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Fighting Trachoma with Sightsavers

Fighting Trachoma with Sightsavers

Based in the United Kingdom, Sightsavers works all over the world. This organization helps people maintain their sight and eye health. They work with everyone from governments to individuals to prevent blindness where possible and... 
Mediterranean Diet Study Results Retracted

Mediterranean Diet Study Results Retracted

The Mediterranean diet, with its focus on vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and olive oil, has been widely heralded for its benefits to health. Many of those supposed benefits are based on a landmark study, published in 2013, that found... 
Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pre-cut Melon

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pre-cut Melon

A salmonella outbreak that sickened 60 people in six states has been linked to pre-cut melon, according to a release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People reported contracting salmonella after eating pre-cut melon... 
Understanding the difference between cervical and ovarian cancer

Understanding the difference between cervical and ovarian cancer

While breast cancer gets the most visibility as a leading cancer for women, cancers of the female reproductive system are widespread, albeit less discussed. Many people are uncomfortable speaking about any goings-on below (or around)... 
Officials Warn Of Dangerous Sulfur Dioxide Near Hawaii Volcano

Officials Warn Of Dangerous Sulfur Dioxide Near Hawaii Volcano

Hawaii County officials have issued an alert over dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas rising from fissures in the ground caused by an eruption of a volcano on one of Hawaii’s islands. The air quality in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision... 
Depression Diagnoses Rising In U.S.

Depression Diagnoses Rising In U.S.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released new data on the rates of depression diagnoses in their latest report, “Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health”. According to the report, diagnoses of clinical... 
$37M Awarded In Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit

$37M Awarded In Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its talc supplier have been hit with a $37 million verdict in a lawsuit over the healthcare giant’s talc powder products. A jury in Middlesex County Superior court awarded the compensatory... 
Amino Acid In Asparagus Linked To Breast Cancer

Amino Acid In Asparagus Linked To Breast Cancer

A new study published in the journal Nature shows that an amino acid found in asparagus called asparagine has been linked to the spread of breast cancer in mice. The study’s lead author, Greg Hannon, director of Britain’s... 
Delta Releases New Rules For Service And Support Animals

Delta Releases New Rules For Service And Support Animals

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is tweaking its rules regarding the transport of service and support animals after multiple incidents aboard its flights. Starting March 1, owners will be required to provide documentation about their animal’s... 
Researchers Find More Connections In Creative Brains

Researchers Find More Connections In Creative Brains

Researchers have found that the brains of highly creative people have more connections when compared to the brains of less creative thinkers. The researchers also found that the highly-creative brains were better able to fire up these... 
More Health Insurance Proposals Issued By Trump Administration

More Health Insurance Proposals Issued By Trump Administration

The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses and individuals to buy alternative types of insurance that could be less expensive than what it available now. The new health plans could bypass some of the insurance... 
Price Increases For 40-year-old Cancer Drug Questioned

Price Increases For 40-year-old Cancer Drug Questioned

Another company has been accused of putting a life-extending medicine out of reach for some patients. This time, the issue involves a 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug used to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin lymphoma called lomustine.... 
Cuba Mystery Deepens With New Findings

Cuba Mystery Deepens With New Findings

Doctors have discovered brain abnormalities in the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba. The doctors were searching for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance, and memory issues suffered by the victims. The damage... 
New Study Recommends Using Caution With Energy Drinks

New Study Recommends Using Caution With Energy Drinks

Energy drinks have become a popular way for people to get a boost of energy during the day. They are marketed in convenient little packages with a single serving inside so you can take them on the go, making them simple to take whenever... 
Mylan Accused Of Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Mylan Accused Of Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Mylan has been accused of participating in a vast price-fixing conspiracy to keep prices of medications artificially high. Indian drugmaker Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and its subsidiary, Heritage Pharmaceuticals, are also implicated... 
Sleep Deprivation More Harmful Than You Think

Sleep Deprivation More Harmful Than You Think

A new book shows the effects of not getting enough sleep are much more serious than just a groggy state of mind. Matthew Walker, the director at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science, has released... 
Pfizer Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), accusing the company of anticompetitive practices. Pfizer claimed J&J was taking steps to block the sale of a drug called Inflectra, Pfizer’s... 
Petland Puppies Linked To Illness Outbreak

Petland Puppies Linked To Illness Outbreak

A multistate outbreak of Campylobacter infections has been traced to puppies sold at Petland pet stores. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that lab tests and epidemiological findings have linked the illnesses to Petland.... 
US FDA Approves New Drug For Very Rare Childhood Disease

US FDA Approves New Drug For Very Rare Childhood Disease

There is a group of birth defect disorders known collectively as Batten disease. It is a rare condition that, mostly, affects the nervous system; initial symptoms include language delay, epilepsy, and ataxia. Secondary symptoms include... 
FDA Cracks Down on Fake “Cancer Cures” Marketed Online Without Regulatory Approval

FDA Cracks Down on Fake “Cancer Cures” Marketed Online Without Regulatory Approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced, yesterday, that it has issued warning letters to 14 US-based companies who sell or distribute more than five dozen products, collectively, which claim to cure cancer.... 
Flu-Related Death Toll In America Is Up This Year

Flu-Related Death Toll In America Is Up This Year

In case you didn’t know, this flu season has been quite a tough one, with more deaths than average being reported across the United States. Just last week, another six deaths were reported in South Carolina, bringing the statewide... 
Could An Electrical Cap Really Treat Cancer?

Could An Electrical Cap Really Treat Cancer?

The fight against cancer has long been a medical benchmark always hard to hit, but we are coming a long way. From a better understanding to its molecular behavior to vast advances in medical technology, humans definitely have the best... 
Americans Now Drink More Bottled Water Than Soda

Americans Now Drink More Bottled Water Than Soda

Last year, bottled water consumption in the United States reached 39.3 gallons per capita, which might sound impressive on its own but it is a crucial statistics as the number has surpassed that of carbonated soft drinks, which fell... 
Long-Term Male Contraception May Be Just Around the Corner

Long-Term Male Contraception May Be Just Around the Corner

You may be aware that Vasalgel™ is a non-pharmaceutical agent, recently developed, as a method of long-term male contraception. This gel works by forming a non-toxic hydrogel when injected into the vas deferens. This is the duct... 
Kaleo Boosts Price of Naloxone Auto-Injector to $4500 (a Pair)

Kaleo Boosts Price of Naloxone Auto-Injector to $4500 (a Pair)

Naloxone has been on the market since 1971. That’s pretty remarkable when you consider that it really has only gained in public awareness over the past few years. Of course, the only reason we are more aware of it, these days,... 
Cancer Immunotherapy Shows Promise As Possible Brain Cancer Treatment

Cancer Immunotherapy Shows Promise As Possible Brain Cancer Treatment

Glioblastoma is, in brief, a brain cancer has long been considered “untreatable” by traditional cancer treatment standards. The deadly condition is characterized by tumors in the brain and along the spinal cord and does not respond... 
Wanna Improve Your Heart Health? Go A Little Nuts!

Wanna Improve Your Heart Health? Go A Little Nuts!

Nuts’ mixture No, really, researchers have compiled data from nearly 30 studies, observing approximately 819,000 participants to determine that people who consume about 20 grams of nuts every day have a lower risk for developing... 
Does Canine Memory Work Like Human Memory?

Does Canine Memory Work Like Human Memory?

New research out of Hungary suggests that while you may not always be able to teach an old dog new tricks, you might be able to teach all dogs human tricks. No, really, this new study reveals that the canine memory mechanism is very... 
How Does Zika Affect Infected Men?

How Does Zika Affect Infected Men?

We still have a lot to learn about the Zika virus; after all, scientists have only recently found that babies born to mothers infected with the virus will suffer microcephaly, or “shrunken heads.” For example, new research has... 
US FDA Approves Janssen Biologic Stelara for Treatment of Mod-Severe Crohn’s Disease

US FDA Approves Janssen Biologic Stelara for Treatment of Mod-Severe Crohn’s Disease

Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the Janseen Biotech Inc drug Stelara (ustekinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe [active] Crohn’s disease in adults 18 and older who have... 
Will Allina Health Nurses Reach Union Agreement?

Will Allina Health Nurses Reach Union Agreement?

Allina Health is revving up to temporarily replace approximately 5,000 nurses who are adamant they will walk off the job on Monday morning. This pending worker strike comes only after several months of back and forth over talks of... 
Could Coffee Reduce Cirrhosis Risk?

Could Coffee Reduce Cirrhosis Risk?

For many years, scientists and health experts have advocated over the health benefits of coffee. A new study, though, also suggests that drinking more coffee might help to reduce the type of liver damage commonly associated with overeating... 
Pollution Contributes to Weight Gain, In New Chinese Study

Pollution Contributes to Weight Gain, In New Chinese Study

It is common knowledge that air pollution is bad for your health. Obviously, previous studies have linked pollution with various respiratory conditions and even cancer. However, researchers from Duke University are now saying that... 
Lumber Liquidators Shares Tumble After CDC Elevates Cancer Risk of Laminate Flooring

Lumber Liquidators Shares Tumble After CDC Elevates Cancer Risk of Laminate Flooring

Shares of Lumber Liquidators slipped 19 percent in early trading Monday morning, falling to $11.51. This is in addition to the stock plummeting more than 70 percent after a “60 minutes” story aired, alleging the company’s... 
President Obama Nixes Abstinence-Only Sexual Education Program Funding

President Obama Nixes Abstinence-Only Sexual Education Program Funding

US President Barack Obama has announced a proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Department of Health and Human Services’ abstinence-only education program. The proposal comes after several other budget cuts forced him... 
Study Says Loss-Incentives May Be More Effective Exercise Tool than Gain-Incentives

Study Says Loss-Incentives May Be More Effective Exercise Tool than Gain-Incentives

As the end of the year approached, people all over the United States started to form their New Year’s resolutions. Among all of the resolutions people make every year, improving health is usually in the top three. It is now... 
Could This New Discovery Be The Key to Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Could This New Discovery Be The Key to Alzheimer’s Prevention?

The baby boomer population is aging and as such many are confronting the risk for age-related diseases like dementia. Among the most common forms of dementia, of course is Alzheimer’s Disease. Fortunately, research into Alzheimer’s... 
Eggs Are Good For You- Again

Eggs Are Good For You- Again

It is no big secret that eggs are high[er] in cholesterol, which is why cardiologists used to recommend that patients with heart concerns should limit intake. New research, though, sheds more light on this, now suggesting that the... 
WHO Seeking $56 Million to Help Fight Zika, Hope of Vaccine Moves Forward

WHO Seeking $56 Million to Help Fight Zika, Hope of Vaccine Moves Forward

The World Health Organization or WHO has called for $56 million on Wednesday for its plan of combating the spreading Zika virus. The disease is quickly spreading and has been linked to birth defects in parts of Brazil and is now confirmed... 
Parmesan Cheese Might Not Be What Is Appears To Be

Parmesan Cheese Might Not Be What Is Appears To Be

During the 1950s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration established its official parmesan cheese definition. According to that set of requirements, it cannot have over 32% moisture, while it also must maintain a granular texture, have... 
Unprecedented, But Premature Research Shows Great Promise in Cancer Therapy

Unprecedented, But Premature Research Shows Great Promise in Cancer Therapy

Scientists at the University of Washington Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, WA have recently announced the results of several trials determining the efficacy of a new cancer treatment. This innovative new treatment... 
Binge-Watching TV: You Could Pay For It later

Binge-Watching TV: You Could Pay For It later

Not driving your car every day to go to the movies might help reduce your contribution to the carbon debt but a new study says that it might instead redirect that contribution to a different kind of debt. And while you are certainly... 
NYC Sued Over Salt Shaker Menu Labels

NYC Sued Over Salt Shaker Menu Labels

Can you sue an entire city? Well, apparently the National Restaurant Association believes that you can and they city they have chosen as their target is a Big one; literally, none other than the Big Apple: New York City. But maybe... 
Diabetes and Tooth Loss – What You Need to Know

Diabetes and Tooth Loss – What You Need to Know

Diabetics have a lot to worry about. Taking insulin every day, of course, tops the list. But even after a lifetime of compliance, diabetes carries with it many other health risks that can include poor blood flow that results in the... 
CDC Study Warns One in Five Children Have High Cholesterol

CDC Study Warns One in Five Children Have High Cholesterol

A new survey warns that at least one in five children in the United States have had at least one abnormal cholesterol measure. Indeed, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 21 percent of children and... 
Overweight Men Have DNA Which Makes Their Offspring Eat More

Overweight Men Have DNA Which Makes Their Offspring Eat More

If your wife ever asks you if “does this dress make me look fat?” your answer should always be no; but you should also hold your tongue and resist the urge to say that it might be your daddy’s sperm. Seriously, all kidding aside,... 
Study Identifies Heart Disease In Ancient Embalmed Hearts

Study Identifies Heart Disease In Ancient Embalmed Hearts

human heart – anatomy We know that heart disease is one of the major killers in the United States today but it turns out it also claimed quite a few lives even centuries ago. But that is not the odd part of this story. Indeed,... 
Raptor Pharmaceutical Announces Plans For Futher Development of Huntington’s Drug

Raptor Pharmaceutical Announces Plans For Futher Development of Huntington’s Drug

Despite failing to show significant statistical results in a recent trial, Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp has announced it still plans to move forward on development of its brain disorder drug RP103. So far, the drug has been evaluated... 
Study: Heavy Visual Concentration Can lead to Temporary Deafness

Study: Heavy Visual Concentration Can lead to Temporary Deafness

It is pretty common knowledge that our five physical senses work together to help make better sense of the world. In fact, our sense combined with our imagination and memory are really the only tools we have to understand the world... 
Study Links Milk with Parkinson’s Risk

Study Links Milk with Parkinson’s Risk

Milk splashing into glass An alarming new study seems to suggest that drinking milk could actually put you at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. The study, which has been published in the industry journal Neurology, was originally...