Public Health

Shellfish is No.1 on the list of U.S. adult food allergies

More than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe...

Smoking and binge eating linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease,...

How ‘weight bias’ is harming us all

People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis. Ellen Maud Bennett died of...

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

One in 10 adults in U.S. has food allergy

Over 10 percent of adults in the U.S. – over 26 million – are estimated to have food allergy, according to a study published...

Child deaths from opioids nearly tripled in recent years, new Yale study shows

Close to 9,000 children and teens in the United States died from opioid poisonings over the last two decades, representing a nearly three-fold increase...

Does your health insurance card matter when you have a heart attack?

Medicaid reimbursement to health care facilities on ST-elevation myocardial management — or STEMI, a serious form of a heart attack — is often lower...

Flu season can send more heart failure patients to hospital

Getting the flu may not only make you feel crummy, it also might land you in the hospital for heart problems. A team of researchers...

How long does cannabis use affect your memory?

In a recent study, researchers found cannabis use impairs “new verbal learning,” or the ability to remember what you have just read, for 12...

E-cigarettes may damage blood vessels

New research shows that electronic cigarette use may harm cardiovascular health, adding to the growing list of concerns about their safety. The study was presented...