By 2018, it was clear that Pinterest suffered from a problem many of its peers had long dealt with. Because most people are vaccinated and do not spend their free time making pro-vaccine content for social networks, a search for “vaccines” on Pinterest returned anti-vaccination results 75 percent of the time.
When the World Health Organization declared in 2000 that the United States had eliminated measles, it was hailed as one of the biggest public health achievements in the nation’s history.Now there’s a “reasonable chance” the US will lose that measles elimination status in October because of ongoing measles outbreaks in New
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health officials are putting out a warning as it investigates three possible human cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the CDC, the rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus can cause brain infections and swelling. Only a few cases in the U.S. are reported every year but about 33%
CITY HALL — Opioid overdoses on Staten Island continued to surge in 2018 as overdoses citywide slightly dipped, according to new data from the Health Department released Monday. Citywide, there were 38 fewer overdoses in 2018 compared to the previous year, but Staten Island experienced a 13% jump in overdoses
HICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department
A Massachusetts woman reportedly died from the rare but serious mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, her family says. Family members of Laurie Sylvia, 59, of Bristol County, say she died of the virus over the weekend. The woman’s case reportedly marks the fourth in the state this year, according to NBC 10
Approximately 17.9 million people died from heart diseases in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths. Eighty-five percent of those are due to heart attack and stroke. During a heart attack, the heart muscle struggles to get enough blood flow. The more time that passes without restored flow, the greater