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Pregnant women with asthma may be at greater risk of preterm birth when exposed to high levels of certain traffic-related air pollutants, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes...

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) continues to monitor the recent reported cases of Zika in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Tonga, and the Americas.  To...

The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) today arranged a briefing for the sports sector on the necessary preventive measures against Zika Virus Infection before departing for upcoming preparatory events...

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified an enzyme that acts early in pneumococcal infections to promote bacterial survival and invasive disease by removing the bacteria’s capsule....

One student at UNC Charlotte has been diagnosed with confirmed mumps, a viral infection that may result in swelling of the parotid or salivary gland(s) near the neck and jaw. There has been an increase...

State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of food borne illness. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve alfalfa sprouts and consumers should not eat them at this...

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Arbovirus Laboratory Network (RELDA) have agreed on new guidelines to improve lab confirmation of suspected Zika cases,...

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision were greater for participants receiving the drug Eylea (aflibercept) than for those receiving...

Bank voles are small rodents that are not dangerous by themselves, but their excreta can contain one of the dangerous hantaviruses. While bank voles are unaffected by the infection, hantaviruses can cause...

Michigan health officials have identified the first confirmed case of Zika virus in a Michigan resident.  The patient, a female resident of Ingham County, contracted the virus when traveling in a country...