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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse...

The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a case of measles after the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of the East Tennessee. While the...

In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and...

Australia has more salmonella outbreaks than any other country in the world, with the number of cases doubling over the last decade. Over the past month alone, there have been numerous reports of the...

A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant...

The World Economic Forum believes pandemics could cause a $570 billion annual loss to the global economy. With the proliferation of infectious disease threats, including the resurgence of Measles resulting...

Researchers have provided the first evidence that mass drug administration (MDA) can grant community-level protection against Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria. Their findings, published...

If heroin is coffee, fentanyl is espresso. Just as a minuscule cup of espresso can hype you up more than a whole mug of coffee, a single exposure to fentanyl can get a user vastly higher than injecting...

Vaccine-preventable diseases have not just returned, but surged in crisis hit Venezuela, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious...

In February, I reported on malaria numbers in Venezuela compiled by a consortium of five global health organizations, which at that time estimated that the country has seen more than 1.3 million malaria...