Weekly Health Digest: Gun Violence Epidemic, Kidney Stones, and Concussion Blood Test

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable Dr. Sanjay Gupta The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida serves as another painful reminder that gun violence is a major issue in this country. Under the perspective that gun violence is an infectious disease, gun deaths can be preventable…

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Weekly Health Digest: Safe Injection Sites, Suburban Poor, and Flu on the Rise

Safe injection sites in San Francisco could be first in the US Mark Lieber The opioid epidemic has spread rapidly across America, leaving public health officials to think of response to what has become a crisis. The San Francisco Department of Public Health unanimously decided to launch the nation’s first legal safe injection sites to…

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Weekly Health Digest: Cell Phone Radiation, DCD Program Cuts, and Alzheimer’s Blood Test

Cell Phone Radiation Study Finds More Questions Than Answers Jacqueline Howard Since cell phone usage became popularized in the 1990s, scientists have been questioning the effects that these devices had had on health. Two comprehensive animal studies report findings links cell phone radiation to carcinogenic evidence in male rats. There were no significant findings in…

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Weekly Health Digest: Slimming Pills, Microbiomes, and Puerto Rico Hurricance

​Mice Study Shows Antibiotics Are Changing Microbiomes Alexandra Sifferlin A new mice study published in Nature Microbiologysuggests antibiotics could be interfering with the microbiome in such a way that may impact with disease risk. The microbiome is a community of bacteria that live in the gut and elsewhere throughout the body. Director of the Human…

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