An itchy, burning lump moving around a woman's face turned out to be a parasitic worm migrating from her eyes to her lips for two weeks. Such worms are usually transmitted to humans and canines from infected mosquitoes.
High risk factors and telling HIV symptoms were already in the picture, but doctors failed to give a man an HIV test that could have kept the virus from progressing to AIDS.
Studies on alcohol consumption have revolved around heavy drinking and its negative health effects. This new study highlights light and moderate drinking and challenges previous studies claiming that a few drinks per week is good for the health.
The popularity of smoking is waning as its rates dropped historically low in the past year. Newly released data showed that adults, high school students, and middle school students all showed a decline in tobacco use in 2017.
Too much gaming is no longer just a hobby anymore. The Wold Health Organization classifies gaming disorder officially as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases.
NIH shuts down the controversial study it is putting together on moderate drinking after a report reveals the unethical practices in its funding. As it turns out, the alcohol industry played a big part behind the scenes of the project.
There's good news: sex and drugs are less common in teenagers today than in previous generations. However, depression, suicide ideation, bullying, and sexual violence are still disturbingly high.
The bubonic plague makes a comeback in Idaho as a child comes down with the disease in Elmore County. This is the first human case of the plague in Idaho in 26 years.
Tick bites are scarier than you think. A 5year-old girl found herself temporarily paralyzed after a tick bite, leading to a trip to the emergency room and a diagnosis of tick paralysis.
Sugar rush is very real and very, very concerning. A new study reveals that young children are eating enough added sugar to exceed the maximum recommended consumption levels for adults.
Dermatologist Windell Boutte was issued a suspension for her singing and dancing videos while her patients are under the knife. This is a huge blow for Boutte, who already had several lawsuits filed against her for botched surgeries.
It's a strange type of staycation: earn $3,500 and a comfortable stay at hotel facilities, but intentionally expose yourself to the influenza virus. In the end, you can contribute to the search for a universal flu vaccine.
Researchers seek to make births safer for women and babies as they develop a blood test that can accurately predict premature births during pregnancy. It's also a less expensive method of identifying the due date.
Suicide incidents shot up alarmingly in the United States, according to the CDC. Since 1999, suicide rates have gone up in nearly all states, regardless of gender, age, and race.