The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles as “a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, […]
Within the last month, over 70 cases of measles have occurred in six states across the U.S as well as Mexico, and the specifics of its spread rest in pubic health and the growing anti-vaccination movement.
Staying home and watching TV during a flu epidemic may help reduce the spread of the virus, a new study finds.
As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it’s only 23 percent effective.
A new study predicts that the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could come to an end by June if the country stays on track with getting a high percentage of people who are ill to a hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recent listeria outbreak occurring across the country to pre-packaged caramel apples.
For the first time in three decades, the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.
A new report found that thousands of people each year visit the emergency room due to reasons related to indoor tanning.
Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.