Every season, flu causes on average 200,000 Americans to go to the hospital and kills thousands to tens of thousands of people, according to the U.S. CDC. This is the startling headline in a new report about flu.
People living in densely populated urban areas affect the health and fitness of native wildlife. A new study draws a link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence of two parasites in wild house finches.
The flu season has started, and winter's colder weather, as well as being cooped up inside makes us more susceptible to coming down with the virus. The flu bug can spread easily, leaving its victim out of work for days at a time.
Newly compiled health data indicates that one in five Europeans suffers from pain that has been occurring regularly for three months or longer; one in eleven, suffers from pain daily. The research has implications for the planning of health services.
"She explained to us that she believes her daughter's in a coma now and she's relying on faith...Please. I mean, she's refusing. She's going to fight it. ... We've been trying to get her to take her to the hospital for a week, a few days now."
A mysterious illness struck many students at a physical education class yesterday, sending them on an emergency trip to the hospital via school bus. In all, 22 children are involved and at least two adults.
Where Can You Go?
If you're sick in America and working poor where can you go to get treatment? Do you have to be living on the street to be poor enough?
There's Medicaid. They claim to help those too poor to afford care.