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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Researchers Reduce Inflammation In Human Cells, A Major Cause Of Frailty

Chronic inflammation, closely associated with frailty and age-related diseases, is a hallmark of aging.

November 24, 2015

‘Get Moving!’ Exercise Can Relieve Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Yoga, cycling, jogging — even walking — has been known to improve brain function in Parkinson’s patients.

August 31, 2015

Adult Diseases Now Striking Children Because Of Poor Diet And Obesity

Helping children develop healthy eating habits now is the key, the experts say, because the dire consequences are coming fast.

June 15, 2015

Those Touched By Ebola Recount How Their Lives Have Changed

American Ebola survivors are trying to rebuild their lives now that the media have moved on.

December 31, 2014
U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaking to students at Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law hosted by the NKU Chase Federalist Society in Highland Heights, Kentucky. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Where Have Ebola’s Fear-Mongers All Gone?

Politicians seem to have forgotten all about the disease since election day.

December 18, 2014

Scientists Say Climate Change Means Sicker World For Sea Life

Are humans causing the most extensive marine-disease event ever documented?

December 1, 2014

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.

October 20, 2014

Texas Case Forces U.S. To ‘Rethink’ Ebola Approach

The CDC speaks out about how we should be approaching Ebola.

October 14, 2014

‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014

Man Dies Of Ebola In Texas, U.S. Steps Up Airport Screening

Washington — A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of West Africa died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as Washington stepped up airport screening against the deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan died in a Dallas hospital 10 days after he was admitted and despite receiving an experimental drug to fight […]

October 8, 2014

Backlash Hurts Dallas Neighborhood Touched By Ebola Case

By Dianna Hunt and Dianne Solis, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — Schoolchildren were left without tutors. Medical clinics were short on staff. Workers were told to stay home. And the shelves at a food bank were stocked and ready but few people turned up for supplies. A backlash against immigrants and refugees in the […]

October 7, 2014

First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S.: Here’s Why You Don’t Need To Panic

Don’t panic! A major Ebola outbreak is not coming to the U.S.

October 1, 2014

Health Officials: First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In U.S.

Find out where the deadly disease has emerged.

September 30, 2014

Sierra Leone Quarantines One million Ahead Of UN Ebola Talks

Get the latest on the epidemic sweeping across Western Africa.

September 25, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Three-Day Ebola Shutdown Ends

Health Minister Abubakarr Fofanah deems the 72-hour nationwide lock down in Sierra Leone a success.

September 22, 2014

Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Brantley says WHO hasn’t done anything ‘significant’ to fight Ebola.

September 17, 2014

Disease Fears Hit Pakistan, India Flood Survivors

dpa ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was rushing Tuesday to treat outbreaks of malaria and dengue in the central province of Punjab, as the death toll in the wake of two weeks of flooding crossed 300. Authorities dispatched medical aid including teams of doctors and paramedics to several towns of the flood-hit area, the National Disaster Management […]

September 16, 2014

Ebola Vaccine Effective In Tests On Monkeys

By Lauren Raab, Melissa Healy, and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from the virus, the National Institutes of Health announced Sunday, as West Africa grapples with an epidemic that has killed about 2,000 people. Researchers gave four macaque monkeys a shot of […]

September 8, 2014

West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Could Spread To 20,000 People, WHO Warns

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times In a grim assessment, the United Nations health agency said Thursday that the world’s worst Ebola outbreak continues to accelerate and could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control. More than 3,000 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported in four West African countries, and […]

August 28, 2014

Bacteria In Your Gut May Hold The Key To Disease

Don’t freak out, but all of us contain millions of bacteria both on the inside and the outside. And scientists tell us that that’s a good thing, especially the bacteria in our innards, you know our guts. The health-trend word for all the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other stuff hanging out in our bodies is […]

August 27, 2014

New Test Shows Promise In Identifying Mystery Illnesses

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — William Smith’s disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn’t walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital […]

August 22, 2014

WHO: Magnitude Of Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

dpa GENEVA — The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization said Friday. Because Ebola has no cure, some people infected with the virus preferred to die at home, the WHO said in a statement. This was especially the case […]

August 22, 2014

Two Americans With Ebola Recover, Leave Hospital

Washington (AFP) — Two American missionaries who fell ill with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia have recovered and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday. Doctor Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 60, became sick with Ebola in Monrovia last month, and were airlifted to Emory University Hospital for […]

August 21, 2014

Liberia Says Escaped Ebola Patients Returned To Quarantine

By Terence Sesay and Kristin Palitza, dpa MONROVIA, Liberia — All 37 Ebola patients who fled an isolation ward in Liberia have been returned to a clinic, Information Minister Lewis Brown said on Tuesday. Residents of the West Point slum near the capital, Monrovia, broke into a quarantine center on Saturday and freed the patients […]

August 19, 2014

Husband Of Ebola Patient Leaves Quarantine, Visits Wife In Isolation Ward

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times The husband of an American missionary diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus has ended his quarantine in North Carolina and visited his wife Sunday at an isolation room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a Christian missionary group announced Monday. David Writebol, who was quarantined as a precautionary measure […]

August 18, 2014