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Some people who received potentially contaminated steroid injections may benefit from a MRI to check for signs of infection, a new study suggests - even if they don't have obvious symptoms.
Researchers seeking the roots of autism have linked the disorder to chemicals in air pollution and, in a separate study, found that language difficulties of the disorder may be due to a disconnect in brain wiring.
The smoking rate for adults in the USA dipped last year after a seven-year stall, a new government reports says.
Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued an eight-page inspection report citing a Newbern compounding pharmacy for multiple violations of federal regulations after they found spiders in the clean room of the Main Street Family Pharmacy.
A nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries has sickened 118 people in eight states, sending 47 to the hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today.
Scientists may be able to predict throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus more than 10 years before patients get diagnosed, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The nation's smoking rate generally has been falling for decades, but had seemed to stall at around 20 to 21 percent for about seven years.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings today announced that it is offering the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test, v2.0. With enhanced sensitivity, this quantitative viral load assay for Hepatitis C virus enables more accurate assessments of response to antiviral therapy.
The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds.
Floridians can relax - at least about a strain of gonorrhea in the US that is supposedly worse than AIDS.
Federal health officials believe a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System started in 2011, but they did not check hospital records that show Legionella bacteria appeared nearly four years earlier, a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigation found.
Federal health officials believe a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System started in 2011, but they did not check hospital records that show Legionella The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, site of the July, 1976 Legionnaires' Disease outbreak, is shown in this Tuesday, July 16, 1996 file photo.
Few things can ruin a vacation like getting too sick to enjoy your time off. Here are some steps you can take to stay well, or at least to be better prepared in case you or your travel mates start feeling puny.
A federal judge on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.