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Children Of Lesbian Parents More Likely To Have Same-Sex Relationships As Adults: Study

Research that started in 1986 showed that young adults raised by lesbian parents are more inclined to have same-sex relationships. Children from sexual minority families are also as mentally healthy as children from heterosexual parents.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Spreading At Its Fastest Rate, WHO Says

The Ebola virus has spread and infected over a thousand people in Congo. The World Health Organization has called on the international community to help in the efforts to end the outbreak.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Vaping may be more harmful than what a lot of people think, according to multiple studies. Preliminary research suggests it may increase the risks of cardiovascular disorders and events, as well as encourage traditional smoking among the youth.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Mysterious Polio-Like Paralyzing Illness Afflicting Children May Become Common

Children in the United States were affected with a polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis that causes paralysis among other symptoms. CDC said no data were available to determine the rate of complete, partial, or non-recovery from the disease.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Researchers Develop Cancer Detection Wearable Device

A wearable device that can detect cancer cells shows promise during animal testing. The new technology screens for cancer cells in larger volumes of circulating blood, making liquid biopsies obsolete.

Public Health April 3, 2019

10-Year-Old Girl Contracts Parasitic Infection After Playing In Pigsty Mud

Parasitic fleas burrowed into the girls feet while she played in a muddy pigsty in Brazil. The symptoms indicate that the 10-year-old contracted a tropical disease known as tungiasis.

Public Health April 2, 2019

US Measles Hit Second Highest Level Since Disease Was Eliminated In 2000

It's only April and 2019 is already the United States' second-worst year for measles in nearly 20 years. With 387 cases in 15 states, the country marks the second-highest number since the disease was eradicated in 2000.

Public Health April 2, 2019

Some Congo Residents Think Ebola Isn't A Real Virus

A new Harvard University study revealed the increasing level of mistrust some Congo residents have on the government. About one in every four surveyed didn’t believe Ebola virus is real.

Public Health April 2, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Warns Pet Owners Not To Kiss, Snuggle Hedgehogs

Hedgehog pet owners are urged to take extra care when handling their pets amid the ongoing multistate salmonella outbreak. Hand washing and cleaning the pet hedgehog's toys outside are just some of the advised precautionary measures.

Public Health March 31, 2019

Woman With Rare Double Uterus Condition Gives Birth Twice In 1 Month

A Bangladeshi woman who experienced abdominal pains a month after she had delivered her first child was discovered to be pregnant with twins. The new mom has a rare condition in which she has two functioning uteruses.

Public Health April 1, 2019

Hawaii Could Be First US State To Completely Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Hawaii proposed a bill that will ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids that are popular among young users. The bill aims to control the rising number of teens who vape.

Public Health April 1, 2019

Dogs, Other Companion Animals Are Potential Carriers Of Killer Flu Virus: Study

Pet owners, beware: a new study revealed that companion animals such as dogs and ferrets may be carriers of a new strain of influenza virus. The virus may potentially spread quickly if not prevented.

Public Health March 31, 2019

Oregon Sees Unusual Spike In Tick-Borne Disease

CDC reported more than usual numbers of tick-borne disease in Oregon. Investigators found that there are more cases of CTF in the summer of 2018 than in the previous average numbers per year.

Public Health March 30, 2019

Climate-Driven Mosquito Boom Could Spread More Disease

Canada and northern Europe might become the new breeding grounds of mosquito if the global temperature continues to rise. A new study found that climate change will place more people at risk of Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and other diseases.

Public Health March 30, 2019

Senator Wants Investigation On New Jersey Hospital Where 11 Children Died

State Senator Richard Codey penned a letter to urge to the state attorney general to open an investigation on the adenovirus outbreak that killed 11 children in a hospital in New Jersey. He demanded accountability for the tragic deaths.

Public Health March 30, 2019

Mexico Considering Legalizing Marijuana Use

Mexico’s government asked its citizens whether it should legalize marijuana for recreational use in a Twitter poll. It’s unclear what it intends to do with the results, but the majority responded yes.

Public Health March 31, 2019

Living HIV Patient Donates Kidney In First Transplant Of Its Kind

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine carried out the first-ever HIV-to-HIV organ transplant, where both donor and recipient are still alive. The milestone event challenges how the public views the debilitating disease.

Public Health March 29, 2019

Teen Brought To ER For Seizures Has Tapeworm Infestation In Brain: Here Are The Symptoms Of Neurocysticercosis

The young man brought to a hospital in India for seizures turned out to have neurocysticercosis. The potentially fatal condition is caused by ingestion of pork tapeworm's eggs. What are the symptoms?

Public Health March 29, 2019

Cheat Day While On Keto Diet Can Damage The Blood Vessels

A sudden spike in glucose levels while on keto diet may damage the blood vessel walls. Researchers warn having a cheat day may undo the positive impacts of the popular high fat, low carbohydrate diet on health.

Public Health March 28, 2019

Cannabis Edibles Causing More ER Trips In Colorado

A new study suggested cannabis edibles are responsible for 10 percent of cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado due to acute mental disorders and severe panic attacks. This is despite the fact less than a percent buys edibles in the state.

Public Health March 29, 2019

Monsanto Ordered To Pay $80 Million To Edwin Hardeman Who Jury Says Contracted Cancer From Roundup Herbicide Exposure

A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Public Health March 28, 2019

FDA Publishes New Standards and Updated For Mammograms

For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA issued amendments to the national mammography standards. According to the federal agency, the proposed changes will improve and modernize breast cancer screening.

Public Health March 29, 2019

Sitting Down At Least 6 Hours A Day May Be Causing 70,000 Deaths Per Year

Lying or sitting down for at least six hours a day caused 70,000 deaths in 2016 and almost £1 billion in health care spending. Concerns about decreased work productivity might be stalling policymakers to implement effective intervention on sedentary lifestyle.

Public Health March 28, 2019

Marijuana Use For Joint Pains Now More Popular In Seniors

The number of seniors who use marijuana to alleviate symptoms of illnesses has increased over the years. The drug has been proven to provide relief for several health conditions that come with old age.

Public Health March 27, 2019

People With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder More Likely To Have Money Problems

A charity in the United Kingdom has found that people with mental health issues such as obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to have money problems. There is a way to change that, the charity said.

Public Health March 27, 2019

Patients Use Digital Health Apps As Suicide Crisis Hotlines

Health and medical apps on smartphones were designed for non-emergency purposes. However, these apps are becoming suicide prevention crisis hotlines for distressed patients expressing suicidal thoughts.

Public Health March 27, 2019

Measles Outbreak: New York County Declares State of Emergency, Bans Unvaccinated Minors In Public

Rockland county declares a state of emergency as a response to the longest measles outbreak in the United States since the disease was eradicated in 2000. As of writing, there are 153 confirmed cases of measles in the county.

Public Health March 27, 2019

Maryland Yogi Rebecca Leigh Suffers Stroke While Performing Yoga Pose

Rebecca Leigh is warning other yogis to be more careful. She suffered from stroke and aneurysms after doing a tutorial on yoga hollowback handstand in October 2017.

Public Health March 26, 2019

Traveler With Measles Exposed Santa Clara County Residents To Virus: Here Are The Places He Visited

The unnamed traveler was infectious when he visited 20 places in Santa Clara County between March 16 and 23. The health department warned unvaccinated individuals to watch out for symptoms.

Public Health March 26, 2019

3 Philadelphia Dental Practices May Have Exposed Patients To HIV And Hepatitis

Three dental clinics in Philadelphia may have exposed their patients to HIV and Hepatitis. The dental practices were prohibited from operating after the health department found out that they have unsafe infection control practices.

Public Health March 26, 2019

Doctors Are Calling For More Taxes And Policy Changes For High-Sugar Drinks

In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants more strategic approaches to decrease the excessive consumption of high-sugar drinks among children. These include higher excise tax on the beverages and decreased marketing efforts targeting the young ones.

Public Health March 27, 2019

Women Often Diagnosed Much Later Than Men For Same Diseases: Study

On average, women receive diagnoses for any type of disease four years later compared to men. Researchers said that the findings should encourage doctors to consider sex when screening for health conditions.

Public Health March 27, 2019

Mysterious Condition Drives Spike In Marijuana-Related ER Visits: What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

One of Colorado's largest hospitals saw a spike in cannabis-related ER visits following the legalization of marijuana. Many of the patients suffer from a poorly understood condition known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Sperm Quality May Deteriorate Because Of Dirty Air

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to an air pollutant known as PM2.5 can lead to reduced fertility. The researchers believe their findings could lead to better policies on air quality control, especially in large cities.

Public Health March 25, 2019

New Guidelines For Adult Diabetes Released By Endocrine Society

A new guideline created by the Endocrine Society aims to improve compliance and prevent complications among older patients diagnosed with diabetes. The new guideline was released during the opening of the ENDO 2019 conference.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Dozens Shave Their Heads To Raise Funds For Child Cancer Research

On Sunday, March 24, dozens of people turned up at a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in West Michigan. Volunteers aim to raise money to fund research that will benefit children diagnosed with cancer.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Ebola Outbreak In Congo Hits 1,000-Case Mark

The second worst Ebola outbreak in history has reached over 1,000 cases with more than 600 people dead. According to WHO, violence in the affected areas is the reason for the increase in new cases.

Public Health March 25, 2019

CVS Stores Now Sell Cannabis-Derived CBD Products In 8 States

Cannabidiol creams, roll-ons, and salves are now being sold in 800 CVS stores in eight different states. CVS reveals that the company decided to make CBD products available to customers looking for alternative relief sources.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Allergies On The Rise Because Of High Pollen Counts

Spring season is also the start of the pollen season. High counts of pollen were recorded, resulting in allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Avocado Company Recalls Fruits Sold In 6 States For Potential Listeria Contamination

Make sure to check the label and brand of avocados before buying them. Henry Avocado Corporation, a major avocado producer, has recalled its products due to possible listeria contamination.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Recalled Ground Beef That Caused Salmonella Outbreak May Still Be In Your Freezer, CDC Warns

CDC warned the public about double checking freezers for possible remnants of recalled ground beef. People should know the necessary measures to take so the outbreak can completely come to a close.

Public Health March 24, 2019

CDC Says Current Flu Season Is 'Relatively Long'

The 2018-2019 flu season continues to record high levels of influenza activities across the United States. The CDC does not expect the current flu season to wind down in the next couple of weeks.

Public Health March 24, 2019

Autism Cure Cease Therapy Can Seriously Harm Children, Watchdog Warns

Autism Cease therapy can seriously harm children, a watchdog in the United Kingdom warned. At least 150 therapists were ordered to stop advertising Cease therapy as a cure, as it lacks credibility.

Public Health March 23, 2019

Baby Cough Syrup Recalled Because Of Harmful Bacteria That Can Cause Vomiting, Diarrhea

Kingston Pharma recalled a lot of its DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus due to presence of bacteria causing vomiting and diarrhea. Customers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Public Health March 24, 2019

Students Flock To Sign Online Petition To Close Temple University Amid Mumps Crisis

A petition calling for the temporary closure of Temple University over mumps outbreak has received over 10,000 signatures. As of Monday, 74 people are believed to have contracted the highly contagious disease.

Public Health March 22, 2019

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