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  • World Bank head calls for renewed urgency in Haiti's cholera fight

    The head of the World Bank is calling for a renewed sense of urgency and more coordination from the international community to help Haiti eliminate cholera, which has killed thousands of Haitians since its outbreak in October 2010. "Cholera can be...
  • Diners in hepatitis A scare at suburban New York restaurant

    Diners in hepatitis A scare at suburban New York restaurant
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of diners at an Italian restaurant in suburban New York may have been exposed to hepatitis A in the last few weeks after a food handler there was found to have the liver disease, the county health department said. People who...
  • Damien Hansra: Physicians should set an example for obese patients

    : It is well established that obesity is linked to the top three causes of death including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and it is also linked to many other chronic medical conditions. We should be very concerned that in addition to rising obesity rates...
  • Stigma can be a good thing [Commentary]

    Stigma can be a good thing  [Commentary]
    During an interview on the recent Fort Hood shootings committed by Army Spec. Ivan Lopez, who killed three people then himself, CNN's Chris Cuomo suggested that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be referred to as just Post Traumatic Stress — leaving...
  • Pressure growing in the battle against cancer

    Despite advances in cancer research, Pennsylvania faces increasing threats — partly caused by those very advances — in treating the relentless disease, a panel of oncologists said Tuesday. The threats include insufficient numbers of cancer...
  • Let soldiers carry guns on bases

    Let soldiers carry guns on bases
    What stops a mass public shooting is a person with a gun. Frequently it isn't even necessary to fire the gun. But the length of time between when an attack starts and when someone is able to arrive on the scene with a gun is crucial in determining how...
  • Health officials were slow to reveal meningitis deaths, advocates say

    Advocates from health organizations and the gay community criticized Los Angeles County officials Tuesday over their response to a recent cluster of meningitis cases that have led to the deaths of three young men. The county's Department of Public...
  • Intercept's liver disease drug proves highly effective in study

    (Reuters) - A drug being developed by Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc led to significant improvement in signs of a rare liver disease that primarily affects middle-aged women, likely reducing the risk of need for liver transplant and of death, according...
  • Illinois man with infectious TB must stay home alone: judge

    Illinois man with infectious TB must stay home alone: judge
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Friday ordered a disobedient patient with infectious tuberculosis to wear an ankle bracelet and stay home alone or be taken into custody. Christian Mbemba Ibanda, of Champaign, Illinois, failed to appear at a...
  • Researchers aim to build database of brain health

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Quick: Find the fruit! Feed the fish! List a sequence of steps, in reverse! Your online test results aren't pass-fail. You aren't graded. But your scores give valuable snapshots of your mental flexibility and memory, contributing to what...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...