Disease

FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. A leading doctor who chairs a World Health Organization expert group described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as "a random event" that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)

Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

 

Mayor Ken Johnston kicked off the first annual Myeloma Canada Ride: Bike to Beat Myeloma with Cubs from the 25th Red Deer Scouts Group. (Contributed)
Mayor Ken Johnston kicked off the first annual Myeloma Canada Ride: Bike to Beat Myeloma with Cubs from the 25th Red Deer Scouts Group. (Contributed)

Myeloma Canada Ride in Red Deer County exceeds fundraising goal

10 Canadians diagnosed every day with myeloma

 

(Image from Facebook)

Declutter and donate during Diabetes Canada drive-thru event in Red Deer

To be held at Diabetes Canada Clothing Collection Centre May 28

 

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Portuguese health authorities confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

UK officials: 4 men infected with “rare” monkeypox in London

UK officials: 4 men infected with “rare” monkeypox in London

Health Minister Jason Copping says changes to the Insulin Pump Therapy Program have been paused. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

Alberta pushes pause on changes to insulin pump program

Health minister apologizes to diabetics

Health Minister Jason Copping says changes to the Insulin Pump Therapy Program have been paused. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
On May 9, 2022, NDP health critic David Shepherd held a press conference with Albertans with diabetes, and parents of diabetic children, who worry they will not be able to afford insulin pumps with the cancellation of the Insulin Pump Therapy Program. (Contributed)

Albertans with diabetes want UCP to stop plans to cancel insulin pump supports

‘The anxiety the UCP has caused for the diabetic community is unacceptable,’ says NDP

On May 9, 2022, NDP health critic David Shepherd held a press conference with Albertans with diabetes, and parents of diabetic children, who worry they will not be able to afford insulin pumps with the cancellation of the Insulin Pump Therapy Program. (Contributed)
Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal nervous system disease that infects animals such as deer, elk and moose in the wild, and can spread to farmed elk and deer. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Research into chronic wasting disease underway

Rate of disease increasing in Alberta

Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal nervous system disease that infects animals such as deer, elk and moose in the wild, and can spread to farmed elk and deer. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Syphilis crisis in central Alberta continues

Gradual increase in stillborn deaths and congenital syphilis

FILE - A health promotion worker with Turning Point distributes harm-reduction supplies in 2020. The syphilis crisis has gotten worse, particularly in Central Zone, where there was a 57 per cent increase according to a new report. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - This file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a feeding female Anopheles Stephensi mosquito crouching forward and downward on her forelegs on a human skin surface, in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its sharp, needle-like labrum, which it had inserted into its human host. In a study published Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, scientists say there is evidence a resistant form of malaria is spreading in Uganda, in a worrying sign the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without concerted efforts from countries and global health officials. (James Gathany/CDC via AP, File)

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

FILE - This file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a feeding female Anopheles Stephensi mosquito crouching forward and downward on her forelegs on a human skin surface, in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its sharp, needle-like labrum, which it had inserted into its human host. In a study published Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, scientists say there is evidence a resistant form of malaria is spreading in Uganda, in a worrying sign the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without concerted efforts from countries and global health officials. (James Gathany/CDC via AP, File)
Carrie Walton’s son Parker has Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a chromosome abnormality. (Contributed)

7-year-old Red Deer boy diagnosed with rare condition: City hall to be lit up in green to raise awareness

Red Deer to recognize Phelan-McDermid Syndrome International Awareness Day

Carrie Walton’s son Parker has Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a chromosome abnormality. (Contributed)
Histoplasmosis is a rare fungal infection transmitted through bat and bird droppings (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

‘Germ hunters’ discover rare disease in central Alberta

Histoplasmosis can be challenging to diagnosis and treat

Histoplasmosis is a rare fungal infection transmitted through bat and bird droppings (File photo by BLACK PRESS)