Public Health News From Medical News Today
Public Health News From Medical News Today
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research. A large part of public health is promoting health care equity, quality and accessibility.

  • How do I stop my hair from being dry?
    Many people have problems with their hair becoming brittle or dry. Medical conditions may be the cause, but it is often down to lifestyle or personal hygiene habits. Potential remedies are diverse and often simple, and we give 12 here, including oils and plant products that make good conditioners and hair masks.

  • Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?
    Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume.

  • How job strain may impair mental health
    A new study examines the link between high job strain and the risk of developing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

  • 'Largest' microbiome study weighs in on our gut health
    'The largest crowd-sourced' project to ever have studied the human microbiome has published its first results. They drop new clues about our gut health.

  • High physical activity at work may increase death risk
    Exercise is good for health, but is this always true? A new systematic review suggests that high levels of occupational physical activity may be harmful.

  • What should you eat when you are sick?
    Depending on whether a person feels nauseous or has a cold or fever, the best foods to eat vary. In this article, we describe recommended diets for different types of sickness, and we examine the evidence for every suggestion. Learn which foods to avoid and which can help to combat illnesses and ease symptoms here.

  • Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk
    A major 24-year-long study finds that lesbian and bisexual women tend to develop type 2 diabetes at a much higher rate than heterosexual women.

  • Which drugs pose the biggest threat to public health?
    A brand new, up-to-date report, collecting data from large organizations worldwide, sheds light on which substances threaten public health the most.

  • What happens to the body after death?
    After death, the body enters a long process of decomposition, as its organic elements split into simpler components. What happens, and why learn about it?

  • Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
    The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to prevent life-threatening complications.

  • How does alcohol affect your sleep?
    A new, first-of-its-kind study reveals a key link between alcohol consumption and poor sleep quality in a large sample of men and women.

  • These foods may delay your menopause
    A new study led by British-based researchers finds a link between certain foods that women eat and the age at which they experience menopause.

  • Types of heart attack: What you need to know
    Some heart attacks are more severe than others. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of each type. We also explore their causes and who is at risk. Finally, we look at how each type is treated, the recovery process, and steps a person can take to prevent heart attacks and other cardiac problems.

  • These five habits will lengthen your lifespan
    Adopting five low-risk lifestyle factors in adulthood could raise life expectancy at age 50 by 14 years for women and 12 years for men, large study finds.

  • Can jojoba oil treat acne?
    Jojoba oil is a waxy substance that is commonly included in skin creams and gels. Its consistency and natural anti-inflammatory properties may make it useful for treating acne and other skin lesions. Learn more about how to use jojoba oil for acne, its benefits and risks, and other possible oils to use.

  • Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise
    After conducting the largest study of its kind, the CDC may revise their estimates for autism prevalence. Is autism on the rise, or is diagnosis improving?

  • Which essential oils help get rid of wrinkles?
    There are many lotions and creams that claim to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but some people may prefer a natural alternative. Many essential oils, including sandalwood, lavender, and rosemary, are believed to help. We look at the evidence for 10 essential oils that could help keep the skin looking young.

  • Can you remove a skin tag yourself?
    Skin tags are harmless, but some people choose to eliminate large or noticeable tags for cosmetic reasons. There are many simple methods of removal, including creams and freezing kits. In this article, we describe how to get rid of skin tags at home and when to see a doctor for professional removal.

  • What is Ureaplasma?
    Ureaplasma is a form of bacteria that is often found in the urinary or genital tract and can be transmitted through sexual contact. In some cases, Ureaplasma may lead to infection and symptoms, such as pain and fertility problems. We examine these symptoms, along with treatment options for a Ureaplasma infection.

  • How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?
    The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, learn to identify, relieve, and prevent pain in the latissimus dorsi.

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