What You Should Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis, the 'Flesh-Eating' Infection
You've likely stumbled across one of several recent news stories describing cases of necrotizing fasciitis, or “flesh-eating bacteria.” The condition can follow…
Jul 17, 2019 18:29 UTC Health Read More
Breakthrough at OSU: 'This mouse will be helpful for patients with this disease'
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers at Oregon State have made a breakthrough discovery understanding the causes of a serious birth defect of the skull. Roughly…
Jul 15, 2019 23:11 UTC Health Read More
Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River
FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - A Lauderdale County man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after his wife says a day kayaking with their kids left him with a…
Jul 15, 2019 22:39 UTC Health Read More
Third case of Measles confirmed in El Paso
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that a second male toddler has tested positive for measles (rubeola). The announcement…
Jul 15, 2019 20:43 UTC Health Read More
J&J gears up for clinical test of HIV vaccine efficacy
Johnson & Johnson is gearing up to test a HIV vaccine in a 3800-person clinical trial. The preparations follow animal studies that showed the vaccine offered…
Jul 15, 2019 12:59 UTC Health Read More
Future The truth about saturated fat
Mainstream science says eating too much saturated fat raises cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, so why are some diet trends encouraging people to eat…
Jul 15, 2019 00:27 UTC Health Read More
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
Girls with early puberty may develop migraine
About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine, according to the study presented at the American Headache Society.
Jul 14, 2019 09:47 UTC Health Read More
Those pesky ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme disease
There's a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations, CC BY-ND.
Jul 13, 2019 16:16 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
To tackle childhood malnutrition, researchers turn to the microbiome
They found that a diet that promoted certain microbial species in the gut seemed to help malnourished children in Bangladesh more than standard therapy.
Jul 11, 2019 18:01 UTC Health Read More
Researchers Raise Warning About Fruit Juice
Anyone who has ditched soda for fruit juice in the name of health may want to pay heed to a new study in the British Medical Journal . Researchers say modest…
Jul 11, 2019 14:02 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
What to Know About Shingles and Its Vaccine
The shingles vaccine can help protect you from the painful condition. Consumer Reports tells you what you need to know.
Jul 10, 2019 19:14 UTC Health Read More
Sonic Devices in Philadelphia Parks Target Teens
In Philadelphia, 30 parks and recreation centers are outfitted with a small speaker called the Mosquito. It blares a constant, high-pitched ringing noise all night…
Jul 10, 2019 12:24 UTC Health Read More
If You Thought Vaping Was Safe, Kansas Researchers Have Bad News
KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Many people figure vaping spares their health because it lets them inhale nicotine in aerosols instead of sucking in smoke from.
Jul 09, 2019 14:37 UTC Health Read More
Tick responsible for red meat allergy likely behind new virus where patients later died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A new virus which has claimed lives is believed to be spread by the same tick responsible for causing an allergy to red meat. According to…
Jul 09, 2019 12:51 UTC Health Read More
A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them
Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1000 times.
Jul 09, 2019 09:59 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
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
Aging can affect healthful eating but these tips can help
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. Healthy eating can be difficult for anyone, but it's particularly challenging as we…
Jul 08, 2019 18:00 UTC Health Read More
'You all look alike to me' is hard-wired in us, research finds: Less differentiation in other-race facial features occurs in the earliest cognitive processes
We are hard-wired to process -- or not process -- facial differences based on race. And that process occurs in the earliest filters of our thought process, according…
Jul 08, 2019 17:39 UTC Health Read More
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