Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plague kills 19 in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 19 people and may have infected 85 others in just two months, the Indian Ocean island nation's health minister said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The hepatitis A virus is of animal origin

The hepatitis A virus can trigger acute liver inflammation which generally has a mild course in small children but which can become dangerous in adults. The virus, which is found worldwide, has previously been considered ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Timber rattlesnakes indirectly benefit human health

The scientific name of the timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a sign of the fear and loathing this native North American viper has inspired. But research by a team of University of Maryland biologists shows the timber ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Black-legged ticks linked to encephalitis in New York state

The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the Northeast, the black-legged ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migratory birds can spread haemorrhagic fever

A type of haemorrhagic fever that is prevalent in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans has begun to spread to new areas in southern Europe. Now Swedish researchers have shown that migratory birds carrying ticks are the possible ...

Medical research

Researchers identify lynchpin to activating brown fat cells

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of ...

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