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There are now vaping-related lung injury cases in all 50 states
A teen from Southeast Alaska is the state's first case of vaping-related lung injury, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:29:42 GMT
Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report.
Samoa's government is shut today so everyone can get vaccinated for measles
Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.
Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 19:11:35 GMT
A Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens.
The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:16:56 GMT
Like an inbox filled with emails about Black Friday sales, the one thing you can count on the day after Thanksgiving is a fridge packed with leftovers.
The mystery of President Trump's unannounced hospital visit
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 20:24:58 GMT
President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend spurred speculation about his health from the public, and from doctors. In a statement late Monday night, the White House doctor said that the President underwent "a routine, planned" checkup and attributed "scheduling uncertainties" for keeping the trip off the record.
The lone star tick could soon be colonizing a backyard near you
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.
Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:40:43 GMT
On June 24 at 11:34 AM, Michael Sonn became a part of medical history.
More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year
As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:04:26 GMT
Spanish for "beautiful hill," Loma Linda, California is nestled between mountain peaks in the middle of the San Bernardino Valley. The city is known as an epicenter of health and wellness, with more than 900 physicians on the campus of Loma Linda University and Medical Center.
How 'Giving Tuesday' ushers in the holidays' charitable spirit
For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy.
Half a million pounds of pork products recalled after anonymous tip
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 05:39:43 GMT
A company is recalling more than half a million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected, officials said.
Why being thankful is so good for your health
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:46:21 GMT
As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries.
Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:17:52 GMT
Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.
Researchers work to improve effectiveness of flu shots
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:51:41 GMT
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine.
Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:10:22 GMT
The Earth is heading toward a "global tipping point" if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid "an existential threat to civilization."
Pilgrims survived the first Thanksgiving thanks to an epidemic that devastated Native Americans
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:44:48 GMT
Sometime in the autumn of 1621, a group of English Pilgrims who had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and created a colony called New Plymouth celebrated their first harvest.
Man dies after being licked by his dog and contracting rare infection
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:07:36 GMT
A 63-year-old man in Germany has died after contracting a rare infection when he was licked by his dog.
More than 6 million US middle and high schoolers used tobacco products in 2019
More than 6 million middle and high school students were currently using tobacco product in 2019, according to National Youth Tobacco Survey data released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:43:47 GMT
More than a thousand surgical patients at Goshen Hospital in Indiana may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after an error in the sanitizing procedure for surgical equipment, according to a press release from Goshen Health.
Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce again?
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 01:07:37 GMT
Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young
Head, face and neck injuries due to cell phone use have risen sharply over the last 20 years and can carry the risk of long-term complications, a new study says.
If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:08:04 GMT
If you're hosting Thanksgiving festivities this year, it's time to check your pantry and fridge. Federal health officials are warning people to avoid some foods due to a series of issues -- from E. coli to lack of inspection.
Massachusetts puts tough restrictions on flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:21:38 GMT
Massachusetts placed heavy restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products Wednesday, with GOP Gov. Charlie Baker signing into law a set of sweeping tobacco controls.
Explosive growth in screen use by toddlers, studies say
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:00:47 GMT
Use of screen time explodes between 12 months and three years in the United States, and most Canadian preschoolers between the ages of two and three are not meeting World Health Organization recommendations for appropriate use of television, computers and other screens, according to two new studies published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
Once-a-month birth control pill works on pigs. People could be next
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough on developing a contraceptive pill that only needs to be taken once a month.
Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 01:49:55 GMT
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.
Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:56:40 GMT
Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.
FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:29:38 GMT
The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.
More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 23:31:46 GMT
Even at levels below international air quality guidelines, short-term exposure to pollution can send you to the hospital for more reasons than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.