Lots of doctors don’t clean them between appointments
With the Chinese New Year and the Olympics on the horizon, health officials can only watch and wait for a potential pandemic
Bed bug infestations are a nightmare for homeowners. And residents of Philadelphia are familiar with the pain, since reports of infestations in the city have increased over the years.
A team of Penn Medicine researchers are …
Seven cases of a rare form of meningitis were reported on Princeton University’s campus. Here’s what you need to know.
Disease continues to grow despite treatments
It’s flu season, and the best way to keep influenza viruses from making you sick is to keep your hands clean. But do you need to invest in pricey hand sanitizers to avoid the sniffles?
The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people.
Typhoon Haiyan has left the country’s infrastructure in shambles. The precarious community needs to figure out how to properly collect the bodies of the dead, keep salt out of the water supply, and control any infectious disease …
New research for the University of Guelph shows that the majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients that are not listed on their labels.
Only two of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s foodborne pathogen investigators were on duty during the government shutdown as a salmonella outbreak continued to sicken nearly 300 people in 18 states.
The government is closed — which means that important public health programs like disease-tracking and food safety efforts, not to mention important basic medical research, may be going dark.
It’s well known advice for pregnant women — don’t eat fish while you’re expecting, since the mercury they contain could harm a developing brain.