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Everything we know about the measles outbreak's 'patient zero'

The revelation that the ongoing measles outbreak is tied to a foreign individual does not come as a surprise to those who have studied the disease. Washington state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist said that so-called ‘patient zero’ in the ongoing outbreak was someone who was visiting the U.S. from outside the country, according to ABC… Read More »

At what temperature can you get frostbite? Signs, symptoms and everything else to know

A bitter cold spell is sweeping across the eastern U.S. with temperatures dropping below zero in some spots, leaving many with serious concerns for their health and safety. Frostbite, in particular, is plaguing those who have to brave the outdoors in freezing weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) had forecast that temperatures will be “brutal”… Read More »

Kratom: Everything you need to know

Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Its leaves have psychotropic and opioid-like pain-relieving effects. People living in areas where kratom grows sometimes use it to treat diarrhea, pain, cough, and fatigue. People living in the United States have shown increasing interest in using this substance as an alternative to opioid pain relievers.… Read More »