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Epidemics (INACTIVE)

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  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis

     AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis
    I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS. Lately, however, I've been...
  • For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate

    For new moms and hospitals, baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate
    After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night. But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
  • 'Walking Dead' recap: Worms in the garden

    'Walking Dead' recap: Worms in the garden
    Two weeks into the new season and Rick's dreams of being a post-apocalyptic gentleman farmer come to a bloody end. At least it happened at his own hand and not because of someone else. Just add "had to sacrifice my own pigs" to the laundry list of...
  • Prescription drug abuse an American epidemic

    Women, we have a problem. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, American women are dying from drug overdoses and the misuse of drugs at an alarming rate. As a former judge who presided over a drug court, I have seen firsthand...
  • Workers at a Walmart Construction Site in Connecticut Say They're Owed Back Wages

    Workers at a Walmart Construction Site in Connecticut Say They're Owed Back Wages
    Walmart's record for labor law violations at its Connecticut construction sites wasn't too pretty before, and it seems to be getting uglier all the time. State labor officials say one of Walmart's subcontractors at a Hartford job now owes its workers...
  • European Academy Selects Young Guns

    LONDON -- The European Film Academy has unveiled the nominees for the European Discovery Award, also known as the Prix Fipresci, which is presented as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a debut feature pic. The...
  • Discovering the epidemic of overtreatment

    Discovering the epidemic of overtreatment
    Similar populations living in different regions of the United States get exposed to wildly different amounts of medical care. If that sounds like an old story, it is. It's now four decades old. But it is an important story to reflect on as we consider...
  • WHO announces emergency committee to plan MERS virus response

    A senior World Health Organization official announced that the United Nations agency would convene an emergency committee to plan for a possible escalation in illnesses caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV.  Dr....
  • Taming the specter of dementia

     Taming the specter of dementia
    I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system. About 5.4 million Americans...
  • ‘Dead Rising 3′ poster, plus Max Brooks, Xbox One and more zombies

     
    One of the most anticipated launch titles for the Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3″ brings a new level of sophistication […]...