How Much of a Concern Is the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: What You Need to Know
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is associated with stomach ulcers as well as stomach cancer. It can cause an inflammation in the lining of the stomach which can lead to gastritis. Approximately half of the world population is infected.
Raccoon Roundworm Infection (Baylisascaris procyonis) in Humans
Raccoon roundworm can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Understanding Acute Flaccid Myelitis Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
First noted by the U.S. medical system in 2012, the mysterious acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) became a growing concern until a Midwestern medical school and public health college involved their professionals to seek answers.
Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: What You Need to Know
Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.
Infections (Other Than HIV) That IV Drug Users Contract: Hepatitis, Osteomyelitis, Cellulitis
When we think of infections that IV drug users get, we think of HIV. But there are so many other infections IV drug addicts can contract that can be potentially life-threatening. Here are just a few.
How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus
Spring is in the air lockdown has taken its toll, and we are so ready for a long hot summer. It's time to dig out the sexiest shoes and sandals to show off those gorgeous legs to their maximum advantage. But wait, what is going on with those toenails?