Disease

Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness

Ticks may be tiny, but their bite can have a huge impact on your health. During the summer, up to 25 percent of these critters nationwide—and much …

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Legionnaires’ Disease Deadly in Upper East Side Outbreak” (news article, June 17):<p>The Allergy & Asthma Network is concerned about the recent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak<i>.</i> People with asthma, allergies and lung diseases are more at risk for the disease, and we are deeply troubled …

Opinion

Desperate plight of Ebola orphans who eke out a hazardous living wading through rubbish tip for plastic to sell

Splinters of glass tear her small, shoeless feet as they sink into the layers of rotting rubbish. The stench that rises in the 30C heat floods her …

Medicine

Prince Philip discharged from London hospital

LONDON — Prince Philip was discharged Thursday from a London hospital after he was treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace said.<p>Philip, the …

Royal Family

Senators unhappy with white spot response

Senators investigating an outbreak of white spot disease which crippled Queensland's multi-million dollar prawn industry have expressed concerns …

Medicine

Everyone Needs To Create A Tick Kit, And Here’s Why

I want you to create a Tick Kit.<p>Yes, that’s right. A Tick Kit.<p>I may be a tad obsessed, but I prefer the word “aware.” I’m aware because it’s real. It …

Lifestyle

Death toll reaches 1,170 in Yemen cholera outbreak; over 1,70,000 suspected cases, says WHO

<b>Geneva</b>: Cholera has killed 1,170 people in war-ravaged Yemen and the number of suspected cases is now at nearly 2,000 a day, the World Health …

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War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine.<p>A spokesman for the World Health …

Public Health

Why Feds put a stop to the sale of Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists | Energy

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the proposed merger of Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists and its biggest rival, Energy Solutions.<p>Judge Sue …

Texas

Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak in Diffa Takes a Toll on Those Most Vulnerable

Two months after the declaration of a hepatitis E outbreak in Niger’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient …

Hepatitis

Predicting the Next Pandemic: It Will Likely Be From Bats

Where will the next pandemic come from? Likely from bats.<p>Fighting emerging infectious diseases costs billions of dollars, as the AIDS pandemic and the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa attest. So researchers from New York City-based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance set out several years ago to try …

Medicine

Nurses, pharmacists at Flint's Hurley Hospital awaiting negotiations for new contract

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today filed new, more serious charges in the Flint Water Crisis investigation, but also …

Detroit

Lyme Disease: Inside America's Mysterious Epidemic

Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer<p>In 2004, …

Medicine

They're back! Numbers of ticks are high across New England

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.<p>Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, whose numbers drop as the humidity falls below 85 …

New England

London fire: Grenfell patients face 'months' of recovery

<b>Some patients being treated after the Grenfell Tower fire have weeks and possibly months of recovery ahead of them, a doctor treating them has said.</b><p>Fourteen people are in hospital - eight receiving critical care and some in induced comas - NHS England has said.<p>King's College Hospital Clinical …

World News

Summerlands Hospital's dementia ward to close

<b>A seven-bed dementia ward based in Yeovil is to close in July because of ongoing difficulties in recruiting specialist staff.</b><p>Magnolia Ward, at Summerlands Hospital, is set to close on 12 July, a spokesman for Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said.<p>Four new beds will open on Pyrland ward in …

Dementia

BBC’s Hospital to show doctors’ response to Westminster attack

<b>The moment that doctors at a London hospital treated the people injured in March’s Westminster terror attack will be shown in a BBC documentary on</b> …

Khalid Masood

Tarrant County confirms first West Nile case this year | Tarrant County

Additional details are being withheld to protect the infected person's identity.<p>Last year, Tarrant County officials spotted the first of 44 West Nile …

Texas

Guidance

The opening episode of the second series follows events as St Mary's Hospital in Paddington receives victims from the Westminster terror attack on Wednesday 22 March. In the immediate aftermath of the terror attack on Westminster Bridge, three miles away a major incident is declared at St Mary's …

Medicine

Sometimes Thru-Hikes End, Then You Get Lyme Disease

My NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail has ended. I say “MY” because my kickass husband (Zach) is still out there hiking in the middle of …

Lyme Disease

This Is What It’s Like To Work With The World's Deadliest Pathogens Every Day

From the outside, the CDC campus in Atlanta looks fairly nondescript. But inside one of its buildings — a "box within a box" — scientists work with some of the most dangerous threats to humanity.<p>Posted on June 19, 2017, 19:16 GMT<p>For most people, getting dressed for work is pretty simple: You select …

U.S. Department of Health

Pandemics and the poor

By Ben Oppenheim, Gavin YameyWhen epidemics or pandemics hit, they usually hit the poor first and worst. We have known this for a while. The German …

Public Health

Direct Relief Bolsters Yemeni Hospitals with Much-Needed Medicines in Latest Shipment

Almost 5,000 pounds of medical aid from Direct Relief was sent to Yemen last week, including critical medicines and supplies requested by healthcare …

Medicine

First declared dead, premature newborn dies 35 hrs later at Safdarjung hospital

A family in Delhi has had to deal with the death of their newborn a second time in under two days.<p>The infant boy, who was born nearly 20 weeks …

Medicine

Ebola virus: Canadian researchers develop experimental vaccine that is said to be safe for humans

<b>Toronto:</b> Canadian researchers in a clinical trial have developed a vaccine for disease caused by Ebola virus.<p>The study found that the recombinant …

Medicine

In the news: Viral fever escalates in Kerala, a baby wrongly declared dead and more

A quick wrap of health news.<p>Swine flu, dengue spread in Kerala<p>More than a 100 people have died in Kerala due to different kinds of viral fever …

Public Health

South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda: Caring for Survivors of Sexual Violence

<i>Hundreds of thousands of people who fled intense violence in South Sudan now live in refugee settlements like Bidi Bidi and Imvepi in neighboring</i> …

South Sudan

Newborn declared dead by hospital staff, found to be alive before burial in Delhi

<b>New Delhi:</b> In a case of negligence, a newborn was allegedly declared "dead" by the staff of a central government hospital on Sunday, but was found to …

Babies

Statement on the incident at Seven Sisters Road

19 June 2017<p><b>Update at 2:00am</b><p>London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations, Kevin Bate said:<p>“We were called at 12.15am to reports of a road …

Seven Sisters Road

Why you need to know about mice, ticks, warm temperatures and Lyme disease

Twice in the same week, Lois Wood woke to find ticks crawling over her bare leg in her New Hampshire home. A few nights later, she spotted a mouse running across her bed.<p>A mother of seven, Wood tries to shrug off her tiny bedfellows. “It’s a common rural problem,” she says, although she admits that …

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