Infectious Disease Scorecard Reveals America's Best, Worst States For Disease Prevention

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:40

The scorecard rates U.S. states' disease control and prevention capacity on a scale of one to 10, recording a high of 8 in one state and a low of two in three states.


Dementia Cases To Triple By 2050

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:45

The global number of dementia cases is expected to have grown from 44 million to 135 million by 2050.


New Public Access Database To Transform Disease Control, Epidemiological Research

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:10

Project Tycho will make 125 years of surveillance tables and disease reports available to everyone.

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Do You Really Need Antibiotics For That Sore Throat?

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:18

Antibiotics can be more harmful than you think, especially if they are taken unnecessarily for viral illnesses.


LA County To Health Workers: Get A Flu Shot Or Be Forced To Wear A Mask

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 14:00

LA County Dept. of Public Health issued a strong mandate to health care workers in about 680 facilities: get a flu shot, or wear a face mask.

New York Supreme Court Justice Rules Against Outdoor Parks Smoking Ban

New York Supreme Court Justice Strikes Down Outdoor Smoking Ban At State Parks, Venues

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:32

A smokers' rights group won its lawsuit against the New York state parks agency in a classic battle over public health versus individual rights.


This Social Club Cleans Public Urinals For Fun And Spiritual Enlightment: Want To Join?

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 09:57

A toilet cleaning club in Tokyo boasts a spiritual cleansing via the scrubbing of public urinals.


Yosemite Fire Poses Threat To California's Water Supply [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:53

As a rim fire burns near Yosemite National Park, officials warn that San Francisco's water supply may be at risk.

NYC Takes The Cake For Being More Diabetic Than The Rest Of The Nation

New York City Takes The Cake: Study Shows City Is More Diabetic Than The Rest Of The Nation

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 22:33

Type 2 diabetes among New Yorkers has been rising over the past decade, and according to health officials, there's no end in sight just yet.

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Bee Kill-Off In Oregon: Officials Confirm Bee Deaths Result Of Insecticide 'Safari'

By | Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:57

Oregon Department of Agriculture confirmed late Friday that 25,000 bees died due to application of an insecticide called Dinotefuran, which is commonly known as Safari.

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Giant Hogweed Plant Causes Skin Burns, Blindness: What To Do If You Encounter The Dangerous Plant Species [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:54

Beware of the giant hogweed plant. Officials warn that the dangerous species could cause permanent skin discoloration and blindness. Here's how you can keep safe.

7 Disgusting Facts About Dirty Public Swimming Pools

7 Disgusting Facts About Dirty Public Swimming Pools

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:11

Find out what may be lurking beneath the surface of dirty public pools.

Higher Mortality Associated with 'Workfare' In Florida Since 1996

'Welfare-To-Work' Program Linked To Higher Deaths

By | Sat, 06/15/2013 - 11:54

The transformation of social welfare in the 1990's may have led to some deleterious health effects for some of the participants.

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NYC Mayoral Candidates Debate Metzitzah B’peh, Jewish Circumcision Ritual In Which Blood Is Sucked From Baby’s Penis [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 13:43

The ancient Jewish circumcision ritual has long been controversial, as many say it poses a threat to public health.


Starbucks ‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Debate: Public Health Risk Or Just Icky To Think About?

By | Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:20

Customers are in an uproar after photos surfaced of a local Starbucks shop using bathroom water to make its coffee drinks.