Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Warm waters raise risk for flesh-eating bacteria

As waters warm across the United States and hurricanes and flooding season begin, the odds of being infected by flesh-eating bacteria are also rising, U.S. health officials warn.


Cold weather may pose challenges to treating high blood pressure

Blood pressure among patients diagnosed with hypertension appeared to slightly increase and rates of systolic (top number) blood pressure being controlled during an outpatient visit appeared to slightly decrease during winter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Almost 3,000 cases of West Nile virus reported in U.S. in 2021

In 2021, there were 3,035 reports of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) in the United States, including 2,911 caused by West Nile virus, according to research published in the August 25 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...


Spring, summer births linked to development of pollinosis

Spring and summer births are associated with development of pollinosis and summer births are associated with house dust mite (HDM) sensitization, according to a study published in the July issue of Allergology International.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mayo Clinic Minute: Building a back-to-school routine

For many kids, summer is a time to stay up late, sleep in and hang out with friends. Waking up for that first day of a new school year can be a shock if young children, teenagers, parents or caregivers have not come up with ...


Head to heart: Linking Alzheimer's disease to heart failure

The passing of June's summer solstice, the longest day of the year, prompts reflection on all of the ways people work to shine a light in the darkness. June is also Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time in which we strive to ...

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