Ohio girl dies one day after strep throat, flu diagnoses

Sable Gibson, 10, died one day after being diagnosed with strep throat and the flu. (Facebook) An Ohio girl died this week, just one day after being diagnosed with... Read more »

Kratom ‘poisonings’ have increased 50-fold in recent years

Calls to U.S. poison centers regarding the herbal supplement kratom have increased dramatically in recent years, a new study finds. According to the study, calls to U.S. poison centers... Read more »

Massachusetts girl’s flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston... Read more »

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

According to WHO figures, there have been more than 68,000 cases of the disease in which 553 deaths were confirmed and another 373 suspected from measles since the outbreak... Read more »

Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

Nora Sheehan, pictured with her son Andrew before his October death, is hoping that sharing the heartbreaking image of her identifying his body will force others to recognize the... Read more »

Ohio hepatitis A cases hit 1,600 but outbreak not new, officials say

Hepatitis A: How is it spread? Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is highly contagious. Find out how to prevent contracting it and what can be done if... Read more »

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. Diabetics... Read more »

Daycare staffer’s rare, potentially deadly infection prompts request that parents keep non-vaccinated children at home

Acute epiglottitis; Lateral view in X-ray imaging. The lateral soft-tissue radiograph reveals the “thumb sign” that indicates a swollen epiglottis. (Public domain ) A Nebraska daycare facility is asking parents... Read more »

Mom who suffered heart attack while pregnant warns about rare condition

One morning Eliz Greene was taking a sitting down shower when the burning in her chest started—one of the many sneaky symptoms of a heart attack. (iStock) When Eliz Greene... Read more »

As suicide rates rise, college students band together in unprecedented effort

ATLANTA – John Trautwein took a deep breath. “Well, he died in our home,” he said. “He took his life in his bedroom in the wee hours of the... Read more »