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 By Liz Miller    Health    August 19, 2016

Polio is Back in Africa, says World Health Organization.

After two years with no reported cases, experts had hoped that the disease was gone from the African continent forever. Now, Nigeria joins Afghanistan and Pakistan on the short list of countries...

 
 By Dr. Ali Bay    Health    August 10, 2016

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Continues in Southern California

SACRAMENTO – Due to an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal disease in Southern California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging all gay and bisexual men and HIV-infected...

 

First Human West Nile Virus Death of 2016 in California

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased...

 
 By Health Mexico    Health    August 4, 2016

Surgery to address Cervical Cancer, Can Also Preserve Fertility

• In Mexico, the National Institute of Cancerology is the only institute that applies this technique • Cervical cancer can occur anytime after 19 years old Cervical cancer is a cancer arising...

 
 By Health Mexico    Health    July 31, 2016

Neurological Disorders Could Be the Cause of Childhood Obesity

• Mexico´s Children's Hospital "Federico Gomez" presents the first research progress about problems of development from the brain function perspective • This alteration in neuronal ducts can be...

 
 By Jessica Avetis    Health    July 17, 2016

Local Doc: Macular dystrophy is a hereditary condition, which is a type of macular degeneration.

The ability to drive a car, recognize friends and family in public and see words on your computer, cell phone or on a printed page are a few of the many activities in our daily lives that depend...

 

Take precautions to avoid Zika virus infection during trips abroad

The Zika virus is causing devastating birth defects in countries with outbreaks of the virus. It also causes bad pregnancy outcomes, like miscarriage and stillbirth, and can cause serious neurologic...

 
 By Michael Baldyga    Health    July 6, 2016

How to Avoid Being a Drowning Victim This Summer

WASHINGTON - Summer is here, which means millions of people hit the pools, beaches and lakes to cool off and take in the sun. The nation's emergency physicians strongly advise all parents and...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    June 30, 2016

Microcephaly: Florida Reports First Zika-Related Birth Defect

Florida officials reported the state's first case of a Zika-linked birth defect in a baby born to a Haitian woman infected in Haiti. The woman came to the United States to give birth, because she...

 
 By Stan Greene    Health    June 18, 2016

Dangerous Chilean Recluse Spider Colonizes Los Angeles County

Tucker was a macho Karate teacher, the kind of guy boys looked up to and wanted to be, especially when they found out what their dads really did for a living. And he was brought low, hospitalized by...

 
 By Pamela McColl    Health    June 17, 2016

Marijuana Causes Male Sterility, Testicular Cancer, Munchies

As Californians consider a November measure that would completely legalize the use of Marijuana; the Canadian health ministry has issued a document warning of specific risks associated with the use...

 

HHS to give $24 million to Cal. dentists to expand oral health services

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $24,127,657 in funding to support 65 health centers in California. The funding will increase access to integrated oral...

 

Clinic Opens in California Offering to Kill Patients

On the very day California's new legislation takes effect allowing "assisted suicide," a clinic has opened offering to help kill those who want the "right to die," according to Legalinsurrection.com....

 
 By Health Mexico    Health    June 12, 2016

Mexico Ministry of Health Outlines Steps to Fight Zika Virus

· Pablo Kuri Morales, Mexico's Undersecretary of Health Prevention and Promotion, said that there have confirmed 272 cases in his country · He stressed that strict monitoring of pregnant women,...

 
 By Health Mexico    Health    June 11, 2016

Mexico Reports 222 Cases of Zika Virus Infection as of June 1, 2016

There is obviously a lot of rear and trepidation in the United States about the progress of Zika Virus. Spread primarily by mosquitos (but also by humans through sexual and other contact), the...

 

As California Assisted Suicide Law Takes Effect, Lawsuit Seeks to Halt It

On the day the legislation takes effect, a group opposing California's new assisted suicide law have filed a lawsuit seeking a restraining order against suicide facilitators, who may administer...

 
 By Health Mexico    Health    June 10, 2016

Arm Transplants Performed by Mexican Doctors: Would you Give Your Right Arm?

Mexico´s National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubiran" (INCMNSZ by its initials in Spanish) of the Health Ministry, is the only medical unit in Latin America to perform two...

 
 By Sabine Rose    Health    June 9, 2016

Do Fish feel pain? Do lobsters suffer trauma from domestic or urban captivity?

As science continues to delve into the depths of Earth's taxonomic soup, an increasing amount of evidence suggests we are not the only people on the planet. For centuries, humans have held the...

 

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