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Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach. According to news…
Jul 14, 2019 16:38 UTC Health Read More

Those pesky ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme disease
There's a short window between when a tick bites and when it passes on bacteria or virus. MSU Ag Communications, Courtesy Dr. Tina Nations, CC BY-ND.
Jul 13, 2019 16:16 UTC Health Read More

10 Health Benefits Of Cucumbers—Plus Nutrition Info And Recipes
Are cucumbers healthy or just water? Here's what you should know about the top cucumber benefits and all of their great vitamins and nutrients.
Jul 13, 2019 10:59 UTC Health Read More

Laramie Weather Causing High Numbers Of Mosquitoes, Hindering Mosquito Control Efforts
Mosquitoes have been a nuisance in Laramie this year with higher than usual numbers. The weather has been both helping them reproduce and hindering…
Jul 12, 2019 20:28 UTC Health Read More

Big Pharma Fail: No Evidence Of Added Benefit In Most New Drugs
COLOGNE, Germany — There seems to be a new drug to treat anything and everything these days, but are these medications as effective as they claim to be?
Jul 11, 2019 15:15 UTC Health Read More

Deadly flesh-eating disease in Florida is nothing new — it dates back to ancient times
Hippocrates documented one of the earliest cases of flesh-eating bacteria in the fifth century B.C., and a Civil War army surgeon identified it in thousands of…
Jul 11, 2019 15:01 UTC Health Read More

DOH: Visitor to Hawaii Island contracts 6th confirmed case of rat lungworm disease
The visitor reported eating *fresh* fruits without washing them first.
Jul 11, 2019 02:50 UTC Health Read More

'I gave my daughter something which killed her'
Annie McVey's teenage daughter died in 2000 from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
Jul 11, 2019 00:06 UTC Health Read More

Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?
Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the…
Jul 10, 2019 20:11 UTC Health Read More

Back Pain Treatments Without Surgery for Mental Conditions
Your back pain might be more from environmental factors and issues with your brain that actual problems with your spine or muscles.
Jul 10, 2019 17:00 UTC Health Read More

Case of measles confirmed in Grand Traverse County
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- A case of measles has been confirmed in a Grand Traverse County resident. According to the Grand…
Jul 10, 2019 14:13 UTC Health Read More

Sonic Devices in Philadelphia Parks Target Teens
In Philadelphia, 30 parks and recreation centers are outfitted with a small speaker called the Mosquito. It blares a constant, high-pitched ringing noise all night…
Jul 10, 2019 12:24 UTC Health Read More

What You Need to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Suncoast
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A flesh-eating bacteria has infected a handful of beach-goers on the Suncoast. So does this mean going in the water can be…
Jul 10, 2019 02:01 UTC Health Read More

Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are 'Scientifically Meaningless' In Treating Mental Health
No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, attempting to classify each unique individual's mental health issues into neat categories just doesn't work. That's the…
Jul 09, 2019 13:27 UTC Health Read More

Tick responsible for red meat allergy likely behind new virus where patients later died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A new virus which has claimed lives is believed to be spread by the same tick responsible for causing an allergy to red meat. According to…
Jul 09, 2019 12:51 UTC Health Read More

A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them
Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1000 times.
Jul 09, 2019 09:59 UTC Health Read More

Aging can affect healthful eating but these tips can help
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. Healthy eating can be difficult for anyone, but it's particularly challenging as we…
Jul 08, 2019 18:00 UTC Health Read More

Beware the hidden perils that lurk in your hot tub
The closure of a spa in Bournemouth after an outbreak of the bacterial infection legionnaires' disease has got me thinking about hot tubs and what lives in them.
Jul 08, 2019 16:00 UTC Health Read More

Being 'pear-shaped' may protect even normal-weight women from heart disease, study suggests
Older women who carry more body fat around their waist than on their legs may be at an increased risk of a heart attack and stroke — even if they are not…
Jul 08, 2019 13:55 UTC Health Read More

Congenital Heart Disease Directly Linked to Cancer in Youthful Patients
The latest cardiology research from Sweden suggests that developing cancer remain significantly high for young patients with congenital heart disease.
Jul 06, 2019 19:39 UTC Health Read More

Before you go swimming be aware of Cryptosporidium
Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of waterborne disease among humans in the United States.
Jul 06, 2019 16:14 UTC Health Read More

Have we been wrongfully shunning 'ultra-processed' foods all along?
Not only do they save families time and money, many processed foods have been unfairly maligned and can be nutritious as well as economical and…
Jul 06, 2019 11:59 UTC Health Read More

Surgeons in Australia have reversed hand and arm paralysis
The pioneering surgery at Austin Health Centre in Melbourne has been described as potentially having a life-changing impact.
Jul 05, 2019 16:32 UTC Health Read More

7 top products to fight allergies
Whereas many are welcoming summertime with open arms, unfortunately for us allergy sufferers, the warmer weather has opened our sinus flood gates.
Jul 05, 2019 16:01 UTC Health Read More

Exercising When You Have High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other life-threatening medical conditions. While many people need medication and…
Jul 05, 2019 13:01 UTC Health Read More

Nerve Transfer Surgery a 'Game Changer' for Spinal Cord Injury
A new technique in which working nerves are rerouted to paralyzed sites in patients with spinal cord injury provides patients with significant functional…
Jul 05, 2019 12:14 UTC Health Read More

Man Who Didn't Go in the Water Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Tyler King did not directly touch water the day he was infected with flesh-eating bacteria. He doesn't know how it happened. But when his left arm began…
Jul 04, 2019 21:25 UTC Health Read More

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