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  • Reader feedback August 9: Civic engagement, Ebola outbreak

    Curtailing public's input The Daily Press shared an editorial on civic engagement at city halls, including the following passage: It was with disappointment we greeted the decision by the Newport News City Council to reduce the time provided to each...
  • DP Buzz: Ebola

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Soda Tax Is The Wrong Medicine

    Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. The medical costs for...
  • Tuberculosis battle is global

    Tuberculosis battle is global
    In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus

    Hawk is second dead bird in San Diego County with West Nile virus
    A dead hawk has become the second bird in San Diego County to test positive for West Nile virus this year, public health officials said Thursday. The announcement comes just two weeks after a 43-year-old Santee man was diagnosed as the first person in...
  • Tackling diabetes one person at a time

    Tackling diabetes one person at a time
    HAMPTON — There are a dozen stories in the room. Participants — black and white, young and old, men and women — each have their own narrative as to how they came to be in a workshop to learn how to control diabetes. They're insulin-...
  • 'Angel Airplane' has top-level containment for Ebola

    ATLANTA Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. One of the leading air ambulance companies in the world, Phoenix Air had developed...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...
  • Ebola has secured a place in the American imagination

    Blame it on Richard Preston. "The Hot Zone," his 1994 nonfiction science thriller about the spread and devastation of the Ebola virus, pretty much set the standard for terrifying contagion scenarios. In an opening chapter that even Stephen King called...
  • Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?
    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? And who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal virus in West Africa were given...