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Doctors warn cities that LED street lights can cause serious health issues

Many cities have shifted to LED lights in a bid to be more energy and cost efficient, but LED lights have another price, and it comes at our health. …

Health

Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity

<i>New research warns about the adverse effects that prenatal exposure to acetaminophen may have on male children.</i><p>When we have a headache or a cold, …

Neuroscience

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.<p>The Roche Group's Rituxan, on the market for 20 years, is administered in a hospital or clinic through an intravenous drip that can take several hours.<p>On Thursday, the Food and Drug …

Medicine

MIT Breakthrough Lets Amputees Feel Movement in a Bionic Limb

Being a double-amputee himself, MIT’s High Herr knows a thing or two about the realities of replacement limbs, and as advanced as they’ve become in …

Breakthroughs

This autism prediction breakthrough could help with early treatment

Right now there's no way to tell if a baby has autism. We know there are genetic components to autism but there is no sure fire test. It's not a …

Autism

Humans may be able to regrow skin after severe burns

While reconstructive surgery techniques have improved greatly over the last decade or two, there's one goal that remains elusive: actual regrowth of human skin. But now, scientists may be one step closer: Yesterday, Salt Lake City-based biotech company Polarity TE, Inc. announced that they had …

Breakthroughs

Eva the dog saved from amputation using groundbreaking bone-growing goo

A groundbreaking bone-mending technique could save soldiers and landmine victims from amputation after it was trialled successfully on a pet dog.<p>Vets and scientists successfully repaired the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander named Eva who suffered a serious leg fracture of her right foreleg after …

Breakthroughs

Pharmacy execs indicted after babies allegedly get 'super-potent' drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two compounding pharmacy executives are facing federal charges for allegedly failing to recall "super-potent" painkillers that in one case sickened babies at an Indiana hospital, officials said.<p>Paul J. Elmer, 64, owner of Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, and Caprice R. Bearden, 62, the company's …

Corruption

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

© Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: MindI Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox<p>Deep South Barbecue Ribs<p>You can make these oven-roasted …

Brain-Invading Tapeworm That Eluded Doctors Spotted by New DNA Test

Doctors at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital could not figure out what was wrong with the 29-year-old man sitting before them. An otherwise …

Medicine

The tick that makes people allergic to red meat with one bite seems to be spreading

With most food allergies, it takes only 15 or 20 minutes after exposure for severe reactions to occur. A bite of shrimp or lobster, and before long a person's throat starts to close and parts of their body begin to swell. It's scary and potentially life-threatening, but they usually can seek …

Medicine

12 things your eyes are trying to tell you about your health

They're not just windows to the soul, you know.<p>Eyes aren't just the window to your soul — they also offer a glimpse into your health. Changes in your eyes can signal vision problems, diabetes, stress, even retinal detachment. What's more, most of these you can actually see for yourself — assuming …

Pregnancy

Parkinson's may begin in gut before affecting the brain

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain , may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea.<p>The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and then forms clumps in the …

Neuroscience

How Mayo Clinic Is Simplifying Prenatal Care for Low-Risk Patients

Pregnancy is not an illness. Rather, it is the ultimate expression of wellness — creating and carrying new life to fruition. Yet prenatal care in the United States has evolved into a complex regimen of 12 to 14 appointments over the course of a 40-week period, often only to confirm that the …

Health Care

The American Heart Association Says Coconut Oil Is Bad for You

Coconut oil might be a good fix for dry skin, but it isn't the magical cooking solution that wellness bloggers claim it is. In recent years, the …

Nutrition

What to eat - and what to avoid - in a heatwave

Heatwaves can be fairly hard to navigate food-wise. Once the initial joy of finally seeing some sun subsides, many are plagued by a loss of appetite which could leave you feeling unwell during the hotter temperatures.<p>We've compiled a list of some foods to help you get through this heatwave with …

Nutrition

Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer's combined

Five takeaways from a giant study on an epidemic governments can’t ignore.<p>Look around you, and it’s not hard to see how serious the problem of obesity has become in America. People here are now bigger, and suffering from more obesity-related diseases, than ever before — prompting cities across the …

Obesity

What Happens To Your Body After You Stop Smoking Marijuana? | International Business Times

As America becomes more comfortable with the idea of legalizing marijuana, research shows that the number of weed smokers has never been higher. …

Cannabis

List Of 10 Bad Exercises That You Should Avoid If You Are Suffer With Lower Back Pain

You may be on a mission to lose some pounds and gain holistic health but if you are the one who suffers from the problem of lower back pain then you …

Can My Medication Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

You might assume that erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a normal problem men face as they age. But because men (and women) take more meds as they age, …

Consumer Reports

5 Common Men's Health Problems and How to Fix Them

When we think about the psychological and physical stressors of raising a child, our sympathies are often directed toward moms. But plenty of dads …

Wellness

'4 Painful Lessons I Learned When I Quit Snacking For A Month' | Women's Health

1/5 Christophe Morre / EyeEm / Getty Images<p>I uncovered hidden calories.<p>I have to admit, the first day was pretty hard, going from a day full of snacks to no snacks at all. Plus, what exactly constitutes a snack? Is a coffee break a snack? Coffee itself is not a source of a lot of calories, carbs, …

Eating

Analysis Finds Lead in 20% of Baby Food Samples

A new report has found that 20% of baby food contains traces of lead — a higher amount than what is found in all other foods.<p>The Environmental …

Research

Hospital: Scalise still critical, 'has improved in the last 24 hours'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved.<p>Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership, was among six …

Steve Scalise

Is there lead in your baby food?

There’s at least a little bit of lead in some baby food on the U.S. market, an environmental group said Thursday.<p>They cannot tell you how much lead is in the food or which foods it is in. And for the individual parent or child, it’s probably not enough to make an important difference.<p>Pediatricians …

Nutrition

Man's 29 Lbs. of Poop Removed: What Is Hirschsprung's Disease?

When doctors in China removed 30 inches of a young man's colon, they also removed nearly 29 lbs. (13 kilograms) of his feces.<p>The 22-year-old's belly …

Eating French Fries Often Doubles Your Risk Of Dying Prematurely, New Study Shows

A new study from the American Society for Nutrition has shown that eating french fries twice a week can greatly increase a person’s risk of death.The …

Nutrition

Why Aspirin May Be More Dangerous for Older People

Anywhere from 40% to 60% of older people take daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Studies have shown that low doses of the …

Medicine

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

<i>Low-dose aspirin may reduce breast cancer risk for women with diabetes, researchers suggest.</i><p>Researchers have long known that diabetes can increase a …

Cancer