But it wasn't until 1796 that a country doctor from England named Edward Jenner formally vaccinated a child against the disease. It, however, would be nearly two centuries later before smallpox was eradicated worldwide (the last known case occurred in Somalia in 1977).
Antibiotic resistant pathogens are an emerging, critical human health issue. Two million Americans are infected each year with diseases resistant to known antibiotics; between ten and fifteen thousand die.
In the group of viruses that includes dengue and chikungunya, a newcomer now has people talking about it. Showing almost the same symptoms as its two dreaded cousins, did zika pass unnoticed by the researchers?
Treatment depends on the type of pneumonia you have, how severe your symptoms are, how healthy you are overall and your age. Most of your symptoms should improve within a few days, although a cough can last for several weeks.
People are finally starting to see the light and realize the serious effects of being overweight on our young population. And the longer a child stays overweight, the greater the chance he will remain that way as an adult.
Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are a group of organisms, types 1 through 4, that cause several different respiratory infections. They also cause some cases of lower respiratory tract diseases, including pneumonia (a lung infection) and bronchiolitis (an infection of the lungs small breathing tubes).
If your child is otherwise healthy, like Janie, then RSV may only produce the symptoms of the common cold. An infants chest wall is not very stiff because it is not well-developed, says John Bradley, M.D., FAAP, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Childrens Hospital San Diego.
Pesticides are used in many products and may affect childrens health in a variety of ways. However, there are things parents can do to protect their children from pesticides where they live and play.
Making smart behavioral changes and lifestyle choices can prevent skin cancer from ever developing. Physical sunscreens, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, reflect light like an armored coating rather than absorb it.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the condition can extend beyond toddler age to affect teens and even adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, toddler-aged children, ages two or three years old can display symptoms of ADHD.
This online tool offers interactive features that address specific topics of interest for people living with lung cancer and their loved ones. Lung cancer impacts one in 14 Americans and is the leading cancer killer in the nation, said Norman H. Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Lung Association.
Most medical experts believe that the lingering symptoms are the result of residual damage to tissues and the immune system that occurred during the infection. Similar complications and "autoimmune" responses are known to occur following other infections, including Campylobacter (Guillain-Barre syndrome), Chlamydia (Reiter's syndrome), and Strep throat (rheumatic heart disease).