The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Tuesday that almost 600 veterans using the Tomah VA hospital in Wisconsin are being asked to come in to be tested for hepatitis and HIV after it was discovered a dentist had violated health protocols.
Health apps are becoming increasingly common. All of them collect data and this data is shared with the manufacturer. How concerned should we be? A new issue has been raised about mental health apps in particular.
One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region."HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe...
Norovirus, the so-called ‘winter vomiting disease’, is prevalent this time of year and makes headlines when it hits confined areas like cruise ships. A new report offers five recommendations for keeping safe.
Quebec's Tobacco Control Act came into full effect on Saturday, November 26, after being enacted one year ago. Under the new rules, it will be illegal to smoke within a nine-meter radius of a door or window that opens to the outside.
Vaccination is, in some quarters, a controversial subject in the U.S. It need not be, with the safety and efficacy of vaccinations well-established. Some worrying comments from President-elect Donald Trump suggest vaccination goals could be unraveled.
Some fifty years ago, in the U.S., consideration was given to adding fluoride to water and toothpaste. This was on the basis of medical advice. Was this advice correct and has fluoridation produced health benefits?
Scientists have discovered an unusual way to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Called a predatory or cannibal bacteria, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus may be the answer to treating patients with superbugs.
Two people are dead and about 30 others are in intensive care in Melbourne, Australia after an intense thunderstorm with strong winds sent massive amounts of rye grass pollen into the air, triggering "thunderstorm asthma."