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Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach. According to news…
Jul 14, 2019 16:38 UTC Health Read More

Jamaicans shun condoms … Unprotected sex rising despite threat of new STI
Four years after one local lab alerted the nation to the presence of mycoplasma genitalium, a fairly new sexually transmitted infection (STI), Jamaicans seem to…
Jul 14, 2019 05:11 UTC Health Read More

Utah father fighting for life after suffering medical episode on Ecuador business trip
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah father of five is fighting for his life in Ecuador after suffering a serious medical condition while on a business trip, according to family…
Jul 13, 2019 21:30 UTC Health Read More

10 Health Benefits Of Cucumbers—Plus Nutrition Info And Recipes
Are cucumbers healthy or just water? Here's what you should know about the top cucumber benefits and all of their great vitamins and nutrients.
Jul 13, 2019 10:59 UTC Health Read More

Rabid raccoon found in Roland Park
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A raccoon picked up in Roland Park two days ago has tested positive for rabies. Baltimore's Animal Control office is warning anyone who…
Jul 12, 2019 01:28 UTC Health Read More

Actor Cameron Boyce's Death Spotlights Dangers of Epilepsy
The death of actor Cameron Boyce this month at the age of 20 is a stark reminder that epilepsy can be fatal. Boyce was found dead in his home in North…
Jul 11, 2019 22:14 UTC Health Read More

Parents of a partially paralyzed teen are warning others about rare disorder
SAN ANTONIO - A local teen is struggling to recover from a rare autoimmune disease. Her parents are sharing their story to help raise awareness. For nearly a…
Jul 11, 2019 03:32 UTC Health Read More

'I gave my daughter something which killed her'
Annie McVey's teenage daughter died in 2000 from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
Jul 11, 2019 00:06 UTC Health Read More

Sixth case of rat lungworm this year confirmed in Hawaii island visitor
Another case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult visitor to Hawaii island. The state Health Department said today that it received notification…
Jul 10, 2019 22:14 UTC Health Read More

Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?
Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the…
Jul 10, 2019 20:11 UTC Health Read More

Case of measles confirmed in Grand Traverse County
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- A case of measles has been confirmed in a Grand Traverse County resident. According to the Grand…
Jul 10, 2019 14:13 UTC Health Read More

A parasite found in swimming pools is causing people to get sick, so here's how to stay safe
With summer underway, you may be tempted to cool off and go swimming in the closest pool you can find. Before hopping in, though, know that the U.S. Centers…
Jul 09, 2019 19:23 UTC Health Read More

Rabid raccoon attack confirmed in Chili
Chili, N. Y. (WHAM) - County health officials said a raccoon attack in Chili was confirmed to be related to a case of rabies. The attack happened in the area of…
Jul 08, 2019 20:10 UTC Health Read More

What Are the Warning Signs of a Stroke?
In the time it takes to read this article, at least one person in the U.S. will die from a stroke. Depending on how fast you read, 10 or more will suffer a stroke before…
Jul 08, 2019 19:16 UTC Health Read More

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia Risk
In total, 13% of men who had received the therapy went on to develop Alzheimer's disease over eight years of follow-up, compared to 9% who hadn't gotten the…
Jul 08, 2019 19:02 UTC Health Read More

Consumer Reports: Allergies caused by ticks
With the weather warming up, more and more people are outside, which means more and more people are exposed to ticks and tick-borne illnesses.
Jul 08, 2019 15:07 UTC Health Read More

Sounds Controversial Five Couples Agree to CRISPR Their Babies to Avoid Deafness Kristin Houser
Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov says he's found five couples who want him to use CRISPR to ensure their offspring do not inherit their deafness.
Jul 08, 2019 13:23 UTC Health Read More

How to save lives from deadly nerve agents
Novichok, sarin and VX kill in minutes and spread fear almost as toxic as the substances themselves, but can anything be done to protect us from these horrific…
Jul 08, 2019 00:08 UTC Health Read More

AIDS center at UAB getting grant for HIV research
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham is getting a $7. 5 million grant to help in the fight against HIV. A news release says the…
Jul 07, 2019 18:16 UTC Health Read More

'Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California,' Says CDFW
The fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected in low levels in California for the first time. Fungal DNA of…
Jul 07, 2019 15:09 UTC Health Read More

Measles likely to come to Kansas, amid outbreak
The national measles outbreak has not hit Kansas yet, but it has come close with cases reported in neighboring states.
Jul 07, 2019 12:43 UTC Health Read More

Before you go swimming be aware of Cryptosporidium
Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in the United States.
Jul 06, 2019 16:14 UTC Health Read More

Have we been wrongfully shunning 'ultra-processed' foods all along?
Not only do they save families time and money, many processed foods have been unfairly maligned and can be nutritious as well as economical and…
Jul 06, 2019 11:59 UTC Health Read More

SCHD says bat with rabies found in Shawnee County
Shawnee county is asking people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of rabies because a bat found in the area tested positive for the disease.
Jul 06, 2019 01:40 UTC Health Read More

Surgeons in Australia have reversed hand and arm paralysis
The pioneering surgery at Austin Health Centre in Melbourne has been described as potentially having a life-changing impact.
Jul 05, 2019 16:32 UTC Health Read More

Exercising When You Have High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and…
Jul 05, 2019 13:01 UTC Health Read More

Man Who Didn't Go in the Water Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Tyler King did not directly touch water the day he was infected with flesh-eating bacteria. He doesn't know how it happened. But when his left arm began…
Jul 04, 2019 21:25 UTC Health Read More

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