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Cancer May Soon Surpass Heart Disease As Top Cause Of Death In US

A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.

Public Health November 13, 2018

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.

Public Health November 13, 2018

FDA May Soon Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes

A report said that the FDA might follow Canada and the European Union into banning traditional menthol cigarettes. The regulatory board might also crack down on flavored e-cigarette cartridges or pods.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Pneumonia Caused By Bacteria More Dangerous To Cardiovascular Health Than Viral Pneumonia

A new study found that patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are 60 percent more likely to experience a major adverse cardiac event than those with viral pneumonia. Caregivers are advised to more aggressively treat bacterial pneumonia.

Public Health November 14, 2018

Dog Food Products Recalled Due To Elevated Vitamin D Levels

The FDA recalled tainted dog foods with dangerously high vitamin D content. At abnormally high levels, vitamin D may cause serious health problems in dogs.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Salmonella Cases Linked To Raw Turkey Up To 164, 1 Death Reported

A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.

Public Health November 10, 2018

Utah Man's Rabies Death Is First In State Since 1944

A man in Utah has died from rabies from a possible bat exposure in their property. Evidently, he and his wife were unaware that bats were rabies carriers.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Newborn Child Of Mother Who Drank Kratom While Pregnant Treated For Withdrawal: Report

A newborn had to undergo withdrawal treatment after his mother drank kratom during her pregnancy. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that this case is not unique.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Man Passes Away 8 Years After Eating Slug Infected With Lungworm

A young man who had eaten a slug as a dare eight years ago lost his battle against rat lungworm, a type of parasite. He died last Friday surrounded by family and friends.

Public Health November 6, 2018

Skin Cancer Death Rates Among Men In Developed Countries Significantly Increased In Past 30 Years

Since 1985, skin cancer death rates among men in developed countries saw a sharp increase. On the other hand, skin cancer death rates among women increased more slowly or even declined.

Public Health November 6, 2018

4-Year-Old Finds STD-Positive Condom In School Playground

A 4-year-old child is undergoing precautionary treatment for chlamydia after she was found playing with a condom on the school playground. Evidently, the school is located directly across a popular concert spot.

Public Health November 4, 2018

College Student Dies Of Rare Bacterial Infection: What Is 'The Forgotten Disease'?

A college student suddenly died as a result of a rare bacterial infection called Lemierre syndrome or "the forgotten disease." It was initially believed that she had tonsilitis.

Public Health November 4, 2018

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Public Health November 3, 2018

10,000 US Children Visit ER Every Year Due To Burns From Hot Soup

A new study found that hot soup accidents have been causing children to get emergency treatments. Every year from 2006 to 2016, 10,000 children got burn injuries related to a microwavable and prepackaged soup.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Living In America Changes Gut Bacteria Composition For Immigrants

There is an obesity epidemic in immigrants moving to the United States and their changing gut microbiome might be the one to blame. New research revealed that diversity in gut microbiome gets more westernized in immigrants from developing countries.

Public Health November 2, 2018

Preterm Birth Rates On The Rise For Third Year In A Row

Preterm birth rates are on the rise in the United States for the third year in a row. The rate difference seems small, but it amounts to about 27,000 babies born prematurely since 2014.

Public Health November 2, 2018

Study Finds Link Between Cellphone Radiation And Cancer In Male Rats, But There's No Need To Worry

Should cellphone users have to worry about cellphone radiation? A major study found that the threat is only for male mice.

Public Health November 2, 2018

Parkinson's Disease May Have Roots In Appendix Says Study

Could the appendix be the cause of Parkinson's? A new study revealed that people who had appendectomy early in life have reduced risks of getting the neurodegenerative disease.

Public Health November 1, 2018

Being Above Or Below Recommended Weight Could Shave 4 Years Off Life Expectancy

Having a higher body mass index has been linked to early mortality. A new study claimed that above or below the normal BMI increases a person's risk of dying from serious illnesses.

Public Health October 31, 2018

Peanut Allergies Becoming More Prevalent: Here's What You Can Do About It

A new study found that the number of children born with a peanut allergy has increased in the past decades. In 2008, one in 70 children has peanut allergy compared to one in 250 back in 1997.

Public Health October 29, 2018

8th Child Dies At New Jersey Facility, Alleged 'Filthy Conditions' Blamed For Virus Outbreak

New Jersey authorities announced the eighth death related to an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center. Investigations are ongoing amid the questions and allegations.

Public Health October 28, 2018

Oct. 27 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Properly Dispose Of Old Unused Prescription Drugs

Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Last April's take back event brought in nearly a million pounds of unused pills from across the country.

Public Health October 27, 2018

1 Young Person In Britain Is Diagnosed With STD Every 4 Minutes: Report

One young person in England is said to be diagnosed with an STD every four minutes. Just like in the United States, a majority of the cases are of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Public Health October 26, 2018

Tall People More Likely To Get Cancer, Says Study

An American research that looked at more than 10,000 cancer cases linked a person's height to the risk of getting the disease. Tall women are also more likely to get cancer than tall men.

Public Health October 26, 2018

New Report Shows Medical Crowdfunding Funds Often Go To Shady Treatments

Millions of dollars are being raised to fund treatments that are not backed by any scientific research. A new study warned that these treatments might not be effective or safe.

Public Health October 24, 2018

6 Children Dead, 12 Other Ill Amid Adenovirus Outbreak At New Jersey Rehabilitation Facility

Of the 18 children affected by an adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey, six have already died. With their immune systems already compromised, they were more susceptible to contracting illnesses.

Public Health October 24, 2018

Organic Food Can Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

A new study adds to the increasing number of evidence that pesticide in food is causing cancers in humans. Eating organic foods has decreased the risk of getting cancer by up to 25 percent.

Public Health October 23, 2018

Microplastics Found In Human Feces Highlight Plastic Problem: First-Of-Its-Kind Study

Just how far has the problem of microplastic pollution gone? All eight human feces samples from different parts of the world were found to be contaminated with up to eight different types of plastic.

Public Health October 23, 2018

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Public Health October 22, 2018

WOCC Report Shows Most Women Uninformed About Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that an alarming number of women have not heard of or do not know anything about ovarian cancer. The study also suggested that a number of doctors do not know enough about the disease.

Public Health October 22, 2018

Dozens Of Unvaccinated Students And Staff Pulled From School Because Of Chickenpox Outbreak

Because of a chickenpox outbreak, 38 students have been requested to stay out of class for several weeks. Unvaccinated staff members were also advised to stay away.

Public Health October 21, 2018

Tuberculosis Affecting The World Today Was Spread By European Colonizers Says Study

A study found that the emergence of the most widespread strain of tuberculosis coincided with the arrival of European explorers. It suggested that the introduction of Lineage 4 TB in Asia, Africa, and the Americas was caused by colonizers.

Public Health October 20, 2018

FDA Warns Vape Company Over Vape Liquids With Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

The FDA issued a warning to an e-cigarette company regarding their products containing prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction. The products are considered misbranded under federal law.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Flu Vaccination Very Important For Pregnant Women Says CDC

The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Face Shortage Of Specialist Nurses

The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Tainted With Unapproved Ingredients Such As Viagra And Steroids

Nearly 800 dietary supplements were found to be tainted with hidden drug ingredients. Less than half of said products were recalled, and some are still available in the market.

Public Health October 13, 2018

Worldwide C-Section Births Rapidly On The Rise, Experts Call For Reduction

Worldwide rates for c-section births are on the rise, and experts are concerned. What are the possible risks of c-section births for mothers and their children?

Public Health October 13, 2018

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.

Public Health October 13, 2018

Cases Of Rare Polio-like Illness Recorded Around United States

Cases of a very rare polio-like illness have been reported in patients in various states. Although cases are on the rise, it is still considererd a very rare condition.

Public Health October 12, 2018

Researchers Identify Gene That Could Be Responsible For Erectile Dysfunction

A new study has identified the gene that might have been causing erectile dysfunction in men. Researchers hope that their findings will lead to better options for prevention and treatment.

Public Health October 11, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder Study Might Explain Why Some People Are Resistant To Depression

A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Study Shows 'Higher Levels Of PTSD' Affecting More Veterans

Researchers from the UK found that the rate of probable PTSD among military personnel increased in the past two years. The increase was mostly noticed among ex-servicing military personnel deplyed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Therapy Dogs Can Transmit Superbugs To Young Patients, But It Can Be Prevented: Study

Therapy dogs are there to help the patients, but evidently, they can inadvertently pass them superbugs as well. A simple antibiotic wash can help prevent the therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to young patients.

Public Health October 7, 2018

Los Angeles Hit With Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak, Some Parts At Epidemic Levels

Los Angeles County has been hit by a series of flea-borne typhus illnesses, with cases in Pasadena reaching epidemic levels. What can be done to prevent flea-borne typhus?

Public Health October 7, 2018

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