RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

Mutant turtle with TWO HEADS shocks residents in China

A strange turtle with two heads has shocked residents in south-east China. The mutant turtle, said to be a red-eared slider, was born three months ago with the deformity and is currently living in captivity in Shangrao city in Jiangxi

Two-headed snake found in Virginia

A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found in Woodbridge, Virginia, may be sent to an educational facility. The Eastern copperhead was found by a woman in her backyard on September 16. The Wildlife Center of

Zika Virus Cases In Singapore Go From Zero To 242 In One Week

In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 242, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. A recent study estimates that roughly 2.6 billion people in the region and Africa could

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990

Zika Virus Lands In Hong Kong

A woman in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with the Zika virus this week, in the global financial hub’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly across the Americas and parts of Africa over the past year.

Scurvy Cropping Up In New England

Poverty often leads to a poor diet, and poor diets can lead to a host of health problems. Doctors in Springfield, Massachusetts, think they’ve identified a diet-related condition that many thought disappeared hundreds of years ago. The medical mystery began

Yellowstone River Closes Over Deadly Parasite

Montana officials have indefinitely closed the Yellowstone River over concerns of a deadly parasite that has killed thousands of fish. A 183-mile-stretch (294km) of the river is closed to prevent infected fish from spreading to other waterways. Wildlife workers are

Puerto Rico Expects Up to 270 Zika Microcephaly Cases

U.S. health experts estimate that as many as 270 babies in Puerto Rico may be born with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly caused by Zika infections in their mothers during pregnancy. The estimate is the first to project

Shellfish Infected As Temperatures Rise

Norovirus is the least of your worries. A sometimes-fatal bacteria is infecting more shellfish, even as those species are moving northward to escape warmer ocean waters. Vibrio has been making humans sick for a long time, but is more common

5 Cases Of Legionnaires Found In Telford UK

Five cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been discovered in Shropshire, health officials have revealed. Four of the cases were in the Telford area. The earliest case was confirmed in Telford in June, with the other four cases confirmed between August

Herbal Medicines Can Contain Toxic Metals

People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned. Research from the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) reveals that

Did Blood Moon Kill 140,000 Antelope?

THE mysterious deaths of 140,000 critically endangered antelopes which baffled scientists have prompted a flurry of conspiracy theories, including that it is another sign before the so-called Blood Moon apocalypse. The world population of saiga antelope halved in less than

Fukushima Residents Carry Out Cancer Testing

Fukushima residents have taken cancer and radiation testing into their own hands, saying authorities are lying to them about the safety of their community.

Flesh Eating Diseases Increase In Japan

The number of patients nationwide who contracted streptococcol toxic-shock syndrome (STSS) — a deadly condition popularly known as “flesh-eating disease” — reached 291 by Aug. 23, a record high, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Thursday. The infection, which

Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 8 In Illinois

State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week. The Illinois Department of Public Health

Two Headed Calf Born In Peru

A two-headed calf born in Peru has divided villagers wondering if it is a good or a bad omen from God. Some believe that the calf, born in the north western Cajamarca region, was sent by the almighty as a