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3 hrs ago | International Business Times

Health Experts Plead Action to Prevent Skin Cancer Epidemic in New Zealand

Health officials in New Zealand have pleaded for action from the Ministry of Health to ensure that there is no epidemic of skin cancer.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | KFBB

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Natural Disasters

8 hrs ago |

Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

The latest survey shows more than 526,000 acres of pine trees in the state were infested with the beetle in 2013, officials told the Board of Land Commissioners.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science, Steve Bullock, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Where the epidemic is spreading and what can be done to stop it.

Two US aid workers in Liberia recently became the latest victims of an Ebola epidemic that health experts are calling "out of control" and the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

12 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Margot Adler, seen here in 2006, was a longtime reporter for NPR. She died Monday following a battle with cancer.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Greensboro, NC

13 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Lawsuits over Valley fever pile up against Californiaa s prison system

Valley fever rates at the most affected prisons, Avenal and Pleasant Valley, are more than 20 times higher than in surrounding counties.


Related Topix: Avenal, CA, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

15 hrs ago |

Ebola spreads in Africa while fears keep out help

Eight youths, some armed with slingshots and machetes, stood warily alongside a rutted dirt road at an opening in the high reeds, the path to the village of Kolo Bengou.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Guinea,

15 hrs ago | AlertNet

Hepatitis: Asia's silent epidemic

A relative of a person suffering from Hepatitis-B helps him drink water at a hospital in Modasa, in India's western Gujarat state February 17, 2009.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Natural Disasters, Malaria, Liver Cancer

17 hrs ago | Medical News Today

One third of cancer patients are killed by a 'fat-burning' process...

Most cancer researchers are working on the biology of the tumour . However, Michele Petruzzelli, a member of Erwin Wagner's group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre , has been looking for ways to attack the disease indirectly.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

21 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Physician advocates awareness, collaboration to combat peaking hep C virus

Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., director of The Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection program, states in the July, 2014 Rhode Island Medical Journal special edition, "RI Defeats Hep C" that eliminating hepatitis C virus infection is feasible, can provide economic benefits, enhance capacity to address other health challenges, and improve health ... (more)


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Liver Cancer, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CDC calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic: Learn to sleep like a baby

The CDC has it right in declaring lack of sleep a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep has been linked to a number of public issues such as industrial disasters, medical and occupational errors, and motor vehicle accidents.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Nutrition

Doctor: There is, "No Question," Obama administration is...

Reporting indicates that some in the medical community are growing increasingly concerned over the health threat posed by the wave of humanity coming into the country illegally on the southern border.


Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Natural Disasters, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Alabama Live

Skinny Chef: 5 superfoods to help diabetics manage blood glucose levels

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels, which result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Dieting, Nutrition

The Town Talk

Ebola virus kills top doctor, infects U.S. doctor

A 10-year-old boy is given a medical blouse after being taken out of quarantine following his mother's death caused by the ebola virus, in the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse Ebola treatment center, at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on Thursday.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor


.com | US doctor infected with Ebola in Liberia outbreak

A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department are examining the records of 854 people, ages 4 to 19, with confirmed or probable cases of pertussis from late 2011 into early 2013.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Genetics

Cake the Gay Away: Oregon Bakery Now Makes Ex-Gay Cakes for Ministry

An Oregon bakery that refuses to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples is now proudly touting cakes made for an ex-gay organization.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Social Software, Natural Disasters

News Observer

Swine virus boosts pork prices, spurs precautions

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, JULY 28 - In this photo taken on July 10, 2014, Hamilton County hog farmer Jay Rulon, Arcadia, Ind.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Hamilton County, IN, Arcadia, IN, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Ebola: The enemy at your door

West Africa is gripped by the worst outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in history. The deadly virus, which has over 90 percent fatality, could cross borders to more African nations and even Europe.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Guinea, Natural Disasters

High Times

The Clinic: Arizona Adds PTSD to MedCan Conditions

Just a week after University of Arizona researcher Sue Sisley was fired from her job , effectively shutting down crucial, federally approved research into the potential of cannabis as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , the state of Arizona officially added the condition to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.


Related Topix: University of Arizona, Marijuana, Natural Disasters