Are your friends bad for your health?

A t the start of a new year, lots of people will resolve to make a healthy lifestyle change. Many find resolutions like cutting back on unhealthy snacks or taking part in a weekend fitness class easier when friends and family are making the same changes. However, not all decisions affecting our health are intentional,…

Spike in Ebola cases alarms health officials in DRC

Many cases blamed on a single individual who appears to have caught virus for second time Health officials are investigating an alarming spike in Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with many blamed on a single individual who appears to have contracted the disease for a second time this year. Amid the…

Is Ancestral Diet Still Healthy Today?

One of the main reasons many people have been on a modern-day diet is easier access to food. You can fulfill your cravings quick and even get the taste that suits your taste buds. However, health experts have been encouraging people to look back to the past and try the food that human ancestors ate….

How to manage bushfire smoke haze health risks

Bushfire smoke can travel hundreds of kilometres and it poses a range of health issues — especially for those with pre-existing heart or lung conditions. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES And because bushfire smoke can cover large areas, including major cities, it has the potential to affect millions of people,…

Top 10 Health Conditions Affecting Millennials

New research from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) suggests millennials may be substantially less healthy as they age. Millennials aged 34 to 36 in 2017 were 11 percent less healthy than Gen Xers aged 34 to 36 in 2014. Millennials have had a double digit increase in diagnoses for eight of the top…

Hand-washing the most common health code violation in Toledo

TOLEDO (WTVG) — Sanitarians show up in a variety of kitchens, but a lot of times they see the same violations. This week, we’re going to run down the top five health code violations noted by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. “It goes back to what we do every day,” says Health Commissioner Eric Zgodzinski….

Google Denies It’s Misusing Health Data as HHS Starts Inquiry

Google’s top health and cloud executives said the company isn’t misusing health data from one of the biggest U.S. health-care providers, pushing back against news reports that have triggered criticism from lawmakers and prompted a federal inquiry. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Google employees only have access to patient information…

How does temperature affect mental health?

According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and globally. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR According to the National…