Category: Health

Michigan resident infected with deadly mosquito-borne illness, health officials say

A Michigan resident has been diagnosed with a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus that can lead to “lasting brain damage.”  (iStock)...

Minnesota health department reports ‘third travel-related case of measles’ in less than 6 weeks

Minnesota’s health department says the state has seen its “third travel-related case of measles in the state in less than six weeks.”  (REUTERS/LUCY...

Texas couple stung by hundreds of bees outside home

Vern Roberts and his wife Mary claim they were attacked by hundreds of bees outside their home.  (iStock) A Texas man is recovering after spending three days in the...

4 little girls who beat cancer reunite at hospital for touching photo

The four friends, who first met in 2016 while undergoing treatment, reunited for the touching photo during Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  (Johns Hopkins All...

Syphilis cases up 44 percent in California county

This photomicrograph depicts a Treponema pallidum bacterium, a spirochete 5 to 15 micrometers in length, which is the causative agent of syphilis.  (CDC.gov) Health...

California boy, 1, bitten by rattlesnake at daycare, dad claims

The rattlesnake, similar to the one pictured above, allegedly entered the daycare’s outdoor play area.  (iStock) A 15-month old boy is home and recovering after a...

Virginia woman severely burned in vape device explosion: report

The vape device, which was not identified by brand name, allegedly left this hole in the driver’s seat.  (Fox 5 DC ) The boyfriend of a 34-year-old Virginia woman...

Turmeric behind woman’s liver problems?

Turmeric is perhaps best-known as a spice in curry powder, but some studies suggest that it has anti-inflammatory properties .  (iStock) Turmeric supplements are...

Hurricane Florence could leave deadly diseases, illnesses in its wake: A look at what to watch for

5 common diseases and illnesses after major hurricanes After major hurricanes like Florence begin to dwindle in strength and power, their effects can still spread...

Overdose deaths up in NYC; fentanyl most common substance identified, report says

New York City’s health department said there was a 2 percent overall increase in drug overdoses in 2017, compared to a 51 percent uptick in 2016.  (istock) In the...