How a Measles Quarantine Can Lead to Eviction

By |2019-03-24T02:10:50+00:00March 24th, 2019|

Without paid sick leave, workers who are quarantined for health reasons face job loss and worse. In June 2014, Rex Archer, the director of health in Kansas City, Missouri, quarantined five families during a measles outbreak because several of the families’ members had contracted measles. The residents were told to stay in their home and [...]

Chronic Short Sleep Associated With Adolescent Obesity

By |2019-03-23T01:54:03+00:00March 23rd, 2019|

Latest findings in the ongoing debate about catch-up sleep show it could be protective against obesity for older children and teens. Older children and teenagers may have a higher risk of obesity if they consistently don’t get enough sleep, according to recent Michigan Medicine research. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found the highest [...]

An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

By |2019-03-23T01:54:00+00:00March 23rd, 2019|

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece. For [...]

A soaring maternal mortality rate: What does it mean for you?

By |2019-03-22T01:41:41+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

Update: A new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to help reduce steadily rising rates of caesarean sections around the globe. While crucial at times for medical reasons, caesarean births are associated with short-term and long-risks health risks for women and babies that may extend for years. In June 2018, Serena Williams told Vanity Fair about her journey to [...]

Salmonella Poona multi-country outbreak linked to infant formula

By |2019-03-21T01:29:59+00:00March 21st, 2019|

The multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Poona that has affected young children in France, Belgium and Luxembourg has a common food source – an assessment suggests. Health officials in France, Belgium and Luxembourg reported Salmonella Poona cases in young children, all genetically linked to the same outbreak. Overall, 32 confirmed cases were reported in the EU: 30 in France, 1 [...]

No, Secondhand Vaping Isn’t Harmless

By |2019-03-20T01:01:24+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Sure, it’s not as bad as cigarette smoke, but what do we actually know about the byproduct of vaping? Even though the e-cigarette industry is incredibly lucrative one, there’s a lot we really don’t know about vaping. But because there’s some evidence to suggest it’s marginally better for you than smoking tobacco, many people will do it [...]

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

By |2019-03-20T01:01:08+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, described in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine,intensify concern about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular. Read more at NPR…   The post E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels [...]