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Obamacare Calorie Count Requirements Take Effect: What To Expect

The calorie count mandate from Obamacare was approved and will take effect next week. Consumers can expect restaurants, supermarkets, theaters, and more to publish the nutrition information of products being offered.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Rise Of Anxiety In US: Poll Reveals What Americans Are Most Worried About

An APA survey concluded that Americans are more anxious today than they were last year. The poll showed that paying bills causes the greatest anxiety, while baby boomers are the most anxious compared to other generations.

Public Health May 8, 2018

Health Experts Push To Prescribe Exercise As Part Of Routine Treatment For Cancer Patients

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia are calling for exercise to be prescribed to people with cancer. What are the benefits of including exercise in routine cancer treatment?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Man Infected With Hepatitis C After ER Visit Files Suit Against MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

One of the patients who had contact with a hepatitis-C infected nurse at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup filed a lawsuit over hospital negligence. The suit was filed after the arrest of the nurse, Cora Weberg.

Public Health May 6, 2018

How A 25-Year-Old Drug For Nerve Pain Called Gabapentin Showed Up In Opioid Overdoses

Gabapentin, a nerve medication that has been around for 25 years, is now being misused by opioid users. The FDA is going to study the drug to find a solution to the crisis.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Woman Had Cockroach Stuck In Ear For 9 Days: Here Is Why Live Insects Could Crawl Into Your Body

Experts said cockroaches in the ear are not unusual because these insects are always looking for food. In the case of a Florida woman, it took nine days before parts of the cockroach’s body were completely removed from her ear.

Public Health May 5, 2018

People Showing No Symptoms Of Dengue Fever Likely The Primary Source Of Infection

Researchers used a mathematical equation to compute the degree by which asymptomatic people contributed to the transmission of the dengue virus. It was previously assumed that people with no symptoms had little impact on the spread of the disease.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Woman Hospitalized Due To Microblading Infection: Other Health Risks Posed By Tattooed Eyebrows

A woman was hospitalized for three days due to an infection linked to eyebrow microblading. What are the other dangers of getting makeup tattoos and other cosmetic procedures?

Public Health May 5, 2018

Dropping Fast Food Can Increase Fertility: Other Ways To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Fly Infestation In Los Angeles VA Hospital Causes Cancellation And Postponement Of Dozens Of Surgeries

A look into the conditions of a VA hospital in California shows that surgeries had to be canceled and postponed due to insect infestation. Some insect traps were located inside of the operating room.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Kroger Supplier Recalls 17 Tons Of Ground Beef Due To Possible Plastic Contaminants

The USDA confirmed that around 17 tons of beef delivered to Kroger distribution centers might be contaminated by hard bits of plastic. The retailer issued a recall for several of its products that were included in the batch delivered by its supplier.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Candidate Scott Hawkins Announces Cancer Diagnosis: What Is The Best Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer?

Alaska Republican contender Scott Hawkins said he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer amid his gubernatorial run. A team of oncologists said they are positive of Hawkins’ full recovery given his good health and tolerance with the treatments.

Public Health May 4, 2018

Nurse Shares Video Of What Really Happens To Lungs Of Smokers

A viral video shows just what can happen to the lungs of a smoker. The charcoal-colored lungs are larger but less elastic and deflates quickly compared to the healthy lungs.

Public Health May 4, 2018

A New Study Claiming Cellphones Were Responsible For The Rise In Brain Tumors In England, Dismissed By Experts

A new study that was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health claimed cell phones were responsible for the rise of brain tumors in England. This study was dismissed by experts for lack of evidence.

Public Health May 3, 2018

More People Affected With Incurable Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites: What Is Alpha-Gal Syndrome?

Lone star ticks can cause meat allergy or alpha-gal syndrome that trigger severe allergic reactions. Experts said there are at least 3,000 cases of the alpha-gal syndrome in the country due to lone star tick bites.

Public Health May 4, 2018

E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Kills 1 In California

Someone has now died because of the E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. 25 states are now affected, and the CDC confirms cases have grown to 121, 52 of which required hospitalization.

Public Health May 4, 2018

FDA Warns About Raw Canadian Oysters Potentially Contaminated With Norovirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection, warned against consumption of potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia.

Public Health May 3, 2018

Tick, Flea, And Mosquito Infections More Than Tripled Since 2004: Here's How To Protect Against Bug Bites

Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.

Public Health May 3, 2018

New App May Help Teens Battle Depression: Could Games Be The Solution?

A new app that was created by a London-based start-up company could help teens battle depression. According to statics, young adults suffer the most from depression, anxiety, and several mood disorders.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Washington Nurse Potentially Exposed Thousands Of Patients To Hepatitis C: Hospital Offers Free Tests And Treatment

A nurse at the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, may have infected 2,600 patients with hepatitis C. The nurse no longer works there, and the hospital is offering free tests to potentially infected patients.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Yearly According To WHO

Data released by the World Health Organization revealed an alarming death toll of 7 million people yearly due to ambient and household air pollution. Meanwhile, WHO also noted that more local governments are monitoring air quality in their respective cities.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Synthetics Kill More People Than Prescription Opioids: What You Should Know About Fentanyl Overdose

The rate of fatalities due to fentanyl, a type of synthetic opioid, is higher compared to deaths due to prescription opioids. Deaths due to fentanyl overdose reached 46 percent in a data analysis published in the journal JAMA.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Mosquito And Tick-Borne Diseases Such As Zika And Lyme Surge To ‘Astronomical Levels’

The CDC reported that vector-borne diseases from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have more than tripled since 2004. Experts are investigating the role of climate change in the spread of these diseases.

Public Health May 2, 2018

Is Roseanne Barr Mentally Unstable? Comedian Continues To Make Outlandish Remarks Following Controversial Tweet

Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr continues to make concerning comments following the cancellation of her show. Some are concerned for her mental health and insist she needs help.

Public Health June 1, 2018

Synthetic Opioids Are Now The Leading Cause Of Overdose Deaths, Accounting For 45 Percent Of Them

A new study revealed that synthetic opioids account for more overdose deaths than prescription opioids. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is easier and quicker to produce than prescription fentanyl.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Friends From 2 States Diagnosed With Rare Eye Cancer: How To Know If You Are At Risk Of Ocular Melanoma

A rare form of cancer has affected patients who all graduated from Auburn University in Alabama. Physicians said they still have to find the connection between the cases, and they hope that cure will be available in the future.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Diet High In Rice And Pasta Linked To Earlier Menopause

Earlier onset of menopause is linked to cardiovascular disease, low bone density, and osteoporosis. What food was linked to early and later onset of menopause in women?

Public Health May 1, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Allergy Season Worsens Every Year Due To Weather Change: Here Are The Cities That Are Most Affected

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, seasonal allergies have gotten worse because of the weather changes. The AAFA also listed which cities would be the most difficult places to live in during this time of year.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Can Cannabis Help People With Insomnia? Study To Investigate Effect Of Medicinal Cannabinoid On Sleep

Frequent lack of sleep can have detrimental consequences to health. Researchers in Australia will conduct a study that will probe the effects of medicinal cannabis on people with chronic insomnia.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Healthy Habits That Can Prolong Life By More Than A Decade

Harvard researchers discovered that adherence to five lifestyle practices is associated with more than 10 years of increased longevity, as well as reduced risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. What are these five healthy habits?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Jawbone Of Hiroshima Bombing Victim Reveals Amount Of Radiation Fatal To Humans

A group of Brazilian scientists calculated the radiation dose in the jawbone of a Hiroshima bombing victim using a technique called electron spin resonance spectroscopy. The technique yielded the exact amount of radiation that can be fatal to humans.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

London Infested With Toxic Caterpillars, Officials Warn Of Potential Health Hazards

The emergence of toxic caterpillars may cause health hazards to people, animals, and oak trees. Officials are urging the public to contact authorities if they spot OPM caterpillars or nests.

Public Health April 29, 2018

Former Model ‘Eaten Alive’ By Scabies: Facts And Remedies About This Potentially Fatal Skin Disease

A 93-year-old former model died of complications from severe scabies while being cared for in a Georgia nursing home. Experts say scabies is highly contagious but should be treatable given that the disease is managed early.

Public Health April 29, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

Vaccines Don't Cause Autism In Dogs: Veterinarians Respond To New Anti-Vaxx Fears

Can dogs really develop autism symptoms because of vaccines? A British morning talk show received backlash over allegedly pushing anti-vaxx and canine autism conversation.

Public Health April 28, 2018

Former Model Suffered 'Painful' Death From Being Eaten Alive By Scabies In Georgia Nursing Home

An elderly woman died in 2015 at a nursing home in Georgia. It has now been reported that the older woman died a 'painful' death due to being 'eaten alive' by scabies that lived under her skin for a long period.

Public Health April 27, 2018

27-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Diagnosed With Rare Rodent-Borne Disease 3 Months Ago

A young woman who was fighting for her life at the University of New Mexico Hospital has died. The woman was diagnosed with a rare but fatal virus known as the hantavirus.

Public Health April 27, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

Up To 270 Women In England May Have Died After Breast Cancer 'Screening Error'

In the UK, up to 270 women may have succumbed to breast cancer due to a screening error that caused them to miss a second check-up. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt publicly apologized.

Public Health May 2, 2018

19 States Are Affected By The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new update regarding the E. coli outbreak that is linked to romaine lettuce. 19 states have reported 84 unique cases of the deadly bacteria.

Public Health April 25, 2018

FDA Cracks Down On Sale Of JUUL And Other E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, through Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, announced a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan that includes a nationwide crackdown on retailers selling JUUL and other e-cigarettes to minors.

Public Health April 26, 2018

Alcohol May Increase Strains Of Bad Mouth Bacteria: Here Are Long-Term Effects Of Alcohol On The Body

Heavy drinkers tend to have an overabundance of bad mouth bacteria linked to increased risk for gum disease and cancer. Drinking alcohol may also cause permanent damage to the brain and body.

Public Health April 26, 2018

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