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Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people.
Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.
The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in mBio -, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
The Sofia Zoo has closed for visitors at the peak of the holiday season to investigate the mysterious deaths of five rare animals over the last few days.
Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on Tuesday said a "perfect storm" in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.
The Ebola virus has killed relatively few people, globally, but it has drawn much media attention.
More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization's battle strategy.
States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
States with medical marijuana laws on the books saw 24.8 percent fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses compared to states that didn't have such laws, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In May, Daniel Tietz was appointed as Chief Special Services Officer at the Human Resources Administration in New York City.
Seven years ago, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs rejected allegations by media outlets and watchdog organizations that America faced a suicide epidemic among former military personnel.
Amid reports of protesters breaking into a holding center in Liberia and carrying away Ebola patients, the current outbreak in West Africa threatens to transform from a local and contained problem to a pandemic with potential worldwide ramifications.
That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.
The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market.
Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, although local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people.
Many times, that choice was far from obvious: Josephine Finda Sellu lost 15 of her nurses to Ebola in rapid succession and thought about quitting herself.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:57 am
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