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The number of drug resistant cases of gonorrhea have increased in the U.S. in recent years, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency released an official statement earlier this week noting that "the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy."

pokemonGo1-072116.jpg Use of the wildly popular new gaming app Pokemon Go may help people with mental illness feel better, according to a new study from researchers at Media Psychology Research Center in Newport Beach, California. According to the Center's report, users that are otherwise largely sedentary and bound to the indoors may be getting more exercise and social interaction than normal because of the game.

PEGIViolence-072116.jpg Parents should be wary of their children's exposure to violence in the media, according to a new study from researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to the new statement, there is a clear and traceable connection between the amount of violence kids take in from the media and increased aggressive behavior. "With children, actual physical violence is, thankfully, rare."

Pink-ribbon-072116.jpg Women who undergo IVF pregnancy are at no greater risk of contracting breast cancer, according to researchers at Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. The study collected health records from 25,000 women and found no "significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these IVF regimens."

A new experimental drug for postpartum depression quickly eased women's symptoms with no side effects and no remission, according to a preliminary study. Sage Therapeutics reports that 70 percent of women treated with the drug SAGE-547 experienced relief from postpartum depression within 60 hours of starting treatment and saw the benefits of the drug continue for at least 30 days.

duimzuigen-071316.jpg According to a new study, children who indulge in nail-biting or thumb-sucking are less likely to develop allergies later in life. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed parents when their kids were 5, 7, 9 and 11, administered a skin-prick allergy test to the subjects at ages 13 and 32.

WomanRedhead-071316.jpg Genes that are tied to red hair may also be linked to a higher risk of developing skin cancer, a new study says. The study, published in Nature Communications, saw researchers examine tumor DNA sequences collected from more than 400 people. There were 42 percent more mutations linked to sun damage in the tumors of those carrying the red hair gene variant than in those without that DNA.

KrogerRecallsDeluxe-071116.jpg Kroger Co. has recalled Deluxe S'mores Ice Cream, sized 48 oz, citing that the product may contain peanuts residue, a known allergen, which is not listed on the label. The recall was initiated after a Kroger supplier, Grain Craft, indicated a raw ingredient may have become contaminated with low levels of peanut residue.

Farfalle-Pasta-070916.jpg A new study suggests that eating pasta may actually make you thinner and less prone to obesity. The study, published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, was carried out as a part of Italy's Moli-Sani project, a long-term, large-scale study of 25,000 people in the Molise region of south-central Italy, which studies health as affected by both genetics and environment.

pregnant-women-070916.jpg The number of women who smoke while pregnant may be significantly higher than researchers once thought, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Perinatology, featured investigators reviewing the birth records of more than 700 women who gave birth at a single hospital in Ohio between 2014 and 2015.

SunscreenSpray-070916.jpg Nearly one-half of all sunscreen products in the U.S. fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, according to a new study. For the study, published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, researchers reviewed the safety labeling of Amazon's top-reviewed sunscreens, 65 products that accounted for the top one percent of all sunscreens sold by Amazon.com.

A gene test may one day be able to predict the risk for Alzheimer's disease in young adults, a new study suggests. For the study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers calculated a genetic risk score based on whether a person had several high-risk gene mutations. The participants, average age 75, included 166 people with dementia and more than 1,000 people without dementia.

Pharma-070516.jpg French nanomedicine company Nanobiotix SA (NANO.PA) has reported successful results from its phase I/II trial of its lead product, NBTXR3, in head and neck cancer.

OrganDonationAPP-070516.jpg Tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) has teamed up with Donate Life America to push organ donation in the country using the help of the next iOS software update. Apple iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10, the company...

Some cannabinoids, the active ingredients in marijuana, may help remove the brain proteins associated with Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Salk Institute. The researchers focused specifically on the ability of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to remove the toxic chemical amyloid beta from the brain.

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