Scabies Outbreak in Immigrant Camps: Medical Screenings by Non-Medical Personnel

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The microscopic scabies mite has been spotted in camps for immigrant children crossing into the U.S. – even a Border Patrol agent has caught the disease.

Viagra and Melanoma: Should We Pay Attention?

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A recent study has shown a connection between the popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, and melanoma – a deadly form of skin cancer.

Terrible Stomach Flu Still Going Around: GII.4 Norovirus Update

It only takes 18 particles to make someone sick. Image by the CDC.

We call it the cruiseship virus, but research shows you’re more likely to get the stomach flu from restaurant food. Is the GII.4 norovirus really worse than earlier versions?

Doctors Using Wikipedia to Diagnose and Treat Illness?

How dangerous is the medical trend toward using Wikipedia to diagnose and treat patients? Image by Decoded Science, all rights reserved

Wikipedia is full of errors, since anyone can write or update an entry – yet half of today’s doctors use the site to look up information for their patients.

Is Your Butter Really GMO? Food Scares vs. Reality

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Most dairy cows eat genetically-modified feed these days. Does that mean there’s GMO plant DNA in your dairy products? Not even a trace.