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Smallpox Vaccine: Man Passes Infection To Sex Partner

smallpox vaccine -- related rash can be sexually transmitted to partner

An unnamed victim who received a smallpox vaccine passed a mild but annoying rash to his 24-year-old San Diego sex partner — and then the second man passed on the infection to a third. Steven Reinberg for Medical Xpress reported that the third man was impacted seriously enough to require treatment in a hospital before… Read more »

Animals Help Autism Spectrum Disorder: New Evidence

animals help autism

There’s new evidence that animals help autistic children. A team of researchers led by Marguerite E. O’Haire in Australia studied children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a new study described by Sarah Glynn at Medical News Today. The researchers observed 114 children, who were between the ages of 5 and 13, when… Read more »

Sugar Consumption Has Been Found To Be Toxic

Sugar Consumption Causes Diabetes

Put down that soda: It may very well be killing you. Increased sugar consumption, especially all those tasty sodas, have been found to increase the risk of diabetes, according to a new study. A study published in the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with higher rates of diabetes by using “econometric models… Read more »

5 Major Mental Illnesses Found To Share Common DNA [Study]

Share Common DNA

Five major mental illnesses have been discovered to share common DNA, according to new research funded by the National Institute on Mental Health. The study represents the most significant genetic examination of mental disorders to date. Conducted by an international team of researchers, the findings indicate that five of the most common psychiatric illnesses share… Read more »

CRE Superbug Spreading, Can Stay In Body For More Than One Year

rare superbug spreading

An increase in cases of the CRE superbug, a rare and sometimes fatal bacteria, has caused US health officials to issue renewed warnings for healthcare providers in an effort to prevent further contamination among patients. Certain strains of CRE, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are resistant to nearly every type of antibiotic. New research suggests that CRE can… Read more »

HIV May Inhibit Fear Recognition In Infected Individuals, Study Finds

HIV cognitive damage

People with HIV may have inhibited fear recognition ability, a new study has found, and are less likely to become fearful in situations where uninfected individuals may find themselves frightened or afraid. The study on HIV and fear was published in the open-access journal BMC Psychology and seems to expand upon previous discoveries regarding the… Read more »

Advanced Stage Breast Cancer May Be Rising Among Young Women [Study]

Advanced Stage Breast Cancer May Be Rising Among Young Women

Recent research has disclosed metastatic breast cancer risks are increasing for women under the age of 40. The Journal of the American Medical Association published study found advanced cases of the disease have increased by 1.37 occurrences per 100,000 women between 25 to 34 years of age over the analyzed 34 years, jumping from 1.53… Read more »

Massachusetts Sends Parents ‘Hey, Your Kids Are Fat’ Letters

Childhood obesity

“Hey parents. Quick reminder: Your kids are fat.” That’s basically the gist of letters sent to Massachusetts families by the Department of Public Health, and boy are they causing an uproar. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has upset countless parents and children by requiring schools to calculate the body mass index (BMI) of students… Read more »

Lack Of Sleep Messing With Your Genes, Immunity

lack of sleep genes

A lack of sleep is one of the more miserable chronic issues of life, and, while scientists have discovered a host of issues connected with poor sleep (such as obesity and shorter life span), research has revealed more pitfalls for which a sleep-deprived populace is at risk. A new study on lack of sleep and… Read more »

Fibromyalgia Drugs Only Effective For 22 Percent

Common Medication Not Effective Treating Fibromyalgia

Research has revealed that fibromyalgia drugs are only effective for 22 percent of patients. Twenty-one percent of patients taking medication for the debilitating syndrome have to stop due to unwanted side effects. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome, most common in women, that is thought to cause long-term symptoms of pain and tenderness in soft tissues. Patients… Read more »

Bird Flu: Concerns About Airborne Version Of The Virus Spark Controversy

H5N1 pandemic

Bird flu concerns surrounding an airborne version of the disease being created via ongoing research continue to spark controversy. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the ban on avian flu research was just recently lifted. Concerns that advanced research on the “highly transmissible” H5N1 virus could inadvertently create an airborne version of bird flu continue… Read more »

FDA Approves Advanced Breast Cancer Drug Kadcyla

Breast Cancer drug Approved Kadcyla

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the use of an advanced breast cancer drug that targets tumor cells. The drug Kadcyla is produced by Roche. Kadcyla combines the popular breast cancer drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy drug. The drug then uses a third chemical to link those two drugs together…. Read more »

Morning-After Pill Is Not An Abortion, According To Science

Plan B abortion

Is the morning-after pill an abortion? Studies say no. Birth control is center stage in the national discussion these days due to the fight between the Obama administration and religious groups over new health rules that require contraception coverage for female employees. But the fight has less to do with birth control and more to… Read more »