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Fentanyl Bust In Nebraska Seizes 118 Pounds Of Opioid Drug Enough To Kill 26 Million People

More than $20 million worth of fentanyl drug were seized by the Nebraska State Patrol during a routine traffic stop. It was the largest fentanyl seizure in the history of Nebraska.

Public Health May 27, 2018

Mussels In Puget Sound Test Positive For Opioids, Other Drugs: Should People Stop Eating The Shellfish?

Traces of the opioid painkiller oxycodone, as well as antidepressants, a potentially carcinogenic chemotherapy drug, and surfactants used in detergents, were detected in mussels in Puget Sound. Is it still safe to eat shellfish?

Public Health May 27, 2018

52 People In Utah Were Poisoned By Fake Cannabis Oil, CDC Claims

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that 52 Utah residents were poisoned after they consumed fake cannabis oil. The drug that made them sick was a synthetic cannabinoid known as 4-cyano CUMYL-BUTINACA.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreak In Michigan Is Worst In History

Michigan recorded the highest cases of hepatitis A. Experts said that this latest outbreak differs from the previous ones due to the number of fatalities.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Health Officials Caution Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville

Nashville has been hit with a Hepatitis A outbreak, with more than a dozen cases now confirmed. In an attempt to curb its spread, the city will offer free vaccines next week.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Persists In DRC: How Ebola Vaccine Can Help Deal With The Threat

Can the Ebola vaccine really help stop the outbreak? The vaccine is yet to be approved, but it has so far proven to be 100 percent effective in preventing Ebola.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Jury Orders J&J To Pay $26 Million Of Damages In Another Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson is set to pay almost $26 million after a jury ruled in a talcum powder case. The complainant is diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the lungs, heart, and stomach.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Graphic Cigarette-style Packaging For Sugary Drinks Deter Young Adults From Purchase

A new research found that young adults were more likely to avoid sugary drinks with graphic warnings about tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. The study was presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Brain-Damaging Virus Kills At Least 11 In India: What Is Nipah Virus?

Nipah virus is a fairly new disease that is pretty lethal with a 30 to 70 percent mortality rate. Small outbreaks across Asia and Bangladesh have been recorded since its discovery in 1998.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Colors And Patterns A Person Chooses For Clothing May Indicate Weight Problems, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that people who are overweight may choose certain colors and patterns for their clothing. Women who are considered to be overweight tend to wear stripes and polka dots, while men wear black or white trousers.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Car Temperatures Could Become Deadly After An Hour In Hot Sunlight, Study Says

A new study suggested that it could take only an hour for cars’ internal temperatures to become unbearable. The research team discovered that young children could be at significant risk if left inside vehicles during the summer.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Kansas Mom Battling Breast Cancer Delivered Healthy Baby Despite Doctor's Persistence To Have Abortion

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer days after finding out she was pregnant decided not to have an abortion. The Kansas native gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Is The Nordic Diet Better Than The Mediterranean Diet? Experts Claim This Diet Is Better And More Affordable

Experts from the World Health Organization have suggested a new inexpensive diet for people to try. The Nordic Diet is based on foods from Scandinavia that are high in fiber and can lower diseases.

Public Health May 26, 2018

22 Percent Of The World's Population Projected To Be Obese In 27 Years

New findings estimate that 22 percent of the world's population will be obese by 2045. About one in eight people around the world will also have diabetes, including nearly one in five people in the United States.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Measles Patient May Have Exposed Virus To People At Dulles International Airport And Other Areas

A measles patient may have exposed Dullus International Airport and Montgomery County individuals to the virus in mid-May. Most cases of measles in the United States originate from unvaccinated international travelers.

Public Health May 25, 2018

FDA Warns Danger Of Teething Products With Benzocaine: Here Are Safer Remedies For Babies

Teething remedies that contain the numbing ingredient benzocaine may cause potentially deadly side effects. Here are safer remedies that can help ease and even prevent baby's pain and discomfort.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Young Women In America Are More Likely To Get Lung Cancer Than Men

A new study shows that young American women are more at risk to develop lung cancer. The data collected during the study showed a decline of the disease among men.

Public Health May 25, 2018

24-Year-Old Brazilian Model Who Documented Her Yearlong Battle With Stomach Cancer Dies

An Instagram model who would update her fans on her battle with stomach cancer passed away. The 24-year-old was diagnosed in 2017 and was hoping new treatment would save her life.

Public Health May 25, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Ebola Outbreak 2018: Infected Patients Escape Quarantine In Congo

Two of the Ebola patients who escaped the isolation ward of a hospital in Mbandaka have since died. The third one has fortunately been found and is now under observation.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Standing Too Close To A BBQ Grill Could Expose Skin To Dangerous Chemicals That Can Cause Cancer

A new study conducted in China showed that exposure to the smoke of a barbecue grill could be dangerous. Researchers noted that hazardous chemical carcinogens produced from the smoke of the grill can get into people's skin.

Public Health May 23, 2018

An Egg A Day May Reduce Heart Disease Risk: How To Make Eggs Even Healthier

An egg is a healthy food that may help reduce stroke and the risk of heart disease. How it is prepared and cooked, however, matter. Here are tips on how to make egg meals healthier.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Sunscreen Capsules Do Not Provide Protection Against Sunburn, FDA Warns

Sunscreen capsules and pills do not protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure such as sunburn and skin cancer, warned FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The FDA has sent warning letters to the companies behind the misleading products.

Public Health May 23, 2018

FDA Continues To Stop Companies From Selling Kratom Supplements That Could Be Linked To Salmonella

The Food and Drug Administration cracked down again on companies that continue to sell the kratom supplement. The unknown product is linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella, which has so far affected 130 people in the United States.

Public Health May 22, 2018

Are E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes? Teens Won't Stop Vaping Despite Health Concerns

The debate between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is still ongoing as experts have not determined if vaping is better for people. Despite this, many teens still want to continue vaping because they think it's cool.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Michael Phelps On Mental Health: 'I Struggled With Depression And Anxiety'

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Deadly Nipah Virus With A 70 Percent Mortality Rate Kills At Least 9 People In India

Several people in India have died due to the Nipah Virus. The disease, which has a 70 percent mortality rate, is often transmitted by animals, such as fruit bats.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Ziyad Brand Tahini Recalled Nationwide Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Ziyad Brothers recalled its Tahini Sesame Paste once it was alerted to a potential contamination of salmonella through a random sampling. No salmonella infection related to the product has been reported yet.

Public Health May 22, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak From Caterer Sickens 70 People And Hospitalizes 4 In Newton County, Georgia

At least 70 people in Newton County, Georgia received medical treatment following a salmonella outbreak. Officials believe that a local catering company caused the outbreak.

Public Health May 19, 2018

CDC Suggests Staying Out Of Hotel Pools If You Have Diarrhea

A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.

Public Health May 17, 2018

An 18-Year-Old Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For 3 Weeks

An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Current And Former Smokers Refuse To Get Screened For Lung Cancer, Study Claims

The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a study revealing that only a few amount of current and past smokers received low-dose computed tomography screenings. The screenings would diagnose if someone has lung cancer.

Public Health May 17, 2018

Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat Again: Contaminated Lettuce Behind E. Coli Outbreak Now Past Shelf Life

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing the Food and Drug Administration, said that it is now safe to eat romaine lettuce. The vegetable was behind a recent E. coli outbreak that victimized 172 people across 32 states.

Public Health May 17, 2018

4,000 Ebola Vaccines Arrive In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Officials Say

The World Health Organization sent the Democratic Republic of Congo 4,000 vaccines in hopes that it would contain the country’s latest Ebola outbreak. The current Ebola outbreak was announced on May 8.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Public Health May 21, 2018

More Parents Use Marijuana, Expose Children To Secondhand Smoke: Study

Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Rabies Alert: Health Officials Issue Warning In Indian River County After Cat Tests Positive

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River issued a rabies alert in Indian River County on Tuesday, May 15 after a stray cat tested positive for rabies. The alert is set to last 60 days.

Public Health May 20, 2018

More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Egg Farm That Spread Salmonella Throughout The Country Had 'Unacceptable Rodent Activity'

The farm responsible for the current salmonella scare in the United States was found to have a rodent problem by the US Food and Drug Administration. Dead and live rodents were found near the hen houses.

Public Health May 16, 2018

Changes In Body Odor Can Indicate Malaria Among Asymptomatic Carriers

An international team of researchers classified the changes in the odor of people infected with malaria. The team hopes that the scent they identified could help them detect infections among asymptomatic carriers.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

New Pig Virus Could Potentially Jump To Humans And Animals

Scientists at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands were concerned about the possibility of the porcine deltacoronavirus infecting humans in the future. Their laboratory experiment showed that the virus could jump to human cells.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Study Finds That Doctors Who Receive Perks From Drug Companies Prescribe 9 Percent More Opioids

A May 2018 study found that doctors who received more gifts from drug companies prescribed 9 percent more opioids to patients. The gifts included payments, speaking fees, and free meals.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Cannabis Use On The Rise Among US Parents

Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Public Health May 14, 2018

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