Tag: Disease

Study Says Autism Can Be Detected In Infants Less Than 14 Months Old

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

How To Protect Yourself And Your Family This Tick Season

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

Genetic Research Could Be Suffering From Racial Bias To Detriment Of Science

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

Zombie Deer Disease Spreading In The US May Infect Humans, Expert Warns

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

Israeli Biotech Company AEBi Claims Complete Cure For Cancer Could Be Ready Within A Year

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

International Report Says Climate Change Causing Cascading Health Issues

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

Bananas Could Become Extinct Due To 'Devastating' Disease

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

Deadly Viruses Used To Fight Cancer Are Highly Sought Out By Major Pharmaceutical Companies

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

A Mysterious New Disease Is Destroying Florida's 360-Mile-Long Coral Reef

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

27-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Diagnosed With Rare Rodent-Borne Disease 3 Months Ago

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

Rarest Diseases In The World That You Never Heard Of

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

Flesh-Eating Disease Usually Found In Africa Now An Epidemic In Australia

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

NYC Sees The Largest Increase Of Tuberculosis Patients Since 1992

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

Children With Autism And Their Siblings Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated, Putting Them At Risk For Diseases

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

Ketchup Packet Found In Intestine Of Woman Who Complained Of Crohn's Symptoms

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

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

Strep Throat Infection: Causes, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

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

Can Rain Spread Diseases? Amazing Video Shows How Raindrops Propel Bacteria Flying Through Air

A new study paints a scary picture of how raindrops can help spread bacteria. Watch the video here.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

From Heat Waves To Hunger: Scientists Reveal Fatal Health Risks Of Climate Change

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 Confirms 2nd Strain Of Foot-And-Mouth Disease Outbreak

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

Tree Man Syndrome: Bangladeshi Girl May Be First Female With Rare Disease

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

Live Long And Prosper: Restricting Calories Helps Rhesus Monkeys Live Longer, Healthier Lives

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

Child’s Toy Whirligig Inspired Stanford Researchers To Invent Low-Cost, Hand-Powered Blood Centrifuge

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

2016 Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi's Work On Cellular Recycling May Change How We Treat Cancer, Other Diseases

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

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion To Cure Disease, But Don't Expect Wonders Overnight

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

New Drug Can Kill Parasites That Cause Three Neglected Tropical Diseases Affecting Millions Worldwide

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

Animals Can Spread Deadly Diseases To Humans: These New Maps Show Hotspots Where This Can Happen

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 Scientists Design Gene Circuits That Perform Complex Computations

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

Genetic Superheroes: Scientists Find 13 Rare Individuals Resistant To Hereditary Diseases

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

El Nino May Spread Cholera-Like Diseases Through Water-Borne Bacteria

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

Intelligent People Genetically Predisposed To Be Healthier: Study

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

Thailand Reports Second Case Of MERS: Patient Now In Quarantine

Health officials in Thailand have confirmed the second MERS case in the country. The patient is now being quarantined.

Life January 24, 2016

Rats Carry Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Salmonella, E.Coli Bacteria

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

UK Faces Rise In Tuberculosis, Other Victorian Era Diseases: Why These Diseases Are Back

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 Leading Causes Have Dropped: How Americans Cheated Death

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

ViroCap Test Detects Nearly All Viruses That Infect Humans And Animals

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

New Ebola Vaccine 'Highly Effective' In Tests, Says WHO

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

Chlorine Won't Protect Your Pool From Cryptosporidium Parasite, CDC Warns

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

Ebola Test Developed That Detects Disease In Minutes

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

Exposure To Antibiotics During Infancy Could Lead To Illnesses During Adulthood

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

Centuries-Old Skeleton Carries Evidence Of How Leprosy Spread Through Europe

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

Don't Name New Human Infectious Diseases After Animals Or Places, Says WHO: Here's Why

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

Leprosy Cases Confirmed In Florida: Should We Blame The Armadillos?

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

These Foods Are Most Prone To Being Sources Of Illnesses, US Government Reports

Food-borne illnesses are spread through a variety of crops and meats. Which are the most dangerous to human health?

Life February 24, 2015

Strong Link Suspected Between Climate Change And Spread of Infectious Diseases

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

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