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U.N. Secretary-General: Organization has 'moral...

The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.


Related Topix: Haiti, Central America, World News, Natural Disasters

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Star Online

How to fight a pandemic in a metropolis

From bubonic plague in the Middle Ages to bird flu or Sars in the 21st century, infectious diseases have spread horrifyingly fast in cities, where people live in close proximity and are sometimes crowded together.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Escort ad lands couple charged with child abuse

Each day thousands of children face the deadly epidemic of child abuse . For most survivors, child abuse is a lifetime of unspoken, emotional scars.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Natural Disasters


As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility

G overnments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious locals are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia,

'Exploding Epidemics' of HIV/AIDS Prompt This Blunt Recommendation

As the old killer makes a comeback, the World Health Organization is urging precautionary measures for one group in particular: men who have sex with men.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News

The Las Vegas Sun

Police suicides called 'a real epidemic'

The National Study of Police Suicides was conducted in 2008, 2009 and 2012 by Badge of Life.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Violent Crime

Alleviating pain in all its forms

Here's a startling fact: Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, with 14.4 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Fecal transplants: Odd, but effective against infection

After a fecal transplant, Herb Pixley has been free from Clostridium difficile, a life-threatening inflammation of the colon, for more than a year.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Food and Drug Administration

Sydney Morning Herald

Ferrets next step in Ebola fight

Scientists at CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong are playing their part in a global effort to tame the highly infectious Ebola virus wreaking havoc in west Africa.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Natural Disasters


.com | Egypt arrests man for raping Russian tourist

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


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A fresh, angry voice' examines Labrador's suicide epidemic

Skin for Skin: Death and Life for Inuit and Innu By Gerald M. Sider Duke University Press $24.95; 312 pages If I never have to go to another funeral for a child who has committed suicide, it will be too soon.


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Colorado man plague: Colorado man battles rare pneumonic plague after dog dies

A man in Colorado has been diagnosed with rare Pneumonic Plague , a disease not seen in the state of Colorado for over a decade.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Natural Disasters

The Daily Breeze

Gay blood drive aims to lift FDA ban

Ryan Bailey helped organize the San Bernardino event for the National Gay Blood Drive at LifeStream offices in San Bernardino.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, San Bernardino, CA, Redlands, CA, Natural Disasters

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

California's whooping cough epidemic: Still no end in sight

California health officials on Friday reported 835 more whooping cough cases in the last two weeks, for a total of 5,393 since Jan. 1 -- and there's little sign of the epidemic abating.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, California, Family, Teenagers, Santa Clara County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Mother charged with abuse in death of infant

Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. It's hard to rationalize, but statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and today, 5 children will die from abuse or neglect .


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Natural Disasters, Dona Ana County, NM


Miracle House Closes After 24 Years

After 24 years, the health care charity Miracle House has announced they will shutter operations after one final fundraising drive for closing costs.


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Navarre Press

Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014

On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, World News, Japan, Asia, Natural Disasters, Gold's Gym, Health Club

Fox News

Measles outbreaks hit 18-year high in Washington state

Washington state health officials reported on Thursday the highest number of measles cases since 1996 and urged residents to seek vaccinations against the preventable disease during the state's third outbreak of the virus this year.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Washington, Washington Government, Natural Disasters


Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain

The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease.


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Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone - WHO

Ebola continues to rage in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.


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