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  • Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building

    Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building
    Water restrictions remain in place at the Hanover Square Apartments in Otterbein, where one resident was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in mid-July, according to the city's Health Department. The July 18 case is the only one associated with the 1...
  • OC doctor's bad advice on vaccines threatens public health

    To the editor: The approach that Dana Point pediatrician Bob Sears takes to vaccines shouldn't just frustrate disease experts. People who live in the community in which Sears practices should worry as well. His comment regarding delaying or not...
  • Congo death toll from Ebola climbs to 31

    Congo death toll from Ebola climbs to 31
    The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday. The outbreak in Congo's Equateur province is thought to be...
  • Cher's illness cancels start of her tour — what does it mean for Allentown's new PPL Center?

    Cher's illness cancels start of her tour — what does it mean for Allentown's new PPL Center?
    Cher has an acute viral infection and had to postpone some dates on the second leg of her "Dressed to Kill" tour, which was to have kicked off Thursday in Albany, N.Y. As of now, the music diva's show set for Monday, just four days later, at Allentown's...
  • New therapies for Parkinson's patients

    New therapies for Parkinson's patients
    A week before, Mary Jane Lutton couldn't walk and bend to pick up something without falling over. But on this day at St. Luke's Physical Therapy office in Bethlehem, the 63-year-old walked confidently, bent, picked up a ball and kept moving forward....
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Nigeria confirms 16th case of Ebola

    Nigeria confirms 16th case of Ebola
    Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died...
  • Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

    MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment center in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders who scattered in his path voiced their anger not at him but at Liberia's president....
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • Chickens just have to say no to drugs

    Chickens just have to say no to drugs
    Yes, it can be done. Livestock operations can raise chickens without using antibiotics that are useful for treating infections in humans. Perdue Farms announced this week that it is no longer using any “human antibiotics” in its chickens,...
  • EU pledges 140 million euros in Ebola aid as West Africa toll tops 2,100

    ABIDJAN/GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union on Friday pledged 140 million euros ($180 million) to boost the fight against Ebola in West Africa, where the death toll in the worst outbreak on record has passed 2,100 people. More than six months into...