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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according to...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Measles outbreak points again to the importance of vaccines

    With all of the news about the measles (rubeola) in California (51 cases) and New York (25 cases), all pediatricians are on the alert for any measles cases in our areas. I've written many times about the importance of vaccines, but this latest outbreak of...
  • Are racists mentally ill?

    Are racists mentally ill?
    In early April, the Anti-Defamation League offered some happy news about a very grim topic. The league reported a "significant and encouraging decline" in anti-Semitic acts across America in recent years. Unfortunately, the new spirit of hope would not...
  • Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]

    Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift [Commentary]
    This is getting old. Every time our nation has an opportunity to do something positive in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, we come up short. The latest example is the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent panel charged with...
  • People with health concerns find the Passover aisle liberating

    BALTIMORE (JTA) — Grasping a jar of jam in the Passover aisle of a large supermarket here, Kevin Brinson turned to a stranger and asked, "Do you know when Passover ends this year?" Brinson isn't dreading the holiday to the extent that two weeks...
  • Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

    Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
    Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
  • FAU seeks prestigious Max Planck degree program

    FAU seeks prestigious Max Planck degree program
    FAU may land a prestigious new neuroscience degree program that promises to attract top students and researchers from around the world. FAU's Jupiter campus is the proposed site of an International Max Planck Research School, a program where students...
  • USDA considers mandatory reports of deadly pig virus outbreaks: industry group

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states, an industry group said...
  • Diet and exercise may help prevent diabetes

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lifestyle changes made by people at high risk of diabetes appear to reduce their chance of developing the disease over the next two decades, according to a study from China. The lifestyle changes, which included diet...
  • China's dim view of dogs

    China's dim view of dogs
    For as long as I can recall, a three-legged miniature poodle and her owners have lived several floors above my Shanghai apartment. Despite her disability, she's much beloved by everyone in my 25-story building, and always elicits coos and smiles in the...
  • Support Pelletier Family

    Imagine that you have a child with a disease. With the guidance of medical experts, she is leading a normal life. One day your now 14-year-old has the flu, which can be dangerous for patients with this disease. Arrangements are made to take her to her...