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Pregnancy and the Heart: a Difficult Pregnancy May Warn of Future Cardiovascular Risk
Cardiovascular diseases – heart disease and stroke – claim the lives of 1 out every 3 women, but many aren't aware of their risk. A survey conducted by the American Heart Association in 2012 discovered that only about half of women realize that heart ...

New protein could help burn fat faster
Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) Research has shown that the fatter your body becomes, the harder it becomes to burn that excess fat. As people eat more fat than they burn, the body stores ...

Dogs Read Facial Expression Like Humans
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A dog attends Voyeur by Vanessa Prager hosted by Fred Armisen at The Hole on January 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images) (Photo : Getty Images). A new study reveals that dogs read facial ...

Study: Common insecticides used to kill bedbugs may not be as effective as you think
A new study suggested that common insecticides used for killing bedbugs may not be as effective as thought. Nature World News wrote that Virginia Tech and New Mexico State University study has discovered that bedbugs have built up a resistance to the ...

HIV doctor who treated Charlie Sheen claims injecting himself with Sheen's blood
The Australia doctor, who has treated Charlie Sheen, was present in an interview with Bill Maher on Real Time in the US over the weekend. Dr. Samir Chachoua, who does not have license to practice medicine in America, has claimed of curing HIV people ...

Britain gives scientists permission to genetically modify human embryos
On Monday, Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority greenlighted experiments that will attempt to edit the genes of human embryos. The work, which will be the world's first officially approved use of public funding for human-genome ...

DNA analysis can determine Breast Cancer Risk
DNA analysis of normal breast tissue can figure out help doctors if a woman in case a risk of developing breast cancer.More than 30 percent of the changes in DNA expression matched cancer samples, which show that some of the reprogramming of cells ...

Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests. The study, published online Feb. 1 in the journal Pediatrics, does not ...

Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies' Health After C-Sections
Babies get a lot from their mothers. But babies born by cesarean section don't pass through the birth canal and miss out on the benefits from picking up Mom's microbes on the way out. Researchers studying the human microbiome have asked: Could there be ...

Zika Could Change the Abortion Conversation in Latin America
It could start with a fever, a rash, a headache or all three. More often than not, it spreads through the bloodstream with no symptoms. For most victims with symptoms, it means a week in bed with aching muscles and a high temperature, and then life ...

Long-term marijuana use tied to worse verbal memory in middle age
(Reuters Health) - As marijuana becomes more accessible to young and old alike in the U.S., researchers warn that long-term use of the drug may cause lasting harm to at least one type of brain function. A new study based on following thousands of young ...

WWE icon Bret 'The Hitman' Hart is battling cancer
Wrestling legend Bret ”The Hitman” Hart announced on his social media pages Monday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. “I've had a great lifelong dance and I'm a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation ...

Study Tries to Give C-section Babies Mom's Germs they Missed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal. We share our bodies with microbes ...

Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates. "We knew that fitter people generally live longer, but we now have evidence linking fitness to ...

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke marijuana as young adults may have a slightly harder time remembering words by the time they reach middle age, a new study suggests. However, pot use does not appear to damage or dim ...

Newborns to get red hats in fight against heart disease
Newborn Graeme Roberts, the son of Stacy and Jeffrey Roberts, sports a hat from the American Heart Association's “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. This month, Knoxville hospitals ...

Sun hopes cut-price generic Gleevec will win third of US market
ZURICH Sun Pharma (SUN.NS) launched a generic version of Novartis's (NOVN.VX) leukaemia drug Gleevec on Monday in the United States and hopes to poach a third of sales in six months by pricing the copycat some 30 percent cheaper, Sun's North ...

What Chipotle Needs To Do To Win Back Its Customers For Good
Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on April 27, 2015, in Miami, Florida. The CDC announced Monday that its investigation into Chipotle's E.coli outbreaks was complete. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday ...

Dietary fiber in teen years may lower later breast cancer risk
(Reuters Health) - For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long ...

Pediatricians recommend newly improved HPV vaccine for 11-year-olds
Dr. Nadia Qureshi talks with a patient's mother during a routine examination at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Qureshi has worked hard to persuade parents to have their children get the HPV vaccine. Dr. Nadia Qureshi talks with a patient ...

Zika virus and microcephaly: Scientists investigate mystery of whether mosquito bite is responsible for brain defect
What is microcephaly and what causes it? The term refers to a rare neurological condition in which children have unusually small heads. In many cases it also means a baby's brain is smaller and may not have developed properly. The condition can be ...

Zika virus: Brazil journalist speaks out over microcephaly fear
Brazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres, 24, was born with microcephaly, a congenital malformation that means babies are born with abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development. The condition is suspected to be linked to the ...

Here's how marijuana legalization would work in California
California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug. The legalization measure most likely to qualify for the statewide November ballot is ...

Seattle woman who raised $400K as cancer survivor reportedly never had the disease
A prominent Seattle cancer advocate and fundraiser has been accused of lying about her breast cancer diagnoses while she raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, KOMO News reported. ADVERTISEMENT. Tracy Dart, who ...

Go Red campaign for women's heart health is still needed to shift focus on No. 1 killer
The Go Red Heart 5K Run and Walk was started in 2010 to raise awareness of women's heart health. For the first time since then, it will be held at James Island County Park. It begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. File/David Quick. × ...

CVS Pharmacy making overdose-reversing drug available without prescription
CVS Health announced today it would make the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations across Ohio beginning in late March. “Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses ...

Seattle woman who proclaimed herself a three-time cancer survivor and raised over $400K for Komen never had cancer
A Seattle woman who said she survived breast cancer three times and helped raise over $400,000 for charity never had cancer, reports revealed Saturday. Tracy Dart led fundraising efforts for her “Team Tracy” for a decade before officials in a local ...

Bret Hart announces he has prostate cancer
The 58-year-old WWE Hall of Famer revealed the diagnosis in a message posted to social media this week. MORE: Ranking Australia's best (and worst) cricket commentators l Socceroos to play England. "It is witth great remorse that I feel compelled to ...

Chipotle-linked E.coli outbreaks appear to be over, CDC says
Two E.coli outbreaks linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) that affected more than 50 people across 14 states appear to be over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday. ADVERTISEMENT. The announcement ...

Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO
GENEVA The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa and Asia, with the world's highest birth rates, the World Health Organization warned as it launched a global response unit against the new emergency. The ...

How to boost a baby's "good bacteria" after C-section birth
At the moment babies emerge into the world, a host of beneficial bacteria begins to colonize in their gastrointestinal tract. Research shows that this bacteria plays an important role in the development of the immune system. It is part of the ...

Study finds nutrient may offer women protection against breast cancer
For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and ...

This Is What Happens When You Use Marijuana Every day For Five Years
Smoking marijuana every day for five years can impair your verbal memory, a new study has revealed. However, experts said marijuana use is not linked to a decline in other cognitive functions. (Photo : Sean Gallup | Getty Images). Smoking pot every day ...

CDC Endorses A More Effective HPV Vaccine To Prevent Cancer
The updated childhood immunization schedule, released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes a couple tweaks to vaccine recommendations for older children and teens. One officially moves the recommendation for the human ...

High-Fiber Diet May Help Lower Breast Cancer Risk
"This study reminds us the role of early-life diet on health in later life." 02/02/2016 10:13 am ET. Agata Blaszczak Boxe Live Science. Lilli Day via Getty Images. ADVERTISEMENT. Ad. Teenage girls and young women who eat a lot of foods high in fiber ...

Does Marijuana Affect Memory Over Time? Study Suggests So
The evidence that marijuana affects brain and cognitive function has been fairly mixed over the years. And this has made the legalization debate somewhat less than clear-cut. A new study finding that people who have smoked pot over the decades may have ...

Beard bacteria could lead to new antibiotics
The looming crisis of antibiotic resistance means diseases that were once easily treatable are becoming deadly again. The over-prescription of antibiotics for conditions that don't require them is spurring resistant mutations leading to so-called ...

Chipotle-linked E. Coli outbreak appears to be over, CDC says
The E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle restaurants that sickened hundreds appears to be over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. The most recent illness linked to Chipotle that was reported to the CDC was Dec. 1. Salmonella and ...

Study links eating fish with healthier brains, regardless of mercury
(CNN) Eating at least one serving of seafood a week could help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to a study. A strong case has been building for the role that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish could play in protecting against Alzheimer's and ...

UN ready to irradiate mosquito sperm to combat Zika virus
... * Zika virus linked to thousands of birth defects. * Brazil asked IAEA experts for meeting this month. * Radiation would need to be used alongside other methods-IAEA. By Shadia Nasralla. VIENNA, Feb 2 A new method to render male mosquitoes ...

What are the risks of drinking during pregnancy?
Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN) More than three million women in the U.S. are exposing their babies to alcohol during development -- because they don't know they're pregnant. In a new report ...

Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits
Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from thousands of documents ...

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Football fans, take note: You run the risk of being blindsided by the flu if you let your defenses down on Super Bowl Sunday, researchers warn. They analyzed data from areas that had teams in the Super Bowl ...

Obama Seeks More Than $1 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said on Tuesday that it would ask Congress to spend an additional $1.1 billion next year to combat a growing epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. Almost half of the new money would be used to ...

Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk
TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report. Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the ...

US Red Cross asks blood donors to wait 28 days after visiting Zika areas
The American Red Cross appealed on Tuesday to prospective donors who have visited Zika outbreak zones to wait at least 28 days before giving blood, but said the risk of transmitting the virus through blood donations remained "extremely" low in the ...

C-Section babies could benefit from mother's vaginal fluids, study suggests
Newborns Have Strong Immune System than Previously Thought, Study. (Photo : Flickr) Many parents are shying away from giving their newborns vitamin K shots, according to a recent study. A small study suggests that swiping cesarean babies with their ...

Obama Asks Congress For More Money To Fight Opioid Drug Abuse
Every day in America more than 50 people die from an overdose of prescription pain medication. Some people who start out abusing pain pills later turn to heroin, which claims another 29 lives each day. President Obama plans to ask lawmakers for ...

Go Red for Women event set for Myriad Gardens and other Oklahoma City venues
Oklahoma City plans to “go red” for the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day on Friday. Look no further than the growing Oklahoma City skyline to see signature buildings “go red” in support of heart health and education. Among the iconic ...

Your beard doesn't contain poop, but it could help develop new antibiotics
Microbiologist Adam Roberts went digging through men's beards in search of poop. Instead, he found a tantalizing suggestion of a breakthrough in the global fight against drug-resistant infections. Which, for a researcher working fervently to help avert ...

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