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DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of measles cases linked to an elementary school outbreak in South Florida has risen to six. The outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston — 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and located in Broward County — was first reported on Friday with the initial […]

DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of measles cases linked to an elementary school outbreak in southern Florida has risen to five. The outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston — 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and located in Broward County — was first reported on Friday with the initial […]

Sorrasak Jar Tinyo/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In operating rooms across the country, more and more diabetics are receiving amputations due to complications from type-2 diabetes. The life-altering procedures are more common among Black and Latino patients who are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, according to health data. Despite the grim figures, […]

ATU Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xolair as the first and only medicine for people with one or more food allergies after the clinical trial data for the injectable asthma medication showed it helped people curb food-related allergic reactions. “The FDA approval is based on positive data […]

Penpak Ngamsathain/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Over the last several years, isolated outbreaks of measles have been popping up across the United States. Most recently, between Dec. 1, 2023, and Jan. 23, 2024, there have been 23 confirmed cases of measles with infections reported in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Washington, D.C. area. Emergency […]

skaman306/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Sixteen-year-old Jonathan Lubin loves basketball, playing the drums and going to the gym. But until recently, his parents worried he wouldn’t live to see the age of 40. Lubin was born with sickle cell disease, a genetic illness that causes abnormal ‘C’-shaped red blood cells that clog blood flow, causing […]

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first medication to treat severe frostbite on Wednesday. Aurlumyn, manufactured by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., is an injection to treat severe frostbite in adults to reduce the risk of finger or toe amputation. “This approval provides patients with the first-ever […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 patients are at least four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue than someone who has not had the virus, a new federal study published Wednesday suggests. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at electronic health records from the University of Washington of […]

ilbusca/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A pet owner has caught a rare case of the bubonic plague, health officials in central Oregon say, and it’s believed they may have caught it from their cat. The Deschutes County Health Services confirmed the case of the plague in a local resident last week. The resident was likely […]

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz (NEW YORK) — In a special council report released last week, President Joe Biden was described as an “elderly man with a poor memory,” but doctors say it’s impossible to use isolated examples to diagnose a memory problem, as memories can be impacted by more than aging, and […]


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