Syphilis is among a group of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) tracked by the government – including chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV – all of which are on the rise. From 2020-2021, amid the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the US saw a 30.5% increase in congenital syphilis cases.
NEW YORK POST – One of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, whose testimony was instrumental in convicting heiress Ghislaine Maxwell of sex trafficking, died earlier this year — and her family is now questioning the circumstances surrounding her fatal overdose.
Carolyn Andriano, 36, was found dead in a Palm Beach, Florida hotel room in late May, but her family said they still have questions about a medical examiner’s ruling that she died of an “accidental overdose.”
CBS NEWS – When's the last time you replaced your toothbrush? For many people, the answer is "too long ago."
"The average person should be swapping out for a new toothbrush every three to four months," Dr. Kevin Sands, a dentist based in Beverly Hills, told CBS News.
The American Dental Association says you should also replace your toothbrush more often if the bristles are visibly matted or frayed.
With virus season upon us, it's a good...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Major U.S. pharmacy chain Rite Aid said Sunday that it has filed for bankruptcy and obtained $3.45 billion in fresh financing as it carries out a restructuring plan while coping with falling sales and opioid-related lawsuits.
In 2022, Rite Aid settled for up to $30 million to resolve lawsuits alleging pharmacies contributed to an oversupply of prescription opioids.
It said it had reached an agreement with its creditors on a financial restructuring plan...
BBC News – A 12-year-old girl who suffered a lung collapse and spent four days in an induced coma has told the BBC that children should never start vaping.
Sarah Griffin had asthma and was a heavy vaper when she was rushed to hospital with breathing problems a month ago.
Her mum Mary told the BBC she feared she was going to lose her daughter.
The UK government has announced plans to restrict the marketing and sale...
INSIDER – During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Courtney's four-year-old son, Alex, began developing disconcerting symptoms.
He was in a lot of pain, chewing on all kinds of things, and had stopped growing taller, she told TODAY.com.
In 2021, Alex appeared to have imbalances between his left and right side, "He would lead with his right foot and just bring his left food along for the ride," Courtney told TODAY.com.
But no one could seem to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Highly pathogenic bird flu has made its first appearances in U.S. commercial poultry flocks this season, affecting one turkey farm in South Dakota and one in Utah and raising concerns that more outbreaks could follow.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that avian influenza, which is deadly to commercial poultry, was confirmed in a flock of 47,300 turkeys in Jerauld County, South Dakota, on Oct. 4 and at a farm with 141,800...
USA TODAY – Scientists in Southern California are asking the kind of questions that make soda drinkers uneasy after a recent study that found fast-food soda fountains were serving up high levels of bacteria along with self-serve drinks.
Researchers from Loma Linda University found bacteria levels that surpassed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations for drinking water at fast-food restaurants in the eastern Coachella Valley, where largely low-income, Latino farmworker families have struggled with accessing potable...
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