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Chicken, Egg Producers In US Gearing Up For Tighter Biosecurity Measures And Quarantines To Combat Bird Flu

With a case of Avian Flu being confirmed in Southern Tennessee farm, several chicken and egg producers are beefing up biosecurity measures to combat the disease. Several farms have also been quarantined in a bid to counter bird flu.

Public Health March 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Kids Suffer From Severe Mouth And Throat Burns After Drinking Apple Juice At Buffet Restaurant

Two children who ordered apple juice at a Chinese restaurant serving all-you-can-eat buffet suffered from burn-type injuries. A test revealed the presence of a toxic ingredient in the juice.

Public Health March 7, 2017

Lyme Disease Control: What To Do After A Tick Bite

With Lyme disease concerns growing, it’s important to understand which ticks carry the disease and which areas are more at risk for housing them. Here’s what to do if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a Lyme-infested tick.

Public Health March 7, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Donates Her Milk To Babies In Need After Losing Her Own Child

A woman from Utah decided to donate her breast milk to those in need after her six-week-old child died. The woman already donated over 4,000 ounces.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

Public Health March 9, 2017

Components In Soy Products Slow Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells, New Study Finds

Researchers have discovered that components in dietary soy products are quite beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study suggests that it also lowers the growth rate of breast cancer cells.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Pollution Claims Life Of 1 In 4 Children Every Year, Warn WHO Reports

The WHO has released new reports on child mortality rates linked to environmental pollution. The no. 1 cause of death is polluted air, followed by contaminated water.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Zika Virus: Disease In Canadian Travelers More Common Than Expected

A study was conducted to examine the widespread Zika virus, an infectious mosquito-borne disease. Researchers found that the disease was more common among Canadian travelers than previously expected.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Gene Variants Linked To Fatal Gallbladder Cancer, New Study Finds

A recent study suggests that several gene variants can develop gallbladder cancer in many individuals. The revelation was asserted by comparing the genetic features of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Starting Periods At An Early Age Associated With Diabetes During Pregnancy

Women whose menstrual cycle started at 11 years or less may develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Weight control management may help lower the risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

Public Health March 6, 2017

Bird Flu Strain Detected In Tennessee Farm Under Tyson Foods Contract

A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Public Health March 6, 2017

In Depth: How Sickle Cell Anemia Was Cured With Genetic Engineering, According To Doctors

For the first time, doctors have claimed that sickle cell anemia is curable with gene therapy. Doctors at the Necker Children's Hospital in Paris, who treated a teenager with the blood disorder, claimed complete cure after gene therapy.

Public Health March 5, 2017

CDC Report Highlights Rise In Number Of Children Getting Sick For Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizers make it more convenient to keep bacteria at bay but easy access to the alcohol-based product has also led to a spike in ingestion, which puts children’s health at serious risk.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Pee In Swimming Pools: Can Amount Of Urine Present In Pool Water Make You Sick?

The artificial sweetener ACE helped researchers determine how much pee is present in swimming pools. Are there health hazards to worry about when you swim in pools with urine?

Public Health March 4, 2017

Subway Disputes Canadian Report Alleging Products Are Only 50 Percent Chicken

Subway disputes reports by Canadian TV show 'Marketplace' that its products are only 50 percent chicken. The company executive fired back saying the allegation is '100 percent wrong.'

Public Health March 4, 2017

Oball Rattle: Nearly 700000 Baby Rattles Recalled By Kids II Due To Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has directed that Kids II recall its Oball rattles due to chiking hazards. The plastic disc located outside the ball can break down causing the beads to release, posing a serious threat to young children.

Public Health March 4, 2017

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Recalled As People Hospitalized With E. Coli

The SoyNut Butter Co, has voluntarily issued a recall for the I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter after people were hospitalized due to E. coli. Nearly 12 people, primarily children, have been hospitalized in five U.S. states.

Public Health March 4, 2017

150 Health Advocates Raise Awareness On Kidney Disease In Washington DC Summit

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 90 percent of more than 26 million adults in America are unaware they have kidney disease. For this reason, 150 advocates will convene in Washington D.C. to raise awareness.

Public Health March 5, 2017

MIT Predicts 1,200 Premature Deaths In Europe Due To Excess Emissions From German Cars

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predict that 1,200 people in Europe are likely to die early due to excess emissions from Volkswagen cars sold between 2008 and 2015. These were the cars found to have been installed with 'defeat devices.'

Public Health March 3, 2017

Study Shows Exercise Provides Relief Against Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise has always been good for the health. Now, researchers are saying it’s also more effective at providing patients with relief against cancer-related fatigue compared with medication.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Hearing Loss In Americans Expected To Double By 2060, Reveals New Study

Hearing loss in Americans is anticipated to see a rapid rise by 2060. The condition is expected to double in the next five decades and is caused due to exposure to loud noises.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Shares Story Of Losing Baby After He Accidentally Starved

Jillian Johnson, a mother who decided to breastfeed her son Landon, shares the story of his death after he accidentally starved. 'Breast is best, but follow with the bottle,' she says.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Planned Parenthood Advocates Urge Legislators To Protect Women's Access To Health Care

New York and Washington-based women's health advocates sat down with legislators to share their stories and urge lawmakers to stop the administration's plan to defund Planned Parenthood.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Labiaplasty, Lip Reduction Surgery On The Rise In The US

Lip reduction procedures, labiaplasty, and breast augmentation enjoyed year-on-year growth in cosmetic surgeries in 2016. New figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reflect current plastic surgery trends.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Obamacare: Republicans Keep Draft Of Affordable Care Act Replacement Under Wraps

House GOP leaders were reportedly ready with their new Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill but kept it under wraps. It was made available on Thursday to House Energy and Commerce Committee members and staff for reading only but no one was allowed to have a copy.

Public Health March 2, 2017

Probiotic Combination May Ease Allergy Symptoms: Study

Allergy season is soon to befall us. With that, a new study found that a certain probiotic combination may be effective in alleviating symptoms of mild seasonal allergies.

Public Health March 2, 2017

Other Mosquito Species Could End Up Carrying Zika Virus

The Zika virus has become a major public health concern, especially since studies reveal even more species of mosquitoes than previously thought can transmit the disease. Studies identify 26 additional vector species, seven of which occur in the continental United States.

Public Health March 2, 2017

Colon And Rectal Cancer Rates Up Among Generation X And Millennials: Symptoms, Risk Factors And What To Do

Colorectal cancer incidents in young adults are going up in the United States, according to a new study. Here are the signs, symptoms and other useful information to give you a clearer picture about this disease that claims thousands of lives every year.

Public Health March 2, 2017

Multiple Sclerosis And Coeliac Disease Could Increase Risk Of Dementia In Later Life

Diseases like multiple sclerosis and coeliac disease may increase the risk of suffering from dementia in later life. According to the research, patients with auto immune diseases are at a grater risk of developing memory related disorders.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Nail-Patella Syndrome: New Spotlight On 'No Kneecap' Disorder

The rare genetic disease nail-patella syndrome manifests as a lack of kneecaps, the improper development of nails, and other physical abnormalities. In most cases, the syndrome leads to kidney disease as well.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Why Are Colon And Rectal Cancers Rising Among Young US Adults?

More Gen Xers and millennials are suffering from colon and rectal cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society study. While the rates are climbing steeply among young and middle-aged Americans, they kept dropping among adults 55 years old and above.

Public Health March 1, 2017

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

Experts consider antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to global health. What is it, what causes it, and how can it cast us back to the dark ages of medicine?

Public Health March 6, 2017

Tanning Devices Reponsible For Increasing Number Of Skin Cancer Cases In US, Report Suggests

The use of indoor tanning techniques in U.S. are the leading cause of skin cancer per a new study. Around $343.1 million goes into medical costs to treat skin cancer caused due to tanning devices in U.S.

Public Health February 28, 2017

‘Priority Pathogens’: WHO Sounds Alarm On These 12 Superbugs

The WHO has published its first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens,” which details the 12 superbugs believed to pose the greatest threat to human health. Find out what these drug-resistant bacteria are.

Public Health February 28, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

One-Third Of Eating Disorder Patients Not Referred For Proper Care: Survey

One-third of eating disorders sufferers are not endorsed to a mental health service for treatment when they visit a doctor. This has prompted a UK charity to call for better medical school training in spotting anorexia nervosa and similar conditions.

Public Health February 27, 2017

Trader Joe’s Voluntarily Recalls Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products Due To Potential Glass Content

Trader Joe’s has recently issued a voluntary recall of its Unsweetened Apple Sauce products due to potential glass contamination. Read on for the affected products and what might have led to the presence of glass in the products.

Public Health February 27, 2017

1 In 4 Drug Overdoses In The US Is Related To Heroin

Latest figures from the CDC showed that 25 percent of drug overdoses in the U.S. are related to heroin. What's behind the rising use of this opioid drug in the country?

Public Health February 26, 2017

Fasting-mimicking Diet: Could It Reverse Diabetes?

New research suggests that fasting-mimicking diet managed to reverse diabetes in adult mice. The subjects were able to produce insulin, and their insulin resistance was also reduced after being administered with this diet.

Public Health February 25, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Here's Why Using More Sugar May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Pregnant Women With Genital Herpes Twice As Likely To Have Child With Autism

Pregnant women with genital herpes are at higher risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. The study shows that inflammation during pregnancy may have effect on the developing brain of the fetus.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Experts Say Superbugs Pose Serious Threat To Humans, Animals

EFSA and ECDC in a joint report stated that superbugs are posing an alarming threat to public and animal health in European Union. Superbugs are resistant to multiple antibiotics and evolve with the overuse of medicines.

Public Health February 23, 2017

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