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These 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO says
The World Health Organization announced its first list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” on Monday, detailing 12 families of bacteria that agency experts say pose the greatest threat to human health and kill millions of people every year. The list is divided into three categories, prioritized by the urgency of the need for new antibiotics. The […]Related:CDC biosafety lab air hoses were not certified for breathable airDangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study findsRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds
Rising infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics is causing longer hospitalizations and may mean a higher risk of death for children in the United States, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, found that three out of five children admitted […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentAir pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps makes a comeback in Canada and the U.S.
Public health officials in several provinces are telling young adults to check if they need vaccination boosters against mumps as cases mount. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose
Federal health officials are evaluating the benefit of an additional dose of the mumps vaccine because of the increasing number of mumps outbreaks since 2006. More than 5,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most in a decade. Among the outbreaks in recent years, 19 occurred last year on college […]Related:Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republic’sCDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatment
The average length of stay on an anti-addiction medication was just 55 days.Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republic’sCDC temporarily halts work at biosafety labs because of air hose concerns (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds
A pregnant woman's exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on her fetus, according to a new international study, with prolonged exposure associated with nearly 1 in 5 premature births globally. The study, published recently in the journal Environment International, is the first global estimate of preterm births associated with pollution caused by fine particulate matter. […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentU.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republi...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial: The Anti-Vaccine Movement Gains a Friend in the White House
The president ’ s dangerous embrace of conspiracy theorists could endanger thousands of lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE EDITORIAL BOARD Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Autism Medicine and Health Trump, Donald J De Niro, Robert Measles Mumps Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kennedy, Robert F Jr Kennedy, Robert Francis Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Washington State Mumps Outbreak Affecting Vaccinated Kids (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Washington State is reporting 349 confirmed or probable cases of mumps, according to the latest numbers from the state's health department.Paul … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreak Reaches 367 Cases in Washington State
Lower vaccination rates in children may be a contributing factor, officials say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans Agree That Vaccinations Should Be Required For School Attendance
Most Americans think vaccines are beneficial for health, and that children should be required to get them, according to a new poll. The poll, from Pew Research Center, found 82 percent of U.S. adults say healthy children should be required to get the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in order to attend school, while just 17 percent say parents should be able to decide not to vaccinate their kids. In addition, nearly three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) rated the health benefits of the MMR vaccine as “high” or “very high,” while just 7 percent rated the benefits as “low.” Ove...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, the critically endangered saiga antelope faces a new threat from a livestock virus in Mongolia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives a global health trends institute at the University of Washington a big financial boost, Russia's health ministry decides the country cannot afford to spend $1.2 billion to ramp up the response to its burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 82% of Americans think the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry, and more. Also, scientists remind U.S. President Donald Trump that tortur...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

Most U.S. adults support routine MMR vaccine for children
HealthDay News More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’ s vaccine views are at odds with those of most Americans, study says
The criticism of vaccines voiced by President Trump and some other public figures is at odds with the attitudes of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support requiring public school children to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. Overall, 82 percent of Americans support requiring students in public […]Related:A swig of hydrogen peroxide — promoted by alternative-health devotees — can kill youThe longest running streak ever ended Saturday at 19,032 daysDrug company to help improve Virginia’s prescription drug monitoring syst...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Health Disparities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds. Despite some well-publicized opposition, this look at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 2, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks
Most Americans support requiring the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for public school children in order to protect public health. They see high preventive health benefits of such vaccines, and low risk of side effects, and they consider the benefits of the vaccine to outweigh the risks. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Majority of Americans say benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks
(Pew Research Center) Despite debate about the safety of childhood vaccines among some groups in the public, 82% of Americans support requiring children attending public school to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Still, several groups, such as parents of young children, express more concern about the safety of the MMR vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science
Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not. It was never likely that an Administration that coined a term like “alternative facts” after just three days was ever going to be comfortable with a world of study in which facts are the hard, un-devaluable currency. If I tell you that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, you don’t get to argue for 187,000—not if you want to be taken seriously. But while you can’t change established science, you can try to deny it or silence it. On that score, the Trump team has...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized alternative facts climate change EPA onetime politics trump vaccines Source Type: news

Health Groups Want To Know If Tom Price Shares President's Dubious Views On Vaccines
WASHINGTON ― An array of public health advocacy groups wants to make sure President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services doesn’t believe in the same fringe notions about vaccines as the president.  This week’s confirmation hearing for Tom Price will likely focus on the former House Budget Committee chairman’s potential conflicts of interest and on the Trump administration’s plans for repealing Obamacare. But the American Academy of Pediatrics and a host of other groups want senators to get Price on the record about vaccines. “As you work throu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Spike, Indicating Possible Need for Vaccine Boosters Mumps Cases Spike, Indicating Possible Need for Vaccine Boosters
Mumps is back, and is having its worst year in a decade, fueled in part by its spread on college campuses. The spike has some public health officials asking questions about the existing vaccine protocol.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Immunization, Mumps (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- Mumps cases have hit a 10-year high in the United States, and the contagious disease is especially common on college campuses, an infectious disease expert says. Before a mumps vaccine became widely available in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year
We're seeing a 4-fold increase in mumps cases in the US this year versus last, and 20-fold compared to the early 2000s. Lower vaccination rates, mostly caused by the anti-vaccine movement, are most likely to blame. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Are The Highest They've Been In 10 Years
For SELF, by Korin Miller.Experts suggest a few different factors may be to blame. According to new government data, the U.S. is experiencing more mumps cases this year than the country has seen annually in a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, as of November 5, the U.S. has seen 2,879 cases of mumps in 45 states and Washington, D.C., this year. By comparison, there were a little over 1,000 cases reported last year. Mumps is a highly contagious disease that’s caused by a virus that is spread through saliva and mucus. It used to cause up to 186,000 cases a year, but the measles, mumps...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps cases at a 10-year high, colleges hard hit
Health officials are asking some colleges to tell students to get a third mumps vaccine for extra protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Is Not Just A Matter Of Opinion
The Trumps of this world, who now control all three branches of our government, act as if there are no scientific facts, just scientific opinions. And everyone is entitled to have his own opinion. Perhaps this should occasion no surprise. Science is a latecomer and stepchild in human intellectual history. Narrative myth was the first, and is still the predominant, way we make sense of our bewildering world. Humans are natural storytellers who create plausible and comforting explanations for things we don't understand. Scientific thinking is much less natural to us and use of the scientific method (systematic gathering, o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks Are Worst in a Decade
The number of mumps cases has nearly tripled in 2016, making it the worst year for outbreaks in a decade. Despite widespread vaccination requirements, college campuses are bearing the brunt of the attack. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists, who see an ally in the Oval Office
By Rebecca Robins The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer -- and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting childhood vaccinations. At the most basic level, they're hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to advance his oft-stated concern -- debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence -- that there's a link between vaccines and autism. "For the first time in a long...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rubella virus persists after vaccination in some patients with immunodeficiency disorders
Some patients with rare primary immunodeficiency disorders may be at risk for infection by rubella virus, and possibly serious skin inflammation, after receiving the rubella vaccine, usually administered as part of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Although the vaccine for rubella (German measles) has an established record of safety and effectiveness in the general population, patients with severe deficiencies in their immune defenses may be susceptible to side effects from the vaccine, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The autism breakthrough has brought hope to millions - but big challenges remain
Autism is a condition that exerts a grip on the public imagination like no other. In the social world in which we live, the capacity to read situations and respond appropriately is crucial to successful human interaction. People with autism struggle to acquire this skill. An estimated 600,000 people in Britain have autistic spectrum disorders, ranging from mild to severe, and there has been no proven treatment for the condition - until now. This week, researchers reported the first successful long term intervention for autism in a ground breaking study that has brought hope to millions of families. Scientists trained p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Autism Breakthrough Has Brought Hope To Millions -- But Big Challenges Remain
Autism is a condition that exerts a grip on the public imagination like no other. In the social world in which we live, the capacity to read situations and respond appropriately is crucial to successful human interaction. People with autism struggle to acquire this skill. An estimated 600,000 people in Britain have autistic spectrum disorders, ranging from mild to severe, and there has been no proven treatment for the condition -- until now. This week, researchers reported the first successful long term intervention for autism in a ground breaking study that has brought hope to millions of families. Scientists trained...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Americas declared free of measles
The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statins prevent 80,000 heart attacks and strokes a year in UK, study finds
Study in Lancet says risk of side-effects has been exaggerated and controversy will cause 2,000 extra heart attacks and strokes over next decadeStatins to lower cholesterol prevent 80,000 heart attacks and strokes every year in the UK, far outweighing the harm from rare side-effects, according to a review of the evidence which aims to put a heated controversy to rest and reassure the public that statins are safe.The review is published by the Lancet medical journal, whose editor, Richard Horton, likened the harm done to public confidence by the critics of statins to that caused by the paper his journal published on the MMR...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Statins Society Health Medical research Science GPs Doctors NHS UK news Source Type: news

Ebola stayed in the semen of one man for 565 days, raising new public health concerns
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned late Tuesday that Ebola lingers in semen much longer than previously believed, underscoring how much we still don’t understand about the virus. Researchers initially thought that once people survived Ebola, they were immune and could no longer get sick and transmit the virus to others, as is the case with many other infectious diseases we’re […]Related:Centers for Disease Control will run out of money to fight Zika in U.S. next monthThese futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear themMore parents b...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola stayed in the semen of one man for 565 days
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned late Tuesday that Ebola lingers in semen much longer than previously believed, underscoring how much we still don't understand about the virus. Researchers initially thought that once people survived Ebola they were immune and could no longer get sick and transmit the virus to others, as is the case with many other infectious diseases we're […]Related:These futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear themMore parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear them
If you’ve ever struggled with trying to get those tiny eyedrops in just the right spot, read on. A team of researchers has come up with a new type of contact-lens system that gradually delivers medication to your eye while you wear them. That’s right: no more fumbling for the vials on your overcrowded bathroom counter and […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depression (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find drugs for cancer, hepatitis C can kill Zika in petri dish. But will they work in humans?
Scientists have discovered three existing drugs — used for cancer, hepatitis C and for parasitic infections — that they say appear promising against the Zika virus. The experiments were conducted only in lab-grown human cells in petri dishes, but the results were dramatic. Zika is so devastating that the damage it does has been thought to be irreversible. But the researchers […]Related:Pocket Porn: Why Anthony Weiner can’t seem to stop sextingMore parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pocket Porn: Why Anthony Weiner can ’ t seem to stop sexting
Dangr33 is back. Yep, it wasn’t enough for disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner to be caught sexting twice or even to bare his soul in a documentary about his sextcapades. Now he’s been caught sexting a woman, again not his wife, with his young son in the crotch shot. There are many answers […]Related:Scientists find drugs for cancer, hepatitis C can kill Zika in petri dish. But will they work in humans?More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More parents believe vaccines are ‘ unnecessary, ’ while a mumps outbreak grows
The contrast between parents’ attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that more and more moms and dads are refusing the shots for their children. Much of the blame for this phenomenon can be attributed to continuing claims from everyone from actor Jim Carrey to […]Related:Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep ap...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening
Global health officials stepped up defensive measures against Zika over the weekend as the virus continued to expand its reach at a rapid pace. Singapore reported one of the largest single clusters outside of the Americas, confirming 56 infections, mostly among foreign workers at a construction site. On Monday, inspectors armed with insecticide were visiting high-rise public housing […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsPrenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depressionCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, str...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Latinos, cancer risks can depend on heritage
If you're Latino, you could be at risk for colorectal cancer. But the degree of that risk could depend on whether your ancestry traces to Puerto Rico, Mexico, or another Latin American country. A paper published in the September issue of Current Epidemiology Reports discusses the health implications of classifying Latinos as a homogeneous entity while […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningHow natural are ‘natural’ hair dyes? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How natural are ‘ natural ’ hair dyes?
Cosmetics advertised as natural and organic are a several billion-dollar beauty market, but those labels don’t mean much, experts say. Actress Jessica Alba has benefited from the growing demand for wholesome items as her business, The Honest Company, has obtained a billion-dollar valuation. Major personal-care companies are rolling out “natural” products packaged with green letters and pictures […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningFor Lat...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal depression may be the most severe form of maternal depression
Alice felt ecstatic when she saw the two dark pink lines on her pregnancy test. She wasn’t surprised when fatigue and nausea soon followed. But Alice began to worry when she couldn’t sleep and became engulfed in sadness that eclipsed her maternal joy. She confided in a couple of close girlfriends. “Everyone told me that […]Related:More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screeningCPAP machines don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Kids Will Get Vaccinated Under New California Law
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Mississippi hasn’t had a case of measles since 1992. West Virginia last saw measles – a highly contagious virus that kills an estimated 314 people worldwide every day – in 2009. Now, with California’s new vaccination law rolling out shot by shot, the state joins Mississippi and West Virginia to become the third in the nation to adopt stringent vaccination school entrance requirements. And medical experts say disease rates are likely to fall in California as they have in those states. “It’s a good club to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news