The Biggest Health Scares of 2016

Every year we hear news of new health scares and resurgent old ones that shock the worldwide population

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Every year we hear news of new health scares and resurgent old ones that shock the worldwide population. The rise of certain diseases and infections call for immediate concern. There are numerous factors that put us at risk, environmental hazards being one of the most prevalent. This includes contaminated water and food, mosquitos that transport illness, and toxic household items.

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When we hear the words “health scare,” we commonly think about certain viruses and outbreaks disease, such as the Zika virus and measles. In addition, though, everyday behavior can be a cause for concern as well. For instance, in 2016 the growth of ACL knee injuries has become more common in active individuals; and bad posture, commonly caused by the over use of computer screens or cell phones, may lead to the condition known as text neck.

The good news is that many of the heath scares on this list can be easily avoided. It’s extremely important to research the destination your traveling to before you go and educate yourself on the possible risks of behaviors here at home.

The Biggest Health Scares of 2016

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