Public Health

Women More Likely To Die After A Heart Attack: Study

A new study found that women at higher risk of death after a heart attack than men. The problem lies in the fact that heart attack is perceived to be a male-centric condition.

Public Health January 8, 2018

Coffee, Anyone? This DIY Coffee Enema Is Goop's Latest Detox Recommendation

Colon cleanses have become popular of late, but Goop is taking it one step further. Its at-home coffee enema is the latest recommendation for beauty and wellness.

Public Health January 7, 2018

Common Food Additive May Have Contributed To Deadly Superbug Outbreak

Trehalose is a common food additive considered as 'safe' by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Is it linked to the increase in severity of a superbug epidemic?

Public Health January 6, 2018

Fewer High School Students Engage In Sex: CDC

A new report by CDC said that teenagers today have a later initiation to sex as compared to their counterparts 10 years ago. The survey was based on teens who go to high school.

Public Health January 6, 2018

Here Are The US States With Highest Infant Mortality Rate

The CDC has made a report that gives information about the infant mortality rates in the United States. Find out which states have the highest and lowest infant mortality rates.

Public Health January 5, 2018

Food Safety Experts Advise Consumers To Stop Eating Romaine Lettuce Amid E.coli Outbreak

There have been two deaths and over 50 cases of E.coli reported in the United States and in Canada since the beginning of the outbreak. No official recall has been made but romaine lettuce is seen as the likely culprit.

Public Health January 4, 2018

Rise Of Perfectionism Among Millennials May Lead To Depression, Eating Disorders

Researchers who looked at the data of 40,000 college students found that perfectionism is rising among millennials. Besides depression, here are other unwanted effects of perfectionism on young people.

Public Health January 4, 2018

Silicon Valley’s Raw Water Trend Is Dangerous And Stupid: Expert

Silicon Valley was hooked by another health craze called raw water. Live Water, the company that markets the product, claimed it is the key to balancing good gut bacteria.

Public Health January 4, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Plateaus In US Kids After 20 Years

New data showed that prevalence of ASD leveled off among American children and teenagers for the first time in decades. Which ethnicity could be more prone to the disease?

Public Health January 3, 2018

Drones Deliver Blood In Rwanda, Slashing Shipment Times And Saving Lives

Silicon Valley-based Zipline partnered with the health ministry of Rwanda to enable 'Uber for Blood.' The service has delivered over 5,500 units of blood over the past year, reducing shipment times to 30 minutes and saving lives in the process.

Public Health January 3, 2018

Doctor Accused Of Reusing One-Use Anal Catheters On Multiple Patients

A doctor is temporarily suspended after allegedly reusing one-use anal catheters on several patients. His office performed 82 procedures over a period of 11 months but only used five catheters over that period.

Public Health December 30, 2017

CRISPR And Deafness: Gene-Editing Tool Prevents Hearing Loss In Mice

Scientists recently cured mice with progressive hearing loss using a new genetic engineering technique. What is the CRISPR-Cas9 and how could it cure deafness?

Public Health December 30, 2017

Several Claire’s Makeup Products Pulled After Testing Positive For Asbestos

A concerned parent sent a makeup kit she gave to her child for testing, and the results said it contained asbestos. She tested 17 more from the same brand, and was devastated to find out that they all contained asbestos.

Public Health December 29, 2017

Video Game Addiction To Be Recognized As Mental Disorder: Here's What To Do If You Think You Have It

The World Health Organization will soon classify video game addiction as a mental health condition. Here is how to determine if you have gaming disorder and what you should do next if you think you have it.

Public Health December 27, 2017

Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Japan Mysteriously Spreading: Over 500 People Infected This Year

A potentially fatal flesh-eating bacteria is mysteriously spreading in Japan, with more than 500 people infected this year. The number of cases this year is the highest since 1999.

Public Health December 27, 2017

Man Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Wife's Cancer Death, Urges Women To Take Smear Test

Elliot Lowe shared the heartbreaking story of his wife's death from cervical cancer to urge women to undergo cervical cancer screening. What is a smear test and how does it help early cancer detection?

Public Health December 24, 2017

Cholera Outbreak In Yemen Hits 1 Million: Why Can't The Epidemic Be Stopped?

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which started in October 2016, has now infected over 1 million people. Modern medicine is capable of curing patients infected with the disease, but certain factors have made it difficult to stop the epidemic.

Public Health December 23, 2017

'Pill Mill': Doctor Indicted For Distributing 2.7 Million Opioids, Causing Five Overdose Deaths

A doctor has been indicted by the federal government for operating a "pill mill." He allegedly distributed millions of opioids, which led to five overdose deaths.

Public Health December 22, 2017

North Carolina Sues Pharmaceutical Company Insys Over Opioid Scheme

North Carolina has sued pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc., accusing it of an illegal opioid scheme. Insys allegedly bribed doctors to prescribe cancer medicine Subsys, and tricked insurers into covering it.

Public Health December 22, 2017

Model Who Lost A Leg To TSS From A Tampon Could Lose Her Other Leg Too: What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Lauren Wasser, the model who lost a leg after getting TSS from tampons, is now about to lose her other leg as well. The model wants to raise awareness about TSS and the potential risks of using tampons.

Public Health December 21, 2017

US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

A surge in opioid deaths is dropping the life expectancy rate in the United States. Know why the trend is a matter of concern for the nation.

Public Health December 21, 2017

Underactive Thyroid Could Be To Blame Why Some Women Find It Difficult To Get Pregnant

Underactive thyroid gland could be the reason behind the unexplained infertility of some women having difficulty getting pregnant or carrying their pregnancy to term. What are some of the symptoms of this condition?

Public Health December 20, 2017

FDA To Crack Down On Dangerous Homeopathic Drugs: Here's Why You Should Avoid The Alternative Remedies

The United States Food and Drug Administration will take a closer look at the homeopathic drugs in the market from now on. Homeopathic medicines are based on an 18th century idea that has since been invalidated by numerous modern studies.

Public Health December 20, 2017

Model Stands Back Up After Losing Her Leg Due To Toxic Shock Syndrome From Tampon

A 28-year-old model is standing back up after a nearly fatal bout with Toxic Shock Syndrome. The infection, which was caused by a tampon, made her lose her leg, but she is now an advocate for women's health.

Public Health December 18, 2017

California Wants You To Stay Away From Your Cellphone Due To Health Risks

The California Department of Public Health warned people against long-term cellphone exposure and issued new guidance on how to avoid the negative health effects. Will you stay away from your mobile phone?

Public Health December 17, 2017

1 In 6 UK Parents Let Teens Drink Alcohol

New research finds that 17 percent of UK parents let their early adolescent children to consume alcohol. Experts see the need to re-educate parents on the potential dangers of drinking.

Public Health December 16, 2017

The Zika Virus' Effects On Babies As They Grow Up Are Heartbreaking

Scientists are just starting to find out the heartbreaking effects of the Zika virus on babies that were born infected with it. The babies, followed in a study by the CDC, are facing significant developmental difficulties.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Main Ingredient In Medical Marijuana Not Toxic Or Addicting: WHO Report

A WHO report states that CBD, one of the main compounds in the cannabis plant, as non-addictive and non-toxic. As such, a more comprehensive review of cannabis is expected to be made in May 2018.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Fertility Doctor Who Inseminated Patients With Own Sperm Won't Face Jail Time

DNA tests revealed that a fertility specialist donated his own sperm to inseminate his clients. Though it is not illegal in Indiana, he lied to investigators and donated sperm more than what he stated to clients.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Teens Like Pot And Vaping, But Opioid Misuse Hits Historic Low: Study

A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Pregnant Women Who Live Near Fracking Sites More Likely To Have Underweight Babies

Researchers have found that women who live near fracking sites are more likely to give birth to children with low birth weights. This is the latest evidence in the harmful effects caused by fracking.

Public Health December 15, 2017

British Surgeon Signed His Initials On Patients' Livers With Argon Beam

A 53-year-old surgeon from Birmingham, United Kingdom admitted to signing his initials on the livers of two patients. To brand the internal organs, he used an argon beam, which is a tool for stopping livers from bleeding.

Public Health December 14, 2017

These Are The Healthiest And Least Healthy States In America

America's Health Rankings has released the 2017 Annual Report for the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the country. Find out which state has been ranked the healthiest in the nation.

Public Health December 13, 2017

Burger King Employee Deserves Recognition For Helping Customer With Diabetes: Here's What Happened

Rebecca Boening, suffering from diabetes, one day realized that her blood sugar had dropped to dangerous levels. She ordered food from a Burger King drive-thru, where an employee went above and beyond the call of duty to help her.

Public Health December 13, 2017

Indonesia Launches Vaccination Campaign To Fight Diphtheria Outbreak

Indonesia has started a campaign to vaccinate 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria. There has been an outbreak of the bacterial infection in the nation since the beginning of the year.

Public Health December 11, 2017

The Philippines Allegedly Ignored Expert Advice Before Rolling Out Controversial Dengue Vaccine Program

The Department of Health of the Philippines allegedly ignored experts' recommendations on the rollout of the controversial Dengvaxia immunization program. Instead of the vaccine protecting children against the dengue virus, the recipients now carry greater risk.

Public Health December 11, 2017

Norovirus Outbreak Plagues Dozens Of North Carolina State University Students: Watch Out For These Symptoms

North Carolina State University has been hit with a nasty norovirus outbreak, affecting approximately 60 students. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

Public Health December 9, 2017

Fat Squirrel Caught Stealing Gourmet Chocolate From New Jersey House

An obese squirrel recently hoodwinked a family in New Jersey. The plump rodent not only stole from the holiday treats the family had placed outside their house, but also picked up the choicest of treats.

Public Health December 8, 2017

Woman Got Crescent Eye Damage After 'Great American Eclipse': Case Report

A woman from New York incurred a crescent-shaped eye damage after watching the total solar eclipse last August. Her left eye suffers from solar retinopathy, a rare injury often reported after an eclipse.

Public Health December 8, 2017

Hormone Contraceptives Linked To Higher Risk For Breast Cancer

Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?

Public Health December 7, 2017

Montana Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue Over Its Contribution To The Opioid Crisis

Pharma Purdue, the drugmaker behind OxyContin, marketed its medication so aggressively that it contributed to the opioid crisis. That’s according to a new lawsuit by the state of Montana.

Public Health December 6, 2017

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked To Higher Risk For Esophageal Cancer

Oral bacteria linked to gum disease were found to be associated with higher risk for esophageal cancer. Researchers also found two types of bacteria in the mouth that may reduce risk of developing esophageal tumor.

Public Health December 4, 2017

Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned?

Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny.

Public Health December 2, 2017

Unconscious Man's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Baffled Doctors: What Was The Right Thing To Do?

Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.

Public Health December 3, 2017

Think Twice Before Going On That Dirty Water Ride: Pennsylvania Man Victimized By Eye-Eating Parasite

Robert Trostle sued Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, claiming that he contracted an eye-eating parasite from the Raging Rapids ride. Trostle is still not cured even after a painful surgery that tried to scrape the parasite off his eye.

Public Health December 1, 2017

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