Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New smartphone clip-on can detect Zika virus in blood samples

As seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, detection methods that are rapid, simple, accurate, and sensitive are vital for detecting viral pathogens and for controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Unfortunately, laboratory-based ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's 'Silicon Valley' tightens rules over COVID flare-up

China's biggest tech hub is rushing to stamp out a fresh COVID outbreak, ordering some of the country's biggest manufacturers to operate in a 'closed loop' to reduce infections, state media reported.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC stops tracking COVID cases on cruise ships

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ended its program to monitor COVID-19 cases on cruise ships, leaving the industry to manage infection risks aboard its vessels.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Tick-borne illnesses

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A close friend was diagnosed recently with Lyme disease due to a tick bite. However, I recently read about some new type of tick-borne illness. My family loves to hike and be outdoors, but I'm nervous now ...

Pediatrics

Why home-made baby formula is a bad idea

If you're having trouble finding infant formula for your baby due to the nationwide shortage, do not turn to homemade recipes, an expert warns.

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