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  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
  • Use of experimental Ebola drug raises red flags among medical experts

    Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
  • American Ebola patients become serum test subjects

    American Ebola patients become serum test subjects
    There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they...
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life...
  • EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish

    EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish
    The Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation has given almost $450,000 to establish a program at EVMS for a certificate program in medical Spanish. The Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certification & Longitudinal Service...
  • The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure

    Of all the horrific features of Ebola disease--its deadliness, its virulence--perhaps the scariest is that there's no cure. This is not the same thing as saying it's incurable or untreatable. In fact, scientists are fairly confident they can develop...
  • Scientists feel urgency in their search for an Ebola virus cure

    SEATTLE Scientists working on an Ebola cure say the growing outbreak in West Africa lends urgency to their mission. "To see how fast it's spreading is incredible," said University of Washington immunologist Michael Gale Jr. "It shows how dire the need is...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

    If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life
    People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study. Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,...
  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid...