Tag: infectious disease

Roundup: E. Coli-Romaine Update, Sugary Sports Drinks...

Florida is Now Among 29 States Affected by E. Coli-Tainted Romaine Outbreak The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

May 11, 2018

Roundup: Insect-Borne Disease, Living Longer and Depression

Diseases From Mosquito, Flea and Tick Bites Have Tripled in U.S., CDC Says Cases of diseases in the U.S. contracted...

May 4, 2018

Is Waning Immunity Causing Mumps Resurgence?

Thanks to the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination, cases of the viral disease mumps had become rare occurrences since...

April 26, 2018

Health-Related Spring Cleaning Tips (Infographic)

When it comes to your health, “spring cleaning” should go far beyond just clearing out a year’s worth of clutter...

April 19, 2018

The Dirt on Dirt: Is Hyper-Hygiene Making...

Your toddler is playing in the dirt again or exploring some unidentifiable substance from who knows where. It makes you...

April 2, 2018

Roundup: Second Wave of Flu?, e-Cig Regulation...

Young Children may be at Risk from Second Wave of Flu, CDC Says The flu season may have already peaked,...

March 30, 2018

Is Your Cold Really A Sinus infection?

Has your sore throat, congestion and headache lingered for weeks? It’s possible that what you thought was a cold is...

January 29, 2018

Airborne Threat: Flu May Be Spread By...

Until now, most experts dealing with infectious diseases have said the flu virus spreads mainly by droplets formed when people...

January 24, 2018

Roundup: Flu Season Off to a Busy...

Early signs point to a rough 2017-2018 flu season, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting...

December 8, 2017

Top 7 Germiest Public Places (Infographic)

Keeping your hands clean after proper washing is the best protection against getting sick or spreading illness, according to public...

December 4, 2017

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U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low,...

About 14 percent of U.S. adults said they were smokers last year — that’s down from 16 percent the year before and down from about...

This Small Change in Your Diet...

Reducing your caloric intake by 15 percent may lead to a longer, healthier life, according to a recent clinical trial. Participants in the two-year study...

Defeating Cancer: Immunotherapy Takes Another Promising...

Over the last few years, immunotherapy has evolved into a very promising new frontier for fighting some types of cancers, sometimes reprogramming a person’s own...

Roundup: New EKG Guidelines, Common Meds’...

Electrocardiograms Not Recommended for Low-Risk Patients, New Guidelines Say An electrocardiogram — commonly known as an EKG or ECG — is a test that measures...

Healthy Recipe: Coconut Pineapple Panna Cotta...

Panna cotta is a chilled Italian dessert traditionally made of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and served in a mold. Meaning “cooked cream” in Italian,...

Bursitis: How You Get It and...

It’s one of the most common overuse injuries, according to orthopedists and sports medicine experts – bursitis. What Is Bursitis? Simply put, it occurs when...

Stand Up for Your Health: How...

You know that foggy, unfocused feeling you get after sitting too long at your desk? It may very well be your brain getting thinner, reducing...

New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screenings...

Research has clearly established that people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at younger ages, a trend so concerning that the American Cancer Society (ACS)...

Roundup: Sunscreens With Higher SPFs; Ban...

Sunscreen With SPF 100 Offers Better Protection Than SPF 50, New Study Finds The value of sunscreen products with an SPF (sun protection factor) higher...

Thousands of Breast Cancer Patients Can...

As many as 60,000 women a year in the U.S. with certain types of early-stage breast cancer could benefit from treatments that are less invasive...