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Does Occupational Exposure to Pesticide Increase Heart Health Risks?

Does Occupational Exposure to Pesticide Increase Heart Health Risks?

When studies began to show proof that pesticides bear heavy risk to human health it was not that much of a surprise.  But more and more studies continue to show that high levels of exposure to pesticides—particularly... 
Get relief from joint pain by taking brisk walks rather than drugs

Get relief from joint pain by taking brisk walks rather than drugs

Recent research has shown that taking brisk walks can ease your pain from arthritis because when doing so your body releases natural opioids that decrease and relieve pain in your body. Most people when they are experiencing... 
FDA Links Serious Liver Injury—in Rare Cases—Linked with HCV Drugs

FDA Links Serious Liver Injury—in Rare Cases—Linked with HCV Drugs

During the last week of August, the United States Food and Drug Agency (FDA) warned that three direct-acting antiviral drugs have been linked with rare cases of severe liver injury among patients who are presently being treated... 
Is There A Relationship between Fluoride and Intelligence?

Is There A Relationship between Fluoride and Intelligence?

Scientists have long known about fluorides benefit to teeth.  This is why it is added to toothpaste, and why it is used for professional cleanings at the dentist. It is also the reason fluoride is typically added to... 
New Study Warns of Silent Stroke Risk Among Seniors Who Undergo Surgery

New Study Warns of Silent Stroke Risk Among Seniors Who Undergo Surgery

As many as three million people over the age of 65 might experience something called “silent stroke” after surgery, every year.  Also known as covert strokes, these are medical events that are not immediately obvious—except... 
Consuming Gluten Early In Life Linked To Increased Risk Of Celiac Disease

Consuming Gluten Early In Life Linked To Increased Risk Of Celiac Disease

A recent international study suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten can increase a child’s likelihood of developing celiac disease. The study, following more than 6,600 children in the United States, Finland,... 
Stem Cell Study Might Unlock the Secret to Regrowing Teeth

Stem Cell Study Might Unlock the Secret to Regrowing Teeth

Molecular biologists based in the United Kingdom claim to have found a gene they say is responsible for tooth regeneration in mice. They note this discovery could very likely pave the way for incredible breakthroughs in the medical... 
Plant-based Diets May Be Better For Heart Health

Plant-based Diets May Be Better For Heart Health

A new study published the Journal of the American Heart Association appears to confirm that eating more plant-based foods and fewer animal products may result in a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. The researchers found... 
A Single Cup of Coffee Could Increase Migraine Odds

A Single Cup of Coffee Could Increase Migraine Odds

Migraine sufferers will be the first to tell you that when they hit, the pain can sometimes be unbearable.  As such, they do whatever they can to avoid and prevent them in the first place.  A new study about... 
Sesame Allergies More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Sesame Allergies More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have conducted a new study that found that more Americans may be allergic to sesame than previously believed. According to the results of the study,... 
Tart Cherry Juice Could Help Improve Overall Brain Function

Tart Cherry Juice Could Help Improve Overall Brain Function

The secret to healthy brain aging might be as simple as drinking a glass of juice.  A new study out of the University of Delaware advises that tart cherry juice could possess qualities that can improve cognitive function... 
Restoring Vision with the use of Landmark gene-editing technique

Restoring Vision with the use of Landmark gene-editing technique

The Associated Press reports that a new study is about to be conducted on patients who have an inherited form of blindness. The study will test the gene-editing technique called CRISPR made famous by a Chinese scientist last year. People... 
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Global Health Emergency

Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now a global health emergency. WHO defines a global emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and... 
French Study Warns Cancer Linked With Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

French Study Warns Cancer Linked With Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

Sugar is one of the most common ingredients in the Western diet, not that it belongs in all of the food where you can find it. Unfortunately, sugar is also one of the most addictive—and dangerous—things you can put into... 
New Migraine Medication Showing Promise

New Migraine Medication Showing Promise

A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications. A phase three trial for a medication called rimegepant showed that it could be effective at freeing some people from their... 
Healthy lifestyle can cut risk of getting Alzheimer’s

Healthy lifestyle can cut risk of getting Alzheimer’s

A healthy lifestyle has been proven by pats studies to improve people’s risks for cardiovascular disease and other diseases like diabetes but new studies are showing that a healthy lifestyle can cut a person’s risk for developing... 
White House Aims To Revamp Kidney Disease Care

White House Aims To Revamp Kidney Disease Care

The White House wants to implement a number of new proposals aimed at reducing end stage kidney disease in the United States by 25 percent by 2030. The Trump administration has unveiled a package of initiatives that is being called... 
Drug Pricing Tools Becoming More Widespread

Drug Pricing Tools Becoming More Widespread

A growing number of health systems and insurers are starting to provide real-time drug pricing information to physicians to help patients avoid high prices at the pharmacy. Roughly 800 doctors are testing the Blue Shield of California... 
Commonly Prescribed “Anticholinergic” Drugs Found Linked With Dementia Risk

Commonly Prescribed “Anticholinergic” Drugs Found Linked With Dementia Risk

The class of pharmaceutical drugs known as anticholinergics are used to treat a wide variety of conditions. This can include things like depression and psychosis as well as allergies, a handful of bladder and gastrointestinal... 
FDA Warns Over Misleading Opioid Treatments Claims in Kratom Marketing

FDA Warns Over Misleading Opioid Treatments Claims in Kratom Marketing

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to at least two businesses who, they claim, have illegally made “unproven” claims to market their products as a potential cure or treatment for opioid... 
FDA Issues Warning Against Fecal Transplants After Patient Death

FDA Issues Warning Against Fecal Transplants After Patient Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against fecal transplant procedures after a patient death was attributed to the treatment. The patient reportedly received a fecal transplant containing drug-resistant... 
Brush Your Teeth if you Want To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Brush Your Teeth if you Want To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

There has been a lot of research about Alzheimer’s disease, the past few years, and the most recent suggests that the best way to prevent the condition is to brush your teeth. Indeed, the study says proper dental care—as a... 
Americans Consuming Hundreds Of Pieces Of Plastic Daily

Americans Consuming Hundreds Of Pieces Of Plastic Daily

A study that has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests that Americans are consuming between 203 and 312 bits of plastic every day, depending on our age and sex. These microparticles of plastics... 
E-cigarette Flavors Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

E-cigarette Flavors Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Many e-cigarette smokers view them as a ‘safer’ alternative to traditional cigarettes. Some studies have suggested that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of carcinogens than regular cigarettes, enhancing the appeal... 
Study Links Energy Drinks To Heart Issues

Study Links Energy Drinks To Heart Issues

Energy drinks are often marketed as a healthy beverage that can improve a person’s energy, stamina, athletic performance, and/or concentration. On the other hand, experts are increasingly voicing concerns that the cocktails of... 
Regulators—and Industry Watchdogs—Approve $2M Gene Therapy For Rare Infant Disorder

Regulators—and Industry Watchdogs—Approve $2M Gene Therapy For Rare Infant Disorder

United States regulators, this week, approved the most expensive medicine ever to reach the market.  The approval is for a one-time gene therapy from Novartis, called Zolgensma that will treat a rare condition, spinal... 
FDA Calls For Standardization Of Food “Best By” Dates

FDA Calls For Standardization Of Food “Best By” Dates

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants the food industry to universally adopt a “best if used by” date label on products. “Best if used by” means exactly that: The product is at its freshest if consumed before that... 
Could Reducing Fat and Increasing Whole Food Components Lower Breast Cancer Mortality Risk?

Could Reducing Fat and Increasing Whole Food Components Lower Breast Cancer Mortality Risk?

It is no big surprise to hear that reducing fat and eating more fruits and vegetables is an excellent health plan. A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative, however, indicates that women who do so may be at a lower... 
Experts Expect Hazardous Drinking To Increase Globally

Experts Expect Hazardous Drinking To Increase Globally

From 1990 and 2017, adult consumption of alcohol has increased, per capita, almost 0.7 litres per year. This is quite disappointing news as it means most of the world is not on track to reduce health and social harm targets from... 
Washington State Attorney General Finds Toxic Lead And Cadmium In Children’s Products Influences Amazon’s Vow For Safety Reforms

Washington State Attorney General Finds Toxic Lead And Cadmium In Children’s Products Influences Amazon’s Vow For Safety Reforms

In 2017 and 2018 Washington state investigators found dangerous levels of lead and cadmium in children’s school supplies and jewelry. Over 15,000 people bought them through Amazon which sells these third party products on... 
Charcoal Toothpaste Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Charcoal Toothpaste Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Charcoal toothpaste, marketed as a natural teeth whitener, has been increasing in popularity in recent years. Charcoal toothpastes are said to be better at whitening teeth, removing stains, and avoiding bad breath than traditional... 
FDA Questions Safety of Sunscreen

FDA Questions Safety of Sunscreen

New research from the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that people who regularly use sunscreen could be at a higher risk for absorbing active ingredients at a toxic level.  The study is a bit preliminary, so... 
Man Suffers Stroke From Popping His Neck

Man Suffers Stroke From Popping His Neck

Most of us have popped or cracked our chuckles from time to time, but rarely does one hear of popping ones neck except to have a chiropractor do it correctly. However, one such incident of popping a neck happened in Guthrie,... 
Millennials Far Less Healthy Than Generation X, Report Says

Millennials Far Less Healthy Than Generation X, Report Says

The millennial generation is less healthy than those who came before and the difference, it seems, is driven by mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and endocrine-related conditions (like diabetes).   According... 
Clinicians Issue Guidelines For New Type Of Dementia

Clinicians Issue Guidelines For New Type Of Dementia

A type of dementia that could be more common than Alzheimer’s in the older adults has been newly outlined by clinicians. This late-onset dementia, called LATE, have symptoms that mimic Alzheimer’s, but has a different... 
World’s First Malaria Vaccine Now Being Administered

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Now Being Administered

Three African countries will begin giving children the world’s first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project. The pilot program will continue for four years to determine the viability of the vaccine and its... 
Pfizer and Lilly Announce Latest Top-Line Endpoint Results of Phase III Tanezumab Trial in Osteoarthritis Patients

Pfizer and Lilly Announce Latest Top-Line Endpoint Results of Phase III Tanezumab Trial in Osteoarthritis Patients

Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Company are rejoicing the results of a new Phase-3 study, this week, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of their new tanezumab 2.5 mg and 5 gm for osteoarthritis. The study was designed to compare... 
FDA Approves First Generic Form of Naloxone Opioid Overdose Intervention Nasal Spray

FDA Approves First Generic Form of Naloxone Opioid Overdose Intervention Nasal Spray

This week the United States Food and Drug Administration announced the first ever approval of a generic version of the overdose intervention Narcan.  Narcan, of course, is the nasally-administered formulation of naloxone.  If... 
Could BMI and Obesity Risk Be Genetically Destined?

Could BMI and Obesity Risk Be Genetically Destined?

Doctors will soon be able to accurately and efficiently predict a person’s body mass index, obesity risk, and overall mortality risk through a simple genetic test.  According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers... 
FDA Sugar Label Policy Could Dramatically Improve Health Outcomes, Study Says

FDA Sugar Label Policy Could Dramatically Improve Health Outcomes, Study Says

The United States Food and Drug Administration has formed a new set of rules that require food manufacturers to label packaged foods and drinks with any added sugars.  While this will certainly have benefit to those... 
Study Warns of Sharp Increase in Suicidal Ideation Among Children

Study Warns of Sharp Increase in Suicidal Ideation Among Children

The number of teenagers and children attempting suicide is on the rise.  While it appears that these incidents seem consistent among all age groups, a new study describes that the rates of children who have been hospitalization...