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A nasty virus first detected in Africa that is spread to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes is being locally transmitted in the Americas for the first time on the tiny French Caribbean dependency of St. Martin, health officials said Tuesday.
Editor's note: Dr. Jennifer Caudle, D.O., is a board-certified family medicine physician and assistant professor of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey.
Over the past three years, deaths from prescription drug abuse have far exceeded those from traffic accidents in California and several other states, making opioid dependency in particular an epidemic in the United States, according to experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
There is a virus, which is at the center of a raging pandemic. The federal Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost half the population of the U.S. is infected with this virus within a few years of becoming sexually active.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control this week announced the creation of a committee that will meet regularly to try to find ways to make pregnancy, and the months that come after it, safer for South Carolina women.
When an influenza virus that normally only affects birds jumped to human hosts in China earlier this year, both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization were quick to say that such cases are highly unusual and to confirm that the virus does not spread easily from person to person.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention singled out long-term care professionals in a recent influenza vaccination briefing, calling on them to be vaccinated and urging family members of residents to question workers' vaccination status.
When it's sub-freezing outside, moms and dads frequently tell their children to button up their coats and to pull on their hats and gloves so they don't catch cold.
Reducing glucose metabolism dials down influenza viral infection in laboratory cell cultures, providing an entirely new approach for combating seasonal flu, according to research that will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in New Orleans.
Health officials are taking a closer look at tickborne disease after the sudden deaths of three young adults from Lyme carditis.
In a new position statement, U.S. pediatricians say raw milk and cheeses are simply too risky for infants, children and pregnant women.
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Federal authorities may distribute an unlicensed vaccine in response to an outbreak of a rare form of meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
President Barack Obama's acknowledgement that his promise that Americans could keep their health insurance plan turned out to be inaccurate has been named the year's best quote.
Designer Ty Pennington attends the grand opening of ADHD on Abbot-Kinney on Aug. 15, 2007, in Venice Beach, Calif.