Reporter : Jenna Iacurci

Experimental brain cancer drug given green light in Germany

Health/Nutrition  11 March '14

Experimental brain cancer drug given the green light in Germany

An experimental brain cancer drug still in its late clinical stages, developed by Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc., has been given the green light in Germany.

Women offered free birth control do not engage in risky sexual behavior

Health/Nutrition  11 March '14

Women offered free birth control do not engage in risky sexual behavior

Women offered free birth control or other contraception are not more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, says a Washington University study.

New blood test predicts Alzheimer's risk

Health/Nutrition  11 March '14

New blood test predicts risk for Alzheimer's

A new blood test can accurately predict if a person will develop a mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within the next three years, a new study found.

Crime scene

Health/Nutrition  8 March '14

Woman's auto-payments hid her death for six years

An unidentified woman, who paid all her bills from her bank account via auto-payment, was found in her home, presumably six years after her death.

Ke$ha leaves rehab and is 'happy to be back'

Health/Nutrition  8 March '14

Ke$ha leaves rehab and is 'happy to be back'

Ke$ha has left the Chicago-area rehabilitation facility that she entered in early January, and tweeted that she is 'happy to be back!'

Woman gives CPR to 5-month-old nephew on Miami highway, leads to his life-saving diagnosis

Parenting  8 March '14

Woman gives CPR to 5-month-old nephew on Miami highway, leads to his life-saving diagnosis

Pamela Rauseo pulled over last month on the side of a Miami highway to give her 5-month-old nephew CPR, events that now have lead to his life-saving diagnosis.

Pfizer issues nationwide recall of antidepressant

Health/Nutrition  8 March '14

Pfizer issues nationwide recall of antidepressant

Pfizer Inc. has issued a nationwide recall of the antidepressant venlafaxine due to a possible potentially fatal contamination with a heart drug.

Cardinal George's cancer is out of remission

Health/Nutrition  8 March '14

Cardinal George's cancer is out of remission

Cardinal Francis George announced that after a year in remission, his cancer "is beginning to show signs of new activity" and he will undergo a "more aggressive" round of chemotherapy, according to a report from the Catholic New World, a newspaper for the archdiocese of Chicago.

Global warming increases malaria risk in higher-altitude areas

Health/Nutrition  7 March '14

Global warming increases malaria risk in higher-altitude areas

Global warming magnifies the risk for malaria for those living in regions of higher altitudes, a study in the US journal Science said Thursday.

Women with higher vitamin D levels twice as likely to survive breast cancer

Health/Nutrition  7 March '14

Women with higher vitamin D levels twice as likely to survive breast cancer

Women who have higher vitamin D levels, compared to those with lower amounts, are twice as likely to survive breast cancer, new research suggests.

Facebook

Health/Nutrition  7 March '14

Facebook as the enemy: How the social media site can lead to an eating disorder

Frequent Facebook users are more prone to develop an eating disorder a new study shows.

Are e-cigarettes a gateway to traditional cigarette use?

Health/Nutrition  7 March '14

Are e-cigarettes a gateway to using traditional cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are in fact a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes, a recent study says.

Genome scientists tackles age-related diseases

Health/Nutrition  7 March '14

Genome scientist now tackling age-related diseases

U.S. scientist Craig Venter, who succeeded in mapping the human genome in 2000, is now tackling the mystery of age-related diseases.

Health/Nutrition  6 March '14

WHO: Slash your sugar intake in half for even better health effects

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that people slash their sugar intake in half for even better health effects.

Key protein identified that allows lung cancer tumors to survive radiation: study

Health/Nutrition  6 March '14

Key protein identified that allows lung cancer tumors to survive radiation: study

A key protein, named Mcl-1, allows lung cancer tumors to survive radiation and drug treatments, according to a recent study.

New fluorescent probe can assess risk for Parkinson's disease

Health/Nutrition  6 March '14

New fluorescent probe can assess risk for Parkinson's disease

Researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed the first two-photon, small molecule fluorescent probe capable of detecting elevated levels of the Monoamine Oxidase B (MAO-B) enzyme, one characteristic of Parkinson's disease.

Could being angry put you at risk of heart attack?

Health/Nutrition  6 March '14

Could being angry put you at risk of heart attack?

Angry outbursts are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, reports a novel study.

Pregnancy

Health/Nutrition  6 March '14

Testosterone may improve female fertility

Testosterone, administered through a patch or gel on the skin, may improve female fertility, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Expectant mother who eat fruits and veggies may prevent premature births

Parenting  6 March '14

Fruits and veggies may help prevent premature births

Expectant mothers who eat fruits and vegetables may prevent premature births, a recent study indicates.

Experimental HIV prevention drug may be effective

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Experimental HIV prevention drug may be effective

An experimental HIV prevention drug may one day be an effective alternative to daily pills that stymie the risk of contracting HIV, new research shows.

Eating fatty fish protects against cardiovascular diseases

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Fatty fish protects against cardiovascular diseases

Eating more fatty fish increases good cholesterol levels, or large HDL particles, and therefore protects against cardiovascular disease, says a recent study.

Kids eating their fruits and vegetables more thanks to healthier school meal standards

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

Kids eating more fruits and vegetables thanks to healthier school meal standards

Kids are eating more fruits and vegetables thanks to the federally mandated change to school meal health standards in 2012, a new report found.

First national marijuana commercial airs on TV

Health/Nutrition  5 March '14

First national marijuana commercial airs on TV

The first national marijuana commercial aired Monday on Comcast, a major U.S. television network.

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