A recent study indicated that children can get a screen for autism as early as 14 months old. The AMA recommends that screening for the disease should be during regular pediatrician visits between 18 and 24 months old.
Public Health May 3, 2019
The beginning of spring also means the start of tick season. This year, experts warned that there will likely be high tick activity after a wet winter and warm weather.
Public Health April 13, 2019
Researchers found that the majority of participants in genomic studies of human diseases are of European descent, ignoring the diverse populations around the world. They argued that this might exacerbate health inequalities and even harm the public.
Public Health March 23, 2019
Michael Osterholm warned the possibility of the chronic wasting disease that primarily affects deer, elk, and moose transferring to humans soon. One study already found monkeys that ate infected deer meat contracted the disease.
Public Health February 19, 2019
AEBi said the MuTaTo cancer treatment will have minimal side effects and will be offered at a much lower cost compared with other treatments on the market. When will it become available?
Medicine January 29, 2019
Climate change poses a serious health risk to the public, said 150 experts from the United States. The increasingly warming global temperature could bring extreme weather, food and water crisis, and diseases.
Public Health November 29, 2018
According to scientists, bananas may go extinct due to a disease. The disease has spread to other parts of the country and scientists worry that if it reaches South America, the bananas will not be edible.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2018
Various pharmaceutical companies are looking to obtain a new virus that could help fight against cancer. The researchers behind this new venture have used modified versions of deadly viruses to combat the disease.
Medicine May 21, 2018
The 360-mile-long coral reef in Florida is in danger due to an unknown disease that is killing it. Scientists are researching on the corals to develop a cure for the disease.
Earth/Environment May 15, 2018
A young woman who was fighting for her life at the University of New Mexico Hospital has died. The woman was diagnosed with a rare but fatal virus known as the hantavirus.
Public Health April 27, 2018
People around the world are suffering from many horrible diseases, but some of these don't happen that often. Here are 20 rare examples in medical history.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018
Scientists in Australia voiced out their concerns amid the growing and worsening flesh-eating disease in Victoria. The cases of infections at present were also more severe and contagious than before.
Public Health April 17, 2018
In 2017, a total of 613 verified cases of tuberculosis were recorded by the NYC Health Department. Among these, 14 cases were caused by a multidrug-resistant organism.
Public Health March 27, 2018
A new study finds that children with autism and their younger siblings are less likely to be vaccinated. This puts these children at an increased risk to contract diseases preventable by vaccines.
Public Health March 26, 2018
Ingested Heinz ketchup package left in a woman’s stomach mimics symptoms of Chron’s disease. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain.
Feature | Health January 4, 2018
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
Strep throat is a common infection among children and causes sore and painful throat, along with high fever. This infection is highly infectious and can be transferred to anyone coming in contact with the infected person.
Public Health March 18, 2017
A new study paints a scary picture of how raindrops can help spread bacteria. Watch the video here.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2017
There's no time to waste when it comes to climate change. Heat waves, disease outbreaks, and hunger could kill more people as Earth heats up, warned scientists at the recent Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta.
Earth/Environment February 17, 2017
South Korea has raised its foot-and-mouth disease alert status to highest level as a second strain of the virus was confirmed Thursday. The government has begun vaccinating all its cattle and livestock.
Public Health February 9, 2017
A 10-year-old Bangladeshi girl is receiving treatment for a rare genetic disease -- possibly the 'tree man syndrome.' The disease causes bark-like lesions to grow on the patient's skin.
Public Health February 2, 2017
A joint study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NIA found that rhesus monkeys on planned nutritious diets with restricted calories lived longer and healthier. However, efficacy in curbing diseases and prolonging age was also linked to other factors.
Animals January 19, 2017
A whirligig may be a child’s toy but it has led to the development of the paperfuge, a low-cost hand-powered centrifuge that can improve health services in off-the-grid areas.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017
The works of Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi could potentially change how diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington’s and cancer are treated. Trials are already being conducted to test the potentials of manipulating the cellular process autophagy to treat illnesses.
Medicine October 4, 2016
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just announced plans to invest $3 billion to help cure, prevent and manage disease. The ambitious project is a long-term effort, so it's important to realize that it will take time to materialize.
Business Tech September 21, 2016
The new compound GNF6702 can kill the kinteoplastid parasites that cause the neglected tropical diseases chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness. In a study on mice, treatment did not cause adverse side effects.
Medicine August 9, 2016
Where will the next Ebola strike? These new maps reveal the global hotspots of animal hosts that can spread infectious diseases to humans.
Animals June 15, 2016
MIT researchers have developed a technique that creates gene circuits which perform complex biological computations. The technique could pave the way for better treatment of diseases and other scientific processes.
June 6, 2016
Scientists discovered 13 genetic superheroes, individuals with the rare ability to resist devastating diseases. This could pave way for new therapeutic strategies.
Life April 12, 2016
Researchers have explored how new waterborne pathogens in Latin America concurred in time and space with major El Nino events. The findings showed how the weather phenomenon could effectively spread waterborne diseases such as cholera across oceans.
Life March 2, 2016
A new study shows that intelligent people are less likely to suffer from diseases. People who are gifted with intelligent brains are less likely to become sick.
Life January 28, 2016
Health officials in Thailand have confirmed the second MERS case in the country. The patient is now being quarantined.
Life January 24, 2016
Rats have been known as vectors of diseases because they carry pathogens. This new study sheds light in the ability of rats to act like a sponge by absorbing pathogens in their environment.
Life January 18, 2016
Incidence of diseases like tuberculosis, scarlet fever, scurvy, whooping cough, and cholera have increased in developed countries like the United Kingdom in the past years. These diseases which were present in the Victorian Era made an alarming comeback.
Life December 26, 2015
US mortality rates for stroke, heart disease, unintended injuries, cancer, and diabetes all declined, while those for COPD doubled. The researchers attributed the improvements to a decline in smoking, early diagnosis, and better treatment - but what about the obesity epidemic?
Life October 30, 2015
With Virocap, doctors do not have to know the virus that they are looking for making the new test valuable when the pathogen behind a disease is not known.
Life October 1, 2015
The next wave of Ebola could be prevented by a new vaccine shown to be 100 percent effective at preventing the deadly disease. So, why is it important to keep developing new drugs?
Life August 2, 2015
Recreational water illnesses, including cryptosporidium, are present in pools and hot tubs this season, infecting thousands of Americans. What can you do to keep your family safe this summer?
Life June 26, 2015
A new test for Ebola could revolutionize treatment of the disease in affected areas. How does this new test work, and what could it mean for the future of health care?
June 26, 2015
Antibiotic use during infancy has lasting effects that contribute to illnesses acquired in adulthood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Minnesota.
Life May 15, 2015
Leprosy may have been brought into Britain from Scandinavia in the 5th or 6th century, researchers say. DNA evidence of leprosy bacteria was found in an ancient skeleton unearthed in Britain in the 1950s.
Animals May 13, 2015
Infectious disease names such as bird flu and monkey pox don't do the disease or the consumer much good, says a world health group. They also can taint the species and bring about negative repercussions.
Life May 11, 2015
Florida is no stranger to leprosy but cases are cropping up faster than they usually do. Health officials are looking at armadillos as the possible cause.
Life February 28, 2015
Food-borne illnesses are spread through a variety of crops and meats. Which are the most dangerous to human health?
Life February 24, 2015
As climate change alters world habitats, disease-carrying parasites will find new hosts to spread them around the globe, researchers say. Result could be more frequent and deadly epidemics.
February 17, 2015