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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Ninth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu: Health Ministry

    A 20-year-old Egyptian woman died from bird flu on Wednesday, the ninth death in the country from the virus out of 18 identified cases, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Dr Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the woman came to a hospital in the southern...
  • Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems

    The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts.     After more than five years and a $25 billion...
  • William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives

    William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives
    Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place. Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
  • Mumps outbreak has likely reached peak: experts

    The mumps outbreak that has spread through the National Hockey League over the past month and recently claimed the game's best player has likely reached its peak, experts said on Tuesday. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby sat out his team's...
  • Mumps outbreak hitting Crosby confuses experts

    The questions around the National Hockey League mumps outbreak that finally found its way to the Penguins this past weekend start with the obvious: Didn't we eradicate the mumps? The short answer: Well, we almost did. Once a common disease with...
  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

    Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has recorded six...
  • Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox

    Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox
    Two big-named talents have been sidelined by what are normally thought of as childhood ailments. Filmmaker and actress Angelina Jolie said on Friday she has chicken pox and will not be able to attend events for World War Two drama "Unbroken," her...
  • Booster shots given to Red Wings players to ward off mumps

    Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco's mom is visiting from Slovakia, which made it handy for him to ask her a pressing question: What is mumps? The potentially dangerous viral infection has swept through NHL locker rooms, infecting more than a dozen players....
  • Penguins center Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with mumps. It doesn't matter that he appeared to have ample antibodies, got a booster shot about a year ago and has shown few classic symptoms of the disease. "Every indication was that he was well-...