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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • HIV outbreak in 5 Indiana counties linked to needle-sharing

    More than two dozen people have tested positive for HIV in five southern Indiana counties during the past two months, and state health officials said Wednesday needle-sharing among painkiller abusers is mainly driving the outbreak. Deputy State Health...
  • Many California bird species host Lyme disease bacteria, study finds

    Many California bird species host Lyme disease bacteria, study finds
    Ticks carrying the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease are infesting Northern California’s birds and may be hitching rides on them into suburban settings, according to a new UC Berkeley study. The tick-borne spirochete scientists know as...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

    An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since October. An autopsy on the child, who died on Feb. 18 and wasn't immunized against...
  • Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

    For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills...
  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, becoming 1st fatality in outbreak

    Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, becoming 1st fatality in outbreak
    An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday. An autopsy on the child, who wasn't inoculated against measles, showed that he had an unspecified other disease as well but that wouldn'...
  • Calling for a raid on 'superbugs': Front & Center

    Calling for a raid on 'superbugs': Front & Center
    After killing two California patients, CRE has moved east. A North Carolina hospital on Saturday confirmed three cases of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, an antibiotic-mocking beastie. A presidential interagency task force will soon submit a...
  • Deadly kidney disease can make a sneak attack

    Deadly kidney disease can make a sneak attack
    Before she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, Kerri Gwinn-Harris, 51, never gave her kidneys much thought. "Every year, I got a mammogram, Pap smear and exam, but who thinks to check their kidneys?" she said. In January 2014, she awoke...
  • Peak of deadly flu season on way out

    Peak of deadly flu season on way out
    There may seem to be no end to the bitter cold, but the flu season, at least, is waning. Though health officials still describe the flu as "widespread" in Pennsylvania, the number of confirmed flu cases statewide has dropped — to under 2,000 in the...
  • Measles infections in California grow to 123

    The number of measles cases in California has reached 123 in the wake of a December outbreak at Disneyland. The California Department of Public Health released the new figure on Friday. The department says 75 reported infections involved people who...
  • More health clinics opening at drug stores

    More health clinics opening at drug stores
    Tucked in the back corner of the Rite Aid drugstore on York Road in North Baltimore sits a small medical office with two exam rooms equipped with freezers of vaccines, blood pressure monitors and the many other tools needed to diagnose and treat common...