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Russian Hackers Leak Confidential Medical Files of U.S. Olympic Athletes

September 14, 2016 4:21 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 23595
On Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that a Russian cyber-espionage group hacked WADA’s database and published online the confidential medical files of four American athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic Games. Among those affected by the Russian hack were tennis star sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams, world-renowned U.S. gymnast Simone Biles,… View Article

New Study Reveals the Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Research More Than 50 Years Ago

September 13, 2016 5:45 pm  | Comments: 6 | Views: 15513
New research reveals that the sugar industry funded studies in the early 1960s that downplayed sugar’s critical role in heart disease, while instead placing the blame on fats. This is the latest example of  food and beverage makers attempting to shape public understanding of nutrition, with this recent revelation proving that a dangerous and erroneous cornerstone of… View Article

A new study finds that your coffee habits may be genetic

August 30, 2016 3:04 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10412
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption, suggesting that DNA may influence how much coffee someone drinks. In the study, which was published August 25 in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers asked more than 1,200 people in Italy how much coffee they drank a day and… View Article

Apple Continues to Expand into Digital Health Tracking with Gliimpse Acquisition

August 28, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 21199
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article

Source Reveals Mislabeled Pills Found at Prince’s Estate Contained Fentanyl

August 24, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7981
Some of the pills seized from Prince’s Paisley Park estate shortly after his death in April were mislabeled as hydrocodone, but actually contained fentanyl — the drug responsible for the singer’s death — according to a source close to the investigation. The official, who spoke to the Associated Press on Sunday on the condition the they… View Article

Mylan Raises Cost of Potentially Life-Saving EpiPen By 500 Percent

August 23, 2016 2:19 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 10907
The cost of saving you or your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. Doctors and patients say that pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the price of its EpiPen – a portable injectable shot filled the medicine that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — by over 480 percent since purchasing the pen in… View Article

NHS’s ‘Missing Type’ Campaign Urges Blood Donations

August 19, 2016 4:50 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15696
Why Major Global Companies Are Dropping A, B And O From Their Logos This week, NHS Blood and Transplant and London-based PR agency Engine Group launched the #MissingType campaign, in which the three letters that signify the main blood types — A, B and O — are disappearing from familiar landmarks and major brands. Running… View Article

Cupping: The Latest Trend for U.S. Olympic Athletes

August 10, 2016 4:26 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8483
Viewers watching the Olympics this past week may have spotted unusual pepperoni-like bruises on several U.S. athletes, including U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and U.S. gymnast Alex Naddour. The deep-purple circles are signs of an ancient Chinese healing technique used to relieve pain called “cupping.” Although the therapy has mostly been used in Middle Eastern and Asian… View Article

Funding from ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to New Genetic Discovery

July 27, 2016 9:58 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 7369
The ALS Association has discovered 3 new genes that will help identify new treatment The Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser for ALS research that went viral in 2014 and raised over $220 million, announced earlier this week that the funding has allowed scientists to identify a common gene that contributes to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis… View Article

Apple Encourages Organ Donation on New iPhone Update

July 5, 2016 9:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13187
Users will be able to register to become an organ donor through iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software, which is expected to be released this fall Apple announced on Tuesday that the upcoming iPhone iOS 10 software update will allow users to sign up as organ donors via their smartphone. In… View Article

Anthrax At U.S. Air Force Base In South Korea; 22 Possibly Exposed

June 2, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1843
After the Pentagon said Wednesday that an Army laboratory inadvertently distributed live samples of anthrax, a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea said that 22 personnel “may have been exposed.” “Twenty-two personnel may have been exposed during the training event and all personnel were provided appropriate medical precautionary measures to include examinations, antibiotics and… View Article

Your Breakfast Cereal Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

May 28, 2015 2:28 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3051
If you love having cereals, have some more, as a study has found proof that consuming more dietary fibre helps reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The authors evaluated the associations between total fibre as well as fibre from cereal, fruit, and vegetable sources, and new-onset type 2 diabetes in a large European cohort… View Article