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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Volunteers roll up their sleeves in battle against malaria

    SEATTLE On Wednesday, Dr. Rafael Hernandez will roll up his sleeve and offer his forearm to 200 ravenous, malaria-infected mosquitoes. If he's lucky and the Seattle scientists who cooked up the experiment are right Hernandez won't get sick. Nor should...
  • Officials: 9 measles cases linked to December visits to Disney theme parks in California

    Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, state officials said Wednesday. Three more California residents are suspected of having measles. All...
  • Akron bridal store at center of Ebola scare closing

    AKRON, Ohio Ebola is claiming its first casualty in Akron. The Akron bridal shop at the center of last year's local Ebola scare is closing after frightened customers never returned. Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal began notifying customers this...
  • Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California

    Latest measles outbreak highlights a growing problem in California
    The issue of measles in California suddenly generated national headlines Wednesday thanks to a Disney connection. A person infected with measles is suspected of visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in December after authorities...
  • Tiny device, lots of teamwork save leukemia patient's sight

    KANSAS CITY This is what happens when a persistent eye doctor turns into a detective, a benevolent inventor-entrepreneur works overtime and a federal agency acts a lot faster than federal agencies usually get credit for. Through persistence, teamwork and...
  • Alzheimer's can often be identified in its earliest stages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How soon can Alzheimer's disease be diagnosed? What are the early symptoms to watch for? ANSWER: There's no one test that can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. But based on an assessment of symptoms, along with a variety of tests...
  • Medical pot may be back on ballot in 2016

    Medical pot may be back on ballot in 2016
    Proponents of a medical-marijuana ballot initiative that fell short of passing in November are making a second attempt to legalize weed in Florida. Late Friday, the Department of State approved the language of a proposed 2016 constitutional amendment...
  • Flyers on mumps outbreak: 'Got it covered as much as we can'

    The spread of mumps around the NHL has concerned Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall so much that some of his players have recently had vaccines. "We've addressed some things," Hextall said after the Flyers' win over New Jersey on Thursday at the Wells...
  • 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...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with the mumps, the team announced Sunday. The Penguins said that Crosby will be monitored daily but expect him to be through the infectious period by Monday. Crosby has been ruled out of...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...