Helping children develop healthy eating habits now is the key, the experts say, because the dire consequences are coming fast.
After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]