Protecting yourself from the flu

Protecting yourself from the flu

Flu-fighting Facts The flu is nothing to sneeze at. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses annually since 2010. The best way to stay out of such statistics, the CDC says, is for everyone who is eligible and at least 6 […]

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

A report today from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a wide range in the amount of antibiotics being consumed in different countries. The report, released on the first day of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, found that overall antibiotic consumption in 65 countries in 2015 ranged from 4.4 defined daily doses (DDD) to 64.4 per […]

'New cell phone-based tool to detect HIV'

Scientists have designed a portable and low-cost diagnostic tool, utilising a cell phone and nanotechnology, which can detect HIV and monitor its management in resource-limited regions. Management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), a disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries that […]

Lipid Lollapalooza at AHA 2018

Lipid Lollapalooza at AHA 2018

The information presented on the first day of the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2018 has proven we are finally getting somewhere with regard to lipid management. The mighty coronary artery calcium score, so long a bridesmaid but rarely a bride,  got some love  in the new American College of Cardiology/AHA cholesterol management guidelines, […]

1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn’t have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164 people have fallen ill in 35 states, with the most recent case being reported on Oct. 20. No products have been recalled, and the agency hasn’t recommended that people […]

2 deaths due to flu confirmed in Oklahoma

2 deaths due to flu confirmed in Oklahoma

Please enable Javascript to watch this video OKLAHOMA CITY – Health officials have confirmed the first deaths in Oklahoma due to the flu. Now, medical professionals are wondering what that means for the 2018-19 flu season. “This one hit me like a truck,” said Edmond resident Andrew Brooks, talking about his first run-in with the […]

AFM explosion: 20 new cases reported in just 1 week

AFM explosion: 20 new cases reported in just 1 week

0 AFM explosion: 20 new cases reported in just 1 week ATLANTA – There are new confirmed cases of AFM, the disease that’s leaving children paralyzed. And doctors still do not know exactly what’s causing it. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week the number of confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid […]

Not Just the Flu: Gonorrhea, Chicken Pox Also Go Through Seasons

Not Just the Flu: Gonorrhea, Chicken Pox Also Go Through Seasons

You probably know when flu season happens, but what about chicken-pox season or gonorrhea season? Well, according to a new review study, a whole host of infectious diseases have “seasons” during which their activity peaks. The study, which reviewed information from dozens of scientific papers, found evidence of seasonality in at least 69 […]

She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal

She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal

The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: jittery, screaming and requiring an infusion of morphine to stay alive. The infant craved drugs, […]