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Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Are Living Nearly Twice as Long

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.

Plastic Surgery Goes Green With ‘Fat Recycling’

Hair is used to make wigs and old clothes are donated, so what can be done with fat taken out of people's bodies?

Old Wives’ Fertility Treatment Proves to Be Scientific Marvel

New research that studied the effect of flushing blocked fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil was promising for women dealing with infertility due to this issue.

Scientists Reveal New Prostate Cancer Vaccine

After receiving the vaccine, 77 percent of trial patients' tumors stopped growing, and 45 percent of trial patients saw tumor shrinkage.

Robotic Hip Device Works to Prevent Devastating Falls

A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.

Nacho Cheese From Gas Station Causes Botulism Outbreak

A gas station in California's capital city is under investigation for ten cases of botulism from nacho cheese consumption.

Segregated Neighborhoods Increase Heart Attack Risk for Black Americans: Study

These findings are extra relevant because African Americans already are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.

Doctor’s Age May Influence Patient Death

Older physicians are tied to a higher death rate among hospital patients, shows a new study.

Teen Depression May Be Linked to Hippocampus Size

In a study, Mexican-American students with larger hippocampus brain areas had heightened sensitivity to depressive symptoms.

Mussel Secretions May Help Reduce Scars

Researchers created a mussel-based glue that also led to a healthier functioning of skin cells after a wound had healed.

Now Printing: 3D Ovaries That Can Produce Offspring in Mice

With this study, researchers hope to help restore fertility and hormone production in women who have undergone ovarian cancer treatments.

How to Treat the Sexual Disorder That Affects Women of All Ages

It's a condition thats prevalent among women of all ages.

Researchers Get Closer to First Lab-Grown Blood Stem Cells

The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.

Gluten-Free Foods Might Cause Weight Gain

Many gluten-free products found in grocery stores often contain higher levels of fats than their gluten counterparts.

Why Women Apologize So Much and How to Stop

Why are women serial apologizers, and how do we stop saying 'sorry' for unnecessary offenses?

HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study

Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.

10 Sex Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Read about why people prefer coffee over sex, and other surprising sex facts.

Warning: Parasites May Be Wrapped Up in That Sushi Roll

While most cases of ingesting the parasite have been in Japan, people in other countries are also at risk.

4 Beneficial Foods for Breastfeeding

Here are four superfoods that breastfeeding moms may want to add to their diet.

Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health: Study

A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.

Women Are Genetically Predisposed to Developing PTSD

Overall, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD than men.

Inexpensive Drug for Bleeding After Childbirth Proves to Saves Lives

In studying ways to reduce maternal mortality from childbirth hemorrhaging, a group of researchers revisited tranexamic acid, a drug invented in the 1960s by a Japanese woman.

People Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol Act More Drunk

In a study, perceived levels of intoxication increased by 51 percent among participants given a drink also labeled as an energy drink.

Smoking While Pregnant May Not Cause Mental Illness

When the researchers considered other factors that could have contributed to mental illness, the connection between smoking and severe mental illness was no longer strong.

Coffee’s Health Benefits Are Something to Buzz About

Go ahead — have that second cup of coffee.

These 5 Fashion Trends Are Hurting Women’s Bodies

From wearing constricting clothing to carrying a heavy purse, women should rethink these fashion trends for the sake of their health.

How to Work Out on Your Period

Here's what to know about working out during your menstrual cycle.

Avocados Are Causing Serious Hand Injuries

The issue has become so commonplace that doctors in London prepare themselves for a “post-brunch surge” of avocado slicing injuries on Saturday afternoons.

Teen Creates Bra That Detects Breast Cancer

Julian Rios Cantu, an 18-year-old teen from Mexico, was determined to create the cancer-detecting bra, called "Eva," after witnessing his own mother's struggle with breast cancer.

Smartphones Could Help Discharge Emergency Room Patients Faster

On average, patients whose doctors received lab results on a smartphone left the hospital 26 minutes faster than patients whose physicians had to check the hospital’s electronic system.

Cervical Cancer Screening Should Continue Past Age 65

Rates of cervical cancer actually remain at the same level until the age of 85, after which disease incidence begins to drop sharply.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Early Menopause

The study researchers discovered a stark benefit among women who consumed high levels of the essential vitamin.

Here’s Why Talking to Yourself Is Healthy

Despite the associated stigma, talking to ourselves is partially what makes us human.

10 Alternate Birth Control Devices and Methods

Can't remember to take the pill everyday? Here's an overview of alternate birth control devices and methods that may work better for you.

8 Foods Women Should Probably Add to Their Diet

For their nutritional benefits, these eight foods will do a woman's body good.

Simple Steps Women of All Ages Can Do to Take Care of Their Health

From age 20 to 60 and beyond, here are specific health tips that women should stay on top of as they age.

Deadly Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Your Beauty Products

How often do you replace your skin care and makeup products? Here's why you should stick to the expiration dates and avoid using testers in stores.

2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber on Military Life and Mental Health

Vital Updates spoke with Miss USA Deshauna Barber about her lesser known role in the Army Reserves, what it's like to be a woman in the military, and what she thinks of the controversial show "Thirteen Reasons Why."

Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed

You may want to think twice the next time you send your pooch to the doghouse.

Stretching Too Long May Cause More Harm Than Good

Here's why you may not want to hold that stretch for too long.

Cinnamon May Protect Against Damage From High-Fat Diets

Multiple studies have linked cinnamon to diabetes prevention and healthy insulin levels, and there appears to be a biochemical explanation at play.

Wireless Router Senses How You Walk and How Healthy You Are

The device, called WiGait, can monitor and track a person's walking speed and movement without the need for a wearable.

This New Fabric Repels Grease Stains

Good news for pizza lovers — this new nanotech fabric is oil and grease-resistant.

Grandparents Could Be Putting Children’s Health at Risk

A survey of grandparents found that many who help raise their grandchildren aren't up to speed on modern child-rearing practices when it comes to safety standards.

Marijuana May Reverse Brain Aging, Boost Memory: Study

Researchers discovered that regular administration of THC among mice led to a significant reversal in the natural aging process of the brain.

Scientists Have Removed HIV from the Genes of Infected Mice

The researchers had conducted previous experiments on mice using CRISPR/Cas9 but with less impressive results.

His and Her Genes Reveal Key Differences in Our Bodies

The researchers noticed marked differences among some genes based solely on whether the genes were in a man or woman’s body.

Breast Milk Establishes Gut Microbiomes of Babies

The more breast milk the infants received, the more closely their gut’s microbiome resembled their mother’s.

Alternate-Day Fasting May Have Same Results as Counting Calories

Researchers found that alternate-day fasting didn’t make that much of a difference in weight loss compared to people who counted calories.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

Maximizing your results after a workout is easy and delicious with these seven refueling snacks.

Preschoolers With Vision Problems on the Rise in America

More and more children in the U.S. are experiencing eyesight problems but aren't getting the corrective care they need.

Plate Color May Influence How Much You Eat

It turns out that certain plate colors have an impact on our perception of food.

Arthritis Vaccine Could Emerge From Stem Cell Technology

The autoregulation that the stem cells can provide has the possibility to help treat diseases early, before symptoms become serious health issues, the study said.

This Doctor Just Created a Slimming Chocolate

After developing a variety of supplements that help to better your body from the inside out, Dr. Amy Lee and the Nucific brand are combining two ideas that are usually an oxymoron: slimming and chocolate.

Children Learn Equally From Reading Digital and Print Books

Although in a computerized format, digital books show no advantage compared to print books when it comes to children learning from them.

Meditation Could Help Anxiety Sufferers Improve Their Focus

A study found that incorporating just 10 minutes of meditation into one's daily routine could help to greatly reduce wandering thoughts and improve focus.

Child Development May Depend on Age of Father at Conception

While the scientists were focused on the ages of the fathers, the children’s social skills were affected for children with both younger and older fathers.

Researchers Are Developing Machines to Smell How Healthy You Are

Researchers believe scent-based technology holds vast promise in improving health outcomes due to the possibility of early detection.

Worrying May Be Good For Your Health

According to experts, worrying the right amount is better than not worrying at all.

Bullying Tied to Spike in Cosmetic Surgery

The researchers believe the new study holds public health ramifications beyond just the increasing number of teens who go under the knife.

Lefties Are More Likely to Have This Face Shape and Tuberculosis Risk

The association between face shape and tuberculosis susceptibility could be a genetic modification finding its roots in the genes that determine left-handedness, the study said.

Through Tears, Jimmy Kimmel Recounts Newborn Son’s Terrifying Heart Scare

Jimmy Kimmel's son was born with a condition known as tetralogy of Fallot, commonly referred to as having a hole in one’s heart.

Antibiotics Found to Counteract Benefits of Whole Grain Foods

Whole grain foods are great sources of fiber and nutrients for the body, but antibiotics were found to neutralize these benefits.

Why Babies Naturally Have Racial Bias and How to Prevent It

Babies aren't born racist, but a new study reveals their bias towards people of their own race as early as six months of age.

Scientists Can Now See Cancer ‘Glowing’ Within the Body

This research could literally shed light on how cancer moves in the body.

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices Are Often Inaccurate

A study found that home-monitoring systems often failed to record an accurate measurement of blood pressure, which could lead physicians to mistakenly believe a patient’s numbers are better than they appear.

Frog Slime May Protect Against Deadly Flu Strains

The discovery of a peptide in the frog slime is a potentially important one to global public health.

5 Ways to Check Your Body for Skin Cancer

Here are five simple ways to check for melanoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

How to Achieve the 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

While it may sound daunting, a 10-step Korean skincare routine is doable with the right knowledge and products.

Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking

Plainer packaging with upfront warnings has been found to be unappealing to customers.

Stairs Are the New Coffee Break at Work

Feeling that afternoon slump at work? Here's why you may want to put down the coffee and hit the stairs.

Binge Drinking Leads to Dangerous Heart Arrhythmias

German researchers gathered data from 3,000 people at Oktoberfest to study the effects of binge drinking on the heart.

Robot Joins Classroom as Teacher for Autistic Children

Learning social skills from a robot may seem odd, but for children with autism, it can provide a unique experience that is more predictable and engaging.

3 Myths About Healthy Eating From ‘The Plant Paradox’ by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry's new book, "The Plant Paradox," aims to challenge your idea of 'healthy' foods and offer better alternatives for reshaping your diet to focus on gut health.

Salmonella Is No Longer King of Food Poisoning

The bacteria that now outranks salmonella is found naturally in the intestines of chickens, cattle and other animals.

Umbilical Cord Blood May Boost Memory and Learning

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified a specific protein in the plasma of umbilical cord blood that increased cognitive functioning in animal studies.

New Documentary Shows Benefits of Golf for Autistic Children

The documentary, called "Voices From the Outside," showcases how one organization is helping teach autistic children life skills through professional golf lessons.

Diet Soda May Be Linked to Stroke, Dementia

A study found that those who consumed artificially sweetened beverages on a daily basis were about three times as likely to experience a stroke or develop dementia compared to people who consumed diet drinks less frequently.

Social Media Makes Running More Contagious

A new study found that when people see social media posts of their friends running longer distances, running more becomes contagious.

New Artificial Womb May One Day Save Premature Babies  

A newly-tested artificial womb could save babies born extremely prematurely, according to a study published in journal Nature Communications.

This Mom Changed the Way Autistic Children Around the World Play

Dina Kimmel is the dedicated mother behind the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, a place that gives children with autism a fun and safe place to learn and explore.

Too Much Legal Marijuana Is Falling Into the Wrong Hands

A new report shows illegal pot use is up significantly in states with medical marijuana laws, compared to those without them.

3D-Printed Patch Can Heal Hearts

The 3D bioprinting allows for the patch to be a close match to heart tissue structure.

First Malaria Vaccine to Be Administered in Africa

It's vital to run pilot programs in these three countries to see if a malaria vaccine program could become functional.

This Hand-Held Device Treats ‘Suicide Headaches’

The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.

Virtual Reality Could Help Prevent Older People From Falling

Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.

Tapeworm Therapy Helps Boy With Autism

After consuming tapeworms under the supervision of an American physician, a four-year-old boy with autism saw improvements in his behavior and cognitive functioning.

Strawberries Found to Knock Down Breast Cancer in Mice

The scientists' success in animal trials may suggest strawberry extract as a curative remedy for breast cancer, although many more studies would need to be done before extrapolating to humans.

Light Pollution May Be Disrupting How Your Body Functions

A study from Ohio State University found that exposure to light at night not only promotes sleeplessness, but also disrupts immune and endocrine function.

Could This ‘Love Hormone’ Treat Drug Addiction?

Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone, so researchers are studying its effects as a drug addiction treatment.

An Apple a Day Could Keep Diabetes Away

Eating fresh fruit everyday was found to positively impact both diabetes and overall mortality risk.

Baby Boomers Are Seriously Stressed Out: Study

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers were not thought to be much at risk for depression or suicide, but this number has jumped from survey results 10 years ago.

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