Over-the-counter self-tattoo kits are becoming popular, but health experts say it’s incredibly risky, especially for teenagers and children.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (“Triple E”) is a potentially dangerous viral infection spread by mosquitoes. It’s very rare, but as mosquito season carries on, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Ebola is rare in the U.S., but it’s common in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s a quick primer on the virus and advances in treating it.
Learn how to protect you and your family in the midst of a measles outbreak and find out if you need a measles vaccine.
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If you don’t notice the tiny deer tick bite on your body, it can be easy to dismiss signs of Lyme disease. You may suspect flu and give it a week or so, thinking it will resolve on its own. But by then, the bacterial infection has had time to spread. “The human body reacts … Read More
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Outbreaks are commonly associated with large-scale water systems in hotels, hospitals, long-term care facilities and cruise ships. It occurs most often in a certain set of at-risk people.
This infection gives kids tiny, telltale blisters on the mouth, hands and feet. But adults don’t always get blisters, and can pass the illness on without realizing it. Here’s what you should know.
Tuberculosis is uncommon in the U.S., but it’s one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about this infectious disease, how it’s spread and who’s at risk.
Headed outside sometime soon to soak up the sun and enjoy the outdoors? Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, are on the rise in the United States, so it’s a good idea to protect yourself.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common. It usually affects infants and children under the age of 10. Because hand, foot, and mouth disease is infectious, it can sometimes make adolescents and adults sick, too.