Introducing News Team Member Adaora Ntukogu

Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash By: Adaora Ntukogu This Summer, I became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. My decision to pursue this certification was very spontaneous, but quickly became necessary and obvious. From childhood, I have always been very active. I played soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, and I ran track. My…

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Weekly Health Digest: Insurance for Black Moms, Malaria Vaccine, Campus Quarantine, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. Giving black moms health insurance may save their babies’ lives By: Julia Belluz A new study in JAMA finds that states that have expanded Medicaid have seen improved outcomes in black infants’ health. Black infants are the most vulnerable population of babies—“compared to white babies, black…

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Weekly Health Digest: Anthrax, Ebola in Congo, Mental Health in Detention, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. Anthrax is Killing Wildlife, and it’s Putting Humans at Risk, too By: Jacqueline Howard Health officials in Kenya investigating the sudden death of 10 buffalo have confirmed that the first case in the outbreak was due to anthrax. Such cases occur occasionally in livestock and…

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Weekly Health Digest: Opioid Case, HIV and Organ Donation, School Shooting Technology, and More

A summary of important health news from the past week. OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma and Sackler family agree to pay $270 million to settle Oklahoma state opioid case By: Berkeley Lovelace Jr. Purdue Pharma was scheduled to go to trial for “misleading the public about the dangers” of Oxycontin but instead, it has decided to settle…

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Weekly Health Digest: Avocados, Postpartum Depression, Obesity in China, and more

A summary of important health news from the past week. California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria By: Associated Press Henry Avocado recently recalled their conventional and organic avocados because of a possible listeria contamination. These avocados are generally sold in California, Wisconsin, Florida, among other east coast states. The company decided to jump ahead…

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Weekly Health Digest: Big Tobacco, Planned Parenthood, Fake Drugs, and Breast Cancer

A summary of important health news from the past week. Canada’s fight with Big Tobacco is back on By: Kelly Crowe Two weeks ago, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the 2015 ruling that held three Canadian tobacco companies—Imperial Tobacco Canada, JTI-Macdonald Corp. and Rothman, Benson and Hedges Inc.—responsible for failing to warn customers about…

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Weekly Health Digest: Ultraprocessed Food, Salmonella, and Dietary Supplements

Eating ‘ultraprocessed’ foods accelerates your risk of early death, study says By: Susan Scutti Researchers are warning about the consumption of ultraprocessed foods, which are those that include many ingredients and additives for taste and cosmetic purposes. These foods—often snacks, desserts, and ready-to-eat meals—comprise 61% of the typical American diet and can lead to obesity,…

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Weekly Health Digest: Digital Hoarding, Measles, and Cigarettes in Hawaii

How Digital Hoarding May Be Damaging Your Mental Health Stephanie Booth New studies are beginning to categorize digital hoarding as a subtype of hoarding disorder. Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater link feeling of overwhelmed with the amount of technology storage in their social and educational spheres. Physical and digital hoarding both interfere with daily functions by…

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