If you played outside a lot growing up or are an avid hiker, you’ve probably heard time and time again that you should *always* do a tick check when you come inside. But given that ticks are teeny-tiny and easy … Continue reading What Does A Tick Bite Look Like?
An 18-year-old woman developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a.k.a. “wet lung” after just three weeks of vaping. This is the first reported case of a teenager developing the condition after using e-cigarettes. Wet lung is an immune system disorder that affects the … Continue reading A Teen Developed ‘Wet Lung’ After Vaping For 3 Weeks
The FDA has issued a mandatory recall of all kratom products sold by Triangle Pharmanaturals. The supplement has been linked to a dangerous salmonella outbreak affecting at least 87 people, and the company failed to comply with a voluntary recall … Continue reading Kratom Just Became The FDA’s First Ever Mandatory Recall
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you, but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a … Continue reading Judge Rules Starbucks And Other Coffee Should Come With A Cancer Warning
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in … Continue reading Women Who Clean at Home or Work Face Lung Damage
Among the buzzwords in health circles these days, chemicals—BPA, VOCs, parabens—are coming under more and more scrutiny. You may not be able to see them, but they sure can be scary, given all the headlines about how they make your … Continue reading Dangerous Mac and Cheese? Phthalates and How to Avoid Them
Proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. In fact, one study estimates Americans spend $11 billion on PPIs each year. Continue reading Acid Reflux Medication and Liver Disease: What You Need to Know