Time for ticks

Time for ticks

After an especially long winter, we turn our thoughts to sun, warmer temperatures and outdoor activities. But beyond just lathering up with plenty of sunscreen before heading out, there are actually a few more things we should be putting on: bug repellent, long sleeves and long pants. “It’s a common misconception that ticks only pose […]

Mosquitoes near Elburn test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes near Elburn test positive for West Nile virus

The Kane County Health Department has collected a batch of mosquitoes near Elburn that tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first batch collected in Kane County this year that has tested positive for the disease. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus […]

Yes, the plague still exists, here's what it's like now in the US

Yes, the plague still exists, here's what it's like now in the US

A child in Idaho is recovering after being struck with the plague, leaving many wondering how the plague exists in the 21st century. The disease dates back to the Middle Ages, when it killed millions in a Europe, before the age of antibiotics. At the time, they did not realize the plague was carried by […]

Why So Few At Risk For Lung Cancer Get Screened For It

Why So Few At Risk For Lung Cancer Get Screened For It

The American Cancer Society ranks lung cancer as the second most common cancer in both men and women. A screening program was created for those most at risk, but researchers report fewer than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the scans. Dr. David Gerber, a lung cancer physician at UT Southwestern […]

Supplementation with vitamins is recognized as useless

Supplementation with vitamins is recognized as useless

Canadian scientists have come to unexpected conclusions. Today, there are many vitamin supplements that are advertised as firming the entire body a miracle cure, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to the news of Yu. However, the study team of canadian scientists led by Dr. David Jenkins proved popular among the population of pill with […]