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Obese owl too fat to fly put on diet, then release into wild

Obese owl too fat to fly put on diet, then release into wild

Not long ago, representatives from the U.K.’s Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (UKSOS) found and rescued an owl from a ditch earlier this month on January 3, and found that it was unable to lift itself off the ground to fly. Rescuers... 
If you want to sleep better, lose some fat in your tongue

If you want to sleep better, lose some fat in your tongue

Are you suffering from poor sleep every night? You may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it may be because you have a fat tongue! A recent study reveals that if you suffer from OSA, the key reason that you... 
Can Exercise Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

Can Exercise Stop Your Brain from Shrinking

As we head into the new year many people will look to get into better shape. After all, that is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made every year.  And if the latest research has anything to say about it cardiorespiratory... 
Prevent fatal heart attacks and strokes – eat chili peppers!

Prevent fatal heart attacks and strokes – eat chili peppers!

You may not be a lover of spicy, chili flavored foods, but research suggests that you may want to develop a liking for them. According to scientists in Italy, chili peppers drastically cut the mortality rate from heart attacks... 
Auto Plant Closure Linked with Higher Risk for Opioid Overdose Death, New Study Warns

Auto Plant Closure Linked with Higher Risk for Opioid Overdose Death, New Study Warns

When an auto plant closes in the United States it has a greater impact on people and their community then you might think.  A recent study has determined that the closure of an auto manufacturing plant appears to be... 
24 children are dead in Samoa from measles epidemic

24 children are dead in Samoa from measles epidemic

A measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa is worsening with 25 people dying and all but one are children. Samoa’s Director of General Health, Leausa Take Naseri, said in a video statement that they are continuing to... 
Could Hibernation Combat Obesity?

Could Hibernation Combat Obesity?

Hibernation is a natural mechanism of animals who live in the wild that helps them to survive through the oft unforgiving cold of the winter months.  But while this behavior is not something that we often attribute to... 
Most Babies Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Study Warns

Most Babies Eat Too Much Added Sugar, Study Warns

Infants and toddlers get a lot of sugar from baby snacks and fruit juice and a new study warns that maybe they are getting too much sugar.  In fact, the study advises that nearly two-thirds of babies—and approximately... 
Could Astronaut Training Help Cancer Patients?

Could Astronaut Training Help Cancer Patients?

It should come as no surprise that spaceflight wreaks a little havoc on the human anatomy. After all, as Earthly mammals, we are designed to best survive in the conditions provided by our planet.  But human curiosity... 
CDC Report Warns that We May Be In a Post-Antibiotic Era

CDC Report Warns that We May Be In a Post-Antibiotic Era

Every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies from an infection that can no loner be treated by antibiotics.  According to an estimate made in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that... 
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – Deep sleep may help

Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – Deep sleep may help

Past studies have shown that deep sleep is critical to your cardiovascular health and helping with normalizing your blood pressure, but a new study reveals that during deep sleep toxins are also cleared from your brain –... 
For people who are at risk for Alzheimers, lifestyle changes improve cognition

For people who are at risk for Alzheimers, lifestyle changes improve cognition

Personalized lifestyle changes as interventions not only stopped the cognitive decline in people who were diagnosed with Alzheimers but it also increased their thinking and memory skills within approximately 18 month, a new study... 
Three-Drug Combo Is A Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Three-Drug Combo Is A Breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Medical scientists have announced, this week, the discovery of what promises to be a truly breakthrough treatment for people living with cystic fibrosis.  According to a report published in the New England Journal of... 
Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Right Around the Corner

Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Right Around the Corner

Every year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes a deadline recommendation for getting a flu shot.  Obviously, there is no penalty for not getting a flu shot but it does dramatically increase your... 
California Authorizes Limited Over-The-Counter HIV Prevention

California Authorizes Limited Over-The-Counter HIV Prevention

The State of California has made history—again, perhaps—as it has become the first state to offer HIV-prevention drugs without a prescription.   In a statement released on Monday from the office of California... 
Paternal Drinking Six Months Before Conception Linked To Higher Birth Defect Risk

Paternal Drinking Six Months Before Conception Linked To Higher Birth Defect Risk

It is generally common knowledge that anyone hoping to become pregnant should avoid consuming alcohol.  Of course, the majority of this research has focused solely on how alcohol affects the one bearing the children... 
Food Preparation Has Significant Impact on Human Gut Microbiome

Food Preparation Has Significant Impact on Human Gut Microbiome

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated how cooking food alters the microbiome of the animals who consume it. This discovery has many implications, with scientists saying they could optimize this for human microbial health,... 
Dream sleep may prevent information overload on the brain

Dream sleep may prevent information overload on the brain

Researchers have discovered that during rapid eye movement or REM sleep, the brain actively forgets. Their research suggests that this forgetting may be controlled by certain neurons which are found deep within the brain, in the... 
Taking daytime naps a couple times a week may be linked to healthier heart

Taking daytime naps a couple times a week may be linked to healthier heart

Are you in the habit of taking a nap during the day once or twice a week? Well, a recent study has found that doing so may lower your risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease) or strokes. A recent study was conducted to see... 
Mouthwash Cancels Out Blood Pressure-Lowering Benefits of Exercise

Mouthwash Cancels Out Blood Pressure-Lowering Benefits of Exercise

Mouthwash might seem like an innocuous aspect of oral hygiene but a new study warns that it could, sometimes, raise your blood pressure. Or rather, could prevent the blood-pressure-lowering effects of things like exercise.  It... 
Vaping Could Be Just As Bad For Your As Cigarettes

Vaping Could Be Just As Bad For Your As Cigarettes

Vaping has been growing in popularity—and rather quickly—and health experts warn that we are still learning of its long-term health effects.  For example, a new study advises that using a vape pen just one time—and... 
US Panel Recommends Illicut Drug Use Screening for Adults

US Panel Recommends Illicut Drug Use Screening for Adults

New advice from a panel of health experts who analyzed the quality of time physicians spend with patients suggests that primary care visits should include conversations about illicit drug use.   According to a new... 
Tickling yourself to better well-being and slow down aging

Tickling yourself to better well-being and slow down aging

They say laughter makes the blues go away and some health professionals say laughter brings healing to the mind and body. A new study conducted by researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds... 
Preventable Medical Mistakes Result in Harm—Or Death—In Ten Percent of Patients

Preventable Medical Mistakes Result in Harm—Or Death—In Ten Percent of Patients

At least one in ten patients are harmed over the course of their medical care and, more importantly, at least half of these cases result in preventable injury. Among these preventable errors, roughly 12 percent resulted in... 
Could A New Migraine Treatments Stop Them In Their Tracks?

Could A New Migraine Treatments Stop Them In Their Tracks?

Some industry estimates suggest that the migraine headache might be the third most common illness in the world. Unfortunately, despite their frequency, migraine appears to affect women disproportionately—up to three times... 
Adults Born Pre-Term Tend to Have Fewer Romantic and Close Relationships

Adults Born Pre-Term Tend to Have Fewer Romantic and Close Relationships

Adults who were born pre-term (fewer than 37 gestational weeks) are notably less likely to have a fulfilling romantic relationship, sexual partner, and parenting opportunity than those who were born full term. Observing a... 
EEG Could be Read “Hidden Consciousness” in Brain-Injured Patients

EEG Could be Read “Hidden Consciousness” in Brain-Injured Patients

Technology does not just expand on its own, exponentially; sometimes we learn new ways to use technology that give them new purpose. For example, a brand new study reveals that electroencephalography (EEG) might offer some... 
‘Sans Bars’ and the benefits of taking a break from the Booze habit!

‘Sans Bars’ and the benefits of taking a break from the Booze habit!

Many people find themselves packed into a bar on a Saturday night to make that ‘social connection’with a glass of alcohol in their hands. But there’s a growing trend that began few years ago for ‘sans bars’:... 
“Deaths of Despair” On Dramatic Rise in US

“Deaths of Despair” On Dramatic Rise in US

Death rates from suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol abuse in the United States have skyrocketed in recent years, so much that these statistics are at an all –time high.  Examining all 50 states in the Union, a new... 
WHO Study Warns 1 in 25 People, Globally, Has an STI

WHO Study Warns 1 in 25 People, Globally, Has an STI

More than one million new sexually transmitted infections cases are diagnosed across the world every day (among men and women between the ages of 15 and 49). Unfortunately, this figure shows just how little progress global health... 
FDA Approves $2 Million Gene Therapy from Novartis

FDA Approves $2 Million Gene Therapy from Novartis

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy. This somewhat rare condition causes muscle deterioration in infants, which could claim... 
New Discovery in Red Wine Molecule Could Lead to Better Blood Pressure Treatments

New Discovery in Red Wine Molecule Could Lead to Better Blood Pressure Treatments

It has been long known that a compound in red wine—which is actually produced in the skin of grapes—has the capacity to combat many human diseases or conditions.  This compound is known as resveratrol, of course;... 
Apparently, Men Also Have A Biological Clock

Apparently, Men Also Have A Biological Clock

The supposed ticking of a proverbial “biological clock” has long been something attributed to aging women but new science tells us that the very same bell may also toll for men.  A study from researchers at Rutgers... 
Is This the End of AIDS?

Is This the End of AIDS?

The conclusion of a new landmark study could be some of the best long-awaited news in the medical world as a new antiretroviral drug was found to completely suppress HIV infection—so that it does not infect their sexual partner—in... 
Stress Eating Junk Food Leads to More Weight Gain than Junk Food Alone

Stress Eating Junk Food Leads to More Weight Gain than Junk Food Alone

It is not a big secret that a proper diet is a smart strategy for optimal health, but what we continue to learn is that it is not just what we eat—and how much—but also when we eat that can contribute to certain health outcomes.  For... 
CDC Issues Ground Beef Recall Over E. Coli Concerns

CDC Issues Ground Beef Recall Over E. Coli Concerns

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed the week by issuing a food safety alert regarding a surprisingly increasing number of new E. Coli infections linked with ground beef. In total, there... 
Peanut Allergy Immunology Treatments Could Increase Anaphylaxis Risk

Peanut Allergy Immunology Treatments Could Increase Anaphylaxis Risk

Allergies affect only a relatively small percentage of the American population, but for those show suffer, allergies are very serious. Even for those who do not have a fatal-type of allergy, symptoms can be so extreme that they...