Florida's governor announced on Tuesday a woman from Haiti gave birth to a child with microcephaly, a first for Florida, bringing to five the number of babies born in the U.S. with the birth defect related to Zika virus disease.
Hand sanitizers are everywhere we go today, from disposal wipes at the grocery store to little plastic bottles we carry in our purse or pocket. But just how safe and effective are they? That is what the FDA wants to know.
Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meagre clues Wednesday about the mysterious workings of the virus, and prompted researchers to call for better tests to identify brain-damaged babies.
After the discovery in May of a Pennsylvania woman with a bacterial pathogen resistant to an "antibiotic of last resort," researchers are saying another patient, this time in New York has been identified as having the same mcr-1 “superbug” gene.
Canada's medical marijuana producers have a pot of problems on their hands. A looming labour dispute has them scrambling to find ways to get their marijuana medicine to customers should the need arise.
New figures released by the United Nations suggest that while drug abuse remains a global problem, the rate of drug abuse has slightly fallen. In addition, deaths as a result of the misuse of drugs has stabilized.
In April this year, the CDC took a bold step in saying "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly." But a new study asks, "If this is so, where are the missing microcephaly cases in other nations hard hit by the virus?"
Bad news for kids this upcoming flu season. but the popular flu vaccine nasal spray, FluMist has been given the "thumbs down" this year, according to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Income affects the choices available in terms of food: cheaper fast-food or more expensive health food. This distinction is affecting the health of the U.S. population in very different directions depending on household income.
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Amid economic woes, political crisis and a Zika outbreak, Brazil's health minister on Wednesday announced yet another concern -- a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year.