OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Being overweight or obese is commonly associated with diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study finds the connection differs widely by race or ethnicity. Members of racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes at lower weights -- even at normal or below-normal body mass index (BMI), according to research published in Diabetes Care.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Natural Foods is proud to announce their new Organic Pumpkin Powder, a fresh, healthy and natural way to enjoy delicious pumpkin all year long. Used as an alternative to traditional flour, pumpkin powder is a powerful, nutrient-dense and convenient superfood that stays fresh for multiple seasons.
KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef, lifestyle expert, and mom, Hollan Hawaii proudly releases her new beach-inspired vegan cookbook Good Food Gratitude: Easy to Prepare Vegan Home-Style Recipes and Beach inspired Lifestyle Tips for the Entire Family ($34.95, Deeper Well Publishing).
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent alarming news headlines have told of the sudden deaths of dogs that swam in waters that contained the deadly hepatotoxins that are found in blue-green algae. Until now the only way to be sure that waters were safe for pets was to conduct expensive tests that took days to provide results. But now 5Strands® Affordable Testing is offering a simple yet accurate and affordable blue-green algae test ($29.96) that will provide results within as little as ten minutes.
We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.
Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.
No hats, scarves, mittens or heavy coats are needed by these holiday carolers.
Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.
Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.
As the tally of people sick with unexplained serious lung illnesses climbs, state officials are advising Montanans steer away from e-cigarettes while county health officials work to help providers spot any signs of the sickness.
BRAINERD — As the use of electronic-cigarettes continues to rise, Essentia Health and community partners are aggressively pushing back against the epidemic with a “Don’t Blow It” anti-vaping campaign.
E-cigarette users in Grand Island face up to a $500 fine if they use vapor products indoors or in public places under a new ban that went into effect this week.
The number of e-cigarette users, many of them teenagers, who have been stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled around the country in just the last week. More than 450 people have been hospitalized with serious respiratory distress and six people have died. Public health officials still don't know what it is causing the ailment. That's the bad news. The silver ...
"We see kids as young as 5th grade vaping," Spokane Regional Health District, AJ Sanders, said.
The announcement said only that the person was a Uinta County resident, is a young adult and was "hospitalized with severe lung disease."
Two cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes have been reported in Missouri over the past two weeks, and seven more possible cases are under investigation, according to a press release by state health department officials.
President Donald Trump's move to ban all flavored electronic cigarettes products other than tobacco flavors won’t just hit small businesses such as vape shops, a shop manager said it will push people who want flavors from the illicit market.
With the recent deaths brought on by vaping-related lung injuries and the Trump administration talk of a ban of all non-tobacco flavored products, one Elyria e-cigarette shop worries the bad rep could severely harm its business.
RACINE — As discussion is heating up throughout the nation, the City of Racine is looking to codify penalties for underage vapers.
According to the most recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there are 35 cases of people in the state with severe lung illness that may be related to vaping, plus 20 additional cases still under investigation.
The Denver City Council is considering raising the age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21.
The manager of a New Albany vape shop said his industry is being demonized.
After a string of lung disease cases linked to electronic cigarettes, doctors across the county are scrambling to make diagnoses.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials are reporting the first confirmed case of a severe lung disease connected to the use of vaping devices.
Montana health officials are urging people to consider not using e-cigarettes as the state investigates whether some new cases of severe pulmonary illnesses are related to the devices.
The prospect of a federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes sounded like a good idea to a number of area officials — and like a "way to destroy an industry" to the owner of five vape stores.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out "some very strong recommendations" regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in "a couple of weeks."
Three cases of illness in Delaware possibly related to use of e-cigarette products are among those in 33 states where public health officials are now closely examining the use of such products and their relation to severe pulmonary diseases popping up across the country.
Eddie Sullivan of Aston, Pennsylvania, was just like other teens--he played football, hung out with friends, and fell victim to peer pressure.
Prompted by an unprecedented spike in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, the US Surgeon General issued a call to action for parents, teachers and health professionals about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes at a news conference Tuesday.
You may think vaping is a completely safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, but a plastic surgeon says a recent study shows that's not really the case.
The Delaware Division of Public Health is warning parents and teachers of this brand of e-cigarette that looks similar to flash drive and can be charged in the USB port of a computer.