A national survey conducted by the U.S. Pain Foundation, with support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has found that while nearly all consumers (97%) say they feel confident when choosing which over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever to take, many disregard important safety factors that medical professionals say are critical to selecting which OTC pain reliever is most appropriate for their health profile.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $6.8 million to national public health partners to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, including surveillance and epidemiology, vector control, communication and outreach to pregnant women and vulnerable populations, and planning with key stakeholders.
Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, according to the scientific statement recommending a specific limit on added sugars for children, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
With cleanup from the historic flooding in Louisiana likely to go on for some time, occupational safety and health agencies are warning about the hazards that workers and volunteers will face during cleanup activities.
A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents’ risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Circulation.
As the window for approving and ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) narrows, Food & Water Watch today released data on food safety violations for imported food. According to the results of a Freedom of Information Act request, from January 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection System (FSIS) personnel stationed at U.S. ports of entry rejected nearly 30,000 shipments, totaling more than 69 million pounds of imported food from other nations.
While a majority of states are still missing important opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, there is progress being made to move the nation closer to ending cancer as we know it, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
For the first time in history, people living in low- and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of hypertension – or high blood pressure – than people living in high-income countries, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.