RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Diseases and Illnesses

A collection of news and information related to Diseases and Illnesses published by this site and its partners.

Top Diseases and Illnesses Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]

    The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]
    While the roles of depression and addiction in Robin William's suicide were the focus of most news stories about his death, perhaps the headlines should have focused on his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, highlighting the intricate...
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes
    Broadneck football coach Rob Harris took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge twice. He's not on Facebook and didn't have proof of the first dousing, so he had ice water poured over his head a second time. That didn't bother him. Harris would take a few more...
  • Ebola response of MSF and 'boiling frog' WHO under scrutiny

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Today, they are shocked at the glaring gaps the deadly virus has exposed in the global response to...
  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella contamination

    Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella contamination
    Editors note: This story has been clarified to reflect that the recall included only almond butter store brands from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway. Peanut and almond butter sold at major retailers is being recalled for possible...
  • American Ebola patients treated with ZMapp experimental drug

    American Ebola patients treated with ZMapp experimental drug
    An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and has been discharged Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with an experimental drug. Dr. Kent Brantly of Texas was given ZMapp, a drug...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease

    Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease
    Robin Ann Wolfender was infected with Lyme disease in 1979, when she was a 19-year-old summer camp counselor at Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont. Just five years earlier, the tick-borne disease had been named for the Connecticut town where children were...
  • Epidemics and the global village

    The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life....
  • Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

    KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children. Keeping the...
  • Ice challenge warms hearts

    Ice challenge warms hearts
    Holding bright-orange buckets filled with ice water, Newport Beach community members began to count down from 10. Ralph Rodheim, chairman of the Balboa Village Merchants Assn., stood in front of the group of about 30 people who had assembled on the...
  • Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit...