It is not only about relatively minor gastrointestinal illnesses like self-limiting diarrhea. In particular among persons from risk groups (small children, expectant mothers, very old people or people whose immune system has been weakened by previous illness), a food-borne infection can also be severe, cause lasting damage and even prove fatal under certain circumstances.
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and for other health concerns for their newborns, may depend on the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2018 adult and childhood immunization schedules.
A rural health clinic in Scappoose, Ore., and an associated federally qualified health center are successfully using an interdisciplinary model to care for patients with opioid use disorder.
A real milk allergy occurs in about three to five percent of European children and more rarely in adults. The disease is different from lactose intolerance, in which a lack of the enzyme lactase results in the inability to properly break down lactose, a sugar found in milk products.
Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socializing in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK.
A new study found that prolonged exposure to dim light may alter the brain's structure, and impair an individual’s ability to remember and learn.
Evolve BioSystems, Inc., a leader in advancing infant nutrition and health through restoration of the gut microbiome, announced today a collaboration with King's College London to study the effects of the probiotic Evivo (Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis) in improving gut health in Caesarean-section delivered infants.
A new study has shown that anxious people get bitten by dogs more than calm individuals. The researchers also found that the actual number of dog bites is much more than estimated before. The study looked at 694 individuals from 385 households and noted that one fourth of them had been bitten by a dog at least once during their lifetime.