Tag Archives: Disease

Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease

A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay or prevent the condition. The study was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye… Read More »

Bacterial disease sickening dogs in Colorado can spread to humans, vet says

A bacterial disease that can spread to humans is reportedly sickening dogs in Colorado, a veterinarian in the state recently said. Dr. Laura Russell, a chief emergency doctor at Colorado Veterinary Specialist & Animal ER in Littleton, told KMGH-TV that the clinic has treated six dogs for leptospirosis so far this year. On average, the facility sees one… Read More »

What should people avoid inhaling during mysterious lung disease outbreak? Health officials disagree

Health officials are warning consumers about a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least three people. What to avoid? That’s where they disagree. Federal health officials are reviewing 450 possible cases linked to vaping across 33 states and one territory. At least three people have died from the illness. It’s too… Read More »

Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »

Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease and Increase Transplants

President Trump issued a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, a long-overlooked condition that kills more people than breast cancer. “This is a first, second and third step. It’s more than just a first step,” Mr. Trump said in a speech… Read More »