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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Polio vaccinations

     
    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

    The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains three genetically engineered proteins designed to hone in...
  • 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...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Flu shots, nasal spray Free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray are available by appointment at the health department's Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. Glen Burnie 410-222-6633 and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-...
  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

    A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The vaccines target B strain meningococcal disease, which comes on...
  • Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu

    The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm. The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small...
  • Pence says he shared concerns over HPV vaccinations goal

    Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday he had concerns about a now-defunct bill aimed to increase vaccination rates among Indiana teenagers for the virus blamed for causing most cases of cervical cancer. The measure, which was defeated in the House this week,...