Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bangladesh dengue deaths top 1,000 in worst outbreak on record

More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh have died of dengue fever this year, the country's worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is increasing in frequency due to climate change.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bangladesh hit by worst dengue outbreak on record: WHO

Bangladesh is experiencing its most severe dengue outbreak on record, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, partly blaming climate change for contributing to the spread of such mosquito-borne diseases.

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Guatemala declares dengue health emergency

Guatemala on Thursday declared a national health emergency in the face of a dengue outbreak that has killed 22 and infected thousands so far this year.


Q and A: Turmeric for healthier diet, pain relief

I am a breast cancer survivor who still suffers from various aches and pains, including arthritis. A friend told me that her arthritis pain improved after she started taking turmeric. I'm committed to making this new year ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to prevent tick bites this fall

As the weather cools down around the country, more people are taking the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities. Whether it's camping, hiking or hunting, an infectious diseases expert at Baylor College of Medicine gives ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some viruses make you smell tastier to mosquitoes

Zika and dengue fever viruses alter the scent of mice and humans they infect, researchers report in the 30 June issue of Cell. The altered scent attracts mosquitoes, which bite the host, drink their infected blood and then ...

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