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Brain Stimulation May Reduce Memory Decline

Brain Stimulation May Reduce Memory Decline

A jolt of electricity could be all that is necessary to boost memory function in the aging brain.  This is the idea a new study out of Boston University set out to investigate.  Apparently,... 
20-Minutes A Day of “Nature Experience” Could Reduce Your Stress

20-Minutes A Day of “Nature Experience” Could Reduce Your Stress

No matter where you live or what your lifestyle might be, you probably agree that spending time in nature—among green spaces—has a restorative effect.  A new study, however,... 
Poor Diet Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths Globally

Poor Diet Linked to 1 in 5 Deaths Globally

It should come as no big surprise that the diet of the average American is not very healthy.  From processed meats and carbohydrates to lots of added sugar and sodium, the risks... 
Could Fish Slime Be the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

Could Fish Slime Be the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance continues to be among the biggest public health challenges today.  As a matter... 
Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients Often Overlooked or Misdiagnosed

Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients Often Overlooked or Misdiagnosed

New research being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, in Atlanta next week, indicates that colorectal cancer may affect more young people than... 
FDA Issues Recall of Natural Dog Food Over Salmonella Concerns

FDA Issues Recall of Natural Dog Food Over Salmonella Concerns

Food recalls are somewhat common these days, as processing of ingredients and formulating them into food products can sometimes put these products at risk for contamination with bacteria,... 
New Guideline Opposes Daily Aspirin For Heart Disease and Stroke Care

New Guideline Opposes Daily Aspirin For Heart Disease and Stroke Care

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have recently added to the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guidelines with recommendations... 
Blood Pressure Drug Recall Over Carcinogen Concerns Expands, Again

Blood Pressure Drug Recall Over Carcinogen Concerns Expands, Again

Blood pressure medications seem to be plagued with recalls lately and this week is no different.  Indeed, another angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) blood pressure drug maker has... 
Could A New Blood Test Improve Prediction Risk Rate for Pre-Term Birth

Could A New Blood Test Improve Prediction Risk Rate for Pre-Term Birth

Medical researchers are currently trying to develop a new blood test that could predict risk for spontaneous pre-term delivery.  In this new study, the Brigham & Women’s University... 
Should It Concern You that Glyphosate is Probably In Your Favorite Beer or Wine?

Should It Concern You that Glyphosate is Probably In Your Favorite Beer or Wine?

A brand new study by a public interest group in the United States—US PIRG—has discerned that certain beer and wine brands contain trace amounts of glyphosate. If that sounds familiar—and... 
Merck Drug Found To Improve Survival Rate for Aggressive Brain Cancer Patients

Merck Drug Found To Improve Survival Rate for Aggressive Brain Cancer Patients

It was not that long ago that US Senator John McCain died from an aggressive form of brain cancer, but we are already learning so much more about the condition. In fact, patients who are... 
Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Aside from potential drug trials, good news among cancer research is somewhat rare.  That is not to say that we are not making impressive strides to understand—and, hopefully,... 
Could Aspirin Benefit Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Could Aspirin Benefit Head and Neck Cancer Patients

A new study out of the University of California San Francisco has some good news for cancer patients. Apparently a simple regimen of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for just six months,... 
Cardiologists No Longer Recommend Warfarin for Most Afib Patients

Cardiologists No Longer Recommend Warfarin for Most Afib Patients

Warfarin is a commonly-prescribed anti-clotting drug—often under the brand name Coumadin—but the frequency by which doctors prescribe it could change in the coming weeks.  That... 
Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on Dramatic and Alarming Rise

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on Dramatic and Alarming Rise

Benzodiazepines are a class of pharmaceutical drugs that act as sedatives.  They are often prescribed in conjunction with opioid (painkillers) to help people sleep or to control... 
What Is the Relationship Between Exercise and Depression?

What Is the Relationship Between Exercise and Depression?

While doctors will always recommend exercise and fresh air as a means to improve a wide variety of health conditions—and general health, overall—a new international study argues that exercise... 
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... 
Report Warns Accidental Opioid Death More Common Than Death From Accidental Vehicle Crash

Report Warns Accidental Opioid Death More Common Than Death From Accidental Vehicle Crash

The United States has been amidst an opioid epidemic and it looks like that crisis has hit a new high. In fact, Americans are now more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than... 
What’s Better For Your Hypertension:  Medication or Exercise? 

What’s Better For Your Hypertension:  Medication or Exercise? 

High blood pressure is probably the most common cardiovascular issue among adults; at least, in the developed world.  In fact, it is so common that even some of the most active—and healthy—people... 
Is The Secret to Longevity In What You Drink?

Is The Secret to Longevity In What You Drink?

And now, the moment we have all been waiting for:  A brand new scientific study confirms that being overweight and drinking alcohol and coffee are the key to a longer life. But before you thank... 
FDA Warns About New Discovery that Certain Antibiotics Could Result in Aortic Aneurysm

FDA Warns About New Discovery that Certain Antibiotics Could Result in Aortic Aneurysm

On Thursday, this week, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned that the antibiotic fluoroquinolone may possess more risks than benefits, according to research based on patient... 
Is Frequent Sex the Key to A Happy (and Healthy) Life?

Is Frequent Sex the Key to A Happy (and Healthy) Life?

A new English study suggests that those who have more sex tend to be happier. Of course, that is a bit of a generalization so let’s take a closer look at the data and the analysis. The study... 
Excess Weight Is to Blame for 4 Percent of Cancers Globally

Excess Weight Is to Blame for 4 Percent of Cancers Globally

An important new report cautions that excess weight appears to be linked to roughly 4 percent of cancers around the world. Assessed for the year 2012, the study looked at cancer in relation... 
Have Scientists Found a Genetic Remedy For Cancer?

Have Scientists Found a Genetic Remedy For Cancer?

Scientists have recently announced the discovery of something they are calling a molecular kill switch that could destroy cancer cells when activated.  According to the new research, we can... 
Health Experts Release New Cholesterol Management Guidelines

Health Experts Release New Cholesterol Management Guidelines

Late last week, the world’s leading heart health experts released new cholesterol management guidelines that advise doctors should tailor treatments based on a more personalized approach to... 
Dark Roast Coffee Can Fight Cognitive Decline

Dark Roast Coffee Can Fight Cognitive Decline

New data from the Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health suggests that at least 54 percent of all adults in the United States drink coffee.  That number, though, is only important... 
More than 20 Percent of Childhood Scald Burns Are Caused By Instant Soups

More than 20 Percent of Childhood Scald Burns Are Caused By Instant Soups

Emory University researchers have found, in a recent study, that microwaveable soups sent nearly 10,000 kids to the emergency room for burn treatment, between 2006 and 2016.  The children observed... 
Do Snapchat Filters Cause Dysmorphia?

Do Snapchat Filters Cause Dysmorphia?

The overview of a new study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, suggests that Instagram and Snapchat filters are contributing to unrealistic beauty standards all over the world.  According... 
Obamacare Rules for Calorie Counts Take Effect

Obamacare Rules for Calorie Counts Take Effect

President Donald Trump has decided to allow one of Obamacare’s rules to remain. On Monday, the rule requiring chain restaurants to post their calorie counts went into effect. The rules are... 
Premier Health And UnitedHealth Renew Their Relationship In Dayton

Premier Health And UnitedHealth Renew Their Relationship In Dayton

The largest health system in Dayton and a national provider of insurance have renewed their relationship. A unit of UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, and Premier Health have inked a multi-year... 
Does Increased Screen Times Correlate with Lower Health Outcomes?

Does Increased Screen Times Correlate with Lower Health Outcomes?

Well, according to new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the short answer is: yes. Data taken between 2010 and 2015 shows that suicide rates for teens increased... 
CDC Reports on Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Petland Puppies

CDC Reports on Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Petland Puppies

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data on their investigation of a 12-state outbreak of the human Campylobacter bacteria. This infection has been,... 
Are the Children of Vegetarian Mothers More Likely to Abuse Drugs?

Are the Children of Vegetarian Mothers More Likely to Abuse Drugs?

Women who are with child or planning to become pregnant often concern themselves with which diet would be best for their baby. Rightfully so, of course, these women should certainly learn more... 
Could A Simple Blood Test Improve Cancer Detection [and Treatment] Rates?

Could A Simple Blood Test Improve Cancer Detection [and Treatment] Rates?

Cancer, of course, is among the most proficient diseases facing all of human kind. Indeed, nearly 40 percent of all men and women will be affected by cancer in their lifetime (and probably closer... 
Washington State the Latest to Bring Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers Over Addiction Crisis

Washington State the Latest to Bring Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers Over Addiction Crisis

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed separate lawsuits against several pharmaceutical companies over the Evergreen State’s continued opioid... 
Do Gender Stereotypes Really Affect Early Childhood Development?

Do Gender Stereotypes Really Affect Early Childhood Development?

A new study suggests that gender stereotypes put children at increased risk for chronic disease and even suicide. The study looked at data from 15 countries to suggest that gender stereotypes... 
New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Reduces Heart Attack Risk

New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Reduces Heart Attack Risk

A recent trial of the new drug canakinumab might represent a massive leap forward in the treatment of heart attack risk since the first introduction of statins (which lower cholesterol). The... 
Could New Stem Cell Research Lead To A Cure For Parkinson’s Disease?

Could New Stem Cell Research Lead To A Cure For Parkinson’s Disease?

Stem cell research has made leaps and bounds over the past decade or so, now offering a new way to look at treating human illness. For example, a new study out of Japan suggests that stem cell...