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The flu is generally a minor health issue that clears up in less than a week. But sometimes serious complications arise that you need to be aware of.
A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) infections can be difficult to treat because the bacteria are resistant to many different antibiotics.
IoT can also have significant benefits for communities and entire nations if used to control or monitor the spread of infectious diseases.
Are there aspects of winter that make us sick? If so, what should we do to stay healthy in peak respiratory illness season & how can we get better quickly?
The history of the spread of Tuberculosis is inextricably linked to colonial and racist ventures, such as gold mining in South Africa.
When a bacterial strain becomes so advanced that it can resist most or all available antibiotics, doctors & public health officials get nervous & we should too.
The addictive nature of opioids and the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities in America has been intensively researched and publicized, but there has...
Oral health isn't only about what goes into your mouth or how your mouth looks & smells, but what's going on inside your mouth as a microbial ecosystem. Your oral microbiome is affected by a variety of factors, such as food you eat, stress, aging, genetics/race/ethnicity, gender, even the type of toothpaste you use.
There are many different forms of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), but what they have in common is that the symptoms are often subtle and they can progress to liver scarring (cirrhosis) and liver failure. Hepatologist Joseph Galati describes the causes and course of the different types.
New approaches that couple technology with biology are changing human biology in ways not thought possible even in the recent past. Innovations such as epigenetic reprogramming, gene editing, and synthetic biology are being applied to human health issues that range from antibiotic resistance to body augmentation.
Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health is written by physicians Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach. This well-written book provides a comprehensive overview of the health consequences of the various aspects of climate change, including heat waves and heat stress, extreme weather, and vector-borne diseases.