Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Found in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus Found in the San Fernando Valley

LOS ANGELES, CA — More mosquitoes collected in the San Fernando Valley have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to health officials. Two samples from Sherman Oaks and Porter Ranch tested positive last week, officials with the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District announced this weekend. Earlier this month, a sample from […]

The thrill of curing hepatitis C and the pain of watching the disease surge with opioid abuse

The thrill of curing hepatitis C and the pain of watching the disease surge with opioid abuse

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (THE CONVERSATION) – (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) When I began my medical career in Hong Kong in the early 1980s, I chose to focus on […]

Plant-based food may boost your heart health, says study

Plant-based food may boost your heart health, says study

Consuming a plant-based diet that includes nuts, soy, pulses, beans, peas and a little amount of plant sterolsa may reduce many risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation, a new study has found. In addition to reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by about 30 per cent when combined with a […]

Naperville traps collect mosquitoes with West Nile virus

Naperville traps collect mosquitoes with West Nile virus

Mosquitoes caught in traps in Naperville have tested positive for West Nile virus. Naperville maintains 10 gravid traps designed to attract females of Culex species, which are capable of transmitting the West Nile virus and several strains of encephalitis. Mosquitoes collected weekly in the traps are tested for West Nile virus. Two of the 10 […]

Alzheimer's drug gives researchers hope even as it raises more questions

Alzheimer's drug gives researchers hope even as it raises more questions

A day after the drug company Biogen reported promising results on an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, experts were optimistic that researchers may be turning the corner on the mind-robbing disease after years of failure. Cambridge, Mass-based Biogen and Tokyo-based Eisai Co. this week released data from a medical study that showed their experimental drug, taken at […]

Hand, foot and mouth disease cases spike in summer months, doctors warn

Hand, foot and mouth disease cases spike in summer months, doctors warn

A warning for families getting ready to go back to school — hand foot and mouth disease is on the rise in communities across the country. Three high school football players in Ravenna, Ohio, have hand, foot and mouth disease, WEWS reports. Parents were notified on Monday and the school’s football program reportedly canceled its […]

Therapy ducks for Georgetown Township boy with autism may have to go

Therapy ducks for Georgetown Township boy with autism may have to go

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 12-year-old boy with autism may lose his emotional support ducks that are in violation of a township zoning ordinance. Dylan Dyke got his ducks, Nibbles and Bill, two years ago. Dylan’s parents said the animals help him maintain “his normal.” “They’ve taught him to be responsible,” said Mark Dyke, Dylan’s […]

Salmonella: Signs and symptoms of infection

Salmonella: Signs and symptoms of infection

0 Salmonella: Signs and symptoms of infection With waves of products being recalled with potential salmonella contamination, many people may be wondering what salmonella is , how it is contracted and how to treat the illness. Salmonella was discovered by Dr. Daniel Salmon and his team about 125 years ago, according to the National Institutes […]

Texas man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf waters, officials say

Texas man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf waters, officials say

A Texas man died over the weekend after contracting a flesh eating bacteria commonly found in coastal waters where oysters live, officials said.  (iStock) A Texas man fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has died after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria commonly found in coastal waters where oysters live, health officials said. The Corpus Christi-Nueces County […]

Surge for kids' vaccines in Hong Kong after China scandal

Surge for kids' vaccines in Hong Kong after China scandal

Hong Kong clinics said they have seen a surge in demand for children’s vaccines Tuesday after a safety scandal rocked mainland China. The crisis stemmed from falsified production data of a rabies inoculation by a major mainland manufacturer. But vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough, given to babies and infants, were also found to […]

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