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This Woman Thought She Had a Brain Tumor, but It Was Actually a Tapeworm

In January 2018, Rachel Palma started noticing her body wasn’t working quite right. Her mind wasn’t functioning properly, and she would suddenly drop items she was holding. “My right hand would just give way,” she tells Health. ...

The Huge Lesion on This Man's Tongue Was Caused by Something Surprisingly Common

A rare fungal disease was the cause of a 34-year-old man’s frightening tongue lesion featured in a new case report. ...

Two Meningitis B Vaccines Have Been Approved in the US. So Why Are Young People Still Dying From It?

When it came to her sons’ medical care, Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys, knew their pediatrician's phone number by heart, and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations. ...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria on New Jersey Beaches Linked to Horrifying Deadly Infection

You’ve probably heard of flesh-eating bacteria, which can cause a deadly infection called necrotizing fasciitis. The horrifying infection made headlines recently when after going for a swim in Florida. The technical term for this flesh-eating bacteria is Vibrio vulnificus, or V. vulnificus and there are two ways you can be exposed to it:...

This Is What a Tick Bite Really Looks Like

So you’ve been hiking or camping, and you notice a tiny bump on your skin; it doesn’t seem like a mosquito bite, but it could certainly be from another type of insect. If you’re in an area where ticks are prevalent, your mind might jump to worries about the harmful infections they can transmit....

This Mom Saved Her 8-Year-Old's Life By Catching a Little Known Sign of Sepsis

A mom took to Facebook to warn parents about a mark on her son’s arm that signaled a potentially fatal disease. ...

This Is How You Can Actually Get Rid of Mosquito Bites

Summer’s a time to soak up the sun—and for the mosquitoes to eat you alive! ...

People Are Getting Diarrhea from Swimming in Public Pools—Here's How to Protect Yourself

Fourth of July is right around the corner, meaning many across the country are gearing up to either in a community pool or one in their own backyard. ...

Is Legionnaires’ Disease Contagious? Here’s What to Know About the Outbreak in Atlanta

A Sheraton in Atlanta is being investigated after officials learned of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the hotel, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. ...

What Is Malaria, the Deadly Disease Transmitted By Mosquito Bites?

For decades, malaria has been seen as a treatable disease—at least in the United States. But new research in the The Lancet Infectious Diseases warns that the disease could "become a potential global health emergency" as soon as the next decade. ...

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