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Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has stopped growing in the United States but the poorest children or kids aged 10 and older are still at a significant risk, a fresh analysis of National Health Interview Survey data revealed.

Overall, prevalence of asthma among children under... read more

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already started to make new resolution for a new start. Quit smoking is among some of the top ranking New Year resolutions, but it is also known how difficult it is for smokers to quit smoking. Under a new initiative, a UC Davis doctor is motivating... read more

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of premature senility, is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. So far, it has been frustratingly elusive for the scientists to find a drug to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, a... read more

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and recently influential lawmakers have unveiled a House bill that aims to combat the deadly opioid abuse. The legislation will also restrict first-time opioid prescriptions.

According to A. Malia, the new legislation would require the schools to... read more

Twin Birth Rate at All-Time High in United States: CDC Report

According to an annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of twin births in the United States in 2014 reached all-time high. It was found that in 2014 alone there were 33.9 twins per 1,000 births.

The CDC experts said that although the rate of twin birth has... read more

Asthma Rates on Rise among Poorest Kids or Children: Study

Researchers through a newly conduced study have shown that childhood asthma rates have although stopped rising among several US age groups, it has been found that the sickness is still common among poorest kids aged 10 and older.

The conclusions were drawn after analysis of National... read more

Flu Season Treading Lightly This Year, says Department of Health

This year’s flu season has gotten off to a much slower start than past some years, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health. By this time last year, there were thousands of people suffering from flu, but this time, flu has treaded lightly.

This year, from the start of flu season to... read more

Precision Weight Loss Program with specific advice could be more effective for weight loss

Weight reduction programs work differently for different people. However, soon weight loss techniques will be formulated depending upon the genetics of the person, according to a new study. This revolutionary step will assist obese people in achieving their desired weight. According to health... read more

Researchers find liver hormone that regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers claimed to have found the hormone that works through the brain’s reward system to weaken cravings for sweets and alcohol.

The hormone, Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), is induced in the body by tremendously cold temperatures, abrupt changes... read more

Brazilians urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito-borne Zika virus

Urging citizens to take precautions to avoid deadly mosquito-borne disease known as Zika, Brazilian health authorities have advised that people, particularly pregnant women, should stay inside during the country’s upcoming holiday season to avoid mosquito bites.

The Brazilian Ministry of... read more

Regular blood pressure medicine recommended for patients with high heart disease risk

People at high risk of heart attack or stroke should be recommended regular dosage of blood pressure lowering medication, according to a new report published in journal The Lancet. Medical experts related to the current research said that keeping blood pressure within the prescribed limits can... read more

Online tool to allow public and policymakers to explore financial burden that scores of costly drugs place on Medicare program

On Monday, Federal health officials came up with an online tool using which public and policymakers will be able to explore the financial burden the Medicare program and the seniors of the nation face because of scores of highly expense drugs

The ‘dashboard’ is quite interactive as it... read more

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Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has... Read More

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already... Read More

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of... Read More

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and... Read More

Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

In an announcement made on December 22, cable giant... Read More