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Virginia Doctor Charged With Fraud Over Unnecessary Procedures

Virginia Doctor Charged With Fraud Over Unnecessary Procedures

A Virginia doctor has landed in jail after being accused of performing unnecessary procedures on his patients. Javaid Perwaiz, a 69-year-old obstetrician and gynecologist, has been charged with one count of health care fraud and... 
Poor Sleep Connected To Increased Risks To Heart Health

Poor Sleep Connected To Increased Risks To Heart Health

A new study out of China appears to show that people who have trouble sleeping are more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke or develop heart disease. The researchers found that those who displayed symptoms of insomnia were... 
ACA Health Plan Rates Drop For Second Year Straight

ACA Health Plan Rates Drop For Second Year Straight

The cost of health insurance sold through the Affordable Care Act’s federal marketplace will drop again next year for the second year straight. The average price for the most common type of health insurance plan sold on HealthCare.gov... 
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Contamination Concerns

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Contamination Concerns

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is voluntarily recalling its talc-based baby powder products after traces of asbestos were found in sample testing. According to a statement from the company, the recall is limited to one lot... 
Scientists Develop New Way To Administer Insulin

Scientists Develop New Way To Administer Insulin

The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working with scientists from Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, have developed a new way to administer insulin or other protein drugs that cannot be taken... 
Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily expanding the recall of its blood pressure medication over concerns the tablets contain small amounts of a cancer-causing... 
Drinking Tea Connected To Better Brain Health

Drinking Tea Connected To Better Brain Health

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have found a new link between drinking tea and brain benefits. The team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Essex and University of Cambridge, suggests... 
Death In Oregon Linked To Vaping Illness

Death In Oregon Linked To Vaping Illness

A person in Oregon has died from a severe lung illness after vaping. According to Dr. Ann Thomas, a pediatrician and public health physician who is leading Oregon’s incident management team, the person died in July after being... 
Alternate-day Fasting Shows Surprising Health Benefits

Alternate-day Fasting Shows Surprising Health Benefits

A recent study looking into alternate-day fasting (ADF) in healthy people has found a number of health benefits associated with the practice. According to the results of the study, strict alternate-day fasting could be a valid... 
Oklahoma Wins $572 Million Judgement Against Johnson & Johnson

Oklahoma Wins $572 Million Judgement Against Johnson & Johnson

A judge in Oklahoma has issued a ruling against Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) in case over its role in the current opioid epidemic and has ordered it to pay the state $572 million. The decision, handed down by Judge Thad Balkman... 
MDMA Examined As Potential Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

MDMA Examined As Potential Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

The drug MDMA, better known as party drug Ecstasy, is being examined by researchers as a possible treatment for alcohol addiction. A Phase I clinical trial for MDMA-assisted therapy as a treatment for alcohol use disorder... 
Even 25 Cups of Coffee Per Day is Safe For Your Heart, Study Finds

Even 25 Cups of Coffee Per Day is Safe For Your Heart, Study Finds

Coffee continues to be the most widely-consumed drink in the world; and not-for-nothing it is actually pretty good for you. Studies persist to show that drinking a cup of coffee or two, every day, can have some health benefits.   On... 
E-Cigarette Flavors Could Increase Cardiovascular Risks

E-Cigarette Flavors Could Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Researchers out of the Stanford University School of Medicine have announced, this week, that studies now show e-cigarettes can damage human blood vessel.  More importantly, the study suggests a potential increase in... 
A Higher Risk of Heart-Related Death Is Significantly Linked to Skipping Breakfast

A Higher Risk of Heart-Related Death Is Significantly Linked to Skipping Breakfast

A recent study revealed that there may be a link between your risk of dying earlier from heart related deaths or stroke-related death and skipping breakfast. This study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... 
Experts Advise When To Worry About Snoring

Experts Advise When To Worry About Snoring

It is estimated that around 40 percent of adults in the United States snore; and it appears to affect men more often than women. While its proliferation within the population might imply that it is normal—and despite the... 
American Children Do Not Drink Enough Water, Study Warns

American Children Do Not Drink Enough Water, Study Warns

Water is important but a new study warns that children are not drinking enough of it.  Instead, they are opting for more dangerous sugary drinks like sodas and even energy drinks.  And a new study warns that...