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Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen
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Brian Jungen writes about health and wellness for publications like WebMD, AARP, Shape, Woman’s Day, Arthritis Today and Costco Connection among others. He graduated from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Hookah Smoking

What Are The Health Risks Associated With Hookah Smoking?

In recent decades, smoking tobacco through a water pipe, or hookah, has gained popularity worldwide, including in the U.S. – especially among...
Mosquito Diseases

Mosquito Diseases You Need To Know About

Few of us will forget the Zika virus epidemic of 2016, which resulted in hundreds of infants being born with birth defects...
Vaginal bacteria

Vaginal Bacteria Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this,...
Chester hospital baby deaths

Chester Hospital Baby Deaths Probe: Nurse Lucy Letby Rearrested

A nurse has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neo-natal unit.
Large Ebola outbreaks

Large Ebola Outbreaks New Normal, Says WHO

The world is entering "a new phase" where big outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a "new normal", the World Health...
Dark Chocolate

Why Scarlett Johansson’s Trainer Says Dark Chocolate Is The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

One of the worst things you can feel before a workout is hungry. You're stuck with an impossible choice: whether...
Gene-Modified Viruses

Gene-Modified Viruses Rescue Patient From Drug-Resistant ‘Superbug’

Doctors normally resort to bacteriophages (bacteria-killing viruses) to kill antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" only when they've run out of options, in part because it's...
US pregnancy deaths up

Us Pregnancy Deaths Up, And Report Says Most Are Preventable

A new government report finds that more U.S. women are dying from pregnancy-related causes, and that more than half of those deaths...
Blood pressure medication

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded Over Possible Cancer-Causing Ingredient

The company behind blood pressure medication tablets has expanded a recall for two products after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing ingredient...
Congo Ebola

Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreading Faster Than Ever

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World...