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It's peak season for ticks in the US, so be on the lookout for all the diseases they can carry.

6 ways ticks can make you sick or kill you, from Lyme disease to the Powassan virus

Tick-borne diseases of all kinds are on the rise in the U.S., up by more than 10,000 cases from 2016 to 2017.
Dust storms are becoming more common due to drought.

A potentially deadly fungus that can travel up to 75 miles in the air is spreading, and California’s droughts are making it worse

Droughts and dust storms linked to climate change are spreading valley fever fungus as far as Washington state, where it's likely to be misdiagnosed.

Nearly 9 out of 10 flying insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, a new study finds

British researchers tested over 20,000 flying insects found in seven hospitals and found that almost 9 out of 10 carry potentially harmful bacteria.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother Dee Dee in "The Act."

Factitious disorder and hypochondria are both conditions involving illnesses that aren’t real, but that’s where the similarities end

Hypochondria, or illness anxiety, is when you think you're always sick. Factitious disorder is always wanting to be sick.
Coccidioides fungus is soil-borne — inhaling wind-blown spores can infect the lungs with a condition call "valley fever," causing flu-like symptoms

A potentially deadly fungus that can travel up to 75 miles in the air is spreading, and people keep mistaking it for the flu

The Coccidioidomycosis fungus causes valley fever, a condition with symptoms that can include night sweats, fever, and joint and muscle pain.
A doctor wearing protective clothing.

1,400 people have died so far in the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history

The World Health Organization said it is deeply disappointed "the affected countries have not received the funding and resources needed for this outbreak."
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can affect people's daily lives.

13 signs your excessive sweating is a sign of a serious medical condition

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is usually no big deal. But sometimes it can signal a medical condition like thyroid disease or low blood sugar.
Research suggests a regular coffee habit can reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes.

8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.
The measles virus.

Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise

Germany and New York recently introduced bills to fine people who fail to vaccinate. But policies that let people forgo vaccinations may be on the rise.
"Kissing bugs" can be identified by their cone-shaped heads.

A parasitic illness from ‘kissing bugs’ that bite your face at night is spreading — here’s how to tell those insects apart fro...

"Kissing bugs" that bite people's faces can pass along a parasitic disease. They a lot like stink bugs, but there are a few key differences.