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  • South Korea confirms 3 cases of Mideast respiratory virus

    South Korea said Thursday it has confirmed three cases of a respiratory virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East. A 76-year-old man was diagnosed Thursday with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, according to the Korea Centers for...
  • Blue Bell recall lawsuit alleges ice cream caused man's severe illness

    DALLAS A 32�year-old former Houston man who "damn near died" after eating Blue Bell ice cream has filed what attorneys say is probably the first suit to stem from a massive product recall. Blue Bell Creameries officials could not be reached for...
  • House OKs bill to expand STD treatment to patients' partners

    The Ohio House has passed a bill to allow health professionals to treat the partners of patients with chlamydia, trichomoniasis or gonorrhea without first examining them. Currently, providers must personally examine and diagnose people with a sexually...
  • Most distinctive cause of death in Florida: HIV

    Most distinctive cause of death in Florida: HIV
    In the era of "most popular" and "least favorite" types of maps and lists, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified the most distinctive cause of death for each state. For Florida, that's HIV, with 15,000 deaths...
  • States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

    At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" — a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back — a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose. "In that scenario, they can go either...
  • New shingles vaccine puts over-60 crowd in a quandary

    Public-health experts were pleased last month when a study showed that GlaxoSmithKline's experimental shingles vaccine is much more effective than the established Merck vaccine. In the long run, the prospect of a better shingles shot could improve...
  • OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test

    OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test
    The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up. OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....
  • To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion

    To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion
    The drinks flowed, the pool glistened and the guests mingled at the waterfront Hollywood estate. This wasn't just another Sunday afternoon cocktail party. This was "PrEP U," an informal educational forum aimed at raising awareness of a preventive...
  • A food poisoning report with good news: Fewer E. coli cases

    Fewer Americans are getting sick from a nasty germ sometimes found in undercooked hamburgers, the government reported Thursday. The latest report card on food poisoning shows illnesses from a dangerous form of E. coli bacteria have fallen 20 percent in...
  • CDC study of Indiana HIV cases shows most are same strain

    A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly...