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Overwhelming Stress In Britain Makes A Third Of Population Feel Suicidal

Stress due to long-term diseases such as cancer, as well as socio-economic factors including poor work-life balance and debt, rank as major triggers of chronic stress. Suicidal thoughts and self-harm were prevalent in almost one-third of the surveyed population.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Michigan To Regulate Cannabidiol As Marijuana Amid Confusion On Hemp Products Prohibition

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs clarified that cannabidiol is within the scope of the term "marijuana” as per Michigan laws. This meant that CBD products are to be regulated with how marijuana products are being controlled.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Ebola Keeps Coming Back, And Here's What Needs To Be Done To Contain It

The Ebola virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering concerns that it will be like the 2014 to 2016 epidemic that claimed 11,000 lives. The government and the WHO, however, are quickly moving to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Public Health May 14, 2018

New Jersey Authorities Confirm Travel-Related Measles Cases: What's The Threat?

Measles complications can go from diarrhea to pneumonia and brain swelling. Though children below five years old and adults older than 20 years old are most at risk of such complications, measles can be severe for all ages.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Indianapolis Woman Dies From Misdiagnosed Necrotizing Fasciitis: What Are The Symptoms Of Flesh-Eating Disease?

Carol Martin may have been saved if her condition was diagnosed correctly. Symptoms of the flesh-eating disease can be confusing because they appear to be like any other illness or injury. When should you see a doctor?

Public Health May 13, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs: Food Safety Tips Amid Food Recalls And Outbreaks

How does one keep the family safe from infection when there's a salmonella outbreak? Cleaning the refrigerator thoroughly and following basic food safety tips are key steps.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Lyme Disease Cases Rise: Protect The Home From Tick Populations To Avoid Tick Bites

How can homes be protected from being infested with tick populations? Wise landscaping and cleaning can help prevent tick populations from wreaking havoc at home.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Deadly Falls On The Rise Among Older Adults: How Can Seniors Prevent Falls?

The rate of deadly falls in U.S. seniors has increased by 31 percent over the past decade. Why are fall incidents increasing and what measures can be adopted to prevent injuries?

Public Health May 12, 2018

Melanoma On The Rise Among Young Women: Factors That Can Increase Your Risk For Skin Cancer

Melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer in women between 15 and 29 years old. Here are some factors that can up a person's odds for sun damage and skin cancer.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 12 More: How To Handle Eggs To Prevent Salmonella Infection

Twelve more people were sickened by salmonella in an outbreak linked to recalled eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms' Hyde County farm. Here are the proper ways of handling eggs and egg dishes to avoid contracting salmonella.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Children Who Live Closer To Livestock Have Lower Risk Of Allergy Until Adulthood

A new study found that exposure to farming environments may decrease the risk of sensitivity to allergens like pollen and pets. Interestingly, low sensitization is not limited during childhood but also during adulthood.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Experimental Ebola Vaccine May Help Halt New Outbreak In Congo

In trials, the experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV provided protection against the killer virus. What makes the vaccine particularly difficult to use to contain the new outbreak in Congo?

Public Health May 12, 2018

Woman Dies After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria During Vacation: How To Protect Yourself From Necrotizing Fasciitis

Carol Martin may have contracted flesh-eating bacteria from a hot tub during her vacation. Experts advise ways to avoid contracting necrotizing fasciitis particularly when using hot tubs and swimming pools.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Four People Treated For Rabies After Being Bitten By Raccoon

Authorities have yet to capture the potentially rabid raccoon that bit four individuals in Georgetown. All four bitten individuals have been given treatments, but they have to return for the next doses to complete the treatment.

Public Health May 12, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Caused By Recalled Eggs Infects 35 People In 9 States

A salmonella outbreak has infected 35 people in nine different states across the United States. Eggs have been identified as the cause of the outbreak, and over 200,000 eggs were recalled in April due to fears of contamination.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Up To 4 Places In New Jersey Could

The New Jersey Department of Health confirmed two cases of measles. Residents may have been exposed to measles in four places, including Newark Liberty International Airport.

Public Health May 11, 2018

New Exotic Tick Species Is Spreading In The US

On top of the increase in ticks this season, US residents may also have to be wary of a new species. The East Asia native ticks had been found to be spreading across New Jersey, where it was first found.

Public Health May 13, 2018

Majority Of Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Recommend Weed For Pregnant Mothers With Morning Sickness

Majority of Colorado cannabis dispensaries advised their pregnant customers to take marijuana products to treat their morning sickness. The recommendation was made despite experts saying that marijuana products are potentially harmful to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.

Public Health May 11, 2018

HTLV-1 Virus Threatens Australian Aborigines: International Coalition Calls On WHO To Eradicate HIV’s Distant Cousin

An international coalition of medical virologists urged the WHO to implement strategies to eradicate the HTLV-1 virus. HTLV-1 is a distant relative of HIV, which can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Child Care Center Closed After Child's Typhoid Fever Diagnosis

Staff and students of a child care center are being tested after potentially being exposed to a child who was diagnosed with typhoid fever. It's important for travelers to take extra precautions to avoid contracting typhoid fever overseas.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Most Oncologists Feel Less Knowledgeable About Medical Marijuana But Still Recommend It Anyway

Majority of oncologists in the United States feel they are less knowledgeable about the benefits of medical marijuana. However, a latest survey revealed that almost half of the respondents recommended cannabis for their cancer patients.

Public Health May 11, 2018

First Death In Democratic Republic Of Congo's Ebola Outbreak Occurred In January, 25 Cases Now Confirmed

The first death in the current Ebola outbreak facing the Democratic Republic of Congo has been reported. The number of confirmed cases of Ebola has risen to 25.

Public Health May 10, 2018

Lyme Disease Cases Increasing: How To Protect Yourself From It

Lyme Diseases Awareness Month is here, and so are the rising numbers of infections. It can potentially turn into a more serious condition, so here are ways to prevent getting Lyme disease.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Hawaii Potentially Banning 70 Percent Of Sunscreen Brands Available In The Market

Hawaii's decision to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate could potentially prohibit 70 percent of known sunscreen products on the market. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association believed that this move impacts the efforts made to prevent skin cancer.

Public Health May 11, 2018

The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Is Only Getting Worse

The CDC has now recorded 149 cases of illnesses linked to romaine lettuce, with 29 states affected. At this rate, the E. coli outbreak is expected to worsen overtime.

Public Health May 10, 2018

FDA Warns Of EpiPen Shortage: How To Be Prepared When You Need An Emergency Allergy Shot

EpiPens and generic versions are facing a shortage in the United States, says the FDA. Here's how to deal with this issue and survive the shortage.

Public Health May 10, 2018

Nurse Suspected Of Spreading Hepatitis C Denies Having The Virus

Cora Weber, the nurse suspected of spreading hepatitis C, has admitted to taking discarded drugs from the hospital she worked at but denied having the virus or reusing needles on patients. Her lawyers also highlight she is a regular blood donor.

Public Health May 10, 2018

E. Coli Bacteria Infection: Symptoms, Treatment, And Prevention

After a string of infections was confirmed in the United States, the CDC sent a warning of the risks of E. coli from romaine lettuce. Reports share more information about the bacteria to raise awareness on the outbreak.

Public Health May 10, 2018

CDC Shares Horrific Photo Of A Muffin For Lyme Disease Awareness

The poppyseed muffin will never be the same again. In an attempt to raise awareness for tick season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared a photo of a muffin on Twitter, which left many people horrified.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Prolonged Exposure To Air Pollution Triggers Inflammation And Progression Of Cancer Genes

Air pollutant particles like nickel can trigger inflammation and advance the progression of cancer. The study published in Scientific Reports showed the negative effects of harmful air quality in human health.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Authorities Issue Warning Against Loperamide Abuse After Imodium Overdose Kills Man In Illinois

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office issued a public service announcement warning every one of increased excessive consumption of Imodium, with an active ingredient Loperamide. The announcement came in the wake of a 23-year-old man's death from Imodium abuse in Illinois.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Mom Warns About Dangerous Deodorant Challenge That Scarred Daughter

A mom from the United Kingdom warned other parents about the dangerous deodorant challenge that left secondary burns on her daughter’s skin. Her daughter participated in the game while with her playmates in a local playground.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Ebola Outbreak Resurfaces In Congo: Profile Of The World’s Deadliest Virus

Two cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s Ministry of Health is working alongside WHO and other local and international agencies to deploy an emergency response similar to the 2017 outbreak.

Public Health May 9, 2018

In Minnesota, 10 People Are Infected From The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

In Minnesota, there are now 10 confirmed cases of E. coli O157. The victims are mostly women, they live throughout the state, and three of them were hospitalized.

Public Health May 8, 2018

A New Report Shows That Thousands Of Suspected Overdoses In Connecticut Were Due To Opioids

According to new information collected from the Department of Public Health in Connecticut, thousands of suspected overdoses could be related to opioids. The information was gathered from the months of January to April of this year.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: 2 Confirmed Cases And 10 More Suspected

A new ebola outbreak is affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo with two confirmed cases and 10 more suspected. Ebola was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Police Violence Among Top Public Health Issues, Says Study

A study published on the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health website wants to label police violence as a top public health issue. The researchers apparently want the government to improve action in its prevention.

Public Health May 9, 2018

State Department Of Health Suspends License Of Nurse Suspected Of Spreading Hepatitis C

Cora Weberg is reportedly the only nurse at the Good Samaritan Hospital who treated both of the patients who tested positive for hepatitis C. Her license is now suspended.

Public Health May 8, 2018

New Findings Conclude That Eating Eggs Is Generally Healthy Even For Diabetic Persons

A low or high consumption of eggs is found to be safe in generally healthy or diabetic persons. Scientists found that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect in the overall bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Public Health May 8, 2018

Woman's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

Kendra Jackson's runny nose was caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain, which could lead to meningitis if left untreated. How did the doctors plug the source of the CSF leak?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Walmart Restricts Opioid Prescriptions To A 7-Day Supply: Will Other Pharmacies Also Do This?

Walmart and Sam's Club announced plans to restrict opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply in 60 days. It will also use NarxCare, and will require e-prescriptions by 2020.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Companies May Drop Marijuana Screenings In Order To Hire More Employees

According to experts from human resources, more companies are pulling back from pre-screening potential employees. Several in-demand jobs have already begun to drop drug screening tests in order to fill positions.

Public Health May 7, 2018

How A Virus Called HTLV-1 From 1500-Year-Old Mummies Infected 40 Percent Of Adults In Rural Australia

A study has confirmed that the HTLV-1 virus has infected 40 percent of adults in a region in rural Australia. Researchers are trying to determine the reasons behind the spread of it.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Doctors Save Woman Suffering From Severe Peanut Allergy Mid-Flight

During a flight to Cleveland, two doctors came to the rescue of a woman suffering from anaphylactic shock due to peanut allergies. Pilots were forced to land the aircraft for the safety of the passenger.

Public Health May 7, 2018

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