In Sep. 2016, in the heat of the general election battle, the issues of health was raised among the two presidential candidates and much was focused on and speculated about Hillary Clinton all across the...

Last fall, the state of Florida reported the first local infestation of New World screwworm in the United States in at least three decades and five decades in Florida. The outbreak began in some endangered...

In a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update on the safe use of nasal irrigation systems, or neti pots, the federal health organization writes: Little teapots with long spouts have become a fixture...

By some estimates, nearly 1 million Americans every year seek healthcare treatments provided by professionals outside the United States. I have had the pleasure, over the past few months, of visiting...

Don’t let your heart cloud your judgment about safe and healthy food choices. When it comes to Valentine’s Day you’ve got choices: flowers or chocolate; dine in, dine out; gourmet cuisine...

Montezuma’s revenge – Aztec Two Step – whatever nicknames it may be called, if you’ve experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Traveler’s diarrhea (TD)...

In a follow-up on the hepatitis E outbreak in Am Timan, Chad, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported Wednesday that hepatitis E outbreak is escalating across Am Timan, in the...

USGS Summary Baylisascaris procyonis, the common raccoon roundworm, is the most commonly recognized cause of clinical larva migrans (LM) in animals, a condition in which an immature parasitic worm or larva...

On 17-18 November 2016 WHO held an informal consultation to review its draft methodology for prioritizing diseases under its Research and Development Blueprint. The meeting brought together experts in...

With the serious migrant situation continuing to unfold across Europe, and the continuing movement of migrant populations across borders in North America, I am frequently asked if international refugees...