Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study
Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study

The risk is higher among women who use the frozen embryo transfer method -- the incidence being 44.4 per 100 000 -- which is more than two-fold higher than children born to fertile women

Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people
Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people

About 56% of vaping-related lung injury victims used Dank Vapes, which can be easily found in the black market

Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own
Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own

After the surgery, the man's testosterone levels reached the normal range and his testicles will now carry sperm, say doctors. He can father children — but through in vitro fertilization for now

Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago
Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago

The procedure had replaced the patient's blood DNA with that of his donor. The foreign DNA managed to find its way into the patient's cheeks, lips and semen

Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts
Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts

The CDC predicts that flu activity might peak between December and February, showing a 40% chance of a peak in December, a 30% chance of a peak in January, and a 25% chance of a peak in February.

Major political events such Trump's election and inauguration as president caused massive mood drop among young doctors
Major political events such Trump's election and inauguration as president caused massive mood drop among young doctors

Women experienced more than twice the mood decline as men following both 2016 US election and 2017 presidential inauguration, suggesting that the political discourse surrounding issues of gender and sexism throughout the presidential campaign may have disproportionately affected women.

Air pollution in US could substantially increase risk of death from infections in heart transplant recipients 
Air pollution in US could substantially increase risk of death from infections in heart transplant recipients 

Heart transplant recipients with long-term exposure to air pollution over several years had a 26% greater risk for death due to infection for every 10 microgram per cubic meter increase in PM2.5 levels, says a new study

Restricting eating to a daily 10-hour window could help ward off diabetes and heart disease in people with metabolic disorders
Restricting eating to a daily 10-hour window could help ward off diabetes and heart disease in people with metabolic disorders

The 10-hour time-restricted eating resulted in weight loss, reduced belly fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and more stable blood sugar and insulin levels for participants, shows a clinical study.

Children born by C-section not at increased risk of developing obesity, finds study which debunks notions about such an association
Children born by C-section not at increased risk of developing obesity, finds study which debunks notions about such an association

Based on the analysis, researchers conclude that the method of childbirth does not play a significant role in determining the risk of obesity in the child.

'Pregnancy reversals' as  practised in some US states could lead to profuse bleeding and hemorrhaging, study finds
'Pregnancy reversals' as practised in some US states could lead to profuse bleeding and hemorrhaging, study finds

In states like Kentucky, Nebraska and Oklahoma, doctors are required to tell patients that a treatment of progesterone can help the pregnancy continue after they have taken abortion medication

Scientists work on oral contraceptive capsules as study finds brains in women may shrink with usage of birth control pills
Scientists work on oral contraceptive capsules as study finds brains in women may shrink with usage of birth control pills

Almost half of the pregnancies in the US are unplanned, and about 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 49 use birth control pills. Despite this, about 9% of them become pregnant each year.

Black infants born near police shootings of unarmed African Americans more likely to be born prematurely and have lower birth weight: Study
Black infants born near police shootings of unarmed African Americans more likely to be born prematurely and have lower birth weight: Study

Harvard University sociologist says in utero exposure to police killings of unarmed blacks in the residential environment markedly reduced the health of black infants but not for other groups.

Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs
Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs

The damage to the patient's lungs is caused by a rare lung disease, typically seen in industry metal workers, according to doctors who treated the patient.

1 in 5 adolescents in US are prediabetic, condition goes undetected for years until severe problems show up
1 in 5 adolescents in US are prediabetic, condition goes undetected for years until severe problems show up

The condition, which also affects 1 in 4 young adults, can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Cancer drug could reduce painful periods in women suffering from endometriosis, shows study
Cancer drug could reduce painful periods in women suffering from endometriosis, shows study

Researchers are conducting an early-phase clinical trial to confirm their findings. Currently, women depend on either hormone-based therapy that produces unpleasant side effects or surgery, which results in lesions returning after 5 years, 50% of the time.

Climate change and hot weather prompting early labor  leading to over 25,000 premature births in the US, says study
Climate change and hot weather prompting early labor leading to over 25,000 premature births in the US, says study

Hot spells, which could be a risk factor for early deliveries, puts children born just two or three weeks early at slightly higher risks of respiratory problems, like asthma, later in childhood, say scientists.

New treatment to benefit millions suffering from kidney stones by making it faster and less painful
New treatment to benefit millions suffering from kidney stones by making it faster and less painful

Researchers have discovered a combination of two drugs that help relax the inner lining of the ureter and ease the difficult process of removing kidney stones

Misuse of non-opioid drugs may be linked to increasing suicide attempts among Americans, say researchers
Misuse of non-opioid drugs may be linked to increasing suicide attempts among Americans, say researchers

The researchers recommend that patients must be screened for substance use disorders, mood disorders, and suicidal ideation before being given the drugs

Brain implants that reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease could wipe out some people’s ability to swim, warns study
Brain implants that reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease could wipe out some people’s ability to swim, warns study

Three of the nine people, who were part of the study, turned off their deep brain stimulation devices and were immediately able to swim. Since their other symptoms worsened, they switched on their deep brain stimulation devices again.

Can heartburn medicines increase the risk of stomach infections? New study says so, but not everyone is convinced
Can heartburn medicines increase the risk of stomach infections? New study says so, but not everyone is convinced

The study claims that while reducing the "secretion of acids" in the stomach, these drugs may promote the growth of harmful bacteria, affect the gut microbiome, and weaken the immune system.

Sex Ed School: This YouTube channel teaches kids as young as 9 about masturbation, sexuality and gender
Sex Ed School: This YouTube channel teaches kids as young as 9 about masturbation, sexuality and gender

Sex Ed School, hosted by Nadine Thornhill and Eva Bloom, experts in the field, is a Canadian YouTube channel that has garnered a lot of attention for its innovative approach to sex education.

Kidney failure, skin infections and sepsis now linked to pollution from motor vehicles, wildfires and power plants
Kidney failure, skin infections and sepsis now linked to pollution from motor vehicles, wildfires and power plants

The study also provides concrete evidence to strengthen links between this pollutant and other diseases reported in previous studies: heart and lung diseases, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and diabetes

Fertility rate in the US hits record low with the number of births declining for the fourth straight year
Fertility rate in the US hits record low with the number of births declining for the fourth straight year

While overall birth rate in 2018 for females in the 15-44 age group was down 2% from 2017, the teen birth rate declined 7% from 2017 to 2018 to 17.4 births per 1,000 females aged 15–19

Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes
Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes

Beginning June 1, 2020, the state will limit the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, menthol cigarettes and flavored chewing tobacco to licensed smoking bars, where they may only be smoked on-site

More than two million Americans live without access to running water and basic plumbing, finds report
More than two million Americans live without access to running water and basic plumbing, finds report

According to the new report, the crisis affects communities of color, lower-income people in rural areas and tribal communities among others

Single dose of  ketamine may help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake and fight addiction, reveals study
Single dose of ketamine may help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake and fight addiction, reveals study

The findings could be turned into a helpful treatment for excessive drinking, or potentially for other drug addictions, say scientists

Fertility treatment, not mother's age, increases risk of genetic disorders and rare diseases among babies, says study
Fertility treatment, not mother's age, increases risk of genetic disorders and rare diseases among babies, says study

The study found that fertility treatments caused epigenetic changes associated with Beckwith-Wiedemann, Silver-Russell, and Angelman syndromes in mouse embryos; Surprisingly, the research team says maternal age itself had no such effect

Few brain-boosting supplements sold in the US contain an unapproved drug that could cause serious side-effects such as anxiety and depression: Study
Few brain-boosting supplements sold in the US contain an unapproved drug that could cause serious side-effects such as anxiety and depression: Study

The drug called piracetam is not approved by the FDA due to lack of evidence that it improves brain health; The researchers found in varying amounts in five supplement brands

Brains of obese teens show damage in critical areas that control appetite, emotions and cognitive functions
Brains of obese teens show damage in critical areas that control appetite, emotions and cognitive functions

The findings suggest the disease triggers inflammation in the nervous system that could damage important regions of the brain, say experts.

Heart disease and stroke kill over 1 in 10 cancer patients in US, those with breast, prostate and bladder cancer at much higher risk
Heart disease and stroke kill over 1 in 10 cancer patients in US, those with breast, prostate and bladder cancer at much higher risk

The risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases is two to six times higher in cancer patients than the general population, says a new study, which examined deaths among patients with 28 types of cancer with over 40 years of data.

Life expectancy in US is declining as working-age Americans are dying at higher rates
Life expectancy in US is declining as working-age Americans are dying at higher rates

The deaths have fueled a decline in US life expectancy since 2014, say researchers; their analysis shows compared to the 1990s, working-age adults are now more likely to die before 65 from drug overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicides

Every hour a child is treated in US for injuries from non-powder guns marketed as toys
Every hour a child is treated in US for injuries from non-powder guns marketed as toys

The number of eye injuries from non-powder firearms increased by 50% from 1990 to 2016, with BB guns accounting for most of the injuries.

Post-antibiotic era: Resistance to once life-saving drugs kills 35,000 Americans every year
Post-antibiotic era: Resistance to once life-saving drugs kills 35,000 Americans every year

The improper use of antibiotics by doctors, hospitals, patients, farmers and others in the agricultural sector have aggravated the crisis, say experts

Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions
Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions

According to experts, dose, frequency, treatment intention and mode of administration matter.

Newly introduced flu drug baloxavir contributing to rising threat of antiviral resistance, say health experts
Newly introduced flu drug baloxavir contributing to rising threat of antiviral resistance, say health experts

The rate of emergence of baloxavir-resistant viruses is high and the resistant viruses transmit and cause disease in humans, warns the research team

Taking opioids to manage pain could lead to addiction and chronic use among cancer survivors, shows study
Taking opioids to manage pain could lead to addiction and chronic use among cancer survivors, shows study

Among the patients, the rate of persistent opioid use was 8.3%, while the rate of opioid abuse or dependence was 2.9% after treatment

Many women feel 'phantom' fetus kicks years after giving birth, says study
Many women feel 'phantom' fetus kicks years after giving birth, says study

According to a survey, around 40% women feel these sensations, averaging 6.8 years following delivery; They could be a risk factor for depression and anxiety in vulnerable women, say experts.

Fish oil supplements might help ADHD children, but only those with omega-3 deficiency, says study
Fish oil supplements might help ADHD children, but only those with omega-3 deficiency, says study

The supplements hurt children with normal levels of omega-3 in their blood: their symptoms worsened, especially impulsivity, says the study

Are today's children least fit? Majority of 11- to 17-year-old students globally are not physically active enough, placing their health at risk
Are today's children least fit? Majority of 11- to 17-year-old students globally are not physically active enough, placing their health at risk

Girls are less active than boys, and this gap has grown between 2001-2016, with the biggest differences seen in the US and Ireland; There have been small reductions in insufficient activity among boys, shows analysis based on data from 146 countries.

Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US
Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US

The state has asked e-cigarette manufacturers to disclose the ingredients used in their products.

Nearly half of US gun violence survivors suffer from PTSD even a decade after being shot, says study
Nearly half of US gun violence survivors suffer from PTSD even a decade after being shot, says study

The effects of gun violence extend beyond the standard outcomes of death and economic burden.

Rare mosquito-borne viral infection that has killed 14 Americans may be linked to climate change
Rare mosquito-borne viral infection that has killed 14 Americans may be linked to climate change

The virus is considered rare in the country, with nearly seven human cases of EEE reported annually. However, this year, the numbers speak a different story

Number of Americans with anal cancer diagnoses and deaths soars despite availability of HPV vaccine
Number of Americans with anal cancer diagnoses and deaths soars despite availability of HPV vaccine

Anal cancer is often neglected and stigmatized, despite high-profile deaths such as actress Farrah Fawcett of 'Charlie's Angels' fame, as well as 'Desperate Housewives' actress Marcia Cross’s revelation about her diagnosis, say experts.

Umbilical cord milking linked to high risk of brain bleeding in preterm infants
Umbilical cord milking linked to high risk of brain bleeding in preterm infants

The term refers to gently squeezing the cord and pushing the contents into a newborn's abdomen before securing or clamping the cord and cutting it

Flu season in full swing with record 30 states affected as doctors urge people to get vaccinated to prevent fatal infection
Flu season in full swing with record 30 states affected as doctors urge people to get vaccinated to prevent fatal infection

The US was hit badly by the flu two years ago, killing 79,000 people. Health experts think it's too early to make an estimate of what the next few months have in store.

'Meth. We're On it': South Dakota's anti-drug ad campaign brutally ridiculed for its baffling motto
'Meth. We're On it': South Dakota's anti-drug ad campaign brutally ridiculed for its baffling motto

Several online users have slammed the campaign message, which suggests that people of South Dakota are 'on meth'.

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins 'safe' and do not cause memory loss, says study
Cholesterol-lowering drug statins 'safe' and do not cause memory loss, says study

The study allays fears of statins adversely affecting memory function or brain health. The researchers also found that in people with risk factors for dementia, statin use slowed down cognitive decline.

Kimchi, yogurt, and other fermented food could trigger migraines, headaches, and food-borne illness
Kimchi, yogurt, and other fermented food could trigger migraines, headaches, and food-borne illness

The popularity of fermented products has skyrocketed in the recent past: the consumption of fermented foods was up a whopping 149% in 2018 alone, according to Upserve, a tech-based restaurant management platform.

Doctors get only 20-30% of lifespan predictions of cancer patients accurate, says study
Doctors get only 20-30% of lifespan predictions of cancer patients accurate, says study

Oncologists are replacing the inaccurate older method of giving patients an average survival time with the three-scenario approach.