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Blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spreading dangerous parasitic disease in US, health officials warn
Insects known as triatomines, also known as "kissing bugs," are starting to become more common in the U.S. — but don't let their seemingly affectionate nickname fool you. These blood-suckers spread a dangerous illness called Chagas disease. The ...
Ebola outbreak now at 105 cases, and bordering countries are on alert
MPONDWE, Uganda — On Tuesdays and Fridays, an estimated 19,000 people stream down the hill from Congo's North Kivu province to cross the border into this small town, many of them headed to a sprawling open-air market. In recent weeks, crossing the ...
The Boston Globe
First human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Mass.
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts health officials said Friday that they had confirmed three cases of West Nile virus in humans, this year's first diagnoses in the state of the mosquito-borne virus. They include a Worcester County woman in her 70s, a woman in her 60s from ...
Measles case confirmed in King County
Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in King County. The man was returning from a trip to Asia and there are concerns he could have exposed others while he was contagious. He traveled through Sea-Tac Airport and visited the ER waiting room ...
Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors
By Alan Mozes. HealthDay Reporter. FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast ...
Tampa Bay Times
Mom was Neanderthal: Scientists find fossil of child who mixes two prehistoric groups
Tampa Bay Times
BERLIN — Scientists say they've found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment found in southern ...
Please stop freaking out about 'flesh-eating' sexually transmitted infections
Recent headlines may have you wondering if your genitals are at risk of rotting off. That's okay—it's perfectly natural to feel confused by reports of a “flesh-eating” sexually transmitted infection. But before you freak out, take a deep breath and ...
OK, Let's Talk About Coconut Oil
Let's take a second to chat about… coconut oil. Yes, that coconut oil. The gooey, coconut-y substance that can either, depending on your perspective, be a cure-all for skin and scalp dilemmas, a far healthier alternative to other cooking fuels that ...
Seattle Otter With Asthma Prepared to Deal With Smoky Air
U.S. News & World Report
Three years ago, Mishka the otter learned a potentially life-saving trick: breathe deeply through an inhaler. Aug. 25, 2018, at 3:06 a.m.. Seattle Otter With Asthma Prepared to Deal With Smoky Air. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post ...
New ACIP flu vaccine advice brings up waning-protection issue
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released 2018-19 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on seasonal flu vaccines in the United States, bringing to the forefront the question of how early to ...