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Lawsuit alleges St. Ives Apricot Scrub damages skin

Lawsuit alleges St. Ives Apricot Scrub damages skin

St. Ives Apricot Scrub claims to give people softer skin but a recently filed lawsuit alleges that the popular product is “unfit” to be sold as a facial scrub because it can do real harm to the user’s skin.

The lawsuit has been filed by Kaylee Browning and Sarah Basile in the U.S. District Court in California against British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, the parent company of St. Ives.
Browning and Basile claim that the scrub contains crushed walnut shells, which make the product completely unsuitable to be used on face.

Overweight People Face Changes in Dopamine and This Impacts Their Physical Activity Trends: Research

Overweight People Face Changes in Dopamine and This Impacts Their Physical Activity Trends: Research

Most overweight people know that it is not easy to shed that extra weight and a new research has suggested that changes in dopamine could be the reason behind difficulty to get rid of sedentary lifestyle. For people who are overweight, it is difficult to exercise and with changes in brain chemicals, it can be concluded that they face even tougher battle against extra weight. The research was conducted by a team at National Institutes for Health (NIH) and has been published in prominent journal Cell Metabolism.

Exercising Tough for Overweight People Due to Chemical Imbalance: Research

Exercising Tough for Overweight People Due to Chemical Imbalance: Research

Exercising and regular physical activity are considered among the top ways to shed extra weight but physical activity is usually found low among people in overweight and obese categories. A new research conducted by researchers at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) has suggested that a chemical imbalance in brain makes is really difficult for overweight individuals to raise their level of physical activity or exercise. The research team found that diet-induced obesity leads to changes in functioning of brain.

Fight against zika continues

Fight against zika continues

Amid growing cases of zika infection across the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has University of Florida researchers with a $10 million grant to find ways to stop zika-like diseases from becoming widespread in the nation.

University officials confirmed yesterday that the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease’s Gateway Program received the grant from the CDC for leading a new research program focused at stopping diseases like zika.

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Heart attacks spike during Christmas and Holiday Season: American Heart Association

Heart attacks spike during Christmas and Holiday Season: American Heart Association

Heart related death cases in the United States spike every year during the last week of each year and first week of New Year. The American Heart Association has indicated about the spike is heart attacks and heart related death cases in the United States between Christmas Day and January 7. Cardiologists term it as "Christmas Coronary.” As per heart disease experts, the condition is caused mainly due to holiday stressors and bad habits.

Cardinal Health settles suspicious painkiller shipments case

Cardinal Health settles suspicious painkiller shipments case

Cardinal Health Incorporated has agreed to resolve the issue regarding suspicious painkiller shipments case by paying $44 million. The company failed to alert the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regarding the large orders of addictive painkillers.

The company reached a deal with the DEA in 2012. The current settlement with the U.S. Justice Department will resolve the long pending issue for Cardinal Health. The deal covers the claims by authorities in Washington state, Florida, Maryland and New York.

Oklahoma among worst states in terms of health: report

Oklahoma among worst states in terms of health: report

Oklahoma is among the nation’s worst states in terms of health rankings and even preventable diseases are claiming thousands of lives each year, according to the United Health Foundation’s latest report.

The United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings report ranked Oklahoma at No. 46 out of fifty states for its poor health behaviors and outcomes.

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Terry Cline acknowledged that the state is in the grip of a number of health issues, including obesity, drug overdose deaths and premature deaths.

Scalp Cooling Cap Trial for Chemotherapy Patients Registers Success in Reducing Hair Loss

Scalp Cooling Cap Trial for Chemotherapy Patients Registers Success in Reducing Hair Loss

Widely used chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients leaves many side effects. Hair loss associated with chemotherapy sessions is one of the worst visible impacts on patients, other than numerous side effects on long term health. Researchers have been working hard to find ways to reduce hair loss related to chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients. For women, hair loss caused by chemotherapy is considered as a major blow to body image. Last year, the U.S. FDA approved scalp cooling caps for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

E-cigarettes not safe for young people: U.S. Surgeon General warns

E-cigarettes not safe for young people: U.S. Surgeon General warns

Electronic cigarettes can cause health issues and the increasing use of these devices has become a public health threat to America’s youth, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has cautioned.

In his first report on e-cigarettes, the United States’ top health official has almost tripled over the last 5-year period. More than 25 per cent of school students in 6-12 grades and more than 33 per cent of young adults admitted in a survey that they have used e-cigarettes.

Scalp-cooling device cuts hair loss effectively reduces hair loss caused by Chemotherapy

Scalp-cooling device cuts hair loss effectively reduces hair loss caused by chemotherapy

Hair loss after chemotherapy is one of the most traumatic experiences for cancer patients. The impact of chemotherapy on body is long lasting and researchers have been working hard to find treatment options with least side effects. Particularly for women cancer patients, hair loss is a major setback for body image. A research team working with cancer patients has found a scalp-cooling device that can reduce hair loss impact of chemotherapy.

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