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Study: People are aware of when they die

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Researchers in New York say that after a person dies, their brain is still active. What this means, according to CBS contributors, is that “in many cases they can be aware that they’ve passed away.” The research has been done by a team at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine. They are studying people who have suffered cardiac arrest. Dr. Sam Parnia told Live Science “Technically speaking, that’s how you get the time of death — it’s all based Read more [...]

Scientists engineer proteins that caused obese animals to lose weight and lower cholesterol

As the U.S. obesity rate has galloped toward 40%, doctors, drug designers and dispirited dieters have all wondered the same thing: What if a pill could deliver the benefits of weight-loss surgery, but without the knife?New research brings that hope a notch closer.Scientists from the biotechnology company Amgen Inc. report they have identified and improved upon a naturally occurring protein that brought about significant changes in obese mice and monkeys, including weight Read more [...]

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

xEmbedxShareCLOSE There is now more clarity on the relationship between sugar and cancer according to research by Belgian scientists. Buzz60Belgium scientists say they've discovered a clearer relationship between sugar and cancer.(Photo: Ben Harding, Getty Images/iStockphoto)Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer.Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often Read more [...]

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials in San Francisco are bracing for the liver disease to spread The death toll from California's hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state's governor issued a health state of emergency.More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease Read more [...]

Too much high-intensity exercise can be bad for your heart, study says

There’s such a thing as too much exercise, a new study suggests – at least for middle-aged white men.According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente, white men in particular who exercise at high intensities are 86 per cent more likely to develop plaque buildup in their arteries than those who exercise at low intensities.READ MORE: 8 reasons why weight training is incredibly for your healthThe link was not seen in black men, however.To find this Read more [...]

Your Brain May Continue To Function After Your Death Long Enough For You To Be Aware Of It, Studies Suggest

Here’s some ooky spooky science just in time for Halloween: some studies suggests that our minds still work after we die. Meaning, when we die...we know that we’re dead. Scientifically speaking, this research, which was first published in 2014, says our consciousness may still function for a period of time after our physical body is declared dead. So, in theory, a person could literally hear themselves be pronounced dead by a doctor. (If you need to lie down for a minute, it’s cool.)This study, Read more [...]

Alabama woman’s $72 million award tossed out in talcum powder cancer case

  A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer, saying Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit. The Missouri Eastern District Court's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Fox, 62, of Birmingham, who claimed the baby powder and other Johnson Johnson products that she used for about 25 years contributed to her cancer. She died in 2015, about four months Read more [...]

HPV: Oral Sex Risks Men Need to Know Before Performing Cunnilingus

Men who perform oral sex on women may want to avail themselves of the latest findings about human papillomavirus (HPV). A new study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that the mouths of many men are infected with HPV, often contracted through cunnilingus. To determine just how common HPV is among men, a team of researchers from the University of Florida looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on adults aged 18 to 69. They wanted Read more [...]

Health care state of play: Trump blasts bipartisan deal

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California is struggling with the largest and deadliest hepatitis A outbreak to hit the US in decades

Health officials say a deadly California outbreak of hepatitis A may take a year or more to abate. Gregory Bull/AP Close to 600 people have been affected by the largest Hep A outbreak to hit the US in decades. Hundreds of people in Southern California have been hospitalized; at least 18 have died. State officials are working to contain the spread of the disease by cleaning Read more [...]
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