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Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here’s how worried you should be

One of the biggest threats out there is still one of the oldest: infectious disease, either natural or human-made.
The tick in question is known in East Asia and has become a problem in New Zealand and Australia. Is it now in New Jersey?

These invasive ticks can appear in such numbers that they drain cattle of their blood — and they’ve now been found in the US for the first...

Ticks from Asia have been found in the US for the first time. The species can clone itself, leading to devastating infestations.
Jordan Michelle vapes a CBD oil made from hemp at the Cannabis World Congress Conference.

23 health benefits of marijuana

From promoting appetite in chemo patients to potentially protecting the brain from trauma caused by a concussion, there are plenty of medical marijuana uses.

All the ways you’re sabotaging your health by overdoing it on sugar

High-sugar diets have been implicated in an array of health problems, from cavities and tooth decay to obesity and cognitive decline.

Talk show host Wendy Williams announces she’s been diagnosed with Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams will take three weeks off from her show to focus on her health following her Graves' Disease diagnosis.

US health authorities are warning that ‘zombie deer disease’ is spreading — and some fear it could start infecting humans

Deer in Mississippi and Minnesota have been spotted with signs of chronic wasting disease, also known as "zombie deer disease." The illness is spread by prions.
Abby Beckley, 28, of Oregon, was the first known case of human infected with "Thelazia gulosa", a cattle eye-worm species.

A woman found 14 worms hiding in her eye after it got red and scratchy — showing that a new species is capable of infecting humans

An Oregon woman found 14 Thelazia gulosa worms in her eye. They can infect cattle, but this is the first known case in a human.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffer Alex Eilert Paulsen watches as mattresses and bed frames burn at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on January 31, 2015 in Paynesville, Liberia.

Bill Gates thinks an infectious disease outbreak could kill 30 million people in the next decade — but the US is cutting efforts to prevent glob...

Diseases know no national borders and can jump from one species to another. Many experts think that we need to be better prepared to prevent future outbreaks.

A Canadian couple got infected by hookworm while walking on a beach — here’s what to know about the parasites

The couple reportedly acquired a larva migrans, or hookworm, infection from walking barefoot on the beach, which is how the parasites are often picked up.

An Arizona woman diagnosed with the flu was actually infected with life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria

After several days of severe pain, doctors realized Christin Lipinski had necrotizing fasciitis, flesh-eating disease, which causes soft tissue to die.