Euro 2012 health warnings: measles and STDs

Photo/US Navy The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship or Euro 2012 is ready to kick off next Friday and hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to converge on the hosting countries of Poland and Ukraine and health officials are warning about some health risks that may be encountered. Both the British Health Protection Agency (HPA) More...

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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Accutane can increase risk of eye infections according to study

Anyone who has taken the strong acne medicine, Accutane, knows some of the uncomfortable side-effects — dry lips and peeling skin. Accutane can dry the oil glands along the rim of the eyelid, leaving it at increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 19th, 2012

British researchers warn of the potential danger of ‘fish pedicures’

A fish pedicure Photo credit: yamada kazuyuki via Wikimedia Commons Although the infection risks associated with ichthyotherapy, or “fish pedicures”, is mostly recognized to be quite low, researchers from the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 12th, 2012

CMU freshman dies from bacterial meningitis

Photo credit: Cjh1452000 via Wikimedia Commons For second time this week a college freshman from a U.S. university has died from meningococcal meningitis. It was reported Wednesday that Central Michigan University More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 5th, 2012

MSNBC column: Tax obese people, but include a tax for the cat owners

MSNBC, the left (including the Obama administration) believe obese Americans should pay more in taxes than healthy folks since being overweight can put you at a higher risk for health problems. It’s similar More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Too much cola led to woman’s death, authorities say

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Experts say a New Zealand woman’s 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 13th, 2012

Egypt reports fifth bird flu fatality of 2012

Health officials in Egypt report the death of a woman from human infection with H5N1 avian influenza; this is the fifth fatality from the lethal virus reported this year in the North African nation. The Egyptian More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 2nd, 2012

New Mexico DOH advises parents not to give baby chicks and ducklings as Easter gifts

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the New Mexico Livestock Board advised parents to avoid giving baby chicks and ducklings as Easter gifts to young children. For good measure, they also advised against More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 23rd, 2012

NJ health issues Listeria warning on the heels of pregnant woman’s infection

Soft cheeses like Queso fresco, should be avoided by high-risk individuals like pregnant woman Credits: Geoff Lane via Wikimedia Commons Nearly two weeks after a 38-week pregnant woman was diagnosed with a Listeria More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 18th, 2012

With a decrease in acorns will come a surge in Lyme disease says ecologist

A decrease in acorns leads to a decrease in white-footed mice which could lead to an increase in Lyme disease Credits: USDA A New York disease ecologist is sounding the alarm bells for the Northeastern United States More...