What is West Nile virus? 3 things to know about the mosquito-spread ailment

What is West Nile virus? 3 things to know about the mosquito-spread ailment

An infected mosquito can spread the West Nile virus.  (iStock) West Nile is a virus that’s typically spread by infected mosquitoes. Though side effects of the virus can be severe, most people who are infected experience little to no symptoms and fully recover. Here are three things to know about the West Nile virus, which […]

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties

China widens vaccine scandal probe, vows tough penalties  Nasdaq China vaccine scandal: Forged data pervades the system  Malaysian Christian News UPDATE 1-China’s cabinet vows tough penalties in vaccine scandal case  ETHealthworld.com Full coverage Source link

Denver man removed from isolation after tests prove negative for Ebola

Denver man removed from isolation after tests prove negative for Ebola

A man who fell ill after a recent trip to eastern Congo has been removed from isolation after tests came back negative for the deadly Ebola virus, health officials said on Monday. Denver Health and Hospitals requested the Ebola tests after the man reported severe symptoms at his Denver residence on Sunday. The Colorado Department […]

Cognition and Dementia in Older Patients With Epilepsy

Cognition and Dementia in Older Patients With Epilepsy

Abstract and Introduction Abstract With advances in healthcare and an ageing population, the number of older adults with epilepsy is set to rise substantially across the world. In developed countries the highest incidence of epilepsy is already in people over 65 and, as life expectancy increases, individuals who developed epilepsy at a young age are […]

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 […]