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Here's Why You Feel More Hungry After You Lose Weight

After losing a large amount of weight, most people experience an increased feeling of hunger and this was previously thought to be entirely psychological. However, a recent study proved there are physical mechanisms working behind.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Gerber Chooses Toddler With Down Syndrome To Be Its 2018 Spokesbaby

Lucas Warren, the new face of baby food company Gerber, is about to change how the world views disabilities. All he needs to do is flash his charming smile.

Public Health February 10, 2018

Special UV Light May Kill Flu Viruses And Prevent Spread Of Diseases In Public Places

The Far-UVC light can kill airborne pathogens in public places without causing damage to skin tissues. What makes it better than vaccine when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases?

Public Health February 10, 2018

Millions Of Mosquitoes Released In Miami: Here's Why This Is A Good Thing

Millions of mosquitoes were released in South Miami's Brewers Park. The mosquitoes, however, are special, as they are bred in a laboratory to carry the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria, which will help control the insect's population.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Murder-Suicide Case Linked To New Mother's Postpartum Depression?

A Missouri family was found dead in their home in an apparent case of murder-suicide. Could a pregnancy-related mood disorder possibly be to blame for the tragedy?

Public Health February 9, 2018

Last Piece Of Fatberg Now Being Displayed In London Museum

The last remaining chunk of the 130-ton fatberg found in the sewers of London is now being displayed at the Museum of London. It clogged sewers and was made up of oil, sanitary wipes, and trash.

Public Health February 8, 2018

Fake Doctor Arrested After Allegedly Infecting Dozens Of People With HIV In India

A fake doctor in India infected dozens of people with HIV by using the same syringe on multiple patients. He was arrested by the authorities and is set to face several charges in court.

Public Health February 8, 2018

More Than Skin Deep: Acne May Increase Risk For Major Depression

People with acne are at greater risk of suffering from major depression compared with those without the skin condition. Experts have advice on how to deal with the emotional effects of acne.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Woman May Have Eaten Tail Of Dead Lizard Found In Store-Bought Lettuce

A woman in Maine initially thought that the thing in her fork was a slice of avocado. She later realized it was a tailless dead lizard, and she isn't sure if she has ingested the animal's tail.

Public Health February 7, 2018

Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioid, FDA Issues Public Warning

The Food and Drug Administration warned the public against using the herbal supplement Kratom because of its addictive properties. The unregulated supplement, which is used to treat pain, anxiety and drug dependence, is linked to 44 deaths.

Public Health February 7, 2018

1 In 20 US Kids May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Up to one in 20 children in the United States may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which is caused by prenatal drinking. What is the safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy?

Public Health February 7, 2018

Donald Trump Goes After UK Health Service, Prime Minister Fights Back

President Donald Trump's love of using Twitter to attack political opponents is well-known. While throwing his latest attack at the Democrats, he went after the UK Health Service and Prime Minister Theresa May wasn't having it.

Public Health February 6, 2018

Nursing Homes Still Administer Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs To Dementia Patients

Antipsychotic drugs may increase risk of death in dementia patients. Why do nursing homes continue to give these medications to their residents including those not diagnosed of conditions these drugs were designed for?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Hot Tea May Increase Risk For Esophageal Cancer In Cigarette Smokers And Alcohol Drinkers

A study involving nearly 500,000 adults in China suggests that smokers and heavy drinkers who drink hot tea regularly may have increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. How can the hot beverage cause the potentially fatal disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Untreated Water In Flint Linked to Outbreak of Severe Pneumonia Legionnaires' Disease

The water crisis in Flint City, Michigan, that led to the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and the death of 12 people was caused by untreated corrosive water. Scientists link the low chlorine level in the water to the Legionella bacteria.

Public Health February 6, 2018

KFD Tick Virus Kills 19 People In India: What Are The Symptoms Of Kyasanur Forest Disease?

Traveling To India? Deadly tick virus KFD has killed 19 people in the country, infecting hundreds. Here are all of the signs and symptoms of Kyasanur Forest disease.

Public Health February 6, 2018

Man Drinks 25 Cans Of Energy Drink In 6 Hours, Wakes Up With Brain Hemorrhage

A 56-year-old man from the United Kingdom once drank 25 cans of Red Bull and Monster energy drinks over a six-hour period. Later that night, he was rushed to the hospital, where he was found to have a brain hemorrhage.

Public Health February 5, 2018

Noise Pollution May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

Exposure to noise was linked to increased risk for irregular heart rhythms and high blood pressure. What is the level of noise that can increase a person's odds for heart disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

13-Year-Old Was Led To Believe He Was Dying Of Cancer, Parents Charged With Child Abuse

A couple was charged with fraud and child abuse after allegedly convincing their young son that he was dying of cancer in order to gather money from donations. Is the father also a victim of fraud?

Public Health February 4, 2018

LOOK: These Twin Toddlers Battling The Flu Comfort Each Other With A Hug

Two young boys battling the flu had a moment of comfort, which was shared to the world thanks to social media. The twins are just two of the many affected by the current flu season.

Public Health February 3, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles Battling Deadly Flu Ahead Of Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles have been hit with the deadly flu ahead of Super Bowl 2018. Coach Doug Pederson, cornerback Ronald Darby, and tackle Tim Jernigan reportedly got sick.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Georgia Teen Initially Tested Negative For Flu, But Dies A Few Days After

Days after testing negative for flu, 15-year-old Georgia teen Kira Molina, died due to liver failure. Her death was a complication of the deadly flu spreading across the country.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Family Blames Tamiflu For 16-year-Old Teen's Suicide

A day after starting his flu treatment, Charlie Harp took his own life. This tragedy happened so suddenly and his family could only think of one culprit behind his strange death.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Vaping Synthetic Cannabinoid Oil Can Be Lethal: Two Marines Dead, Dozens In Hospital

Troops are advised to stay away from vaping and e-cigarettes that may contain synthetic cannabinoid oil. Two soldiers have died, and dozens were hospitalized after vaping products containing synthetic pot oil and other unknown substances

Public Health February 2, 2018

Some People Are Using Diarrhea Meds To Get High, And The FDA Is Concerned

Individuals are abusing loperamide, an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug, by ingesting as much as 400 pills a day. Some patients say it can provide the same high feeling heroin and morphine can.

Public Health February 3, 2018

Dogs More Likely To Bite Emotionally Unstable People, Study Shows

A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.

Public Health February 4, 2018

FDA Shifts Aim At Loperamide Packaging In War Against Opioid Abuse

As part of its efforts to alleviate the opioid epidemic, the FDA imposed new regulations on loperamide packaging. New blister packs should be smaller, with enough dosage only for short-term treatment.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Hives Could Be A New Symptom Of Influenza

When her son came home scratching from school, a Nebraska mom had no idea that her son’s hives were already an indicator of a flu infection. She immediately took to social media to spread this important warning.

Public Health February 1, 2018

California Coffee Shops Should Warn About Cancer Risk From Coffee Chemical, Lawsuit Alleges

California coffee shops could be forced to display warnings that a chemical found in coffee may pose a cancer risk. The chemical is called acrylamide and is created during the process of roasting coffee beans.

Public Health January 31, 2018

Higher Folate Intake Not Harmful: UK Concern Over Fortifying Flour With Folic Acid Unjustified

Researchers reanalyzed the data used by the US Institute of Medicine as the basis for tolerable upper intake level of folate. They found no link between high doses of folic acid and increased risk of neurological damage.

Public Health January 31, 2018

Drug Distributors Flooded Small West Virginia Town With 20.8 Million Opioid Painkillers

In just 10 years, two drug wholesalers has sent more than 20 million painkillers to a town in West Virginia, which only has 2,900 population. Other small towns also received excessive number of prescription painkillers.

Public Health January 31, 2018

Two Men Sent To Prison For Having Enough Fentanyl To Kill Everyone In New York City And New Jersey

Two men were sentenced to prison for possession of heroin and fentanyl, with intent to distribute the drugs. Police seized from them 45 kilograms of fentanyl, which contained over 18 million lethal doses of the powerful opioid.

Public Health January 30, 2018

Nicotine In E-Cigarette Vapors May Cause Cancer, Mouse Study Suggests

Experiments conducted on mice and cultured human cells show that nicotine in e-cigarette vapors may cause changes in the DNA that may elevate cancer risk. Does this mean e-cigarettes can cause cancer in humans?

Public Health January 30, 2018

Couple Get Hookworms In Their Feet On Vacation In The Dominican Republic, Denied Medication In Canada

A Canadian couple acquired hookworms after walking barefoot on a beach in the Dominican Republic. Health Canada denied them the necessary medication, so they had to get it in the United States.

Public Health January 30, 2018

Swatting Mosquitoes Trains Them To Stay Away From You: Other Ways To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Swatting mosquitoes away is one way of teaching them to avoid you, a new research suggests. Here are other recommended ways to avoid getting bitten by these disease-carrying bugs.

Public Health January 29, 2018

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

The current flu season is shaping to be one of the worst according to the CDC. Brace for more weeks of this fierce epidemic that has spread across 49 states and has affected more than 80,000 people.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

Feeling like you might be coming down with the common cold or flu? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between common cold and flu symptoms.

Public Health January 29, 2018

Boy Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Bike Accident: How To Avoid Necrotizing Fasciitis Infection

An 8-year old boy died after bacteria entered his body through a wound. Wounds and blisters can put anyone at risk of contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease and here are some precautions to avoid infection.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Replacing Sedentary Time With 30 Minutes Of Housework Can Benefit Health

A new study highlights the health benefits of everyday activities such as household chores. The study involved measuring the physical activity of over 800 men and women in a span of 15 years.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Second-Hand Plastic Toys Contain Toxic Elements That May Harm Your Child

Toxic elements that can harm children's brain and overall health were found in second-hand plastic toys. Bricks produced by a popular toy maker in the '70s and '80s were among the worst offenders.

Public Health January 27, 2018

8-Year-Old Boy Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Falling Off A Bike

There’s another death from the scary flesh-eating disease. An 8-year-old Oregon boy contracted necrotizing fasciitis and was declared dead within days after crashing his bike.

Public Health January 27, 2018

Smoking Just One Cigarette A Day Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Light smokers and those who smoke occasionally still carry substantial risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. Experts recommend to stop smoking. Does this mean that smoking down is useless?

Public Health January 25, 2018

Extra Body Fat Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk In Women With Normal Weight

Higher body fat level is linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women with normal BMI. How do fat cells influence odds for developing estrogen receptor-positive cancer?

Public Health January 27, 2018

Influenza May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack By Six Times: Study

The influenza virus can cause more than just respiratory symptoms, a Canadian study found. Based on hospital records and flu test results, the infection puts a person at higher risk of having a heart attack.

Public Health January 26, 2018

Philadelphia Officials Approve Safe Injection Sites To Alleviate Opioid Crisis

Philadelphia shook the entire country with its recent announcement. With a rising number of deaths due to opioid addiction, city officials proposed establishment of a facility that offers both clean needles and recovery.

Public Health January 25, 2018

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