The Illinois Department of Public Health stated that both patients upon arrival were infected and contagious with measles.Read More
A new study finds obesity rates of many US states are actually higher than previously thought. The research is based on doctors’ measurements of peoples’ height and weight. Previous reports were based on people’s own report. The problem is not that people underestimate their weight, but they overestimate their height. Previous reports said most states have rates under 30%, and no states have a rate over 40%.
U.S. tobacco companies on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hoping to stop the agency from enforcing a directive on changes to a tobacco product’s labeling or quantityRead More
A U.S-backed panel of independent medical experts are not recommended a daily low-dose of aspirin for people between the ages of 50-59 at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition to preventing heart attack and stroke, some people may also reduce their risk of colon cancer if they take aspirin for at least 10 years. This was stated by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This recommendation is more narrow than the group's previous recommendation which segmented out the guidelines based on gender.Read More
As a result to New York City's board of health, fast food chains and popular chain restaurants will not be required to have warning labels on restaurant foods that contain more than a day's worth of sodium which is currently at 2,300 mg. The American Heart Association is in full support for the new initiative because sodium is highly linked to high blood pressure and heart disease risk. It also causes bloating which means cutting down on sodium is one of the fastest ways to flatten the belly. 2300 mg might sound like a lot until you find out that one of those mini salt packages add up to a total of 189 mg of sodium.Read More
The FDA is now taking action by issuing warnings to 5 distributors of pure powdered caffeine which is a potentially dangerous product, that's been tied to the deaths of two men. This action was followed up by an FDA alert in 2014 as a warning to all consumers regarding these products. It is nearly impossible to accurately measure pure powdered caffeine, according to the FDA. Consumers can mistakenly and easily consume a lethal amount of the powder. The amount is so small but even common kitchen serving utensils aren't accurate enough to measure the amount that should be in a single serving size.Read More