Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York to shut down as it becomes next virus hot spot

New York City's mayor prepared Monday to order his city behind closed doors in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe and threatened to make the city of 8.5 million one of the world's biggest coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC expands range of Zika mosquitoes into parts of Northeast

Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought—but that doesn't mean they'll cause disease here.

Health

Preemie study sparks debate over risks of research

Doctors frequently prescribe one treatment over another without any evidence to know which option works best, and they don't have to tell their patients that they're essentially guessing.

Health

At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease

At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus cases of unknown origin found on West Coast

Health officials in California, Oregon and Washington state worried about the novel coronavirus spreading through West Coast communities after confirming three patients were infected by unknown means.

Vaccination

More protection: US likely to authorize COVID booster shots

After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe

(AP) -- Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow.

Medications

FDA adds new heart warning to Sanofi's Multaq

Federal health officials have added new safety warnings to the heart rhythm drug Multaq after company studies linked the pill to higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in a subset of patients.

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