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  • North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS

    North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed. The authoritarian, impoverished nation better known for pursuing a nuclear program despite global criticism announced Friday it has a drug can prevent and cure MERS,...
  • Dengue fever outbreak infects thousands in war-torn Yemen

    Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. The top health ministry official...
  • Diagnosing ciliac disease not always a one-step process

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My blood test for celiac disease came back negative, but I'm still having symptoms. Is it possible that I still could have it? What should my next steps be? ANSWER: The symptoms and presentation of celiac disease can vary quite a bit...
  • SPCA: Lower Saucon stray cats died of disease, not poison

    SPCA: Lower Saucon stray cats died of disease, not poison
    The dead cats found in Lower Saucon Township, thought possibly to have been poisoned, actually died of a feline disease, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed Thursday. The PSPCA performed full necropsies on two...
  • WHO chief reassures South Korea as its MERS deaths reach 24

    The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk. Margaret...
  • Officials say Rhode Island toddler died of invasive strep

    A toddler who died this week had an invasive streptococcal infection, not a meningococcal bacterial infection as originally suspected, the state Department of Health said Thursday. The 13-month-old, whose name hasn't been released, died Tuesday after...
  • Thailand reports first confirmed case of deadly MERS virus

    Thailand confirmed on Thursday its first known case of the deadly MERS virus, a 75-year-old man who recently arrived from Oman for treatment of a heart condition. Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said two laboratories had confirmed the results....
  • Louisville needle swap aims to stop repeat of nearby HIV, hepatitis C outbreaks

    Louisville needle swap aims to stop repeat of nearby HIV, hepatitis C outbreaks
    A trio of deadly afflictions is ripping through a rural county in southern Indiana. More than 130 patients in Scott County, Ind., tested positive for HIV in less than a year, making the community of about 24,000 people the site of one of the worst...
  • Take precautions against Lyme disease

    Take precautions against Lyme disease
    Like many people, I love to be outdoors. Hiking trails and forest preserves call to me. There have been many occasions after a hike when my husband or I have found a tick somewhere on us. We know about deer ticks. We have heard about Lyme disease. We...
  • Rhode Island toddler dies of suspected bacterial infection

    More than a dozen children at a day care have been given preventative antibiotics as a precaution after a toddler there died of a suspected bacterial infection, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. The 13-month-old child, whose name has not...
  • Break out the magnifying glass: Author traveling to Tick Central

    Break out the magnifying glass: Author traveling to Tick Central
    I like snakes. I'm not scared of them. I swim in lakes and don't worry about stepping on a snake or being bitten by alligators. But one creature does give me pause. More than that — it scares me silly. I'm afraid of ticks, specifically deer ticks,...