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  • Coral Springs resident spreads awareness of ovarian cancer

    Debbie Weiss had two options before her when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012; give in emotionally and physically or fight back. She chose the latter. These days, her life is as much about fighting the disease as it is about spreading...
  • When antibiotics stop working

     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...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Enterovirus continues to spread

    Enterovirus infections are in the news once again, and are causing a lot of parental anxiety. While enterovirus D-68 has caused some serious illness in children, especially in the Midwest and now spreading to the Northeastern states, remember that many...
  • Ebola could strike 20,000 in six weeks, 'rumble on for years': study

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding pattern, researchers said on Tuesday. In an...
  • Ebola death toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

    Ebola death toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO
    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria,...
  • Carol Nolan: Why I've joined the fight against Alzheimer's disease

    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...
  • El Salvador says nearly 30,000 infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador has detected nearly 30,000 cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, and has undertaken measures to prevent the disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding, the head of the country's emergency services...
  • Spain to fly priest infected with Ebola out of Sierra Leone

    Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said. Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia...
  • Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says

    Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says
    The Ebola epidemic has already killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, and an alarming new analysis by the World Health Organization suggests it already may be too late to prevent the virus from taking up permanent residence among...
  • 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...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
    U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management...