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TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new, more toxic strain of strep A bacteria is causing an outbreak of scarlet fever among British children, researchers report.

The upswing in scarlet fever is the biggest seen since the 1960s. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of cases went from 15,000 to more than 19,000. The infection tends to peak between March and May, the study found....

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening -- and killing -- more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests.

Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare disease first discovered in 1947 and is found mostly in dry, dusty areas of California and the Southwest.

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FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to a fever, what's true for kids isn't necessarily so for adults.

Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That's not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults.

What's considered a normal temperature varies from one adult to the next. In general, though, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is th...

TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to come down with the flu, you can blame your own body for your fever, cough, muscle aches and head-to-toe distress, experts say.

Most of influenza's misery is caused by the human body itself, or more precisely the immune system's response to the virus.

"Many of the things that feel bad are the body's attemp...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports.

The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture.

When at rest in space, ...