THURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Large, uncontrolled wildfires in Nova Scotia are creating unhealthy air in the Northeast region of the United States, including parts of Connecticut. This significant smoke plume is likely to cause elevated levels of fine particulate matter, the American Lung Association warned in itsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Providing sick leave to restaurant workers could help prevent the spread of foodborne illness because ill workers are key drivers of outbreaks at restaurants, a new government report shows. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data on Tuesday covering 800Continue Reading

SUNDAY, May 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The last thing you want to invite to your Memorial Day cookout is foodborne illness. An expert from Virginia Tech offers some suggestions for keeping it at bay, even when cooking something you may have less experience with, such as plant-based or turkeyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a salmonella outbreak involving 18 people in six states has been linked to Papa Murphy’s raw cookie dough Two individuals were hospitalized in connection with the infections, the CDC said in itsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Social media presents a “profound risk” to young brains, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warned on Tuesday. In a report, Murthy warned about the risks of social media use for young people and called on policymakers, tech companies, researchers and parents toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black and Hispanic communities in the United States are more often poor — and also more likely to have harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water, a new study reveals. Sources of PFAS pollution — including major manufacturers,Continue Reading

TUESDAY, May 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — As recreational marijuana use rises, some dispensaries are recommending it as a remedy for morning sickness, but new research warns that using it during pregnancy may significantly affect fetal growth. While fetal exposure to cannabis in early pregnancy can reduce birth weight, thoseContinue Reading