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Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

More Than 57 Dead After Devastating Pneumonic Plague Spreads Across Madagascar

Madagascar is seeing an unusually high rate of new plague cases this year. With already more than 680 documented cases just six weeks into the plague season, experts are worried.

Public Health October 17, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

Public Health June 28, 2017

Researchers Identify Areas In Western US At High Risk Of The Plague

The plague has been identified to likely occur in several areas in the Western U.S. by researchers. Deadly when transmitted to humans, the disease is caused by a bacteria spread by the deer mouse.

LIFE December 30, 2015

Oregon Teen Contracts Bubonic Plague: Here's What You Need To Know About This Deadly Disease

A 16-year-old girl in Oregon was admitted to an intensive care unit on Oct. 24 due to bubonic plague, which marks the 16th documented case of the illness in the United States. Health officials speculated that the teen got the disease from a flea bite during a trip.

LIFE October 31, 2015

Black Death Bacterium Found in 5,000-Year Old Teeth: What This Reveals About Human History

Researchers came up with new discoveries about the black death bacterium that causes plague. Through the study of ancient human teeth, new insights about human history were revealed.

LIFE October 25, 2015

Plague Afflicted Humankind Thousands Of Years Earlier Than Thought, DNA Study Shows

The Black Death of the 14th century wasn't the first time plague infected humans, researchers say. DNA evidence shows people were dying of plague almost 5,000 years ago.

October 23, 2015

Fourth Plague Death In US Reported In Utah

Plague continues to strike the U.S. as the fourth mortality case in the nation had been reported in Utah. The patient's identity and details were not disclosed but health officials said that the person is not believed to have traveled to other areas where reports of plague infection are more common.

LIFE August 28, 2015

Health Officials Investigate Second Case Of Plague In California

A possible second case of plague has been linked to the state's Yosemite National Park. Two campgrounds in the park were closed for treatment after plague was confirmed in rodents.

LIFE August 19, 2015

Georgia Tourist May Be Second Case Of Plague In Yosemite

A tourist from Georgia who visited Yosemite National Park could be the second case of human plague following the case of a girl from Los Angeles who was diagnosed with the disease after staying at Yosemite's Crane Flat Campground.

LIFE August 19, 2015

California Girl Tests Positive For Plague After Camping In Yosemite National Park

A girl from California, who camped at the Yosemite National Park in July, has been confirmed to suffer from the plague caused by rodents and fleas that live on them. Authorities are currently investigating the exact area where the source of the infection may have been located.

LIFE August 10, 2015

Second Plague Death Of The Year Reported In Colorado

Officials from the Pueblo City-County Health Department in Colorado have confirmed the death of another plague infection victim in the state.

LIFE August 6, 2015

3,000 Plague Skeletons Found Under Liverpool Station

The Crossrail construction project is revealing a wealth of archeological finds, including 3,000 skeletons from the era of William Shakespeare.

March 10, 2015

US Spends $39M To Build World's Largest Chamber To Use Against Biological Warfare

Facility in the Utah desert will allow testing of biological warfare detection systems. Whole System Live Agent Test installation to improve U.S. ability to deal with biological threats.

February 22, 2015

Bubonic Plague Spreading Through Madagascar

In outbreak of bubonic plague in Madagascar, officials confirm cases in the country's capital city. Capital Antananarivo has not seen a confirmed case in 10 years, health officials say.

LIFE November 26, 2014

Three new cases of rare human plague, Colorado confirms

All four cases of human plague in Colorado were linked to a dog that officials believe was exposed to fleas that fed on a rabbit or prairie dog infected with the Yersinia pestis bacteria.

LIFE July 20, 2014

Cyprian Plague traces found in Egypt: The apocalyptic plague nearly destroyed Rome

The Plague of Cyprian ravished the Roman Empire for over two decades. New research reveals information about a disposal site for bodies of the dead.

June 18, 2014

Skeletons rattle dark secrets about London Black Death

New research on skeletons unearthed in London has uncovered surprising facts about the Black Death. Contrary to popular belief, rats may have been unjustly blamed for the spread of the plague.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 31, 2014

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