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For the First Time, Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Drops

December 11, 2017 | 1,406 Views
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been collecting data on the use of antibiotics in farm animals since 2009 in an effort to encourage concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to reduce or quit using antibiotics for growth...

Obesity Prevented in Mice Fed High-Fat Diet

December 11, 2017 | 540 Views
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that altering a protein pathway in the fat cell genes of mice can prevent them from gaining weight on a high-fat diet. Scientists said the process prevented the...

Lactalis Baby Milk in Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears

December 11, 2017 | 502 Views
One of the world’s biggest dairy producers, Lactalis, is recalling its baby milk formula due to fears that it may be contaminated with salmonella, BBC reports. The outbreak has been traced to a milk powder factory in northwest France; the...

Consuming Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Childhood

December 11, 2017 | 587 Views
The American Thoracic Society is warning pregnant moms that you may be increasing your baby’s risk of asthma if you drink too many sugary drinks. Likewise, youngsters who consume high amounts of fructose in early childhood are also at risk of...

Bad News for Dads: Babies ‘Should Share Mothers Bed Until Age 3’

December 10, 2017 | 1,349 Views
Despite the fact that many pediatricians advise against co-sleeping with your newborn, a researcher is South Africa begs to differ, the Daily Mail reports. In fact, according to Dr. Nils Bergan at the University of Cape Town, you should keep your...

Viruses Are the Antibiotics of the Future

December 9, 2017 | 852 Views
Russian scientists have found that a virus called a bacteriophage may be the answer to stopping antibiotic-resistant superbugs in their tracks, Motherboard reports. This antibiotic alternative “phage” treatment even works against...

Turn up the Heat This Winter With the Amazing Cayenne Pepper

December 8, 2017 | 3,100 Views
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is attempting to shape the vaccine narrative with increasingly alarmist pronouncements on the 2017-2018 flu season. They released a report claiming that the southern United States has been particularly hard-hit...

Stress in Early Life May Raise Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

December 8, 2017 | 809 Views
The road to a healthy life starts when you are young, according to a News Medical report. They have released a study that shows how traumatic childhood events may lead to high blood pressure and heart disease as an adult. If confirmed, this study...

Restless Sleep May Be an Early Sign of Parkinson’s

December 8, 2017 | 703 Views
A lack of dopamine in the brain caused by restless sleep may be a signal that you’re on the road to developing dementia or Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers at Aarhus University. Rapid eye movement disorder (RBD) is...

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Tells Why

December 8, 2017 | 715 Views
It’s no secret that the United States has nothing to brag about when it comes to maternal and infant mortality. Globally, maternal death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015, but not in the U.S., which ranks so low that it’s...
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