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The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

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Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, a new mosquito-borne virus that is connected to a neurological birth disorder and that is rapidly spreading around the world. WHO estimates that between three million and four million people throughout the…

Could Dementia Villages Come to the US?

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Dementia can be a crippling condition for those that suffer from it. For many, it severely limits the things that they can do and reduces their quality of life. However, it’s been proven that when individuals suffering from dementia are given the freedom to do things that they enjoy doing in environments that are familiar to…

Fight Continues To Raise Smoking Age

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It’s been proven time and again that cigarettes have a hugely negative impact on the health of smokers. They’ve been directly linked to everything from cancer to diminished immune systems and much, much more. There’s a reason that tobacco manufacturers are now required by law to print health warnings on their cigarette packages, after all. Yet people…

How to Prevent the Flu

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Flu season is right around the corner, which means that you should begin taking steps in order to prevent coming down with the flu. The flu is highly contagious, after all, and the last thing you want to do is spend two weeks out of work or school trying to fight off its many symptoms. The…

Dangerous Mosquitos Found in California: Know Your Risks

Two new non-native species of mosquito have been found in California, and health officials are warning the public to take necessary steps to safeguard their families. The mosquitoes in question are the Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, and the Aeges albopictus, or Asian tiger mosquito. Both species are known to carry infectious diseases that…