California tuberculosis outbreak kills 1, infects 14 as officials declare health emergency

A deadly outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) has occurred inside a California hotel housing homeless people, leading to the death of one person and forcing city health officials to declare a public health emergency. The alarming outbreak at the unnamed hotel infected 14 people, resulting in nine people being hospitalized, the Department of Health and Human … Read more

Eating one type of fruit regularly could lower diabetes risk in women

Eating avocados could be helpful when it comes to avoiding diabetes. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics identified a link between eating avocados and reduced diabetes risk in some Mexican adults. Researchers studied the dietary habits and diabetes diagnosis data from the Mexican National Survey of Health … Read more

Are noise-canceling headphones hazardous to your health? Audiology experts share warnings

Noise-canceling earbuds and headphones can be helpful when you need silence on demand — but could they be hazardous to your health? The technology has grown in popularity among people who need to eliminate auditory distractions — background chatter, loud children or traffic noise. Yet some experts claim that blocking out the sounds of your … Read more

Cat owners could be at higher risk of schizophrenia, study suggests, but more research is needed

Cuddling with a cat or kitten might seem therapeutic, but a new study suggests contact with these animals could have adverse mental health effects down the road. Research published in Schizophrenia Bulletin found that people who are exposed to cats may have more than double the chances of developing schizophrenia and other similar mental disorders … Read more

High levels of resistant bacteria found in uncooked meats and raw dog food

High levels of E. coli were found in uncooked meats and raw dog food sold in grocery stores in the U.K., according to research presented last week at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Global Congress in Barcelona. Researchers from ​the University of Bristol examined 58 samples of raw beef, chicken, … Read more