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American Airlines Passengers Who Fell Sick During Flight Taken to Hospital After Landing In Boston

More than a dozen passengers from an American Airlines flight were hospitalized after falling ill of stomach virus symptoms on the plane. The patients were all part of a student group who visited Galapagos Island in Ecuador.

Public Health April 21, 2019

Disease That Causes Teen Jordyn Walker To Lose Senses Remains A Mystery To Doctors

Doctors and parents of a 15-year-old girl whose unidentified illness took most of her senses were left mystified on what could have caused it. Recently, the teen became permanently blind after the pressure on her eyes became too much.

Feature | Health January 6, 2019

29-Year-Old Woman Dies After Having All Four Limbs Amputated Due To 'Silent Killer'

A 29-year-old woman tragically lost her life after contracting sepsis while on vacation with her family. The illness was so severe, it resulted in the woman getting all four of her limbs amputated.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 2, 2018

What Is Castleman Disease? Patient Goes In Search Of Treatment For Devastating Disease

A former quarterback and medical student who was ravaged by a rare and devastating condition called Castleman disease embarked on scientific research to find a treatment for the illness. Read on to know his full story.

Public Health February 5, 2017

Mystery Illness In India Traced To Lychee Fruit

Lychee may appear harmless but researchers have confirmed that the fruit plays a role in a mystery disease that has been plaguing a town in India since 1995.

Public Health February 1, 2017

OSHA To Require Employers To Publicly Disclose Workers' Injury And Illness

The labor department will now require employers in dangerous industries to report workplace injury and illness data in their companies. OSHA will then publish the information on its website as an open source for occupational safety data per business.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016

Study Shows Marriages More Prone To Divorce When Wife Is Afflicted With Serious Illness

Researchers have found that married relationships where the wife gets sick are likelier to end in divorce. So much for in sickness and in health, right?

Society March 11, 2015

Doctors Puzzled Over 100 Cases of Paralysis in U.S. Children

More than 100 cases of mysterious paralysis in children puzzle doctors. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) may be responsible for the mysterious illness.

Life January 30, 2015

Dengue Fever Made More Likely by Climate Change

Dengue fever could spread to areas of the world in which it can not currently thrive, thanks to global warming.

Life December 23, 2014

Wikipedia searches are predicting flu trends

Researchers can now predict trends during the flu season thanks to algorithms that link CDC data with Wikipedia flu-related searches.

Internet Culture November 5, 2014

Shark skin-like surfaces might help hospitals fight the spread of bacteria

Sharklet Technologies tested its shark skin-like surface material that was developed to fight against the spread of bacteria and infection in hospitals.

Internet Culture September 18, 2014

New super drugs needed as antibiotic resistance hits new high, says study

A World Health Organization report says resistance to antibiotics worldwide is at a crisis point. New drugs and new treatments are needed before common infections begin killing people.

Life April 30, 2014

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