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Prevent Food Poisoning from Raw Pet Food, Uncooked Meat

The search to give pets the healthiest diet may be putting some families at risk for food poisoning. While many pet owners say a raw food diet – primarily uncooked meat, bones and organs – is better for their animals’ health, federal health authorities say pet owners should stick to cooked pet food products. According to the […]

CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Screened for Hepatitis C

Federal health authorities are repeating their call for people born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C in light of two new studies that underscore the importance of testing and treatment. Despite effective treatments available, the number of Americans dying as a result of hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, […]

CDC: Zika Virus Infection Can Cause Birth Defects

Federal health officials are urging women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to areas where Zika virus is actively spreading because increasing evidence shows it is a definite and direct cause of serious birth defects including microcephaly. Zika virus disease is spread primarily to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Pregnant […]

Fight Testicular Cancer by Knowing Signs, Risk Factors

Researchers haven’t figured out how to prevent testicular cancer, but they do know this: finding it early offers the best chance for successful treatment. Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer among men between the ages of 15 and 35, according to the National Cancer Institute. In fact, half of all testicular cancers […]

Older Women Should Choose Carbs Wisely to Avoid Higher Depression Risk

White bread, white rice and soda do more than add weight to your waistline. A new study found that a diet high in refined carbohydrates can also increase the risk for older women to develop depression. Here’s the good news: by eating a healthier diet with more dietary fiber, whole grains and vegetables, the risk […]

World Hepatitis Day: Experts Urge Prevention, Testing and Treatment

Millions of people have hepatitis – inflammation of the liver – but most of them do not know they are infected. Viral hepatitis, which includes Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. It causes acute and chronic liver disease. Nearly […]

CDC Urges Life-Saving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases in Kids

Federal health authorities are urging doctors to rethink how they treat children for tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Physicians have been relunctant to prescribe doxycycline – the most effect RMSF treatment – for young children because the drug’s warning label cautions that tooth staining may be a side effect for kids under […]

Middle-Aged Women Lower Heart Disease Risk with Physical Activity

Walking. Gardening. Cycling. Middle-aged women who work up a sweat a few times a week doing these kinds of activities have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots. Women who performed some type of strenuous physical activity two to three times a week were about 20 percent less likely to develop those conditions, […]

Women with PTSD Face Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to women who don’t suffer from PTSD, a new study shows. In fact, the greater the number and severity of PTSD symptoms, the greater the risk. For women in the study who had the highest number of symptoms, nearly […]

Active Asthma Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Research Finds

People who have recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may be at significantly higher risk of heart attack, according to two research papers recently presented to the American Heart Association. “Physicians should do all they can to control every other modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in patients with asthma,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]