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Study: HPV Test Better Than Pap Smears At Cancer Detection

Study: HPV Test Better Than Pap Smears At Cancer Detection

A recently published paper has detailed a large clinical trial that found a HPV test was better than a Pap smear in detecting precancerous changes of the cervix. The test for HPV detected precancerous changes earlier and more accurately.... 
Researchers Fighting Brain Tumors With Modified Polio Vaccine

Researchers Fighting Brain Tumors With Modified Polio Vaccine

Researchers have found that a modified version of the polio vaccine, infused straight into aggressive brain tumors, may help some patients fight a deadly form of brain cancer. The team, from the Duke University School of Medicine,... 
Gaming Disorder Now Officially Recognized As Mental Health Condition

Gaming Disorder Now Officially Recognized As Mental Health Condition

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD is a diagnosis standard used by doctors... 
Children’s Exposure To ADHD Drugs Has Increased Considerably

Children’s Exposure To ADHD Drugs Has Increased Considerably

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. According to the study’s authors, “exposure”... 
Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases

Democratic Republic of Congo Confirms New Ebola Cases

Health officials have confirmed that at least two people have been infected in a new outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two out of five samples collected tested positive for a Zaire strain of Ebola. There has been... 
Jack Nicklaus Says Back Improved With Stem Cell Therapy

Jack Nicklaus Says Back Improved With Stem Cell Therapy

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus has disclosed that he has used stem cell therapy to treat his chronic back pain and has seen an improvement. Nicklaus said the treatment didn’t immediately provide relief, but the pain did subside within... 
Study: Older Brains Can Still Produce New Brain Cells

Study: Older Brains Can Still Produce New Brain Cells

A new study suggests older adults’ brains grow just as many new cells as younger brains do. Researchers found that old and young brains were capable of making the same number of new neurons from more primitive “progenitor”... 
NFL Owners Institute Rule Against Lowering Head When Making Hit

NFL Owners Institute Rule Against Lowering Head When Making Hit

On Tuesday, an unexpected rule was passed by NFL owners that expands penalties for when contact of helmet-on-helmet takes place. The new rule is far reaching and more significant than the targeting rule used in the NCAA. With this... 
Second Case Of Measles Diagnosed In Memphis

Second Case Of Measles Diagnosed In Memphis

Health officials have reported a case of measles found in an international traveler who arrived in Memphis, Tennessee this week. A “small child” who arrived at Memphis International Airport from overseas was positively... 
New Study Tracks Violations Of Safe Drinking Water Act

New Study Tracks Violations Of Safe Drinking Water Act

The tap water you drink may not be as safe as you think. In a new study, researchers have discovered that between 3 and 10 percent of the country’s water systems have been in violation of federal Safe Drinking Water Act health standards... 
Scientists Have Cloned Monkeys For The First Time

Scientists Have Cloned Monkeys For The First Time

Two healthy monkeys have been successfully cloned by researchers in China. Two long-tailed macaque monkeys were successfully cloned using the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep 22 years ago. The monkeys were born at a lab... 
Sanofi Acquiring Bioverativ in Deal Costing $11.6 Billion

Sanofi Acquiring Bioverativ in Deal Costing $11.6 Billion

Sanofi, the healthcare group based in France agreed to acquire Bioverativ the U.S. based hemophilia specialist at a cost of $11.6 billion. The acquisition, said Sanofi, will give its earnings a boost and increase presence in treatments... 
Gaming Disorder To Be Considered A Diagnosable Mental Condition

Gaming Disorder To Be Considered A Diagnosable Mental Condition

Gaming disorder is expected to be recognized as a mental health condition in the new disease classification guide expected to be published in May 2018. The World Health Organization defines the disorder as a “persistent or recurrent”... 
Doctor Guilty Of Branding Patient’s Liver With Initials

Doctor Guilty Of Branding Patient’s Liver With Initials

British surgeon Simon Bramhall has pled guilty of burning his initials into at least two of his patients’ livers. Bramhall pled guilty to two counts of assault by beating, avoiding a more serious charge of assault occasioning actual... 
New Migraine Therapy Shows Promise

New Migraine Therapy Shows Promise

A new antibody treatment designed specifically for migraine prevention has been found to cut the number of attacks in half. The drug works against a key inflammatory molecule that causes the migraines in the first place. The research... 
Lifestyle Choices Linked To Higher Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Choices Linked To Higher Cancer Risk

A newly published study shows that nearly half of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. are linked to preventable causes. In 2014, 42 percent of all diagnosis and 45 percent of all deaths were attributed to preventive risk factors. Smoking,... 
New Surgical Glue Seals Wounds In 60 Seconds

New Surgical Glue Seals Wounds In 60 Seconds

Researchers from the United States and Australia have announced the development of a new type of surgical glue that can seal a wound in roughly 60 seconds. The new surgical glue, called MeTro, was created using proteins similar to... 
EpiPen Malfunctions Prompt F.D.A. Accusations

EpiPen Malfunctions Prompt F.D.A. Accusations

The Food and Drug Administration has accused a Pfizer unit of failing to investigate reports that EpiPens malfunctioned in life-threatening situations. The agency cited multiple incidents where patients died or became severely ill... 
This UK company offers ‘hangover’ sick days off its staffers

This UK company offers ‘hangover’ sick days off its staffers

A UK based company is offering its staffers ‘hangover’ sick days and employees can simply get the off by texting in the emojis for “music”, “beers” and “sick”. DICE, a London-based music... 
Teens, men in 40s frequent victims of intense workout related injuries

Teens, men in 40s frequent victims of intense workout related injuries

Keeping fit is a must for everyone, but when it becomes a trend with people picking up intense workouts by looking at others and blindly without consulting fitness experts and their doctors, trouble starts. Doctors have said that teenagers... 
Chocolate could help prevent type 2 diabetes, study shows

Chocolate could help prevent type 2 diabetes, study shows

A new study published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has shown that compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes. BYU researchers say that the compounds they discovered in cocoa could help our body release more... 
Chinese herb shows potential of treating osteoporosis patients

Chinese herb shows potential of treating osteoporosis patients

According to a study published in journal of Bone and Mineral Research, scientists have discovered a Chinese herb that could treat osteoporosis. Researchers say this particular herb is already being used as a traditional Chinese... 
30-year-old women should take these 6 medical tests

30-year-old women should take these 6 medical tests

Medical experts have urged all 30-year-old women to heed to their changing bodies and take 6 medical tests that they say will allow them to start detecting any issues that may crop up early in their lives. It is well established that... 
Intelligent people swear more than others, study says and finds reason behind it

Intelligent people swear more than others, study says and finds reason behind it

Researchers have said that intelligent people swear more than others and they have also reasoned why that’s the case. The study by University of Rochester saw scientists quiz 1,000 people about 400 typical behaviours, and discovered...