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Due to the coronavirus risk Amazon and Sony have canceled their presence at the Mobile World Congress 2020

Due to the coronavirus risk Amazon and Sony have canceled their presence at the Mobile World Congress 2020

Amazon and Sony have bowed out of participating entirely in the world’s largest yearly mobile technology trade show – the Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC 2020) – which is scheduled to be held from February 24 to 27 in... 
Salt coated masks created by biomedical engineer could neutralize viruses

Salt coated masks created by biomedical engineer could neutralize viruses

The general thinking that masks are a great safety measure to prevent one from getting or spreading a cold or virus is a misconception scientists tell us. The reason is because masks are usually impossible to keep on properly.... 
Genome Study Reveals Secrets at the Root of Cancer

Genome Study Reveals Secrets at the Root of Cancer

The best angle for cancer care may still be prevention through healthy lifestyle moderation but we continue to get closer to a cure.  The latest research, for example, reminds that the earliest signs of cancer can appear... 
A Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be Right Around the Corner

A Peanut Allergy Drug Could Be Right Around the Corner

Peanut allergy is more common than ever, these days, but unlike seasonal allergies, this one can be deadly. Indeed, food allergies (like shellfish) in general seem to be quite dangerous.  With afflictions on the rise,... 
FDA Warns Purell To Remove Disease-Fighting Claims From Website

FDA Warns Purell To Remove Disease-Fighting Claims From Website

Hand sanitizer is pretty commonplace, these days, and one brand seems to reign supreme over all the others:  Purell.  Whether this brand is necessarily better than any other the claims they make in their advertising... 
Apple Temporarily Stopping Operations in China Amid Coronavirus Fears

Apple Temporarily Stopping Operations in China Amid Coronavirus Fears

Apple has announced a temporary shutdown of its operations in mainland China, in light of the Wuhan virus (Coronavirus) outbreak.   In a statement about the outbreak, Apple said, “Our thoughts are with the people... 
Does Soybean Oil Causes Genetic Changes to Metabolism in the Human Brain

Does Soybean Oil Causes Genetic Changes to Metabolism in the Human Brain

Over the past several years, health experts have advised against using too much vegetable oil in your cooking. As such, many people have turned to alternatives when they prepare food for their families. Among these alternative... 
Can Fish Oil Boost Sperm Count?

Can Fish Oil Boost Sperm Count?

Fish oil supplements have been long recommended by doctors and nutritionists alike, and for good reason.  Omega-3 fatty acids—a primary component of fish oil supplements—can improve soft tissue integrity. That means... 
SGLT2 Inhibitor Could Reduce Gout Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

SGLT2 Inhibitor Could Reduce Gout Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Type-2 diabetes is a somewhat common condition that is typically treatable or, rather, a disease that is mostly easy to moderate.  However, type-2 diabetes still carries some major health risks in the long run, particularly... 
Cancer-Related Death Risk Dropping At Astounding Rate

Cancer-Related Death Risk Dropping At Astounding Rate

The cancer death rate is down in the United States for the 26th consecutive year.  According to a new report from the American Cancer Society, the US saw its biggest single-year drop in overall cancer deaths—a... 
Nutritionists say Mediterranean diet is best – third year in a row

Nutritionists say Mediterranean diet is best – third year in a row

With the new year 2020 just beginning people are once again deciding on which diet, exercise or lifestyle change to embark on as they become more health-conscious due to their desire to feel better and live longer. Diets play... 
Could a Common Cancer Drug Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

Could a Common Cancer Drug Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

Scientists are saying, this week, they believe they may have found a way to stabilize the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease with a  drug that is usually prescribed to cancer patients.   In... 
CDC Warns of Nearly 140 E. Coli Infections in 25 States Linked with Contaminated Romaine Lettuce

CDC Warns of Nearly 140 E. Coli Infections in 25 States Linked with Contaminated Romaine Lettuce

Federal US Health Officials have confirmed, this week, at least 130 illnesses reported across 25 states connected with an E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce.  Specifically, the United States Centers for Disease Control... 
CDC Warns of Listeria Outbreak Linked with Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs

CDC Warns of Listeria Outbreak Linked with Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs

United States health officials, this week, issued a food-safety alert warning that hard-boiled eggs from a processor in Georgia could be tied to a multi-state outbreak that has sickened at least six people; and resulted in one... 
More Young People Are Prediabetic—and That’s a Big Problem

More Young People Are Prediabetic—and That’s a Big Problem

Between one-quarter and one-fifth of young adults and adolescents have prediabetes, according to a new study published this week.  This condition had been mostly ascribed to adults until very recently, as it is now estimated... 
New Study Says that A Single Blood Test Could Soon Predict Your Future Disease Risk

New Study Says that A Single Blood Test Could Soon Predict Your Future Disease Risk

Doctor visits can be annoying, especially if you have to take several blood samples to test for a handful of common ailments, not to mention to look for something that might be hard to diagnose.  But a new study advises... 
WHO Report Warns Adolescents Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise

WHO Report Warns Adolescents Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise

A majority of children and teenagers are not getting enough physical exercise and that could pose major health risks later in life.  According to a new study from the World Health Organization, screen time continues... 
Scientists Say They Found the Brain Circuit That Controls Compulsive Drinking

Scientists Say They Found the Brain Circuit That Controls Compulsive Drinking

Alcoholism has always been a complicated concept.  Even now, it has received a new clinical name—Alcohol Use Disorder—which intends to identify how it can be something that many enjoy casually but others end up in... 
FDA Set To Approve Celgene’s New Genetic Blood Disorder Treatment

FDA Set To Approve Celgene’s New Genetic Blood Disorder Treatment

Beta thalassemia is a rare, inherited blood disorder caused by a single genetic defect in hemoglobin.  The disease is characterized by ineffective erythropoiesis, a condition which results in the body producing and less... 
A Plant-Based Diet is Better For You And the Environment

A Plant-Based Diet is Better For You And the Environment

Adapting a healthier diet makes a big difference, not just in your own life but in the lives of those around us.  A new study says that when we choose healthier options—effectively, more plant-based foods—it has... 
Nearly All Baby Food Contains Toxic Heavy Metals

Nearly All Baby Food Contains Toxic Heavy Metals

Toxic metals have been banned in pesticides (and many other products that come into contact with humans) but that doesn’t mean we can completely avoid them.  Actually, many of these now-banned chemicals still linger... 
Discovery: humans could regrow joint cartilage, even limbs someday

Discovery: humans could regrow joint cartilage, even limbs someday

Researchers there have discovered that the cartilage in joints of humans have the potential to repair itself in a similar way that salamanders and zebrafish can regenerate their limbs. This discovery was made at Duke Health (Duke... 
Even Your Washing Machine Can House Dangerous Bacteria

Even Your Washing Machine Can House Dangerous Bacteria

We don’t usually associated washing machines with bacteria; after all, things that are built for cleaning are supposed to help remove and kill harmful microorganisms.  Unfortunately, a new study warns that even... 
For the time being, the USA is free of measles, officially

For the time being, the USA is free of measles, officially

Americans can finally breathe a sigh of relief in regards to measles. Federal and state officials are confident that the US’s measles-free status will remain in place in spite of two cases being reported last week in New... 
Combination Drug Treatment Could Vastly Improve Survival Rate for Skin Cancer Patients

Combination Drug Treatment Could Vastly Improve Survival Rate for Skin Cancer Patients

In the past ten years, medical science has made some incredible advancements, at least in terms of melanoma treatment.  Only one decade ago, the five year survival rate for melanoma patients was only about 1 in 20, with... 
FDA Approves New Novo Nordisk Diabetes Drug

FDA Approves New Novo Nordisk Diabetes Drug

At the end last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new pill that lowers blood sugar for people who suffer form type 2 diabetes.  This new drug is semaglutide, which will be sold under the... 
Want better brain function? Engage in being physical fit

Want better brain function? Engage in being physical fit

A recent study published in Scientific Reports reveals that the theory of having a fit body goes with having a fit mind. It is the largest study of its kind. Some recent studies have concluded that physical fitness has its... 
A Daily Beer Might Help Keep Diabetes in Check, Study Says

A Daily Beer Might Help Keep Diabetes in Check, Study Says

There is no argument that drinking too much alcohol can have seriously bad implications on your health, but a new study warns that light drinking might actually provide a benefit, even for diabetics. Yes, it is typically recommended... 
Does Height Affect Diabetes Risk?

Does Height Affect Diabetes Risk?

A unique study out of Germany explores how your height may influence certain health risks. It has been long observed that shorter people seem to have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes while taller people tend to... 
AI is used to design a drug in 21 days by start-up

AI is used to design a drug in 21 days by start-up

AI has taken the development of drugs from the usual 8 years or so and millions of dollars in investment down to 21 days and approximately $150,000 in cost. This has been made possible by a young company called Insilico Medicine.... 
Lab-Grown Neural Networks—Mini-Brains—Emit Human-Like Brain Waves

Lab-Grown Neural Networks—Mini-Brains—Emit Human-Like Brain Waves

A team of researchers have recently detected electrical activity coming from pea-sized lab-grown “Mini-brains” for the very first time, suggesting a new model for studying—and potentially treating—neurological conditions.  While... 
Pig Hearts May Serve Human Transplant Within the Next 3 Years

Pig Hearts May Serve Human Transplant Within the Next 3 Years

Within the next three years, pig hearts could be used for transplant in human patients, according to a new report written by the surgeon who pioneered heart transplant procedures.  After 40 years of successful heart... 
EPA Will Not Approve Glyphosate Warning Labels for Roundup

EPA Will Not Approve Glyphosate Warning Labels for Roundup

It has been recently revealed that the Trump administration will not approve new warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, a somewhat strange move at a time when glyphosate is at the center of a massive cancer scandal... 
Gilead Gets Patient Advocacy Resistance for Pricey New HIV Prevention

Gilead Gets Patient Advocacy Resistance for Pricey New HIV Prevention

Gilead Sciences Inc announced, this week, a plan to introduce a new HIV prevention for those who would be most at risk for contracting the blood-borne infection. However, the drugmaker appears to be facing extreme opposition... 
Could Your Heartburn Medication Trigger Your Allergies?

Could Your Heartburn Medication Trigger Your Allergies?

Medications that relieve stomach abnormalities—like an ulcer or acid-reflux (heartburn)—are pretty common; not only are they typically effective, but they are also generally regarded as safe.  A new study, however,... 
Unique Protein Levels Promote DNA Repair; Could Lead to Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Unique Protein Levels Promote DNA Repair; Could Lead to Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Medical researchers have learned that an abnormal clump of small proteins may be the leading hallmark that identifies Parkinson’s disease in the body. Known as Lewy bodies, these clumps of alpha-synuclein are not necessarily... 
Study shows early prevention against risks of cardiovascular disease should begin in young adulthood

Study shows early prevention against risks of cardiovascular disease should begin in young adulthood

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday, July 15, 2019, proves to be a ‘wake-up’ call to preventing cardiovascular disease in persons over 40 and that prevention methods... 
Alzheimer’s Risk Appears to Be Higher In Women Than Men

Alzheimer’s Risk Appears to Be Higher In Women Than Men

Medical science has recently determined that Alzheimer’s disease [risk] seems to affect women more than men but we are still learning about the mechanism that causes it.  New research, though, has shed some light on... 
The risks of having a stroke could be increased when you take Calcium and Vitamin D together

The risks of having a stroke could be increased when you take Calcium and Vitamin D together

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals the possibility of an increase of having a stroke when you take calcium and Vitamin D supplements together. Researchers reviewed the effects of supplements on... 
Your heart health could benefit if you cut 300 calories a day from your diet

Your heart health could benefit if you cut 300 calories a day from your diet

A new study conducted by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, revealed that just by cutting about 300 calories a day from your diet could greatly benefit your heart health even if you’re...