Medicine

Iowa Officials Detect Bacterial Disease That Can Jump From Dogs to Humans

It's unclear from the reports just how many dogs have been exposed to the disease, but the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship noted that it w...


Only 14% workers feel comfortable talking about mental health

Since that first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, the MHF has raised awareness of topics such as stress, relationships, loneliness, sleep, alcohol and frie...


Measles catch-up: 3,800 vaccine doses administered to K-12 students

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses around. The agency attributes the recent outbreaks to measles being imported, when an unvaccinated traveler visits...


Norwegian woman dies of rabies after rescuing puppy in the Philippines

When the dog began biting her, she paid no notice. It wasn't until Thursday when doctors finally figured out she may have rabies , after learning she had bee...


Mental Health Awareness month is a chance to address barriers to help

On Our Sleeves was developed by Nationwide Children's Hospital and introduced on World Mental Health Awareness Day in October 2018. On "Today", Jenna Bush H...


Student Who Sued Over Chickenpox Policy Comes Down With The Illness

The teenager has been out of school since mid-March, Mr Wiest said. Gizmodo asked Wiest if Kunkel or his family now felt that the ban was justified since Ku...


Woman dies of rabies after bite from puppy she rescued

The puppy is thought to have infected her when it bit her after they took it back to their resort. Doctors struggled to diagnose the problem and no one, not e...


Denver Could Become the First U.S. City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin decriminalization campaign organizers have said their only goal is to keep people out of jail in Denver for using or possessing the drug to cope with...


Trump son Donald Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel

The surprise subpoena was issued by a Republican-led committee, opening a new source of strain between the Congress and a White House battling the legislature's...


Germany suggests fines on parents declining children's measles vaccination

New York City imposed a mandatory vaccination order for residents, in response. The outbreaks had been so bad that public health emergencies were declared to...


Congo's Ebola fight gets push from Norway

The Ebola outbreak in North Kivu is worsening as the death toll surpasses 1,000 on the back of an alarming number of cases reported in recent days across mult...


Church of Scientology measles quarantine: Cruise ship heading to Curacao today

Fredericks-James said the infected person is a female crew member, who remains in stable condition. "What we don't want is for the disease to spread further...


AIDS Drugs Stop Sexual Transmission of HIV in Gay Men

The study, published in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday, assessed the risk of HIV transmission between serodifferent gay male couples - where one par...


As measles returns, US states look to cut vaccine exemptions

How do I know if I have measles and not just a cold or the flu? "Vaccines are largely a victim of their success", said author and infectious disease physicia...


Measles Outbreak: New York officials close schools, issue fines

Unvaccinated individuals have been the focus of attention during this year's measles outbreaks. "The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable", U...


Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions

It singled out assisted suicide and abortion as two areas of particular concern for potential discrimination as some states have attempted to force medical pr...


New Shepard to conduct science mission ahead of upcoming passenger flights

Smoothly accelerating as it consumed propellants and lost weight, the rocket shot away through the dense lower atmosphere and rapidly dwindled to a speck in the...


Woman on board Church of Scientology cruise ship has measles

Lucia if it chooses to, she said. "The confirmed case as well as other crew members are presently stable, but remain under surveillance by the ship's doctor",...


Adults near California measles outbreaks may need another vaccine dose, CDC says

If your child is older than 6 months and you'll be traveling overseas, or if your baby has had a known exposure within 72 hours, your pediatrician may go ahead ...


Utah health officials encourage vaccination, say measles on the way

More than 700 cases of measles have been confirmed across the USA, not yet in Utah, but Miner said it is imminent. "If you or your child has not been vaccinat...


Losing sense of smell can be fatal sign

As reported in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine , the team used data from the National Institute on Aging's Health ABC study to analyze nearly 2,300...


Woman with measles saw 'Avengers: Endgame,' potentially exposed audience

California Health officials issued a warning to the public regarding a woman who attended the late-night screening at an AMC Theater in Fullerton, California, ...


Burger King serves up 'not-so-happy' meals

The campaign, while appearing to be a not-so-subtle dig at McDonald's iconic Happy Meals, is also a part of a larger effort to promote mental health awareness...


Two 'vampire facial' clients infected with HIV in the US

Proponents of the so-called vampire facial believe the invasive treatment has anti-aging benefits. Officially known as a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy,...


Burger King's Meatless 'Impossible Whopper' Set to Roll Out Nationwide

Rival meatless maker Beyond Meat estimates the plant based-meat market could eventually soar to $35 billion in the US alone, CNN said . Public interest in ...


Measles case has cruise ship quarantined in the Caribbean

The ship is permitted to leave the port if it chooses to, Merlene Fredericks-James, St. Lucia's chief medical officer, said in a statement. A sergeant coastgu...


Two People Who Received Facial Injections At Spa Have Contracted HIV

Both of the customers recently contracted the same strain of HIV and both received injection procedures at the spa between last May and September, however, it...


Demand for measles blood tests increase amid national outbreak

David Cennimo, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said via text message. The country is experiencing the worst year for m...


'Completely avoidable' measles outbreak hits 25-year high in US

Just 372 cases were confirmed previous year, but that number has skyrocketed in 2019 as the disease spread in communities were people were not vaccinated as a b...


Joe Biden visits Pittsburgh for first 2020 campaign rally

Mr. Biden sent a message to his Democratic rivals last week when he announced raising $6.3 million over the first 24 hours of his campaign - more than anyone ...


US measles outbreak 'avoidable'

There are now no confirmed cases in Alabama . "Immediacy of action is critical", Rockland County Executive Ed Day said in a press conference on Monday. Here'...


World Malaria Day today

WHO's malaria report says that the estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435 000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year. The resident...


Teens can workout for free all summer long at Planet Fitness

Teens can pick one of more than 1,700 locations across the country and work out as much as they want from Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, Sept. 1. It's called...


Britney Spears Leaves Mental Health Treatment Facility After 1 Month

The treatment afforded Spears "me time" and "helped her slow down and focus on her health with less distractions", the source told E! The "Gimme more" hitma...


Measles Spread Expands In US, 71 New Cases Reported

The number of cases is likely to go even higher. Measles is highly contagious and can spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. And in recent day...