Disease

Lyme Disease Is Spreading Fast. Why Isn’t There a Vaccine?

We’ve all heard the advice about avoiding Lyme disease. If you walk through wooded or grassy areas where it’s prevalent, you should use insect repellent. Cover exposed skin. Check yourself thoroughly once you return home, and take a shower. If you see a tick, pluck it off your skin with tweezers. …

Medical Conditions

Carey Dean Moore says ‘I love you’ before dying in Nebraska’s first execution by lethal injection using fentanyl

Nebraska executed Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday morning in the state’s first death by lethal injection.<p>Moore, 60, had served 38 years on death row for shooting and killing cab drivers Reuel Van Ness and Maynard Helgeland in the summer of 1979, according to the Omaha World-Herald. He had said he was …

Death Row

Omarosa’s book raises new questions about Trump, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease

Former presidential aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s newly published book “Unhinged,” about her 15-year relationship with Donald Trump, traces a familiar narrative arc for a political insider’s tell-all: She settles scores, defends her own actions, and describes the evolution of her relationship …

Donald Trump

New Tick Species Appears in U.S. for First Time in 50 Years

Well this bites. At a time when America's domestic ticks are spreading illnesses with a vengeance, a potentially harmful foreign tick species has now …

Animals

Health workers try experimental treatment as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads

Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a second province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an …

Medical Conditions

3 suspected Ebola cases reported in Uganda, one dies

Passengers queue to be screened at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport on May 15, 2018 after neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) …

Medical Conditions

Study suggests vaping is more harmful than we were led to believe

Vaping is more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.<p>Some of the effects are similar to those seen in smokers and people with chronic …

Public Health

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Conflict Zone in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health ministry says deadly virus has jumped to province in the east, near Uganda and Rwanda, raising the threat of a wider outbreak<p>KAMPALA, Uganda—A deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu, the country’s health ministry said …

Medical Conditions

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests.<p>A series of experiments revealed …

Sleep

Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study

london, Aug 14 (IANS) Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of …

Alzheimer's Disease

What does it feel like to have Alzheimer's? Virtual reality programs may help you find out

After experiencing the world as a woman with Alzheimer’s disease, Ana Lebron took off her virtual reality headset and began to cry.<p>She couldn’t pinpoint which part of the experience left her in tears. After all, she works with Alzheimer’s patients every day as an activities coordinator at assisted …

Virtual Reality

Cold sore kills baby just 13 days old

A baby boy has died from the cold sore virus less than two weeks after birth leaving his parents devastated and warning how dangerous the infection …

Pregnancy

Lyme disease sufferer not alone in fight

Motorcycle ride to help fund Port Colborne woman's stem cell treatment<p>CommunityAug 13, 2018 by Mike Zettel Port Colborne Leader<p>The difficulty in …

Lyme Disease

Bacterial Vs. Viral Infections: How Do They Differ?

What's the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection?<p>As you might think, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, and viral …

Microbiology

Alzheimer's Hits Men and Women Differently, and We Need to Understand Why

Growing older may be inevitable, but getting Alzheimer’s disease is not. Although we can’t stop the aging process, which is the biggest risk factor …

Dementia

North Coventry To Be Sprayed For West Nile Virus

Parts of North Coventry and East Coventry will be sprayed with a chemical to limit mosquito populations and the spread of West Nile Virus.<p>NORTH …

Medical Conditions

Reoccurring vs. Recurring: How to Choose the Right Word

<i>Recurring</i> and <i>reoccurring</i> share a common root and refer to an event that happens more than once, but the two terms have distinct differences in …

Monsoons

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of …

Medicine

Brazil great Ronaldo leaves hospital after bout with flu

Brazil soccer great Ronaldo says he has been discharged from a hospital in Ibiza, where he had been treated for flu since Friday.<p>The 41-year-old …

Brazil

This Birth Control App Just Got FDA Approval (But It's Being Investigated for Unintended Pregnancies)

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration gave marketing approval to Natural Cycles, an app that dubs itself “digital birth control.” It’s the …

Pregnancy

Laminin 511 is a target antigen in autoimmune pancreatitis

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Autoimmune Diseases

AIDS Worker Says Pipes Could Help Canadian Province With Highest HIV Rates

An AIDS support worker is calling on the province of Saskatchewan to make pipes more available to drug users as a means to decrease HIV rates.Jason …

Public Health

How To Avoid Getting A Cold On An Airplane

The dreaded airplane cold is one of the worst parts of air travel -- but there are simple tricks to make sure you don't get sick.<p>Being stuck on an airplane for hours at a time can be draining and irritating ― especially if you’re sharing a cabin with a sick passenger who can’t seem to stop coughing …

Healthy Living

First case of West Nile virus confirmed in N.J.

A 74-year-old man has become the first person to be infected with West Nile virus in New Jersey this year.Officials have confirmed the first human …

Medical Conditions

News24.com | DRC's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Democratic Republic of the Congo's health ministry says a deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into Ituri province as a vaccination campaign in …

Medical Conditions

Impaired brain drainage in aging and Alzheimer’s

At a Glance<p>Researchers found that the waste clearing vessels in the brain don’t work as well as mice age, leading to waste buildup.<br>• Improving vessel …

Dementia

WHO delegation visits Ebola epicenter in DR Congo [The Morning Call]

The Morning Call is about you. We want to share your opinions on our programme. If you want to contribute to The Morning Call, here are the best ways …

Medical Conditions

Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's

Dementia

Indians' Leonys Martin Expected to Make 'Full Recovery' After Contracting a Bacterial Infection

Leonys Martin, a Cleveland Indians outfielder, is recuperating as he battles a severe bacterial infection.<p>In a statement provided to PEOPLE, the …

Cleveland Clinic

DRC may provide model for containing future Ebola outbreaks

When the Ebola virus struck West Africa in 2014, it resisted early attempts at control. It took more than two years to overcome, claiming more than …

Medical Conditions