We live in New England, where ticks and cases of Lyme disease unfortunately are a part of life. In fact, my son contracted Lyme last summer. Fortunately then, we caught it right away and got him started on a short course of medication. However, this summer, when he came down with a mysterious illness, my concerns about Lyme were brushed off until I finally found a doctor willing to listen to me. And what do you know: My son has Lyme disease. Again.Read Full Story
The first recorded case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) — more commonly known as mad cow disease — since 2010 was reported in Canada last month. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reassured the public at the time that no part of that animal had reached the human or animal feed systems. Since the initial report, an investigation into the infected animal has been launched. What have we learned so far?Read Full Story
Since the Ebola virus landed — literally — in the U.S. on Monday when a man who had traveled to Liberia showed up at a Dallas hospital with the deadly infection, health officials are trying to calm the panicked public.Read Full Story
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