First Case Of Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus Found In Humans

A mosquito-borne illness that could seriously affect the brain and was previously thought to be transmitted only to animals has been found in a human for the first time, First discovered in 1964, the Keystone virus had only been found in animal populations stretching from Texas to the Chesapeake Bay. …

Mom Claims She Found Bed Bugs In Daughter’s Hospital Room

An Arizona family is speaking out after claiming to find bed bugs in their daughter’s hospital room. Erin Ortega, whose daughter is being treated at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, said she and her wife allegedly spotted a bed bug on hospital-provided bedding on Monday night. She claims she alerted…

Public Health Agency Recalls 150 Women For Cancer Test

One hundred and fifty women in Northern Ireland are being recalled to have their cervical smear test redone. It follows the discovery that the procedure had not been carried out properly. The women belong to two different GP surgeries in Newtownabbey and Belfast. The problem emerged about six weeks ago…

Nearly 700 Get Ebola Vaccine In Congo; More Cases Possible

More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in the three health zones where dozens of cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed, Congo’s health ministry said.’ Health experts are pushing to find contacts of those infected, having already located more than 1,000. Nearly 500 people have been vaccinated…

FDA Chief Outlines New Ways To Speed Cancer Drug Approvals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to streamline the approval process for cancer drugs, reviewing clinical trial data up front to make sure applications companies submit are complete. The new approach, outlined on Saturday in a speech by FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb at the American Society…

CDC Urges Everyone 50 And Older To Get New Vaccine

This new vaccine is the latest defense against a painful condition that is more common among older adults. It might be time to get vaccinated against shingles if you’re 50 or older. Folks in this age group — even people who are healthy — should get a new shingles vaccine…

Vaping – The Rise in Five Charts

For travellers looking forward to their summer holidays, what to pack can be a source of stress. But did you know that taking an e-cigarette with you to countries such as Thailand could land you with a fine – or even time in jail? Countries including the Seychelles and Brazil…

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