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  • Hunter Boutain dies from brain eating amoeba: Boy was swimming in Minn. lake
    Hunter Boutain dies from brain eating amoeba: Boy was swimming in Minn. lake
    Hunter Boutain, a 14-year-old boy, died from a brain eating amoeba after contracting the rare but deadly infection while swimming in a Minnesota freshwater lake. ABC News reports that Hunter “died after developing symptoms consistent with an...
  • Researchers warn of health risk from online purchase of human breast milk
    Researchers warn of health risk from online purchase of human breast milk
    A new health food craze touted in the Internet is rapidly gaining popularity. Web sites are offering human breast milk for sale to adults as a super food that can boost health and fitness as well as ward off disease. According to a new study by...
  • Liver and the Hepatitis Virus
    What is Hepatitis C? Is there now a cure for this once incurable disease?
    What is Hepatitis C?There are several type of Hepatitis: Hepatitis A, B, C, & D. This article discusses a silent pandemic, Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is an inflammatory infectious disease caused by a virus; a virus that is targeted to infect the...
  • Preventing infection
    How do you become infected?
    The human body contains formidable defenses against disease. When a patient becomes infected, it is because the body's defenses were overcome or were unable to recognize the source of the infection. Over the course of a lifetime, the body'...
  • When it's time to take your cat to the vet
    Does your cat have a Urinary Tract Infection?
    Many cats are prone to getting UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections) which most of us can understand how painful the condition can be. In most cases, the combination of two or more factors can result in your cat having a UTI. Felines have a...
  • Vaccination for mumps
    University of Texas student diagnosed with mumps
    A student at the University of Texas has been diagnosed with the mumps virus, the school has confirmed. Though the identity of the student has not been disclosed, authorities do know that the student has been out in the community recently,...
  • Acuvue TruEye daily contact lenses for dry eyes
    Acuvue TruEye daily contact lenses for dry eyes
    A few months ago, I struggled with severely dry eyes for a very long time. Admittedly it started because I was sleeping in my contacts and not replacing them every two weeks like instructed (two very big no-no's when it comes to contact lenses...
  • Listeria bacteria
    Blue Bell ice cream bars recalled due to Listeria outbreak
    Three people have died so far after eating Blue Bell ice cream. According to a report by MSN on March 14, five people in total have been diagnosed with listeriosis which is a disease caused by the listeria infection. Listeriosis can cause death....
  • Vitamin D supplementation may prevent preterm birth
    Vitamin D supplementation may prevent preterm birth
    Each year, 15 million infants worldwide are born preterm. Among them, 1.1 million die as a result of complications of being born early and even more suffer from serious prematurity-related complications including learning disabilities. Many...
  • Pregnancy-related deaths on the rise in the US
    Pregnancy-related deaths on the rise in the US
    A century ago, deaths during pregnancy or childbirth were not uncommon; however, advances in prenatal care have made great strides in increasing the likelihood of a good outcome for both mothers and their offspring. However, a new study has...
  • Men who recover from Ebola must use condoms to protect partners
    Men who recover from Ebola need to use condoms, but for how long?
    Men who have survived a bout of Ebola should practice safe sex for at least three months after they recover from the infection, according to a new report. Currently, the most commonly recommended time for practicing safe sex after recovering from...
  • Texas hospital reports first case of Ebola in U.S.
    First case of Ebola reported in United States
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today in a news release that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. The person diagnosed with Ebola had come from Liberia to Dallas on September 20, but did...
  • Texas infants TB
    Texas infants TB: Shocking report out of Texas, 700 infants exposed to TB?
    Hundreds of infants in Texas may have been exposed to the contagious bacterial infection Tuberculosis – TB for short – after a hospital employee, who unknowingly was carrying the disease, continued to work at the hospital’s...
  • Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Being pregnant and sick is a truly miserable time, but when pregnant are you more or less likely to actually get sick? Is your immune system off a little not as strong from carrying a baby? Or is your pregnant body acting like a superhero...
  • Woman dies from dog lick
    Woman dies from dog lick: Infection from pet's affectionate lick kills dog lover
    A 53-year-old grandmother from the UK died after her body was unable to fight off an infection that entered her hand through a small cut. The animal-loving woman went into septic shock in April after she was infected by the saliva of her pet...
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