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Deer Antler Tea Recalled Over Botulism Contamination Fear In California

The California health department has warned consumers not to drink Deer Antler Tea products from U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. out of concerns with Clostridium botulinum contamination. Here are the warnings and recall details.

Public Health May 9, 2017

Anti-Vaxx Drive Continues Amid Measles Outbreak In Minnesota: What’s Fueling Our Vaccine Fears?

The measles outbreak in Minnesota was fueled by anti-vaccination groups, health experts suggest. Anti-vaxx advocates, including Andrew Wakefield, are actively engaged in misinformation campaigns against the MMR vaccine, targeting the Somali community in Minneapolis.

Public Health May 9, 2017

Want To Have Good Memory Later In Life? Low And Regular Use Of Cannabis Could Help

A new study discovered that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC had a positive effect on aging mice's brains and could impact human brains similarly. The human trials are expected to start in the latter half of 2017.

Public Health May 9, 2017

Baldness And Gray Hair Cure Could Be On Horizon With Accidental Discovery

Researchers studying cancer tumors accidentally learned what causes hair to turn gray and stop growing. The discovery may pave the way for a cure for baldness and gray hair.

Public Health May 8, 2017

Here’s How The Sick Could Get Sicker Under GOP Health Plan

The American Health Care Act, a GOP plan designed to replace Obamacare, passed through Congress. The House of Representatives’ vote will influence health insurance coverage for people relying on the Affordable Care Act, particularly those with pre-existing conditions.

Public Health May 8, 2017

7,000 Bodies From Former Asylum Potentially Buried On Mississippi Campus, And They’re Quite Costly To Exhume

Up to 7,000 bodies may be buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and officials are seeking to exhume the bodies. The ambitious plan involves putting up a visitors center and a lab to study the bodies.

Public Health May 8, 2017

‘Gray Death’ Explained: How Dangerous Mix Is Changing The Face Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

What is gray death? Find out what it is, why experts call it one of the scariest opioid combinations ever seen in almost 20 years, and what it means for the worsening opioid epidemic in the country.

Public Health May 8, 2017

USDA Recalls Marcho Farms Meat Products In Several States Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

The USDA recalls more than 5,600 lbs of meat produced in Pennsylvania after authorities tested it positive for E.Coli. Affected states include Illinois, New York, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Public Health May 7, 2017

Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast Products Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Pinnacle Foods voluntarily recalls several Aunt Jemima frozen products due to possible contamination. The U.S. FDA says the affected products are distributed nationally and in Mexico.

Public Health May 7, 2017

Woman’s Small Rash Turns Out To Be Rare, Aggressive Breast Cancer: Here’s Her Journey

A woman who had a small rash on her breast found out that she was suffering from a very rare type of cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is difficult to diagnose and advances very rapidly.

Public Health May 6, 2017

Woman Who Blames Baby Powder For Her Ovarian Cancer Wins Lawsuit: Should You Stop Using Talcum Powder?

Johnson & Johnson has lost another lawsuit connected to its cosmetic powders but the company continues to defend its products. Is it time to throw out talc-based products?

Public Health May 6, 2017

Lyme Disease And Powassan Virus Abound: What's The Deal With Tick-Borne Diseases?

This year is expected to have a particularly bad tick season, with experts warning of increases in Lyme disease and Powassan virus. Here are some things you may want to know about tick-borne diseases in the United States.

Public Health May 6, 2017

Speech Delay In Babies And Toddlers May Be Blamed On Mobile Devices Like Smartphones And iPads

Many babies and toddlers start to use mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads before they can talk. A new study revealed these children are at risk for delay in expressive language

Public Health May 5, 2017

Health Insurance In America: Here Are Pre-Existing Conditions Under The GOP Health Plan

The U.S. Congress has approved the Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill. Check out the list of pre-existing health conditions under the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Public Health May 5, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay More Than $110 Million In Baby Powder, Shower To Shower Powder Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $110 million to a woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products for many years. What do studies say about the talcum powder and ovarian cancer link?

Public Health May 5, 2017

Bombay Sapphire Recall: Gin Contains Nearly Double The Advertised Amount Of Alcohol

Bacardi issues a nationwide recall for Bombay Sapphire in Canada after discovering incorrect alcohol content. The company urges consumers to throw out or return bottles from the affected batch.

Public Health May 5, 2017

Gray Death: Authorities Warn About Latest And Scariest Opioid Drug Threat

Authorities warn the public about a new drug mix that could lead to more deaths in the opioid epidemic. Heroin and a drug used as elephant tranquilizer are just some of the dangerous components of gray death.

Public Health May 4, 2017

New Lyme In Town? Here’s The Fuss Over The Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

There’s a new and nastier reason to add to the list of why tick season is a nightmare – Powassan virus. Rumor has it, it’s even worse than Lyme disease.

Public Health May 4, 2017

Playing Video Games Can Help Boost Memory And Prevent Dementia In Elderly People: Study

A study revealed that physically intensive video games helped increase memory and brain functions among the elderly. It was reported that physical activity through these games was more beneficial than ordinary exercise and activity among elderly.

Public Health May 4, 2017

How Intermittent Fasting Could Work For Weight Loss And Overall Health

Intermittent fasting is getting quite popular and the trend is catching up with many, including celebrities. A debate is on whether a controlled diet is better than intermittent fasting.

Public Health May 4, 2017

New York State Health Department Faces Lawsuit From Medical Marijuana Companies

Medical marijuana manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the New York State Health Department. This lawsuit challenged the health department's plan of expanding registered marijuana manufacturers in the state from 5 to 10.

Public Health May 3, 2017

Blood Type May Determine Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Non-O blood type people have been found to have higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Those who belong to blood group type AO, BO, or AB, though have ways to reduce their cardiovascular disease risks.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Skin Cancer Awareness: Advice From Sportscaster Holly Rowe and Melanoma Research Foundation

Sportscaster Holly Rowe decided to team up with the Melanoma Research Foundation in skin cancer awareness campaign. Melanoma Awareness Month is dedicated to informing people on the dangers of skin cancer and sun exposure.

Public Health May 2, 2017

US States Ramp Up Efforts To Fight Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses As Warm Weather Approaches

As warm weather makes its way to the United States, the threat of Zika virus is revived anew, and states are gearing up for battle. Various states, for instance, are now acting against the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Unemployed Heart Failure Patients Face 50 Percent Higher Risk For Death

Heart failure patients who are unemployed have higher risk for death and rehospitalization compared with their employed counterparts. How can this finding benefit people with the heart condition?

Public Health May 2, 2017

How New Trend Called ‘Stealthing’ Is Actually A Sex Crime

‘Stealthing,' the new trend that implies nonconsensual condom removal, could be construed as sexual assault. Already punishable under Irish law as a sex crime, this practice inflicts emotional and physical trauma comparable to other forms of sexual abuse.

Public Health May 1, 2017

Some Antibiotics Linked To Increased Miscarriage Risk In Early Pregnancy

Certain antibiotics may raise miscarriage risk when taken by women in the early stage of pregnancy. Which antibiotics are safe and which may possibly cause pregnancy loss?

Public Health May 1, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

Public Health April 30, 2017

Rice University Engineering Students Develop An Algorithm That Effectively Predicts And Prevents Seizures

A team of engineering students have designed an algorithm that is very good at predicting and stopping seizures in real time. The project could be a product in the next seven years.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Minnesota Health Officials Face Opposition From Anti-Vaccine Activists Over Measles Vaccination

Minnesota health officials faced opposition from anti-vaccine activists. The activists tried to advocate the dangers of measles vaccination in kids to the Somali-Minnesotan community.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Yellow Fever Vaccine In US To Run Out By Midsummer: CDC

CDC officials claimed that Yellow Fever vaccines in the United States would likely run out in July. However, the FDA authorized import of Stamaril, a yellow fever vaccine, which is licensed in Europe but not in the United States.

Public Health April 30, 2017

This Is How Diabetes Can Damage Your Brain Health

A recently published study links diabetes with increased abnormalities in several brain areas. Overweight and obese diabetics are most at risk for serious brain deterioration.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Surgeon Convicted Of Intentionally Harming Patients With Unnecessary Surgeries

A UK court convicted surgeon Ian Paterson of intentionally harming patients with unneeded surgeries. Paterson made many of his patients believe that they had breast cancer and operated on them.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Mystery Illness Kills 11, Sickens At Least 5 Others In Liberia

The World Health Organization is investigating 11 cases of unexplained deaths resulting from a mystery illness in Liberia. The incidents come almost a year after WHO announced the end of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

Public Health April 29, 2017

Minnesota Health Officials Report 5 New Measles Cases

Minnesota health officials reported five new measles cases, taking the total to 29 since March end. While four of the cases were detected in Hennepin County, the fifth was reported in the neighboring Stearns County.

Public Health April 28, 2017

One-Third Of US Childhood Lead Poisoning Is Undiagnosed

A published study reveals that a huge number of lead poisoning in children is left undiagnosed and untreated. Southern and Western States have the highest undiagnosed cases.

Public Health April 28, 2017

Drugged Driving More Complex And Fatal Than Drunk Driving: Report

A report shows that drugged driving is overtaking the number of recorded fatalities among drunken driving incidences. The numbers are concerning, but the topic of drugged driving is more complicated than it seems.

Public Health April 27, 2017

Organic Dog Food Recalled After Testing Positive For Euthanasia Drug

A pet food company recalled some of its organic dog food products after samples tested positive for the potentially lethal pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Here are the affected products.

Public Health April 27, 2017

Affordable Drug Called Tranexamic Acid Could Save Mothers From Bleeding To Death

A new study has found an inexpensive and efficient treatment for women who experience severe bleeding after giving birth. Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading birth-related cause of death among women worldwide.

Public Health April 27, 2017

Choline And Bacteria May Be Culprit Behind Stroke And Heart Disease

Eggs and red meat contain an essential nutrient called choline, which was found to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Digested by gut bacteria, choline creates a by-product that makes blood prone to clotting, leading to heart attacks.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Obesity And 4 Other Conditions Lead Americans To The Grave

A new study has drawn attention to the plight of Americans who are haunted by top 5 conditions cutting their lives. Topping the list is obesity with 47 percent more life stealing capacity than tobacco in mortality rates.

Public Health April 26, 2017

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