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  • Nina Pham, Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, sues hospital

    Nina Pham, Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, sues hospital
    Nurse Nina Pham — once the upbeat face of the Dallas hospital that confronted the country’s first Ebola case — sued the hospital’s parent company Monday, alleging that it had failed to protect her before and after she was diagnosed...
  • Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed

    Flu vaccine even less effective than previously believed
    Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter. "Fever, chills, tiredness," Knight said, recalling the telltale...
  • Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis

    Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis
    Deadly diseases often strike quickly and without warning, leaving behind heartbroken families and many unanswered questions. Fortunately, modern medicine provides us with access to vaccines that can prevent lethal diseases. One of the most beneficial of...
  • Polio vaccinations

     
    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955....
  • Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

    Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia
    ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers at the height of the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers, U.S. health authorities said. "Although ZMapp...
  • Linthicum boy's disease afflicts fewer than 1 in a million

    Linthicum boy's disease afflicts fewer than 1 in a million
    Adrianne Woods strokes her son's forehead. The boy's long lashes drift closed, then flutter open as he shudders with a seizure. "He's tired," Woods says of Xavier, who is almost 6 years old. "He's had a long day at school." Nearby, Xavier's baby...
  • A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts

    A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts
    Before Holden's less-than-perfect heart gave out last year, when he had gotten too weak to stand on his two little feet, and when he had to spend days at the hospital for one of his four surgeries, he loved to parade around the hospital floor in a...
  • Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work

    Why the 'I ate junk food and turned out fine' argument doesn't work
    I was chatting with a father on the sidelines of a sports game the other day. He told me he doesn't believe that food impacts health, because he grew up eating bologna sandwiches and Fritos on white bread with a Twinkie for dessert. He's healthy after a...
  • Vaccinogen brings momentum on cancer vaccine research to Baltimore

    Vaccinogen brings momentum on cancer vaccine research to Baltimore
    Three and a half decades after Michael Hanna Jr. began exploring the concept of using the body's own immune system to fight cancer, the idea is driving Baltimore's latest biotechnology promise. The company Vaccinogen, drawing on research that Hanna began...
  • Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer

    Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer
    In the past five months, the pain has receded in Rachel Sandridge's back. Her legs aren't so sore and she has a lot more energy. Her clothes have dropped by 10 sizes, and her life expectancy has likely jumped by years. Sandridge, a 30-year-old who lives...
  • After 2 Legionella infections, LaPorte hospital cleans water

    The Indiana University Health hospital in LaPorte has cleaned out its water system as a precaution after two patients were found to have Legionella infections. The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/17DIgST ) reports the hospital's pipes were flushed with...