Flu

The Truth About Adult Vaccines

As an adult, do you skip vaccines because you don’t think you still need them? Many of us aren’t getting the protection we need, according to …

Public Health

The world's deadliest animal isn't a shark or even a human

The world's deadliest creature isn't what you might expect. A 2016 graphic from Bill Gates' blog outlined the number of deaths per year related to animals. You'll see the biggest offender: mosquitoes.<p>Yes, mosquitoes — the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person — are …

Viruses

Schoolgirl almost died after tampon worn for 10 hours caused toxic shock syndrome and began shutting down organs

A schoolgirl nearly died after a tampon she had been wearing for 10 hours caused toxic shock syndrome (TSS).<p>Molly Pawlett, 14, assumed she had a …

Health

Swedish authorities says bird flu found at hen farm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has been detected at a hen farm near the town of Nykoping in eastern Sweden, the country's board of agriculture said on Tuesday.<p>The authorities have taken steps to contain the outbreak of the disease, imposing a three km safety perimeter and …

Bird Flu

Hash browns recalled that "may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials"

McCain Foods USA is voluntarily recalling hash browns “that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials.”<p>People sitting down to a breakfast of southern-style frozen hash browns might be surprised to find “extraneous golf ball materials” mixed in with their potatoes, according to a …

Golf

Pa., keep investing in animal health system

Two years ago, Pennsylvania farmers were just beginning to understand the extent of the devastation of America’s worst animal disease outbreak, high …

Bird Flu

Frito-Lay Issues Recalls Chips After Salmonella Scare

The Frito-Lay company is recalling two types of their jalapeño-flavored chips, fearing potential salmonella poisoning.<p>The company issued a voluntary …

Lifestyle

The grim crusade against bird flu in Central Jakarta

The battle against bird flu is being fought in Jakarta's crowded kampung — its densely packed urban villages.<p>It's a grim, unpopular task, but …

Bird Flu

This is the germ that’s now most likely to cause food poisoning

The U.S. government has issued their latest report card on food poisoning, and the winner (should we call it that?) for the food most likely to make …

Viruses

India to expand access to J&J's TB drug this year

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's top tuberculosis fighter said the government will expand access to Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) breakthrough TB drug this year, but health experts warn much more needs to be done to eliminate the superbug by 2025.<p>India will make bedaquiline, one of just two new TB drugs …

Viruses

Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Recalled Nationwide, May Be Undercooked

Consumers are being urged NOT to eat these products.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a recall of …

Poultry

How to Treat a Fever - First Aid - St John Ambulance

Fever<p>A fever is a high temperature. When someone’s body temperature goes above the normal body temperature of 37°C (98. 6°F), this is called a …

Health

Iran reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in northern part of country: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in backyard ducks in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Iranian agriculture ministry.<p>The outbreaks killed 10 birds out …

Bird Flu

Massive outbreak of hand, foot and mouth in Sydney’s south west

SIMPLE hygiene measures will stop the spread of hand, foot and mouth after a “massive outbreak” of the highly contagious virus has been reported in …

Viruses

Best Ways to Control Internal Parasites

Written by: Teresa Pitman<p>The strategies for keeping parasites under control have evolved significantly in recent years. Here’s what you should know …

Horses

Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

• A team of researchers jolted some of the recently discovered <i>Hydrophylax bahuvistara</i> with mild electricity, collected their skin secretions, and then returned them to their natural habitat in India.<br>• Then, from the secretions, the team identified and isolated 32 peptides (building blocks of …

Microbiology

Six deaths at Halifax nursing home linked to respiratory illness outbreak

Residents lived on same floor at Arborstone Enhanced Care<p>The week before Gordon Taylor died, he was just as active as ever.<p>The 98-year-old …

Nursing

Boy’s scarlet fever symptoms ignored, mum says

Health concerns: Claudia Garbayo with her children Amara, 4, and Cohen, 3, who are recovering from scarlet fever. She's upset that Cohen was …

Viruses

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

IT’S EVERY PARENT’S worst nightmare, watching your child go from healthy to seriously unwell in a matter of minutes.<p>Any parent whose child has …

Medicine

Widespread And Growing Trend Of Physician Burnout Putting Patients’ Safety At Risk

The consequences of the burnout can range from medical errors and high mortality rates of hospitalized patients to lower medical knowledge and …

Bird Flu

Girl, 8, dies after doctors send her home with a ‘viral flu’

<b>An eight-year-old died after doctors mistakenly sent her home with just a ‘flu’.</b><p>Alice Giles, 8, was suffering with sepsis when she visited doctors in …

Viruses

Squeamish ceviche: chic raw fish dishes are tasty, but watch for worms

'Every time you eat raw fish it increases risk,' says food safety expert<p>With raw seafood dishes — from poke to sushi to ceviche — growing in vogue, …

Viruses

Renewed Zika outbreak feared on Texas border

As warmer weather approaches and mosquito seasons take flight, health professionals are warning that a Zika outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost tip on the Texas border with Mexico is just a matter of time.<p>The area, home to 1.3 million people, many living in poverty, has many …

Texas

Bovine tuberculosis researchers hope breakthrough will lead to better test

'It is kind of incredible that when 1 cow is potentially infected the whole herd may have to be culled'<p>Researchers say they are developing a test for …

Farming

Before the Outbreak: How to Prepare for A Record Tick Infestation

If you live in the Northeast or will be visiting there this year, take extra caution: Scientists are predicting an especially risky year for Lyme …

Lyme Disease

'Untreatable' superbug infections on the rise

CPE, or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, has proved immune to even the most powerful antibiotics, including the so-called last-line …

Microbiology

More Than 30K Pounds of Burritos Recalled

More than 30,500 pounds of frozen Atkins Chicken with Cheese and Bean Burritos have been recalled due to mislabeling of allergens, the federal …

New York City

Deadly new bird flu strain could lead to devastating pandemic

You probably haven’t thought about the bird flu in a couple of years, unless you’re a virologist, but a new strain that resurfaced in China has the …

Bird Flu

10 Deadliest Diseases Caused by Mosquitoes

91. Dengue Fever<p>Deadliest Diseases Caused by Mosquitoes<br>Aedes Mosquito<br>Dengue fever is, no doubt, one of the most dangerous and deadliest diseases …

Viruses

'Persona 5' Flu Season: Why you should avoid grinding in Mementos during these days

<i>Persona 5</i> has a lot for you to keep track of, like the weather, your confidants, or which Personas you're using. You've got to keep your wits about …

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