Health officials are investigating the first confirmed case of polio in the U.S. since 2013. The case is believed to have originated outside the U.S., where oral vaccines contain a mild strain of polio which can still spread the disease.
- CBS News
A case of polio was identified in Rockland County, New York, and now the virus has been detected in New York City's wastewater.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Friends up north and across Tampa Bay snickered when Brian Lafferty revealed where he’d bought a new home. His 30-year-old daughter in Boston called to express concern. Even his ex-wife asked him about it. “Without exception, every person I’ve told I bought a house in The Villages has asked the same thing,” Lafferty said. “‘Isn’t that the STD capital of the United States?’” The Villages, a ...
Yale researchers have unearthed a new clue that may explain who has long COVID—and how to treat the chronic condition
Scientists are still trying to understand long COVID as the condition pulls workers from the labor force.
Brian Bonds was one of the first reported cases of MPV in Nevada — and hopes speaking out will help reduce its stigma.
Actress Anne Heche has died. The 53-year-old actress was in a devastating car accident on Friday, August 5, that left her in a coma. Her family had issued a statement shortly before her death to inform the public that the “Six Days, Seven Nights” actress was not expected to survive after experiencing a catastrophic brain injury caused […]
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A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.
Sarah Lee said the melanoma was a "terrifying surprise" — she didn't use sunbeds, wore SPF 30, and grew up in Wales where "it almost always rains."
The study, which was recently published in the journal “Scientific Reports,” found that gait patterns among Japanese children aged 6 to 12 vary from those in other developed countries. Age related variations in lower limb movements while walking were studied by scientists from Nagoya University in Japan. For Japanese children in the 11-12 year age group, the number of steps performed each minute was higher than those in the 6-8 year age group.
- The Conversation
The appearance of hives can vary with skin color. BSIP/UIG Via Getty ImagesEvery year, about 20% of Americans will get hives – those itchy, red bumps or welts that can appear after a day in the garden, taking medication, being bitten by a bug or for no apparent reason at all. Patricia A. MacCulloch is a nurse practitioner and professor of nursing who teaches about hives, among many other things. She offers some insight into this annoying condition that can sometimes be a sign of a life-threateni
New drugs from Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk have shown striking results in studies. If insurers step up to back them, the drugs—and the stocks—could take off.
- Pensacola News Journal
The Pensacola community has been mourning the death of SCI business director Rodney Jackson from Vibrio. Here's what to know about the bacteria.
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PAD is a common condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the arms or legs.
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The agency says the new revisions acknowledge "the pandemic is not over" but should not disrupt daily life as much as it used to.
New research found a two-minute walk 60 to 90 minutes after a meal can lower blood sugar and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Research found dietary salt substitutes can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease, and can lower high blood pressure.
8 celebrities who had polio and described their experiences, from paralysis to having their belongings burned
Singers Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and actors Mia Farrow and Donald Sutherland are among the many famous folks who grew up in the era of polio.
Face masks are back for visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings, and research finds low levels of stress hormone are a predictor of long COVID
Face masks will once again be required for visitors inside all Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings due to the high transmission of COVID cases in Tennessee.
A series of viral TikToks is helping to destigmatize talking about period pain.
A TikTok user with eczema says they believe they were escorted off a plane after a flight attendant mistook their rashes for monkeypox
Jacqueline Nguyen said on TikTok that they were asked by a Spirit Airlines official to deplane and show medical proof that a rash was eczema.