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  • Carol Nolan: Why I've joined the fight against Alzheimer's disease

    At 63, I want to believe I have many golden years ahead of me and plenty of life experiences to look forward to. Yet, after being touched by Alzheimer's disease, I realize I can't afford to stand on the sidelines as this disease may one day be in my...
  • New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff

    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have...
  • 2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year

    2 Chicago women first West Nile deaths in Illinois this year
    Two women in Chicago have died after becoming infected with the West Nile virus, the first reported disease-related fatalities in Illinois this year, health officials said. One woman was in her 70s and the other in her 80s, according to the Chicago...
  • EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection

    EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection
    Parents should use common sense -- and a healthy dose of soap and water -- to prevent serious illnesses from the respiratory virus recently detected in California, experts said this week. Enterovirus D68 infection has now been confirmed in four children...
  • Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children

    Respiratory virus EV-D68 cases found in 4 Southern California children
    A virus that has sickened children across the country — in some cases causing severe breathing woes — is also circulating in California, state and local health officials confirmed Thursday. Four children from San Diego and Ventura counties...
  • Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
    A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today. In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
  • When antibiotics stop working

    In 2010, a survey was taken of doctors in Britain asking them to name the most important medical advance of the past 50 years. There were lots of potential candidates, from vaccines to cholesterol-lowering drugs to MRI scans. But none of them measured...
  • Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote

    LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The Ebola virus raging through West Africa is mutating rapidly as it tears a deadly path through cities, towns and villages, but the genetic changes are for now not giving it the ability to spread more easily. Concern that the...
  • Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus

    Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus
    As an unusual strain of virus continues its march across the country — showing up most recently in Pennsylvania and Virginia — health officials in Maryland are warning doctors to be on the lookout and advising parents to prepare....
  • 8 bodies, including 3 journalists, found after attack on Ebola education team

    Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. "The eight bodies were...
  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The fever, which causes external and internal bleeding, has killed at least, 2,630 people in West Africa....