Medical Conditions

Survivor of near-fatal tick bite has a lesson for summer

<b>Waverly, Ohio (CNN) —</b> On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Jennifer Slone wants you to know that bug bites are more than just itchy. They can be deadly.<p>And they're pretty easy to avoid.<p>For two weeks last summer, Slone, a librarian from Waverly, Ohio, languished in the hospital as doctors struggled …

Disease

Here's where Ebola could spread based on flight patterns

An Ebola outbreak is emerging in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a nonprofit that studies infectious diseases identified where it could spread …

Disease

Two late-stage Ebola patients break quarantine, the number they may have infected is unknown

Last week, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak was confirmed to have spread to Mbandaka, a transportation hub, home to over one …

Disease

Alaska police chief: War on weed a 'waste of time'

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The police chief recently named to the board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry said the fight that has long been waged against pot in this country has been a "waste of time" and a waste of law enforcement resources.<p>Jeff Ankerfelt, who is police chief in the …

Cannabis

Ebola 101: Answers to your questions about causes, symptoms, transmission and treatments

<b>(CNN) —</b> The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago.<p>Here's what you need to know about the deadly disease.<p>What is Ebola?<p>Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease with a high fatality …

Disease

Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new visitor, and it’s not welcome.<p>No one is quite sure how the longhorned tick <i>Haemaphysalis longicornis</i>, an invasive bug originally …

Disease

DRC: MSF treats 20 people after deadly attack in Kasai region

<b>KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/BARCELONA—</b>Teams from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans …

Disease

How 3 Kerala doctors spotted deadly Nipah virus, acted quickly

Three doctors in Kerala are being praised for their promptness that helped avoid a more devastating outbreak of the Nipah virus that has killed 12 …

Disease

If you live in these cities, you’re probably fitter than most others

It is that wonderful time of year when The American College of Sports Medicine releases its annual rankings of America’s 100 “Fittest Cities” and you …

Self-improvement

Pete Davidson nailed why you can be mentally ill and in a healthy relationship.

Singer Ariana Grande and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson were reportedly dating.<p>Neither star as of May 2018 had confirmed the …

Mental Health

Research during Ebola vaccine trial: It’s complicated

During an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus like the one underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), research necessarily takes a back …

Disease

Delaware Officials: More Than 600 People May Have Been Exposed To Tuberculosis

DOVER, Del. (CBS/AP) — State public health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to tuberculosis last year at a nursing home in …

Public Health

Schizophrenia and My Wish List

When I was homeless, I regularly entered an abandoned building and slept there during the night. I considered the building’s unlocked side door to be …

Mental Health

Sierra Leone president to push review of mining law, contracts

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s new president will follow through with campaign promises to review mining contracts and consider changes to the law that would ensure the West African nation benefits from its natural resources, his spokesman told Reuters.<p>Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio …

Mining

Emory and Sharecare Partner to Launch Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub

Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub will connect Emory Healthcare with an innovation ecosystem where unmet user needs will be identified, and solutions – …

Innovation

MP issues advisory on Nipah virus

Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala which claimed many lives, Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry issued an …

Nipah Virus

Oldest Pearl Harbor veteran, 106, of Poway, visits Trump in the White House

President <b>Donald Trump</b> met with in the Oval Office yesterday with Poway veteran <b>Ray Chavez,</b> 106.<p>After complimenting how good the centenarian looks, …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Big Data: What’s in the pool water?

<b>27,219:</b> That’s how many illnesses related to “recreational water” were reported between 2000 and 2014, according to a study by the Centers for …

Swimming Pools

African Countries Taking Pre-Emptive Action Against Ebola

Doctors Without Borders has stepped up the Ebola epidemic response, while neighbouring countries are taking measures to prevent the virus from …

Disease

Nebraska Fentanyl Bust Seizes Enough to Kill 26 Million People

A Nebraska fentanyl bust seized nearly 120 pounds of the potent drug last month, enough to kill 26 million people, according to the Nebraska State …

Fentanyl

Nipah mystery deepens as lab report rules out bats as prime cause of infection

The mystery over the prime source of deadly Nipah virus that claimed 12 lives in Kerala deepened further after the blood and serum samples of bats …

Nipah Virus

Our mentally ill daughter was left to die

Our daughter was sent to a brutal, chaotic and uncaring place 200 miles from home, writes one parent, while Keir Harding writes about how fear and neglect can prompt aggression in sufferers<p>We were absolutely horrified to read about the emergency mental health response in the Bradford area (70 years …

Mental Health

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

Key questions answered as another Ebola outbreak raises concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p><b>New York City -</b> This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) described the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as sitting on a "epidemiological knife-edge".<p>According to government …

Disease

Global health shifts to local experts with global partners

A decade and a half ago, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) took hold in the coastal Chinese province once known as Canton. Within months, the …

Public Health

Beware: In Minnesota, ticks are lying in wait for you

Experts say it should be an average season for ticks. But one tick may be one too many.

Mountain Biking

Veteran to walk 22 miles Saturday to honor those affected by PTSD, suicide

A Milwaukee-area veteran is taking steps to help other veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mental Health

Nipah Virus That Killed 12 In Kerala May Not Be Linked To Bats: 10 Points

The union health ministry has said that Nipah virus has not spread beyond Kerala<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Fruit bats may not be the cause of the brain-damaging …

Nipah Virus

No Nipah virus case in Bengal: Govt

Referring to a case where a patient with viral fever was suspected to have contracted the disease, at Beliaghat ID Hospital, the health department …

Disease

NBPA Announces Mental Health and Wellness Program for Players

The National Basketball Players Association announced the launch of a mental health and wellness program for NBA players Friday, according to Jeff Zillgitt of <i>USA Today</i>.<p>Former NBA guard Keyon Dooling, the NBPA Player Wellness Counselor since January, will be joined by a Director of Mental Health and …

Mental Health

The Heated Quest for Opioid Alternatives

Drugmakers are pursuing a number of new drugs that show less risk of abuse<p>Rising abuse of prescription painkillers is intensifying a search for alternatives to addictive opioids.<p>Overdoses of prescription opioids kill about 46 Americans a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Painkillers