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Health officials in New Zealand have pleaded for action from the Ministry of Health to ensure that there is no epidemic of skin cancer.
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.
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.
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 .
Margot Adler, seen here in 2006, was a longtime reporter for NPR. She died Monday following a battle with cancer.
Valley fever rates at the most affected prisons, Avenal and Pleasant Valley, are more than 20 times higher than in surrounding counties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.
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.
An Oregon bakery that refuses to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples is now proudly touting cakes made for an ex-gay organization.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 01:41 am
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