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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Rabies awareness information

    The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) recently convened a rabies information exchange and panel discussion of state, regional, and local rabies response partners at Quinebaug Valley Community College, which allowed partners to discuss...
  • UNICEF Hope Gala puts children first

    UNICEF Hope Gala puts children first
    The 8th annual UNICEF Hope Gala, hosted by the organization's Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on April 17. More than 400 guests came out to support this humanitarian agency dedicated to putting children...
  • State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly

    State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly
    New federal food safety rules designed to protect consumers from vomit-inducing illnesses could have the unintended consequence of driving some Connecticut farmers out of business, agricultural experts say. Connecticut's dwindling number of commercial...
  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
  • State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients

     State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients
    Weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield struck a deal to cut $300 million in spending across much of state government, the effects of that deal are starting to take hold. As many as 3,000 college students will lose out on grants for...
  • HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives'

    Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence. Because of advancements in medicine, today, "It's an outpatient disease," Dr. Imad Koj, a Terre Haute internist who works with patients...
  • Lyme disease activists take fight to D.C.

    This Wednesday, Bambi Albert will set off from her home in Plainfield Township, making the four-hour drive to Arlington, Va., in a 2011 Jeep Compass packed with several days of clothing and a tote bag full of pamphlets and placards about Lyme disease....
  • Second tuberculosis case confirmed in Baltimore County

    A Baltimore County resident affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, the second case reported in the county this week. County health officials announced the case Friday...
  • Dengue fever outbreak hits hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo

     Dengue fever outbreak hits hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo
    Brazil: Health officials in Sao Paulo reported that an outbreak of dengue fever has killed more than 130 people and infected hundreds of thousands more this year, prompting an army deployment to help combat the disease through door-to-door education...
  • Andrew D. Sumner: Physician-assisted suicide wrong, dangerous for society

    Senate Bill 549 to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Pennsylvania has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. As a cardiologist, I read the bill with great concern. I have cared for terminally ill patients and seen the great courage,...
  • Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert

    An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of...