Disease

Japanese woman could be first to die from tick disease caught from infected cat

A Japanese woman has died of a tick-borne disease caused by bite from a stray cat.<p>The woman’s death is believed to be the first mammal-to-human transmission of its kind in the world, according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.<p>The 50-something woman from western Japan was reportedly …

Medicine

Dogs can get a Lyme disease vaccine, why can't you?

There are no good reasons, and a lot of bad ones, that your dog can be vaccinated for Lyme disease but you can not. Profiteering and vaccination …

Medicine

Cancer-surviving pro in hospital; doctors reportedly fear leukemia has returned for third time

Jarrod Lyle is a professional golfer who's spent time on the PGA, Web.com and Australian Tours. More importantly, the 35-year-old is a two-time leukemia survivor, most recently beating it in 2012. Unfortunately, Lyle was admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital on Tuesday after blood tests showed an …

Golf

Cecily Tynan's dog fighting Lyme disease

6ABC Meteorologist Cecily Tynan was on vacation last week when her six-year-old dog, Sandy, became sick.<p>The symptoms were a bit of a mystery, Tynan …

Philadelphia

Ayrshire grandad struck down by rare Lyme Disease takes battle to have health condition recognised all the way to Holyrood

Peter Hill, 64, is fighting to raise awareness of the infection - which can lead to neurological problems - which he claims went undetected by …

Lyme Disease

Tests confirm Panama disease on another Queensland banana farm

Further testing has confirmed the presence of the devastating Panama disease on a north Queensland banana plantation.<p>Panama tropical race 4 was …

Brisbane

Lyme Disease Vaccine on Fast Track for FDA Approval

With cases increasing astronomically, better protection from the tick-borne disease is urgently needed.

World News

Liberia: Ellen Warns JFK Nurses

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf has warned nurses at the government John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center referral hospital that the …

Medicine

'Visible dust' found in theatre prep area of Perth children's hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) in Perth has been hit with a contamination scare following the discovery of dust-coated surgical …

Medicine

It's high time for ticks, which are spreading diseases farther

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders.<p>A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman’s eyeball. After …

Medicine

Chatham-Kent mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Wearing long sleeves and using insect repellent among tips to protect yourself from mosquito bites<p>A pool of mosquitoes in Chatham-Kent has tested …

Viruses

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

Download photos & video b-roll on the visit: http://bit.ly/2vYhlOm<p>ADEN/SANA’A, 26 July 2017 – “As the heads of three United Nations agencies – …

Medicine

Kenya: Nurses' Strike Hits Fight Against Cholera

Nurses in Kisii on June 12, 2017 carry on with their strike. The nurses' union has threatened to sue governors.<p>Efforts to curb Kenya's latest cholera …

Medicine

MSF Sounds Alarm Over High Numbers of People Dying from AIDS in Africa

<b>NEW YORK/PARIS, JULY 25, 2017</b>—An unacceptably high number of people from sub-Saharan Africa have been left out of the global HIV response—without …

Medicine

One in every 45 people in Yemen is expected to contract cholera, a disease the West eradicated a century ago

As many as 600,000 people in Yemen are expected to contract cholera before the end of 2017 as the conflict-riven country struggles to contain the …

Middle East

Weekender: Sask. Lyme disease patients are falling through the cracks

Print<p>Anika Kosteniuk was 13 years old when a tick bite changed her life.<p>She was on vacation in Virginia, on the acreage of her great-aunt and uncle, …

Quebec

Great, Here Come The Ticks

<i>Here they come. (Getty Images)</i><p>If you thought nature was only working on killing you with flooding or with extreme heat, don't forget that there are …

New York City

Union questions decision to cut senior nurses who work with severe burn and trauma cases

A pair of senior nurses whose positions are being eliminated at Health Sciences Centre as part of a government-ordered belt-tightening effort are …

Canadian News

Meet The Multi-millionaire Who Wants To Be President Of Liberia

On the 10th of October, Liberians will go to the polls to vote for their next president. Incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shall step down having reached the constitutional two-term limit. The race promises to be a closely fought campaign. Yet this election is critical for Liberia: it will be the …

"A Forgotten Crisis": Yemen's Aid Workers Speak Out About the World's Worst Humanitarian Disaster

"An absolute shame on humanity." That's how the international aid organization CARE is describing the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The …

Middle East

Pasqua Hospital's Medical Surveillance Unit a lifesaver for Regina man

The care Butch Stokes received at the Medical Surveillance Unit at the Pasqua Hospital was nothing short of a miracle, says his wife.<p>Incapacitated by …

Canadian News

Patients transferred to Hong Kong private hospital amid flu crisis

Up to 48 public hospital patients will be transferred to the privately-run St Teresa’s Hospital from Wednesday in an unprecedented move to ease …

Hong Kong

Boston nurses are bringing back the strike

1,200 nurses from Tufts Medical Center are walking out to protest pensions and safe staffing<p>Tufts Medical Center nurses went back to work on Monday after launching the first Boston nurses’ strike in more than three decades — to demand better patient-safety protections and more competitive …

Liberal POV

Cancer nurse who battled leukemia as a schoolgirl backs Schiehallion Appeal to help kids beat deadly disease

Claire MacQueen backs bid to bring more clinical trials to Scotland.<p>When Claire MacQueen fought a rare form of leukemia as a schoolgirl, she swore …

Cancer

Protesters supporting Charlie Gard treatment rally, hospital staff receive death threats

Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil …

Canadian News

Nigeria: Widal Test Causes Typhoid Misdiagnosis, Wrong Treatment

Wrong widal tests have contributed to the misdiagnosis and poor management of typhoid fever in Nigeria, Daily Trust investigations have shown.<p>A …

Medicine

Can Ellen Johnson Sirleaf save Liberia?

Africa’s first elected female president has made giant steps in ridding her country of warlords, rape and child soldiers, but much remains to be done<p>It’s not every day a president invites you into their bedroom. But then Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, is not your typical …

Africa

Hospital staff 'sick with stress' over crippling parking fines racked up every week

Dozens of doctors, nurses and support workers have been left suffering high levels of stress and sickness after a NHS trust authorised a private car park operator to pursue them through the courts over unpaid fines.<p>Several members of staff at the Cardiff trust are understood to have gone off work …

Medicine

Charlie Gard: Doctors and nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital receive death threats

Medical staff at the hospital treating terminal ill baby Charlie Gard have received death threats, it has emerged.

Charlie Gard

HAZMAT situation sends 3 N.J. troopers to the hospital

HAINESPORT -- Three state troopers were taken to the hospital Saturday for precautionary reasons after being exposed to an unknown …

Medicine