You don't have to be a child to have new allergy symptoms. Once you know what's causing you to sneeze, sniffle, or itch – and whether it's an allergy or something else – you can find treatment that works.
No medications available for disabling disease for less than $50,000 a year in United States, researchers say
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination
It is never too late to stop smoking, experts says. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help you avoid dying from heart disease.
Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds
By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which has infected turkeys and chickens on Midwestern poultry farms, has not affected humans. Dr. Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s influenza division, said that while health officials are cautiously optimistic that humans will not be affected, her agency has isolated a pure strain of the H5N2 virus for potential use in a human vaccine, should one be needed. Concerns about human health risk have prompted investigators to ramp up biosecurity measures on infected farms, with some government staff overseeing the culling of birds wearing full protective body suits and ventilators.
By Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (Reuters) - Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and fearing shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people. Huge queues had formed at Kathmandu airport with people desperate to get a flight out. Many said they had slept in the open since Saturday's quake, either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that aftershocks would bring them crashing down. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a small grocery store in Kathmandu city, standing at a major road intersection.