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Global Prostate Cancer Diagnosis In Decline, Study Says

Global Prostate Cancer Diagnosis In Decline, Study Says

Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for men. Fortunately, new research indicates that prostate cancer cases are on the decline, both in the United States and around the world.   The study comes... 
Lab Grown Blood Vessels Could Help Improve Outcomes for Dialysis Patients

Lab Grown Blood Vessels Could Help Improve Outcomes for Dialysis Patients

Scientists have managed to grow human blood vessels in a laboratory setting and then successfully add them to a living circulatory system in human patients. The achievement involves taking tissue from the desired recipient... 
Hookah Smoking Found To Be At Least As Harmful As Cigarettes

Hookah Smoking Found To Be At Least As Harmful As Cigarettes

Hookah smoking has become quite popular these days, particularly among the younger generation.  And one reason for this surge in popularity is that many believe these devices are less dangerous than other forms of smoking.  Unfortunately,... 
FDA Announces New Voluntary Recall of Losartan-based High Blood Pressure Drug

FDA Announces New Voluntary Recall of Losartan-based High Blood Pressure Drug

The beginning of March finds us with another voluntary medication recall.  This time the drug is for the treatment of high blood pressure and the recall is the result of detecting a potentially-carcinogenic impurity... 
Is Alcohol Better—More Beneficial—For Your As You Get Older?

Is Alcohol Better—More Beneficial—For Your As You Get Older?

Alcohol is one of the most widely consumed potables in the world.  It makes an appearance across the annals of human history and continues to make its way through societies of today.  As such, alcohol is also... 
Could Immunotherapy Treatments Reduce Peanut Allergy Risk?

Could Immunotherapy Treatments Reduce Peanut Allergy Risk?

At this year’s American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference, in San Francisco, a group of scientists revealed that new therapies may soon be available for people suffering from peanut allergies.  A... 
Could A Simple At-Home Test Simplify Colorectal Cancer Detection?

Could A Simple At-Home Test Simplify Colorectal Cancer Detection?

A brand new, and very simple, at home screening test could be as effective at detecting colorectal cancer as a full colonoscopy. This new screening test is called the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT. This test works by determining... 
Surround Your Children With Green Space To Improve their Mental Health in Adulthood

Surround Your Children With Green Space To Improve their Mental Health in Adulthood

It probably would not surprise you to hear that spending time outside is good for you, and particularly good for children.  But a new study says that experiencing natural spaces—full of green and brown colors and textures... 
FDA Warns that “Young Blood” Transfusion are Not the Answer to Age-Related Diseases

FDA Warns that “Young Blood” Transfusion are Not the Answer to Age-Related Diseases

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued quite a forceful warning, this week, in regards to intentional transfusions of young donor plasma specifically marketed as a means to combat aging and a variety of associated... 
Tree Nuts Can Reduce Risks for Heart Related Conditions

Tree Nuts Can Reduce Risks for Heart Related Conditions

New research out of the Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health is bringing new meaning to the term, “health nut.” You see, this study has found that adding nuts to your diet could actually lower your risk... 
Intercept Announces Positive Outlook After Phase 3 Success of First-Ever NASH Drug

Intercept Announces Positive Outlook After Phase 3 Success of First-Ever NASH Drug

Early this week, Intercept Pharmaceuticals announced success from Phase 3 clinical trials for obeticholic acid (OCA).  This is an experimental medicine designed to treat fatty liver disease known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis... 
Could Diabetes Make It Harder To Get Pregnant?

Could Diabetes Make It Harder To Get Pregnant?

Health experts are issuing a warning this week that diabetes may be linked with infertility in both women and men. It is an important announcement since infertility can affect as much as 15 percent of the global reproductive-age... 
FDA Tracks Rare Cancer To Breast Implants

FDA Tracks Rare Cancer To Breast Implants

Health officials are now warning that a rare cancer associated with breast implants have made a notable rise since 2010. Granted, only nine casualties of this cancer have been reported in that time, but federal health officials... 
If You Hate Needles, MIT Might Have Your Medicine

If You Hate Needles, MIT Might Have Your Medicine

It doesn’t matter who you are: nobody likes injections. Regardless of your pain threshold or your experience with needles, injections are never a fun or comfortable experience.  Any diabetic patient who must inject... 
Could Diet Drugs Make Mosquitos Crave Less Human Blood?

Could Diet Drugs Make Mosquitos Crave Less Human Blood?

Vector-borne disease one of the biggest imminent threats to human life and, unfortunately, it disproportionately affects impoverished countries.  Not only are these countries harder to live in because of certain ecological... 
Researchers Identify Nemuri Gene that Links Infection with [the Need For] Deep Sleep

Researchers Identify Nemuri Gene that Links Infection with [the Need For] Deep Sleep

Health science tells us that the average human should try to get around 8 hours of sleep per night, on average.  This is not always true for every person—and is not an easy goal to accomplish sometimes—this average... 
Will Climate Change Affect Male-To-Female Birth Ratio?

Will Climate Change Affect Male-To-Female Birth Ratio?

Global warming is a very real problem that has the potential to change our world in ways we can’t even fathom.  For example, the latest research suggests that global warming’s newest threat might affect humans at... 
We Need to Avoid Sugar To Slow the Rise of Pediatric Fatty Liver Diseases

We Need to Avoid Sugar To Slow the Rise of Pediatric Fatty Liver Diseases

sugar Obesity is a big problem in the United States and a surprisingly growing problem across the world.  Poor nutrition and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle are the major contributors, even among children and that... 
Prescription Insulin Costs have Doubled in the Last Five Years

Prescription Insulin Costs have Doubled in the Last Five Years

There is no denying that medical costs have been on an aggressive rise over the past several years, and in no sector is this more apparent than pharmaceuticals.  But while these changes may only affect small percentages... 
Get More Than Six Hours of Sleep To Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Get More Than Six Hours of Sleep To Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Everyone knows the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, but a new study could help if you still need some convincing. According to researchers, you should aim to get at least six hours of sleep every night if you... 
Will the FDA Restart Food Inspection Amid the Federal Government Shutdown?

Will the FDA Restart Food Inspection Amid the Federal Government Shutdown?

Even in the middle of all the very recent food product recalls, the United States Food and Drug Administration has been forced to stop all routine food safety inspections because of the extended federal government shutdown.  This... 
UK Coalition Aims To End Use of Nitrites in Processed Meats Because of Potential Cancer Risks

UK Coalition Aims To End Use of Nitrites in Processed Meats Because of Potential Cancer Risks

A top National Health Services UK doctor has joined with a senior food scientist and regional politicians to escalate an effort to improve regulation over processed meats and other fatty foods. More specifically, the group has... 
AP Poll Suggests Americans Support Gene-Editing But Only To Prevent Disease

AP Poll Suggests Americans Support Gene-Editing But Only To Prevent Disease

It has only been about a month since China announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited baby and it has already sparked quite the controversy regarding the ethics of such a practice becoming mainstream.  On one hand,... 
Kroger Announces Recall on Cooked Shrimp Products

Kroger Announces Recall on Cooked Shrimp Products

The major supermarket chain, Kroger, has announced a recall of cooked shrimp products out of concern that they are raw or undercooked (and, thus, not fit for consumption).  In a recent statement, the grocery store giant... 
Limit Your Social Media Time For Better Overall Emotional Well Being

Limit Your Social Media Time For Better Overall Emotional Well Being

Social media is everywhere today; it is almost hard to avoid social media at any point during the day. Even if you do not directly use social media, you probably are not only aware of it, but you know how significant it is in this... 
Chop Your Spinach and Add it To Your Smoothie To Maximize Its Nutritional Benefits

Chop Your Spinach and Add it To Your Smoothie To Maximize Its Nutritional Benefits

Most people know that eating more fruits and vegetables is an easy way to improve health as it increases your daily intake of many nutrients.  Spinach is one leafy green that we have known for a long time is a very nutritious vegetable... 
Jennie-O Issues Raw Ground Turkey Salmonella Recall

Jennie-O Issues Raw Ground Turkey Salmonella Recall

Poultry company Jennie-O has announced a recall of 82 tons of raw ground turkey over possible salmonella contamination. This recall is actually part of an existing investigation into 216 salmonella cases across 38 states. According... 
Nearly 1 in 4 People Around the World will Suffer A Stroke, Starting at the Age of 25

Nearly 1 in 4 People Around the World will Suffer A Stroke, Starting at the Age of 25

New data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation suggests that at least a quarter of people over the age of 25, all over the world, will suffer a debilitating stroke within their lifetime. They found that stroke risk in... 
CDC Warns—As they Always Do—About Health Concerns Related to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

CDC Warns—As they Always Do—About Health Concerns Related to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

Christmas time is not just about the decorations and the lights and, of course, the presents. It is also a time for family and, yes, food. And with that food comes lots of baked goodies like cookies.  And one of the best things about... 
Wasp Venom Proves Promising Antibiotic Source

Wasp Venom Proves Promising Antibiotic Source

A team of researchers from MIT discovered that the venom of insects—like bees and wasps—contains lots of compounds that can kill bacteria.  Unfortunately, these compounds—found in insect venom—are also toxic to humans, at... 
FDA Reports Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Two Combination Drug Blood Pressure Medications Over Potential Cancer Risks

FDA Reports Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Two Combination Drug Blood Pressure Medications Over Potential Cancer Risks

The United States Food and Drug Administration posted, this week, a statement from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA regarding a voluntary recall into two high blood pressure drugs over increased concern of a possible cancer risk.  In the...