Blue light has a dark side

By |2019-03-18T12:20:51+00:00March 18th, 2019|

What is blue light? The effect blue light has on your sleep and more. Although it is environmentally friendly, blue light can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of [...]

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

By |2019-03-18T11:50:16+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, described in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine,intensify concern about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular. Read more at NPR...  

No, Secondhand Vaping Isn’t Harmless

By |2019-03-18T11:39:26+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Sure, it’s not as bad as cigarette smoke, but what do we actually know about the byproduct of vaping? Even though the e-cigarette industry is incredibly lucrative one, there’s a lot we really don’t know about vaping. But because there’s some evidence to suggest it’s marginally better for you than smoking tobacco, many people will do it [...]

N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Kids From School

By |2019-03-18T11:32:36+00:00March 18th, 2019|

  March 14, 2019 -- Fifty unvaccinated students cannot attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled. The decision was handed down as a measles outbreak in the county reached 146 cases on Tuesday. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox Jewish [...]

Salmonella Poona multi-country outbreak linked to infant formula

By |2019-03-18T11:10:45+00:00March 18th, 2019|

The multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Poona that has affected young children in France, Belgium and Luxembourg has a common food source – an assessment suggests. Health officials in France, Belgium and Luxembourg reported Salmonella Poona cases in young children, all genetically linked to the same outbreak. Overall, 32 confirmed cases were reported in the EU: 30 in France, 1 [...]

A soaring maternal mortality rate: What does it mean for you?

By |2019-03-18T10:54:52+00:00March 18th, 2019|

Update: A new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to help reduce steadily rising rates of caesarean sections around the globe. While crucial at times for medical reasons, caesarean births are associated with short-term and long-risks health risks for women and babies that may extend for years. In June 2018, Serena Williams told Vanity Fair about her journey to [...]

Chronic Short Sleep Associated With Adolescent Obesity

By |2019-03-17T20:50:14+00:00March 17th, 2019|

Latest findings in the ongoing debate about catch-up sleep show it could be protective against obesity for older children and teens. Older children and teenagers may have a higher risk of obesity if they consistently don’t get enough sleep, according to recent Michigan Medicine research. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found the highest [...]