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  • When antibiotics stop working

     When antibiotics stop working
    In 2010, a survey was taken of doctors in Britain asking them to name the most important medical advance of the past 50 years. There were lots of potential candidates, from vaccines to cholesterol-lowering drugs to MRI scans. But none of them measured...
  • A boomer's advice for millennials

    A boomer's advice for millennials
    OK, so we're leaving you with a few bills to pay. But as we baby boomers hit retirement, keep in mind you millennials also have thrown us some curveballs. So before we fade away, here's some advice on how to live better lives. Oh, you can ignore us if...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • Study: Good access to birth control prevents teen pregnancy, abortion

    Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it. Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says

    Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says
    The Ebola epidemic has already killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, and an alarming new analysis by the World Health Organization suggests it already may be too late to prevent the virus from taking up permanent residence among...
  • Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials

    Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials
    The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials. Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes...
  • CDC: Ebola cases could go as high as 1.4 million by late January

    In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans. "The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
  • Respiratory illness spreads to more than half of U.S. states: CDC

    Respiratory illness spreads to more than half of U.S. states: CDC
    More than half of U.S. states have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that has sickened children with symptoms ranging from mild colds to more severe breathing difficulties, according to health officials. As of Monday, 175 people in 27 states had...
  • CDC study offers sharply differing forecasts for Ebola epidemic

    CDC study offers sharply differing forecasts for Ebola epidemic
    Researchers offered two starkly differing forecasts for the future of West Africa on Tuesday, estimating that the Ebola epidemic could either be snuffed out by the end of January, or swell to more than 1.4 million cases, depending on the world’s...
  • Lake County promoting public safety on World Rabies Day

    Lake County promoting public safety on World Rabies Day
    Rabies may be a terrible disease – but rabies awareness is something that Lake County is working hard to promote. The Florida Department of Health in Lake County plans to recogne World Rabies Day next week, and to promote its main theme this year,...