It wasn’t too long ago that the emergence of the little-understood Zika virus in South and Central America led the US to recommend pregnant women avoid traveling to areas where it was spreading (a warning that remains in place). But it’s actually a familiar mosquito-borne disease that’s now prompting a much wider advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: yellow fever. Continue reading Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC
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Raw Food Warning: Why Uncooked Flour Can Make You Sick
The Food and Drug Administration recently made a perhaps surprising recommendation: Don’t eat raw flour.
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Elephantiasis: What Causes This Strange Condition?
A Brazilian man with elephantiasis, a rare condition in which people’s limbs become discolored and swell to enormous sizes, was recently featured on the popular Animal Planet show “River Monsters,” which often films in tropical, heavily forested locales.
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Deadly Mistakes: Medical Errors Are 3rd Leading Cause of Death
Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new review suggests. But you wouldn’t realize that fact by looking at the latest U.S. mortality statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the researchers for the new study said.
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