Think twice about buying 'squashed-faced' breeds, vets urge dog-lovers - British Veterinary Association launches #breedtobreathe campaign to highlight serious health issues breeds such as pugs and French bulldogs are prone to
Chickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine: Warning over wider global health impacts after findings reveal thousands of tonnes of colostin - the ‘antibiotic of last resort’ - are being shipped to India’s farms.
Dispatches - When Cousins Marry (2010) | How Muslim immigrants in the UK are causing a public health crisis due to inbreeding and the reluctance to address it due to fears of being called racist
Students whose sex ed programs teach abstinence as the only way to protect sexual health have less favorable attitudes toward condoms and are more likely to have unprotected sex than students who learn safe sexual practices. Abstinence-only sex education programs do not stop minors from having sex.
TIL that the snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939.
Allowing employers a “moral exemption” from offering birth control coverage is immoral. The issue here should not be an employer’s religious or moral beliefs but the needs, beliefs, health and safety of the employee. Your employers religion shouldn’t dictate your healthcare options.
The deadly plague epidemic that has rocked the island of Madagascar could reach mainland Africa. The outbreak, which has been described the worst in 50 years' and has now reached "crisis" point, has prompted World Health Organization officials to place nine African countries on high alert.
Engineer who lived modestly donates $37 million to Pittsburgh Foundation. Mr. Suckling’s bequest, will benefit the Sewickley Public Library, the Heritage Valley Health System in Sewickley, and nonprofits and programs in the Sewickley region that help low-income youth and families.
Farmers must stop antibiotics use in animals due to human health risk, warns WHO - Overuse of antibiotics in animals is contributing to growing drug resistance in humans with serious health implications, says global health body.
Fox News contributor Todd Starnes blames pornography, the separation of church and state, abortion, gay marriage, and the devil for the Florida high school shooting. Not blamed: The shooter, lax gun restrictions, poor mental health facilities
Low levels of alcohol consumption is potentially beneficial to brain health, by improving the function of the glymphatic system, which helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease, finds a new study in mice.
Vitamin D status in irritable bowel syndrome and the impact of supplementation on symptoms: Evidence suggests that low vitamin D is common among the IBS population and merits assessment and rectification for general health reasons alone. Vitamin D interventions may benefit symptoms.
Bernie Sanders: "Hey, Mr. President: Instead of copying France's military parade, why not copy France's health care system? Health care for all, low-cost prescription drugs, much less expensive."
Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term quadrupled the odds that a new mother & her child would live below the federal poverty line, researchers reported in the American Journal of Public Health on Thurs., a few days before the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
TIL In 2011, a Brazilian man found a penguin covered in oil and close to death. He nursed him back to health and since then the Penguin swims 3 to 5 thousand miles every year to spend time with his human soulmate.
You mean, I would be *forced* to live in a Scandinavian country where health care is a guaranteed right, education won't put you $100k in debt, and has the highest Quality of Life rating in the world? Ok, I begrudgingly accept.
President says mass shooting in Texas ‘isn’t a guns situation’, but scientific evidence suggests it probably is. US doesn't have significantly higher rates of mental health problems, but Americans are ten times more likely to die at barrel of gun than people in other high-income countries.
TIL In the 1960s, the sugar industry paid three Harvard scientists $50,000 to say that heart disease was most likely caused by saturated fat. After their report was published in JAMA, diets concentrating on low fat gained the endorsement of many health authorities.
Children suffering from anxiety and depression will be offered counselling at school under government plans to tackle a widely reported crisis in young people’s mental health...attempt to stop any psychological difficulties deepening into lifelong issues.
In a recent study, the researchers conclude that under the Affordable Care Act brain injury-related deaths for Blacks and Hispanics dropped by 20 percent, while there was a nine percent increase in such deaths for those without any health insurance at all.
Vaping is 95% safer than smoking and doesn't get kids hooked, claims Public Health England - E-cigarettes are overwhelmingly healthier than tobacco smoke, and there is little evidence to suggest they act as a gateway for young people who then progress to smoking, Public Health England has said.
Take it from a new mom: universal healthcare would mean freedom, especially for women. Having the freedom to move careers or locations without losing our health care means something really big: we can choose when, if and how to start families.
Fed Up (2014) "Revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history."
Adopted this little dude while on vacation in Mexico. The litter was found in the jungle in terrible shape but were nursed back to health by the local animal rescue foundation. Here he is today healthy, happy and adapting well to his new life as a Canadian!
TIL that during the Black Plague, the Jewish community had a lower infection risk than other populations. Among the theories, they suggest that Jewish religious practices promoted better health since so many rituals relate to hygiene. It resulted in the Jews being accused of causing the Black Death.
The California legislature has passed a bill which prohibits employers from punishing workers who use birth control, have an abortion or make any other reproductive health decisions with which the employer may oppose.
Smokers 20 Percent More Likely to Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 More. Smoking cessation remains an important focus of public health efforts since it remains the largest preventable cause of death and disease in not just the United States, but the world.
Transgender Health AMA Series: I'm Joshua Safer, Medical Director at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, here to talk about the science behind transgender medicine, AMA!
I'd like to take a second to praise and recognize The Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, for upholding women's health services by vetoing a bill last Tuesday that would of defunded Planned Parenthood for his state.