Health 5 August '16
One in 200 pregnant women at risk of miscarriage or delivering their babies early undergo cervical stitch procedures. The study found that the thread used in majority of these procedures is thicker, which stimulates the growth of bacteria in the cervix.
Body 4 August '16
The CDC confirmed the South Carolina resident's infection after conducting lab tests.
Body 15 July '16
Prince Harry underwent the simple one-minute HIV test procedure, which involves pricking a finger for a drop of blood. The HIV virus can be acquired from an infected person's semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk, and blood.
Technology 13 July '16
Perhaps what sets the LUKE bionic arm from other prosthetic limbs out there is its mind-control and intuitive functions. The bionic arm can be controlled using the mind through the electrodes placed on the amputated limb.
Body 7 July '16
Underage drinking poses serious implications to young people's health. Parents can prevent this by providing a warm and supportive environment to their children and by undertaking parenting programs.
Body 6 July '16
Phoenix, Arizona's Nicholas Cornelius flu-like symptoms after acquiring West Nile from a mosquito bite. According to Cornelius, he felt the "most excruciating pain" and it's both the physical and mental kind.
Body 5 July '16
Parents from Utah are blaming the ineffectiveness of FluMist for the death of their eight-year-old daughter Mackenzie Coyne. The child died from influenza hours after she was diagnosed by doctors.
Health 4 July '16
Babies with a good bedtime routine are less likely to be overweight at age one. The research team also advised parents to let their babies cry themselves to sleep if they woke up during the night instead of feeding them.
School 1 July '16
Isolated employees in the workplace have higher risks of committing suicide. Occupation-related stress and demands also contribute to the problem, as well as low-income and work-home imbalance.
Behavior 28 June '16
More teenagers in the U.S. are attempting suicide due to several factors like family problems, substance abuse and bullying. This is why experts are ramping up screening programs to identify those who are at-risk.
Body 27 June '16
A team of researchers in Colombia has recently found that the assumed link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in actually nonexistent.
Body 26 June '16
Four of the nine meningococcal disease patients involved gay or bisexual men, and one had died from the infection. People who have HIV have higher risks of acquiring meningococcal disease.
Health/Nutrition 25 June '16
Pregnant mothers may be unconsciously giving autism to the growing child in their womb by eating a high-fat diet. Experts found that high-fat meals lower the production of the gut's beneficial microbiome, which promotes social behavior among humans.
Travel 20 June '16
Though there's no local transmission of the virus in the U.S. yet, parents fear that their kids going to summer camps will be vulnerable against Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Camp administrators, however, claim that they will fight mosquito populations this summer.
Health 20 June '16
Antibiotics and c-sections may be preventing babies from developing healthy intestinal bacteria. Gut bacteria helps digest food and is connected with obesity, autoimmune disorders and heart and mental problems.
Health 17 June '16
If you got infected with the Zika virus during the third trimester of your pregnancy, chances are you wouldn't have a baby with microcephaly. Other birth defects associated with Zika, however, are still possible.
Health 13 June '16
The public has been already warned about the effects of Zika virus on pregnant women and their unborn babies. But its effects on toddlers has not been comprehensively detailed.
Medicine 22 April '16
Illinois health officials recently announced 10 new cases of infection from Elizabethkingia. This rare bacterial illness was first found in Wisconsin.
Health/Nutrition 10 April '16
Sleep-deprived teens are highly susceptible to injuries because of risky behaviours.
Food 21 March '16
CDC has long since recommended against the consumption of raw milk.