Tag Archives: Epidemic

Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease ‘epidemic’

New research suggests that a combination of high heat, toxins, and infections may be responsible for the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers. A combination of high heat and environmental toxins may lead to chronic kidney disease, new research explains. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves the slow loss of kidney function. Kidneys… Read More »

These states have been hit the hardest by America's opioid epidemic

In a study of opioid deaths from 1999 to 2016, “we found that, in general, opioid mortality is skyrocketing,” said Mathew Kiang, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Population Health Sciences. More specifically, the study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that the mortality rate from synthetic opioids in… Read More »

LA City Hall official is the latest struck by TYPHUS in the city's raging epidemic

‘It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes’: LA City Hall official is the latest struck by TYPHUS epidemic ravaging the county – and she blames fleas in her office Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood revealed she was diagnosed in November She is blaming the fleas in her office at LA’s City… Read More »