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France Detects First Bird Flu Outbreak In Years

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first...

Coke Would Like The World To Buy The Idea That Soda Is Healthy

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained ...

With Millions On HIV Treatment, AIDS Pandemic Tide Turns

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show resu...

1 In 3 Healthy Adults Will Develop Diabetes Over Their Lifetime

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of 45-year-olds will develop so-called prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar level that often precedes diabetes, accord...

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Spreads To 3 More States

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Three new states today reported E. coli infections in the same strain as the Chipotle outbreak in the Pacific Northwest earlier this fall, ...

Nursing Homes Use Old-Fashioned Objects To Trigger Dementia Patients' Memories

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Hom...

Many Children With Cancer Were Born With Genes That Increase Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increas...

U.S. Public Health Funding On The Decline

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - U.S. public health funding – which covers things like disease prevention, cancer screenings, contraceptives and vaccines &nd...

Cancer Screening Recommendations and The "Expertise Fallacy"

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H. The American Cancer Society (ACS), an advocacy organization that has fairly recently (and very positively) taken a more...

To Curb Rising Costs, Experts Call For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical...

Experts Push For Pregnancy Warning Labels On Pot Products

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms. That message would be written on medical and recrea...

"Curbing" Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries with Emergency Care

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Adam Lewis

This Sunday is one of those international awareness days you don't hear much about. Football teams won't wear a particular color, Google won't change its logo and newspapers probably won't devote their front page to the cause. But its importance and relevance are nonetheless profound.

U.S. Obesity Rates Are Rising Again, Especially Among Minority Women

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get peo...

I Wish I Was Crabbier Today

Francesca Koe | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Francesca Koe

When ingested at low levels, domoic acid can cause nausea and dizziness; at higher levels, it can cause short-term memory loss and seizures; in some cases it can even prove to be fatal.

In Greece, Healthy Teeth Are Now A Luxury

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

It was the first time in weeks Anthoula Papazoi had cooked meat. She had stewed the cut of beef, donated by a friend, on a low flame all morning. But...

The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America's Lowest Paid Workers

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business

The people taking care of America's children are some of the lowest-paid workers in the country, according to a study published Thursday by the ...

Tias Arms: Making a Difference in South Africa

Margaret Moodian | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Margaret Moodian

The most prevalent concentration of individuals living with HIV in the world is in South Africa, according to the Current HIV/AIDS Reports. These reports state that, of all the people worldwide who have HIV, almost one fifth of them, or 6.4 million, live in South Africa.

Study Finds American Diets Are Poor (But Improving!)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

People in the United States have been eating healthier — in fact, a new study finds that improved diets have prevented 1.1 million premature de...

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused...

5 Scary Coal Industry Tricks This Halloween

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.30.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I'm working with thousands of people to banish these ghouls and goblins, so that my daughter grows up in a world that isn't haunted by the specter of air pollution, water pollution, and climate chaos.

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

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Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care

Brian Castrucci | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Brian Castrucci

Today, governmental public health agencies face extraordinary challenges, from managing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to adapting to the advent of big data and availability of electronic health records. We need data to ensure that we have the public health workforce that we need.

NY To Require Training For Doctors Who OK Pot For Patients

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patient...

The Science of Saving a Life

Marion Leary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know!

Expert Panel Pushes Back On 'Outrageous' Prescription Drug Prices

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A panel of medical experts said on Friday the prices of prescription medicines in the United States need to be brought in line with the value they br...