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Consumer Product Safety Commission Sues Britax Over Jogging Stroller Injuries

CPSC's complaint aims to halt the sales of Britax strollers after reports of at least 97 injuries. Britax explained why it did not recall or stop the sale of the products.

Public Health February 20, 2018

Women Tend To Experience Lesser-Known Heart Attack Symptoms

In a study involving patients who had acute myocardial infarction, researchers found that women tend to experience lesser known symptoms of heart attack. Many doctors also miss detecting these signs.

Public Health February 20, 2018

Cleaning Products As Damaging To Lungs As 20 Cigarettes Per Day: Safety Tips To Protect Your Health

Working with cleaning products can have the same damaging effects to the lungs as smoking a pack of cigarette per day. What are some safer options for people who clean their homes?

Public Health February 19, 2018

Heads Up, Pet Owners: FDA Warns Of Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination In Major Dog Food Brands

J.M. Smucker called for a voluntary recall of some of their dog food brands after testing positive for a euthanasia drug. The contamination was in very low doses, but pentobarbital is never acceptable in pet food.

Public Health February 18, 2018

Eating Yogurt Linked To Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk In Individuals With High Blood Pressure

Higher intake of yogurt has been tied to reduced risk for heart attack and stroke in hypertensive individuals. Here are other health benefits of consuming the fermented food product.

Public Health February 18, 2018

Michigan Issues Universal Symbol For Labeling Of Licensed Medical Marijuana

Michigan's licensing and regulatory department has published a new universal symbol for the labeling of medical marijuana. A symbol with the marijuana leaf inside a triangle should be labeled on any product that contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Public Health February 17, 2018

Chemical Cleaning Product Use Linked To Lung Function Decline Among Women: Study

Women who use chemical spray cleaning products were found to have greater lung function decline comparable to smoking about 20 pack-years. Results show a need to ficus on the harmful effects of such chemicals.

Public Health February 17, 2018

Urine Test Ends Up Costing $17,850 After Student's Back Surgery

A Texas college student found that what she thought was a routine urine test ended up being a highly expensive one. The bill cost $17,850 after going through surgery.

Public Health February 20, 2018

Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Used To Detect Infections Such As Dengue, Zika Virus, HPV

New diagnostic tools have been developed using the CRISPR gene editing tool. A bunch of researchers were able to come up with new CRISPR variants that can diagnose certain diseases, detect viruses, and even record a cell’s exposure to chemicals.

Public Health February 16, 2018

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is More Effective In Young Children, CDC Says

Are your children already vaccinated for the flu? Recent data published by the CDC show that this year’s vaccines are actually more than 50 percent effective in protecting younger patients.

Public Health February 16, 2018

Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Increases Cancer Risk: Here's What You Need To Know

A new research linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed food, such as packed snacks, chocolate bars, instant noodles, and frozen meals, contains chemicals not commonly used for cooking.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Trans Medicine Breakthrough Allows Transgender Woman To Successfully Breastfeed Baby

A transgender woman was able to successfully breastfeed her adopted baby. This scientific medical breakthrough in transgender medicine will likely allow transgender women to lactate even without surgery.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Mother Gives Daughter Bleach Drink Made From Hydrochloric Acid And Chlorine To Cure Autism

An Indiana mother is being accused of giving her daughter bleach to cure her autism. The father says that she found the cure on Facebook.

Public Health February 14, 2018

Conjoined Toddler Twin Girls Successfully Separated At Houston Hospital

A 75-member medical team has successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins. The twins, who are toddler girls, were operated at the Texas Children's Hospital.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Family Of Toddler Who Died From Flu Wonders If Vaccination Could Have Saved Her

A 3-year old from Muncie, Indiana, who never had a flu shot, died this week. The girl's family is so devastated, they are now doubting their earlier decision not to have the kid vaccinated.

Public Health February 15, 2018

No Strong Links Found Between Ultrasound During Pregnancy And Autism: Study

A new study was recently conducted to prove that there was a link between ultrasounds during pregnancy and the fetus developing autism later on in life. The study results, however, indicated that there are no strong ties between the two.

Public Health February 13, 2018

These Horrifying Parasitic Worms Were Found Inside An Oregon Woman's Irritated Eye

What a woman thought as an ordinary eye inflammation is actually an infection that only occurs among cattle. In three weeks, not only one parasitic worm but more than a dozen were extracted from her eye.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent

A rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome has only affected 100 persons over the last century. A woman from Texas suffering severe headaches woke up one day with her accent changed from American to British.

Public Health February 13, 2018

International Weed Day Linked To Rise In Deadly Car Crashes

A new study has shown that 4/20, which is the annual pot celebration day, is related to an increase in fatal car accidents. Moreover, people do not think that smoking up can influence their driving.

Public Health February 12, 2018

President Trump's Budgets Calls For Steep Cuts To Health Care And The EPA

On Monday, the White House unveiled President Donald Trump's 2019 fiscal budget proposal that includes steep cuts to numerous domestic programs like Medicare and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Swimming In Cold Water Could Be An Alternative To Pain Killers And Physiotherapy For Pain Relief

A man said that his post-operative pain disappeared after an open water swimming. Can pain sufferers now ditch taking strong medications and physiotherapy for swimming in cold water?

Public Health February 13, 2018

New Anti-Flu Drugs To Combat Viral Mutations Using Alternative Mechanisms

Coming into the market are new anti-flu treatments that work faster even with a smaller dosage. Among them is a single pill wonder that would significantly reduce the occurrence of future outbreaks.

Public Health February 12, 2018

E-cigarette Liquid Flavorings May Still Cause Lung Damage Even Without Nicotine

The liquid flavorings in e-cigarettes may still damage the lungs regardless that they do not contain nicotine. Here are the most dangerous flavors that were found to be most toxic to lung cells.

Public Health February 11, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In Full Swing, Up To 4,000 Weekly Deaths Recorded

Latest updates from the CDC show that the flu season is set to make all-high records and it hasn't even peaked yet. More than 40,000 deaths were recorded and the numbers are still on the rise.

Public Health February 12, 2018

Fitness Instructor 'In Good Health' Revealed To Have Died From The Flu

A fitness instructor's sudden death in early January is now known to have been caused by the influenza A (H1N1) virus. The current flu season is said to be just as bad as the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Public Health February 11, 2018

Kiwi Fruit Linked To Allergic Reactions In Rhode Island

Students in Rhode Island were given antihistamines and sent to the emergency room because of allergic reactions that surfaced after they ate fresh kiwi fruits. Who is most at risk of kiwi fruit allergy?

Public Health February 10, 2018

CDC Says The Flu Season Has Gotten As Bad As The Swine Flu In 2009

This year’s flu season has killed many, and it’s still ongoing just when experts thought it's hit peak levels. Now, it’s apparently as bad as the swine flu years ago.

Public Health February 10, 2018

Drug Causing Blue Urine Could Prevent Transmission Of Malaria

Who would’ve thought that something as an ordinary dye could solve a deadly epidemic? Researchers may have finally found the solution to prevent malaria transmission but it has some strange side effects.

Public Health February 10, 2018

Regular Use Of Herbal Supplement Kratom May Lead To Drug Dependence

A 2014 study showed that half of those who regularly used kratom for six months developed kratom dependency. Besides addiction, here are other potential side effects of using the herbal supplement.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Viral Photo Reveals Gross Bacteria From Restroom Hand Dryer, But There's No Need To Panic

A student's microbiology assignment ended up becoming a viral Facebook post about the hygiene of hand dryers. The petri dish looks disturbing, but there seems to be no need to panic (or death threats).

Public Health February 10, 2018

This New Drug May Reverse The Damaging Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain

Tandospirone is already used as a treatment for depression and anxiety in Japan and China. Now, researchers who conducted animal studies found it may also help reverse the effects of heavy alcohol use on the brain.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Contagious Stomach Bug Hits 2018 Winter Olympics In South Korea

The norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, infected security personnel hired for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Some 1,200 individuals are now quarantined to contain the spread of infection.

Public Health February 9, 2018

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

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