While rare, some people experience recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis - a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes symptoms such as the constriction of airways and a dangerous drop in blood pressure - for which the triggers are never identified. Recently, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that some patients' seemingly inexplicable anaphylaxis was actually caused by an uncommon allergy to a molecule found naturally in red meat. They note that the allergy, which is linked to a history of a specific type of tick bite, may be difficult for patients and health care teams to identify.

U.S. Navy doctors recently embarked aboard the Brazilian Navy hospital ship NAsH Soares de Meirelles (U-21) and began a month-long humanitarian mission that will take them deep into the Amazon. These doctors will be working closely with the Brazilian Navy to deliver healthcare to some of the isolated peoples in the world.

Lung cancer typically doesn't cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages. Signs and symptoms of lung cancer typically occur only when the disease is advanced.

Long QT syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that is diagnosed due to symptoms, an abnormal 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), or as a result of a family history of the disease. Once it's diagnosed, long QT syndrome often can be treated effectively.

The former compliance director of an Indiana compounding pharmacy pleaded guilty to introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstructing the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) lawful functions, the Department of Justice announced.

Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, has been elected 2018 president-elect of the American Psychological Association. She will serve as association president in 2019