By the end of the year, the Red Cross estimates that cholera could affect one million people in the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen.
The cholera outbreak in Yemen is being described as "unprecedented" and "the worst ... in the world.” According to the Red Cross, there are currently about 750,000 cases of the infectious disease — up from 276,000 on just July 5.
"Given this trend, we could reach up to 1 million by the end of the year," International Committee [...]
New York's public hospitals are facing a financial blow that could dramatically weaken New York’s already stretched health care system.
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Some recent cases of syphilis-related birth defects in the U.S. are irreversible.
Over 600 babies born last year in this country were affected by syphilis in some way. Of those, 45 of them were stillborn, had birth defects or later died within the first month of their lives. This is an alarming figure to many public health experts who say that in the U.S., syphilis — a treatable sexually transmitted disease — should not even still be an issue at all.
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Eat the meal, then the bread.
That’s advice for people with diabetes from researchers who’ve found more evidence that saving carbs for the end of your meal may help control the metabolic disorder that affects 29 million Americans.
Carbohydrate-rich foods, like bread and juice, trigger a spike in blood sugar levels.
Led by endocrinologist Alpana Shukla, M.D., and obesity specialist Louis Aronne, M.D., of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, [...]
Some people who become addicted to opioid pain relievers begin taking the drugs out of need after painful surgeries and over-prescribing doctors.
The combination of surgeries and the prescriptions for opioids handed out by doctors to their patients in 2016 led to a surplus of 3.3 billion unused pills — a likely factor in the current American opioid epidemic, according to a report released this week by the research firm QuintilesIMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. [...]
We have to talk about HIV and safe sex with older adults.
In Europe, one in six new cases of HIV are people over age 50, researchers from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported this week.
The study, which analyzed data from 31 European countries over 12 years, found a steady increase in diagnoses for older adults contracting HIV. Older men are contracting it more than women and many of the transmissions were from heterosexual sex, [...]