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7 On Your Side tests find antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria on supermarket...

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — When you buy raw meat in the grocery store, what you're bringing home is often more than dinner.“The chances of you buying a product that is contaminated with drug-resistant-bacteria is very high,” said Dr Lance Price. Price is the Founding Director of George Washington University’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, a leading research laboratory…

No evidence of progress in reducing inequalities in obesity, report finds

An Oireachtas committee report says there is no evidence of progress by the Government in reducing inequalities in obesity.The Government is committed to reducing the gap in obesity levels between the highest and lowest socio-economic groups by 10% by 2020.The Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs said the Government had committed to reviewing progress…

Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in...

Home Health November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 by Douglas Brugge And Kevin James Lane, The Conversation Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader…

5 things to do to keep your lungs healthy

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and what one can do to protect oneself from it. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death among both men and women around the world. But the good news is there is a lot you can do to protect yourself…

Fast food has doubled Type-II diabetes in kids

KOLKATA: The number of adolescents suffering from Type II or adult diabetes has doubled over the last 10 years and could reach 2% of the city’s under-18 diabetic population by 2023, believe experts. According to data collected by an NGO and a few leading city endocrinologists, the disease will turn into an epidemic in the…

Media Advisory: Local scientists to hold open discussion with public on...

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo, Buffalo Museum of Science and Erie County Department of Health have partnered to hold Pushing Back: Antimicrobial Resistance, an event that aims to educate the public about the increasing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the harm that overuse of these prescribed medications can have on our microbiome.The event…

The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states. Zodiacphoto/shutterstock.comAs a pediatrician-scientist who develops new vaccines for neglected diseases, I spent most of my career in the Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor.While working in the Northeast, I had heard a few things about the anti-vaccine movement. As both a vaccine scientist and a father of…

Suffering from diabetes? Keep your heart health in check

New Delhi: With an estimated 72 million people suffering from diabetes in the country, India is the diabetic capital of the world. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that can lead to complications over time. Cardiovascular diseases are majorly associated with diabetes and are the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. More…

Obesity may cause depression even in absence of health issues

  Wed, Nov 14 2018 09:33:38 AM London, Nov 13 (IANS): Overweight and obese people may be at increased risk of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, warns new research.The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, showed that the psychological impact of being overweight causes depression, rather than associated illnesses…

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

CHICAGO (AP) - Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped…

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