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Prolonged Exposure To Air Pollution Triggers Inflammation And Progression Of Cancer Genes

Air pollutant particles like nickel can trigger inflammation and advance the progression of cancer. The study published in Scientific Reports showed the negative effects of harmful air quality in human health.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Authorities Issue Warning Against Loperamide Abuse After Imodium Overdose Kills Man In Illinois

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office issued a public service announcement warning every one of increased excessive consumption of Imodium, with an active ingredient Loperamide. The announcement came in the wake of a 23-year-old man's death from Imodium abuse in Illinois.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Mom Warns About Dangerous Deodorant Challenge That Scarred Daughter

A mom from the United Kingdom warned other parents about the dangerous deodorant challenge that left secondary burns on her daughter’s skin. Her daughter participated in the game while with her playmates in a local playground.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Resurfaces In Congo: Profile Of The World’s Deadliest Virus

Two cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s Ministry of Health is working alongside WHO and other local and international agencies to deploy an emergency response similar to the 2017 outbreak.

Public Health May 9, 2018

In Minnesota, 10 People Are Infected From The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

In Minnesota, there are now 10 confirmed cases of E. coli O157. The victims are mostly women, they live throughout the state, and three of them were hospitalized.

Public Health May 8, 2018

A New Report Shows That Thousands Of Suspected Overdoses In Connecticut Were Due To Opioids

According to new information collected from the Department of Public Health in Connecticut, thousands of suspected overdoses could be related to opioids. The information was gathered from the months of January to April of this year.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: 2 Confirmed Cases And 10 More Suspected

A new ebola outbreak is affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo with two confirmed cases and 10 more suspected. Ebola was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Police Violence Among Top Public Health Issues, Says Study

A study published on the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health website wants to label police violence as a top public health issue. The researchers apparently want the government to improve action in its prevention.

Public Health May 9, 2018

State Department Of Health Suspends License Of Nurse Suspected Of Spreading Hepatitis C

Cora Weberg is reportedly the only nurse at the Good Samaritan Hospital who treated both of the patients who tested positive for hepatitis C. Her license is now suspended.

Public Health May 8, 2018

New Findings Conclude That Eating Eggs Is Generally Healthy Even For Diabetic Persons

A low or high consumption of eggs is found to be safe in generally healthy or diabetic persons. Scientists found that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect in the overall bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Public Health May 8, 2018

Woman's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

Kendra Jackson's runny nose was caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain, which could lead to meningitis if left untreated. How did the doctors plug the source of the CSF leak?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Walmart Restricts Opioid Prescriptions To A 7-Day Supply: Will Other Pharmacies Also Do This?

Walmart and Sam's Club announced plans to restrict opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply in 60 days. It will also use NarxCare, and will require e-prescriptions by 2020.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Companies May Drop Marijuana Screenings In Order To Hire More Employees

According to experts from human resources, more companies are pulling back from pre-screening potential employees. Several in-demand jobs have already begun to drop drug screening tests in order to fill positions.

Public Health May 7, 2018

How A Virus Called HTLV-1 From 1500-Year-Old Mummies Infected 40 Percent Of Adults In Rural Australia

A study has confirmed that the HTLV-1 virus has infected 40 percent of adults in a region in rural Australia. Researchers are trying to determine the reasons behind the spread of it.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Doctors Save Woman Suffering From Severe Peanut Allergy Mid-Flight

During a flight to Cleveland, two doctors came to the rescue of a woman suffering from anaphylactic shock due to peanut allergies. Pilots were forced to land the aircraft for the safety of the passenger.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Obamacare Calorie Count Requirements Take Effect: What To Expect

The calorie count mandate from Obamacare was approved and will take effect next week. Consumers can expect restaurants, supermarkets, theaters, and more to publish the nutrition information of products being offered.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Rise Of Anxiety In US: Poll Reveals What Americans Are Most Worried About

An APA survey concluded that Americans are more anxious today than they were last year. The poll showed that paying bills causes the greatest anxiety, while baby boomers are the most anxious compared to other generations.

Public Health May 8, 2018

Health Experts Push To Prescribe Exercise As Part Of Routine Treatment For Cancer Patients

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia are calling for exercise to be prescribed to people with cancer. What are the benefits of including exercise in routine cancer treatment?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Man Infected With Hepatitis C After ER Visit Files Suit Against MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

One of the patients who had contact with a hepatitis-C infected nurse at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup filed a lawsuit over hospital negligence. The suit was filed after the arrest of the nurse, Cora Weberg.

Public Health May 6, 2018

How A 25-Year-Old Drug For Nerve Pain Called Gabapentin Showed Up In Opioid Overdoses

Gabapentin, a nerve medication that has been around for 25 years, is now being misused by opioid users. The FDA is going to study the drug to find a solution to the crisis.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Woman Had Cockroach Stuck In Ear For 9 Days: Here Is Why Live Insects Could Crawl Into Your Body

Experts said cockroaches in the ear are not unusual because these insects are always looking for food. In the case of a Florida woman, it took nine days before parts of the cockroach’s body were completely removed from her ear.

Public Health May 5, 2018

People Showing No Symptoms Of Dengue Fever Likely The Primary Source Of Infection

Researchers used a mathematical equation to compute the degree by which asymptomatic people contributed to the transmission of the dengue virus. It was previously assumed that people with no symptoms had little impact on the spread of the disease.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Woman Hospitalized Due To Microblading Infection: Other Health Risks Posed By Tattooed Eyebrows

A woman was hospitalized for three days due to an infection linked to eyebrow microblading. What are the other dangers of getting makeup tattoos and other cosmetic procedures?

Public Health May 5, 2018

Dropping Fast Food Can Increase Fertility: Other Ways To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Fly Infestation In Los Angeles VA Hospital Causes Cancellation And Postponement Of Dozens Of Surgeries

A look into the conditions of a VA hospital in California shows that surgeries had to be canceled and postponed due to insect infestation. Some insect traps were located inside of the operating room.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Kroger Supplier Recalls 17 Tons Of Ground Beef Due To Possible Plastic Contaminants

The USDA confirmed that around 17 tons of beef delivered to Kroger distribution centers might be contaminated by hard bits of plastic. The retailer issued a recall for several of its products that were included in the batch delivered by its supplier.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Candidate Scott Hawkins Announces Cancer Diagnosis: What Is The Best Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer?

Alaska Republican contender Scott Hawkins said he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer amid his gubernatorial run. A team of oncologists said they are positive of Hawkins’ full recovery given his good health and tolerance with the treatments.

Public Health May 4, 2018

Nurse Shares Video Of What Really Happens To Lungs Of Smokers

A viral video shows just what can happen to the lungs of a smoker. The charcoal-colored lungs are larger but less elastic and deflates quickly compared to the healthy lungs.

Public Health May 4, 2018

A New Study Claiming Cellphones Were Responsible For The Rise In Brain Tumors In England, Dismissed By Experts

A new study that was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health claimed cell phones were responsible for the rise of brain tumors in England. This study was dismissed by experts for lack of evidence.

Public Health May 3, 2018

More People Affected With Incurable Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites: What Is Alpha-Gal Syndrome?

Lone star ticks can cause meat allergy or alpha-gal syndrome that trigger severe allergic reactions. Experts said there are at least 3,000 cases of the alpha-gal syndrome in the country due to lone star tick bites.

Public Health May 4, 2018

E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Kills 1 In California

Someone has now died because of the E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. 25 states are now affected, and the CDC confirms cases have grown to 121, 52 of which required hospitalization.

Public Health May 4, 2018

FDA Warns About Raw Canadian Oysters Potentially Contaminated With Norovirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection, warned against consumption of potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia.

Public Health May 3, 2018

Tick, Flea, And Mosquito Infections More Than Tripled Since 2004: Here's How To Protect Against Bug Bites

Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.

Public Health May 3, 2018

New App May Help Teens Battle Depression: Could Games Be The Solution?

A new app that was created by a London-based start-up company could help teens battle depression. According to statics, young adults suffer the most from depression, anxiety, and several mood disorders.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Washington Nurse Potentially Exposed Thousands Of Patients To Hepatitis C: Hospital Offers Free Tests And Treatment

A nurse at the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, may have infected 2,600 patients with hepatitis C. The nurse no longer works there, and the hospital is offering free tests to potentially infected patients.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Yearly According To WHO

Data released by the World Health Organization revealed an alarming death toll of 7 million people yearly due to ambient and household air pollution. Meanwhile, WHO also noted that more local governments are monitoring air quality in their respective cities.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Synthetics Kill More People Than Prescription Opioids: What You Should Know About Fentanyl Overdose

The rate of fatalities due to fentanyl, a type of synthetic opioid, is higher compared to deaths due to prescription opioids. Deaths due to fentanyl overdose reached 46 percent in a data analysis published in the journal JAMA.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases Such As Zika And Lyme Surge To ‘Astronomical Levels’

The CDC reported that vector-borne diseases from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have more than tripled since 2004. Experts are investigating the role of climate change in the spread of these diseases.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Synthetic Opioids Are Now The Leading Cause Of Overdose Deaths, Accounting For 45 Percent Of Them

A new study revealed that synthetic opioids account for more overdose deaths than prescription opioids. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is easier and quicker to produce than prescription fentanyl.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Friends From 2 States Diagnosed With Rare Eye Cancer: How To Know If You Are At Risk Of Ocular Melanoma

A rare form of cancer has affected patients who all graduated from Auburn University in Alabama. Physicians said they still have to find the connection between the cases, and they hope that cure will be available in the future.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Diet High In Rice And Pasta Linked To Earlier Menopause

Earlier onset of menopause is linked to cardiovascular disease, low bone density, and osteoporosis. What food was linked to early and later onset of menopause in women?

Public Health May 1, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Allergy Season Worsens Every Year Due To Weather Change: Here Are The Cities That Are Most Affected

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, seasonal allergies have gotten worse because of the weather changes. The AAFA also listed which cities would be the most difficult places to live in during this time of year.

Public Health April 30, 2018

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