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7 ‘medically fragile’ children have died in a New Jersey health facility after contracting an adenovirus
The New Jersey Department of Health said that 11 other children at the Wanaque Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Haskell remain ill from the outbreak of the adenovirus, which commonly causes respiratory illness, according to the CDC.
Suspected cases of the mysterious polio-like disease AFM has grown to 155, up nearly 30 cases from last week
Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that can lead to potentially deadly respiratory failure.
Fabrizio Stabile of Ventor, New Jersey, swam in the wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, prior to testing positive for Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that usually occurs in warm fresh water. He died on September 21.
Shingrix, a new shingles vaccine by drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, was approved for use by the FDA in 2017. It is currently experiencing shortages due to high demands. Shingrix is significantly more effective than Zostavax, which was the shingles vaccine that has been used since 2006.
Thousands of those who responded to the September 11 attacks or lived near the World Trade Center have experienced health problems linked to the attack.
A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore
New research and a growing set of anecdotal reports suggest that a drug called kratom — touted for its ability to help with opioid addiction — may not be as universally harmful as some reports made it seem. Kratom could even have benefits, but more research is needed.
Less than a quarter of Americans get enough exercise, according to a new report — here’s what you should be doing
Most Americans don't meet the government's recommended physical activity guidelines. Those guidelines call for healthy adults to get a minimum of two and half hours of moderate intensity activity — or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity — plus at least two muscle-strengthening days a week.
The Lone Star tick's alpha-galactose, or alpha-gal, allergy, is still new enough that it's not counted by the CDC on their lists of tick-borne diseases. It makes people allergic to red meat and mammal products and can cause life-threatening reactions.
Truck drivers fear for their safety on the road — but the vast majority of them face a much bigger threat
Trucking isn't just dangerous because you're out on the open road, controlling an 80,000 pound vehicle. It's also hazardous because of long-term health effects that arise from sitting all day and poor food options at trucking stops.
Ticks are tiny, hard to kill, and they carry devastating diseases. To get people to understand how scary that is and how hard they can be to spot, the CDC recently tweeted a terrifying image of a poppyseed muffin covered in ticks.