DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2019



Breast cancer risk from some menopause hormones may last decades
A new generation of women entering menopause now may not be aware of landmark findings from 2002 that tied higher breast cancer rates to hormone pills combining estrogen and progestin. More...


Sick Americans Are Desperate Enough to Buy Fish Antibiotics
A study has found evidence that some people are buying fish antibiotics online to use on themselves - presumably because they’re cheaper than visiting the doctor to get a proper prescription. More...


Health officials warn of alarming levels of lead in some products
Health officials want to warn you about alarming amounts of lead found in certain cosmetics and spices. More...


Boys born underweight 'more likely to have infertility problems'
Experts say men have a higher risk of reproduction issues if born below average size More...


Obese children have less volume in brain region that controls impulses: study
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. More...


5 natural alternatives to your over-the-counter painkiller medication
Home remedies turmeric, cloves, willow bark, capsaicin, and ginger can work as natural alternatives to over the counter painkillers. More...


Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Experiencing this feeling is a warning sign
Vitamin D helps the body to perform its vital functions yet in the winter months, some people may not get enough of the sunshine vitamin, which can cause a number of symptoms. More...


Eat For 10 Hours. Fast For 14. This Daily Habit Prompts Weight Loss, Study Finds
There's a lot of enthusiasm for intermittent fasting - a term that can encompass everything from skipping a meal each day to fasting a few days a week. More...


Diabetes drug investigated for possible cancer-causing contaminant
Metformin is used to control high-blood glucose with Type 2 diabetes More...


Most Ignored Part Of A Banana Tree Reverse Aging, Diabetes, PCOS
You may find it surprising, but the humble banana flower, banana heart or banana blossom has loads of health benefits. More...


Child life expectancy projections cut by years
Years have been knocked off official projections of children's life expectancies in the UK, an Office for National Statistics (ONS) report shows. More...


Drizzling extra virgin olive oil on meals could help stave off dementia, study finds
Drizzling extra virgin olive oil on meals could help stave off dementia, a study found. More...


Can Green Coffee Really Help You Lose Weight?
Chlorogenic acid in green coffee can melt unwanted fat in the body, aiding weight loss. More...


Supplement May Slow Early Aging Syndrome
Supplements of the drug NAD+ may offer a new way of attacking Werner Syndrome, according to a study with animal models. More...


Men who regularly smoke cannabis have increased risk of developing testicular cancer, study claims
A new study has found that men who regularly smoke cannabis have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer. More...


More Polio Cases Now Caused by Vaccine Than by Wild Virus
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild. More...


Chickenpox vaccine reactivates in two boys, causing rare meningitis more commonly seen in unvaccinated kids
Doctors described what they believe are the first known cases of meningitis due to reactivation of chickenpox vaccine in two 14-year-old boys who received both recommended doses, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. More...


E-Cigarettes Don't Have to Be Tainted to Send You to the Hospital, UK Case Shows
A new case study out of the UK seems to show that in rare circumstances, even legal e-cigarettes can cause life-threatening lung illness. More...


Heart attack: Include this snack in your diet to reduce your risk
According to a new study people who regularly eat a variety of nuts have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. More...


Insomnia symptoms tied to increased risk of heart attack and stroke
People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke a new study suggests. More...


Frequent pot smokers face twice the odds for stroke
Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. More...


Nutrient Supplements Significantly Reduce Child Deaths
More than half of child deaths worldwide stem from preventable causes, such as adverse effects from malnutrition. More...


Researchers believe they've found the cure for HIV/AIDS
Within a document that is 1,000 pages long, American researches have outlined what they say could be the cure to HIV/AIDS. More...


There’s evidence that high levels of screen time in preschoolers may hinder brain development
A small study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week found that children who exceeded screen time recommendations had lower levels of white matter in the brain, which supports language, literacy, and cognitive skills. More...


NIH-funded study suggests acetaminophen exposure in pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD, autism
Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child's risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. More...


Teen girls on birth control pills report crying more, sleeping too much and eating issues, study says
Teenage girls who use birth control pills are more likely to cry, sleep too much and experience eating issues than their peers who don't use oral contraceptives, according to a recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry. More...


Coffee drinkers have healthier gut microbiotas
New research suggests that heavy coffee drinkers have healthier compositions of bacteria in their guts. More...


Blob-like brains created in lab could have ‘thoughts’ and are ‘suffering’, scientists warn
Miniature brains which have been grown in the lab could have some form of consciousness and could be suffering as a result, scientists have worryingly claimed. More...


Dairy products linked to higher prostate cancer risk, study says
Dairy products could up your prostate cancer risk, according to a new report. More...


Data show 134 Connecticut schools below recommended vaccination level for measles, a 31% increase from a year before
More than 41% of students at Crossway Christian Academy in Putnam near New York claimed religious exemptions. More...


Study finds most baby foods contain arsenic, lead, heavy metals
An alarming new study reveals baby food may have traces of toxic heavy metals. More...


New gene-editing technology could correct 89% of genetic defects, scientists say
Scientists have developed a new gene-editing technology that could potentially correct up to 89% of genetic defects, including those that cause diseases like sickle cell anemia. More...


The best time to exercise is before breakfast, a new study says
If you're looking to lose your love handles, your best bet may be hitting the gym - not the kitchen - first thing in the morning, new research suggests. More...


Women more than twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as men
The mental illness also affects women differently to men. More...


Limiting mealtimes may increase exercise motivation
Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. More...


A quarter of US health care spending is waste
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported that U.S. health care spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 3.9% increase from 2016. More...


For The First Time, Scientists Find Fat Can Clog Lungs And Airways, Not Just Your Heart
Scientists have found early evidence the same sort of clogging in arteries could happen in the lungs - and it might be linked to asthma. More...


Add this seed to your diet to lower your blood sugar
Certain dietary choices have been shown to control blood sugar levels, including fenugreek. More...


Midlife walking speed may show state of brain and body
Gait speed is fascinating because it offers so many clues about a person's health, even at a younger age, experts say. More...


Diet Pepsi Causes Mom Of 2 To Slip Into Coma
a mother of two from Britain recently fell into a coma before nearly dying due to an unprecedented allergic reaction she received from drinking sugar-free Pepsi Max. More...


E-Cigarette Vapor Linked to Lung Cancer in Mice
A new study offers yet more evidence that vaping isn't the completely safe alternative to smoking it was once thought to be. More...


Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreas
The fungi that inhabit the body and their effect on human health have not received as much attention from scientists as bacteria. More...


Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk
A new study suggests that all sweet drinks increase the risk of diabetes - including naturally sweet drinks such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as 'diet' soft drinks. More...


Too much butter, sugar, white bread: Study says US diets still lacking in healthy foods
A new study suggests Americans are still eating too much bad food, including snack foods, hot dogs, fatty beef, butter, sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat. More...


Zantac found to contain traces of cancer-causing chemical
U.S. health officials have found low levels of a potentially cancer-causing chemical in a popular heartburn drug. More...


Physical fitness linked to better brain function
A new study concludes that there are links between physical fitness and improved cognitive performance. More...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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