Ticks are dangerous and disgusting. Pennsylvania is in the midst of...

Pennsylvania is working to get a handle on ticks and tickborne illnesses like Lyme disease, that pose a threat to public health to the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Since July 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has coordinated with county governments on a five-year effort to assess the risk of tickborne illnesses across the…

How Nutrition Should Change After 50 – Diet for Older Adults...

There are a lot of great things that come with age, like wisdom and more freedom (hello, retirement!). But there are also things that become more challenging, like absorbing certain nutrients. Chief among them: vitamin D (a major immune system bolsterer) and vitamin B12, which helps regulate our metabolism and keeps us energized, according to…

Harvard-Westlake students were vaccinated. Dozens caught whooping cough anyway – Los...

Under California law, children must receive all of their doses of whooping cough vaccine to be allowed to attend school, unless they have a medical reason not to be vaccinated. By the time they turn 6, most children have received five doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis vaccine, or DTaP. Then they must get a booster before…

Study reveals how motivation affects nutrition and diet – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. The study examined the motivational role of a theory called regulatory focus on consumers' involvement in nutrition, that is, the time and effort they put in to finding…

Racism, Poverty And Homophobia Are Still Big Obstacles To Ending HIV...

Shawn Esco brings his dog Nibbler to a park in Jackson, Miss. He's was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago and has stayed healthy, but the same can't be said of many of the other HIV-positive people in his life. L. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption toggle caption L. Kasimu Harris for NPR Shawn…

Ottawa County health officials warn of norovirus increase – MLive.com

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI -- Department of Public Health officials are warning residents of an increasing norovirus threat in Ottawa County. On Thursday, March 14, county health officials said a norovirus-like stomach bug has been circulating quickly, with 215 reported cases countywide last month. That’s an increase from zero reported cases in November, December and January,…

Chickenpox breaks out at Boone County school, affecting 32 students –...

WALTON, Ky. (WKRC) - The Northern Kentucky Health Department says a chickenpox outbreak at a Walton school has spread to 32 students so far. The outbreak happened at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy. The health department said a majority of the students affected were not fully immunized. The health department is reaching out…

Five More Williamsburg Yeshivas Found To Violate Health Department’s Measles Order...

(Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Five more ultra-Orthodox schools have been cited by New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for letting unvaccinated children attend classes, in flagrant violation of an order put in place in December to hinder the spread of measles. The schools, like the one cited last month, are all in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,…

Children less protected by whooping cough vaccine than they once were,...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that the whooping cough vaccine is not as effective as it used to be. (Photo: Getty Images) Today's whopping cough is being battled by yesterday's vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers say that the vaccine used for whooping cough is less effective because the bacteria behind the…

CDC report shows who eats the most fast food – WKBN.com

A cheeseburger meal from a McDonald's restaurant is seen in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 22, 2009.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Copyright by WKBN - All rights reserved A cheeseburger meal from a McDonald's restaurant is seen in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 22, 2009.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (CNN) - Fast food has become a major…

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