disease

Mystery disease hits Norway's dogs

Dozens of dogs in different parts of Norway have been hit by a deadly mystery disease in the past few weeks, and officials are scrambling to identify the cause.

Report: Foodborne disease infections are on the rise

Every so often, the food in your fridge winds up in the news when there's an outbreak of illness linked to what we eat. A new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report details the foodborne illnesses that struck most often in 2018.

Here's how climate change will impact your part of country

The lengthy National Climate Assessment released on Friday includes detailed information about how specific regions of the US will be impacted. Here's what else you need to know.

Exploding tick population worries government

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health." The finding, presented in a report to congress, recommends surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for tackling the problem.

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness

This year, more than half of all US states have had confirmed or possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children, according to a new CNN analysis.

Ebola 101: What to know

The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago.

WHO preparing for worst-case Ebola scenario in Congo

The World Health Organization is preparing for the "worst-case scenario" as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When kids lose hair, yarn wigs transform them

The Magic Yarn Project is a nonprofit run by two moms in Alaska who make soft yarn wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.

10 most common pre-existing medical conditions

As many as one in two Americans has some kind of illness or condition that was, at one time, considered a pre-existing condition by insurance companies before Obamacare.

Where in world will next emerging disease appear?

A team of scientists has identified factors that might lead to an emerging infectious disease, including viruses, animals and their locations, in research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.