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3 hrs ago | Times Herald

Top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone infected with virus

The chief doctor who has been leading the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone has contracted the disease himself, officials from the country's Ministry of Health said.

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6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Australian injecting room upholds fight against AIDS epidemic

Nestled among the bars and strip clubs of Sydney's Kings Cross is a service which not only saves lives, but continues the pragmatic approach which prevented a HIV epidemic among drug-users in Australia.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Drugs, Nursing, Medicine

11 hrs ago | CNN

Denver mom survives darkness of prescription drug abuse epidemic

Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), US News

15 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Engage with Africa to fight AIDS: Geldof

ACTIVIST Bob Geldof has called for increased aid and economic engagement with Africa to help combat the continent's AIDS pandemic.

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19 hrs ago | Reuters

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation 'within reach'

An AIDS-free generation is within reach if early treatment is provided to people infected with HIV and help scaled up for women and children, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Concerns over vCJD 'blood threat'

A "casual" attitude by the Government could be increasing the risk of the human form of "mad cow disease" being spread via blood transfusions or in operating theatres, MPs warned.

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Related Topix: Mad Cow Disease, Health, Natural Disasters

KHOU-TV Houston

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Natural Disasters

Star Tribune

Puerto Rico to pay for chikungunya tests, fearing cases being under reported amid epidemic

Puerto Rico's health department is paying for laboratory tests that determine whether someone has the chikungunya virus amid an epidemic in the U.S. territory.

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EDGE

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day , a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

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

Windsor Beacon

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

The First Post

Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death

Parts of a city in northern China have been sealed off by officials after a man died of pneumonic plague.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, Natural Disasters

Inside Bay Area

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

But Latinos who live in southern Santa Cruz County have higher vaccination rates and a dramatically lower incidence of whooping cough than the more affluent white population in the northern end of the county, according to data reported by schools and the county health department.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News Today

Control of HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers

Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Transgender

News Journal

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

RTE.ie

Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Natural Disasters

KMIZ

'XL Love': How fat is affecting our sex lives

When it comes to what she deems the American "obesity crisis," Sarah Varney says, it's easy enough to focus on the raw numbers: Sixty-nine percent of Americans are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 35.1 percent of those people are obese.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Natural Disasters

Ledger-Enquirer.com

HIV study suggests decriminalization of sex work

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Natural Disasters

WIS-TV Columbia

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Natural Disasters, Carmel, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Opinion

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