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  • ED may be early warning sign of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 58 and asked my doctor for a prescription for erectile dysfunction. He recommended I also have tests done to evaluate my heart. How are ED and heart disease related? ANSWER: In some cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be an...
  • Ebola discoverer sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

    Ebola discoverer sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic
    West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the scientists who...
  • 70 percent of Americans with HIV don't have virus under control, study finds

    WASHINGTON Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the ongoing public health threat posed by another deadly virus: HIV. Seventy percent of Americans who have HIV do not have the disease...
  • Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'

    Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'
    Amber Vinson gave a round of interviews Thursday morning, days after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, describing the physical toll that Ebola has had on her, and the emotional toll of critics who questioned her decision to fly...
  • Italy's first Ebola patient is stable, being treated in Rome

    Italy's first Ebola patient is stable, being treated in Rome
    Italy's first Ebola patient is in stable condition in Rome after arriving Tuesday from Sierra Leone where he contracted the disease while treating the sick there, his doctor said. The man, a 50-year-old Sicilian doctor whose name was not given, was...
  • Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink

    Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink
    In the 15 months since Brian Lybeck's Type 1 Diabetes' diagnosis, the seventh grader and his family have worked with four different diabetes educators at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Like their counterparts at other diabetes practices, the...
  • Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

    Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel...
  • Probing Ebola's deadly inflammatory effect

    Probing Ebola's deadly inflammatory effect
    New research suggests that the massive and destructive inflammation that characterizes Ebola virus disease may be caused by the release of foreign proteins from infected cells. Although Ebola is infamous for causing bleeding in some of its victims,...
  • Palm Beach County prepares for Ebola risk

    Palm Beach County prepares for Ebola risk
    Starting from the first 911 call to the ambulance ride to the hospital room, Palm Beach County emergency responders are getting ready for the potential arrival of the deadly Ebola virus. About 100 local emergency management officials gathered in West...
  • Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made

    Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made
    Did you get your flu shot? If so, you probably figured it would protect you against exposure to the three strains of influenza virus were deemed most likely to circulate this winter. But a new study in the journal Science reveals that the shot primed your...
  • Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands

    Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands
    Europe: Travelers in parts of the Netherlands and United Kingdom might want to minimize dining on poultry over the coming weeks as cases of H5N8 bird flu have been detected in East Yorkshire and the Dutch city of Hekendorp. There was also an earlier...