Worrying vaping habit continues to rise, even as American cigarette-smoker numbers hit all-time low
Worrying vaping habit continues to rise, even as American cigarette-smoker numbers hit all-time low

During 2017-2018, e-cigarette use went up from 2.8% to 3.2%, a reversal of the decline seen during 2014-2017.

Sexual satisfaction in women plummets during early menopause: Study
Sexual satisfaction in women plummets during early menopause: Study

The menopausal transition, sometimes called perimenopause, can begin several years ahead of menopause and preventive treatments could be beneficial.

World Prematurity Day: Preterm birth rate worsens in US for fourth consecutive year in 2018; 1 in 10 infants born prematurely
World Prematurity Day: Preterm birth rate worsens in US for fourth consecutive year in 2018; 1 in 10 infants born prematurely

Of the 15 million infants who are born before 37 weeks every year, nearly 9 million are left with lifelong harm to the brain.

Lasik eye surgery must be stopped says former FDA advisor, claims at least 17 people have committed suicide from the pain
Lasik eye surgery must be stopped says former FDA advisor, claims at least 17 people have committed suicide from the pain

At least 17 people have committed suicide after years of pain from Lasik, says Dr Morris Waxler.

Nearly 35,000 Americans die every year from serious antibiotic-resistant infections, with over 2.8 million cases reported
Nearly 35,000 Americans die every year from serious antibiotic-resistant infections, with over 2.8 million cases reported

New CDC data shows while the burden of antibiotic-resistance threats in the US is greater than initially understood, deaths are decreasing since the previous estimates in 2013.

Viagra could help prevent emergency C-sections and cut labor time by half,  suggests study
Viagra could help prevent emergency C-sections and cut labor time by half, suggests study

An active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug can open up the pelvic blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the placenta and improving oxygen supply to the baby, researchers say

People who can't read and write are three times likely to develop dementia, says study
People who can't read and write are three times likely to develop dementia, says study

The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in US is projected to grow to 13.9 million, nearly 3.3% of the population in 2060–417 million people, says CDC.

Sepsis can kill, but a new test  will help doctors plan timely interventions
Sepsis can kill, but a new test will help doctors plan timely interventions

A major public health concern, sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection; Without timely treatment, it leads to tissue damage, organ failure, and death

America's opioid crisis: States that penalize pregnant women for drug abuse see more newborns with withdrawal issues
America's opioid crisis: States that penalize pregnant women for drug abuse see more newborns with withdrawal issues

The researchers recommend adopting approaches that focus on prevention to decrease the impact of the opioid crisis on mothers and their infants.

Vaping crisis: 17-year-old US boy undergoes double lung transplantation as e-cigarettes damage both his lungs
Vaping crisis: 17-year-old US boy undergoes double lung transplantation as e-cigarettes damage both his lungs

The boy, who is a former athlete, is doing well, says the medical team, adding that recovery will be an intense process and could take months

2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey: More than 50 percent of LGBTQs find it difficult to access quality healthcare in the South
2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey: More than 50 percent of LGBTQs find it difficult to access quality healthcare in the South

A study conducted with 5,600 community respondents from the southern states of the country has brought forth the struggles that LGBTQ members of society face when it comes to getting quality healthcare.

Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure
Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure

Doctors say trigger likely to be immune response to chemical in e-cigarette fluid.

West Nile virus can be stopped at level of insects by using insulin to boosts their immune response, study shows
West Nile virus can be stopped at level of insects by using insulin to boosts their immune response, study shows

Mosquitoes are the most common insect vector for West Nile virus, dengue virus, and Zika virus; Currently, there are no treatments or effective vaccines against these viruses

Anti-inflammatory steroid drugs may increase diabetes risk after just a week of treatment, study
Anti-inflammatory steroid drugs may increase diabetes risk after just a week of treatment, study

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as prednisolone help people deal with allergy, asthma, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Battle against Dengue fever: Scientists claim they can now predict the next outbreak up to 4 months in advance
Battle against Dengue fever: Scientists claim they can now predict the next outbreak up to 4 months in advance

There is currently no definitive treatment, so prevention is critical in reducing the number of people affected. Hence, if scientists are able to predict an epidemic, healthcare providers would be better positioned to prevent and control it

Can you get an STD from a toilet seat? No, but that's what 1 in 3 Americans believe
Can you get an STD from a toilet seat? No, but that's what 1 in 3 Americans believe

The findings, based on a survey of 2,000 sexually active Americans, reveals that people are misinformed about health

Vaping health crisis: CDC identifies vitamin E acetate as cause behind lung injury outbreaks in US, calls it a 'breakthrough'
Vaping health crisis: CDC identifies vitamin E acetate as cause behind lung injury outbreaks in US, calls it a 'breakthrough'

Experts found the compound in lung fluids from all the 29 tested patients. So far, 2,051 confirmed and probable US lung injury cases and 39 deaths have been associated with vaping.

Stool containing drug-resistant E. coli bacteria killed 73-year-old man, doctors say after first death from fecal transplant
Stool containing drug-resistant E. coli bacteria killed 73-year-old man, doctors say after first death from fecal transplant

Referred to as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), this is an emerging therapy to treat a type of infection called Clostridium difficile in patients who do not respond to traditional treatments

Opioid addicted patient has electrodes implanted in brain to curb cravings in first such clinical trial in US
Opioid addicted patient has electrodes implanted in brain to curb cravings in first such clinical trial in US

The first patient—a 33-year-old hotel worker named Gerod Buckhalter—had trouble remaining sober for more than four months since the age of 15

Suicide rate among US youngsters rises 55% in a decade, but it's difficult to pinpoint risk factors: Study
Suicide rate among US youngsters rises 55% in a decade, but it's difficult to pinpoint risk factors: Study

Suicide rate in the 10-24 age-group have increased from 6.8 per 100,000 persons in 2007 to 10.6 in 2017, says the CDC analysis.

Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades
Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

The first two cases of the new strain emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1983 and 1990, and the third sample showed up in Congo in 2001

Cleveland researchers develop calculator to predict health risks for those with diabetes, obesity
Cleveland researchers develop calculator to predict health risks for those with diabetes, obesity

This calculator can help both physicians and patients quantify the risks and benefits of weight-loss surgery and make informed decisions.

Chronic diseases pose significant risk during pregnancy, and affect one in three women
Chronic diseases pose significant risk during pregnancy, and affect one in three women

Less than 8% of these women with conditions such as heart diseases, breast cancer, epilepsy, high blood pressure, and diabetes, use the most effective forms of birth control, shows analysis

Early skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after cesarean delivery could have potential risks, says study
Early skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after cesarean delivery could have potential risks, says study

Early skin contact is promoted to improve delivery experience and success of breastfeeding.

Nebraska woman finds parasitic cattle worms in her eyes after running through swarm of flies
Nebraska woman finds parasitic cattle worms in her eyes after running through swarm of flies

Living in the vicinity of cattle or running face-first into a swarm of flies in a rural area could put people at risk of contracting the parasite, says the report

Normal body weight can hide a type of serious eating disorder in teens and young adults
Normal body weight can hide a type of serious eating disorder in teens and young adults

Patients who suffer from atypical anorexia nervosa are just as ill, medically and psychologically, as those with classic anorexia nervosa, even though their weight is in the normal range

Rise in sexually transmitted diseases sees Americans turn to social media seeking diagnoses from strangers
Rise in sexually transmitted diseases sees Americans turn to social media seeking diagnoses from strangers

Analysis shows that 20% of crowd-diagnosis requests were made after already getting a diagnosis from the doctor

Vaping crisis: One in four high school students in US used electronic cigarettes this year, says study
Vaping crisis: One in four high school students in US used electronic cigarettes this year, says study

Researchers say since 2014, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.

New statistics show that 1 in 8 Americans die of heart failure, with most deaths in people above 65
New statistics show that 1 in 8 Americans die of heart failure, with most deaths in people above 65

Heart failure grew by 10 million between 2011 and 2017 and is projected to increase by another 22 million by 2030, the study finds.

Infants who receive warmth and sensitivity from mothers are less prone to obesity, says new study
Infants who receive warmth and sensitivity from mothers are less prone to obesity, says new study

More than 36% of the children at 7 years old, who did not receive attention from their mothers, were found to have obesity, which is nearly double the national childhood obesity rate of 18.5%

Watching TV or playing video games for long periods can lead to poor learning and language skills in children: Study
Watching TV or playing video games for long periods can lead to poor learning and language skills in children: Study

Longer screen time, say researchers, hampers brain development in children; they recommend that parents must limit screen time for children - aged 2 to 5 years - to an hour a day

Your tweets show how lonely you are! New study claims use of certain word clusters could help raise red flags
Your tweets show how lonely you are! New study claims use of certain word clusters could help raise red flags

About 47% of Americans often feel alone, left out and lack meaningful connection with others, shows analysis of Twitter posts

US ramps up Ebola surveillance at major airports to screen travelers; Bahamas goes on high alert against lethal virus
US ramps up Ebola surveillance at major airports to screen travelers; Bahamas goes on high alert against lethal virus

The current outbreak is centered in Africa, which has already witnessed more than 1,800 deaths and over 2,700 infected cases.

Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer, so why do 21.6% of patients get no treatment at all?
Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer, so why do 21.6% of patients get no treatment at all?

An estimated 142,670 persons will die of lung cancer in the US in 2019, making it the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, says a study, which analyzed 441,812 lung cancer patients diagnosed between 2010-14.

Vaping crisis gets worse as death toll reaches  37 and number of people suffering from e-cigarette illnesses climbs to 1,888
Vaping crisis gets worse as death toll reaches 37 and number of people suffering from e-cigarette illnesses climbs to 1,888

The previous CDC estimates in early October put the number of fatalities at 24.

Children exposed to air pollution caused by vehicles are at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia: Study
Children exposed to air pollution caused by vehicles are at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia: Study

Nitrogen dioxide belongs to a group of gaseous air pollutants produced by road traffic and as a by-product of combustion, says the research team

Deadly measles infection destroys immune system in children leaving them vulnerable to host of other infections
Deadly measles infection destroys immune system in children leaving them vulnerable to host of other infections

1,250 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 31 US states, from January 1 to October 3, 2019, according to CDC.

Diagnosing liver damage early could save your life, now researchers have developed a non-invasive method that does just that
Diagnosing liver damage early could save your life, now researchers have developed a non-invasive method that does just that

The new compound was also able to assess the severity or stage of liver damage without the need for biopsy, an invasive procedure, which involves the surgical removal of liver tissue

Common pain-relief drug acetaminophen increases risk of autism and ADHD when taken during pregnancy, says study
Common pain-relief drug acetaminophen increases risk of autism and ADHD when taken during pregnancy, says study

The drug—acetaminophen—is used by more than 65% of women in the US and 50% in Europe during pregnancy, according to estimates

Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is preventing Latinos seeking healthcare due to safety concerns, says study
Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is preventing Latinos seeking healthcare due to safety concerns, says study

Deportation of undocumented immigrants became a cornerstone of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, and the White House has maintained a hardline stance since then

New analysis reveals that 1 in 5 repeat trauma injuries in young patients is due to violence
New analysis reveals that 1 in 5 repeat trauma injuries in young patients is due to violence

9.2 million children and teens up to age 19 are treated for non-fatal injuries in emergency rooms and more than 12,000 die every year.

Talking About Mental Health: Narcissism can make people mentally tough, less prone to depression, says study
Talking About Mental Health: Narcissism can make people mentally tough, less prone to depression, says study

Researchers found that grandiose narcissism lowers stress levels and offsets symptoms of depression.

Childhood obesity: Children living close to junk food outlets more likely to be overweight, says New York University study
Childhood obesity: Children living close to junk food outlets more likely to be overweight, says New York University study

Among New York City schoolchildren who live within a half-block of a fast food outlet, 20% are obese and 38% are overweight, shows analysis.

Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and related dementias will nearly double to 13 million in 20 years, says study
Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and related dementias will nearly double to 13 million in 20 years, says study

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the US and costs more than cancer and heart disease.

Aspirin, other anti-inflammatory drugs may help alleviate depression symptoms, says study
Aspirin, other anti-inflammatory drugs may help alleviate depression symptoms, says study

Antidepressants may help only about one-third of patients with major depressive disorder

Little evidence to support idea that medical cannabis can treat, improve mental health disorders, say experts
Little evidence to support idea that medical cannabis can treat, improve mental health disorders, say experts

The analysis examined the impact of medicinal cannabinoids on six mental health disorders. But there is a notable absence of high-quality evidence to properly assess its effectiveness and safety.

Vaping Crisis: Teens using flavored e-cigarettes more prone to addiction as staggering number of young users reported
Vaping Crisis: Teens using flavored e-cigarettes more prone to addiction as staggering number of young users reported

Over 3.6 million children were using e-cigarettes, with fruit, menthol and mint favours gaining popularity.

300 million people suffer from rare diseases worldwide, says study
300 million people suffer from rare diseases worldwide, says study

Analysis of the data revealed that at any given time, 3.5 to 5.9 per cent of the global population suffers from rare diseases.

Antibody targeting variety of flu viruses may be key to 'a truly universal vaccine', says study
Antibody targeting variety of flu viruses may be key to 'a truly universal vaccine', says study

The lack of universal flu vaccines was felt during the 2009 swine-flu pandemic, which claimed the lives of half-a-million people worldwide.