Preventing measles outbreaks in the US through vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists India as the top country for measles outbreaks, with more than 57,500 reported cases. In the U.S., there have been 19 cases of the highly infectious virus this year.


How do I insert a tampon?

If you've just decided to start using tampons and you're finding it tricky, you're not alone! Lots of young teens and first-time tampon users have told me they experience "tampon trauma"—meaning it hurts, won't go in or ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Peru fumigation effort aims to curb dengue outbreak

Health personnel in protective suits are going door to door in Peru, fumigating homes to eradicate mosquitos spreading the dengue-causing virus that has already killed 79 people in the country this year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do you know about malaria? Symptoms, treatment and prevention

Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. The malaria parasites enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. When ...

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