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Study: Seeing how sun exposure damages skin could prompt people to use protection

SALT LAKE CITY — Melanoma is on the rise, and it is no secret that Utahns are particularly at risk.More now than ever before, according to Kevin John, assistant professor of communications and director of the eye-tracking lab at Brigham Young ...

CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. FILE PHOTO: A man vapes outside an ...

Canton health officials issue alert after 4 fatally overdose

CANTON, Ohio — Health officials in Canton have issued an alert after four people died from suspected overdoses recently.According to Canton City Public Health, the overdoses occurred within the last several days.CCPH is advising anyone who uses ...

First human cases of West Nile infection in Idaho confirmed

Pixabay, File By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug 17th, 2019 @ 4:28pm WEISER, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health authorities say they've confirmed two human cases of the West Nile virus infection.The Idaho Statesman reports the two adults from ...

Intermittent Fasting Beneficial for Weight Loss and Glycemic Control

Intermittent fasting beneficial for weight loss: how is it that meal timing, regardless of calorie intake, can promote weight loss? Diet trends continue to emerge and have phased in and out over the years from Atkins, Paleo to Ketogenic diet. These ...

Health department confirms case of tuberculosis in West Allis

WEST ALLIS — Officials with the West Allis Health Department on Friday, July 26 confirmed a case of tuberculosis in the city. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium ...

Breast Cancer Surgeon Is ‘Shocked’ to Learn She Has Breast Cancer and Then Becomes a Survivor

In November 2017, Dr. Anne Peled of San Francisco was taking a shower and doing the monthly self-exam she encourages her patients to do when she felt a lump in her right breast. The now-38-year-old board-certified plastic and breast surgeon told ...

Food handler at a Wawa in St. Pete tested positive for Hep A

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you enjoy going in for a snack or a quick meal at Wawa in Pinellas County, you should know that a case of hepatitis A was confirmed there recently.Our ABC Action News I-Team uncovered the Wawa Store at 5901 9th Avenue North ...

Give children ‘less sugar and more veg in baby food’

Image copyright Getty Images The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted and parents should give their young children more vegetables to stop them developing a sweet tooth, a report from child health experts says.It warns that even baby ...

‘Every suggestion’ HPV vaccine will cut cervical cancers

Image copyright Getty Images The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a major review of evidence.Vaccination against the human papilloma virus, which causes most cervical ...