(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease -- the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating illness in North America.The newly identified bacteria is called "Borrelia mayonii," in honor ... Read More
(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- The Zika virus may be associated with another birth defect in infants, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology
Researchers from Brazil found that some ... Read More
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- New cases of people diagnosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted government officials to expand a state of emergency to two additional counties, for a total of seven counties.
The Florida Surgeon General and ... Read More
(GREENWICH, Conn.) -- Strangers from around the country came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kidney transplant survivor.
Nick Cesarini, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was surprised with the truck Saturday in a reveal so dramatic his ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.
The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates
for the first nine months ... Read More
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Depression can come in many shapes and sizes, and it does tend to affect women more than men. But now, new research shows that there may be a link ... Read More
(NEW YORK) — With concern surrounding the Zika virus at an all-time high, Consumer Reports has re-released its exclusive ratings
of mosquito repellents that best protect against the virus.
The new release highlights the results regarding the Aedes Egypti ... Read More
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(NEW YORK) — The acclaimed HBO show Girls
is back for a new season this month, but its biggest star will not being making press appearances due to a "chronic condition."
Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday ... Read More
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(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center has been moved to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the risk of Zika virus transmission in the U.S., officials said Monday. ... Read More
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(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Federal health officials weighed in Monday on the potential risks athletes may face from the Zika virus when attending the Olympics in Brazil, as U.S. Olympic Committee officials noted they are closely watching ... Read More
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(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate is on a mission.The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, is speaking out in a new public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness for Children’s Mental Health week for her mental health ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- You’ve heard of the winter blues. But now, researchers in Belgium are suggesting that seasons can affect not only your mood, but also your intellect.
The authors of the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of ... Read More
(CRESSWELL, England) -- A U.K. dad’s advice to fellow dads “respect the mother of your child” has gone viral after being posted in a Facebook tribute to the mother of his 9-month-old son.Tony Emms, of Cresswell Northumberland, in ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Concussion is the most common brain injury in young adults, and new research suggests that suffering one could increase suicide risk.
Canadian researchers looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2012) and found ... Read More
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(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is requesting $1.8 billion in emergency funding from Congress to fight the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, the White House announced Monday.
The request comes after lawmakers on Capitol ... Read More