Health Archive

Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare Nipah virus, fanning fears of spread

Indian health officials  were checking on Wednesday if a rare, brain-damaging virus had  spread to a

U.S. warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Federal health officials in the U.S. warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain

2 Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in Congo are found dead

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in

Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than ours, study finds

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news

How the new Ebola vaccine was made in Canada

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news

Research that slayed the 'Newfoundland curse' wins Governor General's Award

Their groundbreaking genetic research has added decades to the lives of people at risk of sudden

10 dead, including a nurse, from Nipah virus in India

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has

More children and teens overdosing on ADHD drugs, U.S. study says

The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended

Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo

A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat

An increase in cases of Lyme disease in Canada could be the result of greater awareness