Renal medullary carcinoma is a rare kidney cancer found primarily in individuals with sickle cell disease or the sickle cell trait. It is a highly aggressive cancer predominately presenting in young males with an average age...
Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from Atlanta area pools last summer contained E. coli, a bacteria found in human feces. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a sign that swimmers often contaminate pool water when they have...
A group of individuals calling themselves Worldwide Lyme Protest UK is highlighting the devastating impact of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases when they are misdiagnosed. Nicola Seal who has coordinated the U.K. protest, says the disease is not understood by the vast majority...
In the wake of the spread of two recent infectious agents, we face a third, and far more widespread, ailment that has gotten little attention: call it "contagion exhaustion." News reports on a seemingly unending string of frightening microbes have led some people to ho-hum...
Scotland's Chief Medical Officer has called for children aged between 10 and 17 to be vaccinated against measles. Sir Harry Burns made the call among fears that a generation of children have low levels of protection after the MMR scare a decade ago.
A pioneering program to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS. The results will be used to pick targeted drugs or decide how much of the tissue around a tumour to remove.
Aimee Copeland lost both her hands and legs to a flesh eating bacteria...
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