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The First Case of Local Zika Infection This Year Was Just Reported In Texas

The first person to become infected by a local mosquito was reported by Texas state officials.

Do You Still Have to Worry About the Zika Virus?

It's been almost the year since peak Zika freak-out—but is it finally over?

Powassan Is a Tick-Borne Virus More Dangerous Than Lyme

Ticks carry lots of gross, scary stuff.

What You Need to Know About the Spike In Mumps Outbreaks

2016 was the worst year for mumps in a decade—and 2017 isn't looking any better.

The Zika Travel Warnings Now Include Asia

Health officials are now advising pregnant women to "consider postponing nonessential travel" to 11 countries in Southeast Asia that pose a risk of infection.

CDC Issues Miami Travel Warning After Zika Outbreak

The news comes after ten new cases of locally-transmitted Zika popped up over the weekend.

More Pregnant Women In the US Have Zika Than You'd Think, Says New Report

According to a new report, almost 300 pregnant women have it.

More People Are Catching the Zika Virus As An STD

Yet another reason to be on top of safe sex.

Lyme Disease Has Spiked 320 Percent in the U.S.

But don't cancel your hike just yet though.

The Gross Parasite Found in Swimming Pools

Reports of contracting cryptosporidium from pools and lakes are growing, reports the CDC.

FCKH8 Video on Feminism, Sexuality, and Women's Rights

The group FCKH8 is pushing for social change through a video of potty-mouthed princesses. Does fighting offensive behavior with an offensive message work?

How the Ebola Scare Could Cut Flu Rates

Afraid of ebola? That could help with flu prevention.

Can Your Dog Get Ebola?

A lot has been reported about the ebola virus, but what does it all mean for Fido?

1 in 5 Women Raped Throughout Lifetime, CDC Says

Learn more scary stats and what you can do to protect yourself and others.

Your Meat Labels Are Meaningless, Dating Really Is the Worst, and Bullies Are Healthier Than Everyone Else

Producers who use labels like “sustainably farmed” and “humanely raised” can't actually verify their claims, a new report suggests.

Second U.S. Case of MERS Confirmed: Here's What You Need to Know

Another case of the deadly virus has been found in the U.S., but the CDC is urging the public not to panic yet. Here's how to protect yourself.

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week!

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week! Are you getting a flu shot this year? Here's all the information you need!

Caloric Restriction Helps Heart, Fights Diabetes in Obese

We already know that following a low-calorie diet can help people to lose weight. But besides weight loss, new research shows calorie restriction may help fight heart disease and diabetes.

Study Suggests HPV and Heart Disease Link

While certain strains of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer, a new study shows it could be linked to heart disease as well.

Despite Study on Effectiveness, Health Experts Still Urge the Public to Get Vaccinated

Despite a recent study that suggest the flu shot may not be as effective as previously believed, health experts are still urging people to get vaccinated.

Listeria Outbreak Death Toll Up to 28

The bad news associated with the recent listeria outbreak in cantaloupes just keeps coming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death toll has risen to 28.

Influenza Vaccine Not as Effective as Once Thought

If you got the influenza vaccine this year thinking that it would totally prevent you from getting the flu, you might want to lower your expectations a bit. According to two new studies, the influenza vaccine may not be as effective as doctors previously

Death Toll Rises to 25 from Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupes

25 people have been killed in what is the deadliest Listeria outbreak in 25 years. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself here.