The mosquito kills nearly 750,000 people each year. Malaria is the cause for the majority of these deaths, but a Zika outbreak has the Americas scared of this insect. This is how the insect spreads disease to its victims.
Fresno Bee health reporter Barbara Anderson chats with Kim Tirapelle, a registered dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Thrive in Fresno, on how to lose weight and keep it off. This video first appeared Wednesday on The Fresno Bee's Facebook page @fresn
Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, Ill., has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the
Under the new guidelines, the number of adults with high blood pressure will rise to 103 million from 72 million. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and heart-related deaths in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted this animated video to its YouTube channel Nov. 7, 2017 to show you where to shelter in a radiation emergency, and how to take these important protective steps.
En California, infecciones por el virus Zika se han documentado sólo en personas que se infectaron durante el viaje a áreas con transmisión Zika en curso, a través del contacto sexual con un viajero infectado, o por medio de la transmisión materno
Spooky, colorful and weird contact lenses are widely available online. U.S. law requires sellers to get a prescription to sell any contact lenses, including decorative lenses that don't correct the wearer's vision. A correct fit and proper care re
Many decorative contact lenses can cause infection and injury, especially when they're sold without a prescription. The California Department of Public Health urges you to wear contacts that are safe and legal this Halloween.
If you turn on the TV, you're bound to see advertisements for a variety of exercise programs guaranteed to help you get in shape and improve your cardiovascular health. But how much exercise do you really need to be heart-healthy? And what type of
April Doyle is living metastatic breast cancer. It has spread to her bones, and she knows it will eventually kill her. But she insists on a positive outlook, and on spending moment-making time with her young son.
You may be buying notebooks, erasers and crayons to prepare your kids to go back to school, but you should be thinking about preparing them from the inside out, too. Here are some healthy adjustments you can make to ensure your child gets off to a
Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water. Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. This video from NOAA Ocean Today shows you how to break the grip of the ri