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  • My Pet World: With the right products, you can beat fleas and ticks

    Parasites are a popular topic this time of year. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, answers reader questions. Dryden speaks...
  • APNewsBreak: Vermont study shows pertussis vaccine effective

    Preliminary data from a Vermont study show that despite changes in strains of whooping cough, a common vaccine is still effective in preventing the highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday. The Vermont Health Department...
  • Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots

    A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors. At a meeting in Atlanta, the panel approved a half-measure that...
  • CDC: More than 1 in 8 Americans infected with HIV don't know it

    CDC: More than 1 in 8 Americans infected with HIV don't know it
    More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means 13% of those who are infected with the virus that...
  • Meninigitis survivor urges wider use of lifesaving vaccine

    SEATTLE Carl Buher was a 14-year-old in Mount Vernon, Wash., in 2003, when the high school freshman was hit with a sudden illness: high fever, pounding headache, disorientation and purple splotches over his face and arms. Within a day, he'd been...
  • Transcript: Governor Larry Hogan's full remarks on his cancer

    Transcript: Governor Larry Hogan's full remarks on his cancer
    The following are comments from Gov. Larry Hogan's press conference Monday, in which he announced he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I called this press conference today to talk about a new challenge that I will be faced with. It's a...
  • Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield

    Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip, health officials said Monday. Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44, died in...
  • As people with HIV live longer, aging presents challenges

    As people with HIV live longer, aging presents challenges
    It's been 30 years since Greg Sanchez was diagnosed with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, and he keeps his more than two dozen bottles of pills and other medications on his wooden nightstand so he can get to them easily. But he...
  • West Nile monitoring begins in Lake County

    West Nile monitoring begins in Lake County
    Mike Adam, senior biologist for Lake County Health Department, knows better than most how common West Nile virus can be. "Some of us have probably been bitten by a mosquito with West Nile disease, but your immune system took care of it," he said,...
  • Hogan's cancer is advanced, but there's 'reason to be optimistic'

    Hogan's cancer is advanced, but there's 'reason to be optimistic'
    Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, and that it is advanced. But cancer doctors say that doesn't mean it's incurable. Hogan, 59, said his cancer was diagnosed in a late stage after he...
  • Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

    Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics....