H7N9 Update: Bird Flu Resistant to Tamiflu Still in China

The H7N9 virus is in it's second year as a known virus. Image by Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe of the CDC.

In March of 2013, the first human case of avian influenza, H7N9 occurred in China. Most people who have been diagnosed with this strain of the bird flu have had severe repiratory illness, with one-third of them dying. However, the good news is that to date there is no sustained human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 […]

Polar Vortex and Winter Weather: Health Hazards of Working or Playing Outside

Extreme cold temperatures can cause many health issues, especially for those working outside.  Photo by Richardfabi

Freezing weather can be hazardous to your health. What health concerns should you be aware of if you’ll be out in the cold this winter?

2014 Stomach ‘Flu’ – Powerful Sydney Strain’s Gastroenteritis Update

stomach flu causes

Have you caught the stomach flu yet? The Sydney norovirus strain, going strong since researchers discovered it in 2012, is causing gastroenteritis nationwide.

2013 Flu Season Update: How Bad Is Influenza In Your State?

How bad is the flu where you are? Image courtesy of the US CDC

We’re not yet at the peak of flu season 2013, and there have been four reported deaths due to influenza. Will we hit epidemic levels again this year?

NuvaRing Users Beware: Vaginal Contraceptives and Blood Clots

A blood clot can cause serious complications and can be fatal. Image by Persian Poet Gal

A lawsuit is requesting compensation for side effects including death. Is the NuvaRing more dangerous than the manufacturer’s warning label suggests?