Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Holistic Health

5 Hottest health topics in the news for the week

See also

Here is a list of interesting, serious and informative health topics for the week of August 11th - 17th, 2013. The Chicago Holistic Examiner collected this list in case you missed it and want to get the 411.

12-year old boy from southwest Florida; Zachary Reyna contracted an infection from a brain-eating amoeba and is battling for his life in a Miami hospital, nearly two weeks after contracting this infection. A young girl from Little Rock, Arkansas is battling a brain-eating parasite also, but has survived and now the doctors of both children are uniting in the battle to fight this infection.

1. - Florida boy continues to fight infection from brain eating amoeba.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/16/florida-boy-brain-eating-amoeba/2664489/

Dr. Mercola reported on his site a newly released statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents.

2. - Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/05/16/suicide-rate.aspx

On a brighter note - the latest rap music video to encourage healthy eating will make your day. Make sure to view it and see adorable children, hear Jordan Sparks' beautiful voice, Doug E. Fresh; the original beat box and you gotta checkout Dr. Oz rapping and busting a move. Oh yeah, first lady Michelle Obama says a few words too.

3. - Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks join 'Everybody' rap video

http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2013/08/obama-stars-in-everybody-music-video-170541.html

Breaking world news: something that is affecting the health of all people around the world is radioactive waste being pumped into our oceans daily.

4. - Breaking News: Fukushima Radiation Affecting Americans And There’s No Way To Stop It

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/breaking-news-fukushima-radiation-affecting-americans-and-theres-no-way-to-stop-it/

The CDC are launching a Media Campaign to encourage increase in vaccine use. The National Vaccine Information Center website shares insight on this topic and how vaccines really affects adults, children and pregnant women.

5. CDC Launches Media Campaigns to Increase Vaccine Use Federal Vaccine Use

http://www.nvic.org/cdc-launches-media-campaigns-to-increase-vaccine.aspx

Continue to read The Chicago Holistic Examiner for insight, holistic health tips and updates. Marguerite Wright is a Certified Herbalist and Licensed Massage Therapist that offers holistic therapy in the Chicago south suburban area and through the internet. Contact her at: momsherbs@gmail.com

Florida boy continues to fight infection from brain eating amoeba
Florida boy continues to fight infection from brain eating amoeba ABC News

Florida boy continues to fight infection from brain eating amoeba

12-year old Zachary is battling for his life from brain infection from an brain-eating amoeba. nearly two weeks after contracting this infection. A young girl from Little Rock, Arkansas is battling a brain-eating parasite also.

Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate
Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate drmercola.com

Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate

Newly released statistics show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents. The sharpest rise in suicides over the past decade is seen among the middle-aged. The suicide rate for men in their 50’s has risen by 50 percent, to nearly 30 suicides per 100,000; among women between the ages of 60-64 the suicide rate rose by nearly 60 percent

Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks join 'Everybody' rap video
Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks join 'Everybody' rap video Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ESPY

Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks join 'Everybody' rap video

First Lady Michelle Obama makes an appearance in a rap music video to encourage healthy eating, along with Dr. Oz, Jordan Sparks and Doug E. Fresh.

Breaking News: Fukushima Radiation Affecting Americans
Breaking News: Fukushima Radiation Affecting Americans Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images

Breaking News: Fukushima Radiation Affecting Americans

Something that is affecting the health of all people around the world is radioactive waste being pumped into our oceans daily. This is affecting Americans and people around the world.

CDC Launches Media Campaigns to Increase Vaccine Use Federal Vaccine Use
CDC Launches Media Campaigns to Increase Vaccine Use Federal Vaccine Use Reuters

CDC Launches Media Campaigns to Increase Vaccine Use Federal Vaccine Use

During NVAC and ACIP committee meetings held in 2013, CDC officials complained about missed opportunities and lack luster uptake of the HPV vaccine across the nation.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos