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News : New Map Shows Where Zika Mosquitoes Live in the US

As summer heats up, new maps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives us our best guess at where Zika-carrying mosquitoes could be hanging out this year in the US. The Zika virus is a potentially serious virus carried by mosquitoes. As of June 2017, the ...more

News : Florida & Texas Could Become Zika Hotspots in the US

To much of the United States, Zika seems like a tropical disease that causes horrible problems in other countries but is nothing to be worried about stateside. It may make you rethink your beach vacation abroad, but not much more than that. However, if you live in Florida or T ...more

News : Stop Using Citronella Candles — They Don't Work

Mosquitoes are a big problem, and citronella candles are not the solution. There are a lot of mosquito species. The American Mosquito Control Association reports there are more than 3000 mosquito species in the world, and about 200 of those occur in the US. The most common ar ...more

News : 'Useless' Antibiotics Work When Matched Up in Threes

The search is on to find antibiotics that will work against superbugs — bacteria that are rapidly becoming resistant to many drugs in our antibiotic arsenal. By carefully choosing antibiotics that killed bacteria in different ways, a team of researchers found that combination ...more

News : Antibiotics During Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

As if being pregnant did not come with enough worry, a new study found that certain antibiotics are linked to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage — a terrifying finding for any expectant mother. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Jo ...more

News : 3 Reasons to Be Worried About the Coming Flu Season

With the height of the flu season ahead, there are some good reasons to keep a flu vaccination in mind. In the United States, the flu season lasts from autumn through late-winter. As many people know, influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory virus that targets the l ...more

News : Swine Flu Linked to Parkinson's Like Brain Changes

Growing evidence suggests that neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's may develop in part due to environmental factors, including infections that can cause inflammation in the nervous system. New research from investigators from Jude Children's Research Hospital and Thoma ...more

News : New Case of Mysterious Bourbon Virus in Missouri

A new case of the still-mysterious Bourbon virus was confirmed in Missouri, likely originating within the state, local authorities said in a June 30 press release. The virus, which researchers think is spread by ticks, was unknown until 2014, and both knowledge and treatment ...more

News : Powassan Virus Implicated in Recent NY State Death

A recent case of Powassan virus has been reported in Saratoga County and may have been the cause of the infected patient's death. It's the 24th case in New York State since 2000, and will be reported to the CDC tomorrow, the NY Department of Health told Invisiverse. The tick-b ...more

News : The Foods Most Likely to Sicken You in the US

Food is both a necessity and a joy. Many people enjoy exploring, cooking, eating, and learning about foods from around the world. But the picture isn't always rosy. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), highlights the ways and whereabouts of f ...more

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