. More...


A new study compared opioids and over-the-counter painkillers in ERs. Opioids didn’t do so well.
The study challenges some big assumptions about acute pain treatment in emergency settings. More...


Amazonian Drug Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study
Ayahuasca, a psychedelic traditionally brewed in South America, has shown in a study to improve people's general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression. More...


Even one drink a day puts you at peril for cancer, doctors warn
Moderate alcohol consumption increases your risk of cancer by about 6%. More...


Heartburn drugs linked with kidney failure
According to a new study medications used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked with the development of kidney disease. More...


Gut bacteria may make or break your chances of cancer treatment working
Bacteria in the intestines may prime immune cells to run down tumors. More...


Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated
Most recent mumps outbreaks occurred in people aged 18-22 who had received the requisite two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood. More...


Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%
The number of cases of gonorrhoea in Australia has soared by 63% in the past five years, a new study has found. More...


Madagascar plague set to last another SIX MONTHS as health officials warn Black Death pandemic could explode
World health officials say rainy season poses a big threat to containing the spread of the disease. At least 128 people have been killed and more than 1,300 infected by the deadlier pneumonic strain of the Medieval disease More...


China is using fentanyl in a chemical war against America
China is exporting large amounts of fentanyl to the USA, in what some are calling a new opium war. More...


Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain
A new study has found that while stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain. More...


Are Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer?
Taking proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests. More...


New Jersey sues OxyContin maker, claims it misled the public
New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming a 'direct link' between the state's opioid crisis and the firm's deceptive marketing practices. More...


Pesticide residue on fruits and veggies tied to infertility
Women who eat more fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue may be less likely to get pregnant than women whose diets don't include a lot of this type of produce, a U.S. study suggests. More...


'Surprising' numbers of adults are developing food allergies, study says
According to a recent study, 45 percent of adults with food allergies developed the intolerance after they got older. More...


Arsenic found in baby food, scary new study shows
A scary new study found that many popular baby foods test positive for arsenic, including a whopping 80% of infant formulas. More...


Higher nicotine in e-cigarettes tied to higher risk of teen smoking
Teens who vape may be more likely to develop a regular smoking habit when the liquid they use in their vaping devices has higher concentrations of nicotine, a U.S. study suggests. More...


Dismissal of $472 million verdict v. J&J is disaster for talc plaintiffs
The judge's most important conclusion was the plaintiff not adequately establish that talc causes ovarian cancer. More...


Brain Training Not Linked to Higher IQ
However, it did improve memory and alter high-level thinking More...


Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread
A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, says the World Health Organization. More...


Belgian study links aggressive tumor growth with sugar intake
New research shows that sugar fuels cancer cells. More...


Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobodys Counting
Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse. More...


Frequent hair dye use linked to increased breast cancer risk
Frequently dying your hair has been linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. More...


Can green tea help protect your brain from dementia?
Study after study has found people who drink green tea on a daily basis are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as they age. More...


New mom who lost all her limbs after giving birth sues hospital
Mom loses all four limbs after giving birth, then sues the hospital. More...


Need another reason to eat your broccoli? Science just found one
Penn State researches found that broccoli helps maintain a healthy balance in the gut flora and immune surveillance, and enhances host barrier function. More...


Magic mushrooms may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. More...


Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago
The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago. More...


Engineers Develop A Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds In Just 60 Seconds
A group of biomedical engineers have developed a type of surgical glue that can seal wounds in just a minute, potentially saving lives in emergencies More...


Annual breast cancer deaths around 40,000 per year every year since 2000
Up to 54 percent of breast cancers detected by mammograms are estimated to be the result of overdiagnosis More...


Neanderthal Genes Help Shape How Many Modern Humans Look
Neanderthals died out some 30,000 years ago, but their genes live on within many of us. More...


Just One Hour of Exercise a Week May Help Prevent Depression
Regular exercise may prevent many cases of future depression, according to a new Australian study, and researchers say that as little as one hour a week can make a real difference. More...


Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of hardening in arteries
People who skip breakfast may be more likely to develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, than individuals who start each day with a hearty meal, a new study suggests. More...


Police search Merck KGaA's French plant in thyroid pill inquiry
French police searched Merck's plant in Lyon as part of an investigation into complaints about changes to its thyroid drug Levothyrox. More...


3 Americans Win Nobel In Medicine For Circadian Rhythm Research
The research has solved the mystery of how our bodies' inner clocks anticipate fluctuations between night and day to optimize behavior and physiology. More...


Seattle, state sue 'Big Pharma' over pain pill marketing
Seattle and the state of Washington are suing opioid manufacturers More...


Health experts warn travelers after meth found in 7-Up in Mexico
An investigation is underway to determine how the drinks were contaminated. More...


Why stopping your diet (for a while) may boost your weight loss
Taking a break from your diet may help you shed more pounds and keep them off in the long term, new research has found. More...


Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Symptoms of Depression: Study
A latest U.S based study points out a phenomenon which links sleep deprivation to have certain antidepressant effects. More...


The HPV propaganda battle: the other side finally fights back
HPV vaccine intake is down about 50% in Ireland. The vaccine industry announced a new push to promote Gardasil. More...


Sex And Sleep Will Make You Happier Than Money Ever Could
A new study has found that making more money has very little effect on overall happiness More...


Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. More...


San Diegos Hepatitis Outbreak Is A Man-Made Disaster
Hepatitis A, spread by fecal contamination, has killed 16 people and sickened 421 since November. More...


Can You Be Obese And Healthy At The Same Time? Experts Say No
According to a recent study at the University of Birmingham, there is no healthy level of obesity. More...


Horrific Flesh-Eating Parasite Called The Next Plague Could Spread In U.S., Spurring Vaccine Effort
Leishmania is the second-most deadly parasite in the world. More...


Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise
There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause More...


Researchers Find Possible Connection Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage
Researchers warn the study does not show the vaccines cause miscarriages, but there could be an association between the two for some women. More...


Male infertility crisis in USA has experts baffled
Male fertility has fallen by 52% between 1973 and 2011. More...


Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest
A new study suggests depression is the immune system failing to switch off More...


Almost 650 girls needed medical intervention after HPV vaccine
Watchdog says Gardasil's benefits to 230,000 girls outweigh potential risks More...


Parental angst over the HPV vaccine leads to fewer Minnesotans getting the shots
Despite exhortations about reducing cancer, many parents remain hesitant about HPV vaccine. More...


Health Groups Petition FDA to Pull High-Potency Opioids
In response to the growing opioid abuse epidemic, several health groups have written a petition requesting that the FDA remove ultra-high dosage unit (UHDU) analgesics from the market. More...


Tall people are more likely to develop blood diseases than short people
According to a study published journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, height is linked to venous thromboembolism. More...


Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug
Insys Therapeutics allegedly took patients who didn't have cancer and made it look like they did. More...


7 horrible things marijuana or weed does to your health
Potheads, rethink your love for weed for the sake of your health. More...


CDC: Drug overdose deaths spiked 21 percent last year, 64K deaths
Drug overdose deaths in the United States skyrocketed 21 percent in 2016 from the previous year, accounting for the deaths of approximately 64,000 people, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control. More...


Letting kids sleep in could save U.S. $9 billion a year, study finds
A Rand Corporation study found letting kids sleep in could save billions per year in improved academic achievement and fewer traffic accidents. More...


Cancer treatment breakthrough: THESE anti-ageing drugs could prevent deadly symptoms
Cancer could soon be delayed, or even prevented, after researchers discovered a new group of drugs which they believe have an anti-ageing effect on the body. More...


Large diet study suggests it's carbs, not fats, that are bad for your health
A large, 18-country study found that refined carbohydrates are the real dietary killer. More...


New Fathers Are Older Than Ever
Stanford University has found the average age of a new father in the USA is now over 30. More...


Aetna May Have Accidentally Disclosed HIV Status Of Over 10,000 Consumers
Health insurance provider Aetna is under fire due to potentially disclosing the HIV status of over 10,000 consumers, and it's all because of a mishap with the office supplies order. More...


Scientists stunned by huge discovery about friendships
Scientists have come to the remarkable conclusion that those few friends you had in high school can have a huge impact on your adulthood. More...


Chemicals in yoga mats may cause infertility, study says
A Harvard University study suggests a link between infertility in women and yoga mats. More...


Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight loss
When it comes to losing weight, it's not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel University. More...


Drinking Coffee May Lower Risk Of Early Death, According To New Study
A new study found that drinking two to four cups a day is associated with overall lower risk of death, particularly among middle-age drinkers. More...


Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'
Anti-inflammatory drugs could cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study of 10,000 patients suggests. More...


Singapore scientists find way to help heart cells repair themselves
Tests on lab mice showed attack- damaged hearts fully healed after four weeks when injected with new treatment More...


Increasing Vitamin C Intake May Reduce the Risk of Blood Cancer: Study
Vitamin C is an important water-soluble vitamin that helps the body form and maintain connective tissue such as bones, blood vessels and skin. It is found abundantly in various fruits and vegetables. More...


Most moms aren't putting babies to sleep safely, study says
Only 43.7% of US mothers report that they put their babies to bed on their backs. More...


$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson's Baby Powder to Cancer
A Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company's trademark Johnson's Baby Powder on her perineum for decades More...


Walnuts for weight loss?
A handful of walnuts may be an effective weight loss tool. More...


Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of newborns each year. More...


Tiny robot vehicles travel to your stomach to drive away infection
Trials have shown tiny robotic drug deliveries could one day improve the performance of antibiotics. More...


Teen overdose deaths spike in Dayton
Teen deaths from drug overdoses are spiking after years of decline, national data shows, and adding to the concern is how quickly some people are escalating into hard drugs at such a young age. More...


Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Early Cancer
A new blood test predicts 60-70% of cancers. More...


South Carolina sues OxyContin maker Purdue over opioid marketing
South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. More...


Energy drinks may put young adults at substance abuse risk, says study
According to researchers individuals who regularly consumed highly caffeinated energy drinks were significantly more likely to use cocaine. More...


Penn State researchers find handful of almonds a day could boost good cholesterol
A recent study from Penn State University found that almonds can boost HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol. More...


'Unexpected fountain of youth' found in cardiac stem cells, says researcher
Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts of elderly rats, a study published Monday in the European Heart Journal demonstrated. More...


Fleas test positive for the Plague in Arizona
Fleas in two northern Arizona counties have tested positive for the plague, the infamous disease that killed millions in the middle ages. More...


133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds
The number of children who were admitted to emergency rooms for unintentional marijuana intoxication increased by 133% in France over an 11 year period More...


Immune systems of type 1 diabetics can be retrained to stop destroying insulin, scientists show
Scientists have shown for the first time that the immune system can be retrained to stop it attacking insulin producing beta cells More...


New Report Shows Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High
50,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015 according to a new report, more than twice as many as car crashes in 2015. More...


CRC Mortality Rises in People Younger than 55
Colorectal cancer deaths increased significantly among white Americans younger than 55 during the past 2 decades according to the American Cancer Society More...


Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia
Moderate drinking may be associated with a reduced risk of dementia in seniors, a new study suggests. More...


Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal
A number of new studies suggested that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies. More...


Loneliness Epidemic Growing into Biggest Threat to Public Health
Loneliness and social isolation could be a greater public health hazard than obesity. More...


Drinking THIS could protect against memory loss and reverse a high fat diet
Green tea could help protect against memory loss and a high-fat Western diet, scientists have revealed. More...


Why Getting Too Little Sleep Could Be Adding Inches To Your Waistline
The scientific consensus is clear: we need more sleep. More...


Study Finds Alcohol Increases Retention Power
A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports on Monday claimed that alcohol can boost your memory and ability to retain information. More...


Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint
Scientists at New York University are working to rewrite the DNA of yeast. More...


Importer finally recalls papayas linked to deadly outbreak
Papayas produced in Mexico have led to 46 cases of salmonella, including 12 hospitalizations and one death. More...


Cancer-Causing Contaminants Found in CT Water
A new study found 11 harmful contaminants in the state's drinking water. More...


Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia
A study in the Lancet found that lifestyle factors can delay or prevent a third of dementia cases. More...


Good diet, exercise while pregnant could cut C-section risk
Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. More...


Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests
A study from the University of Manitoba found that people who drank diet drinks routinely had an increased body mass index and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. More...


About one-third of dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood, experts say
A new study published in the Lancet found that 30% of dementia cases were linked to inadequate education, obesity, hearing loss and smoking. More...


Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia
Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. More...


Study suggests link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain
According to a new study from the University of Manitoba, artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet and Splenda are linked to weight gain. More...


Sense of purpose aids sleep, US scientists find
People who felt they had a strong purpose in life suffer from less insomnia and sleep disturbance, says neurologist More...


These Heartburn Drugs Are Linked to a Higher Risk of Early Death
Patients using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a 25% higher risk of dying More...


Does your child have a high IQ? They may live a longer, disease-free life
A study suggests that higher intelligence quotient (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke and dementia. More...


Cosmetic Reactions Are Getting More Common, According to New Study of FDA Reports
According to a new study, the FDA is getting more complaints about personal care products than ever More...


Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says
Even at levels considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, the fine particulates and ozone in air pollution were associated with premature risk of death, according to a new Harvard study. More...


Coconut oil still a healthy dietary alternative
Not all saturated fats are the same. Lauric acid found in coconut oil is the key, as opposed to animal fats comprised of palmitic and stearic acid. More...


Your wallpaper might be making you sick
Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies. More...


Doctor Charged In Opioid Deaths of Patients
An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients. More...


The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses
The drug epidemic is so bad that library staff members have begun taking on the role of first responder in drug overdoses More...


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter
The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. More...


Eating fish reduces symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis
A study finds those who eat fish twice per week deal with significantly less pain More...


Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer's Disease
Daily consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain More...


Study says breastfeeding could lower mom's risk of heart disease, stroke
Journal of the American Heart Association suggests the long-term benefits of breastfeeding could also include reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. More...


To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things
Researchers have reached a rare consensus around strategies to preserve mental acuity into old age. More...


Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There's No Safe Level
About 20 percent of baby food samples tested over a decade-long period had detectable levels of lead, according to a new report from Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit group. More...


Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses
New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in relieving pain. More...


Teens are getting as little exercise as 60-year-olds, study says. Blame schools.
A new study by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore found that activity levels of 19 year olds are comparable to that of 60 year olds. More...


Teenagers' tobacco use hits a record low, with a sharp drop in e-cigarettes
Teenagers' use of e-cigarettes fell sharply last year, while overall tobacco use declined More...


Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say More...


Daily aspirin linked to higher risk of bleeding in elderly
Long-term daily use of aspirin may be more dangerous for elderly patients than previously thought, new research suggests. More...


Broccoli Compound Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Sulforaphane, a compound which is found naturally in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbages could turn down the expression of genes linked to diabetes, according to findings published in the journal Science Translational Medicine More...


Fever during pregnancy linked to autism risk, study finds
A fever during pregnancy may increase the risk for autism in a child later, a new study suggests. More...


Eating fried potatoes doubles your risk of early death, study says
Apparently, death by French fry could happen to you if you're not careful. More...


Apparently friends bring you more health and happiness than your family
A Michigan State University study has found that those who put a high value on friendships were happier and healthier in general. More...


More Than 10 Percent of the World's Population is Obese
Over-processed, nutrient-poor foods are to blame More...


Scientists May Have Found A Way To 'Turn Off' Allergies
Researchers in Australia claim to have found a way to effectively 'turn off' the allergic response in mice More...


Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over, CDC maintains travel warning
Puerto Rico on Monday declared that the 2016 Zika epidemic is over, saying transmission of the virus that can cause birth defects when pregnant women are exposed has fallen significantly. More...


Ohio sues five drug companies over opioid crisis
The state of Ohio on Wednesday sued five major drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers that have fueled a sky-rocketing drug addiction epidemic. More...


Superantibiotic is 25,000 times more potent than its predecessor
Vancomycin 3.0 is a powerful new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria. More...


Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself
A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. More...


Death rate from Alzheimer's disease in the US has risen by 55%, says CDC
The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. More...


One cancer is linked to highest suicide risk
A new study suggests people suffering from lung cancer have a 400% higher risk of suicide. More...


Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying From Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women alive today will get cancer during their lifetime. More...


Want A Healthy Heart? Eat Chocolate, New Study Says
A new study found eating chocolate could help prevent atrial fibrillation. More...


Half a glass of wine every day increases breast cancer risk
Women have about a 13% chance of getting breast cancer. Drinking a half glass of wine per day raises this chance by about 1%. More...


Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence
52 genes have been found to be linked to intelligence in a recent large study of 80,000 people published in Nature Genetics - 40 more than in previous studies. More...


No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise
Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. More...


Fat but fit is a big fat myth
The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. More...


The parasite found in some raw, undercooked fish can cause severe gastrointestinal issues
A worm that lives in raw and undercooked fish is causing people to develop anisakiasis, a stomach infection that can cause nausea, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting and fever. More...


The power strokes sperm use to drill an egg get dashed by herbal remedies
Chemicals derived from thunder god vine and aloe that leave sperm dead in the water may offer effective, safer contraceptive. More...


US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says
A healthy teenager in the US state of South Carolina died from drinking several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner has ruled. More...


U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county
Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but varies widely in local areas. More...


One-Third Of New Drugs Had Safety Problems After FDA Approval
A new study found that nearly a third of those approved from 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues. More...


Broccoli pill to save your life - tablet to prevent thousands of stroke deaths
A PILL made from broccoli extract could prevent tens of thousands of stroke deaths each year, scientists have claimed. More...


Why we need a new war on cancer
Advances in screening and diagnosis are sending some cancer patients down aggressive treatment paths that they shouldn't be on. More...


Handheld screen time linked with speech delays in young children
New research suggests the more time children under 2 years old spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later. More...


Gray death s the latest, Scariest opioid drug threat
Grey death is a new illegal drug being sold on the streets - a combination of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and synthetic heroin called U-47700. More...


In Minnesota's worst measles outbreak, a battle of beliefs over vaccines
85% of the cases of a recent measles outbreak in Minnesota were Somali migrants. 11 were hospitalized. More...


New robotic drill performs skull surgery 50 times faster
Researchers from the University of Utah have created an automated machine that can do a complicated cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures. More...


Rethinking antibiotic use in early pregnancy: Some linked to miscarriage
When used in early pregnancy, many classes of common antibiotics are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. More...


Alternate-Day Fasting Doesn't Lead to Speedier Weight Loss
Alternate-day fasting was not superior to a calorie-restrictive diet for weight loss, weight maintenance, or cardioprotection, according to trial results. More...


Saturated fat SHOCK: Cardiologists claim warnings it clogs arteries are plain WRONG
DECADES long warnings that saturated fat clogs arteries and causes heart disease are just plain wrong, three world-leading cardiologists have claimed. More...


Higher sodium, lower blood pressure. You read that right.
In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that lowering sodium intake doesn't reduce blood pressure. More...


Cherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemic
The Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against pharmacies and drug distributors alleging that the companies have not done their part to curb the opioid epidemic that has gripped the tribal community. More...


Soda Linked to Memory Woes, Strokes and Dementia
People who often drink soda, with sugar or without it, may be more likely to develop memory problems and have smaller brain volumes, according to two recent studies. More...


Diabetes now more common in tweens and teens
Obesity among teens has tripled since the 1970s. More...


More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. More...


Scientists Discover How To Make Body Cells Resistant To The HIV Virus
The Scripps Research Institute in California created a cell culture that is resistant to the HIV virus More...


Doctors largely defy federal standards on mammograms, prostate cancer screenings
Most physicians aren't following recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force More...


Why exercise might be more beneficial on an empty stomach
Now scientists have said that exercising on an empty stomach may 'promote more favorable' changes in body fat. More...


Hawaii sees spike in brain-infecting parasite
Health officials in Maui, Hawaii, said six cases of a brain-invading parasite called rat lungworm disease have been reported on the island over the past three months. More...


Scientists drew a riveting conclusion after looking at the DNA of thousands of people with depression
A new study published in August 2016 in the journal Nature Genetics finds 17 genes tied to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) More...


Dr. Scott Gottlieb: The nation's opioid crisis is a public health emergency
Scott Gottlieb told senators Wednesday that the nation's opioid crisis is a public health emergency on the order of Ebola and Zika More...


Are You A Night Owl? It May Be A Gene Mutation
This is the first genetic mutation found to be associated with delayed sleep phase disorder. More...


Energy drinks the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young people, researchers find
High amounts of sugar and caffeine can aggravate underlying heart issues, causing fatal arrhythmias More...


Using Maple Syrup to Avoid Superbugs
New research shows maple syrup extracts can boost the performance of antibiotics. More...


20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, study says
More than 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion at one of the nation's premier medical institutions had been misdiagnosed by their primary care providers, according to new research published Tuesday. More...


Baby's Epilepsy Tied to Mom's Obesity
Childhood epilepsy rates rose with higher maternal obesity in Swedish study More...


Greatest rise in heroin use was among white people, study says
Heroin use up 600% for white Americans over the last ten years, now around 2% of the total population. Black addiction also up 300% over the same period. More...


U.S. rates of double-mastectomies for breast cancer vary by state
The likelihood that U.S. women with early-stage cancer in one breast will have both breasts removed varies depending on where they live, a new study shows. More...


Childhood lead exposure linked to lower adult IQ
Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests. More...


McCaskill investigating opioid producers
The top-ranking Democrat asking leading pharmaceutical manufacturers to turn over information related to the marketing of highly profitable, and highly addictive, opioid drugs. More...


Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows
Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age More...


There's Finally Good News for People With Nut Allergies
A new study finds that just because you're diagnosed with a nut allergy doesn't necessarily mean you're allergic to it. More...


Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue that can beat
Researchers at Massachusetts's Worcester Polytechnic Institute use the network of veins in a leaf of spinach to create heart cell clusters which beat for up to 3 weeks. More...


Most teens who abuse opioids 1st got them from a doctor
Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds. More...


Exercising While Pregnant Is Almost Always A Good Idea
Women worry that bad things will happen if they exercise while pregnant, but doctors say in almost all cases it's not just safe, but can improve health. More...


Spider venom may offer stroke therapy
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research. More...


The dangerous behaviors of teens who use fake weed
Synthetic marijuana can lead to violent psychotic reactions. More...


'Dirty Dozen': Strawberries, spinach top list of produce with most pesticides
Once again, the 'Dirty Dozen,' the Environmental Working Group's list of the types of produce with the highest loads of pesticide residues, has been released, and once again, it's under attack by a produce industry group. More...


Cystic fibrosis patients surviving longer in Canada than US
Canadians with cystic fibrosis survive about 10 years longer than Americans with the same genetic disease, according to startling new research that raises questions about how to improve care. More...


First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1. More...


Strawberries and these other foods have the most pesticides
Eating pesticide-free may mean a diet with fewer strawberries, or at least eating their organic versions. More...


Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths
Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. More...


In an Unexplained Case, Brain Activity Has Been Recorded as Much as 10 Minutes After Death
Doctors in a Canadian intensive care unit have stumbled on a very strange case - when life support was turned off for four terminal patients, one of them showed persistent brain activity even after they were declared clinically dead. More...


Dual therapy first weakens, then kills antibiotic-resistant pathogens
The drug pentamidine disrupts the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, allowing antibiotics inside to finish the job More...


Feeling lonely? Social media may have something to do with it
Young people who spend a lot of time on social media - websites designed to bring people together - seem to be more isolated, new research suggests. More...


Working Longer May Benefit Your Health
Among people who find work fulfilling there are some health benefits. More...


Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising Sharply Among Young Americans
Millennials have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared with baby boomers, raising serious questions about whether differences in lifestyle or some yet unidentified factor could explain what researchers called a 'curious' increase. More...


WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health
Twelve types of bacteria were deemed 'priorities' in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday. More...


Subway Chicken Contains Less Than 50 Percent Chicken DNA
The chicken meat that Subway restaurants serve to their customers may only have about 50 percent chicken DNA. More...


Why is the FDA under a gag order to hide details about a massive cheese recall?
A clause in federal code prevents the FDA from telling the public what companies purchased cheese from Deutsch Kase Haus which had a recall due to Listeria-contamination. More...


Fasting Diet for People With Diabetes Could Regenerate the Pancreas
New research shows that a diet which mimics fasting might be able to push beta cells in the pancreas to repair themselves and start making insulin again. More...


Study: Men who exercise strenuously have lower libidos
Light and moderate exercise is associated with higher libido, while strenuous exercise is associated with lower libido More...


'Fasting-mimicking' diet said to reduce risk factors for aging
Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. More...


The common food additive that may be upsetting your stomach
If you suffer from recurrent stomachaches, the culprit may be hiding in your purse, pocket or pantry. More...


Poll: 'Political climate' is freaking most of us out
Democrats and Republicans alike are stressed out when they think about the future of America and the political climate, according to a new poll released Wednesday. More...


Vitamin D Lower Respiratory Infection Risk?
Vitamin D supplementation appeared to have a modest protective effect against acute respiratory tract infections, especially among people who were very deficient, according to a meta-analysis. More...


Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. More...


Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease?
Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases. More...


Lawmakers slam new $89,000 price tag on rare disease treatment
Politicians are, once again, concerned that a drug company that plans to sell an old medicine for a very high price is taking advantage of the system. More...


Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say
The American College of Physicians published updated guidelines for lower back pain. More...


FDA approves drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Emflaza (deflazacort) to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. More...


New study finds that eating whole grains increases metabolism and calorie loss
A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism. More...


No Meds Needed: Study Finds Doing This Eases Anxiety
A new study finds the best treatment for anxiety may not come from your local pharmacy, but rather a quiet room in your home. More...


Want to Prevent Alzheimer's? Eat Grapes!
Researchers at UCLA found that consuming grapes twice a day for 6 months protected against a significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in patients with early memory decline. More...


U.S. doctors trained overseas have slightly better patient outcomes
Death rates are slightly lower for older Americans treated by doctors trained in other countries than by those who went to a U.S. medical school, a new study reports. No deeper cause and effect however was examined. More...


Games, Crafts, Other Activities May Safeguard Aging Brain
Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. More...


More toddlers suffer eye burns from laundry packets, study says
From 2012 to 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye linked to laundry detergent packets rose more than 30 times among young children, a new study says. More...


Zika ebbing in Latin America but vigilance needed: WHO
Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections but all countries must remain vigilant said the World Health Organization (WHO). More...


Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging
The report found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging researchers tested. More...


Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia
Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you're genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. More...


Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK
A key malaria treatment has failed for the first time in patients being treated in the UK, doctors say. More...


A new take on babies, peanuts
A recent study determined that babies at-risk for peanut allergies can benefit from controlled exposure to peanut containing foods while their immune systems are still malleable or able to adapt More...


Depression is as bad for your heart as high cholesterol
A new study suggests that depression poses just as great a risk to your heart health as those more familiar heart disease contributors. More...


Warning Label on Roundup Could Be Coming Soon in California
A judge has tentatively ruled that California can require chemical giant Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup with warnings that it could cause cancer. More...


Girls feel less 'smart' than boys by age 6, research says
By the age of 6, girls already consider boys more likely to show brilliance and more suited to 'really, really smart' activities than their own gender, according to a new study. More...


'Automated dermatologist' detects skin cancer with expert accuracy
Even though the phrase 'image recognition technologies' conjures visions of high-tech surveillance, these tools may soon be used in medicine more than in spycraft. More...


Superbug CRE May Spread And Infect People Without Causing Any Symptoms
Findings of a new study suggest that the bacteria may spread silently, infecting people without causing any symptoms. More...


Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti
While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children. More...


Cutting back on calories could extend life by 18 years
Cutting down the amount you eat could help you live up to 18 years longer, a study suggests. More...


Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer
If hot chili peppers are your thing than you might be ahead of the curve when it its come life expectancy, a new study suggests. More...


Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known
One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal?Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More...


Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation
A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. Part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee. More...


U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade
The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds. More...


Britain's health service in a 'humanitarian crisis,' Red Cross says
Britain's health service is engulfed in a 'humanitarian crisis' that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday. More...


One part of the brain keeps growing in adulthood
New research suggests one part of the brain - the part that recognizes faces - continues to develop. More...


US cancer death rates have fallen 25 percent since 1991
The cancer death rate has fallen 25% over the last 25 years, however the total number of cancers diagnosed per year has risen 38% over the same period. More...


DASH Diet Wins Top Spot Again
The DASH diet is rated the best overall diet in the U.S. News & World Report annual diet ranking -- the seventh consecutive year it has won the top spot. More...


Scientists identify new organ in humans
A mighty membrane that twists and turns through the gut is starting the new year with a new classification: the structure, called the mesentery, has been upgraded to an organ. More...



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