Researchers Question The Safety of Blood Thinner Pradaxa


A new study claims the makers of the blood thinner Pradaxa withheld information about the product which could have prevented bleeding complications among the millions of Americans using it. German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim makes the drug. The company claims they did not withhold important safety information. Researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Institute for […]

Researchers Suggest MERS Might Be Transmitted Through the Air


Scientists are now under the impression that MERS might be an airborne virus. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus first appeared in 2012. Since that time, laboratories have confirmed 832 cases. MERS has baffled many health experts as to how it is transmitted. Researchers from King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia examined three […]

New Study Claims Acetaminophen Isn’t Helping with Low Back Pain


A new study on the popular painkiller acetaminophen claims the drug isn’t helping with low back pain relief. The data claims taking acetaminophen is no more effective than just letting the pain naturally go away with time. The study was published in the Lancet. It took 1,643 patients who used acetaminophen for low back pain […]

New Research Suggests Schizophrenia Cure Requires More Than One Treatment Option


Hundreds of scientists across the globe have unearthed 128 genes associated with schizophrenia. The new findings after ten years of research suggest that a cure for the mental disorder might not be so cut and dry. The data alludes that schizophrenia would require more than just one treatment option. Today, most doctors prescribe medicines that […]

Fruit Recall Announced Over Concerns of Listeria Contamination


Wawona Packing Co. is recalling pluots, nectarines, plums and peaches from its Culter, California warehouses from June 1 to July 12. The fruits were sold at Costco, Trader Joe’s Kroger and Walmart stores. The company believes the fruits might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium can lead to Listeriosis. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever […]

New Study Finds 3-D Mammograms Might Detect More Dangerous Cancers


A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed 3-D mammography could help detect more dangerous cancers compared to traditional digital mammograms. Also referred to as digital breast tomosynthesis, 3-D mammography works by creating a 3-D reconstruction of breast tissue. The study also concluded that by using both digital and 3-D mammography […]

Fertility Clinics Implore New Techniques to Find the Healthiest Embryo


Fertility clinics are now using chromosomal testing to select the healthiest embryo. Many are now testing given embryos for chromosomal abnormalities while selecting the one that is the most healthy to be transferred to the uterus. In the past, embryos have been selected merely by looking at its shape under a microscope. Clinics are now […]