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Celgene Deal Helps Boost Bristol-Myers Earnings

Celgene Deal Helps Boost Bristol-Myers Earnings

Pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, on Thursday, followed by a solid 2020 sales and profits forecast.  This, of course, mostly came out of the... 
Study Determines Neurology Patients Have Elevated Suicide Risk

Study Determines Neurology Patients Have Elevated Suicide Risk

Suicide is, unfortunately, somewhat common these days but people diagnosed with a neurological disorder, the risk could be much higher.  According to a new, nationwide retrospective analysis, at the Danish Research... 
Living Nanostructure Cells in Butterfly Wings Help Regulate Temperature; Scientists Hope This Inspires Thermal Use in Human Technologies

Living Nanostructure Cells in Butterfly Wings Help Regulate Temperature; Scientists Hope This Inspires Thermal Use in Human Technologies

Butterflies may be fascinating beacons of springtime but they are more than just fluttering insects.  Researchers say they have identified specialized behaviors and wing scales in these organisms which equate to living... 
The importance of getting enough Vitamin D during the winter months

The importance of getting enough Vitamin D during the winter months

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is made in our skin after it is exposed to the UVB rays in sunlight but is also found in oily fish such as sardines, tuna, mackerel and salmon as well as mushrooms and fortified dairy products.  Vitamin... 
Never refill plastic bottles to use for water bottles

Never refill plastic bottles to use for water bottles

It has long been known that it isn’t the best for our health to use plastic bottles or containers that contain the commonly known chemical BPA or Bisphenol A. BPA was invented almost 120 years ago and has been used to make... 
Curing macular degeneration using natural and artificial vision

Curing macular degeneration using natural and artificial vision

A new study reveals that a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the older population which causes blindness in millions of people could be available soon. Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel... 
Working Too Many Hours Could Increase Hypertension Risk

Working Too Many Hours Could Increase Hypertension Risk

Working several days of long hours, consistently, is not very good for your health.  While that might seem obvious to most of us, a new study set out to establish exactly what health detriments we might expect from such... 
Sleep Quality May Protect You From Cardiovascular Diseases, Study Says

Sleep Quality May Protect You From Cardiovascular Diseases, Study Says

We all commonly understand that sleep is important, but a new study has attempted to define just how much quality of sleep can impact quality of life, mainly in terms of its relationship with cardiovascular disease. In particular,... 
Weight Loss After the Age of 50 Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Weight Loss After the Age of 50 Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

Current US data estimates that 2 out of 3 women are either overweight or obese.  That means, of course, that the majority of women are at a higher risk for certain weight-related health conditions, particularly those... 
White Castle Issues Voluntary Recall of Frozen Burgers Over Listeria Concerns

White Castle Issues Voluntary Recall of Frozen Burgers Over Listeria Concerns

Fast food chain White Castle recently started selling their popular slider style burgers as a frozen food option through national grocery store chains.  This week, though, the company has announced a voluntary recall... 
At-Home Urine Testing Could Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

At-Home Urine Testing Could Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Diagnoses

At home urine tests have been quite revolutionary in a number of ways but the latest development may be one of the most beneficial.  From determining pregnancy and diagnosing certain condition, this would be the first... 
Immunotherapy Could Improve Health Outcomes for Many Prostate Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy Could Improve Health Outcomes for Many Prostate Cancer Patients

New cancer research suggests that immunotherapy could be a new source of hope for men with otherwise “incurable” prostate cancer.  In a new study, UK researchers analyzed data from 258 patients who had tried all other... 
Omega-3 Supplements Can Protect the Heart Without Elevated Prostate Cancer Risk

Omega-3 Supplements Can Protect the Heart Without Elevated Prostate Cancer Risk

Many studies over the years have argued that Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the heart—and soft tissue overall—but it has not been clear if this nutrient carries certain associated risks. For example, a new pair of studies... 
AstraZeneca Study Determines Farxiga Improves Outlook for Heart Failure Patients Without Diabetes

AstraZeneca Study Determines Farxiga Improves Outlook for Heart Failure Patients Without Diabetes

Heart failure patients have something to rejoice, this week, as researchers report that some patients show significant benefits when the diabetes drug dapagliflozin is added to their treatment regimens.  It should noted... 
Kraft Heinz Recalls Breakstone Cottage Cheese Products Over Concerns of Plastic and Metal Contamination

Kraft Heinz Recalls Breakstone Cottage Cheese Products Over Concerns of Plastic and Metal Contamination

The Kraft Heinz Food Company has released a product recall, this week, over concerns that a recent shipment of Breakstone cottage cheese products may be contaminated by red plastic and metal pieces.  The Kraft Heinz voluntary... 
To much screen time linked to lower language skills and literacy development in children

To much screen time linked to lower language skills and literacy development in children

Brain development can be diminished if children spend too much time in front of a screen, whether it be TV, computer or hand-held devices, especially in the areas connected to literacy and language development, according to a... 
Screen Time Can Be Harmful To Young Brain Development, Study Says

Screen Time Can Be Harmful To Young Brain Development, Study Says

A new study out of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggests that spending too much time in front of a screen might diminish brain development for young children, especially when in the areas of the brain... 
Sleep Apnea Found to Increase Retinal Macular Damage in Diabetic Patients

Sleep Apnea Found to Increase Retinal Macular Damage in Diabetic Patients

Diabetic macular edema a complication of the eye that affects the part of the retina that controls sharp vision, which can lead to vision loss. A new study has identified that this conditions appears to occur more often in diabetic... 
Live longer by owning a dog

Live longer by owning a dog

If you are a heart attack or stroke survivor who lives alone, you could end up living longer if you own a dog. A new study recently published in the Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, which is a journal of the... 
Poisoning Attempts With OTC Drugs on the Rise Among Young Girls

Poisoning Attempts With OTC Drugs on the Rise Among Young Girls

An alarming new study—published recently in the medical journal Pediatrics—warns that poison-assisted suicide attempts among teens have dramatically increased over the past ten years. This behavior tends to be attributed more... 
After making kitchen countertops, workers are getting ill or or even dying

After making kitchen countertops, workers are getting ill or or even dying

A very popular material used in making kitchen and bathroom countertops – artificial stone – is being linked to the deaths of workers who cut, grind or polish it. And some workers have ended up with irreversible... 
New FDA Probe Warns of Banned Chemical Found at Astounding Levels in E-Cigarette Liquid

New FDA Probe Warns of Banned Chemical Found at Astounding Levels in E-Cigarette Liquid

Early this week, researchers at Duke University released a study that determined some e-cigarette liquids actually contain a remarkably high level of chemicals that have been banned by the FDA as synthetic food additives. This... 
Supercooling Technique Triples Donor Liver Viability—to 27 Hours—Outside the Body

Supercooling Technique Triples Donor Liver Viability—to 27 Hours—Outside the Body

Scientists are saying they have found a way to triple the amount of time a human liver can be safely stored, giving doctors and transplant recipients far more flexibility in pursuing treatment.   The current method... 
Could Graphene Clothing Help Prevent Mosquito Bites?

Could Graphene Clothing Help Prevent Mosquito Bites?

Graphene may serve as an excellent barrier against mosquitoes, according to a new study. This, of course, has deeper implications as the potential for a remarkably effective tool for preventing the spread of deadly diseases like... 
A new study says you can substantially lower your risk of early death by doing housework

A new study says you can substantially lower your risk of early death by doing housework

Whaaaat? Really. According to a new study just doing light housekeeping such as cooking or washing dishes could potentially lower your risk of early death in a big way. What the researchers from this study are actually... 
Teen’s positive activities disrupted by social media may harm their mental health

Teen’s positive activities disrupted by social media may harm their mental health

Data has previously shown that social media is linked to depression in teenage girls, especially. And a new study shows that it may be a lot more complex than experts thought. The new study was published in the September journal of... 
Widespread Drug Screening Recommended By Expert Panel

Widespread Drug Screening Recommended By Expert Panel

A panel of public health experts wants doctors to start asking every adult patient whether they have engaged in any illicit drug use. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a group of experts who advise the federal government... 
Overdose Deaths Decreased Last Year

Overdose Deaths Decreased Last Year

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of overdose deaths decreased in 2018, the first time in nearly 30 years. From 1990 through 2017, the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. increased... 
Vaccine and Cream Combination Could Reduce Genital Herpes Symptoms Better Than Single Treatment Alone, Says New Animal Study

Vaccine and Cream Combination Could Reduce Genital Herpes Symptoms Better Than Single Treatment Alone, Says New Animal Study

A combination of vaccine and medicated cream that can treat genital herpes breakouts may be on the way.  That is quite a hopeful sign of things to come for those who may have this common condition, but the treatment... 
Apple Releases Results Of Its Dementia Study

Apple Releases Results Of Its Dementia Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) partnered with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and health startup Evidation Health to study whether data collected from its popular devices can help spot the early signs of dementia. The... 
Daily Dark Chocolate Could Help Relieve Symptoms of Clinical Depression

Daily Dark Chocolate Could Help Relieve Symptoms of Clinical Depression

Dr. Sarah Jackson of the University College London Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care explains that this study gives us some evidence that consumption of dark chocolate, in particular, might possess qualities that help... 
Specific Exercises Can Help Those Predisposed To Obesity

Specific Exercises Can Help Those Predisposed To Obesity

People genetically predisposed to becoming obese may be able to keep the weight off by performing certain exercises. A study by Wan-Yu Lin of National Taiwan University and colleagues found that the effects of genetics can be... 
Listeria Identified on Leafy Greens from Whole Foods and Costco

Listeria Identified on Leafy Greens from Whole Foods and Costco

Consumer Reports recently reported on the discovery of listeria among leafy green vegetables from a handful of different grocery store chains across Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.  Specifically, the organization... 
More Young Adults Being Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer

More Young Adults Being Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer

New data from Canada and the U.S. is showing a substantial increase in colorectal cancers among adults in their 20s and 30s. Younger patients were also likely to have advanced cases more often than older patients. The results... 
Are Chili Pepper Lovers At Higher Risk for Cognitive Decline?

Are Chili Pepper Lovers At Higher Risk for Cognitive Decline?

For many years we have heard of the many health benefits of chili peppers but a new study warns that a spicy diet might also be linked with a higher risk for dementia. In this new study, researchers form Qatar, Australia,... 
Once-a-year HIV Drug In Works

Once-a-year HIV Drug In Works

Drug company Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is excited about one of its new HIV drugs: islatravir (pronounced IZ-lah-trah-veer), which until last week was known as EFdA or MK-8591. The reason for the excitement is that islatravir could... 
Machine Learning Algorithm Accurately Diagnoses Pancreatic Cancer

Machine Learning Algorithm Accurately Diagnoses Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic diagnoses have been on the rise over the past several years—maybe a decade or so—and that is largely because it has been overlooked for so long. Indeed, pancreatic cancer patients often die from the condition because... 
Supplements Are Only Helpful in Specific Cases, Study Suggests

Supplements Are Only Helpful in Specific Cases, Study Suggests

Nutritional supplement use has grown over the past decade or so and now more than half of adults in the United States use them to fill in the gaps of their diet.  Unfortunately, new research suggests that most vitamins... 
Blood Test For Alzheimer’s On Horizon

Blood Test For Alzheimer’s On Horizon

A blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has been a long-sought goal for scientists. Now, one may be on the horizon. Promising results have been see in multiple studies... 
Low Fat Dairy Products Can Lower Blood Pressure

Low Fat Dairy Products Can Lower Blood Pressure

Chronic high blood pressure—for an extended amount of time—puts strain in your vital organs and this can eventually lead to a handful of serious health issues. Of course, high blood pressure is easy enough to treat and avoid.  While... 
Reversal Of Hand And Arm Paralysis Accomplished In Australia

Reversal Of Hand And Arm Paralysis Accomplished In Australia

Surgeons in Australia have successfully rewired the nerves inside some paralyzed patients’ bodies to restore movement to their arms and hands. The success was accomplished using nerve transfer surgery, a technique pioneered... 
Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pig-ear Dog Treats

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pig-ear Dog Treats

An outbreak of salmonella has been traced to pig ears sold as dog treats. The outbreak has sickened 45 people, including 12 hospitalizations, in 13 states. Although the investigation is ongoing, the Center for Disease Control... 
Obesity Among US Toddlers In Steady Decline

Obesity Among US Toddlers In Steady Decline

Recent data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that obesity rates, particularly among preschool children, are dropping.  This population has seen obesity rates drop steadily from 16... 
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas

A food safety alert has been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over an outbreak of salmonella linked to fresh papayas imported from Mexico. According to the alert: “Epidemiologic evidence and... 
CDC Expands Recommendations For HPV Vaccine

CDC Expands Recommendations For HPV Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has decided that some people through age 45 could benefit from getting an HPV vaccine. The group also voted unanimously to recommend... 
Executive Order Issued On Health Care Costs

Executive Order Issued On Health Care Costs

An executive order issued by President Donald Trump will give consumers more information about what their health care will cost before they get it. The order calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of the actual prices for common... 
Does the Time of Day You Exercise Matter?

Does the Time of Day You Exercise Matter?

University of Copenhagen researchers say they have learned that exercise may have a different effect on the body depending upon the time of day.  In a new study, the researchers recorded, in mice, that morning exercise... 
Expert Panel Recommends Expanded Use Of PrEP Pills

Expert Panel Recommends Expanded Use Of PrEP Pills

A new recommendation aimed at preventing HIV infections and AIDS has been issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel of experts is recommending that the use of preexposure prophylaxis medications, also known... 
Researchers Proceed Testing on Vaccine to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers Proceed Testing on Vaccine to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite years of research, we still do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. However, this research continues to provide more and more insight into the dementia condition and, as such, a team of researchers from the University... 
Junk Food Has A Definite Link to the Rise in Childhood Food Allergies, Study Says

Junk Food Has A Definite Link to the Rise in Childhood Food Allergies, Study Says

The medical community has long believed that junk food has been a major contributor in the rise of food allergies among children. But while this has been the standing theory, the potential relationship has been quite elusive;...