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Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

Excess Body Fat Linked with Smaller Brain Size in New Study

A new study out of the United Kingdom has found that those who have a little extra body fat—especially around the belly—may also have a smaller brain size. More importantly, the study suggests that this could put some folks... 
Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Johnson & Johnson And Apple Launching Stroke Risk Study

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is partnering with Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit to study whether the latest Apple Watch and an app from the pharmaceutical company can be used to prevent strokes.... 
Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak Is Over, CDC Says

The E. coli outbreak scare is over! “This outbreak appears to be over,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Apparently people were becoming ill as early as October from an outbreak... 
Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly Plans To Acquire Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to acquire Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) in a deal valued at about $8 billion. The deal would be the biggest acquisition in the drugmaker’s 143-year history. According to... 
Is Irish Dirt the New Super Antibiotic?

Is Irish Dirt the New Super Antibiotic?

Drug-resistant bacteria has been a major concern—and a growing one—over the past several years. And while medical researchers have been working on truly exciting bio-engineered remedies, fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria... 
Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

Judge Stays Affordable Care Act Ruling

A federal judge has issued a stay on his decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor oversaw a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... 
Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

Ebola-exposed American Doctor Transported To U.S.

An American doctor who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been transported from the Democratic Republic of Congo to a Nebraska medical center. According to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College... 
FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

FDA Issues Warning Over Risks Associated with Stem Cell Treatments After A Dozen Patients Contract Bacterial Infections

Health officials in the United States warned, last week, of an outbreak of bacterial infections related to injections of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood. So far, at least a dozen patients have been reported in Arizona,... 
Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

Hospitals Preparing Federally-mandated Public Price Lists

A federal law that takes effect on January 1 requires hospitals to publish online price lists for all the medical services they provide. The provision, called the Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, was announced back in April.... 
The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

The FDA Warns To Wash Your Avocados Before Cutting Into Them

According to a new report from the United States Food and Drug Administration, you should definitely wash an avocado before you eat it. Of course, you don’t eat the rind of an avocado but the report details that the skin of this... 
Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Mild Aerobic Exercise for Six Months Improves Cognitive Health

Science has made tremendous progress in Alzheimer’s research and the more we learn about this particular condition the more we learn about age-related cognitive decline as a whole. And a new study says that simply adding aerobic... 
GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline And Pfizer Join Forces On Consumer Health

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has announced that it will be forming a new joint venture with Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) consumer health division. Under the terms of the deal, GSK and Pfizer would combine their consumer health businesses,... 
NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

NIH Study Officially Warns About Irreversible Effects of Screen Time on the Adolescent Brain

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published the results of a groundbreaking new study regarding screen time and the adolescent brain.  Alas, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study confirms what many... 
Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

Canadian Task Force Reform Empowering Mammography Guidelines

The most recent guidelines for breast cancer screening are intended to provide women more opportunity to voice their health care concerns and make more informed health care decisions.  This matrix of rules are better at taking into... 
CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

CDC Confirms Invasive—and Dangerous—Asian Longhorned Tick in Nine States

In a recent press release, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a widespread threat: the Asian longhorned tick.  The presence of this insect has now been confirmed in nine states across the US.  These... 
Could a Current HIV Medication Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Patients?

Could a Current HIV Medication Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease Patients?

Scientists have recently made a major breakthrough in the world of Alzheimer’s disease treatment research.  Apparently, an existing HIV medication might make for an effective treatment for dementia. A new study from researchers...