The Resurgence of Syphilis in US

The resurgence of Syphilis, a treatable disease thought to have been eradicated in the 20th century, poses a major threat to US public health. What is Syphilis? Syphilis is a highly contagious disease, ca...

Is Sunscreen a Cause or Solution?

As we shed the heavy clothes and head to warmer climates for the summer months, we are  faced with a new concern of our bodies’ largest, and most exposed organ, our skin. Our skin ...

A Dark Look at Fluorescent Lights

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends an average of 93 percent of their entire lives indoors, and the majority of this time is spent with  the lights on. While...

How Effective is the Ban on Tobacco? 

Are there fewer tobacco users after strict regulation on tobacco has been implemented? It has now been seven years since the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) passed the Tobacco Control Act, ...

New Generation of Antihistamines

As allergy season started, more and more allergy sufferers will be reaching for medicines from drugstore shelves across the nation. Most of these medicines will be antihistamines.  But how do you know that you ...

Ditch Meat Policy?

‘Can becoming vegan, or even vegetarian help with global warming?’ This is a question that many scholars, nutritionists, and policy makers are beginning to ask as global climate change becomes an increasing con...

Opioid War

Opioids, or pharmaceutical medication classified as painkillers, has resulted in an increase in prescription drug abuse. A recently heightened awareness of the issue as a public health concern has resulted i...

Women and Alcohol

Most people know that that excessive drinking can lead to a slew of negative health effects, including liver damage, kidney disease and alcoholism.  However, there is evidence to support the fact that women may...

New Wave of Herbal Medicine

Millennials are up to 40 percent more likely to use forms of alternative medicine than the rest of the population, contributing to the growth, of a now $32 billion dollar industry. Advantages While the majori...