Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests expanded range for emerging tick-borne disease

Human cases of Borrelia miyamotoi, a tick-borne infection with some similarities to Lyme disease, were discovered in the eastern United States less than a decade ago. Now new research led by the Yale School of Public Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

Brazil's microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery—if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acupuncture for oral pain

When George Maloney, a clinical professor at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, sees a patient in pain, he first determines whether the ache emanates from the nerves or the muscles. For nerve-based pain, he often prescribes ...

Surgery

Geography is destiny in deaths from kidney failure, study shows

The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists at Johns Hopkins reveals how geography also appears ...

Health

New York blood shortages casualty of shutdown

New York City issued an urgent call for blood donors Wednesday, saying supplies were low after authorities shut down America's largest city for a winter storm that failed to materialize.

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