Many chemicals found in our households were never adequately tested for safety. Children who are exposed to these chemicals, such as air pollutants, plasticizers and lead, are at a risk of impaired brain development.
Medical authorities are warning that the Zika virus may already be spreading through Texas, California, Arizona and other parts of the U.S. where the summer weather fosters an inviting habitat for mosquitoes. Outbreaks may remain hidden until mothers begin giving birth to afflicted babies.
Hundreds of pregnant women are at risk of giving birth to babies with Zika-related birth defects as number of infected people in Puerto Rico continues to rise.
Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects, including microcephaly, have been born in the U.S.
A researcher infected herself with Zika virus after being accidentally pricked with a needle while doing an experiment.
The U.S. Senate advanced $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus.
CDC reported a nanovirus outbreak in the British cruise ship Balmoral, sickening 252 passengers and eight crew members.
The disease kills more people than the combined total of 60 other infectious diseases including HIV.
CDC is now conducting an assessment what caused the stomach bug outbreak that resulted to the sickening of more than 100 passengers and crew members aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship.
The maps identified the "suitable" areas of mosquitoes survival to predict where the infection-carrying misquitoes are likely to survive.
"When it is too hot, people work less effectively out-of-doors, in factories, the office or on the move due to diminished ability for physical exertion and for completing mental tasks."
After being linked to a couple of disorders, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially confirmed that Zika virus can cause a rare birth defect called microcephaly.
"Practice safe sex," said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recently released travel and health advisory. The advisory was released to educate authorities, medical practitioners and travelers on safety measures to prevent the spread of Zika virus.
The influenza activity of Influenza in the United States remains elevated, even with the slight decrease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Measles is back in the United States, and with a vengeance. Just last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of measles cases had reached a stunning 20-year high, with 677 cases in 27 states. This is after, mind you, the virus was officially declared eradicated in the Americas in 2002. So who's to blame? Experts and pundits alike point straight to a new wave of "mindful" parents refusing to have their children vaccinated.