Measles Vaccine
Measles has returned to four European nations previously seen as free of the illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease is no longer considered eradicated in Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the UK. "We are backsliding, we...
Mosquito Diseases
Few of us will forget the Zika virus epidemic of 2016, which resulted in hundreds of infants being born with birth defects after their mothers were infected during pregnancy. During that time, pregnant women were warned against traveling to areas that had active Zika...
Blood Test
While death is inevitable, knowing when it will come isn’t necessarily, and scientists have been trying to develop a test that could reliably and easily predict how long a person will live —  The latest effort is described in a new paper published in...
Matcha Tea
Used for centuries as part of Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha tea is having a moment thanks to its vibrant, Instagrammable color and its host of health benefits. (In fact, more research seems to be released every month about the health benefits of matcha tea.)...
Alzheimer Risk
Scientists say they may have discovered why more women than men have Alzheimer's disease and dementia. It has always been thought that women living longer than men was the reason. But new research presented at an international conference suggests this may...
Vaginal bacteria
Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk...
Eye drops
Select over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at Walgreens and Walmart stores as well as some prescription ointments sold at other retailers have been recalled over concerns the products may not be sterile. New York-based Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued voluntary recalls for Walgreens and Walmart...
Mosquito Bites
While you’ll probably remember to pack the bug spray for a trip to the woods, you might not remember it each time you hit up the park this summer. But fear not, we asked an expert how to get rid of mosquito bites.
Deadly Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was "very much an emergency" in the region, but it did not pose a global threat.
Chester hospital baby deaths
A nurse has been rearrested by police investigating the deaths of babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital's neo-natal unit. Lucy Letby was first arrested in July last year on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six.