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Youth Suicide Rates In Utah Up By 141 Percent: Report

There was a 141 percent jump in suicide rates among Utah youths aged 10 to 17 between the years of 2011 and 2015. Interestingly, 12 percent of suicide victims experienced familial conflicts related to gadget restriction.

Public Health December 1, 2017

More Than Half Of US Children Will Be Obese By Age 35: Here's How To Prevent Weight Problems In Kids

More than 50 percent of teens and children in the United States will be obese by their 35th birthday. What are the factors that contribute to obesity epidemic and how can parents prevent weight problems in kids?

Public Health November 30, 2017

Dog Bone Treats Unsafe: Here Are Other Foods You Shouldn't Feed Your Canine Friend

Processed bone treats could be deadly to your dogs, according to the FDA. At that, here are more unsafe food for dogs you shouldn't give to your pets.

Public Health November 29, 2017

CDC Urges Consumers Who Drank Raw Milk To See A Doctor

If you drank Udder Milk’s raw milk within the last six months, you should go ahead and see a doctor right away. CDC said a woman in New Jersey was found infected with a rare bacteria after she drank contaminated raw milk.

Public Health November 29, 2017

Marriage May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

A recent study suggested that people who have never been married have a higher chance of getting dementia. Widowed people also have a relatively increased risk of developing the mental affliction.

Public Health November 29, 2017

Processed Bone Treats May Kill Your Dog, FDA Warns After 15 Dogs Die

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that processed dog treats may be deadly to dogs. The FDA has received 68 reports of the product causing harm to a total of 90 dogs, with 15 of them being fatal cases.

Public Health November 29, 2017

Light Therapy May Help People Suffering From Bipolar Depression

A new study suggested that bipolar depression can be treated with light therapy. Currently, it is used to treat the seasonal affective disorder.

Public Health November 28, 2017

Vaginal Mesh Operations Should Be Banned: NICE

NICE recommended the ban of a transvaginal mesh implant to treat organ prolapse. The operation reportedly left women in permanent pain, in addition to various health complications.

Public Health November 28, 2017

Can Chronic Wasting Disease Affect Humans? What To Know About This Deer Disease

Chronic wasting disease or CWD has been found in 23 states in the United States and two Canadian provinces. Many people who are unaware of this disease are probably wondering whether it can also affect humans.

Public Health November 28, 2017

'Cigarette Smoking Kills' Is The New Ad Tobacco Companies Run

Tobacco companies have been ordered to stop the lies and inform the public of the dangers of smoking. They now have to run TV and newspaper ads that clearly outline the harmful effects of cigarettes, including secondhand smoke.

Public Health November 27, 2017

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

Flies Carry Hundreds Of Bacteria But Can Help Monitor Disease Outbreaks: Study

Like bees, flies are also pollinators that are important members of the ecosystem. Though they could carry hundreds of bacteria species, researchers believe they could potentially benefit public health monitoring.

Public Health November 25, 2017

Cinnamon Could Be The Secret Ingredient To Weight Loss

Cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil responsible for the flavor and color of cinnamon was found to have potentials in boosting metabolism. How does it work to aid weight loss and potentially fight obesity?

Public Health November 24, 2017

Self-Harm Among Teenage Girls On The Rise Possibly Due To Smartphone Use

The number of teenage girls who inflict self-harm rose significantly since 2009, a new CDC study has found. Some experts have linked the increase in number with the rise of smartphones.

Public Health November 22, 2017

Cases Of Rabies Confirmed In Superstition Mountain Area

Several cases of rabid animals have been confirmed in a known hiking area in Superstition Mountain in Arizona. Since 1960, 90 percent of rabies cases in the country come from wild animals.

Public Health November 19, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

Public Health November 19, 2017

Puppies From Puerto Rico Test Positive For Leptospirosis

One of 10 puppies brought to the country from Puerto Rico after the hurricane tested positive for leptospirosis. What do you need to know about leptospirosis in pets?

Public Health November 17, 2017

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.

Public Health November 17, 2017

11-Month-Old's Death Is First Recorded Pediatric Death From Cannabis Exposure: Report

An 11-month-old's death is the first recorded pediatric death related to cannabis exposure. Though other doctors are unsure of the results, authors hope to justify educating parents and considering cannabis exposure in pediatric myocarditis.

Public Health November 16, 2017

Sex Not Likely To Trigger Cardiac Arrest: Study

Can sex trigger a cardiac arrest? A new study showed that it rarely can. It further suggested that sudden cardiac arrest is linked with sex far more often in men than in women.

Public Health November 14, 2017

Health Experts Are Encouraging Smokers To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

Public Health November 14, 2017

Disneyland Shuts Down Cooling Towers After Infecting Visitors With Legionnaire’s Disease

Disneyland has shut down its cooling towers after discovering the waters were contaminated with Legionella bacteria. The move followed after the county healthcare agency noticed that people recently infected with Legionnaires’ disease visited the tourist attraction not long ago.

Public Health November 13, 2017

Women Who Suffer From Cardiac Arrest In Public Less Likely To Get CPR From Bystanders: Study

Gender discrepancy appears to exist when it comes to giving bystander CPR. What is the possible barrier that prevents strangers from helping women who suffer from cardiac arrest?

Public Health November 13, 2017

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk For Osteoporosis And Bone Fractures: Study

In older adults, researchers found an association between increased risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures and exposure to air pollution particulate matter. Here are other ways polluted air impacts older members of the population.

Public Health November 13, 2017

About 49 Million American Adults Used Tobacco In 2015: CDC

There were 48.7 million adults in the United States who used tobacco in 2015. Although cigarette-use has been declining in the country in recent years, they remain to be the most widely used tobacco product.

Public Health November 11, 2017

People In Japan And Spain Live Longer, Americans Spend Most On Health Care: Report

Japan, Spain, and Switzerland have the highest life expactancy rates among OECD countries while Latvia has the lowest. Does paying more for health care lead to higher life expectancy rates?

Public Health November 11, 2017

IUDs Linked To Lower Cervical Cancer Risk: Contraceptive Device Also 99 Percent Effective For Birth Control

Aside from conferring protection against cervical cancer, IUD is also an effective birth control device. IUDs can offer long-term protection lasting from three to 12 years.

Public Health November 11, 2017

Facebook Warning Says You Can Overdose From Touching Fentanyl On Shopping Carts: Is This True?

Facebook warns the public about the dangers of fentanyl overdose while using shopping carts. Experts, however, debunked the possibility of topical absorption of fentanyl in powder form.

Public Health November 10, 2017

EPA Approves Release Of Lab-Grown Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to release lab-grown mosquitoes in some selected places in the United States. The insects will be infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which will aid in containing diseases such as Zika and dengue.

Public Health November 10, 2017

California Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.

Public Health November 8, 2017

New Ebola Virus On The Rise: Marburg Virus Kills 3 In Uganda

The WHO confirmed three Marburg virus casualties. The organization closely coordinated with the Uganda government to address the illness and prevent possible catastrophic outbreaks similar to Ebola virus.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Here Are The Most Obese States In America

The report conducted by WalletHub revealed the states with the highest obese and overweight individuals. The findings provide a more local perspective on the prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Alcohol And Cancer: Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk

Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.

Public Health November 9, 2017

One In Eight Women Will Develop Breast Cancer: Here Are The Steps To Cut Your Risk

Despite recent advancements in treatment options, one in eight women is still at great risk of developing breast cancer. To prevent invasive malignancies to progress, doctors encourage more women to embrace positive lifestyle changes and early screening tests.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Flu Vaccines May Not Work Because They Grow In Chicken Eggs

Flu vaccines, when allowed to grow in chicken eggs, undergo mutations that renders the vaccine ineffective. While not as effective as intended, experts still encourage the public to still get their flu shots.

Public Health November 7, 2017

Gonorrhea Cases In Australia Rise By 63 Percent In 5 Years

Latest data on STIs show an alarming 63 percent rise in the number of gonorrhea cases in Australia in the past five years. What's behind the huge increase in this sexually transmitted disease?

Public Health November 6, 2017

Heart Disease Deaths Plunge But Drug Overdoses Rise: CDC

Latest figures from the CDC showed that deaths by drug overdose in the United States have risen by around 20 percent in 2016. What's behind the increase in death rate?

Public Health November 4, 2017

Heart Stents May Be Useless At Relieving Chest Pain: Study

Angina patients with heart stents may be benefiting from placebo effect. Those who received stents showed no difference in symptoms and exercise performance from patients who only had medications.

Public Health November 4, 2017

Woman Hospitalized For Severe Foot Infection After Pedicure At Her Favorite Spa

A bride-to-be had to be operated when she suffered from severe toe infection after a pedicure at a spa. What can potentially cause infections during a salon procedure?

Public Health November 4, 2017

Childhood Spanking Can Lead To Mental Health Problems In Adulthood

Researchers found an association between childhood spanking and mental health problems in adulthood. Among the respondents, men and minorities were more likely to have experienced childhood spanking.

Public Health November 3, 2017

Trader Joe's Salads Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A public health alert has been issued for a certain type of salad sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores. Officials are warning consumers to either throw the salad product away or return them to where they were purchased.

Public Health November 2, 2017

UK To Ban Surgery For Smokers And The Obese To Reduce Health Care Costs

UK came up with a decision to ban non-urgent surgeries for individuals who smoke and are obese. This is how the controversial move can help slash health care costs.

Public Health November 1, 2017

IUD May Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk By 30 Percent: Study

Women who use an IUD as birth control device to prevent pregnancy are less likely to develop cervical cancer. Here's how the contraceptive device may influence risk for the disease.

Public Health November 8, 2017

Sephora Lawsuit: Woman Claims Lipstick Tester Gave Her Herpes

Can you get infected with viruses when you try on lipstick and makeup samples? A woman sues Sephora claiming she contracted herpes from a lipstick sample at one of their stores.

Public Health October 31, 2017

Puppy Saved After Accidental Opioid Overdose: What To Do If It Happens To Your Pet

A puppy was saved by veterinarians from accidental opioid overdose with the help of an overdose reversal drug. What are the symptoms of opioid poisoning in pets?

Public Health October 29, 2017

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