Tag Archives: Crisis

This Stress-Related Cardiac Problem Increased During the COVID-19 Crisis

Physical or emotional suffering of any kind can cause people to experience stress cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes heart failure or dysfunction. Now, new findings published in JAMA Network Open suggest that more people have been diagnosed with this health issue, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Cleveland Clinic.… Read More »

Experts Fear Flame Retardants Are Triggering a Health Crisis

As discussed in this short video by Green Science Policy Institute, flame retardants are one of the six classes or families of chemicals that are found in consumer products and negatively affect health. The classes of concern include highly fluorinated products, antimicrobials, bisphenols and phthalates, some solvents, specific metals and flame retardants. One simple and… Read More »

Amid growing national crisis, Massachusetts banning sale of vaping products for 4 months

Apparently the first action of its kind in the nation, Massachusetts will have a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state. The governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s order was quickly approved by the state Public Health Council and applies to all vaping products… Read More »

Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic-resistance crisis

New research finds that cranberry molecules make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics and reveals the twofold mechanism by which they do so. Cranberries may have hidden powers when it comes to fighting bacteria. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed antibiotic resistance a “global public… Read More »

Louisville’s Health Department Faces Cuts Amid City Budget Crisis – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

On Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer released a budget proposal that could cut $ 25 million worth of city spending in the next fiscal year. That includes a sizable chunk from the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness, including shrinking the staff  and eliminating both an employee wellness program and a program that helps people… Read More »