Tag Archives: People

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »

Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats sickens 12 people

Twelve people have been hospitalized in a salmonella outbreak linked to pig-ear dog treats, the feds said Friday. The Centers for Disease Control reported that a total of 45 recent cases of salmonella originated from the treats, affecting people in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas… Read More »

People With Cancer Are Using Complementary Medicine—Without Telling Their Doctors

One third of people with cancer are using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), reports the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology. But nearly a third of those don’t let their doctors know. According to the National Cancer Institute, CAMs are medical products and practices that… Read More »

R.I.P. Humberto Cruz, HIV Advocate for Immigrants and People of Color

Humberto Cruz, who served as the director of New York State’s AIDS Institute and was appointed to the national Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2010, has died. Tributes to his HIV advocacy for people of color and immigrants were posted by Apicha Community Health Center (CHC), which provides care to underserved and vulnerable populations… Read More »