Health News

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Cholera Go Down
Researchers in Central Florida have developed a fast, inexpensive detection tool for cholera, a bacterial disease that infects millions of people worldwide.
Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.
Schmaltzy Fish Recalled
Packages of Ossie’s Schmaltz Herring have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination, a bacterium that can cause potentially fatal infections in children and older adults.
HPV's Death-Defying Devices
Scientists have unraveled the two deadly weapons that make the human papillomavirus (HPV) able to lie dormant in the body for years, leading to chronic infection and even cancer.
A Better Future
A three-drug preventative treatment proves effective in reducing transmission of HIV from breastfeeding, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization in Africa.
TB and HIV: Partners in Crime
A recent study shows that a majority of tuberculosis cases in HIV-infected patients are going undiagnosed in rural African populations with minimal health resources.
Flu Sweeps the Nation
Nationwide flu hospitalizations among older US adults peak first in western states such as California, Utah and Nevada and last of all in eastern New England states like New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Have you saved a life this month? It's not too late. January is Blood Donor Month, so find your local donation center, hold out your arm and look the other direction.
Juice Producer May Be Shut Down
The FDA is trying to stop production of a New York based company that distributes juice and other products, due to poor safety procedures that could lead to food contamination and illness.
Well, With a Name Like That...
Candy Dynamics has issued a voluntary recall of its Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars due to potentially dangerous levels of lead.