The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 9:45 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration is forming a Drug Shortages Task Force to look into the country's persistent drug shortages and find long-term solutions, according to a statement Thursday from the agency's commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 9:04 pm
A new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of overdose deaths involving the potent narcotic fentanyl and variations of the drug nearly doubled between the last half of 2016 and the first half of 2017.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 9:03 pm
We might be able to blame the heat for our bad decisions: A small study published this week found that college students who lived in dorms without air conditioning during a heat wave did worse on cognitive assessments than students who had air conditioning.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 3:54 pm
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new treatment guidelines in an attempt to prevent the sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MGem or MG, from developing into a superbug.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 10:15 am
Older people with higher-than-average blood pressure have more markers of brain disease than their average-pressure peers, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. In particular, the researchers saw increased signs of brain infarcts, or areas of dead tissue caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain, when looking at postmortem tissue under a microscope.
Posted on: 12 July 2018 | 5:58 am
When the hospital called, Dustin Cuzick thought it might just be routine paperwork, but he had also been hoping for good news: that a friend had been cleared to donate a kidney for him.
Posted on: 11 July 2018 | 6:29 pm
A New Jersey man who went into a river fishing for crabs returned with something else entirely: a deadly bacterial infection.
Posted on: 11 July 2018 | 12:29 pm
Airlabs co-founder Sophie Power has devised a filtration system to help Londoners breathe easy.
Posted on: 11 July 2018 | 5:15 am
Irene Teap was still bleeding. It had been 18 weeks since she had given birth to her youngest son, Oscar, but the blood kept coming.
Posted on: 11 July 2018 | 3:53 am
The color of bubble gum, flamingos and cotton candy -- bright pink -- is the world's oldest color, according to a recent study.
Posted on: 10 July 2018 | 12:30 pm
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts.
Posted on: 10 July 2018 | 7:51 am