United States flu leaves 20 children dead but season may be peaking: CDC01/14/2018 04:00The number of confirmed flu cases in Allegheny County has doubled since last week.Health experts warn that the most prevalent strain circulating this year, called H3n2, is causing a more severe illness than others, particularly for people 65 and older."What we can see is a very rapid increase in the numbers of people coming in to see their healthcare providers", Dr Jernigan said...
Importance of testing for high levels of radon in your home01/13/2018 04:00The Health Department's Healthy Neighborhood Program provides free, home radon testing for low to moderate-income families and seniors. Prolonged exposure to radon is responsible for 505 deaths annually in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Forty-nine percent of homes in La Plata County have required mitigation of the colorless, odorless gas produced by decaying uranium in rocks and soil...
Could Sleeping Longer Lead to a Healthier Diet?01/12/2018 04:00Habit of binge watching TV late into the night can also lead to sleep deprivation, which is another reason behind people turning to sugary intake and a junk food diet.Dr. Wendy Hall, from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King's College London, and team recently completed a pilot study in which they tested whether or not a simple intervention could increase sleep duration in a group of adults...
Millie Bobby Brown to play Sherlock's sister Enola in new film series01/11/2018 04:00Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has lined up her next huge role - producing and starring in a new film series based around Sherlock Holmes' young sister. The upcoming movie will adapt the first book from Springer's series, The Case of the Missing Marquess, which follows Enola's keen detective work in London...
Ohio Department of Health reports state's first pediatric flu death of season01/11/2018 04:00The 2017-18 flu season in OH and nationally is looking similar to what was seen during the 2014-15 flu season which at the time was the most severe flu season in recent years, according to the (CDC).A 4-year-old boy from Montgomery County has died from complications due to the flu. The three other reported deaths were in children...