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  • Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study

    Spontaneous cancer remission rare, but worth study
    In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished. The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
  • 13 Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus In Connecticut

    13 Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus In Connecticut
    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Monday that has received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 12 new, laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 in Connecticut, bringing the total...
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

    CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids
    U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday. Of the 10, four children tested positive...
  • Colorado, CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday. Of the 10, four children...
  • Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa

    Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa
    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is impossible to guess whether world leaders have done enough to bring the Ebola epidemic under control, given the risks that it will spread to countries beyond West Africa, the technology billionaire and...
  • Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda

    Ebola patient comes to NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda
    An American doctor who contracted Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said. The patient will be treated at the NIH Clinical...
  • Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome

    Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome
    Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
  • Texas hospital evaluating patient who may have Ebola

    A Texas hospital is evaluating a patient whose symptoms and recent travel history raised fears of Ebola.  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has the unidentified patient in strict isolation, the hospital said a statement late Monday, and it is...
  • 'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis

    'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis
    Deaths from infectious diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors. Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths...
  • WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines in January

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of...