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What parents should know about the polio-like paralyzing disease the CDC is warning about
More cases of a polio-like disease are affecting children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has been investigating at least 386 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis dating back to 2014, and recently confirmed 62 ...
These countries may soon have the highest life expectancies
New research forecasts future life expectancies in 195 countries and territories around the world, and the results for the United States are pretty grim. In 2016, the U.S. ranked 43rd in the world, with an average lifespan of 78.7 years. By 2040 ...
Heartbreaking obituary has raised $11000 for drug-free center in Vermont
The heartbreaking obituary of a young mother who died after struggling with drug addiction has struck an international chord. The Turning Point Center in Burlington, Vermont, an organization that offers help for individuals with alcohol and drug ...
Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2018-19 flu season
Following last year's flu season — the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans — health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year's flu season arrives: get your flu shot. “The flu shot is incredibly important ...
Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens people in Pa., NJ, and 27 other states
Maybe you should think about giving the other white meat a try. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that Pennsylvania is leading the pack in a 29-state outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella infections linked to raw ...
Grandma Was Right: Sunshine Helps Kill Germs Indoors
Even before Florence Nightingale advised that hospitals be designed to let daylight in, people observed that sunshine helps keep you healthy. But there was not much research to explain why that's the case, especially inside buildings. Researchers at ...
'I have lost a part of myself': Mom's plea to parents after four-year-old son dies from flu
A mother whose four-year-old son died after contracting the flu is urging others to get vaccinated. In December 2017, Laura Sidari's son, Leon, became ill with what the military physician thought was simply a cold. With only two days to go before ...
Chronic wasting disease found in Upper Peninsula deer for first time
A Michigan doe. This is not the deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease in the Upper Peninsula. ( MLive File Photo ). Comment. By Brandon Champion · firstname.lastname@example.org. DICKINSON COUNTY, MI - Chronic wasting disease has reached the ...
Scientists argue heart stem cell trial should be paused
Days after Harvard Medical School said it found extensive falsified or fabricated data from the laboratory of a prominent heart researcher, doctors and scientists are urging a halt to a medical trial based in part on his work. They say that sick people ...
New York Hunter Likely Died From Eating Squirrel Brains, Researchers Reveal
Researchers believe that the death of a New York man infected with an extremely rare neurological disease was likely caused by eating squirrel brains. The unidentified 61-year-old man arrived at a hospital in 2015 with symptoms of muddled thinking and ...