Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Walking pneumonia: What you should know

Not all medical conditions have names that spell out their meaning, but "walking pneumonia" seems to be an exception.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Newborns diagnosed with syphilis at alarming rates

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that looks at sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has some concerning news, especially when it comes to syphilis. While cases of other STIs, like chlamydia ...


Penicillin allergy? Maybe not

Penicillin belongs to a group of antibiotics used by health care professionals to combat a wide array of bacterial infections, including strep throat, ear infections and pneumonia. Penicillin, one of the most widely prescribed ...


Climate change linked to spread of diarrheal illness

A new study from the University of Surrey reveals that temperature, day length and humidity are linked to the increased spread of a diarrheal illness. The findings could help predict further outbreaks of the illness, potentially ...


Can cold weather cause a cold?

The bitter winter elements can be brutal on the body. But is there any truth that you can "catch a cold" if not properly dressed outside?

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