The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the fourth death in the United States from mad cow disease following an autopsy from the Texas man who died in May. The disease has killed 177 people in the UK since 1996.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the body’s central nervous system in which communication between the brain and the body is disrupted. On May 28, 2014, World MS Day aims to raise awareness for the rare neurological disorder.
Millions of malaria cases are diagnosed each year across the globe with a majority coming from Africa. These cases also account for hundreds of thousands of deaths, but researchers believe they have now found a target to effectively attack malaria
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare form of muscular dystrophy that affects 1 in every 3,600 male infants. The disease is famous for progressing quickly, and with no known cure for the drug, many who suffer from it don't live past 30.
White-nose syndrome, first documented in New York during the winter of 2006-2007, is a disease that affects hibernating bats. Now, biologists are worried about the recent documentations of the disease, as it has spread to 25 states.
Eliza O’Neill is a four-year-old from South Carolina who was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, which is a rare, deadly disease that causes one to lose the ability to speak and walk. Most of those diagnosed don’t live far into their teens.
Since January, eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis (invasive meningococcal disease) were documented in Los Angeles County. Today, three gay men who were HIV positive died of the meningitis, alarming California health officials.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has puzzled medical experts since 1939 when it became a famous case in the United States after Lou Gehrig was diagnosed that year. Now, researchers may have found a new treatment.
Your digestive tract contains an extraordinary amount of bacterial cells. Some are good for you and some are bad, but both kinds are essential for a healthy digestive system. An imbalance of these bacteria could lead to Crohn’s disease.
A family of three from the U.A.E was diagnosed with the MERS coronavirus. The family comprised of a 38-year-old father, a son aged 8 and a 32-year-old pregnant mother who died of the disease after giving birth.