AFP (May 5, 2014) The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries ... watch video
AFP (July 31, 2014) Uganda's health minister said on Thursday that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, but that it remained on alert for cases of the deadly virus. Uganda has suffered Ebola outbreaks ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 21, 2015) The number of confirmed cases linked to the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to rise, with Disney officials saying five of their employees have been infected. Linda So reports.
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AFP (June 22, 2015) Sudan is facing a huge nationwide outbreak of measles, with at least 2,500 confirmed cases so far this year, mostly children, and 38 deaths due to the disease, the United Nations said Monday.
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Newsy (Oct. 2, 2014) Health officials are trying to determine whether enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68, is causing the polio-like symptoms some patients experience.
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July 1, 2015 Scientists have discovered a new protein which triggers the growth of blood vessels in breast cancer tumors which have spread to the brain, a common location which breast cancer can spread ... read more
July 1, 2015 Researchers have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma. The clinical trial showed minimal side effects with long-term survival of three ... read more
July 1, 2015 A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and ... read more
July 1, 2015 Among obese participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus, bariatric surgery with two years of a low-level lifestyle intervention resulted in more disease remission than did lifestyle intervention ... read more
July 1, 2015 A new analysis of dietary patterns among more than 100,000 Americans suggests that frequent consumption of citrus -- namely whole grapefruit and orange juice -- may be associated with an increased ... read more
July 2, 2015 Unveiling how the 20,000 or so proteins in the human body work -- and malfunction -- is the key to understanding much of health and disease. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more
July 2, 2015 The conventional flu vaccine protects only against a few specific strains of flu. However, experiments show that by including modified antibodies within the vaccine it may be ... read more
Apr. 2, 2015 April 12 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A ... read more
Nov. 13, 2014 Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more
Aug. 5, 2014 A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in northern ... read more
Feb. 23, 2014 Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released. Polio is a contagious disease that sometimes ... read more