Month: November 2016

U.K. expert panel says three-parent IVF is safe

A three-parent technique for in vitro fertilization has been deemed safe enough by a British expert panel to be offered to patients in special circumstances. The technique, known as mitochondrial transfer, […]

Three top causes of preventable deaths decline

The number of preventable deaths declined from 2010 to 2014 for three of the five leading causes of death in the U.S., according to new numbers from the Centers for […]

Public health: Stop asking for unnecessary antibiotics

Clark County Public Health recently put out a friendly reminder: Antibiotics won’t help you if you have the cold or flu. That’s because antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses (like influenza, for […]

Soda tax coming to California cities

That can of Pepsi you’re drinking is about to cost you a few cents more. Voters in three California cities – Oakland, San Francisco and Albany – and Boulder, Colo., approved […]

Don’t give dinner guests the gift of foodborne illness

The holidays are upon us, and public health officials are offering tips to prevent foodborne illness at holiday feasts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about one in six […]

People with military service face higher rates of cancer, heart disease

People who have served in the military report being in better overall health, however, they face higher rates of cancer and coronary heart disease, according to a new survey. A new […]

Youth getting a taste for smoking

A new study found that flavored electronic cigarette use is associated with increased risks of smoking among youth – a concern public health officials have held for years. The study, to […]

Your cellphone is covered in germs

A study of cellphones found that nearly 92 percent have bacterial contamination, but most people rarely disinfect their phones. One study found that a cellphone can have up to 33,200 colony-forming […]

Parents refuse vaccines, doctors refuse patients

More parents are refusing or delaying immunizations for their child, and, in turn, more physicians are dismissing those patients from their practice. And the American Academy of Pediatrics this summer said […]

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