Scientists Find Active Zika Virus In Urine, SalivaFor the first time, scientists in South America discovered the presence of an active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, according to a Brazilian Health Institute.
CDC Issues Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Transmission Of Zika VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some interim guidelines on how to prevent transmitting the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Four More Possible Zika Virus Cases Suspected In North TexasAccording to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the four possible cases are travelers who recently visited impacted areas.
All Eyes On Texas After Latest Reported Case Of Zika VirusNorth Texas and the world are paying attention after a person in Dallas County became infected with the Zika virus through sexual contact. It is the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the United States.
Dallas Co. Case Of Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual TransmissionOfficials with the CDC have sent official confirmation to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that the first case of Zika virus in Dallas County in 2016 was acquired through sexual transmission.
Average Age Of New U.S. Moms At All-Time High, Now Over 26The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S — over 26.
Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.
Researchers Fighting Foodborne Illness With BacteriaFoodborne illnesses pose a serious health concern for consumers and a potentially devastating risk to the companies associated with outbreaks.
80 College Students Sickened After Eating At ChipotleOfficials in Massachusetts say the number of students complaining of gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle this weekend has climbed to 80, up from the 30 it reported previously.
Further Testing Can't Confirm E. Coli In Costco Salad PartsFederal officials said Tuesday further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country.
Human Cases Of 'Rabbit Fever' Have Jumped Up This YearHealth officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness — known to doctors as tularemia.
Study: Many Teen Sex Assault Victims Get Subpar ER CareMany sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.