June 19, 2019

Thousands of cancer cases linked to this preventable cause

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By Mary Daly From Care2 In 2019, there will be an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and roughly 600,000 cancer deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Both genetics and lifestyle factors contribute to a person’s cancer risk — meaning some cases might be preventable. A new study underscores that point. It […]

54 shocking sleep statistics and trends for 2019

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From The Sleep Advisor see: https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/ One sleepless night, nothing to worry about, they said. This is what many Americans and people around the world say right before they are in a car crash or make a fatal mistake at work. We all know that sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health, but […]

CDC: More severe strain of flu spreading widely

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From Newsmax Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday. One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the flu season, the predominant strain was influenza A H1N1, but now a more severe strain, […]

Just how clean is that stethoscope?

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From Newsmax For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes? A new hospital study finds that stethoscopes are laden with a wide range of bacteria. Some, such as Staphylococcus aureus, can cause serious infections such as pneumonia. The findings were published Dec. 12 in the journal […]

Petlands puppy cruelty

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By Alicia Graef From Care2 US: Investigation puts Petland back in the spotlight for cruelty to puppies Petland is back in the spotlight yet again thanks to an undercover investigation that has exposed its troubling treatment of puppies, and highlights some of the many problems with buying dogs from pet stores. With 80 locations, Petland is  […]

7 big health myths that were debunked in 2018

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By Julia Naftulin From Business Insider In 2018, new research debunked longstanding health myths related to diet, exercise, and more. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidelines on the sale of e-cigarettes to young people and research revealed the benefits of blue light-blocking glasses may be over-hyped. Researchers also found that life expectancy in the United States […]

Caribbean says Zika no longer an issue. Doctors say not so fast [Cayman Islands listed as risk free]

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By Nikki Ekstein From Bloomberg The truth is complicated. On Oct. 18, the Caribbean Public Health Agency was celebrating and promoting good news: the World Health Organization (WHO) was no longer classifying its islands as having active virus transmission. Anguilla blasted a press release to travel professionals, with a subject line proclaiming: “Anguilla Removed from […]

How seniors can reduce risk of falling

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From Newsmax One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it’s possible to avoid some of these serious injuries. When seniors who are at risk of falling have a prevention plan, they’re less likely to suffer a tumble-related hospitalization, […]

CDC: Influenza killed 80,000 people last year in USA

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From WN Federal health officials warned people across the United States more than 80,000 people died during the flu season during winter 2017 through 2018, the highest number in more than a decade, according to The New York Times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last week nearly 90 percent of those deaths […]

Caribbean health agency: Zika risk ‘low’

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By Gay Nagle Myers From Travel Weekly The risk of contacting the Zika virus in the Caribbean region now is “low,” according to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha). Following a review of data over the past 30 months, Carpha said in a statement that the virus transmission has been “interrupted.” Its regional laboratory continues […]